O'reily auto parts sponsers a car show here in my town every year and last year i took my 69' Mach 1 428 CJ car there and they said i would have to go into the classic antique class. there was no mustang or muscle car class at that time. So i put the stang in the classic class and didn't win spit. i was competing against cars that had chrome everything and mods out the ying-yang. So this year i see that the car show is comming back and i go to the director of the show and ask him if its the same as last year, he replies and say no its not. i ask him if he is going to have a class for my car this year and he says yes we now have a "muscle car" class. i said great, so i prep the stang and get her ready for the show (keep in mind my car is all original numbers matching car) i also ask him what peramiters are you using for judging, he says we judge on cleanlyness, and originality and overall condition of the car. well to make a long story short, when the judge came to rate my car he says to me, your in the wrong class""""" i say what the hell you mean, he says a original numbers matching car like this should be in "classic" class not muscle car..
after the instant rage passed i asked what the hell he was talking about he replied, your car can't compete with these other cars that have all the chrome motors with the blowers and narrowed rear ends in other words they considered any modified car that had a bigger engine and pretty much prostreet modifications a muscle car. i told him he was crazy and that a muscle car was only manufactured from around 63-64 thru 71 and that they were supposed to judge on originality. he said that any modifed car any year was considered a muscle car. (example: 76 2 door malibu w/ blown BBC candy paint ect,ect
After i cussed him out i promtly got in my car and drove home not waiting for the judging to finish.
would like your opinions on what constitutes a real "muscle car" and was i wrong or are they wrong. when the judge told me my car was not a muscle car that it was a classic i wanted to bitch slap him. After all, if a 1969 factory 428 cobra-jet numbers matching w/ shaker is not a muscle car what the hell is...................?
anyway i'll never go to this car show again.
BTW i showed my car at an MCA event and won 2nd place just 3 months ago, so my car is show quality.