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Old 08-08-2011, 05:55 PM   #1
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I'm at this bar the other night and overhear some guy reveiwing my car. He tells another guy that it is obviously a kit car because the hood bulged on the sides and "the originals didn't do that." Never know when you are going to run into a NCRS judge I guess. Should have told him it was sheet metal!
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the guy was telling a little truth. in the 80's The Nice Car Company built a one that used a 80's G-body chassis. they show up on E-bay from time to time. and can be spotted very easy.
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Sounds like the guy was talking out of his rear based on a factoid with no applicability to your car.
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I'm at this bar the other night and overhear some guy reveiwing my car. He tells another guy that it is obviously a kit car because the hood bulged on the sides and "the originals didn't do that." Never know when you are going to run into a NCRS judge I guess. Should have told him it was sheet metal!
I think that guy had one too many!
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:41 PM   #5
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You should have told him he was wrong and used it as a teaching moment... lol
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This is the only thing I dislike about owning a Corvette, and EVERYONE thinks they are a judge.
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[QUOTE=INMYBLOOD;1578364074]This is the only thing I dislike about owning a Corvette, and EVERYONE thinks they are a judge.[/QUOTE]

Try owning a Shelby. The opinions, which normally take the form of revisionist history, are as dumb as dirt---and of course, everyone that offers them up seems to know Carroll personally.
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I think folks actually know the original Shelby Mustangs in, general, better than C1 Corvettes for some reason. Unless you are talking "R" models or the VERY earliest cars (pre car number 252) that had very unique mods (like lowered upper A-arms).

I had a Shelby clone for a while and didn't get near the zany comments that I do about my '61... I laugh it off except at the one judged car show where I had an argument with a judge about whether or not '61s had dual quads from the factory. I'm not a "trophy hound" but it really did p!ss me off on the principle of it.
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I saw one of these for sale awhile back. Ideally I'd like an original and preferably a '63. Although with a kit I'd have less qualms about driving it hard and since it's not original I could paint it any color I'd want. So besides some differences in the hood, what other differences are there. Are these cars any good?
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This is the only thing I dislike about owning a Corvette, and EVERYONE thinks they are a judge.
Yeah I love the experts... Always pointing out whats "WRONG"..
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Yeah I love the experts... Always pointing out whats "WRONG"..


The bars are full of them.
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I saw one of these for sale awhile back. Ideally I'd like an original and preferably a '63. Although with a kit I'd have less qualms about driving it hard and since it's not original I could paint it any color I'd want. So besides some differences in the hood, what other differences are there. Are these cars any good?
I would much rather drive my safe and sound 48 yr old C2 fast. Than ANY kit car!

Kit cars aren't known for their superior engineering.

Kit cars are for that guy down the street. Who wears knee high black sox with his Bernuda shorts.

You know, the guy who drools over Bricklins and Excalibers.




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I drive my C2 in northern Italy - one of the best was I stopped at a roadside bar while driving through the mountains and a few people gathered around to see the car - one guy asked what kind of car it was and before I could answer the local "expert" said - "I know what this is.... the Mustang". I didn't want to burst his bubble so I let it be.
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... I laugh it off except at the one judged car show where I had an argument with a judge about whether or not '61s had dual quads from the factory. I'm not a "trophy hound" but it really did p!ss me off on the principle of it.
We had a similar situation a while back with our '58 FI car. The "Judge" refused to evaluate it because it was entered in a stock class and "Chevy didn't have Fuel Injection in 1957, this car is obviously highly modified"... He didn't even have the YOM correct!

I just shook my head, walked away and never went back.
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I would much rather drive my safe and sound 48 yr old C2 fast. Than ANY kit car!

Kit cars aren't known for their superior engineering.

Kit cars are for that guy down the street. Who wears knee high black sox with his Bernuda shorts.

You know, the guy who drools over Bricklins and Excalibers.



I don't own one, but I suspect you have not taken a look at the chassis of the Factory Five cars, nor have you seen the accounts of the past "run & gun" events. Then there are the D&D and Mid-America GS kits Some of which have had problems, but compete on a regular basis in the hands of individuals capable of a bit of engineering. General statements should be avoided. However, I agree that some of the kits out there are not very well designed.

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I drive my C2 in northern Italy - one of the best was I stopped at a roadside bar while driving through the mountains and a few people gathered around to see the car - one guy asked what kind of car it was and before I could answer the local "expert" said - "I know what this is.... the Mustang". I didn't want to burst his bubble so I let it be.
Well in all fairness, maybe he couldn't read Corvette and the number of tailights confused him.
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I saw one of these for sale awhile back. Ideally I'd like an original and preferably a '63. Although with a kit I'd have less qualms about driving it hard and since it's not original I could paint it any color I'd want. So besides some differences in the hood, what other differences are there. Are these cars any good?
I've seen two of the "Nice Car Company" Corvette kit cars, and they showed very little evidence of any competent engineering; just a fiberglass shell on a GM "A"-body frame.
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[B][...snip...---and of course, everyone that offers them up seems to know Carroll personally.
I did know him personally.....well, at least for 5 minutes while I wrote the ticket....
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I drive my C2 in northern Italy -
I really can not think of anything more then driving a old vette through Europe...u'r the 2nd I've seen, the other guy is in Sweden

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