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Re: different twist copied, 2018 NIA Convention
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Denis, As a VCCA senior judge, and past Chief Judge, I will you that unless a car is built and restored to OE specs, it's not going to do well at the VCCA or AACA level. I only say this because you made the statement that you build your cars for YOU. If that means to your liking, not to OE specs, it's going to hammered at any event that judges on an OE resto platform because they judge to "as delivered" specs. I do not know you or your cars, so this is not a slight on either, just pointing out the reality of judging. Also, even if yoru car is all that and a bag of chips, you can have it judged at three different VCCA events and come away with three different sets of points and deductions. Not very judge and judging team is as educated as the next. I recall judging a CA vehicle at a national event that had plugs in the exhaust manifolds and was missing all the smog stuff. We took 25 points off because EVERYTHING was missing. Before finalizing the judging forms, I took a look at them because there was a pretty substantial difference in it's previous award status. When we got to the banquet that night and the guy didn't win his normal award, he lost his damn mind. Of course as the chief judge, he sought me out the next day and called me on the rug about the awful job our judges did. As a courtesy, I explained to him about the mandatory deduction for the missing items, he was incensed because "they never deducted those points before", to which I said, my crew got it right, others missed it. Moral of the story is, as well as people are educated, not everyone will get everything right, every time.