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    First Show and Shine

    Today was the start of my 2019 Show and Shine and Shine Season with the Opel GT. Other years I entered a BMW E30 M3. This event was about 400 mostly muscle cars and street rods but a good selection of "other" cars. I lost out to a '75 Alfa Romeo which was heavily modified with body flares and a Ford V8. It was a nice looking Alfa. I did get a lot of satisfaction with all the positive comments. Opel GT are non-existent in my neck of the woods but there were a number of fans that remembered the Opel GT. Some as owner's, great transmission as I could hit 90mph in 3rd, to the best, "my boy friend had one back in '72 and we had a lot of fun in that Opel and no I did not marry him".

    I have 7 more shows which I'm entered in and if the positive response is like this show it was very satisfying.
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    I have also entered many car shows, and have never won anything. The saving grace is a little old lady that says she has on parked under a tree. She said she was having trouble finding parts, and when the GT was on the road again, she was going to give it to her granddaughter. I told her about OGTS, so now she knows where to get parts. It's people like her that make me go back again and again. Who knows, I might even get lucky and win something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwbavalon View Post
    Today was the start of my 2019 Show and Shine and Shine Season with the Opel GT. Other years I entered a BMW E30 M3. This event was about 400 mostly muscle cars and street rods but a good selection of "other" cars. I lost out to a '75 Alfa Romeo which was heavily modified with body flares and a Ford V8. It was a nice looking Alfa. I did get a lot of satisfaction with all the positive comments. Opel GT are non-existent in my neck of the woods but there were a number of fans that remembered the Opel GT. Some as owner's, great transmission as I could hit 90mph in 3rd, to the best, "my boy friend had one back in '72 and we had a lot of fun in that Opel and no I did not marry him".

    I have 7 more shows which I'm entered in and if the positive response is like this show it was very satisfying.
    Nice color on your car. Jarrell
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    Car shows are a great reason to use your car and justify the time and expense to fix it up and/or improve it. Looking at really nicely laid out and flowed wiring and hosing induces you to fix up those sorts of things on your own car. Ditto with bling. If you keep at it and get your car up to car show spec's, pretty soon the trophies start rolling in. You'll know yer schitt don't stink when you go to a show and don't actually enter and compete, you just park there and hang out, 'cuz your car is so badass that it's not fair to the other guys if you win all the time. I like to pick shows that are far away or which are in a town I've never been to before.

    Have fun!

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