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September 22, 2008

GNRS Entry

I just received the Ute’s official invitation to the Grand National Roadster Show. Included are some of the things to do that separate the winners from the losers.

  • Are the tires indexed correctly on the wheel and aligned so that the valve stems are placed at bottom as the vehicles rests on the ground?

  • Are the tire nibs removed and the tread dressed so you see no factory blemishes?

  • Is the wiring loomed with wire ties spaced one inch apart?

  • Are all the fasteners lined up (clocked) and are they of the same type?

  • Can the judging team touch any part of the vehicle with white gloves and not find any dirt or grease or sooty exhaust?

…and on and on.

I don’t think going this far is my cup of tea, but it will be a blast being there with the Studebaker even though there might be some soot in the exhaust pipes 😬.