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j3studio Re: Prepping For An NCRS Regional Judging
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September 19th: the last night before I leave.

Tiny little stuff—i clean the power antenna while I'm verifying that the complex interaction of iPhone 7, exterior battery, and cassette adaptor is woorking to run Tom Tom navigation through the Bose.

I remove the trickle charger connections and get the car mostly packed. I hope to leave for Altoona at 6:00 AM tomorrow morning, arriving around 10:00 AM.

2 days to go until judging.

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BEST OF LUCK TO YOU, JOHN.
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Safe travels and good luck!!
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j3studio Re: Prepping For An NCRS Regional Judging
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Finished judging about an hour ago - either a high Second Flight or a low Top Flight. More details over the next few days.

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Scoring mojo sent.
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Scoring mojo sent.


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j3studio Re: Prepping For An NCRS Regional Judging
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Cutting to the chase: Top Flight! Likely by the skin of my teeth …

… I returned home a little over an hour ago. The last hour or so of driving was in persistent rain—not fun on those now elderly Goodyear HP Ultras especially since rain causes folks around here to lose their minds.

I took deductions on areas I expected—it was the amount of the deductions that had changed since I was last judged at a regional back in 2010. In particular, I took a 96 point deduction (that's 2.1% right there) on my non-original clear targa top. I had taken deductions for that top before, but never a full deduct. That will have to be fixed if I want to take this car further in the judging process.

There was some good news. A lot of the small fixes I have detailed in this thread worked out. Judges liked my various bags, and some of the undercarriage cleaning paid off. I also sailed through operations with only a five-point deduction for the non-popping cigarette lighter. Finally, some of the judges found small things that are cheaply and easily fixed.

I will send a more precise update once I get the judging sheets back—likely in about two weeks. I should have pictures up much sooner.

One more note: Lauren drove beautifully this weekend, both to and from Altoona. This performance was a great and timely reminder of why I love this car.

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Atta boy John......you have brought honor to the Guru....... very nice!
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First, let's just assume I'm right...that will save us all a lot of time......
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Atta boy John......you have brought honor to the Guru....... very nice!

Thank you, Marcus.

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Congrats John!
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Congrats John!

Thank you, Tom.

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Congrats for sure! A lot of hard work for that.

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Congrats for sure! A lot of hard work for that.

Thank you, Joel.

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Thank you, John.

Great to see so many beautiful, well maintained, shiny Corvettes on display.
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Outstanding - congrats, John! Excellent pics, too!
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Thank you, John. Great to see so many beautiful, well maintained, shiny Corvettes on display.

Thank you, Tom.

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Outstanding - congrats, John! Excellent pics, too!

Thank you, Brad.

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September 29th: I've begun the extended process of taking the car off judging state and putting it into driving state. The AC Delco paper air filter has been exchanged for a Green fabric air filter. The fiddley battery disconnect has been … disconnected. Today, we swap the show wheels and the as good as it gets Goodyear HP Ultra tires for driver wheels and (modern, sticky) BF Goodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 tires.

7 days post-judging.

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Nice pictures, John. How many cars were judged?
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Nice pictures, John. How many cars were judged?

I'm thinking about 25 to 30 total were flight judged. I know there were six C4s and two C5s judged, along with two of the very early 1953 to 1955 cars (unusual). I'll know the exact number fairly soon.

There were also a lot of performance verifications—perhaps 8 to 10.

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