OK, so here is my take on this show. Please forgive me for speaking my mind. The following comments are not meant to be critical or hurtful, but constructive to help put this show back on the right course:
1. Get rid of the 1st, 2nd and 3d place awards and replace them with Best in Class awards. This allows for flexibility at the end of the show for small classes and largely populated classes.
2. Break up the two large stock classes that get over 60% of the cars attending this show. I would suggest maybe a convertible class (all years), as one possibility.
3. Club members, judges, and sponsors should not be winning awards, especially multiple awards, and the big raffle items. It just doesn’t look right and it doesn’t pass the smell test. Create a class for club members, judges and sponsors. if need be.
I can only speak for myself, but I noticed these issues in 2009, and decided not to attend this show in 2010. I was convinced to come back to this show in 2011, and nothing has changed. And, I am not alone. So, if nothing changes for 2012, I won’t be back.