[Healeys] Thanks for all the help

Bob Spidell bspidell at comcast.net
Thu Dec 12 09:41:29 MST 2019

All that and, of course, it's 'concours,' not 'concourse:' 

Us pedants are a lonely bunch.


On 12/12/2019 7:09 AM, warthodson--- via Healeys wrote:
> "Concourse" is shorthand for a car that is restored or maintained in 
> close to original specifications. Calling that bullshit is bullshit. 
> It does not have anything to do with the owner's decision to drive it 
> or trailer it. In the US a concours car can receive points for driving 
> to the event. I agree that I enjoy the fun of driving my Healey too 
> much to want to trailer it to an event. In my experience, the cars 
> with the cars that most often have issues on a long road trip are the 
> ones that have poorly executed owner installed 
> changes/modifications/improvements or are simply not well maintained. 
> Cars that are well restored & generally adhere to original 
> specifications rarely have issues.
> Gary Hodson
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kees Oudesluijs <coudesluijs at chello.nl>
> To: healeys <healeys at autox.team.net>
> Sent: Thu, Dec 12, 2019 2:10 am
> Subject: Re: [Healeys] Thanks for all the help
> That looks very neat and tidy. Time to get it dirty. However fit some 
> air filters in a cold box first. Avoid the foam affairs because of 
> severe fire risk. These cars are for driving. All this concourse stuff 
> is bullshit. Use them, make them safe to drive in modern traffic and 
> enjoy them. We have friends that use their A-H cars as a daily driver 
> and rebuild the car every so often if and when extensive repairs are 
> needed.
> To many concourse trailer queens about that may not even be fit for 
> driving.
> Kees Oudesluijs

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