They have some odd rules in the group. A strange mix of old and new that actually doesn't allow some original gassers, like the stick rule, and the rocker height rule. But then they allow a slight alteration to wheelbase length, full fiberglass bodies, and fabricated box tubing frames. Crazy stuff, that seems to almost be written around the group's own cars, and not the traditional or original gassers.
This has already happened with SE Gasser Assn. Steve. Their group splintered at the end of last season when about half of the group decided to spin off and start their own group with more relaxed (less specific) rules. That's the reason they have the rule in there that disallows any member from running in another group's event on the same weekend as theirs.Ya know I didn't even get passed the page where you agree to the waver. I've seen this in hot rod clubs ( clicks ) here in Pa. Where you may as well all have the same year car built to one set of specs to be allowed in there club or origination. I've also seen the very same groups deminsh because the crowd gets board. Now surely this is my very own opinion, but sometimes it seems that choices of rules are deliberit.
Since Quain has such loyal followers, it's been hard to find out who broke off, and where they plan to run! I know that Greer is home track for SE Gasser Assn., and they have a very close relationship, so not sure if the new group can run Greer. I talked to a guy who knows the splinter group, but didn't want to say who all was involved now until they have all their ducks lined up and their rules put together.The SE Gasser Assn rules read more like, "Do as I say not as I do." They are bound to have problems. I wish them and the other group luck. I plan to retire to Greenville,SC so I hope there's gasser racing around .
Anyone know who the "splinter group" is?
Don's Willys is a fantastic car, and meet's all his groups rules. I've looked at the rules his group runs, and like many they have made rules that attempt to maintain the integrity of the group, but occasionally omit even a original car. They have one rule about the bottom of the body being above the front spindle. I like that look, as it encourages straight axle cars, but there were thousands of original gassers that didn't have a straight axle, and would not be allowed.Once again Vall we agree..... some of the "has to be OR not be" are hard for me to understand.
When the "fine line" is drawn sometimes seems to be "too fine". So much so some of the things done by innovative trendsetter gasser class racers/builders would NOT be allowed or considered as "period correct".
IF by chance some of the famous gassers of the "golden era of drag racing" would magically re-appear just as they were in LATE-DAY-GASSER-ERA-TRIM would they be "OUTSIDE the LINE" of what is deemed "ERA CORRECT today????
So is the "fine line" MORE like "splitting hairs" ?????
PERIOD CORRECT ??????