I was at a local car show yesterday and was perplexed by the response to the car parked next to me. It was a '66 GTO convertible and a 4 speed manual to boot. That would certainly warrant a good deal of attention on its own. It was a pretty ho hum 389 4V. The car was clean, the engine compartment was clean and the exterior was clean, except for the RWL BFG Radials, which were so dirty that the RWLs could hardly be read. While otherwise clean, however, the car was refrigerator white with a really cheesy looking metallic teal interior. My sister had a silver '66 Goat coupe with a black vinyl top and a black interior that looked great with a red pinstripe and red line tires, but this interior even made the wood inserts look crummy. Yet, the host club's judges kept coming back to the car to take pictures and mumble "yeah, this is it". I don't get it. The car, due to the crappy color combination, was flat ugly. I remember the '57 Chevys that had dark green interiors with a white over yellow exterior, but they actually looked pretty decent. I didn't stick around for the awards, but I'm betting it was selected for some honor by the judges. BTW, including my Mustang there was a total of four first gen Mustangs in the show field of maybe 150 pre '75 cars, which included one Shelby GT350. To paraphrase Peter, Paul and Mounds, where have all the ponies gone? No respect for Fords at most of these events. I was concerned that people would hurt themselves tripping over my Mustang trying to get to or from the GTO and a nice '67 Dodge Coronet 440 (that's a model designation. The car was a 383.) parked on the other side of me.