In my last post on Carlisle, I mentioned that only two of the four cars for the indoor display had been confirmed. It now looks like all four cars are in place. The scheduling conflict with the owner of the 1992 Vibrant Red cleared and he can now bring his car. And, they asked me to bring my triple white in for the indoor display and I accepted the offer and submitted my application.
When I first learned they were still looking for a triple white, I have to admit that I considered offering mine. I did not originally go through with it because I wanted it to be with all of the cars that were joining the triplewhitefox.com group. I have spent a lot of time arranging this and encouraging others to attend and it only seemed right that I was on the show field with everyone else. I have been looking forward to the photo opportunities most of all. But, as the deadline neared, a fine example couldn’t be arranged so Mike Poore (who is coordinating the feature cars but, like me, is not officially affiliated with Carlisle) suggested that I submit mine. So, after a little thought, I did. Once I did, the Carlisle people stated that they had expected mine to be the indoor example all along?!
I couldn’t pass it up because I think this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. It will definitely add to the history of my car. It is going to be a lot more work to get my car ready. My car is nice but I now feel that I need to take it to the next level in order to be of the same caliber as the other cars being displayed there. My general opinion on my car has been that it is nice but not the quality required for something like this. But, as with many things, I sometimes get obsessed with the little imperfections and it spoils the bigger picture. I’m sure my car will be just great there.
My wheels are definitely the weak point of my cars appearance. But, the good news is that I have a new set waiting to be installed. I just need to find tires since my current set is now 7 years old and, though they still have decent tread, I can’t see putting something that old on new wheels. So, I am in the process of locating something to replace them with. It’s a bit of a challenge to the purist in me since all of the OE options are now discontinued. I want to remain as close to original as possible so Goodyear Eagle F1’s are probably out of the question. I’ll post soon on what I have found regarding tires and what I ultimately go with. I have started a discussion thread on this topic to hear your suggestions.