Originally Posted by racerjon1
I think it is more the fact of some very good cars coming up with questionable documentation, or parts availability. Who is to say what's "OEM" when you can't get OEM? things like shock lengths start to come into play amung other things.
We went through a little of this in 2001 when Carpenter won E-Stock in a 1985 CRX - there were some questions about the difference between what actually came on the car and what you could get at Honda, and what was going to make the determination. At the time I was told, "we will just 914 the thing" - refering to placing the 914 so far out of competition it didn't matter.
Now, they don't have to worry about one of the multitudes of 1980s cars that are light, have good suspension geometry, etc sneaking it's way in to be a class-killer. (Because the only thing worse than a brand-new car-du-jour is to have a very old, can't-buy-it anymore car as the "car-du-jour")
That makes sense. Making this rule specifically for Divisional and higher events keeps a place for these cars to play.