I am not saying that NASA's rules are perfect, especially for autocross, but I do like the thought that went into trying to accomodate all cars.
Some are getting worked up a little more than they should. I wouldn't be surprised if they had a big SCCA tatoo on their chest. For the rest, it's just a hobby... but we still would like a chance to win
I couldn't agree more if I tried. I'm not really sure why they even have classes, just buy a C5 Vette, a Miata, a Cooper, an 05> Mustang or an Impreza variation and get in where you fit in and just leave it stock.
Next rule discussion... street vs R's for stock? lol
I'll never forget my first few events autocrossing.
ME(talking to friends): Man, this is fun, how'm I doin'?
FRIENDS: You look pretty quick out there and you didn't get lost!! (laughing)
ME: What cars similar to mine are beating me(driving an Acura Integra at the time)?
FRIENDS: Well, there is this STOCK CRX thats got you by like 4 seconds.
ME: WTH!? It's STOCK!?!?!
FRIENDS: Yea, but it's got a rollbar and some really wide racing slicks.
ME: Slicks and rollbar?! How the Hell is that STOCK?!?!?!
FRIENDS: Well, it's in "G-STOCK" whatever the "G" means...
And yes, I realize this is a no-win battle. The hardcore SCCA'ers will fight to their death in preaching the right-ness of anything SCCA. I just think along the marching in that right-ness, they forget that some peoples idea of fun may be different than theirs.