One of the things that I have discovered taking my cars to car shows down here is that there is different levels of competition depending on the type of car, the type of show, etc
For me to compete at the level I want to with my car means that my car has to be at a certain level, ie: vertical doors, engine and interior dress up goodies, etc. Having said that, I would never add anything to my car that I personally think is idiotic just to try and compete with some other cars. I happen to think that vertical doors for example, in the right venue of course, look pretty cool so I had no problem with getting those installed. I also like the fact that they are installed in the stock factory mounting locations so if I ever change my mind or sell the car and want to keep the fancy hinges, I can simply swap it back to the stock factory hinges.
This Sunday the 11th (tomorrow) there is a huge Mustang show in Fajardo PR. They are expecting something like 600 Mustangs. I have gone to this show every year now for the past four years and it is a great show. I have added some mods and upgraded a few additional goodies on my Stang in time for this show. Of course I will post some pics from this show so you can see how my red GT vert is coming along