The Post came to this conclusion: "If we don't have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made ... how many other things are we missing?"
I'm reminded when I attend indoor or outdoor car shows how often the crowds gather at the name displays. And rightfully so as these builders have a reputation earned through years of dedication and proven results. Why wouldn't we stop and look?
However, how many of us while at our favorite car show ever take the time to stop, look, and appreciate the cars along the "fence line?" You know, the furthest reaches of the fairgrounds; the area too far to walk.
A number of years ago I took to walking the fence line and here I believe I have found the best and brightest our hobby has to offer. I don't wish to slight the judging areas but these individuals are receiving their recognition. I'm looking for the rodder comfortable enough within his own abilities that he doesn't need anonymous recognition from people he may never see again. He is comfortable within his own "skin," so to speak. Maybe I'm looking for regular rodders who appreciate what they have and take the time to see, not just look; to appreciate, not just glance; to acknowledge comrades in rodding with little or no expectation for praise to be showered upon one's self.
How many of us recognize talent at an inconvenient time and place? So, now you know where I go to select my Top 100.