Well if you are building an all-out show car, don't expect to drive it. It will need to be a "trailer queen" if you want to compete. My car was a trailer queen at first but it's now just a "nice driver". I can still win most local events but the competition isn't very stiff. It wouldn't take much to re-restore mine to show quality though but then it's right back to an ornament rather than a driveable car.Building the car either way will involve incredible time and effort, but I think even more effort/time would be needed to compete in a gold class, or concours, event. I think I want to compete with this car but ultimately I want a safe, driveable, car that is at least worth the cash laid out for parts...not necessarily including my time and elbow grease.