Steve, you have raised some good points that have been discussed in our local car club whose charter says you have to be a member of NSRA to be a member of the club. And, yes we are a bunch of old geezers, and we realize something has to change or we are doomed to a slow death. We are reworking our charter to state membership in NSRA is required, but you don't have to have a NSRA qualified vehicle (Pre 48, which is currently stated). We have petitioned NSRA to consider a change to their criteria to raise the bar to a 40 year old vehicle immediately and then keep adding a year ever year to maintain. When NSRA was formed, they looked at 20 year old vehicles and said "OK, 1948 is it". Just think, if they had said vehicles of 20 years or older, look where we would be: 1988 and older. I don't find that unreasonable, but do find sticking with 1948 is very unreasonable unless growing old and obsolete is your objective. If something is not done soon, NSRA will go the way of the dinosaur in the near future!!!
Maybe NSRA members on this board should inundate NSRA to change their charter!!!