@Stan Galat, we have an open meeting invitation for drinks and a discussion on the origin of the lore of Stanistan.
Regarding the badges.... I don't know about you Speedster guys but I bought the Spyder because I thought it was a beautiful car. I knew it was a replica but no one really prepares you for all the questions (sometimes ridiculous, sometimes annoying) you get. There truly is a "long and short" answer when asked. Like or unlike some, I really don't enjoy talking to everyone interested in the car. I also don't generally want to spend the 20 minutes explaining it. So, in those situations the short, untruthful answer is 5 seconds and I can go about my day. I find myself taking the time to talk the longest when someone knows what it is (a fake). I don't want to be misleading, I just can't be bothered to take the time.
Having said that, I find it odd that those who buy the fiberglass replica '54 Ford" restomods loudly proclaim it as a '54 Ford (sans replica) even though there is nothing '54 about most of them. There may be a Ford engine but it's a modern crate.
I am sometimes envious of the "Shelby Cobra" guys because at this point, almost everyone knows it's a replica so they are not constantly forced into a 20 minute explanation with literally everyone in the parking lot, a red traffic light, out the window in the lane next to them, going the opposite way and stopping in moving traffic (actually happened), the ER entrance in an emergency or trying to eat a taco.
The badges are there because I thought that's what you do but I feel if they weren't, I'd never get anything done.