I think you're exaggerating remembered prizes a bit there. I don't have access to a list of prizes but I suspect an RQ69 car has been more common in the past as second prize for an ~RQ86 tier 1 car than an RQ75 car has.
That's unacceptable. Hutch please consider adding a limit hour to join events, because playing in a bracket where 50 players shouldn't be is just surviving. Annoyingly annoying, and I'm sure I'm not the only one...Of course I wasn't pretending to tier 1 or even 4, but seeing a CF leaving your reach because of late entryers disgusting, even more when they should not be able to join an already overfilled (504 3 hours before end) bracket