These are general guidelines that the judges will be using to score the cars. This is not everything that will be considered, but is an overview of what to expect.*
Show Prep and Display (15)
Overall display of car and theme. Does everything flow together? Is there an external display (tool kits, safety equipment, wheels, and displayed tropies?
Straightness of body, panels, and body work.
Negatives-dents, misaligned panel gaps, cracked glass.
Positives-straight body panels and bumpers, kits, and clean glass.
Overall cleanliness and consistency of paint. Age of car with original paint will be taken into consideration.
Negatives-scratches, chips, swirls, orange peel, mismatched/faded panels.
Positives-polished consistent color.
Engine and Compartment (20), (Closed=0 points)
Layout and appearance of engine and compartment. Fabrication and modifications will be taken into consideration.
Negatives-closed hood, dirty, loose wiring, rust, cluttered layout.
Positives-clean, tidy layout of wiring and hoses.
Cleanliness and flow of interior panels, ceiling, seats, and dash.
Negatives-torn fabrics, mismatched fabrics, cracked dash and/or plastics.
Positives-overall cleanliness, flow of interior (matching colors and fabrics), rare interior pieces, and modifications.
The (visible) supporting frame of the automobile should be clean, dent free, and marks from using jack.
Wheels and Tires (10)
Cleanliness of wheels and tires.
Negatives-rock chips, curb marks, chipped or faded color, overly worn tires.
Positives-polished well, clean of dust & dirt, directional tires correctly mounted,
center caps faced in same direction.
Trunk (5) (Closed=0)
Layout of truck and accessories.
Negatives-closed trunk, messy wiring, dirty, torn fabrics.
Positives-clean install of components (speakers, batteries), factory tools, literature, and overall cleanliness.