Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Car Show Categories & Awards
Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals is dedicated to offering fair and impartial judging in several categories. Awards will be presented as Gold, (950-1,000 points), Silver, (900-949 points), and Bronze, (850-899 points). Vehicles are judged on their own merit and will not be judged against each other.
Concours Stock: Vehicles are judged on a 1,000 point scale with deductions taken for any deviations from how the vehicle left the assembly line.
Concours Day 2: Vehicles are judged on a 1,000 point scale with no deductions taken for period correct accessories and modifications, including era correct drive-train and wheel and/or tire swaps. Note; deviations from stock must be deemed “period correct.”
Street Stock/Modified Judging: Vehicles are judged on a 1,000 point scale with no deductions for deviations from stock. Overall attention to cleanliness and detail inside and outside along with panel fit and finish is considered.
Non Judged/Pick Award Eligible: Vehicles are not judged on a point system, but will be considered for a variety of “Pick” Awards, including Celebrity, Sponsor, and Club Choice awards.
Triple Diamond Judging: Triple Diamond judging is for the country’s finest restored and original Corvettes only. Applicants must first provide proof of achieving Bloomington Gold and NCRS Top Flight status within the past five years. Full vehicle identification number must also be provided with registration. Classes are limited and we recommend registering asap to assure a spot.
Vintage Certification: Vintage Certification focuses on the unrestored vehicle, and includes American brands. This program provides status, recognition, provenance and appreciation to unrestored vehicles. The certification team provides each owner with a detailed listing of our findings in a comprehensive report. Our goal is to uncover new information, share it with you and act as a repository for factory standards and processes.
Vehicles entered in competition will be considered for various “Special Awards.” These include “Pick” Awards along with the following, based on eligibility.
Platinum Pick Judges Choice
awards will be presented to outstanding vehicles considered the “best of
the best” overall by a collective group of the Judging staff. Two awards
will be presented to each of the following; one for a Stock vehicle and
one for a Modified vehicle. Chevy/Corvette/Buick/Olds/
Presented to an Outstanding First Time Shown vehicle. One award per
marque. Stock and Modified vehicles are eligible.
Sponsor Pick Awards: A variety of Sponsor Pick awards will be presented. These awards are chosen by our sponsors based on their own individual criteria.
Leading Lady Award: Must be titled and registered in Ladies name. (Proof of title or registration required in advance). Overall Outstanding entry owned by a Lady. GM/Corvette/Ford/Mopar/Other
Shining Star Award: (Under 25 Year Old Owner, title or registration proof required in advance) Awarded to an Outstanding entry owned by a participant 25 years of age or younger.) GM/Ford/Mopar/Other
Club Pick Award: Chosen collectively by members of eligible individual participating clubs.
Display Awards: A variety of special award plaques will be presented to participants utilizing Outstanding displays that show creativity and fine presentation.
Outstanding Club Display Award: Presented to the club that creates the most Outstanding club presentation. Must have a minimum of four vehicles registered in competition in the club name. Display must have Club identification signage and full stanchions around the entire display to be eligible.
Additional awards may be added as needed.
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