Mini Car Club of NSW

Display Day & Show-n-Shine

Saturday, 27th February 2016

Show-n-Shine Judging Rules and Tips

All entries for the Show and Shine must be returned to the Officials desk before 10:30am

  • Entry Fee – Free
  • Judging of all classes will begin from 10.30am. No allowances will be given for cars not ready at this time (late entries may be accepted at organisers’ discretion).
  • The judges are comparing cars against each other and not looking at cars as they would be straight out of the showroom.
  • The judging criteria will not be whether it has the correct bolts holding in the seats or if the door trim is custom made and not like the original it will be on presentation.
  • Cars will be judged for the workmanship, detailed tidiness and cleanliness.
  • Please don’t leave unnecessary items or rubbish in your car, presentation is a must.
  • Displaying your car with merchandise, pictures etc. is encouraged to make it a whole presentation of the vehicle on the day.
  • You do not have to be at your car when it is judged but you must ensure that the car is unlocked and the judges have access to the engine bay. It will not be judged if there is no access.
  • All car entrants to the Show-n-Shine will make themselves available to judge another class, other than the class they have entered or as nominated by the organisers.
  • The judge’s decisions will be final and binding. There will be no appeals.

EXTERIOR:   As some of these cars are driven daily. Points are not usually deducted for paint chips, and normal fair wear & tear; judges are looking more for detail to cleanliness and effort of presentation.

Pay attention for polish residue left behind, dirt on the paintwork, especially around the seams, gutters, and around hinges and handles, inspect paintwork from different angles for signs of streaking, scratches and swirl marks.

INTERIOR:  Detail here should be towards cleanliness and tidiness, Judges are looking for rubbish and dirt in door pockets, and unnecessary items inside or on the parcel shelf.

Unnecessary items can be placed in the boot as this will not be judged.

Interior can have items that would have been there when the car was delivered from the Dealer, log books, delivery receipts, are OK.

Display merchandise is encouraged if neatly presented

UNDER CARRIAGE, WHEELS and TYRES:  Again remembering some cars are driven daily and will show signs of normal use, dents and scratches, etc.

Attention should be towards cleanliness, attention to effort to remove oil, dirt, and road grime and brake dust and even the extra effort to remove grass clippings         if judging is close.

ENGINE BAY:  Cleanliness, attention to detail, and effort in presentation are important and key factors to look out for. Look around the base of Master Cylinders for oil and dirt, check the back of the Rocker Cover, and again judges are generally looking for effort in cleaning and presentation.

Owners should note that there are no specific security personnel patrolling our show area and the care of your car is your own responsibility.

The organisers or judges take no responsibility for cars that are unattended.

Thus we request that you keep an eye on your vehicle, or make arrangements with someone nearby to do so, should you need to move away during the day.