2023 Concours Judging
Concours Judging will be uncomplicated and a pleasurable experience. As we evaluate your vehicle, we will consider many factors including authenticity, condition and overall presence. If you do not want your vehicle judged, make sure you indicate this during registration and confirm this at the check in tent.
It is important we have an accurate phone number to reach you on the day of the event.
We ask that the owner be present during judging. (Judging will take place between 9am – 12pm) The judges will ask the owner to open the doors, hood, trunk and glove boxes of the vehicle. Hoods should be left closed after judging until judging has ended. Windows and convertible tops (if applicable) should be up for judging.
For the safety of others, please follow these rules:
A fire extinguisher must accompany the vehicle and be displayed.
Vehicles may not be held for sale during the show.
Engines should not be started during the show.
Vehicles must be stationary and remain on the show field until released for departure.
Judging will be based on these general categories:
- Vehicle exterior
- Vehicle interior
- Vehicle engine compartment
- Extra consideration may be given for unique elegance & presence
The areas for evaluation are as follows:
Evaluation of the car’s exterior, including: paint, panel fit, chrome, emblems, lights, glass, tires/wheels, and undercarriage cleanliness.
Evaluation of the car’s interior, including: seats, door panels, dashboard, carpet, headliner, console (if any), gauges, steering wheel, switches, accessories, and seat belts (if any).
Vehicle Engine Compartment:
Evaluation for cleanliness & orderliness of: components, wiring, hoses/clamps & accessories.
Elegance & presence:
This is an subjective evaluation for uniqueness, historical significance, rarity, and provenance of the vehicle. This extra consideration might be used as the tipping point to determine the best in class.
For the past four decades, Mel has been an avid collector of American chrome and muscle cars, and all eras of Corvettes. He is a past president of the Antique Automobile Club of America – South Florida Region (“AACA”), co-chairing over 75 car shows in Miami, including 2 national meets. The AACA national award for the finest Corvette is given in his honor annually. He served as the chairman of the Memory Lane exhibit at the Miami International Auto Show for 24 years, and the Art Deco Weekend car festivals for 18 years. Mel judges as a distinguished judge at many concours events in the USA and Canada.