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.
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. 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 three general categories, using a point deduction method:
- Vehicle exterior
- Vehicle interior
- Vehicle engine compartment
- PLUS: extra points may be added for unique elegance & presence
The three 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).
Mechanical (Engine bay):
Evaluation for cleanliness & orderliness of: components, wiring, hoses/clamps & accessories.
Elegance & presence – (extra points may be awarded)
This is a subjective award of extra points for uniqueness, historical significance, rarity, and provenance. If there are multiple 100 point vehicle(s) in a class – this extra credit award is 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.