Car Show Judging Classes Definitions by Central Oregon Car Shows:

Best Redmond's Hot Rod 

This is the hot rod class. A hot rod is typically an American car that might be old, classic, or modern and that has been rebuilt or modified with large engines optimized for speed and acceleration. One definition is: "a car that's been stripped down, souped-up and made to go much faster."

Best Station Wagon

A station wagon is an automotive body-style variant of a sedan with its roof extended rearward over a shared passenger/cargo volume with access at the back via a third or fifth door (the liftgate or tailgate), instead of a trunk/boot lid.

Best Sunday Cruiser

Pre 1970s Classic Car you would drive on Sundays just to cruise the city and wave to other cars. This really can be anything you go cruising in from Cadillacs to Lincolns to everything in between.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Down Memory Lane

Pre 1970s Classic Car that takes you on a story. This car should have pictures along with it about where it's been, and what it looked like brand new. One-owner cars are always a shoo-in for this class. Tell us the story down memory lane. 

Best Custom

A custom car is a classic car that has been either substantially altered to improve its performance, often by altering or replacing the engine and transmission; made into a personal "styling" statement, using paintwork and aftermarket accessories to make the car look unlike any car as delivered from the factory; or some combination of both. Although the two are related, custom cars are distinct from hot rods. Additionally, a street rod can be considered a custom.

Best Period Perfect 

This class is for all stock cars with accessories bringing us back to that year down to the T. This can be any classic car with period-perfect memorabilia, stereos, wheels, engine, paint and anything else to take us back to that exact year when the car came out. 

Best Import (Foreign car or truck)

Imported Vehicle means a vehicle legally imported from another country other than the United States of America, through channels other than the maker's official distribution system.

Best Modified Muscle Car (Resto-Mod)

A resto-mod is a classic car that has been restored but modified with modern parts and technology. Aesthetically, the vehicle looks the same until you look under the hood or reach for the radio. Many owners will upgrade the engines on a classic car so as to enhance performance and increase fuel efficiency. Regardless of what features are changed or added, the ultimate goal is to modify the classic car without significantly altering its outward appearance. 

Best All Orginal Muscle Car (Stock) (Restored Stock)

Original cars are extremely rare. A true, original car is a vehicle that has been maintained both aesthetically and mechanically without the replacement of any parts or pieces. The repairs that have occurred are few and far between, and whenever possible, parts needing maintenance have been fixed rather than replaced. 

Restored stock vehicles are classic cars that have been refurbished to their factory specifications using original factory parts. “New old stock” or NOS, are parts that are old but have never been sold at retail. While many of these parts can be located, the cost, time involved and availability of some parts make it a daunting task. Therefore, many vehicles are restored using new parts that have been manufactured to the original specs. For a “restored” car, the end goal is to repair and refurbish the vehicle so that it looks and operates exactly the same as the day it rolled off the assembly line.

Best Modified Truck (Resto-Mod)

A resto-mod is a classic truck that has been restored but modified with modern parts and technology. Aesthetically, the vehicle looks the same until you look under the hood or reach for the radio. Many owners will upgrade the engines on a classic truck so as to enhance performance and increase fuel efficiency. Regardless of what features are changed or added, the ultimate goal is to modify the classic truck without significantly altering its outward appearance. 

Best Original Truck

Original Trucks are extremely rare. A true, original truck is a vehicle that has been maintained both aesthetically and mechanically without the replacement of any parts or pieces. The repairs that have occurred are few and far between, and whenever possible, parts needing maintenance have been fixed rather than replaced. 

Restored stock trucks are classic trucks that have been refurbished to their factory specifications using original factory parts. “New old stock” or NOS, are parts that are old but have never been sold at retail. While many of these parts can be located, the cost, time involved and availability of some parts make it a daunting task. Therefore, many vehicles are restored using new parts that have been manufactured to the original specs. For a “restored” truck, the end goal is to repair and refurbish the vehicle so that it looks and operates exactly the same as the day it rolled off the assembly line.

Best Rat Rod

A rat rod is a custom car with a deliberately worn-down, unfinished appearance, typically lacking paint, showing rust, and made from cheap, custom or cast-off parts.

Best Patina 

We feel patina can be real or faked to win this trophy. Sometimes a car, despite ordinary origins and subpar workmanship, just looks cool with a bit of patina, real or faked or sometimes called Pho-tina. We like the car driven hard, put away wet, and uncovered 50 years later with a clear coat on top as well as the fake patina that creates the look as if the car was....well driven hard, put away wet, and uncovered many years later. 

Best Low-rider

A car or truck that has had its suspension system modified in any way to ride as low to the ground as possible.

Best VW

Volkswagen is a German motor vehicle manufacturer headquartered in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, Germany. Founded in 1937 by the German Labour Front, known for their iconic Beetle, it is the flagship brand of the Volkswagen Group.

 

Best Corvette

The Chevrolet Corvette, colloquially known as the 'Vette' is a two-door, two-passenger luxury sports car manufactured and marketed by Chevrolet across more than 60 years of production and eight design generations

Best Bronco or Blazer

The Ford Bronco is a model line of sport utility vehicles manufactured and marketed by Ford. The first SUV model developed by the company, five generations of the Bronco were sold from the 1966 to 1996 model years. A sixth generation of the model line is sold from the 2021 model year.

The Chevrolet Blazer is a mid-size crossover SUV produced by General Motors under the Chevrolet marque.

Best Classic 4x4

Pre-1989 Classic 4x4 Truck or Car category. 

Best Convertible

No Top. Our Convertible class can be changeable from top to no top or just no top altogether. 

Best Motorcycle

A two-wheeled vehicle that is powered by a motor and has no pedals. Trikes can also win this category.

 

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