Car Show Tips – 4 Things Judges Look For at Car Shows

If you are taking a vehicle to a car show and would like to place well, you need to know what the judges are looking for.  In addition to any specific criteria outlined for the category your vehicle falls in to, there are some general things you should make sure you take care of.  In this article, I will discuss a few things that all judges look for.  By paying attention to these you can greatly increase your chances of doing well.

1. Spotless Cars

Regardless of the category your car is placed in, your car should be absolutely clean and spotless.  There should be no visible dirt or mud on the outside of the car and the interior should be immaculate.  You should spend some time after arriving at the car show to do some shining, polishing, and touch up work.

2. New Tires

Your tires are also an important consideration.  Rolling up with tires with a year’s worth of wear and tear is not going to help your chances.  The judges are looking at how you maintain your vehicle.  Your tires should be new, with no dirt or mud, and clean.

3. Scratch-Free

This may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised how many cars you will see with scratches and other nicks and dings that can easily be repaired.  Any imperfections like this draw the judge’s attention away from the rest of your car and can easily lead to you not showing well.

4.  Custom Paint-Job

If you really want your car to stand out to the judges, you may want to consider a custom paint-job.  This can be dramatic like a bright yellow or hot pink to make your car stand out or it can be something more subtle like a different shade of the original color.    Without a custom paint job, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of cars with the exact same paint scheme as your car and the judges have seen them over and over again.   Judges are often looking for creativity and uniqueness.

Impressing the judges in not always an easy task, but by following the above advice you can greatly increase your chances of success at your next car show.