Howdy all - I have questions that do not seem to be addressed in the SDC Judging Manual. I also searched for the info, but cannot find what I am looking for:
1...Is there a time slot that is assigned as to when an entrant's car will be judged (say, within 30 minutes or a cell call made to the owner) so that you don't have to sit by your car for hours and not be able to enjoy the rest of the show?
2...If you pay for the concours judging fee with the online registration or mailed registration form do you still have to appear before 5 PM on Wednesday to have your vehicle judged? Can you just show up at the appropriate time on Thursday if you prepay for judging or is there a seperate registration process involved? Is there a packet of info involved that requires attendance before the judging or can that be picked up on judging day?
3...If an judging entrant can't stay for the banquet, are the judging sheets still mailed to the entrant?
4...Are "actual" awards given out or is the judging sheet/point total considered the award?
(Yes, I realize that the 1st, 2nd, etc. are based on a points system)
5...Does the SDC or AOAI subscribe to the Junior/Senior car judging categories?
6...Is the AOAI and SDC judging done seperately and all at the St. Joe Fairgrounds?
7...Since I will be driving my car from Michigan, are there any recommended local facilities at which to clean the car prior to judging? What do you do?
8...(perhaps controversial) Is there a benefit or disadvantage to having a 1963 Avanti judged by the AOAI or the SDC? Is the Avanti split into categories (Studebaker, Altman, etc.) by both clubs or are all Avantis judged as a cohesive group?
I just got my 1963 Avanti R1 and am looking to establish a baseline for future improvements. Thanks for any information or comments, Bob