EXPLANATION OF CLASSES.
Concours: Trailered and Driven
This class is for Mustangs that are thoroughly refurbished and detailed to comply with the MCA rules
for authenticity. Cars entered in the Concours class are judged on a standard of perfection against
MCA rules and points standards, not against other entrants. First, second and third place awards will
be made on a percentage of a perfect score.
Concours Driven Special Exception: All cars must be driven to the show from the owner’s home
on record, regardless of distance and road conditions. Special consideration is given to allow more
leniency than Trailered division for condition of exhaust system, tires, shocks, batteries and dealer-
type undercoating.
Stock Street: This class is the basic judging class created for the nicely restored 64 ½ - 73 Mustang
that is driven frequently and has not had the undercarriage detailed. Authentic looking reproduction
parts are allowed as is “natural� spray paint, provided the part retains its original appearance.
Cars in this class are judged for authenticity, quality of workmanship, cleanliness and condition. Hoods
and Trunks must be left open or all points for those areas will be lost. Trailered or towed vehicles will
not be allowed to compete in this class.
Daily Driven: This class is intended for the well-maintained daily driver. Cars in this class will be
judged for condition and cleanliness only, not authenticity. Daily Driven modified cars will be judged
as a “Street� modified car (no undercarriage judging).
Occasional Driver: This class is for a car that is driven occasionally and shows minimum wear and
use. These cars will be judged on condition and cleanliness only. The car’s undercarriage must
show signs of being driven. The car will be judged with the hood open and the undercarriage will be
inspected briefly.
Modified, All Years: Modified Qualification Points (MQP’s) are used to determine which division
to enter.
MQP’s: Street: 4-12 Mild: 13-18 Radical: 19 & above
Teenage: Participant must be 16-19 years old and must possess a valid driver’s license. This class
is to encourage future Mustang enthusiasts. Judged by modified MCA Daily Driven rules. Car must be
driven to the show.
Novice: This class is open to people who have never shown their car, or to those who have not won a
trophy in a judged show. You may be judged in Daily Driver, Occasional Driver, Stock Street, or
Modified. This class is to encourage more people to participate in a judged show.
ITEMS TO PACK FOR A CAR SHOW
Car cleaning supplies (bring everything!) see below
Folding chairs
Food, water, etc.
Sunscreen, sunglasses
Camera
Umbrella
Books or magazines
Garbage bags, large and small
Display items: signs, pictures, trophies, stuffed animals, etc.
Extra coat and a blanket
Fire extinguisher
Out-of-Town and Overnight Shows
Extra change of clothing
Swimsuit
Munchies (Saturday night party)
Drinks (your choice)
Plastic cups (glass is not allowed in spa or pool areas)
Cleaning Supplies
Rags, towels Small tool kit
Water in spray bottle Wax, leather & vinyl cleaner
Tire dressing Quick detailer (ie: Quik Wax)
Paper towels Latex gloves
Masking/duct tape Q-Tips
Black marker pen Scotch tape
Toothbrushes Bug and Tar remover
Car wash soap, chamois, etc.
What Will Be Look At During Judging
People’s (Popular) Choice Show &
Exterior
Interior
Engine Bay
Judged Show %
Same as above, plus:
Clean all door jams, hinges, etc.
Trunk: leave open
Early models: remove spare tire cover (tire & jack judged)
Late models: spare tire is below floor (tire & jack not judged)
Rain channels and gutters
Glass, chrome, trim, etc.
Wheels and tires
Floor mats out (they are not judged)
Air conditioner vents
Clean under seats, upholstery and carpet must be spotless
Clean foot pedals (throttle, brake, clutch)
Hood open (except Daily Driver): Engine bay must be spotless
If you can see dirt, the judges can see it too, it must be removed!!!
Mechanical Checklist & Classification Sheet
Class & Number Date
Year Trailered: Yes No
VIN Number Owner MCA Number
Mileage Owner Name (Print)
Model: CP FB CONV Hatch Shelby Boss Saleen
Technical Inspection Points Deduction
Start Engine 1
Headlights (high & low beam) 1
Parking Lights 1
Turn Signals 1
Tail Lights & License Plate Light 1
Backup Lights 1
Running Lights & Fog Lights 1
Horn 1
Courtesy Lights including console 1
Rally Pac 1
Radio 1
Air Conditioning 1
Window Adjustment 1
Seat Adjustment 1
Fire Extinguisher 1
Street Driven & Daily Driven Classification Only
Modifications (Five Minor Bolt-On Mods OK)
No modification to sheet metal or structure; No oversized tires PASS/FAIL
No custom interior (velour, rolled, pleated) PASS/FAIL
No custom exterior paint or graphics PASS/FAIL
Street or Daily Driven must meet this requirement
Must have current license plate & safety inspection PASS/FAIL
Daily Driven Requirements
Is this car your Primary Transportation? Must be “YES� PASS/FAIL
Tires must show evidence of street use or proof of recent purchase PASS/FAIL
Undercarriage cannot be detailed to or near Concours standards PASS/FAIL
Total Points Deducted
Mechanical Inspector Signature
DAILY
DRIVEN
1. EXTERIOR.........................................................................................Points
A. Body Workmanship and Fit: (Hood, Doors, and Trunk) 15
B. Paint and Finish on Body 20
C. Chrome, Stainless, Trim 15
D. Glass and/or Plastic 8
E. Weatherstrip, Gaskets and Seals 10
F. Wheels and Tires 8
G. MCA Window Decal: Required 1
H. Other Than Above Items 2
2. INTERIOR..........................................................................................Points
A. Interior Door and Kick Panel Assembly 9
B. Door Opening Area: (Scuff Plate, Jambs, Hinges and Latches) 14
C. Seats (Front and Rear) 8
D. Carpet and Firewall Cover 10
E. Dash Pad 4
F. Instrument Assembly, Steering Wheel and Dash Panel 6
G. Underside of Top/Headliner 6
H. Other Than Above Items 2
3. TRUNK..............................................................................................Points
A. Spare Tire and Jack Assembly 5
B. Paint and Weather stripping 7
C. Mats, Cardboard and/or Trim (Where applicable) 3
D. Wiring Harness and/or Covering Trim 3
E. Other Than Above Items 2
4. ENGINE COMPARTMENT.............................................................Points
A. Hood must be closed. Do not judge.
5. UNDERCARRIAGE............................................................................Points
A. Do not judge.
OCCASIONAL DRIVEN
1. EXTERIOR....................................................................................Points
A. Body Workmanship and Fit (Hood, Doors, Trunk) 15
B. Paint and finish on Body 20
C. Chrome, Stainless, Trim 18
D. Glass and/or Plastic 10
E. Weatherstrip, Gaskets and Seals 10
F. Wheels and Tires 12
G. MCA Window Decal: Required 1
H. Other Than Above Items 2
2. INTERIOR.....................................................................................Points
A. Interior Door and Kick Panel Assembly 10
B. Door Opening Area: (Scuff Plate, Jambs, Hinges and Latches) 15
C. Seats (Front and Rear) 10
D. Carpet and Firewall Cover 10
E. Dash Pad 6
F. Instrument Assembly, Steering Wheel and Dash Panel 8
G. Underside of Top/Headliner 6
H. Other Than Above Items 2
3. TRUNK.............................................................................................Points
A. Spare Tire and Jack Assembly 5
B. Paint and Weather stripping 7
C. Mats, Cardboard and/or Trim (Where applicable) 3
D. Wiring Harness and/or Trim (Where applicable) 3
E. Other Than Above Items 2
4. ENGINE COMPARTMENT.............................................................Points
A. Engine and Attaching Parts 16
B. Engine Compartment Walls and Attaching Parts 10
C. Electrical System 10
D. Cooling System 10
E. Other Than Above Items 2
5. UNDERCARRIAGE............................................................................Points
A. Casual Inspection for Cleanliness, Workmanship and Condition
GUIDELINES FOR JUDGES
Before judging begins:
Check in with Head Judge upon arrival at the show
Bring clean, dry rag and your MCA number (if you have one)
Attend judges meeting; await judge team assignments
Go with your team leader to your judging location
Before judging a car, make sure it is properly displayed:
Windows rolled up
Doors closed, trunk open
Hood open (except Daily Driver)
Convertible tops up
Remove floor mats (they are not judged)
Remove all items in trunk
Early model cars:remove spare tire cover (jack & spare tire are judged) otherwise all points may be lost
Preparing to Judge a car:
Introduce yourself to the owner (if present)
Be familiar with judging forms and MCA/MNW rules
Never judge a vehicle that you helped to build or restore
Never let prior knowledge of a car affect your judgment REMEMBER: the car always gets the benefit
of the doubt
Assign someone to be in charge of the clipboard (scribe)
During judging:
Disagreements: never argue in front of the car’s owner
Head Judge is always available to settle disagreements
Never deduct points for what you THINK is incorrect
NEVER deduct half a point (1/2)
Never drink or eat food while judging a car
Establish a good, steady pace
Never smoke around the car you are judging
Keep a safe distance between yourself and the car
Watch for belt buckles, jewelry, etc. that can scratch
Never touch the vehicle (unless given permission to do so)
Judges may touch only doors, hood, and trunk lid
NEVER get in or sit in a car that is being judged
Refrain form visiting with friends and car owners while judging
Car owners are not to talk to judges during judging
Always respect the car owner and the vehicle
Judges are to be fair, consistent, and impartial
Never make derogatory remarks about a car
Your comments/actions reflect on MNW & the judge team
When judging is finished:
NEVER tally the points!!!
Be sure the judging sheets are complete and signed by all judges
Turn in the judging sheets to the Tally person
Inform the owner when you are finished judging
What Is a Restomod®? by Glenn Mayer
What exactly qualifies a car as a Restomod®. I did some research and what I found was surprising.
First and foremost, Restomod® is a registered term copyrighted by Mustangs Plus. Much to my
surprise, Mustangs Plus has sponsored a Restomod® show in Reno the past two years. So, since
they are the owners of the Restomod® term and have sponsored shows specifically for this class,
our club should consider them the recognized authority for the Restomod® class.
Now let’s see if we can clear up the confusion as to what makes a Restomod®. Mustangs Plus has defined the class
as this. “A Restomod® Mustang is a Mustang that has been intentionally changed by using products that are not
original for that Mustang.� In other words if you changed something on your Mustang that intentionally makes it look,
drive or perform differently than when it came off the assembly line, you have a Restomod®. Let’s say you that you
took your pony down to the stereo shop and had that AM radio changed out with a CD player, you just created a
Restomod® -
Just about any change that you can do using modern parts qualifies your car as a
Restomod®. Changing tires and wheels to a different aftermarket style or size, any mechanical
upgrade such as carburetion, EEl, transmission or suspension even modern paint will qualify your car
as a Restomod®. So now you take your little 65 coupe with a Detroit Diesel and a 13 speed Road
Ranger transmission to the show, are you going to be competing with a car that has a dress up engine
kit and a CD player? The answer is no! Like all other classes there are different levels of
Restomod®. Unlike a concours car that has to be factory correct as when it came off the assembly
line, a Restomod® can be as different as the character of their owners. For this reason there are
three levels of Restomod®, they are Original, Mild & Wild or Radical. Lets take a quick look at each
one these levels and see which one your Restomod® would qualify for.
The ORIGINAL class is for owners that wanted to keep their cars original but have upgraded their
cars with modern items such as radios, radial tires, steering wheels and made changes for safety and/or
added some personal touches. Paint and interior color changes would also fall under this class, in the
original class, all sheet metal must be the way the car came from the factory. No changes to the
outside such as hood scoops, hood pins or molded spoilers are allowed. Mustangs in this class will
range from low mileage original drivers with non-original batteries, oil filters and radial tires, to
restored examples that owners have done, such as, repainted a different color, have changed tires and
wheels, upgraded to factory style disc brakes, installed an engine dress up kit and changed the interior
to the pony interior from the standard interior, as long as there is no attempt to change the factory
Mustang look.
The MILD class is for owners who have changed the look or function of their Mustang but have not
made any permanent changes to the sheet metal. All changes are of a bolt on type and can be put back
to original the way the car came from the factory. This includes, but not limited to after-market
wheels, seats and grills, fiberglass hoods, valances and trunk lids, 4-wheel disc brakes, EFl engines,
custom paint and any other non factory changes that can be put back to original. If you can unbolt it,
replace it with a factory part and repaint to original then this is your class. If you have to cut, weld and
reconstruct any part of your car after removing your changes, this is not your class.
The RADICAL or WILD class is an anything goes class. What ever the owner can dream up to make
his Mustang a one of a kind or just different from everyone else’s car, this is their class. Some
examples of modifications includes fender flairs, shaved door handles, chopped tops, roll cages, shock
tower elimination kits custom paint and tubbed wheel wells. Mustangs in this class cannot be put back
to original by just simply unbolting the changes and bolting on the original parts.
Well there you have it. I hope that I have cleared up the muddy waters about this class and I look
forward to seeing the Restomod class becoming a regular at our shows.