Awards, Judging & Event Rules

The Judging Committee has established an evaluation philosophy that provides guardrails when judging vehicles within a class, or across multiple classes.  That said, the quality and quantity of the truly fantastic collector and enthusiast entries that we receive each year makes selecting a single winner from each class a challenging prospect.  We acknowledge that we cannot please everyone, however, our hope is that you will appreciate, enjoy, and celebrate the selected winners with us.

AWARDS

MOTORIOUS presents nearly 30 awards each year.  These include:

  • MOTORIOUS LEGEND is presented to best in show event winner. In addition to the winning trophy, the MOTORIOUS LEGEND award winner will be featured in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum during the month of September in a special exhibition. In addition, the winner and runner-up will be commemorated on the MOTORIOUS: A Celebration of Legendary Automobiles plaque featured year-around in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.

  • MOTORIOUS LEGACY is presented to the best in show runner-up. The runner-up, along with the winner, will be commemorated on the MOTORIOUS: A Celebration of Legendary Automobiles plaque featured year-around in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.

  • MOTORIOUS First in Class Award is presented to the wining entry of each Feature, Specialty and Class

Judges

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Judging Criteria

The Artomobilia strives to provide the best Specialty Judges and best Honorary Judges available.  To be eligible to win the “Artomobilia Best of Show” or “Artomobilia Penultimate” — the event’s two top awards — the car must be exemplary within its own class, and be truly exceptional across all the car classes.  The two most outstanding and deserving entries are selected and escalated to “Artomobilia Best in Show” candidates.

“Artomobilia First in Class” winners, as well as the two “Artomobilia Best in Show” candidates, will be directed to the Main Stage area where they will be positioned for the start of the Awards Celebration & Ceremony.  Awards are presented to each of the “Artomobilia First in Class Winners”, and then the two “Artomobilia Best in Show” candidates are brought before the Main Stage.  Following an on-stage personal interview of the two candidates, the Judging Committee Chairman will briefly convene members of the Specialty Judging team and Honorary Judging team to determine the winning entry, the “Artomobilia Best in Show”, and the runner-up, the “Artomobilia Penultimate”.

In addition, we seek to delivery the most transparent and judging process available.  To that end, here are the guidelines that will be used for the judging process.

  • Each judging team will contain a Specialty Judge and one or more Honorary Judges. To identify these judges, they will wear yellow/gold baseball caps during the judging process.

  • Each judging team will visit the assigned class beginning at 11:00am EST, and review the entries in that class. They will then begin evaluating each car. If the owner is present, the owner will encouraged (and welcomed) to review and identify unique elements of the entry. Supporting documents, photos, etc. are also allowed and encouraged.

  • Each judge will evaluate the entry based on a five (5) point scale, and additions/deductions for each area will assigned.

    • Exterior Condition: Stock and/or Period Correct, Surface & Trim Condition, Uniform Body Gaps, Overall Condition and Exterior Paint.

    • Interior & Trunk Condition: Stock and/or Period Correct, Surface & Trim Condition, Carpets & Headliners, Trunk/Spare/Jack/Tools/etc., and Overall Cleanliness.

    • Engine Compartment Condition & Operation: Stock and/or Period Correct, No Dripping/Leaking/Dampness, No Missing Components, and Overall Condition.

    • Tires & Wheels Condition: Stock and/or Period Correct Wheels, Stock and/or Period Correct Tires, and Over All Condition.

    • Bonus Points: Certified Fire Extinguisher, Rare Documents, Survivor Significance, Special OEM Performance Options, Dealer Installed Options, and Overall Quality.

  • After evaluating the entries in each class, the judging team will confer to quantitatively determine which entries they believe are in the best, most original and/or period correct, physical condition, and from those, they will discuss to qualitatively determine which single entry is exhibits and/or incorporates the best, and most desirable, artistic and design elements.

  • Once the judging is complete for each entry, the quantitative and qualitative scoring will be completed and provided to the Judging Committee Chairman for review and consent. Please note that ENTRANT JUDGING RESULTS WILL NOT BE PROVIDED.

  • We acknowledge that both qualitative and qualitative results are ultimately subjective, and dependent on the differing opinions of the Specialty and Honorary Judges. To that end, entries deemed to be "Artomobilia First in Class" or "Artomobilia Best in Show" candidates will be validated for continuity and consistency by the Judging Committee Chairman and select members of the Judging Committee. The decisions are of the Judging Teams and Judging Committee are final.

 

QUANTITATIVE Scoring

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Qualitative Scoring

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Rules & Regulations

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