We are trying it this way to try to make it as equitable and fair for everyone concerned. I'll explain. Over the past 10 years or so, the show has been done both on Friday and the traditional Saturday. A Saturday show has to be run efficiently or, you don't have time to do a through job of judging and determining the winners, in time for a trophy presentation , before the evening activities begin. A recent year, the judging didn't start till noon on Sat. Needless to say ,the presentation was late that year, very late. Some hosts have elected to have the show on Friday.
That makes it very easy on the people running the show, but it leaves a lot to be desired for the people in the show and the spectators. Not to mention ,anyone arriving after Friday morning sees nothing of the show, much less be in it. I have heard a lot of complaining about that over the years.. The van show is the highlight, the crown jewel, if you will, of the truck-in.. Vans, are what makes it a van-in. They should be the centerpiece , the focal point of the event. So.... we decided to split up the show over 2 days. Friday will feature all the street van classes, Ford, Dodge, Chevy, including street minis ,and panels. The street classes comprise approx. half of the vans in the show and are the fullest classes in the show.
The rest of the vans will be judged on Saturday. This divides the show equally into two days giving the judges more time to GET IT RIGHT.As usual classification will be on Thursday ,just as it has been in the past. Any late arrival will get the chance to be judged and /or see ,at least part of the show. We will have the street judges there on sat to judge any late arrival, but only for the guys arriving after Friday noon. If your there before that ,and want to be in the show, you must be judged at your scheduled time. The lanes will close when judging begins.
We will have clearly marked rows for each class and you must be in the proper row to be judged. This will put more responsibility on the individual, but just like in drag racing , if you miss your call to the line , you forfeit. It's all part of the competition. The judging will begin early (9 am) on both days, so it will finish earlier for the judges and avoid at least part of the heat of the day. This also allows everyone to participate in other activities that they would miss if the show ran till 4 o'clock. The Trophy presentation will happen at 6 pm sat afternoon.There will be no Raffles at awards. All game trophy's will be awarded each day, and winners will be announced over the p.a.system, as there will be over 100 of these. We do not want a 3 hour awards ceremony. We have some nice entertainment scheduled, and you don't want to be sitting in awards while all the fun is going on. These rules will be printed both in the bible and on each van's class card so everyone is aware of them. We want the show to be fun for all and the judging to be correct. Hopefully this will help..
FOR THOSE WHO ARE JUDGED ON FRIDAY, AND WANT TO BRING THEIR VAN OUT ON SATURDAY TO SHOW IT, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DO SO. THERE WILL BE A SEPERATE AREA FOR THE VANS ALREADY JUDGED SO THEY WONT BE CONFUSED WITH THE VANS BEING JUDGED ON SAT. ALSO, THE BRIGHT & SHINE WILL TAKE PLACE ON FRIDAY EVENING. LINE UP TO BEGIN AROUND 8:30 PM.