MECA's Show & Shine contests are designed for all vehicle types: cars, trucks, motorcycles, powerwheels toys, atv's, and we even judge the tricked out bicycles.
Our 100 point score sheet is easy to understand, for judges and competitors, focusing on the cleanest vehicles with the most attention to detail, especially related to customization, interior and exterior.
The 8 basic classes cover almost every kind of 4 wheeled vehicle that participates in these events:
Domestic Mild cars
Domestic Wild cars
Import Mild cars
Import Wild cars
Truck Mild pick-ups
Truck Wild pick-ups
Vintage - 20+ years - 1993 and older for the 2013 season
For the bigger events, and when the sponsors or organizers recognize the need, we have 30+ optional classes that may be added. For example, if we know the Scion Club is going to show up, we have specialized classes for them. If the event is mostly muscle cars, we work to have the fairest breakdown of classes for them.
We present awards that fit the budget of the hosts and sponsors, usually 1st - 3rd places. We have a Club Participation award for highest attendance, and clubs with a minimum of 3 vehicles in the contest are eligible. The Best of Show award is presented to the highest scoring vehicle.
MECA's Show & Shine features Specialty Awards, too, usually what we call the Phat Medals:
Phat I.C.E. - In-Car-Entertainment (audio and video sysems, game(s), camera(s), screen(s), etc.)
Competitive events are not for everyone, but for the dedicated few who like to show the work they've done to their rides, Show & Shine is a fair and fun format. Check out our rules and let the people in your area, who present events of this type, know that MECA wants to share Show & Shine with all enthusiasts and professional customizers.