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For those of you who have shown at Super Chevy Shows.. I have a question:

Have you ever received your ACTUAL Score Sheet back? and if so, what show was this at and when?

I used to show my 66 past and present at Super Chevy Maplegrove,PA in the STOCK class and it was always my understanding that Score Sheets were not given to owners.. I believe you can ask the judge/s after the show when awards have been given out, to go over your car and how/why you placed where you did ... and they will do this in a Vague , typical SC Judge kinda way.. but to actually give you the SCORE SHEET?? I did not think they did this ie., too much controversy with owners arguing with judges after the fact..

I ask because I sometimes see Cars for sale and listed with "scored 925 blah blah blah out of 1000 at Super Chevy..." and it leaves me scratching my head :confused:

Feedback welcome.. just a curiosity of mine.

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Mike,

I won 3 Super Chevy shows (2 of them in the stock class) and never saw or received my score sheet. My wins were in Bakersfield which was later moved to Pomona in the '90's.
 

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I've got a couple of wins and a bunch of RU's in Street category. I've never received a score sheet but they used to tell you your scores if you asked, after Sunday awards. The last couple of years they told us if you want to find out how they scored your car, you must talk to judges on Saturday as they are judging the cars. Can't talk to them on Sunday. There is always a judging seminar for entrants on Saturday mornings where they tell you their procedures. Mike, your car should be in a Gold class (special display area), where all cars win 1st place in their class. But the Super Chevy people decide who goes into Gold classes. There'e usually about 10-12 cars in Gold classes at Super Chevy Indy. A few years ago they said there were 64 Gold class cars in the country at that time. For more info and results of past shows., go to www.superchevyshow.com. BTW when I received scores they were on a 100 point scale and the judging appears to be very informal.
 

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Thanks Jim and Von, much appreciated!


Liek I said, I just see guys advertising cars and using this Super Chevy score thing and as an aid.. which I can't blame them.. but didn't think I ever recalled being able to get a score sheet, and if what you say is even true.. that they MIGHT tell you what you scored.. well that wouldn't fly with me when buying a high end car.. just some seller telling me what it scored.. I would need to see the Official Sheet otherwise,...just lip service.. ;)

as for my Danube Blue Von.. yes, I am well aware of Gold Class cars.. Thanks for the endorsement... but my days of SC shows are over, been there done that a sthey say..... Not my cup of tea to have a judge do the equiv. of a Drive By Judging on my car..

Other comments on scoring welcome!
 

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i love to go to car shows, and i don't mean to insult anybody, because i know there are some knowlegable people out there, but i've also seen the ugly end of this. example, a few years back, lance-w and bbblondie literally finished a 69ss hours before a local show, this show is fairly large and takes up all of a small local down town.

they arrived with the car still smelling of all new parts, at the end of the day, she didn't even get an honorable mention, and they clearly had one of the top cars there. to see the parade of winners that afternoon, it was clear that thier car was nicer than 60% of the winners. so now i go, look at the cool rides and blow out before awards are given. was i biased? yes, but it didn't change the fact that one of the best cars there didn't recieve even a mention.

i'm not saying all judging or judges don't know what they are doing, but i've been to enough shows where identical cooky cutter tri 5 chevy's have taken everything, 100% correct cars have been left out. i once had a very nice 65 mustang, i took it to a show and one everything in site, problem was, the car wasn't even cloe to being correct, and to see the dissapointment on people who had way more $ and talent wrapped up in thier rides, just tainted it for me. i never entered another show for other than hangin with my buds...
 

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I've won "People's Choice" and other trophies where there were very clearly several much nicer cars at the show. Sure, I have the trophy, but deep down I know that I really didn't win anything. Up here I think that you would be hard pressed to find someone who knows enough about a single model much less all the different cars in a show. I'd be wary of any judge that can't or won't explain his work. These days, we just hit cruise nights and go for Sunday afternoon drives. Works for us.
 

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Yes Super Chevy Show judges don't do a real throrough job and aren't in the same league as AACA or the old NCOA, but for the most part are fair and are in general a lot better than judges at a typical local car show. They are mostly judging quality and workmanship rather than part #'s and date codes, etc. Local shows are subject to a lot of politicing, favoritism, and inept judging. I saw it firsthand in a show I entered last weekend.
 

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These days, we just hit cruise nights and go for Sunday afternoon drives. Works for us.

That's what we do Keith. Or enter the show as a non judged vehicle!:beers:
 

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Mike,

My 70 has placed at the Maple Grove event a couple times. I went up to the judge afterwards to see what he wrote down. They don't use 1000 point anything. If you remember, you actually fill out the score sheet and hand it in to them when you register. They just seem to assign some kind of value and use subtractions. So jusy my opinion, anyone that is advertising a car for sale and puts in the description scored XXX out of 1000 at Super Chevy is blowing alot of BS.
 

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I've got a few Class winner jackets from Gainsville. The judges were fair and as said above would show you your score, but wouldn't give you the sheet.

When I moved to Texas I began showing my black 69 around 2001, same car as in 1999 in Florida. Everything about the show was different except for my car. I went from class winner, to not a mention with far less cars in the field and some questionable cars winning in my opinion. When I asked to review the score sheet, They couldn't find it. I very kindly asked the judge who went over my car to advise me on improvements to make to my car. He said I could work on the paint & body. I about fell over! This car was the cleanest, straightest, blackest driver I could possibly have shown. With out a doubt, the 'paint job of my life' out of hundreds.

Needless to say, the Super Chevy Show in North Texas went down hill, all on it's own merit, or lack there of in the next few years. I've heard great things in other locations and I do miss Gainsville!
 
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