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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

How to compete for the Show-N-Shine??? DIESEL Motorsports

More and more diesel trucks are showing up just for the Show-N-Shine so how do the winners get picked?

I'm about ready to tell you how we rate the trucks in order to pick a winner! It is done on a 1-5 scale (5 highest) in selected categories for each truck! We normally announce when the judging will be done, it may be minus or plus 30 minutes from that time since we are trying to run a show but we also have to round up the judges.

Yes, DIESEL Motorsports does not pick the winners our judges select the winners. Who are the judges? 

Normally the judges are sponsor representatives that attend a lot of shows or a notable writer or authority in the diesel community. Then they walk the trucks with a DIESEL Motorsports personnel and tells us what the ratings are in the elected categories.






What are those categories?

Overall appearance
Suspension
Wheels/Tires
Performance Upgrades
Interior Appearance

Then they rate each vehicle 1-5 in each of those categories. Many times we do not know the winner until we are done with all the trucks and the numbers are totaled! The top point winner gets Best of Show, then we break them down to next high points for Ford, Dodge and GM/Dmax. DIESEL Motorsports now has added a new division of Vintage/Rat Rod.

So if your truck is locked up or the hood is not open you will get a 0 rating for that category. How can we see your performance upgrades if your hood is closed or rate the interior if the doors are locked. The judge may even ask the owner questions about the build so it is very beneficial if you are there during the judging.

Sometimes many do not agree with the judges or even myself agree with them but that is the most fair way and unbiased. An industry person who does not know who owns the trucks or what they favor for products or makes of trucks.

Most of these judges have been to many different industry shows and see many spectacular builds so it is a challenge for them to find the perfect diesel pickup.

I have to say from even 5 years ago there are now some unbelievable builds coming to the shows.

After last year's East Coast show DIESEL Motorsports decided to add the 5th class because there was some rare diesels at the show such as rat rods, diesel Tempo, and a diesel Chevette! These are great diesels that deserve recognition so keep bringing them in to the shows.

I'm still waiting for the 80's Diesel Cadillac Sedan to be entered along with some really cool dodge Power Wagons!

We have some NEW great prizes for the Show-N-Shine this year! Mothers will again be awarding their special Bucket of goodies, RBP will award a couple of $2000 Grilles and Kleinn will award a couple of $1000 air horn sets - plus the trophies and cash prizes!

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