Show 'N' Shine

Show-n-Shine Judging Rules


All entries for the Show 'N' Shine must be received at the Officials desk before 8.30am Saturday

Applications forms will be available on this website at a future date.


Judging of all classes will begin at 10.30am each day. No allowances will be given for cars not ready at this time (no entries after judging has commenced). 

The judges are comparing cars against each other and not looking at cars as they would be straight out of the showroom.

Cars will be judged for the workmanship, detailed tidiness and cleanliness.

You do not have to be at your car when it is judged but you must ensure that the car is unlocked and the judges have access to the  engine bay. It will not be judged if there is no access.


As most of these cars are driven daily points will not  be deducted for paint chips, and normal fair wear & tear. Judges are looking more for detail to cleanliness and effort of presentation.

Pay attention for polish residue left behind, dirt on the paintwork, especially around the seams, gutters, and around hinges and handles, inspect paintwork from different angles for signs of streaking and swirl marks.


Detail here should be towards cleanliness and tidiness. Judges are looking for rubbish and dirt in door pockets, and unnecessary items on the parcel shelf etc.

Interior can have items that would have been there when the car was delivered from the Dealer, log books and delivery receipts are OK.

Display merchandise is encouraged if neatly presented.

Under Carriage, Wheels and Tyres

Signs of normal use, dents and scratches, etc are acceptable.

Attention should be towards cleanliness. Effort shown to remove oil, dirt, and road grime and brake dust and even removing grass clippings from tyres if judging is close may make the difference.

Engine Bay

Cleanliness, attention to detail, and effort in presentation are important and key factors looked for. Check for grime around the base of master cylinders and rocker cover for oil and dirt.