How to Win First Place at a National Classic Car Show (Part 1)

Posted by Steve White on Feb 22, 2013

One of the greatest joys of owning a classic car is to see your car win first place in a prestigious car show. There are many national classic car shows taking place every year, ranging from shows that are organized by classic car clubs to concours d’elegance events. Concours events are the most distinguished classic car shows, and they set the standards for judging classic cars. It takes a lot of hard work, knowledge, and skills to become a winner at a national classic car show. Here are some tips that can help you increase your chances of winning that first place trophy:

Basics

In order to impress the judges at a national classic car show, you have to make sure that your car looks perfectly clean. Even if your car is immaculately restored, it will displease the judges if it has grime and dirt on its fenders and wheels. It is essential that you clean your car thoroughly before the competition. The best thing to do is to wash it at the venue of the car show. Wash the body and wheels until they gleam and the tires until they are black and shiny. Make sure the engine compartment is properly cleaned as well. Vacuum the carpets inside the car and clean the dashboard and seats. Remove any scratches you find on the body.

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