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Show and Shine classes/categories‏

13 May 2011 No Comment

The “Streetmod Custom Show 2006”, was the first show and shine competition that I’ve entered my car. I took honours in the “Street Class”-category that day. What a happy moment it was, not only winning, but also with the birth of my first born that same week. Well, this write up is not about winning trophies or childbirth, it’s about entering your pride and joy in a “Show and Shine” competition. Like any other competition, there are rules and regulations and most important, classes or categories in which your car will have to compete in. This can be very confusing, especially when it is your first time entering a “Show and Shine” event. Please take note, this only applies for most of Cape Town’s car show competitions. A couple of months ago I did a write up, “From a judge’s point of view”, and in case you missed out on that one, check it out at http://automodified.net/from-a-judge%E2%80%99s-point-of-view/.  These two write ups go hand in hand with one another and will help you to prepare your car for a show and shine competition.

Classes/ Categories:

1. Street Class-This is your everyday use car.


Addition of a front spoiler and side skirts; crystal/projector lights; standard or colour change in the car’s exterior colour; sound install (custom or standard setup); re-covered/bucket seats and other accessories like steering wheel and gear knob; engine bay display (standard/modified/colour coded); standard/bigger wheel size(colour change); standard/custom suspension setup; interior and undercar lighting


2. Super Custom-Your trailer queens, a fully custom car.


Custom body kit includes customized/different bumpers, custom side sills including any other custom bodywork like vents, custom bonnet, shaven door handles and crystal/projector lights; custom spray jobs (pearl/holographic/etc.); custom sound install (neatness-fibre glass/mat/vinyl install); custom interior with re-covered/bucket seats, custom dashboard (colour coding/fibre glass) and other accessories like steering wheel/gear knob; modified engine bay with the focus on detail(braided hoses, bigger turbos, etc.); change of wheels (bigger/colour change/custom wheels); custom suspension; upgraded break disks and any other extras like interior and undercar lighting

3. Mini Trux-All bakkies/LDV’s. If there is too much custom work done to the LDV, it can also be classified as a “Super Custom” ride-depends on the criteria of the judges.

4. Old skool-All old school cars prior the 90’s. At some shows you will get an “Old school Custom” class when the ride has modifications similar to that of a “Super Custom” car.       

To add a little excitement to the competition, some shows have a “Beginners luck” class just to give the first time entrants that bug bite. I hope that this information is useful and helpful for first time entrants.

Until next time…God Bless


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