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All Subaru Car Show . . .

Purpose

Subaru culture is about bettering yourself and bettering your car. This car show aims to reflect that - we know there are plenty of quirks with our cars, and we respect those that have attempted to reduce them. This is not a car show for numbers-matching cars that are never driven (though a car like that would score 4/5 in every category), but for cars that reflect the enthusiasm of their owners’ activities. Achieving a 5 in any category requires significant thought and effort. The scoring has been devised so that it is possible to be competitive with a dented exterior or a children-lived-here interior, as long as all the other categories are high-scoring.

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In addition to preregistration, during the Meet, Greet, & Show the All Subaru Car Show Registration will be open from 9:00AM until 12:00PM. A separate parking area will be designated for All Subaru Car Show participants. If you are participating in both Scoobapalooza Autocross Sponsored by RacingLine and the All Subaru Car Show, the judges will come around and judge your car in the morning while the car is in the Autocross paddock area.

Car Show Classes . . .

(Impreza includes OBS, WRX, STI, XV Crosstrek; model years are based on WRX/STI/2.5RS. Legacy includes Outback):

  • Classic pre-1993
  • Forester
  • Legacy
  • BRZ/FR-S
  • 93-01 Impreza (GC, GF, GM)
  • 02-03 Impreza (GD, GG; “bugeye”)
  • 04-05 Impreza (GD, GG; “blobeye”)
  • 06-07 Impreza (GD, GG; “hawkeye”)
  • 08-14 Impreza (GE, GH, GR, GV; “narrowbody” and “widebody” judged together)
  • 15+ Impreza (GP, GJ; effectively 2012+ for non-WRX/STI)
  • Race/Rally car

 

Awards for Best In Show and People’s Choice will also be given in addition to the top scorer in each class.

 

Final score will be determined by adding together scores from each of the 4 categories. Partial points will be given (e.g. a car might score 4.5/5 in a category). BRING A MOD LIST. The judges plan on viewing 50-100 cars minimum at Scoobapalooza - if you have a JDM rear wing in a color option that’s never been imported by anyone else, we will not notice it without a mod list. BRING A MOD LIST.

Can I be involved in both the All Subaru Car Show and Scoobapalooza Autocross?

For the 2014 Scoobapalooza event, we will be able to offer a limited amount of entries for BOTH the All Subaru Car Show and Scoobapalooza Autocross. If you do have an interest in participating in BOTH events, you will need to FIRST contact us at [email protected] so that we can be sure to gather your information and assist you with proper preregistration.


Some Quick Guildelines:

  • Entry to the All Subaru Car Show will cost ONLY $5.00! (Preregistration is the same price)
  • On June 14th the Car Show Registration will be open from 9:00AM - 12:00PM
  • You and your vehicle MUST be present during the judging in order to win
  • Winning announcements will begin around 2:00PM and will conclude by 3:00PM
  • We highly suggest that you consider PreRegistering so that we can have your information ready and your parking prepared for your prior to your arrival.

Categories Explained . . .

Exterior Quality

What is the quality of the bodywork and paint? If the bodywork has been altered, has it been done well? Is the finish just shiny or deep and lustrous? Is the paint smooth or orange peeled? Any overspray, runs, ripples, etc.? Dents? Chips? Are bodykit seams smooth and straight? All panels aligned? Any doors sagging? Bumpers on straight? Glass squeaky clean? Cars should have a perfect cleaning and waxing. ***For race/rally cars, evaluate livery and decal applications - a rally car without dents is a rally car that hasn’t been raced yet.


Scoring:

1.    Obvious neglect. Dents and rust galore.

a.    Race/rally cars: decals and livery, if at all present, are careless. No obvious theme is present.

2.    Car shows heavy use (e.g. scuffs, scratches, pits, highway damage), but is otherwise presentable.

a.    Race/rally cars: An attempt at livery has been made but could easily be argued to be unsuccessful, decals are not well-applied.

3.    Car has a single distracting defect (e.g. one scratch on rear trunk or a single parking lot dent).

a.    Race/rally cars: Car looks like a race/rally car, but does not stand out.

4.    Car appears showroom-new. No defects are observed, cleaning and waxing is excellent.

a.    Race/rally cars: Exterior is more than just functional. Decals are straight with no bubbling, car looks exciting.

5.    Car’s appearance has been improved beyond stock. If present, aftermarket trim has been tastefully applied and the desired effect has been achieved. For example, this does not encompass a single carbon fiber bolt-on hood, but rather describes several carbon fiber pieces that have been added to achieve a theme. Lowering, if present, has been masterfully achieved with no rubbing. Aftermarket wheels are of obvious high quality, not low-end clones. Judges will attempt to restrict influence of personal views regarding “stance,” “hellaflush,” or “riced-out” appearances.

a.    Race/rally cars: Exterior has been themed through use of livery. Appearance is highly professional, effort is obvious. [e.g. Block’s, Higgins’s, or L’Estage’s cars]

 


Interior Quality

Is everything in good condition or truly excellent? Are the seats perfect and clean or ripped and dirty? Is the headliner intact and tight or drooping and baggy? Are the carpets clean and new looking or dirty and worn? Have modifications, such as gauges or aftermarket seats, been hacked in, or are they professional looking? Are the sun visors in good shape? Door panels? Every piece of the interior should be perfectly clean and prepared; there should be no dirt under the floor mats or junk under the seats. Look at the trunk or hatch. It should be prepared to the same perfect state as the interior.


Scoring

1.    Obvious neglect. Fabric is ripped, dash is scratched.

a.    Race/rally cars: Interior is rusted, would have to think about trusting life to roll cage.

2.    Car shows heavy use (e.g. scuffs, scratches, pits, subtle stains), but is otherwise presentable.

a.    Race/rally cars: Interior is functional, but that’s it. Cheap seats, etc.

3.    Car has a single distracting defect (e.g. one scuff on the seats, a single scratch on the dash).

a.    Race/rally cars: Some attention to driver/codriver interaction with the car has been paid, but setup appears to be a build-in-progress. Steering wheel might be quick-release, dash might be flocked, trip computer might be set up differently.

4.    Car appears showroom-new and very clean.

a.    Race/rally cars: Driver/codriver interaction with the car was a prime focus of the interior. Surfaces for controlling devices are pleasant to interact with and aid rather than distract. Examples: flocked dash, extended shifter, rotated hydraulic hand brake, alcantara/leather steering wheel, adjustable trip computer, codriver storage compartments.

5.    Car interior has been improved beyond stock. Examples: alcantara conversion is complete, aftermarket gauges appear OEM or otherwise well-integrated, aftermarket stereo is well-integrated, aftermarket lighting matches and achieves a “mood,” aftermarket seats are still adjustable.

a.    Race/rally cars: In addition to meeting the requirements for the previous ranking, the interior actually looks nice and appears to be a whole thought. Parts match in appearance, paint is one color, etc.

 


Power Mechanical Quality - Engine and Drivetrain

Does everything look neat and well put together? Is the quality of the workmanship good or great? Are there special features that deserve points? Are the systems securely mounted? Do the systems work together harmoniously, i.e. do they appear to flow into one another or are they just shoved somewhere? Is the exhaust system solid, or about to fall off? Are there any fluid leaks? Is the engine compartment perfectly clean and detailed?

 Scoring

1.    Obvious neglect. Drivetrain is rusted, battery terminals look like they’re growing something, performance parts look haphazardly slapped on, judges wonder if car passes safety inspection.

a.    Race/rally cars: Judges would have serious second thoughts about trusting the safety and reliability of the car on the track.

2.    Car shows signs of heavy use (engine bay might show signs of spilled fluids and dirt, exhaust looks like it’s been through a few winters, wouldn’t hurt to re-wrap headers, spring coils have minor surface rust, some minor oil leaks observed, etc) but is otherwise presentable. Looks like most 5-10 year old cars on the road.

a.    Race/rally cars: Car looks like it would pass tech most of the time. Would most likely finish a race with no issues.

3.    Car has a single distracting defect - some maintenance should be done after Scoobapalooza. Fluids might be low, or belts are worn.

a.    Race/rally cars: Car looks like it would pass tech. Very functional, but that’s it.

4.    Car is mechanically sound and maintenance is up-to-date. Would have no qualms about selling the car to a respected buyer/close friend without any qualifiers. Lots of life left.

a.    Race/rally cars: Functionality or reliability has been improved from stock in one or two areas.

5.    Car’s mechanical reliability and performance has been significantly improved from stock. Engine is more than just COBB Stage 2 (and has been done with longevity in mind), common problems with the model have been solved or eliminated. [A good example would be a 2008 WRX with reinforced clutch-firewall welds and at least a VF52 swap; or a 2005 Outback XT with the banjo bolt filter removed and some nifty performance bits]

a.    Race/rally cars: Mechanical quality would give this car a definite advantage over other cars in its class. The owner can vouch for the proven quality of nearly every aspect of the car.

 

 

Handling Mechanical Quality - Suspension, wheels, and tires

Does everything look neat and well put together? Is the quality of the workmanship good or great? Are there special features that deserve points? Are the systems securely mounted? Do the systems work together harmoniously, i.e. do they appear to flow into one another or are they just shoved somewhere? Are the suspension bushings smooth and reliable, or cracked and falling apart? Are there any fluid leaks?

Scoring

1.    Obvious neglect. Underbody is rusted, struts are blown, performance parts look haphazardly slapped on, judges wonder if car passes safety inspection.

a.    Race/rally cars: Judges would have serious second thoughts about trusting the safety and reliability of the car on the track.

2.    Car shows signs of heavy use (spring coils have minor surface rust, tires could use replacing, some curb rashing observed, etc) but is otherwise presentable. Looks like most 5-10 year old cars on the road.

a.    Race/rally cars: Car looks like it would pass tech most of the time. Would most likely finish a race with no issues.

3.    Car has a single distracting defect - some maintenance should be done after Scoobapalooza. Tires might be cheap/might be time to replace tires, or suspension looks worn and tired. Aftermarket suspension parts bolted on with no thought behind their inclusion is considered a distracting defect.

a.    Race/rally cars: Car looks like it would pass tech. Very functional, but that’s it.

4.    Car is mechanically sound and maintenance is up-to-date. Would have no qualms about selling the car to a respected buyer/close friend without any qualifiers. Lots of life left.

a.    Race/rally cars: Functionality or reliability has been improved from stock in one or two areas.

5.    Car’s mechanical reliability and performance has been significantly improved from stock. Bushings/suspension have been upgraded, cornering ability or ride comfort has been significantly improved, common problems with the model have been solved or eliminated. [A good example would be a 2008 WRX with upgraded springs and the 2009-2010 tire size on OEM-sized rims or better; or a 2005 Outback XT with the alignment re-done to eliminate ghostwalking, and some nifty performance bits]

a.    Race/rally cars: Mechanical quality would give this car a definite advantage over other cars in its class. The owner can vouch for the proven quality of nearly every aspect of the car.

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