Each participating Fiero will be placed in a judged show class that takes into consideration the year, model, style, degree of originality of modifications and/or customization. If your Fiero is driven regularly as your primary or alternate means of transportation, you are encouraged to participate in a class within the Street or Street Custom Group. For Cars in these classes, only the exterior and interior will be judged. The engine and front compartment will not be judged and their lids will remain closed. This will allow you to participate in the Daytona 2000 Tropical Nights show event without being in direct competition with show quality cars that are infrequently exposed to normal wear and tear of the open road.

All classes will be judged on the basis of 100 points. The exterior, interior, visible suspension parts, wheels and wheel wells, and engine are valued at 100 total points for the Stock, Modified, Custom and Specialty classes. Only the exterior (including the wheel wells) and interior of the Street and Street Custom cars will be judged with separate judging sheets that also total 100 points. Hoods and deck lids will remain closed on cars in the Street/Street Custom classes during the judging. All cars will begin with 100 points and deductions will be made on the judging sheet for each respective area for any discrepancies found. The points indicated beside an item to be judged on the score sheet indicates the maximum points that a judge may deduct for each item. Minimum deductions may be made in half point increments at the discretion of an individual judge.


The Event Chairperson is in charge of the show. The Event Chairperson will appoint a Chief Judge to assume the responsibilities for judging at the event. There will be at least nine judges and alternates in addition to the Chief Judge. There will be at least three teams of two judges with one alternate for each team. The alternate will act as the timer for his/her team. Members of the judging teams will be announced prior to the show. The Chief Judge will be responsible for tabulating the judging sheets. In the event of a tie, the Chief Judge will also judge the cars involved in the tie to determine the winner. In the unlikely event a tie still exists, two trophies will be awarded.


Trophies will be awarded as follows:

A trophy will be awarded for every class that has participants. Trophies will be awarded according to participation in the event as follows:

* Note: Winners of these trophies will relinquish their trophy for best in their class to the next car. i.e., Only one trophy will be awarded to a car in judged competition, except for "Best of Show". The "Best of Show" winner will receive the "Best of Show" trophy in addition to the trophy for best of their group. This procedure will be applied to "spread the wealth" among the entrants and encourage continued future participation in Fiero events.

Additional awards will be made for several special categories. They will be awarded as an indication of excellence in a particular category. The judging requirements for several of these awards are left to the discretion of the Chief Judge and/or the Event Chairperson and will be as fair and consistent as possible. These awards include but are not limited to:

Best Paint

Best Engine

Best Interior

Best Displayed

Best Female Owned and Prepared

Club Participation

Farthest Distance

Golden Toothbrush Award

Best Re-engineered Fiero


Fieros entered in the Show will be separated into a class within one of six groups based upon the criteria outlined in this Section. A group generally represents cars within a reasonable range of the same level of preparedness for a show. These groups provide a level of competition that is both fair and reasonable for the entrants and the judges who must evaluate individual cars that vary in age, design, degree of customization and/or modification, and the amount of regular usage. Cars will be as assigned to classes as follows





1984-8 Coupe/Sport Coupe / SE


1984 Indy Pace


1985 GT


1986 - 88 Fastback GT






Coupe Body Style


Fastback GT Body Style



Coupe Body Style


Fastback GT Body Style







Fastback GT


85 GT









Fastback GT


85 GT










Please register your Fiero in the appropriate class. Last year many owners of really nice Custom Fieros opted to stay in the Street Custom (formerly "Daily Driver") rather than move up to the more competitive Custom class. Try to be honest with yourself about how good your car really is and move up to the Custom class this year. All it takes is preparation of the engine and trunk area and the front compartment. Since this is a judged competition, the basis for winning or losing is not the competition as much as quality of work and preparation. In other words you have an equal chance of winning in any class providing your car is in good condition and you have properly maintained, cleaned, and prepared the items to be judged in that class (see the class score sheets).

The basic separation of cars for this Fiero Show will be between the more serious show cars and between those that are driven regularly by entrants who desire to compete against other regularly driven cars. The "Street/Street Custom" groups are for those who drive their cars regularly and wish to participate in the Fiero Show, but do not have the interest or time to maintain and detail their car to the same standards as the "show cars." Cars in the "Street/Street Custom" classes will not open their hoods or deck lids as part of the Fiero Show. These classes are not intended for the more competitive entrant, but provide an opportunity for awards to a Fiero owner that is willing to make the effort to participate.

Stock means 100% OEM. There will be no tech inspections - judges are knowledgeable. This class is for the purists - the owners who view their Fiero as a "collectible" or want to preserve the purely stock Fiero. The best of these cars will be virtually completely original, have very low mileage, are rarely, if ever, driven daily, and will be meticulously prepared. Very rare cars in this class are trailered to events and have yet to be driven. Keep in mind the judging is based on preparation, attention to detail, and quality so that an undriven car is not guaranteed to trophy. Reproduction or replacement parts that are intended to look and function like the original GM parts will be considered stock for classification purposes at this event.

Street is defined as a basically OEM stock appearing Fiero that is driven regularly by an entrant who desires to compete against other regularly driven cars. A car in this class will have a stock appearing engine, stock wheels (may be black, gold, white, or body color), stock paint color, a basically stock interior, and will not be lowered. Stock appearing engines include 3.1 and 3.4 conversions that use the stock Fiero plenum. Reupholstered seats and interior panels are allowed providing the basic panel or seat is stock Fiero. For example, Mr. Mike leather seats and replacement door panels and visors will be allowed in this class. Some non-OEM parts are allowed, such as decals and non-stock minor interior pieces such as shift knobs and short shifters. After market sound systems and running/driving lights will also be allowed in the Street Stock classes. Non-OEM mechanical items such as brake conversions, stock appearing exhaust systems, and KYB or Koni shocks/struts will be allowed in this class. This class is for Fiero owners who drive their basically stock Fiero regularly and do not have the interest or time to maintain and detail their car to the same standards as the "show cars". Keep in mind that the front and rear compartments of the cars in this class will be closed during judging.

Street Custom is defined as a basically non-stock appearing Fiero or a Fiero with major mechanical modifications that is driven regularly by an entrant who desires to compete against other regularly driven cars. A car in this class may have aftermarket wheels, non-factory paint color, modified engine or engine conversion, suspension modifications, or body changes such as bolt-on side scoops, air dams, or rear wings. This class is for Fiero owners who drive their customized Fiero regularly and do not have the interest or time to maintain and detail their car to the same standards as the "show cars". Keep in mind that the front and rear compartments of the cars in this class will be closed during judging.

Custom is defined as major body changes. Major body changes are ground effects, modified fascias, scoops that are molded into the body, scoops that require cutting of the body, or any non bolt-on modification to the body. Major changes to the interior such as different molded dashes or consoles (e.g., the Piranha interior) are also considered to belong in this class. Cars in this class may NOT have major mechanical changes. However, stock appearing engines including the 3.1 and 3.4 conversions that use the stock Fiero plenum are allowed in the custom class. This class is for Fiero owners who do not drive their customized Fiero regularly and maintain and detail the total car to the highest standards. Fieros in this class will be judged for the overall quality and appearance of custom changes as well as appearance and cleanliness.

Modified is defined as major mechanical changes. Major mechanical changes are engine/transaxle conversions or suspension transplants from other vehicles. A Conversion is defined as an non-stock engine/transaxle swap that requires modifications to the stock Fiero electronics or stock Fiero engine/transaxle mounts. Conversions include all V-8 swaps, 3800's, 3100's and the 3.4 DOHC engine. Cars in this class may have both major mechanical and major body changes. This class is for Fiero owners who do not drive their modified Fiero regularly and maintain and detail the total car to the highest standards. Fieros in this class will be judged for technical quality of modifications as well as appearance and cleanliness.


The judges are responsible to the Chief Judge who is in turn responsible to the Event Chairperson. There will be at least three judging teams, each consisting of two judges and an alternate. The alternate will serve as the timer. Each car will be judged during a period not to exceed three minutes. This is necessary to complete judging in the allotted time for the number of expected participants. All judges and alternates will participate in at least one judging training session presented by the Chief Judge prior to the event. If a judge's car is in a class being judged, he/she may not judge any car in that class - he/she will act as the timer. The timer will announce "Start" to indicate the timed judging of a car has begun. The timer will also announce the time remaining to complete judging at two minutes, one minute, thirty seconds, fifteen seconds, and stop.

All judges will possess an above average understanding of what is correct within the various classes, a familiarity with the judging guidelines and rules, and a sense of fairness that will be demonstrated by consistent judging from car-to-car and class-to-class.

A guest judge may be appointed by the Event Chairman to participate as a judge for any of the following groups: Stock, Custom, Modified, or Specialty. If a guest judge is invited to participate, he/she must judge all of the entrants in every class in which they judge any entrant. Guest judges must participate as a team member (one of two judges) and follow the established judging rules and guidelines for the event when judging any of the event classes. A guest judge may independently judge any of the special category awards. Guest judges will be thoroughly briefed by the Chief Judge on rules, judging criteria, guidelines, and other pertinent information prior to participating in the judging.

The Chief Judge will conduct a brief Judges' Meeting prior to the beginning of judging to ensure all judges are familiar with their assigned areas and that they understand the guidelines, rules and any other specifics that pertain to the show. The Chief Judge will be available during the entire event (also the day before and the day after competition) to assist entrants in understanding the judging rules, preparing their cars for future shows, and finding needed replacement parts or service.


Judging will begin promptly at 11 am Saturday. To be judged, all vehicles except those in the Street Group classes, must be displayed with their hood, deck lid, gas filler, and both doors open (only during judging). Street Group classes will be displayed with only the driver's window open. It is suggested that the entrants remove either the trunk compartment light bulb or the appropriate fuse to avoid discharging their batteries. Judges will not sit in or touch vehicles. All cars will be judged for overall preparation, cleanliness, and presentation. In addition, the Custom and Modified classes will also be judged for technical goodness and quality of workmanship.

Each judging team will consist of two judges and an alternate judge who will act as the timer. In the event that one of the judges or the judge's immediate family has a car entered in the show, the judge will disqualify himself/herself from judging any car in that particular class. The alternate judge will judge all cars in that class. The disqualified judge will serve as the team timer during the judging of that class.

The classes will be judged in the following order: Modified, Custom, Stock, Street Custom, Street Stock, and Specialty. The judges within a team may confer with each other as they examine each car to arrive at a consensus on any point deductions to be made. Separate judging sheets will be used by each judge for each car (two judging sheets required per car). The completed sheets will be given to the chief judge after each car in the class has been judged. The Chief Judge will tabulate the scores. In the event of a tie, the Chief Judge will judge the cars in question to break the tie. In the event a tie still exists after the Chief Judge has judged the cars, two trophies will be awarded for the same place and the next trophy in sequence will be skipped. For example, if two cars tie for first place in a three-trophy class, there will be two first place trophies, no second place trophy, and one third place trophy. In the event of a tie for second place, there will be one first place trophy, two second place trophies, and no third place trophy for that class. The Information on the score sheets is not public information and will be secured by the Chief Judge out of public view. The Chief Judge may make score sheets available to entrants either immediately after the awards banquet or the following day. The Chief Judge will announce which option that will be used during the awards banquet.

Each judge will review all of the cars in the show before judging begins. This initial review will allow the judges to be generally aware of the quality of cars to be judged and help them establish a reasonable benchmark as the standard for the show/event.

Judges may not touch the cars. Entrants should open the driver's window, the hood, and the trunk (as required for their class) and move the seats back so the judges can see to properly judge each car.

The appropriate 100 point event score sheet will be used by each judge for each car in the show. These score sheets will have numbers for the judges to circle to deduct points in specified judging areas. Each car starts with 100 points and deductions are made. The highest score (least deductions) determines all judged awards. An observed operationally unsafe condition (e.g., bald tires, leaking fuel, etc.) will result in significant point deductions.

The Chief Judge will be available Friday, during registration at the hotel, during the show, and on the day following the show to answer questions from entrants.

Judging teams will turn score sheets into the Chief Judge immediately upon completion of judging for each class. The Chief Judge will then provide the team with the score sheets for the next class to be judged.


The Chief Judge or Event Chairperson will announce the beginning of judging for each group so that owners may stand by their cars if they wish.

Judges may not touch the ground with their hands or knees to view chasis components.

A one-car class will be judged.

Judges may not use a flashlight to inspect any part of a Fiero.


The following information comprises the general guidelines the judges will follow when judging entrants in this event.

Check fit and alignment of all panels. Deductions will be made for damage or evidence of repair such as mismatched paint, visible rivet heads, body cracks, poor repair of collision. GT quarter panel windows are considered body panels in this event. Bras are allowed, however, judges will assume the fascia is in poor condition and maximum allowable points for the fascia will automatically be deducted.

Look for overall cleanliness. Deductions will not be made for dust accumulated during the show. Deductions will be made only for dirt and/or road film missed in the clean up.

Check for clarity of finish, luster and polish. Deductions will be made for blemishes, chips, scratches, peeling, or other flaws in the texture or finish of the paint.

Deductions will be made for blemishes, scratches, dirt and smudges.

Deduct for cracks, scratches, cleanliness, and/or improper fit.

Rubber molding around glass should be neat, clean, and free of cracks.

Deductions will be made for scratches, rust, tire dressing overspray, lack of proper polish or luster as well as overall cleanliness. Some oxidation of aluminum wheels is normal in the Street groups. Calipers are included under wheels. Calipers should be clean and free of rust or road dirt/grease.

Check for overall cleanliness and lack of blemishes to the visible sidewalls. No deductions will be made for entrants who do not apply a shining agent to the tires, but deductions can be made if such agents are improperly or inconsistently applied. Tire treads should have reasonable depth, be clean and free of stones. Tire dressing should not extend more than one inch into the tread area for safety reasons. Deductions will be made for tire tread that is completely covered by a tire dressing.

Deductions will be made for lack of cleanliness or damage in all groups. Visible areas of inner fenders may be neatly painted in all classes.

Gas filler area could be a tiebreaker, as it will be evaluated in the open position for condition, cleanliness and paint in all classes.

The under-carriage will be inspected for cleanliness and lack of damage from no closer than a "bent knee squat" position. A judge's hands and/or knees may not touch the ground.

Deductions will be made for obvious color fade and wear as well as lack of cleanliness.

Inspect cleanliness and condition. Deductions will be made for sagging or otherwise poor fitting upholstery or panels.

Check for general cleanliness and damage. A reasonable amount of grease on door hinges is normal and allowable.

Check doorjambs and door sills for condition, cleanliness, excessive grease, and general appearance.

Check all weather stripping for condition, cleanliness and correct application.

Check for cleanliness and condition.

Check for general condition and cleanliness of the visible engine parts (including lack of grease/oil). A reasonable amount of grease on hood latches is normal and allowable.

Check for paint, condition and cleanliness around the radiator, front compartment, wiper area, fuel filler, and the underside of the hood.

Check all wiring harnesses and vacuum lines for condition, cleanliness and appearance.


Cars may not be moved from the judging area until the Event Chairperson announces that judging has ended. Any entrant who moves his/her car from the area prior to that time without permission of the Chief Judge and the Event Chairperson, will be disqualified.

Any entrant not in place for judging at 11 am will be disqualified.

An entrant who continues to clean his/her car after the "stop cleaning" time has been announced by the Event Chairperson will be disqualified.

An entrant who willfully interferes with a judging team or tries to influence the scoring will be disqualified.

An entrant who exhibits unsportsmanlike conduct in any phase of the Fiero event may be expelled from the event.

Excessive use of alcoholic beverages or use of drugs during the time of the event is grounds for disqualification.

An entrant who is disqualified will forfeit his/her entry fee.


All Fieros must be in place at 11am or they will be disqualified and not allowed to park in the judging area.

All Fieros entered in the Event must be reasonably prepared for showing. They must not have significant body damage or other lack of parts that would render the car a poor example of the marquee and an embarrassment to the Host Club. At the discretion of the Chief Judge and the concurrence of the Event Chairperson, any entrant whose car is not properly prepared for showing may be asked to remove the car from the show area.

All Fieros must be in operating condition to enter the event.

The entrant will remove all loose items from the interior of the car.

All cars will be shown without elaborate displays, turntables, etc. A sign of reasonable dimensions (use 20" x 20" as a guide) which is in good taste will be allowed. Mirrors may be used under the car to show the undercarriage, drivetrain, and suspension components. They must not extend beyond the outer dimensions of the car. Cars in only a Custom or Modified Group Class may remove up to two wheels for display, but the car must be supported by jack stands and the wheels must be near the car for judging.

It is highly recommended that entrants remain with their cars while their class is being judged. They will be free to move about while other classes are being judged. A judge who also has a car in the show may appoint a representative to be with their car during their absence.

The area around the car should be clear of anything that would interfere with the efficient judging of each car. Entrants should not talk with the judges during judging except to answer questions.

All parties involved in disagreements as to classification or judging will conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner at all times.


The following score sheets will be filled out by each judge for each car in the show. Results will be tabulated by the Chief Judge and announced at the awards banquet.









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