Car Show – Saturday, July 13th,2019
Past conventions have used various ways of creating classes and awarding recognition, from a rigid class list with 1-3 places per class, to just a panel of VIP’s walking around and selecting a few cars that catch their eye. Each way has its own merits and faults. More often than not a class method is used, but unfortunately, not all of the trophies end up being awarded if the individual classes are not fully represented. Every year, this topic is reviewed to try to make the show better for all…and we have a new approach for 2019.
For this year, we are using a “hybrid method”, which has been used very successfully in local and regional shows. It recognizes the best in a total of 33 different classes for all years and models of Shelby’s and High Performance Fords, plus a “Top 25” and additional special/VIP picks.
SAAC 44 / Team Shelby East Grand Nationals Car Show Classes
Class # Class Name
1 CSX 2000 289 Cobras
2 CSX 3000 427 Cobras
3 CSX 4000 through 9000 Cobras
4 1965 GT-350
5 1966 GT-350
6 1966 GT-350 Hertz
7 1967 GT-350
8 1967 GT-500
9 1968 GT-350
10 1968 GT-500 & 500KR
11 1969 & 1970 GT-350
12 1969 & 1970 GT-500
13 1969-1971 BOSS Mustang
14 2012-2013 BOSS Mustang
15 2007 – 2009 GT-500 All
16 2007-2009 GT-500 KR & Super Snakes
17 2010-2014 GT-500 All
18 2010-2014 GT-500 KR & Super Snakes
19 2010 to Present GT-350
20 2007 To Present GT & SGT
21 2006 to Present GT-H
22 Shelby Trucks
23 1965 to 1973 Mustangs Stock
24 1965 to 1973 Mustangs Modified
25 1974 to 2004 Mustangs ALL
26 2005 to Present Mustangs ALL
27 Special Edition Mustangs (Saleen, Roush, etc)
28 2005 to Present Ford GT
29 Exotic Ford (Pantera, Tiger, etc)
30 Replicas ALL
31 Competition Cars
32 Special Interest
33 Classic Shelby Mustang Tribute
Peoples Choice (1)
Team Shelby Pick (1)
SAAC Pick (1)
Sponsors Choice / Celebrity Pick (2)
All show entrants will be given a perforated voting sheet and envelope for their cars. The empty envelope goes under your windshield wiper, then the entrants will walk the showfield and put a ticket (i.e. a ‘vote’) in their favorite cars envelope, thereby creating the Top 25 award winning group.
Separately, a panel of judges from SAAC and Team Shelby will walk the field and select the first place car for each of the 33 classes. If a car wins both a Top 25 and a first place, the car will only be awarded the first place, which allows for more winners overall. No car can win two awards. Likewise, if a car wins a “special/VIP award” (SAAC or TS Pick, People’s Choice, etc.) it is also removed from the top 25 and the first place competition. The goal is to give out all the awards and also give more cars the chance of winning and being recognized.
Another aspect of the show, which we hope will make it enjoyable, will be the relaxing of the rigid class structure. We will still group by classic and modern Shelby, real Cobras, etc, but not try to make the show field a rigid parking puzzle. If you are with a bunch of friends, this also allows for you to park together and enjoy the show with each other.
The car show is a joint effort by both SAAC and Team Shelby, and we hope all either enter their cars, or attend. If you wish to help at the car show, we welcome all volunteers.
We look forward to seeing you at the show!