What are the trophy categories?
- Ian Campbell Trophy (selected by the Auto Italia Committee)
- Italian Embassy Trophy (selected by members of the Italian Embassy)
- Best 3 in Show Medallions (selected by independent international qualified judges)
- Best In Show Trophy (selected by independent international qualified judges)
Last year we could register with a judging option – where is that now?
To simplify matters this year we assume that most entrants are interested in judging and so don’t ask that question at registration time. Instead we will query entrants on the way in to the event and hand out an indicator sticker (a red dot) to indicate to judges that the car should be judged. Entrants can also get red dots at the HQ tent if they are registering on the day.
Who does the judging?
Judging is a tiered activity. At the bottom tier, marque awards (for example Best Lancia Sedan and the Best Lancia Coupe) are judged by marque entrants organised by marque club captains, using either their own guidelines for the marque or standard Auto Italia guidelines. This process will be arranged with club captains over the next few weeks. The next tier (not applicable to those marques with only a single award, e.g. Ferrari with only a Best Ferrari) is that a Best of Marque is selected from those marque award cars by the marque club captains. This yields one best of marque vehicle for each marque (11 as of now) which are relocated to the central judging area. At the central judging area, internationally-trained judges independent of Auto Italia assess those 11 vehicles looking for the best 3 vehicles. From those best 3 vehicles a Best of Show is selected.
What is the timing for awards?
The marque awards (e.g. Best Fiat Coupe) start in the marque areas at 11:00 AM. Presentation of Best of Marque occurs in the marque areas around 11:30. The final stage of awards presentation is planned to conclude at 2:15 PM, but last year it finished at about 1:30PM.
I need to travel some distance after the show – can I leave early?
A condition of entry is that participants stay till the end of the awards ceremony, and early departure should only be for medical emergencies. If travel to a remote location (e.g. Vic) is to occur then attendees should plan for an overnight stay, such that an unauthorised early departure, or a block of same, does not impair the event for all of the other attendees. If that is untenable then not attending should be considered.