Judging Rules

We have an excellent team of judges with some coming up from Wellington especially for the event. They bring a huge amount of experience in their individual field and they are very excited.

You will see below the points allocation for judging they have included awarding points for info boards. If you do not have an info board, you will miss out on these points! These don’t need to be complex but simply general info to help engage our visitors. We suggest a A3 or A4 with some history of the bike itself and any intersting details, mods etc. We recommend to put them in a frame, grab a cheap one from The Warehouse of Briscoes!

Category

Max Points

ORIGINALITY & INFO BOARD

20

WHEELS AND TYRES

10

PAINT

10

ELECTRICAL & EQUIPMENT

10

COMPLETENESS

10

CONTROLS

10

CLEANLINESS

10

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION

10

 

1. Only bikes registered and presented by 7pm on Friday will be judged. Any later later than this and you may miss out as this is done on Friday night. 

2. Judging will only be carried out on motorcycles originally built 15 years or more prior to the date of the show for categories 1-12.

3. NZ CLASSIC BIKE OF THE YEAR is open to bikes 15 years and older and must have the restoration completed in the last 18 months.

4. NZ CUSTOM BIKE OF THE YEAR is not age restricted and must have the build completed in the last 18 months.

5. The Judges reserve the right to re-categorise bikes and change, accumulate or delete categories at their sole discretion.

6. The chief judge’s decision is final and no discussion will be entered into regarding the judging process and outcome whatsoever.

7. Should you not wish your bike to be judged simply don’t enter it in any category.

8. Every entrant can only win one major award outside of NZ CLASSIC BIKE OF THE YEAR, NZ CUSTOM BIKE OF THE YEAR and People’s Choice. This will be awarded where there is a clear winner in a category at OR where the competition in that Category was greatest.

9. There will also be a number of Merit awards handed out at prizegivng at judges discretion.

Categories

1. Veteran & Vintage.  up to 1930
2. Pre-war         1931-1944
3. Post war        1945-1955
4. Classic I        1956-1966
5. Classic II       1967-1978
6. Post Classic   1979-1997
7. Best Japanese
8. Best Continental
9. Best American
10. Best British
11. Best Off Road
12. Best Scooter
13. Best Paint
14. Best Competition
15. Best Custom - (including Trikes, Bobber and Café Racer)
16. Best Engineered - (focussing more on engineered improvements)
17. Best Adventure
18. Best Chopper
19. Best Bagger/Vicla
20. NZCBOTY NZ CLASSIC BIKE OF THE YEAR
21. NZCBOTY NZ CUSTOM BIKE OF THE YEAR
22. Best Club or Group Display
23. People’s Choice

1 to 19 Winner, Runner Up and Third.

20 to 23 Winner only.

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