Proposed CCOA Judging Standard

Modified Classes – Overview

All classes will require that the vehicle be currently registered, tagged, and insured.

(Super/Pro Street)
Any Cougar with more than 3 changes from original factory configuration while retaining a stock appearance. This class is intended for clones or tribute cars with factory-appeariing upgrades. Any Cougar with more than 3  visible changes from stock that represent functional upgrades to vehicle controls, suspension, driveline, instrumentation, or interior components without significant structural modifications. Any Cougar with any visible changes from stock that includes structural changes to the original body shell for street or show use only. Any Cougar with changes to the original body shell that are made for racing or performance purposes.
A Marti report will be required for entry into this class, which will be judged according to Street Stock standard pertaining to the model being cloned.
  • Engineering – 200 points
  • Bodywork – 200 points
  • Paint – 200 points
  • Engine & Compartment – 125
  • Undercarriage & Driveline – 150
  • Interior & Trunk – 190
  • Engineering – 250 points
  • Bodywork – 200 points
  • Paint – 200 points
  • Engine & Compartment – 100
  • Undercarriage & Driveline – 60
  • Interior & Trunk – 190
  • Engineering – 200 points
  • Bodywork – 100 points
  • Paint – 100 points
  • Engine & Compartment – 200
  • Undercarriage & Driveline – 200
  • Interior & Trunk – 200

Points Breakdown (Class and Category)

Street Major Super/Pro Street
Difficulty 200 250 200
Engineering Function 50 75 75
Engineering Finish 50 50 25
Cleanliness 25 50 50
Body Work
Panels 50 75 50
Body Kits 0 25 0
Underbody 50 35 50
Glass 25 40 0
Trim 25 50 50
Mouldings 50 50 0
Paint Work
Exterior 50 50 50
Interior 40 40 25
Underhood 30 30 25
Trunk 30 30 0
Engine & Compartment
Installation Quality 75 50 150
Modifications 50 50 50
Undercarriage & Driveline
Chassis 25 10 40
Brakes 25 10 30
Suspension 25 10 40
Steering 25 10 30
Exhaust 25 10 30
Wheels & Tires 25 10 30
Interior & Trunk
Trim 50 50 50
Audio/Vision 35 40 0
Gadgeting 40 50 50
Fabrication/Moulding 50 50 100

Judging Guidelines

Engineering Execution of upgrades in terms of difficulty and integration with stock components. Check for appearance, proper clearances, functional status, fit & finish of modified components. Example: a hole in the firewall for installation of a clutch as part of an auto-to-manual conversion should be properly sized and sealed, ideally appearing as if factory original to gain full point relevance.
Body Work Alignment between panels should be at least as good as factory work. For competition-oriented classes, alignment should be adequate to avoid obvious visible flaws for the casual observer. Body kits, if present, should appear well-integrated with the whole rather than having a tacked-on appearance. Obvious misplacement of body kit components merit point deductions for the category. Underhood areas should be clean and well-maintained but are not judged for correctness. Glass should be in good serviceable condition without major cosmetic defects. Trim, where present, must be in good cosmetic condition and properly installed. Finish should be comparable to other trim on the car, including mouldings.
Paintwork Exterior paint may be any color or combination of colors, but should be uniform in shade and texture, For cars with multiple colors, apply this guideline within each color area. Presence of orange peel should be less than or consistent with a factory finish to avoid point deductions. Other paint areas should be judged similarly.Overall, the paint scheme should create a coordinated view. Points may be deducted for random color combinations that have no apparent unifying theme.
Engine & Compartment Installation quality and quality of modifications are judged by how well finished the work appears. Areas of point deduction would be fabrication work that appears unfinished or tacked-on, installation work that appears poorly completed, etc. Judges must be able to point to specific examples that drove point deductions.

Judging Requirements: Engine and Engine Compartment

Zero (0) points deducted reflects perfect score in each area judged.

Zero (0) points are to be deducted if an item is not present.

  1. Radiator/Fan, Fan Clutch– Perfect score requires radiator to be visibly in perfect condition (no dents, paint perfect, etc.) Deduct for damage, poor finish, corrosion, poor cap. Fan assembly, or fan blades and fan clutch must appear in perfect condition.
    • Belts – Perfect score would require little or no obvious wear, all belts present, pulleys in perfect condition (color and finish). Deduct for condition of belts, pulleys.
    • Hoses/Clamps – Perfect score for hoses in excellent condition and clamps in excellent condition (all). Deduct for condition, different types of clamps, poor plating, missing, etc.
  2. Engine Block/Pan– Perfect score requires excellent paint finish and color, no oil or coolant leaks, engine mounts and fasteners in perfect condition. Deduct for missing fasteners, poor finish, leaks, corrosion, etc.
    • Cylinder Head/Valve Cover – Perfect score requires excellent condition head/heads. Valve cover excellent finish, no leaks. Deduct for appearance, leaks, corrosion.
  3. Fuel System– Perfect score for fuel pump, fuel rail injectors or carb/carbs no leaks, excellent finish. Filter and fuel hoses in perfect condition, etc.
    • Linkage – Perfect score requires excellent finish, little wear, boots and related hardware in excellent condition. Deduct for poor finish.
  4. Brake Booster/Master Cylinder/Lines – Perfect score if no leaks, units in place, finish excellent, master cylinder full (if visible), and caps in place. Deduct for poor finish, leaks, low fluid, etc.
  5. Emission System – Score for emissions hardware in place and in perfect condition. Component finishes excellent condition. Belt in place, etc. Deduct for poor condition. Score zero (0) deduction if none present.
  6. Paint Finish– Judge underhood fit and finish. Perfect score requires excellent color, paint in perfect condition. Deduct for stains, paint chips, flaking, corrosion, etc.
    • Decals/Labels – Perfect score requires underhood labels to be in proper place and correct to model (emissions sticker, paint code, etc.). Deduct for poor condition of labels. If no labels are present score zero (0) deduction.
  7. Battery and Tray/Terminals – Battery must be in excellent condition for perfect score. Deduct for poor condition. Inspect tray and cable ends for condition. Deduct if corrosion or rust present.
  8. Intake/Exhaust Manifolds – Perfect score requires manifolds in perfect condition. Deduct for poor condition, missing attachment bolts, corrosion or rust present.
  9. Air Conditioning System – Cars so equipped must have system in perfect condition, excellent finish and all necessary components (no leaks). Deduct for poor finish, poor condition, etc. Note: Cars not equipped with A/C deduct zero (0) points.
  10. Ignition– Perfect score requires distributor, cap wires and plugs to be of quality and excellent condition. Deduct for poor appearance, missing wire looms, etc.
    • Electrical – Perfect score requires components in perfect appearance and finish. Deduct if wiring in poor condition, connectors in poor condition, poor finish, corrosion, etc.

Judging Requirements: Interior and Trunk Area

Zero (0) points deducted reflects perfect score in each area judged.

Zero (0) points are to be deducted if an item is not present.

  1. Dash– Perfect score requires dash pad with little or no visible wear, no cracks or discoloration, small deduction for slight cracks to original pad, dash cover. Major deductions for major cracks.
    • Gauges/Vents – Perfect score requires gauges to be excellent in appearance, Lenses clear and free from cracks, faces in top condition, Deduct for imperfections.
  2. Console/Shifter/Emergency Brake – Judge on appearance of console, shifter and boot. Deduct for chips, cracking, etc. Deduct if shift boot torn or exhibits bad wear or tears.
  3. Visors– Judge for visors, color and condition, brackets, mirror where so equipped or passenger and drivers sides. Deduct for flaws.
    • Mirror – Perfect score for mirror in excellent condition, tight in bracket, bracket condition perfect, mirror surface and day/night feature flawless (where equipped). Deduct for imperfections in same. If equipped with additional features (map lights, compass, etc.), deduct for non-functional features.
    • Headliner – Perfect score requires headliner to be in excellent condition no tears or sagging, no bad creases. Deduct for less than perfect appearance.
    • Dome Light – Perfect score requires dome light to be in “as new condition”, lens clean and unbroken, trim ring in good condition and finish.
  4. Seats– Perfect scoring requires seats to be in “like new condition”, no tears or wear visible. Deduct for improper or worn conditions, twisted/broken seat backs, poor cushion appearance, etc.
    • Sills – Inspect door sills with doors open to check latch and striker assemblies. Inspect threshold plate and I.D. plate. Inspect threshold trim. Deduct for less than excellent condition or worn components.
  5. Carpet/Hold-down Straps– Judge all interior carpeting together (floors and tunnel. Inspect for fading, wear, tears and poor fit. Deduct for imperfections.
    • Pedals – Inspect pedals for excessive edge wear or tears in rubber. Inspect paint finish on pedal arms and deduct for wear, dirt, tears, etc.
    • Trim Panels/Rivets – Inspect all interior trim panels except door panels, check rear trim rivets for missing or broken rivets, etc. Deduct for badly worn or missing panels, rivets, etc. (front and rear).
  6. Steering Wheel/Horn Pad – Perfect score requires steering wheel in perfect condition (wood wheels not chipped or flaking finish). Molded wheels without cracks and not badly faded or worn. Horn pads and emblems must be in “as new” condition.
  7. Door Panels/Armrests – Inspect door panels for wear and tears or distortion. Trim should be intact and perfect condition. Armrests should be “as new.” Panels should be properly secured to door. Deduct for imperfections.
  8. Radio – Radio should be as professionally installed in appearance. If radio delete option elected it must be professional in appearance and blanking trim in place. Score perfect assuming trim and faceplate is in perfect condition.
  9. Glove Box/Lid – Inspect glove box area and door for fit and finish. Check glove box light where so equipped. Deduct for poor fit, excessive wear and tear. The only item allowed in glove box is owners manual for year of vehicle or empty.
  10. Trunk – Inspect trunk for fit and finish, regardless of the content…i.e. sound system products, or custom upholstery with color keyed inserts, or even modifications to the trunk floor with the addition of a fuel cell  Deduct points for unsightly body work, welding, cutout patchwork, carpet, or bare metal that is not correct in appearance or treatment. (Shane, this is your verbiage – thanks!)

Judging Requirements: Exterior Area

Zero (0) points deducted reflects perfect score in each area judged.
Zero (0) points are to be deducted if an item is not present.

  1. Wheels/Hubcaps– Wheels and hubcaps, where equipped. Judge on condition with deductions for poor finish, dents or curb marks.
    • Tires – Tires must be in excellent condition. Deduct if tires weather checked or partial tread.
  2. Body Panels– Sight down body panels and across hood, roof and hatch for straightness of panels. Deduct if waves, dings, or distorted panels exist.
    • Fit and Finish (Seams) – Check all body seams (i.e. around doors, hood, hatch, headlights and cowl). Deduct for poor alignment, poor fit, rust, etc.
  3. Paint – Paint must have excellent color, gloss and finish. Deduct for orange peel in excess of typical factory finish, discoloration, rust, scratches, blemishes, etc.
  4. Lights/Side Markers – Inspect headlights and taillights for condition and plating where applicable. Check side marker lights and other exterior lights for condition.
  5. Glass– Check all exterior glass for condition. Deduct for stone chips, repairs, sand etching of windscreen, scratches, dirt, etc.
    • Weather Stripping (rubber) – Inspect all exterior rubber for condition and fit. Deduct for missing pieces, poor fit or wear.
  6. Mirrors– Judge exterior mirrors for condition and finish. Deduct for broken or missing lenses, poor housings.
    • Antenna – Judge antenna for condition and finish. Deduct for broken antenna or poor condition.
    • Trim – Inspect emblems, moldings and striping (where so equipped). Deduct for wear, poor fit, etc.
  7. Chrome (bumpers, etc.)– Judge exterior chrome trim items not already covered (i.e. bumpers, guards, fender trim where equipped). Deduct for pitting, rust and imperfection in chrome.
    • Grill/Valance – Inspect grill and valance area for fit and finish. Deduct for bent bars, poor trim or grill, poor paint, etc.
  8. Exhaust – Check exhaust for condition and fit. Check for abnormal rust or deterioration. Mufflers must be in excellent condition. Deduct for pitting, rust or wear.
  9. Suspension (paint, fuel tank, etc.) – Check suspension, where visible, for good finish. Inspect fuel tank for finish. Deduct for poor component condition, dented or poor condition tank.
  10. Fuel Filler – Inspect fuel filler door area and cap. Check condition of filler flap and finish of compartment. Inspect latch/lock where equipped. Deduct for torn flap, worn cap, poor door fit, finish.