If you have read my stories in the past or checked out my Picks of the Day you will know that while I love established classic cars, I also love cars that are either up-and-coming classic cars or cars that have yet to be discovered by the classic car community. Monday evening I had the opportunity to put that knowledge and love of these future classics to work by being the head judge of the Future Classics Car Show staged by ClassicCars.com.
I have judged at quite a few major concours and other car shows but have never been a head judge before. I can say that there is a lot more to do when you are the head judge.
First, you have to find other judges to assist. My coworkers at ClassicCars.com found a few for me but I had to fill out the rest of the judging field. What I did was to enlist other friends to help. These included friends from Hagerty Insurance and some of my collector car insurance clients. Hagerty also had its youth judging program on hand and provided us with excellent judges from that program who made our job that much easier.
Finally, when we started to tallly the results, they were not in order of class so we had to very quickly figure out who won which award. Again, my judging team dove right in and assisted with this.