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2022 Lowrider Rules and Regulations

Revision Date February 1, 2022

EXHIBITOR & SAFETY RULES

  1. EXHIBITOR SPACE:
    Spaces are issued in 10 x 20-foot sizes. Additional car or truck space may be requested and made available for an additional cost. Payment for 20’ x 20’ spaces will be taken at the time of registration, but due to space constraints, not all registrants will be accepted for a 20’ x 20’ space. Selected vehicles will be chosen based on availability and other qualifying factors. Refunds to applicants who are not able to be accommodated will be made immediately following a review of submitted photos. In no event can a space be larger than 20 x 20 (Maximum size. Motorcycles and non-motorized entries such as bicycles, tricycles and peddle cars will be given a maximum space of a 10 x 10 ft.). No dented, damaged, primed, unfinished, or incomplete vehicles allowed (Lowrider Events staff may disqualify vehicles from competing that violate this rule, at their sole and absolute discretion). No vehicle will be allowed in (or to compete) one (1) hour before show begins due to venue and Fire Marshall’s restrictions. Support vehicles / trailers must be removed from show grounds one (1) hour before show time. Failure to remove unloaded trailer, support vehicle, or equipment, in the allotted time or upon request by show staff, may result in disqualification.
  2. DISPLAYS:
    All displays must be completed before the opening of the show. All vehicles must comply with all applicable fire safety rules, including taping the gas caps and terminal posts, disconnecting the batteries (hydraulics & engine) and all other facility and/or fire requirements. All high-pressure tanks must be emptied or disconnected for indoor display. Fire Marshals will examine all vehicles before show to confirm compliance and their decision shall be final and binding. No vehicle or display may include anything that can be construed as a weapon or considered obscene or profane in the sole and absolute discretion of Lowrider Events (e.g. no glass, no glass bottles, no knives, etc.). Displays should be designed to protect vehicle from the crowd. Stanchions and ropes should be positioned as not to block the view of the show vehicle and within the designated space. Flammable material and unsafe lighting cannot be used in the display.
  3. ELECTRICAL OUTLETS:
    Electrical outlets may sometimes be sold to exhibitors by the venue, facility or Lowrider Events if applicable. If electrical outlets are available, each display will be limited to 110-volt power only. No heat lamps will be allowed, and all wiring must have a grounded three-pronged wire plug. Non- payment of electrical bill may result in disqualification.
  4. TEAR DOWN:
    Displays may not be torn down until the start of the trophy presentation. No one may start an engine, move a vehicle, or operate any hydraulic or air systems until instructed to do so by Lowrider Events or facility staff or security. This safety rule will be enforced to protect the audience and children.
  5. NOISE & PROFANITY:
    Noise, including “train horns” and Sirens should be kept to a minimum during set-up through tear down while inside event perimeter out of respect for fellow exhibitors. Profanity or other disrespectful conduct is not permitted including excessive noise. Any display, which incorporates or features objectionable music, videos, artwork or other items, is not permitted. It is within Lowrider Events’ sole and absolute discretion to determine what is objectionable.
  6. FOR SALE SIGNS:
    All "For Sale" signs should be incorporated into the display and not on the vehicle. There may be a five (5)-point deduction from a vehicle’s total score for any "For Sale" sign that is on a vehicle and not incorporated into the display. No promotional or sales material allowed, including wrapped or fully detailed advertising vehicles.
  7. SAVING SPACES:
    Exhibitors cannot save spaces for vehicles not present, nor for vehicles that were not submitted in the registration process. Registrants who have paid for space, but do not attend the show will not be refunded. Spaces not utilized can be reassigned at the sole discretion of Lowrider Events.
  8. UNSAFE OPERATION:
    Operating a vehicle and/or the vehicles’ hydraulics in any form or fashion during show hours is strictly prohibited. Moreover, operating a vehicle and/or the vehicles’ hydraulics in any form or fashion at any time in a manner deemed unsafe by the judges, Lowrider Events staff or event facility shall be strictly prohibited, including starting an engine, moving a vehicle or operating a hydraulic or air system without first being instructed by Lowrider Events or facility staff or security.
  9. EXHIBITORS:
    All Exhibitors shall behave in a professional courteous manner. No exhibitor is allowed on stage during or after trophy presentation. Only the “Best of Show” winners should come to the “winner’s table” near the stage. Any Exhibitors with unacceptable behavior are subject to future disqualification.
  10. FINALITY OF JUDGES DETERMINATION:
    All judges will be designated by Lowrider Events. By entering a vehicle in the exhibit, entrant agrees to abide by and be bound by these rules and that the decisions of the judges shall be final in all matters relating to the Exhibition and the Contest. Entrants are not permitted to protest any decision of official/judges. The judges shall have sole and absolute discretion to disqualify any entrant for reasons deemed appropriate by the judges.
  11. MODIFICATION OF THESE RULES:
    These Exhibition and Safety Rules may be modified, as deemed necessary by the judges in their sole and absolute discretion in order to maintain the safety and integrity of the Exhibition.
  12. DISQUALIFICATION:
    At the sole and absolute discretion of Lowrider Events or the judges, violation of any rules herein may be cause for disqualification for any prize, expulsion from current event and/or a ban on future events.
  13. It is considered a conflict of interest for a contractor or paid employee of Lowrider Events to compete at a Lowrider or Sanctioned car show. This includes sanctioning promoters. As a sanctioning promoter, they may compete or qualify at a Lowrider event they do not manage or control. Sanctioning Promoters may display their personal entry as Display Only.

EXHIBITOR RULES

A. GENERAL

  1. REGISTRATION:
    All entries must be registered at the show office by starting time. Starting time will be posted at the registration table. Registration card must be placed on the dashboard and visible to the judges. It is the entrant's responsibility to ensure that the registration card is visible and properly completed within two (2) hours of registration. Judges reserve the sole and absolute right to disqualify entry if registration card is not visible or properly completed within such time period. There may be a five (5) point deduction from a vehicles total score for an incomplete or missing judging card, including name, year, make and model. Registration cards must include the full name of the entrant (nick names are not permitted). All winners will be required to complete a W-9 form (or by a parent or legal guardian in the event the winner is a minor) prior to receiving prize. Providing false or inaccurate information will be grounds for disqualification and or forfeiture of prize money. Entries must be ready to be judged two (2) hours after being assigned a space at the show. Entries with turntables or exceptionally intricate displays may be given more time, at the discretion of the judges. Vehicles or bikes displayed in vendor booths are not eligible for competition.
  2. CLASSIFICATION:
    The judges will enter your vehicle's classification. See Section C. If a vehicle is placed in the wrong class, it is the entrant's responsibility to notify a member of the Lowrider Events Staff. Questions or clarifications should be presented to the Lowrider Events show staff by 3 p.m. on day of show or two hours prior before start of awards presentation. All classifications will be determined at judges’ sole and absolute discretion based on modifications and may be adjusted or opened on a per event basis.
  3. OPERABILITY:
    All entries must be operable and complete at time of operability inspection. All body parts must be attached to the main body of the vehicle—no props. (For example; front end, hood, trunk, doors must close and align properly.) All entries must be able to start under their own power, meaning that an operable battery must be permanently positioned in the vehicle; the engine must be fueled by its own fixed fuel tank and transmission, shifted from the driver’s position. The vehicle will be required to travel 20 feet of continuous motion forward, steering to the left and right, brake to a stop, shift into reverse, travel 20 feet of continuous motion backward steering to the left and right, and brake to a stop (emergency brake not allowed to stop vehicle). The vehicle owner may be assisted by two crewmembers limited to starting the vehicle only. No more than two ounces of fuel will be allowed to prime start a vehicle. An electrical battery jump, battery to battery, will be allowed. Once a judge has indicated its time to start, a time limit of ten (10) minutes will be allowed to complete the operability inspection. All vehicles are subject to inspection by judging staff. An inoperable vehicle will be for exhibition only.
  4. SWAPPING PARTS:
    After the operable inspection, brake rotors and brake calipers may be changed. No other parts, including engine parts, may be changed.
  5. INFORMATION SHEET:
    While not required, entrants are advised to provide judges with an information sheet or book listing modifications made on vehicle.
  6. ACCESS TO VEHICLE:
    Judges should have access to entry including undercarriage for viewing purposes. Mirrors will be accepted in this case.
  7. ACCESSORIES:
    Accessories are factory made or aftermarket parts.
  8. SCORES:
    All score sheets will be available through Lowrider Events office. Score sheets are available to entrant only.
  9. ALL EXHIBITION AND SAFETY RULES APPLY/DISQUALIFICATION:
    All entrants must adhere to the "Exhibition and Safety Rules" of the Show, which are incorporated by reference herein. Failure to comply with any Exhibition and Safety Rule, or any Exhibitor Rule may be grounds for disqualification, at the sole and absolute discretion of the judges.

B. CATEGORIES/CLASSIFICATIONS

  1. SIX CATEGORIES:
    Any vehicle entering a Low Rider Magazine or Lowrider Events-sanctioned event will be judged in these key areas:
    CRAFTSMANSHIP: quality of work, imagination, innovation, and creativity. The quality of design and work shown in something made by hand, artistry.
    BODY: modifications, paint, murals and striping, molding, glass, accessories, and craftsmanship / detail.
    ENGINE: plating, engine compartment, firewall, hinges and springs, hoses, wiring, hood panel, engine swap and detail.
    UNDERCARRIAGE: plating, paint/striping, suspension, frame, modifications, wheels, craftsmanship, cleanliness, and detail.
    INTERIOR: seats, dash, headliner, side panels, consoles, operable audio and video or any electric accessory, detail, and workmanship. The trunk/bed will also be considered part of the interior category.
    HYDRAULIC/AIR SUSPENSION: Operable setup, wiring, batteries, plating, tubing, hoses, craftsmanship, detail, and cleanliness.
  2. TYPE OF MODIFICATIONS.
    Classifications will depend upon the degree of modifications, as follows:
    MINOR MODIFICATIONS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: plating and era accessories in the engine compartment, exchange of era engine or rebuilt engine (example V-8 small block for era V-8 small block), hydraulics and or air suspension, trunk, or bed accessories, plating or era accessories on the undercarriage, bolt on accessories including disc brakes, pin-striping, mild murals, custom wheels, Smoothing of factory body welds and seams, filling of stock era suspension parts. New paint or interior which gives emphasis to a stock or original like appearance.

    Five (5) Minor modifications equal one (1) Major modification.

    MAJOR MODIFICATIONS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: complete engine exchange (example replacing stock with new LS motor), complete custom paint (candy, flake, pearl including top), custom interior, major bodies changes including french, tilt, suicide, reverse, splitting, chopping, sectioning, molded body kit, and or extensive modifications changing the original design to frame or undercarriage.
  3. DEFINITIONS:
    Following are the classes to be judged. The judges will classify and judge all entries on a per-event basis. All classes are subject to change. The number of modifications will classify all vehicles.
    ORIGINAL - Completely stock or restored vehicle, except for era accessories and/or hubcaps (No custom wheels).
    STREET CUSTOM - Vehicle with a limit of five minor modifications, with no major modifications.
    MILD CUSTOM - Vehicle with up to two (2) Major modifications and up to four (4) Minor modifications.
    SEMI CUSTOM - Vehicle with at least three (3) Major and up to four (4) Minor modifications.
    FULL CUSTOM - Vehicle with at least five (5) Major and four (4) Minor modifications.
    RADICAL CUSTOM - Vehicle with at least seven (7) Major modifications.
    CUSTOM COMPACT - A compact car, originally designed for economy.
    EURO - Two or four-passenger foreign made vehicle.
    LUXURY SPORT – A small to mid-size luxury performance vehicle.
    LUXURY – A full-size luxury vehicle, including limos.
    BOMBS/CLASSICS - Any American vehicle, cars 1954 or older, includes sedan delivery and trucks 1959 or older.
    TRUCKS - Midsize trucks will be classified as full size. Includes open beds, SUVs, panels, El Caminos and vans.
    CUV/SPORT WAGON – Compact Utility Vehicle.
    TRADITIONAL LOWRIDER - American made full size vehicle, 1955 through 1988 with no major body modifications. No complete full custom paint jobs. No custom interiors, interior shall be in close relationship to original design and/or color scheme, but not limited to exact sewing pattern or material thickness. Allowable modifications include minor body modifications, sun/moon roofs, plating and era accessories in the engine compartment, engine swap or upgrade, pin-striping, mild murals, bolt on accessories including disc brakes, filled or smoothed stock era suspension parts. Smoothing of factory body welds and seams on the firewall. Molding and smoothing of factory body welds and seams on the frame, reinforced and molded frames shall be in close relationship to original design. Unlimited minor modifications allowed.
    CLASSIC LOWRIDER – American made full size vehicle, 1955 through 1988 with minor body modifications including moderate full custom paint and interior. Engine swap or upgrade and undercarriage enhancement is allowed. No major radical body modifications are allowed. Allowable modifications include plating, accessories, pin-striping, murals, and custom parts. Minor molding of body handles, ornaments, emblems including shaving and sun/moon roofs are allowed. Molding and smoothing of frame is acceptable.
  4. CAR CLASSIFICATIONS:
    1940 & Older
    Original - Street Custom - Mild Custom - Semi Custom - Full Custom - Radical Custom 1941 through 1948
    Original - Street Custom - Mild Custom - Semi Custom - Full Custom - Radical Custom 1949 through 1954 Hard Top / Convertible
    Original - Street Custom - Mild Custom - Semi Custom - Full Custom - Radical Custom 1955 through 1957 Hard Top / Convertible
    Original - Street Custom - Mild Custom - Semi Custom - Full Custom - Radical Custom 1958 through 1960 Hard Top / Convertible
    Original - Street Custom - Mild Custom - Semi Custom - Full Custom - Radical Custom 1961 through 1964 Hard Top / Convertible
    Original - Street Custom - Mild Custom - Semi Custom - Full Custom - Radical Custom 1965 through 1969 Hard Top / Convertible
    Original - Street Custom - Mild Custom - Semi Custom - Full Custom - Radical Custom 1970 through 1979
    Street Custom - Mild Custom - Semi Custom - Full Custom - Radical Custom 1980 through 1989
    Street Custom - Mild Custom - Semi Custom - Full Custom - Radical Custom 1990 and Newer
    Street Custom - Mild Custom - Semi Custom - Full Custom - Radical Custom Luxury 1979 and Older
    Street Custom - Mild Custom - Semi Custom - Full Custom - Radical Custom Luxury 1980 through 1989
    Street Custom - Mild Custom - Semi Custom - Full Custom - Radical Custom Luxury 1990 and Newer
    Street Custom - Mild Custom - Semi Custom - Full Custom - Radical Custom Luxury Sport 1st, 2nd,3rd place
    Early Sports/Performance 1st, 2nd,3rd place
    Late Sports/Performance 1st, 2nd,3rd place
    Low Rod 1st, 2nd,3rd place
  5. TRUCK CLASSIFICATIONS:
    Full Size Trucks 1959 & Older
    Original - Street Custom - Mild Custom - Semi Custom - Full Custom - Radical Custom
    Full Size Trucks 1960 through 1987
    Street Custom - Mild Custom - Semi Custom - Full Custom - Radical Custom
    Full Size Truck 1988 & Newer
    Street Custom - Mild Custom - Semi Custom - Full Custom - Radical Custom
    Full Size Sport Utility – SUV
    Street Custom - Mild Custom - Semi Custom - Full Custom - Radical Custom
    Compact Sport Utility - CUV
    Street Custom - Mild Custom - Semi Custom - Full Custom - Radical Custom
    Mini Truck
    Street Custom - Mild Custom - Semi Custom - Full Custom - Radical Custom
    El Camino
    Street Custom - Mild Custom - Semi Custom - Full Custom - Radical Custom
    Panel 1st, 2nd, 3rd place
    Off-Road/4X4 Special interest 1st, 2nd, 3rd place

C. JUDGING

  1. JUDGING BASED ON MODIFICATIONS:
    Every area will be judged on the extent of each modification. For example, if you were competing for Outstanding Paint award, the finish job could include multi-colors, doorjambs, inside hood, etc. All modifications should be clearly visible or stated for evaluation.
  2. DURING JUDGING PROCESS:
    Lighting, electrical display enhancements and turntables may be turned off while judging. Steps or path should be provided when using mirrors. No points will be deducted for a judging path purposely left for after-hours judging.
  3. DISCREPANCIES:
    Must be settled after trophy presentation by vehicle owner only. No judging sheet will be changed or revised by anyone except the signing judge. No exhibitor is allowed on stage during or after trophy presentation. Only the “Best of Show” winners should come to “winner’s table” near the stage. All score sheets will be available through Lowrider Events office. Score sheets are available to vehicle owner only. Entrants are not permitted to protest any decision of the officials/judges as their decision is absolute, final and binding.
  4. VEHICLE POINT SYSTEM:
    Judging of entries will be made on a point system. The criterion and points available are as noted below:
    CRAFTSMANSHIP/DETAIL 30
    INTERIOR 25
    PAINT 25
    UNDERCARRIAGE 25
    ENGINE 25
    BODY MODIFICATIONS 20
    HYDRAULICS/AIR 15
    MURALS 15
    STRIPING 15
    ACCESSORIES/CUSTOM PARTS 15
    FABRICATION 10
    DISPLAY 10
    PLATING/TRIM 15
    AUDIO/VIDEO 10
    TRUNK/BED 10
    ENGRAVING 10
    GLASS 5
    WHEELS/TIRES 10

    TOTAL POSSIBLE POINTS 290

D. AWARDS

  • Car Special Awards
    Outstanding Engine
    Outstanding Undercarriage
    Outstanding Hydraulics Old School
    Outstanding Hydraulics Innovative
    Outstanding Hydraulics Special Recognition
    Outstanding Paint
    Outstanding Candy or Pearl Paint
    Outstanding Multicolor Paint
    Outstanding Flake Paint
    Outstanding Interior
    Outstanding Individual Display
    Outstanding Mural
    Outstanding Metal Engraving
  • Truck Special Awards
    Outstanding Engine
    Outstanding Undercarriage
    Outstanding Hydraulics Old School
    Outstanding Hydraulics Innovative
    Outstanding Hydraulics Special Recognition
    Outstanding Paint
    Outstanding Candy or Pearl Paint
    Outstanding Multicolor Paint
    Outstanding Flake Paint
    Outstanding Interior
    Outstanding Individual Display
    Outstanding Mural
    Outstanding Metal Engraving
  • Showcase Award (car or truck)
  • Special Recognition Award (car or truck)
  • Craftsmanship Award (car or truck)
  1. Club Awards:
    Most members: Based on the number of vehicles participating.
    Best Display: Based on overall club display.
  2. Best of Show Awards
    Best of Show Original (1969 and older)
    Best of Show Traditional Lowrider (1955 through 1988)
    Classic Lowrider - American Full-size vehicles 1955 through 1988 (1st Place only)
    Best of Show Bomb (American car 1954 and older)
    Bomb Master Award – Master Craftsmanship 1954 & older (1st Place only)
    Best of Show Bomb Truck (American truck 1959 & older)
    Bomb Master Truck Award – American Truck 1959 & older (1st Place only)
    Best of Show Truck
    Best of Show Car Lowrider Excellence Award (1st Place only)
  3. Lowrider Excellence Award
    Awarded to the vehicle that best exemplifies the Lowrider Movement. Award will be chosen by the judging staff based on craftsmanship, quality, detail, tastefulness and overall appearance. This will be a 1st place trophy only at 2021 Tour Events and a monetary award at the 2021 Las Vegas Super Show (vehicle must participate in at least one 2021 Tour Event to qualify for Las Vegas Award.)
  4. Lowrider Bomb Master (1954 & older)
    Awarded to the vehicle that best exemplifies the Lowrider Movement. Award will be chosen by the judging staff based on craftsmanship, quality, detail, tastefulness and overall appearance. This will be a 1st place trophy only at all Tour Events (vehicle must participate in at least one 2021 Tour Event to qualify for Las Vegas Award.).
  5. Lowrider Bomb Master Truck (1959 & older)
    Awarded to the vehicle that best exemplifies the Lowrider Movement. Award will be chosen by the judging staff based on craftsmanship, quality, detail, tastefulness and overall appearance. This will be a 1st place trophy only at all Tour Events (vehicle must participate in at least one 2021 Tour Event to qualify for Las Vegas Award).
  6. Classic Lowrider – 1955-1988 American Car:
    Awarded to the vehicle that best exemplifies the Lowrider movement. Award will be chosen by the judging staff based on craftsmanship, quality, detail, tastefulness, and overall appearance. This will be a 1st place trophy only at all Tour Events (vehicle to participate in at least one Tour event to Qualify for Las Vegas Award.)
  7. Vehicles of the Year / Beginning 2021, any vehicle that has not been retired, can win a cumulative total of four years.

    Winners of “Best of Show” at a tour event or sanctioned show qualify for their category Vehicle of the Year. A tour “Best of Show” placing and a First-Place win at the Super Show makes a Vehicle of the Year. This title can be won a cumulative total of four years (either consecutively or non-consecutively) with the same vehicle and without making any major changes as determined in the judges sole and absolute discretion, but the vehicle does have to qualify by placing in one “Best of Show” during the competition year. After winning a fourth championship a vehicle is considered retired and can be exhibition only.

    If the Lowrider of the Year Car, Truck, Bomb Car, Original or Traditional fails to compete at a Lowrider Events show, after winning a title, it must re-qualify to be eligible for the Lowrider of the Year title. A Lowrider of the Year vehicle cannot compete at a show if an invitation to exhibit has been extended and/or if said vehicle is on exhibition.

    Once a vehicle qualifies at a tour event for the year, the Judges have the discretion to place another vehicle in the qualifying tier for the grand finale.

PRIZES

  1. Class Prizes:
    Three trophies will be awarded in each class. In the event less than three cars compete in each class, only First or First and Second trophies will be awarded (minimum score required). In the event of a tie, each winner will receive a trophy.
  2. Best of Show Prizes:
    Three prizes will be awarded in each category. A First, Second and Third Prize will be awarded in each class in the amounts listed on the “2021 Las Vegas Best of Show Cash Awards” that has been posted at the Official website. In the event less than three cars compete in each class, only First or First and Second Prizes will be awarded. In the event of a tie, the winners will split the prize. For example, If two competitors tie for 1st, they split 1st & 2nd prize money and 3rd place prize money goes to next competitor. If three competitors tie for first, they split 1st, 2nd & 3rd prize money. If two competitors tie for 2nd, they split 2nd & 3rd place prize money. If two competitors tie for 3rd, they split 3rd place prize money. Except as provided herein, no additional prize money will be awarded. For prizes in the "Best of Show" categories, the vehicle must score a minimum of 150 points (or 110 points for Traditional Class and 80 points for Original Class). Winning vehicles receiving less than the required minimum number of points will receive only one-half (1/2) of the stated prize value. Judges have the discretion to hold monetary awards for exhibitors that score considerably lower than minimum requirements for cash pay outs. Lowrider Events or sanctioning bodies may alter or change cash awards for their particular event.

 

2022 Lowrider Motorcycle Classes

Traditional (Unmodified "Restored/Stock" Minor Accessories)

  • Mild Custom 1st, 2nd & 3rd place
  • Full Custom 1st, 2nd & 3rd place

Vicla (Non-Touring Models i.e. Softail-Heritage-Sportster)

  • Mild Custom 1st, 2nd & 3rd place
  • Full Custom 1st, 2nd & 3rd place

Vicla Bagger (Touring/Bagger Models i.e. Road King, Street Glide, Road Glide, Electra Glide)

  • Mild Custom 1st, 2nd & 3rd place
  • Full Custom 1st, 2nd & 3rd place

Performance (any model modified for performance)

  • Mild Custom 1st, 2nd & 3rd place
  • Full Custom 1st, 2nd & 3rd place

Special Interest

  • Mild Custom 1st, 2nd & 3rd place
  • Full Custom 1st, 2nd & 3rd place

Best of Show Motorcycle:

  • Can only receive title for (3) consecutive or non-consecutive years. After 3 years it will be considered retired. If competitor does not reach 100 minimum points, that competitor will receive half (1/2) “Best of Show” prize.) Judges have the discretion to hold monetary awards for exhibitors that score considerably lower than minimum requirements for cash pay outs.

MOTORCYCLE POINT SYSTEM (motorcycle and alike type motorized special interest entries).

CRAFTMANSHIP/DETAIL 20
FRAME MODS 20
PAINT 20
GRAPHICS 10
MURALS 10
STRIPING 10
USE OF ACCESSORIES 10
STEREO/ELECTRONICS 10
UPHOLSTERY 10
PLATING 10
ENGINE 20
WHEELS/TIRES 15
ENGRAVING 10
CUSTOM PARTS 15
DISPLAY 10

Total possible Points 200

Motorcycle exhibitors must follow established Exhibitor rules and safety guidelines posted above.

A. GENERAL 2022

Lowrider Bicycle Exhibitor Rules

  1. REGISTRATION:
    All entries must be registered at the show office by starting time. Starting time will be posted at the registration table. Registration card must be on the bicycle and visible to the judges. It is the entrant's responsibility to ensure that the registration card is visible and properly completed within two (2) hours of registration. Judges, in their sole and absolute discretion, reserve the right to disqualify entry if registration card is not visible or properly completed within such time period. There may be a five (5) point deduction from a bikes total score for an incomplete or missing judging card, cards must include the full name of the entrant (nick names are not permitted). All winners will be required to present a Social Security Card (or the Social Security Card of a parent or legal guardian in the event the winner is a minor) prior to receiving prize. Providing false or inaccurate information will be grounds for disqualification and or forfeiture of prize money. Entries must be ready to be judged two (2) hours after being assigned a space at the show. Entries with turntables or exceptionally intricate displays may be given more time, at the discretion of the judges. Bikes displayed in vendor booths are not eligible for competition.
  2. CLASSIFICATION:
    The judges will enter your bicycles classification. See Section C below. If a bicycle is placed in the wrong class, it is the entrant's responsibility to notify a member of the Lowrider Events Staff. Questions or clarification should be presented to the Lowrider Events show staff by 3 p.m. on day of show. All classification will be determined at judges’ sole and absolute discretion based on modifications.
  3. OPERABILITY:
    Bicycles, Tricycles, and Peddle Cars must be operable, meaning that the competing bicycle or tricycle must be able to (A) pedal its full circumference; (B) brake normally; (C) make a left and right turn. Pedals need to be able to move the Pedal Car into motion. Pedal Cars with no pedals will be put into Non- Motorized Special Interest.
  4. INFORMATION SHEET:
    While not required, entrants are advised to provide judges with an information sheet or book listing modifications made on bicycle.
  5. ACCESS TO ENTRY:
    Judges must have access to bicycle, tricycle or entry for viewing purposes.
  6. ACCESSORIES:
    Accessories are factory made or aftermarket parts.
  7. SCORES:
    All score sheets will be available through Lowrider Events office. Score sheets are available to entrant only.
  8. ALL EXHIBITION AND SAFETY RULES APPLY/DISQUALIFICATION:
    All entrants must adhere to the "Exhibition and Safety Rules" of the Show, which are incorporated by reference herein. Failure to comply with any Exhibition and Safety Rule, or any Bicycle Exhibitor Rule may be ground for disqualification, at the sole and absolute discretion of the judges.

B. CATEGORIES/CLASSIFICATIONS

  1. FOUR CATEGORIES:
    Bicycles and tricycles will be judged in these key areas:
    FRAME: defined to cover all body modifications, paint, murals, striping, creativity and craftsmanship.
    UPHOLSTERY: defined to cover all seat, detail, creativity, and craftsmanship.
    PARTS: defined to cover all part modifications, engraving, wheels, plating (chrome, gold, etc.) original parts will also be awarded extra points due to the scarceness of parts.
    ACCESSORIES: defined to cover use of mirrors, lights, etc., and any operable audio, operable hydraulics, or equipment, display, overall detail and quality (Must be operable.) All operable accessories must be mounted on Bike/Trike
  2. TYPE OF MODIFICATIONS:
    Classifications will depend upon the degree of modifications, as follows:
    Minor Bike/Trike Modifications: Examples: capping area behind seat, capping frame near crank, removal of center pipe, 2 stage paint, bolt-on seat, etc. Two minor frame modifications equal one major modification.
    Major Bike/Trike Modifications: Examples: tanks, replacing center pipe, welded or molded skirts, custom paint (3 stage), custom upholstered seat, etc.
  3. DEFINITIONS:
    Following are the classes to be judged. The judges will classify and judge all entries on a per-event basis. All classes are subject to change. Bicycles and Trikes are classified by the number of frame modifications.
    ORIGINAL: Completely original or restored bicycle with no modifications.
    STREET CUSTOM: A bicycle or trike with no frame modifications. (This includes store-bought bikes with no bondo or modifications on frame.)
    MILD CUSTOM: A bicycle or trike with one major modification or less on the frame, custom upholstery, custom paint, aftermarket parts and a few custom parts. (Custom handlebars, forks, pedals, etc.)
    SEMI CUSTOM: A bicycle or trike with two (2) major modifications on the frame and custom upholstery, etc.
    FULL CUSTOM: A bicycle or trike with at least three (3) major modifications on the frame and custom upholstery, custom paint, etc.
    RADICAL CUSTOM: A bicycle or trike with at least five (5) modifications on the frame with custom upholstery, custom paint and handcrafted custom parts.
  4. Bicycle Classes
    12-inch: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place
    16-inch: Original - Street Custom - Mild Custom - Semi Custom - Full Custom - Radical Custom
    20-inch: Original - Street Custom - Mild Custom - Semi Custom - Full Custom - Radical Custom
    Tricycle/Three-Wheeler Classes: Street Custom - Mild Custom - Semi Custom - Full Custom - Radical Custom
    Baby Trike: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place
    24 & 26-inch: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place
    Peddle Cars: Street Custom - Mild Custom - Full Custom
    Special Interest: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place
    Motorized Special interest: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place

C. JUDGING

  1. JUDGING BASED ON MODIFICATIONS:
    Every area will be judged on the extent of each modification. All modifications should be clearly visible or stated for evaluation.
  2. DURING JUDGING PROCESS:
    Lighting, electrical display enhancements and turntables may be turned off while judging. Steps or path should be provided when using mirrors. No points will be deducted for a judging path purposely left for after-hours judging.
  3. DISCREPANCIES:
    Must be settled after trophy presentation by bike owner only. No judging sheet will be changed or revised by anyone except the signing judge. No exhibitor is allowed on stage during or after trophy presentation except “Best of Show” winners. All score sheets will be available through Lowrider Events office. Score sheets are available to vehicle owner only. Entrants are not permitted to protest any decision of official/judges as their decisions are final and binding.
  4. POINT SYSTEM:
    Judging of entries will be made on a point system. The criterion and points available are as noted below:

    FRAME MODIFICATION 30
    PAINT 25
    CRAFTSMANSHIP/DETAIL 20
    MURALS 15
    WHEELS/TIRES 15
    ACCESSORIES 15
    CUSTOM PARTS 15
    PINSTRIPING 15
    DISPLAY 10
    UPHOLSTERY 10
    PLATING 10
    GRAPHICS 10
    ENGRAVING 10

    TOTAL POSSIBLE POINTS 200

D. AWARDS/PRIZES

  1. For each category three trophies will be awarded
  2. Best Overall Two Wheel Bike: see Las Vegas Best of Show Cash Awards” posted at the Official show website.
  3. Best Overall Tricycle: see Las Vegas Best of Show Cash Awards” posted at the Official show website.
    (Minimum 100 points to qualify for either class. If competitor does not reach minimum points, that competitor will receive half (1/2) “Best of Show” prize.) Judges have the discretion to hold monetary awards for exhibitors that score considerably lower than minimum requirements for cash pay outs.
  4. The following Special Awards may also be offered:
    Outstanding Paint; Outstanding Graphics; Outstanding Display; Outstanding Upholstery; Outstanding Use of Accessories; Outstanding Murals; Outstanding Body Modifications; Outstanding Plating; Outstanding Engraving; - Most Club Members (judged on number of bicycles attending)

    Bicycles and Tricycles / Beginning 2021, any bicycle/tricycle that has not been retired, can win a cumulative total of three years.

    A Bicycle/Tricycle can only compete for Bike/Trike of the Year for (3) consecutive or non-consecutive years. After 3 years it will be considered retired and under NO circumstances can it return to compete. A retired Bicycle/Tricycle consists of the bike and trike as a whole (this includes the frame, and Custom parts).