Classes & Awards

The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is proud to bring you the ultimate all-domestic Car Show experience at each every NMCA event. Hot rods, muscle cars, specialty vehicles, and more…the NMCA Car Show is a must see for any fans coming out to the Muscle Car Nationals on Saturday or Sunday of each event. Better yet, shine up your show car or truck and enter the show to be a part of the excitement and you’ll have a chance to win one of over 70 awards given away each day.

Saturday Show Registration: 8am to 1pm
Saturday Show Awards: 4pm

Sunday Show Registration: 8am to Noon
Sunday Show Awards: 3pm


Directors Choice Awards

·   Best GM Muscle
·   Best Ford Muscle
·   Best Chrysler Muscle 
·   Best Late Model
·   Best Street Rod
·   Best Traditional Hot Rod
·   Best Truck
·   Best Pro Street/Race Car
·   Director's Choice Conservative
·   Director's Choice Modified

·   Director's Choice Best Engine
·   Director's Choice Best Interior
·   Director's Choice Best Paint
·   Editor's Choice Best Classic
·   Editor's Choice Best Modern
25 Special Recognition Awards


NMCA Best of Awards

·   Best of Show
·   Best Engine
·   Best Interior 
·   Best Body & Paint 
NMCA Class Awards

·   Camaro 67-69 
·   Camaro 70-81
·   Camaro 82-92 

·   Camaro 93-Up
·   Camaro Gen 5 
·   Camaro Gen 6
·   Firebird All years
Nova 62-67
·   Nova 68-Up
·   Chevelle All Years
·   GM A-Body (LeMans/Cutlass/Skylark)
·   GM G-Body (Monte Carlo/Regal/Grand Prix/Cutlass) 
·   Corvette 53- 82
·   Corvette 84 – 19’
·   Corvette 20- Present

·   Early Chevrolet up to 49 
·   GM Full Size All Years  
·   55-56-57 Chevy 
·   Full Size Truck All Years 

·   GM Compact Truck All Years 
·   Open GM (For GM vehicles that do not fit into above classes)
·   Best GM of Show 

·   Mustang 64-78
·   Mustang 79-93
·   Mustang 94-04
·   Mustang 05-14’
·   Mustang 15’- Current

·   SVT & Cobra Mustang
·   Roush, Saleen, & Steeda Mustang 
·   Shelby & Boss 
·   Comet, Cougar, Capri 
·   Falcon, Fairlane, Maverick 
·   Ford Full Size Cars All Years 
·   Ford Full Size Truck All Years 
·   Ford Compact Truck All Years 

·   Ford Lightning
·   Compact Ford
·   Open Ford (For Ford vehicles that do not fit into above classes )
·   Best Ford of Show 

·   Chrysler A-Body (Dart/Duster/Valiant/Demon)
·   Chrysler B-Body (Road Runner/Coronet/Charger)
·   Chrysler E-Body (Challenger/Barracuda)
·   Dodge Truck 
·   Open Chrysler (For Chrysler Vehicles that do not fit into the above classes)
·   AMC Open
·   Best Chrysler of Show 


  • After purchasing your car show entry ticket at the gate, proceed to the car show area for registration and directions on the display area for your car. Note: Trailered cars must be unloaded and trailers parked in the designated area; please follow our parkers’ directions. ABSOLUTELY NO TRAILERS ARE ALLOWED IN THE SHOW AREA!!
  • Present your car show entry ticket to the registration personnel at the registration area. Here you will receive your registration card and dash card. Please fill out your registration card completely and legibly, since all announcing and magazine coverage is derived from what you write. Place your dash card on the driver’s side of the windshield or dashboard.
  • All Participants must decide AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION which class they wish to enter and write it on the dash card.
  • Make sure that the hood and trunk are open as well as have all doors resting against the door latches.
  • There will be no “FOR SALE” signs allowed to be displayed in the windows. These signs are only allowable in the floor or on the seat. Car must be registered in the show or will be asked to leave the area.
  • Tents and canopies are allowed but only in designated areas by the officials and if space permits.
  • All Car Show Participants must have their car on site no later than noon in order to be judged properly.
  • Please do not remove your vehicle from the car show area until after the awards presentation at. Exceptions include: True Street entries or an emergency. If either of these occurs, please notify the Car Show Director immediately.
  • ANY CAR SHOW AWARDS earned MUST be picked up at the event. No awards will be mailed! If you have to leave early, you forfeit your award.

For information on becoming an Official NMCA Host Car Club or for Group Discounts, please contact Dave Farley at (949) 254-5693

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