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BEST IN SHOW: GETTING YOUR CAR READY FOR THE SHOW SEASON

Originally published on www.hagerty.com

Summer has arrived, and with it, show season. If you’ve decided to enter your car into a show, it doesn’t matter if you’re going to a national-level concours or the neighborhood cruise; you want your ride to look its best. In judged shows, the difference between a prize and walking away empty handed can be in the details, especially when your car is up against so many other well-prepared entries.

Lenny Shiller, president of the Antique Automobile Association of Brooklyn, has judged many shows, and remembers having to decide between two nearly identical cars entered by a husband and wife.

“Both cars were perfect, but I saw an insect crawling down the seat on one and said, ‘This isn’t a period correct insect,'” he said. “So I gave first prize to the other car just for a laugh.”

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