AMCA JUDGING CLARIFICATION
There have been some concerns and misinformation concerning the points system for AMCA Judging. This was as a result of the "Winners Circle" award requiring the entrant to achieve a score of 98 points or better having reached the 95 point threshold for a Senior Award.
The AMCA recognized that for many, this was unattainable and hence we witnessed reduced numbers of entrants at meets.
As such, the AMCA returned to the previous award benchmark of 95 points or better to achieve a Winners Circle award. Of course, the entrants' machine must first graduate through the system from Junior First and Senior awards to reach the coveted Winners Circle award.
A new category has now been created by the AMCA named "Marque Excellence" This award is one that requires a machine to be the very best of its marque and must attain of score of 98 and better to qualify. A panel is convened and the bike is judged independently. Again, this machine must have first graduated through the system.
I would encourage those that may have been discouraged from entering the Judging program tom reconsider and bring you machines back. Particularly, those who are sitting on a Senior award and felt they could not achieve the 98 point mark threshold but could certainly achieve a score of between 95 to 98.
If you have any inquiries please feel free to contact me via email and I will endeavour to clarify any issues or concerns you may have. firstname.lastname@example.org
Let's endeavour to have a full paddock of bikes to be judged at the 2023 meet.
Motorcycle judging is one of the most visible programs of the AMCA. For spectators, a trip to the judging field at an AMCA National Meet can be as good as, or better than, a visit to a motorcycle museum display. But the judging program also offers an opportunity for the Club to recognize the efforts of members to preserve significant pieces of motorcycling history.
Unlike many motorcycle shows, the AMCA does not judge machines against each other to pick a winner. Instead, antique motorcycles (those 35 years old or older), are judged against the way they would have appeared when they were first delivered to the dealer decades ago. Each motorcycle starts with a perfect 100 points, and points are deducted for incorrect components ranging from parts to paint.
Motorcycles are judged in two broad categories: restored or original. Restored motorcycles are those machines that have been returned to their original appearance after many years, while original motorcycles are those rare machines that have survived the decades with their factory paint and equipment intact. Within those broad categories, there are classes divided by decade from the beginning of the motorcycle era through the most modern motorcycles eligible for judging.
Motorcycles entered in the AMCA judging program can progress through four award categories, each with more-stringent requirements: Junior Second, Junior First, Senior and Winners Circle. After that, an owner can continue to earn Winners Circle Preservation Awards by maintaining the bike in award condition and entering it in the judging program at subsequent meets.