is it voted based?In conjunction with our move to the new venue, we are changing up the Event and Awards format. It has been our goal from the beginning to offer a laid back event where people who don't want to feel pressured to prepare their cars to what they think is show level can feel comfortable participating next to cars that are. SOWO truly is an event for everybody in that regard.
We do feel however that the time has come to recognize some of the efforts put forth by many people who value SOWO as the first opportunity of the year to demonstrate all their hard work. With that in mind, we still aren't having categories or classes but we are expanding the scope.
On Saturday, in addition to our traditional participant based awards...Club Spirit, Farthest Distance Traveled, Longest Distance Driven; We will be recognizing 10 car based awards. These will be presented at 3:30pm Saturday and the winners are asked to return Sunday prior to the Mountain Cruise to be displayed in front of the H2OTuning stage. At the conclusion of the Mountain Cruise, we will ask everyone whose joining us for the free lunch to cast your ballot for your favorite and that car will receive the traditional Grand Stein for "Best of SOWO!" (This year's stein was purchased by Matt Bounds at Worthersee Tour in 2011)
The Awards are as follows (the ones with cool names were my idea, if it sounds gay, that was Matt..it's just for fun, these captions WILL Not appear on the Award)
WagenWerks "MixMaster" award for Outstanding Finish
Loves Trim Shop "Twisted Stitches" award for Outstanding Interior
C2 Motorsports "Just the Tip" award for Best Engine Swap
C2 Motorsports "Best Blown" award for outstanding Forced Induction
C2 Motorsports "Inner Thigh" award for Best Engine Bay
Airlift "Pssssht Happens" award for Best Stance
Rotiform "Holy Rollers" award for Outstanding Wheel/Tire Combo
FORGE Motorsport "Title Sponsors Choice"
The Bynum Built award for Outstanding Achievement
And of course, the Original H2OTuning "Club Choice"
and i mean: participants vote, or judges do?