Vehicle Judging - Becoming a Judge
The first step to becoming involved is to obtain a copy of the Model A Restoration Guidelines and Judging Standards. The back page of every issue of "The Restorer" magazine has the ordering information for this manual. It is probably the single-most comprehensive source available to assist you in authentically restoring your Model A. In addition, it is a well known fact that correctly done cars retain maximum value as well.
The second step is to order one or all 23 tests (get the tests). These tests were developed from information contained in the Model A Restoration Guidelines and Judging Standards. The "open book" tests are a method to determine relative familiarity with each subject area, and are designed to establish a baseline for judging qualifications. Take one or more tests, and send them in to the Judging Standards Committee at MAFCA headquarters. You will be notified upon successfully completing the exams, and will be qualified as an Apprentice Judge.
The third step is to volunteer for vehicle judging at any regional, divisional, or national meet. You will start out as an apprentice, working with more experienced judges. This is a really great opportunity to meet others with similar interests and to learn more about the Model A. The more you participate, the more knowledge and confidence you will gain, which will advance you to higher levels in vehicle judging. The Judging Standards manual outlines what kinds of judging experience you need to gain to advance from Apprentice to Judge, Senior Judge, and Master Judge levels.
Vehicle Judge Records
The JSC maintains records of MAFCA judges and their status. If you're curious about your judging profile,
please contact the Judging Standards Committee and the record keeper will contact you to discuss your
judging history according to JSC records.