Desert Scale Classic 12 – Note: Two New Classes and Changes to Junior and Senior Classes
ADULT CLASSES (Age 18+) AND RULES
A1 PRO STREET
Entries may be of any automotive production model from 1949 to present. Body styling must remain as it came from the manufacturer. Minor customizing is permitted, including molding bumpers, opening wheel wells removing or adding chrome trim, altering the hood, engine, interior and/or chassis, and adding wings or wheelie bars. Wheel tubs are permitted. Entries must be street legal.*
Entries may be any sport compact vehicle built and hot rodded for performance. Entries must be street legal.*
Entries may be any make or year car, truck or van with suspension made to ride low or built in low-rider style.
A4 NOSTALGIA DRAG
Entries must be 1974 and earlier competition drag cars or trucks. Includes Dragsters, Funny cars, Gassers, Altereds, Roadsters, and Doored cars.
A5 COMPETITION DRAG – DOOR CAR
Entries must be 1975 and later full-bodied drag cars or trucks. Includes Stock, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Pro Stock, Pro Mod, or Funny Cars.
A6 COMPETITION DRAGSTER
Entries must be 1975 and later Top Fuel dragsters, Altereds, Roadsters, Comp dragsters, Sand dragsters, or Land speed cars.
A7 COMPETITION CIRCUIT TRACK
Entries must be competition vehicles that compete on any closed circuit paved course. Examples: NASCAR, INDY, TRANS-AM, IMSA, SCCA, Rolex Grand Am, Formula 1, Vintage, etc.
A8 COMPETITION OFF-ROAD
Entries must be competition vehicles that compete on any non-paved closed circuit course. Examples: Dirt Oval, Rally, Baja, Stadium racing, Hill Climbers.
Entries must depict a specific car, truck or specialty vehicle. Entries must be displayed with documentation of the subject vehicle, such as Books, Photos, Brochures, Magazines, etc. Principal judging criteria for this class will be fidelity of the Entry to the subject vehicle.
Entries will be judged on exterior appearance only. Entries will not be picked up, chassis and undercarriage will not be judged. Windows may be blacked out or covered; interiors will not be judged. Exposed engines or interiors (convertibles, roadsters) are not permitted.
Any Volkswagen or Volkswagen powered vehicle, (e.g Dune Buggy).
A12 BOX STOCK
Entries must be built “OUT OF THE BOX” in this class. Entries must be displayed with the complete instruction sheet for the model entered. Any type of paint, chrome foil, or decals are permitted. No kitbashing or parts swapping from other kits is permitted. No aftermarket detail parts may be used.
A13 FACTORY STOCK
Entries must depict a street legal* vehicle produced by a manufacturer anywhere in the world for sale to the general public. The model must maintain the stock body panels as produced by the factory. All parts on the model must be parts that were made for that car by that manufacturer. Aftermarket parts and parts from other kits are permitted so long as they were produced for that make of car. Dealer-added options or accessories are permitted. The Entry must have a factory-correct paint job. The Entry may be built to depict any phase of the car’s life – new, old, still running, distressed, or junker. Paint may be faded, chipped, or worn to the primer or bare metal as long as some factory paint is present on the Entry. In the case of a junker, the Entry may have missing parts, hub caps, chrome trim, engine, or seat, as long as some factory paint still exists on the model.
Entries must have significant body modifications to create a vehicle with a unique or personalized appearance. Modifications typically include changes in the shape of the body and/or other visual aspects of the vehicle, such as channeling, sectioning, chopping, or reconfiguring. Wheel/tire changes and/or custom paint alone are not sufficient to qualify for Customs class. In addition to modified kits, the Customs class includes models of show rods and customs built with or without modifications of show rod or custom kits.
A15 STREET ROD 1
Entries must be modified automobiles of American manufacture from 1905 to 1938 body style. Body styling must be retained as it came from the manufacturer. Slight customizing to the body is permitted. The engine, interior, chassis, tires, wheels & paint are open to the builder. Entries must be street legal.*
A16 STREET ROD 2
Entries must be modified automobiles of American manufacture from 1939 to 1948 body style. Body styling must be retained as it came from the manufacturer. Slight customizing to the body is permitted. The engine, interior, chassis, tires, wheels & paint are open to the builder. Entries must be street legal.*
A17 EARLY STREET MACHINE
Entries must be modified automobiles from 1949 to 1969. Slight body modifications are allowed, such as front & rear spoilers, trim modifications, altered hoods, tires & wheels. Engine modifications and swaps are allowed. Entries must be street legal.*
A18 MODERN STREET MACHINE
Entries must be modified automobiles from 1970 to the current year. Slight body modifications are allowed, such as front & rear spoilers, trim modifications, altered hoods, tires & wheels. Engine modifications and swaps are allowed. Entries must be street legal.*
A19 RAT ROD
Entries may be any make or year up to 1969. Most of the body will be in some sort of primer or depiction of bare metal, patina, and/or rust. Anything goes for customizing and engine combos. Must depict a vehicle for which most modifications would be done at the home in the garage by the owner using used, swap meet, or junkyard parts. Billet, custom paint, and “Trailer Queens are not permitted. Entries must be street legal.*
Entries must be any non-commercial pickup truck or pickup-based vehicle, one-ton or less, including El Caminos, Rancheros, utes, etc., whether stock or modified in configuration, except competition vehicles. Entries must be street legal.*
A21 LIGHT COMMERCIAL
Entries must be commercial vehicles of any configuration, one-ton or less, except competition vehicles, and must carry equipment or markings clearly identifying the vehicles as primarily for commercial use. Entries must be street legal.*
A22 HEAVY COMMERCIAL
Entries must be commercial vehicles of any configuration, larger than one-ton rating, except competition vehicles, and must carry equipment or markings to be clearly identified as primarily for commercial use. Includes all semis, all big rigs, and fire apparatus greater than two-ton rating. Entries must be street legal.*
A23 EMERGENCY VEHICLE
Entries must be law enforcement, public safety, fire service, medical response, or rescue vehicles of federal, state, county, or municipal agencies employed for emergency responses. Does not include wreckers or hearses. Entries must be street legal* and as defined by the state of resident operation.*
A24 SMALL SCALE
Entries must be any automotive model under 1/25th scale.
A25 LARGE SCALE
Entries must be any automotive model over 1/24th scale.
Entries must be one-, two-, or three-wheeled motorcycles of any style, type, or scale.
A27 MODIFIED DIECAST
Entries may be any die-cast vehicle representation that has been modified in some way.
Entries that do not fit in any other class, such vehicle/trailer combinations, cartoonish vehicles, boats, models of vehicle components, etc.
Entries must depict a scaled scene of real life, involving an automobile in some manner.
A30 DISPLAY ONLY
Prior winners, projects, unfinished models, other models not eligible for judging or entry in competition.
A31 SLOT CAR CONCOURS – STRAIGHTLINE DRAGSTERS
Entries must be fully functional and raceable slot cars in 1/32, 1/25, or 1/24 scale intended for straight-line competition only. Will be tested for functionality but judged on workmanship and aesthetics.
A32 SLOT CAR CONCOURS – CIRCUIT TRACK RACERS
Entries must be fully functional and raceable slot cars in 1/32, 1/25, or 1/24 scale intended for circuit track competition only. No wheelie bars or parachutes permitted. Will be tested for functionality but judged on workmanship and aesthetics.
YOUTH CLASSES AND RULES
First, second and third place awards given in all classes where enough qualified entries warrant.
* PAST D.S.C. WINNING MODELS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO WIN.
J1 JUNIOR (through Age 12)
All entries built solely by the entrant.
S1 SENIOR (Ages 13 through 17)
All entries built solely by the entrant.