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2004 Lowrider Bicycle Exhibitor Rules

A. GENERAL

1. REGISTRATION: All entries must be registered at the show office by starting time. Starting time will be posted at the registration table. Registration card must be on the bicycle and visible to the judges. It is the entrant's responsibility to ensure that the registration card is visible and properly completed within two (2) hours of registration. Judges reserve the right to disqualify entry if registration card is not visible or properly completed within such time period. Registration cards must include the full name of the entrant (nick names are not permitted). All winners will be required to present a Social Security Card (or the Social Security Card of a parent or legal guardian in the event the winner is a minor) prior to receiving prize. Entries must be ready to be judged two (2) hours after being assigned a space at the show. Entries with turntables or exceptionally intricate displays may be given more time, in the discretion of the judges. Bikes displayed in vendor booths are not eligible for competition.

2. CLASSIFICATION: The judges will enter your bicycles classification. See Section C below. If a bicycle is placed in the wrong class, it is the entrant's responsibility to notify the registration table or Lowrider Merchandise Booth. Questions or clarifications should be presented to the Go-Lo show staff by 3 p.m. on day of show. All classification will be determined at judges' discretion based on modifications.

3. OPERABILITY: Any bicycle or tricycle must be operable, meaning that the competing bicycle or tricycle must be able to (1) pedal its full circumference; (2) brake normally; (3) make a left and right turn.

4. INFORMATION SHEET: While not required, entrants are advised to provide judges with an information sheet or book listing modifications made on bicycle.

5. ACCESS TO BICYCLE: Judges must have access to bicycle for viewing purposes.

7. ACCESSORIES: Accessories are factory made or designed parts.

9. SCORES: All score sheets will be available through Go-Lo office. Score sheets are available to entrant only.

10. ALL EXHIBITION AND SAFETY RULES APPLY/DISQUALIFICATION: All entrants must adhere to the "Exhibition and Safety Rules" of the Show, which are incorporated by reference herein. Failure to comply with any Exhibition and Safety Rule, or any Bicycle Exhibitor Rule may be ground for disqualification, at the sole discretion of the judges.

B. CATEGORIES/CLASSIFICATIONS

1. FOUR CATEGORIES: Bicycles and tricycles will be judged in these key areas:

FRAME: defined to cover all body modifications, paint, murals, striping, creativity and craftsmanship.

UPHOLSTERY: defined to cover all seat, detail, creativity and craftsmanship.

PARTS: defined to cover all part modifications, engraving, wheels, plating (chrome, gold, etc.) original parts will also be awarded extra points due to the scarceness of parts.

ACCESSORIES: defined to cover use of mirrors, lights, etc., and any operable audio, operable hydraulics, or equipment, display, overall detail and quality (Must be operable.) All operable accessories must be mounted on Bike/Trike.

2. TYPE OF MODIFICATIONS. Classifications will depend upon the degree of modifications, as follows:

Minor Bike/Trike Modifications: Examples: capping area behind seat, capping frame near crank, removal of center pipe, 2 stage paint, bolt-on seat, etc.

Major Bike/Trike Modifications: Examples: tanks, replacing center pipe, welded or molded skirts, custom paint (3 stage), custom upholstered seat, etc.

3. CLASSIFICATIONS: Following are the classes to be judged for the 2004 Lowrider Evolution Bicycle Tour. The judges will classify and judge all entries on a per-event basis. There may be a variance in classification depending on the number of vehicles in a particular class. All classes are subject to change. Bicycles and Trikes are classified by the number of frame modifications. Two minor frame modifications equal one major modification.

ORIGINAL: Completely original or restored bicycle with no modifications.

STREET CUSTOM: A bicycle with no frame modification. (This includes store-bought bikes with no bondo or modifications on frame.)

MILD CUSTOM: A bicycle with one major modification or less on the frame, custom upholstery, custom paint, aftermarket parts and a few custom parts. (Custom handlebars, forks, pedals, etc.)

SEMI CUSTOM: A bicycle or trike with two (2) major modifications on the frame and custom upholstery, etc.

FULL CUSTOM: A bicycle or trike with at least three (3) major modifications on the frame and custom upholstery, custom paint, etc.

RADICAL CUSTOM: A bicycle or trike with at least five (5) modifications on the frame with custom upholstery, custom paint and handcrafted custom parts.

3. Bicycle Classes

*12-inch (1st Place Only)

16-inch
Original (1st, 2nd & 3rd Place)
Street (1st, 2nd & 3rd Place)
Mild (1st, 2nd & 3rd Place)
Semi (1st, 2nd & 3rd Place)
Full (1st, 2nd & 3rd Place)
Radical (1st, 2nd & 3rd Place)

20-inch
Original (1st, 2nd & 3rd Place)
Street (1st, 2nd & 3rd Place)
Mild (1st, 2nd & 3rd Place)
Semi (1st, 2nd & 3rd Place)
Full (1st, 2nd & 3rd Place)
Radical (1st, 2nd & 3rd Place)

24 & 26-inch (1st, 2nd & 3rd Place)

4. Tricycle/Three Wheeler Classes

Semi
Any size (1st, 2nd & 3rd Place)

Full
Any size (1st, 2nd & 3rd Place)

Radical
Any size (1st, 2nd & 3rd Place)

*First Place only will be awarded in this category. All other categories have a First, Second and Third Place.

C. JUDGING

1. JUDGING BASED ON MODIFICATIONS. Every area will be judged on the extent of each modification. All modifications should be clearly visible or stated for evaluation.

2. DURING JUDGING PROCESS: Lighting, electrical display enhancements and turntables may be turned off while judging. Steps or path should be provided when using mirrors. No points will be deducted for a judging path purposely left for after-hours judging.

3. DISCREPANCIES: Must be settled after trophy presentation by bike owner only. No judging sheet will be changed or revised by anyone except the signing judge. No exhibitor is allowed on stage during or after trophy presentation except "Best of Show" winners. All score sheets will be available through Go-Lo office. Score sheets are available to vehicle owner only. Entrants are not permitted to protest any decision of official/judges.

4. POINT SYSTEM. Judging of entries will be made on a point system. The criterion and points available are as noted below:

FRAME MODIFICATION 45
PAINT 25
UPHOLSTERY 20
PLATING 20
MURALS 20
WHEELS/TIRES 20
ACCESSORIES 15
DISPLAY 15
CUSTOM PARTS 15
CRAFTSMANSHIP/DETAIL 15
GRAPHICS 15
PINSTRIPING 15
ENGRAVING 10
TOTAL POSSIBLE POINTS 250


D. AWARDS/PRIZES

1. For each category three trophies will be awarded (except for 12" bicycles, where only First Prize will be awarded).

2. Best Overall Two Wheel Bike: $250.00 3. Best Overall Tricycle: $250.00

(Minimum 100 points to qualify for either class. If competitor does not reach minimum points, that competitor will receive half (1/2) "Best of Show" prize.)

4. The following Special Awards will also be offered: Best Pain; Best Graphics; Best Display; Best Upholstery; Best Use of Accessories; Best Murals; Best Body Modifications; Best Plating; Best Engraving; - Most Club Members (judged on number of bicycles attending)

Two-wheel Lowrider Bike of the Year and Trike of the Year (Must have placed First, Second or Third "Best of Show" at a Go-Lo sponsored event in order to qualify for the Super Show.)

Bike or Trike of the year winners will only be allowed to win twice, either consecutively or non-consecutively with two major frame modifications.
 

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SHOW DATES

Miami, Fl January 11 Fair & Expo Center
Phoenix, AZ March 7 Arizona State Fairgrounds
San Diego, CA March 14 QualComm Stadium
Tampa, FL April 4 Florida State Fairgrounds
Fontana, CA April 18 California Speedway
Indianapolis, IN April 25 Indiana State Fairgrounds
Dallas, TX May 16 Dallas Fair Park
Charlotte, NC May 23 Metrolina Expo Center
Portland, OR June 6 Portland Expo Center
Chicago, IL June 27 Hawthorne Racecourse
Denver, CO July 11 Denver Coliseum
Houston, TX July 25 Reliant Arena
San Francisco, CA August 22 Cow Palace
San Antonio, TX September 12 Alamo Dome
Las Vegas, NV October 10 Cashman Field Center
 

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I KNOW I WILL BE HITTING HOUSTON FOR SURE AND SAN ANTONIO TO QUALIFY A TRIKE IF IT IS NOT READY FOR HOUSTON. GOOD LUCK TO ALL THAT ARE COMPETING THIS YEAR.
 
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