Vehicle owners please be aware that this is not an invitational event, anyone can submit an application to be a part of the show. Please note that there is an approval process to submit your vehicles for display at the Mid Atlantic Indoor Nationals. We ask that you fill out and complete the application via the link below and submit the requested pictures. Our vehicle selection committee wants to be 100% sure that the vehicles on the show floor meet our standards for showmanship. We do not like to turn away vehicle participation but if your automobile is in an incomplete state, has damage or is clearly not befitting we reserve the right to do so. It generally takes about 72 business hours for our committee to review and once approved you will receive and email confirming your requested space has been approved and only when you are approved will your payment be processed.
If you prefer registering by mail you will see a link titled “paper registration form” Please click into the link and print out the registration form. It is important to remember when applying by mail that you include 3 printed ( 1 ¾ exterior, 1 interior and 1 engine bay) pictures with your registration form and payment. Also make sure your email address is clearly written as we will be sending all responses and event information to you by e-mail.
Display Space Costs - 10*10 $45.00 (Motorcycle ONLY) - 10*20 $55.00 (Standard single vehicle display spot) - 15*20 $85.00 (Oversized car or truck vehicle display space must supply your own flooring) 20*20 $105.00 (vehicle display space must supply your own flooring and stanchions)
A few words from MAIN Car Show Coordinator – Dan “Swish’ Swisher
The MAIN Team understands all the hard work that goes into getting a vehicle ready to compete. When someone enters an event that is being judged, ALL they are asking for is to be treated fairly. It is also a little known fact that sometimes when someone loses they aren’t willing to recognize the car that won deserved to. When you have two cars that are pretty much balanced with each other the judges have to go back and forth between both vehicles until they find the separation point that makes one vehicle stand out above the other. If you go to any type of competition no matter what it, is someone has to win and someone has to loose. That is why many generally say, if you make one friend at an event that is far more valuable than any AWARD to be had.
Last year you saw four judges on the floor while the show was open, they also judged into the night, there isn’t one decision made unless there all in agreement, if they can’t come to an agreement and there’s a split decision that’s when I step in and we review all sides in case something is being missed or over looked. I want to assure you we don’t BELIVE in the buddy - buddy system, we don’t believe in POLITICS and anybody that knows my background knows it doesn’t happen in events I produce.
We normally list the judges and some of their qualifying background, but we will be changing judges from time to time to keep it fresh. As we get closer to this year’s show date we will list all the judges that will be working the show and share their credentials with you.
We also understand most vehicles are driven and we judge them accordingly. Areas being Judged, are based on degree of difficulty, paint, interior, engine and engine bay, in the high end vehicles the under carriage is also judged. If your vehicle is driven, under carriages will be used for tie breakers only. Trunks are part of interior and truck beds are included with body and paint. During the show the judges are concentrating on their mission and are not into answering questions, so I ask PLEASE DON’T ask any questions unless they ask you a question. If you have questions I will be more than happy to answer them and if I don’t have the answer I will get one for you. Whether you are here to compete to win and or to just have a good time showing off your car and making a few new friends, we would like to thank you for supporting the East Coast Indoor Nationals and for placing your vehicle into the show.