NCRS Judging Awards

NCRS Judging Awards

NCRS Top Flight Award®

This award was created by the National Corvette Restorers Society in 1974 to recognize cars that have been preserved or restored to the highest level of achievement through the NCRS Flight Judging Process. These cars have to achieve 94% or above of 4500 available points to earn “NCRS Top Flight” in a rigorous judging process of Operations Check, Exterior, Interior, Mechanical and Chassis Judging. As of today 19,377 have gone through NCRS Flight Judging in attempting to earn this important mark of superiority, 14,261 have actually earned it.

NCRS Performance Verification Award®

This award was created by the National Corvette Restorers Society in 1985, the award recognizes individuals for the restoration and preservation of 1953 -1996 Corvettes. To achieve this award, an owner must attain a NCRS Flight award® based on an original “as manufactured” standard at a NCRS event; as well as present the car for a rigorous performance test of all vehicle mechanical components and functions, all of which must operate as those of a new car, without a single failure. As of today only 1,378 Corvettes have received the NCRS Performance Verification award


NCRS DUNTOV Mark of Excellence Award®

This award was created by the National Corvette Restorers Society in 1985, in honor of Mr. Zora Arkus-Duntov, long-time Chief Engineer for the Chevrolet Corvette, who retired from General Motors in 1975. The Duntov Award recognizes individuals for the restoration and preservation of 1953 -1974 Corvettes. To achieve this coveted award, an owner must attain a judging score of at least 97% out of 100 % based on an original “as manufactured” standard at a National or Regional NCRS event; as well as present the car for a rigorous performance test of all vehicle mechanical components and functions, all of which must operate as those of a new car, without a single failure. Finally, the car must again score at least 97%, at a National NCRS Convention, to receive the Duntov Award. The process of achieving the Duntov Award requires attendance at a minimum of three events, and must be completed within a three year period. Only 945 Corvettes have achieved the NCRS Duntov Mark of Excellence Award.


NCRS McLELLAN Mark of Excellence Award®

This award was created by the National Corvette Restorers Society in 1997, in honor of Mr. David R. McLellan, long-time Chief Engineer for the Chevrolet Corvette, who retired from General Motors in 1996. The McLellan Award recognizes individuals for the restoration and preservation of 1975 – 1992 Corvettes.. To achieve this coveted award, an owner must attain a judging score of at least 97% out of 100 based on an original “as manufactured” standard at a National or Regional NCRS event; as well as present the car for a rigorous performance test of all vehicle mechanical components and functions, all of which must operate as those of a new car, without a single failure. Finally, the car must again score at least 97%, at a National NCRS Convention, to receive the McLellan Award. The process of achieving the McLellan Award requires attendance at a minimum of three events, and must be completed within a three year period. Currently only 113 Corvettes have achieved the McLellan Mark of Excellence. Dave McLellan has personally awarded the special plaque bearing his name at our annual NCRS National Convention.


NCRS HILL Mark of Excellence Award®

This award was created by the National Corvette Restorers Society in honor of Mr. David C. Hill, Chief Engineer for the Chevrolet Corvette from November 18, 1992 until his retirement January 1, 2006. The Hill Award recognizes individuals for the restoration and preservation of 1993 – 1996 Corvettes.. To achieve this coveted award, an owner must attain a judging score of at least 97% out of 100 based on an original “as manufactured” standard at a National or Regional NCRS event; as well as present the car for a rigorous performance test of all vehicle mechanical components and functions, all of which must operate as those of a new car, without a single failure. Finally, the car must again score at least 97%, at a National NCRS Convention, to receive the Hill Award. The process of achieving the Hill Award requires attendance at a minimum of three events, and must be completed within a three year period. Only 20 Corvettes have achieved the Hill Mark of Excellence. Dave Hill has personally awarded the special plaque bearing his name at our annual NCRS National Convention.


NCRS FOLZ Memorial Award®

This award was created by the National Corvette Restorers Society in 1988, in honor of Mr. Sam Folz, one of the founding fathers and past president of the National Corvette Restorers Society. The Sam Folz Memorial award recognizes individuals for the restoration, preservation and driving enjoyment of 1953 -1989 Corvettes. To achieve this award, an owner must drive their Corvette the greatest distance to attend the National Convention and attain a NCRS Top Flight which requires a judging score of at least 94%, including mileage points, based on our original “as manufactured” standard. Should similar mileage results occur, multiple awards are given. As of now only 16 individuals have received the Sam Folz Memorial award.


NCRS FOUNDERS Award®

This award was created by the National Corvette Restorers Society in 1995, in honor of the seven founding fathers of NCRS. The Founders Award encourages and recognizes the value and enjoyment of member participation in NCRS activities and demonstrates the NCRS commitment to equally recognize the significance of the “Driven Corvette” among our membership, regardless of NCRS Flight status achieved and applies to 1953 – 1989 Corvettes. To achieve this coveted award, an owner must first be a member of any NCRS Chapter. Achieve any NCRS Flight award at a Chapter judging event, driven both ways. Achieve a 96% score on an operations check at a regional driven both ways. Achieve a level 1 or higher rating in the NCRS Judging or Tabulation recognition program. Submit an article for the “Corvette Restorer” magazine. Participate in the NCRS National Road Tour, a minimum of 500 miles. Display the car and recheck the operations at the National Convention scoring at least 96%. It must all be accomplished within a three year period. Only 255 individuals have received the Founders award. One member has done it two years in a row. Those founding fathers present at our National Convention personally present the special plaque.


NCRS – CHEVROLET BOWTIE Award

This award was created by the National Corvette Restorers Society in 1992. The Bowtie award recognizes the un-restored Corvette and encourages the owner to retain and display the car in its present condition for the enjoyment and continuing educational benefit of our membership. The award is earned only at a National Convention by un-restored cars successfully judged and voted to be historically and educationally significant in four areas (Interior, Exterior, Mechanical and Chassis). This award is available to any model year currently judged by NCRS which was manufactured 20 or more years ago. Regardless of change in ownership or judging result the car may never be presented for judging again. The judged section requires an 80 to 85% pass with the following standard “Does the item, part, fabric, plating or coating appear to actually be that which was specifically installed or applied on this car at the time of manufacture”. If this is successfully passed the vote with the following standard “Does the area judged display significant educational and historical value which should be preserved in its present condition” is taken. Passing both sections in all four areas earns the NCRS – Chevrolet Bowtie award. Only 277 Corvettes have received this prestigious award.


NCRS – CHEVROLET CROSSED FLAGS Award

This award was created by the National Corvette Restorers Society in 2006. The NCRS Chevrolet Crossed Flags Award is intended to recognize exceptional original, un-restored cars and encourage the owners to retain and display the car in its present condition. The NCRS Chevrolet Crossed Flags award is earned only at a National Convention by un-restored cars successfully judged and voted to be historically and educationally significant in four areas (Interior, Exterior, Mechanical and Chassis). This award is available to 1984 and newer Corvettes currently judged by NCRS that have received an NCRS McLellan Mark of Excellence award. Regardless of change in ownership or judging result the car may never be presented for judging again. The judged section requires a 90% pass with the following standard “Does the item, part, fabric, plating or coating appear to actually be that which was specifically installed or applied on this car at the time of manufacture”. If this is successfully passed the vote with the following standard “Does the area judged display significant educational and historical value which should be preserved in its present condition” is taken. Passing both sections in all four areas earns the NCRS – Chevrolet Crossed Flags award. Only 29 Corvettes have received this award.


NCRS – AMERICAN HERITAGE Award®

This award was created by the National Corvette Restorers Society in 1998. The American Heritage Award, presented at the National Convention recognizes unique Corvettes such as, but not limited to, GM Styling Cars, GM Experimental Cars, and Factory or Vintage Race Cars. These cars must be a historically significant piece of Corvette heritage and it has been created for cars that do not currently meet our judging standard because of their intended use. GM Styling and GM experimental cars must have documentation which indicates they indeed were an exercise by GM. Vintage race cars must have actual race history and must be presented in the race form that represents the most significant part of that history documentation is required, in the form deemed acceptable for each individual case. Presentation of the Award will be restricted to no more than two or three vehicles per year. Only 36 Corvettes have received this award.


NCRS SPORTSMAN Award®

The Sportsman Award, presented by a Chapter officer at a local chapter function, has two purposes:

  1. Encourage member participation in NCRS events.
  2. Demonstrate NCRS’s commitment to recognize the member who actively attends and drives a Corvette to Chapter, Regional and National meets.

 

NCRS Sportsman Award Requirements

Within the award year or three preceding calendar years, a member must achieve:

  1. Be a member of any NCRS Chapter. Membership must be carried during all points accumulation. (Chapter, at their discretion may wave NCRS membership for first time participant at a Chapter meet).
  2. Member must own and drive a 1953 through current production Corvette and park in the designated ”Sportsman“ parking area…or… Member must own and drive a ”Stock appearing“ 1953-1982 Corvette and be willing to leave their car on the judging field with the judged cars during the event as space permits. ”Stock appearing“ is defined as no body, bumper or driving light modifications.
  3. Must pay event registration fee. Must register and pay for Sportsman participation at the event. Must remain at the event until all NCRS Flight Judging is complete.
  4. Must provide proof of liability insurance.
  5. Owner may accumulate points with the same Corvette or with different Corvettes.
  6. There will be no judging of any kind. Participant (at Chapter discretion) receive a Sportsman ribbon. Participant earns points as follows: Chapter meet- 2 points; Regional meet- 3 points; National meet- 5 points.
  7. Participant will not be able to register for Sportsman and attempt any other award at the same meet. For example, no Founders operations check and Sportsman, or no NCRS Flight Judging and Sportsman, or no Duntov Display and Sportsman, etc.
  8. Member may not gain multiple points by entering more than 1 car per event. When a member achieves 20 Sportsman points within a three year period, including Sportsman participation in at least two Regional’s, a plaque will be provided by National to their Chapter officers for presentation at the Chapter level. This plaque will have space to add on plates that can only be earned by re-presentation at a National Convention in any single year that the member accumulates 10 additional points (including Sportsman participation at the National Convention).

Currently 113 members have earned this award.


NCRS Judging Recognition Program

The Purpose of this program is to encourage participation and give recognition to both beginning and experienced NCRS Judges. Additionally, it is a means by which to identify and rank experience levels as an aid to judge selection for an event. Judging Level Points are earned and credited to the judge for participation as follows.

Judging Chairman, Assistant Judging Chairman, Team Leader, Team Judge or Performance Verification Judge:

  • Chapter events — 2 points per judging day
  • Regional events — 3 points per judging day
  • National events — 5 points per judging day

 

Observer Judge:

  • Chapter events — 1 points per judging day
  • Regional events — 2 points per judging day
  • National events — 3 points per judging day

 

*Judging School:

  • Chapter — 1 point per event
  • Regional — 1 point per event
  • National — 3 points per session

 

*Advanced Judging Seminar

  • Regional events — 3 points per judging day
  • National events — 5 points per judging day

 

*Chapter Judging Retreat

  • 5 points per event

National Judging Retreat

  • 20 points per event

* Subject matter, presentation and format must meet standards set and approved by the NCRS Judging Office.

NCRS Judging Levels

NCRS Judging Levels are achieved at 10-point increments. Level 1 is reached with the accumulation of 10 points, Level 2 at 20 points, and so on. Level 10 earning 100 points earns a Master Judge level. There are further levels for 200 level, 300 level and 400 level. No further points are accumulated beyond 400. There are currently 175 Judges who have reached the 400 Level.

NCRS Tabulators Recognition Award

The purpose of this program is to encourage participation and give recognition to all NCRS Tabulators. Additionally, it is a means by which to identify and rank experience levels as an aid in selecting Tabulation Team Members. Tabulation Level Credit is earned, as determined and listed by the Tab Team Leader, for FULL PARTICIPATION at an NCRS Judging Event as follows.

  • Chapter events — 5 points per event
  • Regional events — 5 points per event
  • National events — 5 points per event

Tabulation Level Credit is achieved in the same manner as Judging Level Credit above is awarded. There are currently 156 Master Tabulators.

Judging Recognition Awards

Master Judge Award:

Presented at Regional award banquets and at national conventions to an individual who has been reconized by the organization and membership for accumulating a minimum of 100 points in our judging recognition program.

NCRS 200 Club Award:

Presented only at a National Convention to an individual who has been reconized by the organization and membership for accumulating a minimum of 200 points in our judging recognition program.

NCRS 300 Club Award:

Presented only at a National Convention to an individual who has been reconized by the organization and membership for accumulating a minimum of 300 points in our judging recognition program.

NCRS 400 Club Award:

Presented only at a National Convention to an individual who has been reconized by the organization and membership for accumulating a minimum of 400 points in our judging recognition program.

NCRS Master Tabulator:

Presented at Regional award banquets and at national conventions to an individual who has been reconized by the organization and membership for accumulating a minimum of 100 points in our tabulation recognition program.

NCRS Red Hat Master Judge Award:

Presented only at a National Convention to an individual who has been reconized by the organization and membership for accumulating a minimum of 100 points in our judging recognition program, and participating as an owner in the judging program achieving one of the highest awards offered, either the NCRS Duntov Mark-of-Excellence, the NCRS McLellan Mark-of-Excellence, the NCRS Hill Mark-of-Excellence, the NCRS Chevrolet Bowtie Preservation Award or the NCRS Chevrolet Crossed Flags Award