SAAC 41 Premier Division
The Premier Class is designated for restored cars that are restored using original period & date code correct parts. Reproduction parts are not acceptable in this class. This class is for the true purist who strives to duplicate original factory finish on bare metal parts, fasteners , factory appearing orange peel in exterior paint, overspray patterns and drips in undercarriage paint.
1. Quality of workmanship, cleanliness and condition. 50% of total points are awarded to Quality, Workmanship and Condition. 50% of total points are awarded to Authenticity.
2. Noticeable sheet metal repair or replacement will be scrutinized closely.
3. Rust pitted parts or sheet metal will be judged accordingly.
4. Clear coat, natural paints and powder coating are not considered correct finishes.
5. Judges may ask the owner or owner representative to remove air cleaner lid, lift trunk mat etc…, if they need to verify authenticity. Judges should not touch car without owner’s permission.
6. There is no tech inspection in Premier class. Owners or owner representatives who choose to start the car during judging will get three bonus points.
7. The Head Judge may assist the class head judges if there is an authenticity concern. Example; is the owner’s manual original or reproduction. There must be conclusive evidence or the car gets the benefit of the doubt.
It should be noted that some features on certain early and late production cars will vary from typical model production. It is the responsibility of the owner to provide documentation to support non typical production features. The car should be given the benefit of the doubt.
This very special award is given to Premier Gold recipients who receive 99% of the total Authenticity Points. There is no partial credit given for reproduction tires, exhaust or bonus points for original paperwork for this award.
Original paperwork Bonus Points
Window Sticker 3 points
Build Sheet 3 points
Dealer invoice 2 Points
Bill of Sale 2 points
Owners manual 2 points
Warranty Card 2 points
Factory sales brochure 1 point
Starting instructions 1 point
Shifter hang tag 1 point
Dealer key Fob 1 point
Marti Report 1 point
Maximum allowable bonus points 10