Super Elite including Meguiar's Superstars
Super Elite is Australia's most prestigious and respected competition for Top-Level Show vehicles. It rewards quality and craftmanship at the absolute top level of customisation and innovation.
Super Elite includes the Meguiar's Superstars, invited vehicles that have qualified at selected events throughout Australia.
Any Super Elite vehicle plus selected Inauguration vehicles are eligible to enter the Super Elite category and compete for the various Champion awards listed below.
Super Elite entrants, plus Meguiar’s Superstars Super Six and Meguiar's Grand Master categories are eligible to compete for Champion Awards:
• ENGINE & COMPONENTS
• UNDERCARRIAGE & DRIVELINE
• INTERIOR & REAR COMPARTMENT
• IMPACT & DISPLAY
• OVERALL INNOVATION
All winners will receive CHAMPION MEDALS and PRIZE MONEY for Gold, Silver and Bronze.
Meguiar’s Superstars assembles Australia’s absolute best, super-elite car setting an irrefutable benchmark for car builders across Australia. They must be finished to a super-elite level in the areas of exterior, interior, engine bay, undercarriage and boot. Other requirements include; superb execution, extreme craftsmanship, outstanding attention to detail and a high-level of innovation.
There is no distinction between hot rod, street machine or tuner (Japanese and Euro). Every vehicle competes head-to-head on their own merits in for Superstars Super Six and Superstars Grand Master.
MEGUIAR’S SUPERSTARS SUPER SIX
Only Meguiar's Superstars are eligible to compete for a spot in the Super Six - the top six, overall, point scoring qualifiers. Superstars entrants competing for a spot in the Super Six are automatically eligible to compete for the various Super Elite Champion Awards listed above.
Meguiar's Superstars receive a highly-prized, special-edition Meguiar’s Superstars Finalist jacket and a cash bonus at the event. Super Six entrants receive an additional cash bonus and impressive masterpiece billet trophy.
MEGUIAR’S SUPERSTARS GRAND MASTER
The Meguiar’s Superstars Grand Master is the highest accolade on offer at Meguiar’s MotorEx and is Australia’s most prestigious super-elite award. The vehicle awarded the Superstars Grand Master is the highest point scoring vehicle from the Meguiar’s Superstars Super Six.
Superstars Grand Master will receive an imposing 600mm tall, 18kg masterpiece billet trophy and an additional cash component – resulting in a huge total cash prize pool for the Superstars Grand Master!
This is a one time only accolade. Superstars Grand Masters are ineligible to compete again for any Meguiar's Superstars or Champion award.
QUALIFYING FOR MEGUIAR’S SUPERSTARS
The Superstars qualifying rounds for Meguiar’s MotorEx 2020 are:
MotorEx 2019 (VIC): 11 - 12 May 2019
WA Hot Rod and Street Machine Spectacular: 15 - 16 June 2019
QLD Hot Rod Show: 29 - 30 June 2019
MACKAY Motor Show: 13 - 14 July 2019
Red Centre Nats: 30th August - 1st September 2019
Adelaide Auto Expo (SA): 15 - 16 November 2019
Summernats (ACT): 2 - 5 January 2020
Show Cars Melbourne (VIC): 22 - 23 February 2020
Across all Meguiar’s Superstars categories there is no distinction between hot rod, street machine or tuner (Japanese or Euro), all entrants are judged head-to-head using the same criteria. In each of the judging categories, key elements the judges take into consideration are; innovation, level of engineering, use of custom-made components, extent of modification, degree of difficulty, quality of workmanship and attention to detail.
PAINTWORK (180 points)
BODYWORK (170 points)
INTERIOR & REAR COMPARTMENT (170 points)
ENGINE & ASSOCIATED COMPONENTS (140 points)
UNDERCARRIAGE & DRIVELINE (140 points)
OVERALL INNOVATION (100 points)
IMPACT & DISPLAY (100 points)
TOTAL POINTS = 1000
The Meguiar’s Superstars scoring system rewards the person/builder/vehicle that is prepared to extend the boundaries and take risks, awarding points for degree of difficulty and innovation while maintaining a high quality.
SUPERSTARS ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
• Vehicles do NOT need to be registered. • Engine must crank but not necessarily fire. • All classes are open with no sub-classes, categories or groups (i.e. sedan, coupe, ute, V8, six-cylinder, etc). • All Superstars entrants are eligible to compete for all of the Superstars Open awards. • Only Superstars entrants that have appropriately qualified or received a wild-card invitation are eligible to compete for the Super Six and Grand Master awards. • Once a vehicle has won Grand Master or the previous title of Best of Breed, it is not eligible to compete for any of the Superstars awards again. Unless the organiser deems the vehicle has been sufficiently altered or modified. • Any Grand Master or Best of Breed winners are welcome to enter our Display Only Category • Any Super Six vehicle that does not win Grand Master, remains eligible to compete for Super Six and Grand Master at subsequent Meguiar’s MotorEx events. • Vehicles may be sponsored. However the placement of commercial signage promoting brands or products the organiser deems to be competing brands or products is restricted. Such signage must be kept to a maximum 150mm x 150mm, in no more than two positions on the vehicle or the vehicle’s accompanying display. • The overriding concept of Meguiar’s MotorEx is to highlight Australian know-how and craftsmanship. Therefore, more than half the labour involved in the build and/or modification of the vehicle must have been completed in Australia. The vehicle itself and all components are exempt. • The organiser reserves the right to refuse entry without necessarily assigning a reason. • The organiser has final say in determining any vehicle’s class.