Judging & Special Recognition

Judging Criteria, Classes, Fees & Other Information

Boss Nationals 2023 is organized and hosted by a small group of Boss owners and enthusiasts who are excited to recognize unique Ford and Mercury automotive history. This is not a MCA sanctioned event; and judging will be similar to a weekend car show utilizing Boss Nationals Judging which covers 4  categories:

+  Boss body +  Engine
+  Undercarriage +  Interior

Registration fees for judging are as follows and include indoor display space and a free t-shirt.  Registration packets will begin to be mailed after January 2, 2023.

Class Registration Fee
Trailered Concours Boss 302, 351 & 429 cars $275.00
Driven Concours Boss 302, 351 & 429 cars $275.00

Registration fees for special recognition certificates (multiple certificates are available) are as follows and include indoor display space and a free t-shirt.  Registration packets will begin to be mailed after January 2, 2023.

Category Registration Fee
Original owners and their cars $100.00
Survivor, unrestored original Boss cars $100.00
Special purpose/ unique Boss cars and their history $100.00

THERE IS NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION.  Here’s a link to detailed registration information.

Schedule

Park & Setup: all indoor vehicles must be inplace, inside their respective indoor space no later than 9pm Wednesday, August 23th. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Safey & Security:  All indoor vehicles CAN NOT BE MOVED FOR 3 DAYS UNLESS AN EMERGENCY AND MUST HAVE:

  • +  battery disconnected in show mode
  • +  a minimum of one fully functional fire extinguisher
  • +  1/8th of a tank of fuel maximum per City of East Moline Fire Code.

Judging over 3 days:

  • 1) noon – 4pm, Thursday, August 24th
  • 2) 8am -4pm Friday, August 25th
  • 3) 8am- noonish, Saturday, August 26th

Awards: 5pm – 6pm, Saturday, August 27th

Awards & Certificates

Multiple Special Recognition Certificates Will Be Given For:

Original owners and their cars

Survivor, unrestored original Boss cars

Special purpose/ unique Boss cars and their history

 

Judged Awards

One award will be given to the top three cars in each class: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd

Trailered Concours 1969 Boss 302 Mustang

Trailered Concours 1969 Boss 429 Mustang

Driven Concours 1969 Boss 302 Mustang

Driven Concours 1969 Boss 429 Mustang

Trailered Concours 1969 Boss 302 Cougar

Driven Concours 1969 Boss 302 Cougar

Trailered Concours 1970 Boss 302 Mustang

Trailered Concours 1970 Boss 429 Mustang

Driven Concours 1970 Boss 302 Mustang

Driven Concours 1970 Boss 429 Mustang

Trailered Concours 1970 Boss 302 Cougar

Driven Concours 1970 Boss 302 Cougar

Trailered Concours 1971 Boss 351

Driven Concours 1971 Boss 351

Trailered Concours 2012 Boss 302

Driven Concours 2012 Boss 302

Trailered Concours 2013 Boss 302

Driven Concours 2013 Boss 302