About

StanceWars is the ultimate fitment event in the nation. We invite wheel fitment nut jobs to showcase their amazing setups in a VIP style event. Our experience is nothing short of amazing. Each year our team chooses locations where we can vacation and meet the communities, the people and industry folks.

Tickets to any show we’re doing –> HERE

 Thank you. There are no two other words in the English dictionary that can better explain my gratitude and appreciation for your continued support of #StanceWars. – Mike

 

How to Register

I thought since we are ready for this years events I should write  note or short story about the process , the changes and expectations. If you’re not new to this process there are a few new changes this year to help our sponsors and us do this job a little better. If you completely new to applying for #Top100 hold onto your socks because this isn’t like what you are used too.

Once cars are in our system they are put into classes. Each class is allowed a certain number of vehicles in the event. Most classes are FIVE vehicles. Best Stance is 50. Some classes like Best European can be larger like 15 entries. After each vehicle is classed our judge’s blind rank the all entries to determine the vehicles for the #Top100 by each class.

Judges using a Spreadsheet select a class and then review all the entries for that entire class side by side. Each judge take a turn at HQ reviewing entries by themselves with no input or seeing other judges remarks. They ask a single question ” Does this belong in StanceWars ?” and answer YES or NO. Nest step is to rank the YES entries. Since each class is only allowed a certain number of entries judges try to be near the allowed number. Judges repeat this for every class until they have reviewed each class. Then the judges are completed for the selection process.

Next step …… Without the judges I (mike) review all the judges YES and NO entries for each vehicle. With all YES’s that entry moves into the #Top100.  One (NO) you still might be the #Top100 but ranked lower. What about two (NO’s ) ? Still might make into a class depending how many entries are left for a class. Each class is filled with the number of vehicles required plus a few extra.

Then at the show . All of this data is available for the judges to review in the Judges Book. From the book all cars are ranked in every class. Judges review the cars in person for facts or fiction. Once the judges ALL AGREE on a class the winner can be read on stage at the event. Yes, ALL THE JUDGES MUST AGREE in determining a winner.  In case of TIE an outside person is asked ” which one is better, this one or that one.

What do I expect for registering – You’ll need to have access to a few things. We’ll need your make and model with a shirt size to take care of you. We’ll need your instagram or team name so we don’t have to ask on Instagram later. We’ll want to know what wheels , offsets and tires your running so we can get you in booth or near a booth at setup. You’ll need four great photos. I highly suggest 4 way photos , so more like 16 photos (see the example below). These don’t need to be pro shots but cell phone shots wouldn’t be the best to represent your vehicle.  You have the choice of adding a video as well. It doesn’t need to be a huge production but we do love those as well. See the examples below. then it’s a giant waiting game. About 3 weeks before the event we’ll know who’s going to be where and where you’ll be.

Photo example of a good four way photos

Great example of judges video

Great example of a video we might post

How StanceWars Selections Work

Once cars are in our system they are put into classes. Each class is allowed a certain number of vehicles in the event. Most classes are FIVE vehicles. Best Stance is 50. Some classes like Best European can be larger like 15 entries. After each vehicle is classed our judge’s blind rank the all entries to determine the vehicles for the #Top100 by each class.

Judges using a Spreadsheet select a class and then review all the entries for that entire class side by side. Each judge take a turn at HQ reviewing entries by themselves with no input or seeing other judges remarks. They ask a single question ” Does this belong in StanceWars ?” and answer YES or NO. Nest step is to rank the YES entries. Since each class is only allowed a certain number of entries judges try to be near the allowed number. Judges repeat this for every class until they have reviewed each class. Then the judges are completed for the selection process.

Next step …… Without the judges I (mike) review all the judges YES and NO entries for each vehicle. With all YES’s that entry moves into the #Top100.  One (NO) you still might be the #Top100 but ranked lower. What about two (NO’s ) ? Still might make into a class depending how many entries are left for a class. Each class is filled with the number of vehicles required plus a few extra.

Then at the show . All of this data is available for the judges to review in the Judges Book. From the book all cars are ranked in every class. Judges review the cars in person for facts or fiction. Once the judges ALL AGREE on a class the winner can be read on stage at the event. Yes, ALL THE JUDGES MUST AGREE in determining a winner.  In case of TIE an outside person is asked ” which one is better, this one or that one.

The cars not selected are moved to #Select100 and given the same rights and goodies as the #Top100.

Please enjoy The Experience