FEATURES, CLASSES AND CORRALS
Formal registration for the 2016 Carmel Artomobilia will begin on January 18, 2016. Interested parties can register online, by fax, or by USPS as exhibitors in a Judged Class or Car Corral, or as an Event Volunteer online. Registration will continue through Friday, July 15, 2016. Please register early, due to the popularity of the event we've closed registration earlier each year. Early registrants will be given preference.
The following Specialty Classes highlight a broad cross-section of automotive design.
- FM: Featured Marque: To Be Announced: This class will feature a broad-array of examples of the marque in the form of original, period-correct, specialty and race cars. No replicas/recreations please.
- EM: Emeritus: This class features exclusively past year's "Artomobilia First in Class" or "Artomobilia Best in Show" winners across all makes, models and years. Cars will be presented in the appropriate class, but will be designated as Emeritus, and judged independently with the other Emeritus cars.
- TN: Then & Now: This class features original, period-correct models, both its past model alongside its present model. From Beetles to Challengers to Camaros, compare and contrast the heritage of the same marque over many years, and the modern designers “take” on an iconic shape.
- CS: Carroll Shelby Ford Cars: This class features original, period-correct Ford cars built by and/or influenced by Carroll Shelby from the 50's to the present day, including his influence on the Ford GT. Adopting Carroll’s no nonsense approach, these automotive icons will demonstrate how matching good-looks with superior power make for a winning combination every time.
- NG: Next Generation: This class features a cross-section of cars, all years, makes and models, which are owned by individuals 18 years or younger. Join the next generation of young car collectors, as we provide a forum for them to present their first “Best in Class” candidate.
- GTO1: Pontiac GT0 1964 – 1974: After hitting the half-century mark, the Pontiac GTO continues to serve as the foundation for the “Muscle Car” era in American automotive history. This class will feature all original, period-correct GTOs that were produced from 1964 – 1974.
- GTO2: Pontiac GT0: 2004 – 2006: Building on the heritage of the GTO, entrants in this class feature the GTO revival from 2004 to 2006 model years represented by an import for Pontiac, a left-hand drive version of the Holden Monaro, itself a coupé variant of the Holden Commodore.
The following Traditional Classes highlight a broad cross-section of automotive design.
- A: Antique: Pre-1924: This class features original and/or restored period-correct models, including Ford Model A, Ford Model T, and Brass-era cars. Representing the genesis of the automotive hobby, and the foundation for today’s familiar cars, this ancient iron, sets the stage for more technologically advanced mass-produced machines to come.
- AC1: American Car: 1925 – 1954: This class features original or restored, period-correct American convertible, coupe, or sedan models produced from 1925 – 1954. Perhaps not your father’s Oldsmobile, but then again, maybe, this is the era when America’s cars of yesterday began to physically resemble cars of today
- AC2: American Car: 1955 – 1973: This class features original or restored, period-correct American convertible, coupe, or sedan models produced from 1955 – 1973. Fins, wide white-walls and increasingly chrome galore, these are the cars that spawned the Baby Boomer generation sometimes from the confines of their cavernous backseats.
- ASC1: American Sports Cars: 1948 – 1959: This class features original or restored, period-correct American sports car models produced from 1948 –1959.Including examples like the original Chevy Corvette and Ford T-bird, these are examples of a post-war generation of coupes long on performance and cool design.
- ASC2: American Sports Cars: 1960 – 1973: This class features original or restored, period-correct American sports car models produced from 1960 –1973. Up until the OPEC gasoline crisis spoiled the party, American car-makers continued to roll out successive versions of fun, performance focused cars.
- ASC3: American Sports Cars: 1974 – Present: This class features original or restored, period-correct American sports car models produced from 1974 – Present. Despite whatever the fluctuating economic and cultural mood of the day, Americans have never lost their appetite for personal performance cars. These are the torch-bearers and survivors.
- CC: Classic Cars: 1925 – 1948: This class includes "closed top" and "open top" original or restored, period-correct fine or unusual motor cars which were produced from 1925 – 1948. These unbridled cars prominently featured in films from Hollywood’s “Golden Age” come to life and provide a glimpse into the automotive lifestyle of a by-gone era.
- EC1: European Car: 1925 – 1973: This class features original or restored, period-correct European convertible, coupe, or sedan car models produced from 1925 – 1973. Although many believe America has traditionally led the automotive way, this distinct group of convertibles, coupes and sedans deliver a slightly different “take” on American automotive sensibilities of the period with brands like Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, Volvo, Volkswagen, Saab, Citroen, Peugeot, Alfa-Romeo, Fiat, Lancia and many more.
- EC2: European Car: 1974 – Present: This class features original or restored, period-correct European convertible, coupe, or sedan car models produced from 1974 – Present. Current generation Euro stars complete with style, quality and a foreign accent.
- ESC1: European Sports Car: 1925 – 1960: This class features original or restored, period-correct European sports car models produced from 1925 –1960. Generally smaller and incredibly nimble machines, often outmatched by their heavier and more muscular American counterparts on the streets and in race courses across Europe.
- ESC2: European Sports Car: 1961 – 1973: This class features original or restored, period-correct European sports car models produced from 1961 –1973. Cars in this class represent a unique time in automotive history when brave men drifted cars with high power, and low grip through the narrow streets of Europe and into the hearts of an adoring public.
- ESC3: European Sports Car: 1974 – Present: This class features original or restored, period-correct European sports car models produced from 1974 – Present. The last three decades has produced an unmatched variety of performance cars that have generated a unique driving experience and common love for the sportscar.
- EX: Exotic: 1974 – 1995: This class features original or restored, period-correct, low-production or rare sports car models produced from 1974 – Present. Revel in the cars that are more frequently seen on adolescent boy’s walls than on local streets, and relive the excitement of distinct exotic shapes and sounds.
- GT: Grand Touring: 1974 – Present: This class features original or restored, period-correct, grand touring 2-door coupe models produced from 1974 – Present. Perfectly aligned with international sports car racing classes, these beauties are fast and fine.
- MP1: Muscle & Pony: 1964 – 1974: This class features original or restored, period-correct, muscle car or pony car models produced from 1964 – 1974. In the Beginning there was the Mustang…. Followed by the Camaro, Cougar, ‘Cuda, AMX-Javelin, Challenger and Trans-Am Medium-size cars with increasingly bigger engines made stars by the likes of Steve McQueen and Burt Reynolds.
- MP2: Muscle & Pony: 1975 – Present: This class features original or restored, period-correct, muscle car or pony car models produced from 1975 – Present. Weathering economic and environmental storms, the survivors within this decidedly American class, now wildly reimagined and remain thriving still.
- MP3: Non-Muscle: 1962 – 1974: This class features original or restored, period-correct, non-muscle car produced from 1962 – 1974. These models served as the economic underpinnings for “Muscle Car” era with low-horse power six-cylinder or eight-cylinder engines, with 2- or 4-barrel carburetors, and regularly delivered many a “family man” to and from the office.
- SC: Super Cars: 1974 – Present: This class features original or restored, period-correct, high-performance sports car models produced from 1974 – Present. This class features the unicorns of the automotive industry combining high-performance and high-style; a combination, incidentally, that works every time it’s tried.
- VH: Vintage Hot Rods: 1940 – 1960: This class features original or restored, period-correct, traditional hot rods initially customized/built from 1940 – 1960. So-Cal Speed Shop, and its West Coast brethren, redefined the performance, look and lifestyle, and defined an era of speed obsessed automotive enthusiast.
Car Corrals are organized by national and local foreign and domestic car clubs and are featured along Rangeline Road (North & South). Each club or group can display ten (10) cars in each corral. Here, car clubs present their best and most interesteing cars, highlighting a broad array of automotive thought, preference, design and popular acceptance. While exhibition-only, the Car Corrals provide a unique opportunity for car clubs to centrally meet and celebrate its favorite makes and/or models.
- Acura NSX
- Alfa Romeo
- Chevrolet Camaro
- Chevrolet Corvette
- Dodge Viper
- Ford Mustang
- Ford Thunderbird
- Indianapolis 500 Pace Car
- Mercedes Benz
- Motorcycles - American
- Motorcycles - Italian
- Motorcycle - Other
- Nissan Z