"May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands." - Psalm 90:17

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Car Show Details

Trophies and Awards

As this car show has continued to grow and take shape, we at Eli's Block Party pride ourselves at creating a well-rounded show that includes opportunities to win awards or to just cruise in and show. We have a variety of categories for participants to enter for judging and adhere to strict and consistent judging practices. Though these men and women are volunteers, they all have a higher level of vehicle knowledge.

The number and size of awards depend on Sponsor support, so it can vary each year (we are a charity and want to be good stewards of our funding for childhood cancer). Based on previous years, we believe that the following categories and award system will best fit our show and interest our participants:

Judged Awards -- 

Category Entered at Registration:

  • Current 2017-2020

  • Modern 2010-2016

  • Millennium 2000-2009

  • Century 1990-1999

  • Retro 1980-1989 Class

  • Classic 1965-1979 Class

  • Antique Pre-1964

  • Motorcycle

Additional Categories being Judged:

  • Performance Modified

  • Appearance Modified"

  • Slammed

  • Best High Performance

  • Custom Creation

  • Import

  • Off-Road

  • Stock Vehicle

  • Truck

  • Interior

  • Exterior

  • Wheels

  • Display

  • Convertible

  • Daily Driver

  • Limited Edition

  • Veteran Owned

  • Teen Owned

 

Our Top Judged Awards:

  • Best of Show

  • Best of Featured Class (this year it is MOPAR)

Our Popular Awards (chosen by a person or guests):

  • Headlight Hero's Choice (a cancer kid picks his or her favorite)

  • Sponsor's Choice (If we have a sponsor at this level)

  • Popular Choice (Crowd votes)

  • Kids Choice (Kids under 12 vote)

  • Celebrity's Choice (This year our celebrity is Dale Jackson, radio talk show host.)

  • Superhero's Choice (Probably Batman or Spiderman)

Judging

We are thankful to have a group of volunteers each of whom is knowledgeable as either an auto enthusiast or as a professional in the auto industry.

In general, Judges will base their scoring on the following within the context of the category:

  • cleanliness

  • condition

  • workmanship

  • showmanship

 

Judges will examine the following areas of a vehicle:

  • Engine and Engine Compartment

  • Chassis

  • Exterior

  • Interior

Visit Athens and Limestone County, Alabama!

Situated at the junction of two major roadways in the center of North Alabama, the city of Athens is perfectly positioned to visit for a bit or stay for a life-time.

 As one of the fastest-growing cities in the state, Athens maintains its small-town charm while it aggressively pursues a high quality of life for its citizens by attracting new industry and encouraging entrepreneurs. Conscientious city leaders balance infrastructure growth with progressive policy while families nurture generations in the high-ranking school system and modern recreational centers.

 

Locals and visitors enjoy a purposeful calendar of events which highlight a diverse list of festivals as well as activities at local museums. The following are examples of things to do in the area:

 

Activities

  • Veterans Museum

  • High Cotton Arts

  • Big Spring Memorial Park

Restaurants

  • Terranova's

  • Lucia's Cocina Mexicana

  • Suzanne's Bakery and Eatery

  • 306 Barbecue

  • Dub's Burgers

  • Kreme Delight

 

Retail

  • Preston's Western Wear

  • Pimento's

  • Riff Raff Home Furnishings

  • Boneyard Antiques

  • CEI Bookstore

    

As the county seat to Limestone County, Athens enjoys a symbiotic relationship with outlying communities as well as with neighboring cities. Athens rounds out the North Alabama tri-city powerhouse with Huntsville and Decatur, an area that is the second fastest-growing region in the state.

    

Eli’s Block Party has built a trustworthy and upstanding reputation in Athens by lending a voice to childhood cancer families and providing a channel for charitable efforts. Thanks to this reputation the foundation received the Heart of an Eagle Award from the Boy Scouts for producing Superhero Day, a family-fun event that stimulates local tourism.

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