Having your car scrutinized at a car show or event can be nerve-racking and exciting at the same time, but nothing quite compares to having your car put through the rigorous judging process of the National Corvette Restorers’ Society (NCRS). While we’ve never put a car through NCRS judging, one of our fellow Corvette enthusiasts on CorvetteBlogger recently put his 1972 Vette through the wringer at a judging event, and from the sounds of it, had quite the experience.

Judging by the NCRS is based on five different areas – chassis, mechanical, interior, exterior and operations. Each Corvette that goes through the judging process starts with a score of 4,500 points and maintains those points based on how authentic hundreds of parts on the car are. For every piece a NCRS judge finds on a Corvette that doesn’t meet as-delivered standards for that model year, points are taken away to create a final score. This score then determines if your car has earned one of many awards able to be obtained from the NCRS, like the Top Flight and Duntov Mark of Excellence awards.

Recently, CorvetteBlogger’s Steve Burns experienced this process during the annual NCRS Michigan Chapter judging meet. Although he wasn’t sure how it would go, the NCRS judging went impeccably with Burns’ Stingray receiving its Top Flight Award at the conclusion of the event.

To read Burns’ full account of the experience, be sure to check out CorvetteBlogger.com. Who knows; maybe it’ll inspire you to have your own Corvette judged at the next NCRS event in your area!