Best of Bantam (formerly called Show 'n Shine)

Saturday June 9:
Judging from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(all Jeeps must be parked on Saturday no later than 10 a.m.)
Winners announced at 4 p.m.
Trophies awarded at 5 p.m.

Maximum Jeep Participants:  425
Cost:  $25

Is your Jeep one of the Best of Bantam? We are offering trophies for both stock and modified Jeeps in most classes. A panel of judges knowledgeable in the Jeep industry will score all participants and determine the winners. Festival participants will have the opportunity to vote for the People's Choice trophy. Participants will be able to take advantage of parking in the Best of Bantam area Friday-Sunday.

Classes include:

  • Class 1:  Bantam Jeep/Trailer (2 stock winners)
  • Class 2:  Military Jeep MA/MB/GP/GPW (2 stock winners)
  • Class 3:  Military Jeep:  m38/m38A1/700 series trucks (2 stock winners)
  • Class 4:  CJ-2A/3A/3B/DJ (2 stock; 2 modified winners)
  • Class 5:  CJ-5/CJ-6/CJ-7/CJ-8 (3 stock; 3 modified winners)
  • Class 6:  Stationwagon/Delivery/Jeepster/Wagoneer (2 stock; 2 modified winners)
  • Class 7:  FC Trucks/Willys Pickups/J-Series Trucks/Comanchee (2 stock; 2 modified winners)
  • Class 8:  Cherokees, Grand Cherokee, Commander/Liberty/Compass/Patriot/Renegade (3 stock; 3 modified winners)
  • Class 9: YJ Jeep (2 stock; 2 modified winners)
  • Class 10:  TJ Jeep (3 stock; 3 modified winners)
  • Class 11:  JK Jeep (3 stock; 3 modified winners)
  • Class 12: JK Unlimited Jeep (3 stock; 3 modified winners) 

Stock = 2 minor modifications
Modified = unlimited modifications

Special award categories include: (1 winner)

  • People's Choice (selected by Festival participants)
  • Best Military Encampment Jeep

See specific Best of Bantam rules on our Rules and Waivers page

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