Saturday, March 30, 2013
A Lamley Custom Contest Update, plus a list of our judges...
Hey folks just a quick update on this plethora of customized BMW's we are sorting through.
As we mentioned before, we received a total of 71 submissions, which is just plain exciting. It is way more than we anticipated, but we are sorting them through. We are learning as we go, and noting what works and what doesn't, and we appreciate everyone's patience. We WILL be doing more of these contests, and we want to make sure they run as smoothly as possible.
So, here is what is happening behind the scenes at the moment:
We have separated the entries into two categories, one for elaborate customs with involved modifications (Category A), and one for repaints and wheel swaps (Category B). Right now the judges are working on Category B, and coming up with a Top 10. We will first announce the Top 3, who are eligible for prizes, and then profile the remaining Top 10. When that is done, we will then display all the Category B submissions. We will follow the same process with Category A. I promise you won't want to miss those posts.
So prizes are all lined up, and we will announce those later, but what about those judges? Well, we have called on a group of great Lamley friends and experts in their fields to judge. Here they are, in case you want to bribe them (just kidding):
Ben Hsu, Editor-in-Chief at Japanese Nostalgic Car
Ricky Silverio, minicar & 1:1 guru at JNC
Jeff Koch, Automobile writer at Hemmings Motor News
Eric Bizek, shop manager at JDM Legends
Mark Jones, aka master modeler & customizer Scale-Master
Tim Phelps, flame painter extraordinaire (he wrote the book on it)
Felix Kwong, owner at Daboxtoys (DMC)
Matt Bradshaw, owner at Wheel Collectors
Tim Pagano, owner at MVE Collectibles
We are very grateful to each of these folks for taking their time to do this, and you will see that each of them brings a different perspective to the judging. They have the photos in hand, they are unaware of who did what, so the customs are being judged neutrally. We at Lamley are not judging, in case you didn't know.
So once again, thanks everyone for your patience as we filter through all these amazing customs. Keep checking back for updates, and I promise the payoff will be worth it.