It is up to you, but if your carpet looks good, leave the mats out so the judges can see. Usually floor mats don't look all that great, especially the driver's, and they could detract from the car. What I do with my coupe is leave the driver's mat in to protect the carpet and then remove it once the car is parked in place.
I love it when a plan comes together!
[color:red]1968 Coupe, "Murphy" - Original (car and owner)</font color=red>
[color:blue]1968 Fastback, "Trouble" - Restomod</font color=blue>
[color:white]1967-1968 MCA Certified Judge</font color=white>