As most show goers know one can judge Mustangs by MCA rules but folks attending your show may not want to be judged by this standard and rather have popular votes determine the winner. At a recent show our club decided to conduct popular vote judging but to keep a block of voters from selecting their cars as winners, we did the following: categories were established (24 categories). Lottery balls were numbered with the same 24 categories then placed in a fish bowl. Judging sheets were made to match up with the categories. When an entrant registered his car, he was allowed to fish five balls out of the fish bowl. He was also given a judging sheet highlighting the five categories drawn from the fish bowl. These were the only categories he was allowed to vote for. One vote for each marked category. Note this meant there were 19 categories he couldn't vote for. The five balls drawn in the lottery were then deposted in another fish bowl. The next entrant drew his five, and so on until all the balls were drawn from the first fish bowl. In this manner all categories get someone's vote. When all balls were drawn and deposted in the second fish bowl, the balls were recycled and the process repeated. The net result is votes were spread fairly uniformly among the cars with the best cars getting the most votes. Everyone liked the idea because it killed any attempt to pad voting in favor of certain cars or certain people. Perhaps many of you do this already but it was a first time for our club and it worked out wonderfully. We plan to continue this practice for all open car shows. We plan to continue with MCA judging but only for Mustang classes.