ALL CARS MUST BE CLEAN AND IN SHOW READY CONDITION
The Gatekeeper has full control over who and what is allowed in the gate regardless of the criteria here. There is no point in calling an emergency parking lot board meeting. Don't argue with whoever is working the gate; it holds up the line and you won't win. Think of the children. Besides, our gatekeeper raised a daughter and is an expert in pointless arguments.
This is not cars and coffee. We are an exotic car show. Please see our FAQ on what the difference is and why we have stuck around longer than any other car show. We do not dislike your M3, Mustang, Corvette, highly tuned whatever, drift car, etc. That is simply not what our event is about.
Models designated with a "*" should be discussed with us preferably before the event or if you don't mind a possible rejection, we can have a look-see at the gate. Only premium examples will be allowed to enter. We're just trying to put on the best event possible.
For the record, as we say all over the place on this site, arguing with us at the event is never a good idea. Even our moms know that. We beat this point to death in our FAQ.
Acura: NSX. No Integra Type Rs. Period. In large part this is the result of every Type R owner we’ve had arguing with the gate keeper and volunteers, without exception, meaning we don’t want you at our show. Yes, we saw one sell on BaT for $65k. The more we discussed the Type R the less we were inclined to include it. So as our friends in Letterkenny, Alberta say: Hard no.
Alfa Romeo: 4C, 8C, Giulia Quadrifoglio, Select Vintage, No Stelvia Quadrifoglios thanks to a guy named David
Aston Martin: All
Audi: RS4/5/6/7+ Models, S8 (D4+ Chassis ONLY), All R8s, No other S-line models besides the S8, select classics
Bentley: All, Including SUVs
BMW: LIMITED PRODUCTION M2/3/4 MODELS ONLY - due to the large number of M cars, only the rarer examples will be allowed and in limited quantity (1M, GTS, CSL, etc, no standard M2s/3s/4s), M5/6/8+, Alpina Models, 850, i8, Z8, Z3 M Coupe and Roadster, No SUVs (including X5M, etc), Select Vintage (starting at E30 and earlier for M3s), or whatever Peter shows up in. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Buick: Select Classics
Cadillac: CTS-V wagons, Select other CTS-V Series (2016+ only) and in very limited amounts, XLR (we seriously have only ever had 1, so we let it in because we like that guy), Select Classics
Chevrolet: C7+ only Corvette Z06 (No GSs or modified other trims), C6/C7 ZR1, 6th+ Generation Camaro ZL1 1LE (Not SS-1LE, not base ZL1), Select Vintage, No SSRs until 2027, Select Classics. Chevy SSs will be eligible in 2039.
De Tomaso: All
DeLorean: All, past, present, and future
Dodge/Chrysler/SRT: Viper, Challenger Demon (limited amounts on Challengers, no SRT Trackhawks, SRT 392s, etc), Select Classics.
Fiat: Vintage Only (no 500 Abarths)
Ford: Ford GT (NOT Mustang GT), Select Mustang Shelby models and in limited numbers*, Select Classics
Holden: RIGHT HAND DRIVE Australian Holden's only, no US Spec re-badged cars such as the Chevrolet SS which will be eligible in 2039. Yes, we know they are future collector cars, no they are not exotic cars. We get it. Seriously, stop asking.
Honda: Classics only. No S2000s.
Hummer: H1 Civilian Models only - no military H1s unless you have the guns or missiles still attached. Must be in show condition. No other models.
Jaguar: XKR, F Type, All R spec models, All SVO, Select Classics
Lamborghini: All, including SUVs
Land Rover: All Defender Series (no new 2020+), Select Classics (fully restored or historical significance), Show vehicles, no Discovery or Range Rover models unless they are of historical significance (Dakar vehicles, Camel Trophy series, etc)
Lexus: LFA, LC500, Track Series RC-F - no other models or trims
Maserati: Gran Turismo, Quattroporte, select Classics. No Ghiblis or SUVs
Mazda: FD RX7*, Select Classics
Mercedes: 2012+ C63, 2016+ E63, 2015+ S65 AMG models (No A series AMGs or new C43s), W202 AMGs, all SLS models, Select SL Models*, Mercedes McLaren SLR, G series 4x4² series (no normal G series), Select Vintage
Mercury: Select Classics
Mini: Select Vintage Only (no, you haven’t been in the show before with your newer one. Stop lying.)
Mitsubishi: JDM Lancer Evolution (RHD only, Non-US market only)
Nissan: GTR, Imported R32-34 GTRs must be in excellent, fully restored condition. No sticker party cars, "roll call", no sponsorship stickered cars. Wrapped and race R35s are OK, Select Classics
Oldsmobile: Select Classics
Pontiac: Select Classics Only (No Solstice GXPs, F body Firehawks, G8 GXPs, etc)
Porsche: All 911 S+ models (no base 911s), all air cooled models, 918, Carrera GT, All GT Trim models (Cayman GT4, GT3RS, GT2, etc), Boxster Spyder, All R Models, Panamera Turbo trims (no non-turbo models), Classics and rare. No: Boxsters, Caymans, Cayennes, Macans, except Boxster Spyder, “R” models, and Cayman GT4 trim. All pre-98 front engine models are welcome if they are in show condition and fully restored.
Rolls Royce: All, including SUVs
Saab: Select Classics
Shelby: Cobras and complete replicas
Smart: Models converted to a tank only. No exceptions.
Subaru: JDM STI (RHD only, no US spec cars unless you’ve done a full 22B swap and it’s in perfect condition or built for actual rally), Select Classics
Tesla: Roadsters only. No other trims.
Toyota: Supra MK4 (no MK5), Select Classics
Volvo: Select Classics (No Polestar models)
VW: Select Classics
Due to the overwhelming number of cars we get and the regularity of 911s, M, and AMG cars we see, we are now limiting the number and focusing on special production vehicles from Porsche, Audi, Mercedes, Tesla, etc.
Select Classics, Oddities, Classics, Icons, 4x4s, Replicas, JDM Imports, etc:
What do we mean by select Classics? Think of it this way - a 77 Trans Am is awesome if it’s a replica of the Smokey and the Bandit car, but if it’s barely running and the paint is flaking off then that guy is probably selling meth. Your grandma's Buick Century Wagon probably isn’t going to fit in, but we’d love to have a ‘59 Electra 225 roll up. We hope you understand the spirit of what we're talking about.
All classic/vintage cars must appear fully restored and be well kept. No signage is allowed next to cars nor are display props as seen at some Hot Rod shows as they tend to blow over onto other cars/people/pets.
We also include the usual British and Italian classics such as MGs, Triumph, Lancias, etc. We think you get the general idea. If you have doubts, just drop us a note.
Properly done Kit Cars are welcome at Exotics as long as they are complete and show worthy. To narrow it down further, any complete kit by Factory Five or Superformance is more than welcome. A Fiero based Ferrari is not. Email us if you have something different!
JDM (or other) market only imports must be in show condition and something special. We love seeing the little Kei cars and Autozams just because they are interesting and different, but they also need to be show worthy. Just because a car is RHD doesn't mean it's a fit for Exotics so send us an email in advance if you have questions or the Gatekeeper will make the call.
We love some good 4x4s, but they need to be really special. Often these fall into our vintage category or are considered specialty cars. A Hellcat swapped Jeep works, so does a trophy truck or Dakar rally vehicle. 100k in Overland mods into your FJ Cruiser or Wrangler is probably amazingly capable (and I want it), but also not exotic. Ask us; these can be quite a crowd pleaser and we welcome the more extreme.
We are big motorcycle fans at E@RTC, but we only allow exceptionally rare motorcycles in since we are a car show. And by rare we mean RARE - Ducati Desmosedici, Honda RC30 and RC213-V, Muzzy Raptor, MV Agusta F4 Senna, and select vintage such as BSA, Norton, Matchless, etc. We mean the rarest of the rare, the best of the best, and no, not your usual chopper no matter how much chrome is on it. Again, we really do like bikes and a lot of us ride, we just want to keep this an Exotic car show for the most part. But please, if you have something interesting do let us know!
Rare and one-off example vehicles may be let in regardless of make (movie cars, prototypes, specific race cars, Pikes Peak Challenge cars, etc). Again, JDM Only imported cars must be of historical significance; just because a vehicle is RHD does not mean it is a good fit for Exotics - please email us in advance and insert a link to some photos!
To get ahead of a few common questions we get surprisingly often - no, your rare paint color does not make your car an exotic nor does bolting on a Bushwacker fender flare kit (Or Liberty Walk, Rocket Bunny, or whatever you want to call it to make yourself feel better) to your normally non-exotic. Anything with "lambo doors" that did not come with them from the factory is automatically a very hard no. No amount of money you have spent on your Scion FRS, Challenger SRT, Chevy SS (which is not a completely true Holden Commodore for the 100th time because it is LHD nor is it an exotic anyway), or Mustang Ecoboost will make it an exotic even if they are all really fun cars all of us at Exotics truly enjoy and several of us even own. Please see our FAQ if you have further questions before emailing us.
If we missed something let us know, but we think you get the idea. If you don't get it by now we'll try and send an interpretive dance video you can watch from your safe space. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.