The Young Backyard Builders contest is to highlight young up and coming builders and award them for actively building cars and participating in the car culture. The Young Backyard Builder contest will consist of a single entry by a single builder. He or she will need to be at least 18 years of age to 27 years of age at the time of entry and be the owner of the vehicle being entered. This program is not for builders who have competed nationally with their vehicle or have been sponsored in any way previously to build their vehicle.
If you win any of our programs, you will not be eligible to participate again. All builders affirm that he or she contributed greater than 75% of the overall build. This contest is for cars and trucks only. No motorcycles, watercraft, scooters, atv’s, etc will be allowed.
Successful winners who compete will win a toolbox full of tools and $500.00. A check will be issued to the winner in the name given to us at the time of entry. We are not responsible for any taxes incurred. All decisions are final, and all judging is at the discretion of the judges on the day of the event period. This event is not judged on the applicant with the highest value vehicle. This program is about the person, their build, the personal connection with their build and the journey as they built the vehicle. There will be an essay to fill out, the essay will help the judges get to know you and the vehicle you brought. You will be interviewed by the judges at the venue. Bringing a build book with you is always helpful to show the progression of your build and establish your involvement. There isn’t a preregistration for this program, you are encouraged to show up early and announce your participation when you arrive at the show venue. Show staff will direct you to us to get you registered the day of the event for competition. It is your responsibility to locate us once you have arrived and get your packet. Once you have your packet filled out and back to us you will be ready for your vehicle to be judged.
For more information on this program please call the Veit Automotive Foundation: 612-805-4780
The Veit Automotive Foundation works with many partners to raise money to host the program at the different signature shows throughout Minnesota. Our partners are vital to the success of the program, and we couldn’t make this program happen without their support. If your club has a show and would like to adopt the program, we would be happy to discuss it in more detail with your group.