There are no stinkin’ rules!!! If you’ve built your own car, truck or motorsickle… you’re eligible. Similar builds will be matched up against each other. There are three rounds for every bout. Each round will have a prize package attached to it. If a contender wins the round, he also wins the prize package.
“ROUND 1 – OUTSIDE THE RIDE” focuses on the exterior (body, paint, wheel, tire, stance). Each contender will have a one minute “Flurry” opportunity to persuade the judges that their build quality is better than that of their opponent. At the end of the round, judges determine the winner by show of color coded paddles.
“ROUND 2 – INSIDE THE RIDE” focuses on interior (drivetrain, suspension, upholstery, electrical work). As the judges scrutinize the builds, contenders will have another chance to sway decisions based on what work they’ve done and how well it was executed. Judges give heavy weight to builders that do their own work!
Last, there is a third an final “CHALLENGE ROUND” which is valued as high as rounds 1 and 2 combined!! This round puts builders in a wild side by side competition that tests those garage skills. If a contender has lost the first two rounds, the CHALLENGE ROUND can even the match… and create a split decision. When a split decision happens, winners are determined solely by the judges. If a contender has lost all three rounds, he will be considered “KNOCKED OUT!!” The winner of the entire bout will receive the coveted WRENCH WARS belt and a check for his chosen charity provided by El Rey’s Garage.