Here are the rough points system so far, subject to change, and for extra stuff to be added onto.
1: Budget challenge
For every dollar spent over the $500 to purchase the car, you will be penalized 1 point. For every dollar under $500 you will gain 1 point. This is just for the purchase price. We didn't include spending money on wof stuff as most cars will more than likely need a little bit of work to get to wof standard if they don't already have one.
2: Working features
You will lose 1 point for every feature (eg. AC, central locking, radio etc etc) that doesn't work.
So the more features your car has, the more chance you have to lose points!
This one is pretty simple, we will find a suitable space and have a good old fashioned drag race, elimination if it's not wide enough for more than 2 cars.
5 points to the winner, 3 to 2nd, 2 to 3rd, 1 to 4th. Anyone behind that will get nada.
We will all fill up at the same petrol stations along the way to determine who has the most economical vehicle, I'd say the points will go much the same as the drag race. Bonus points for the car thats the worst haha.
5: Form & Function
We will cram as many people in each car as physically possible. 1 point per person, there will be 2 children coming along which will count as 0.5 points.
6: Public opinion
Seeing as we're doing this over the holiday break, we will park up somewhere (queenstown waterfront, picton waterfront etc) with good human traffic and get the public to vote for which car they think is the best/coolest over the course of 30mins. 1 point per vote. This will be each team's chance to woo the general public with their shitbox.
7: Lap time
This will be done on the last day, if we go on the molesworth as planned, each team will complete a 500m stretch of the gravel road. Fastest time wins.
Or if we go via kaikoura, we'll do a lap of the kaikoura go cart/drift track each.
Same points as drag race.
8: country of origin
This is where we've rated the shittest cars via their country of origin. Points for the riskiest country
Italy- 100 points
France- 80 points
Rest of Europe- 30 points
America- 50 points
Russia- 30 points
Korea and china- 25 points
Straya- MINUS 20 points
Then the usual rules, make sure you've at least got a wof. Don't be a dick. Etc etc.