I guess this should be prefaced with a bit of history. This whole points system was devised by my good friend Aaron and I. It started with sayings like, "Man that '87 Camaro would be half-way tolerable if it didn't have those retarded 5" exhaust tips," or "Good God, I want to whack that faggoty fart cap off that Honda with Louisville Slugger." Eventually, we had bastardized a rating system for cars and the various attributes of that car. There is no "total amount" of points, per se. Rather, the subject car is assumed starting out at zero, and Muscle Car Points are added or deducted from there. Very rarely do you see a car owned by someone who has made the right choices in Muscle Car-dom. Explanations are given where needed, so without further adieu, here they are.
(MCP's = Muscle Car Points)
Plus 20 points for owning an American Car
Plus 15 points for owning an Italian Import
Plus 10 points for owning a German Import
Plus another 10 points for owning an American Car and being proud of it Minus 20 points for owning / buying a car imported from the East (Japan, Korea)
(Minus 10 additional points for owning / buying a Honda)
(Minus 15 additional for owning / buying a Honda and being proud of it)
Minus 30 points if your car was ever owned at any time by a car parts store employeeNo addition / deduction for owning any Import and hating it. Wheels / Tires Plus 15 points for having U.S. made rims, such as Cragars, Weld Pro Stars, American Racing, etc.
Plus 10 points for having genuine Cop Car wheels
Plus 15 points for clean black solid steel wheels with chrome lug nuts
(Add 5 points for Dog dishes)
Minus 5 points for rims at or over 16" (special drag slick-wheels excluded)
(Minus 1 additional point for each inch over 16")
Minus 5 points for having 14" rims
Minus 10 points for rims at or under under 13"
(Minus 5 additional points for each inch under 13")
Minus 10 points for rims not made in the U.S.
Minus 15 points for each inch that a tire protrudes from the fender / quarter
(Multiply the above by the number of offending wheels)
Windows Plus 10 points for having nice, clean, unbroken glass all around. Plus 5 points for each vintage performance sticker (Mr. Norm Dyno Tuned, Sox & Martin, etc)
Plus 1 point for each brand name sticker that signifies a company who made a part that is actually on the car.
Minus 5 points for tinting.
(Minus 15 additional points if the tint is purple)
(Minus 30 additional points if the tint is purple AND has air bubbles)
(Minus 1 additional point for each 10% tint grade - the darker it is, the more points you lose)
Minus 10 points for a visor sticker / banner (Minus 15 additional points for each additional visor, YES I have seen more than one) Minus 5 points for stickers of companies that are not part of the vehicle Paint / Body Plus 10 points for a paintjob that looks like it is 3 feet deep.
Plus 15 points for leaving body tags on that call out a displacement (or engine option) that is smaller than (or inferior to) the engine's actual displacement (setup)
Plus 5 points for removing trim and correctly filling in the holes left behind.
Plus 5 points for removing make and model tags, correctly filling in holes.No points deducted for rust around the quarter panels
Minus 5 points for a Midas Paint Job
Minus 5 points for the paint that changes color with the perspective angle
Minus 5 points for trim falling off or not taking the trim clips off the body
Minus 15 points for ANY airbrushed design or logo, message, etc.
Minus 15 points for ANY flag or sticker of a flag other than the stars and stripes
Minus 15 points for ANY trim that was added / not stock Engine Plus 10 points for a V-8
(Plus 5 additional points for a V-8 made before 1971)
Plus 5 points for an engine with a displacement of over 300 cubic inches
Plus 10 points for an engine with a displacement of or over 400 C.I.
Exhaust Plus 20 points for stock H.P. exhaust manifolds, stock H.P. Mufflers, and Turndowns
Plus 5 additional points for substituting GlassPacks in for Mufflers
Plus 5 additional points for sidepipes
Plus 10 additional points for adding headers
Plus 10 additional points for true dual exhaust
Plus 15 points if the sound of your car frightens children and kills old people
Plus 20 points if you can feel your engine idling from 10 feet away
Plus 20 points if you are running open headers
NOTE: All of the above are assuming you are running an 8-cylinder engine at least above 270 Cubic Inches. If the engine is any smaller, these points INSTANTLY become negative
Minus 5 points for Flowmaster 2 chamber exhaust
Minus 5 points for single exhaust
Minus 10 points if your muffler is within 3 inches of the end of the exiting pipe
Minus 15 points for exhaust that came from the factory as collecting after the manifolds into single exhaust, then splitting after that for a dual exhaust look
Minus 20 points if you have 'performance exhaust tips,' aka Fart Caps
Minus 30 points if your car sounds like a weed whacker at full throttle
Minus 40 points if you bought a 'performance exhaust' because you thought 8 horsepower would make a difference on your Honda.
Miscellaneous Plus 100 points if your car is stored away and doesn't run due to disassembly
More to come, email me for suggestions!!!