Top Model 2019: Judges and criteria

Think you have Queensland’s best-looking car or motorbike? Put it to test and battle other motoring enthusiasts across the state.
To be crowned RACQ’s Top Model, entrants will need to meet the judging criteria, impress RACQ’s expert panel of judges and win their category (American, Asian, Australian, British, European and Motorcycle.) The Top Model winner will be selected from all six category winners. 

Judging Criteria 

  • Photo quality: YOU’VE GOT ONE SHOT – SO MAKE IT COUNT. Photographs must be submitted in colour and must be an accurate representation of the vehicle’s current state.
  • Composition and creativity: THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO BE UNIQUE! Entrants should submit a single photograph in which multiple panels of their vehicle are shown. Entrants vehicle should be the primary focus of the image.
  • Vehicle presentation: STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD. Show us how well you look after your car or bike. To be crowned RACQ’s Top Model, your vehicle should be in pristine condition.
  • The car’s/bike’s appeal: WHAT IS YOUR VEHICLES WOW FACTOR? We’re looking for a showstopper - the type of car or bike that will stop us in our tracks and make our judges pause for a second, third, fourth or even fifth look. 


With a combined wealth of motoring knowledge and industry experience, our expert panel of judges will face their hardest challenge yet, crowning RACQ’s Top Model.

Deb Eccleston, Managing Editor

I’ll be looking for vehicles that clearly express their owner’s personality and passion – it’s not just about how it looks, but how it makes you feel.”

Deb Eccleston

Barry Green, Motoring Editor

For me, the Top Model must be a vehicle or bike that stops you in your tracks. Then, it needs to deliver on that promise once you get up close.”

Barry Green

Carri Lucas, Technical Advisor

I’m looking for a vehicle that shows off the love that has been put into it. There’s nothing better than being able to appreciate someone’s love and joy.”

Carrie Lucas

Russell Manning, Principal Technical Researcher

I need to share the person’s passion for their special car or bike, so for me it’s important to see what makes it so special to you.”

Russell Manning

Donna Sipocz, Marketing Specialist

I will be looking for a vehicle that it is loved and treated like part of the family. This type of beauty will for me transcend the make of the vehicle.”

Donna Sipocz

John Ewing, Principal Technical Researcher

The top model will have that X factor that makes it a vehicle any enthusiast would be happy to have in their collection.”

John Ewing