ICJAG Charter

The International Chief Judge Advisory Group (CJAG) is a committee of experienced chief judges who support serious judging for originality and authenticity. Charter members will be chief judges who have successfully demonstrated their skill using standard judging forms and judging guidelines that focus on originality and authenticity while keeping in mind that almost all existing vehicles are meant to be driven.
The objective of the CJAG is to provide advice and guidance related to the implementation and use of judging procedures focused on originality and authenticity. Such assistance will be available to organizers and chief judges, as well as other interested parties. It is also expected that group members will lead by example through active participation in judging events and appropriate input at judges meetings and other gatherings of interest.
All activities will be advisory only. It is not the purpose of the CJAG to tell anyone what to do or not do. The group exists to help those who seek counsel on judging matters. The goal of the CJAG is to provide fair and consistent class judging that promotes proper preservation and correct restoration. Such judging helps ensure an accurate automotive history for the benefit of future generations.
The initial charter membership is an international group of eight experienced chief judges from five countries. Charter members of the CJAG are Pete Bartelli (U.S.), Chris Bock (US), John Carlson (Canada), Chris Current (U.S.), Ed Gilbertson (U.S.), Chris Kramer (Germany), Nigel Matthews (Canada), Adolfo Orsi (Italy), and Christian Philippsen (Monaco).
The membership may also include contributing members who are chief judges or senior chief class judges who understand the value of serious judging for originality and authenticity. The class judging at many shows is still very subjective. Such judging is often referred to as French judging. The hope is that contributing members involved in French judging will move toward more emphasis on originality and authenticity in their class judging.
ICJAG procedural by-laws will be developed and at least one general meeting will be scheduled each year at a location that is convenient to most members. Minutes will be prepared and distributed. In this modern age, it is expected that most ongoing committee activities will take place via the internet.
Submitted by Ed Gilbertson July 15, 2015