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Contest RULES

The LED contests hosted by The Three Wheel Light and Sound Showdown, will soon become one of the most talked about events in the country. It is our goal to establish an LED contest that is both fair to all contestants and entertaining to the crowd viewing the show. Individuals competing in the contest will be judged on the criteria listed below. Bikes are judged on more than just the number of strips or illumination created. It is our hope to give everyone, and not just the person with the most strips, an equal opportunity to compete and win in our contest. 


National Championship 2023-point scale


In the spirit of fairness, the Three Wheel Showdown developed a point system for the sound and light competitions. Those traveling around the country competing throughout the year in the sound and light competition will receive points for first and second place. At the end of the season, the points will be totaled to establish ranking order at the national championship in Atlanta, Georgia. First place finishers earn a buy for the first and second round; the second-place finishers will earn a buy the first round only. 


All Three Wheel Showdown Rallies and affiliated rallies such as Gotham City and Maggie Valley, will receive 3 points for 1st place and 2 points for 2nd place except for rallies taking place in Los Angles, Las Vegas, and Wisconsin.  These rallies will receive 5 points for 1st place and 4 points for 2nd place. 


The season ends with the Atlanta Rally in September. Points received after the Atlanta rally will be applied for the following year. 





The LED contest must have at least five contestants in

order for the $1000 prize to be given.

  1. All bikes competing have to have at least three different areas displaying custom lights to participate. Example: Front, wheels, underbody, interior, etc.

  2. Bikes can only be controlled by one person, the owner.

  3. Anyone coaching the contestant will result in their direct disqualification.

  4. Bikes must be turned off while competing in the competition.  You may turn your bike on between rounds.

  5. Outside power sources cannot be used on any vehicles during the competition.

  6. For the safety of our contestants and the vehicles judges reserves the right to disqualify any vehicle with lights that are smoking during the competition.




1) Clean Install-Our panel of judges will inspect all bikes in the contest and score them based on how neat and professional their LED light system is installed. Total available points 20


2) Proper function of all equipment- Contestants will turn on all lights used in the contest, then judges will inspect the lights to ensure they are all functioning correctly. Points will be deducted for any lights not working, flickering, or smoking. Max deduction 20


3a) Solid color display (The criteria for this section may take more than one rotation)-  

  • Judges will stand in clear view of all bikes participating during each round.  There will be no more than one bike per judge during any phase of the contest. 

  • Our panel of judges will select three members from the crowd.  

  • The three members selected will decide on three individual solid colors to be used in all three rounds. 

  • Each member selected will shout out one color at a time when asked by the judge for that round of the contest. 

  • Each participant must achieve the color called out by the selected member. 

  • The judge will then shout out “All” plus the color the member called out when his participant achieves that color. example: ALL GREEN

  • The first bike to display the color will be awarded 25 points, the second bike will be awarded 15 points, and the third bike will be awarded five points. 

  • After one minute, if a bike is unable to show all solid colors in sync on the bike, they will receive zero points.


3B) Clarity and Brightness (One Round) 

  • All contestants are to line up in two rows directly across from one another. 

  • One of the three members will shout out the second color. 

  • Contestants will have approximately 30 seconds to match the color. After 30 seconds, the judges will walk down the middle of the two columns. 

  • Bikes will be judged on the combination of clarity and brightness. 

  • Points: 25 for 1st  place, 20 for 2nd place, 15 for 3rd place, 10 points for 4th place, and 5 for 5thplace.  

  • Five points will be subtracted during scoring for any area not displaying the proper color. 

  • If the total points subtracted are greater than the total score then the participant will receive a zero for that round.


3C) Two Color Combination Display (One round) This round is a little tricky but very entertaining. 

  • It starts with the third member shouting out the final color. 

  • Contestants will then have 30 seconds to match the primary color requested with any secondary color of their choosing. 

  • The two colors can be displayed through zoning meaning one area of the bike can be one color and the other area can be any other color. 

  • You can also display your two colors through chasing, meaning your bike can chase the two colors throughout the whole bike. 

  • Finally, you can display the two colors through zone chasing: 

    • You can chase one area of the bike in one color and chase another area of the bike in the other color. 

  • Bikes will be judged on the overall dynamic function and look of your LED creation. Points:   30 for 1st place, 20 for 2nd place, and 10 for 3rd place.




When participating in the tiebreaker, please understand the judges’ decision is final. 

  • The tiebreaker is a nose-to-nose competition. 

  • Both competitors will use the best combinations for 45 seconds trying to outdo each other. 

    • They may use any LED combination they desire including zoning, chasing, and beat sinking.  

  • At the end of 45 seconds the judges will vote for the winning bike. 


Again, the judges’ decision is final.

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