31st Annual Deutsche Marque Concours d'Elegance
Registration closed May 3, 2014 11:59 PM on May 3, 2014 11:59 PM EDT Registration ends May 3, 2014 11:59 PM on May 3, 2014 11:59 PM EDT Registration opens February 2, 2014 12:01 AM on February 2, 2014 12:01 AM EST Registration runs from February 2, 2014 12:01 AM to May 3, 2014 11:59 PM
BMW CCA REGISTRATION ONLY
Porsche and Mercedes-Benz club members must register on their respective clubs' sites.
You must be a current BMW CCA member to register.
If you have questions on Sunday/day of show please call me (John McWilliams) at 540-687-0166. I will be at Nottoway Park at approximately 8AM.
One of the highlights of our event schedule, and an annual rite of spring for German car fans, is the Deutsche Marque Concours d’Elegance. This year marks the 31st time that we have gathered with our friends from the Greater Washington Section of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America (MBCA) and the Potomac Region of the Porsche Club of America (PCA) for this terrific show. Once again, we have reserved Nottoway Park, located at 9601 Courthouse Road in Vienna, easily reached via Route 66. The park entrance will be marked with large car club banners so that you cannot miss it.
We have some changes planned for this year’s event. A “corral” will be positioned along the entrance to the park to display special cars not being judged. Space will be limited. More vendors are anticipated. The judged entrants from the three marques will be interspersed, allowing visitors the opportunity to see more of the fabulous cars assembled.
In the Deutsche Marque Concours, vehicles are judged by their condition, appearance, and cleanliness. There will be three classes at this event - Street (judged), Meister class (judged - consisting of first-place category winners from the 2013 concours), and Display class (not judged - winner selected by people’s choice balloting). Judges scoring cars in the Street and Meister classes will only judge the tops of the cars, including the exterior, interior, engine bay, storage compartments and chrome, but not the chassis. Street class cars are generally divided into several groups based upon BMW CCA national concours rules.
Please note: Cars produced after 2010 will not be judged, but are welcome to be entered in the Display class.
Vehicles will be classified into the following categories:
- Modern 1980s - E30 3 Series, E28 5 Series, E24 6 Series, E23 7 Series, M1 and Z1
- Modern 1990s - E36 3 Series, E34 5 Series, E32 7 Series, E31 8 Series and Z3
- Modern 2000s - E46 3 Series, E39 5 Series, E38 7 Series, 6, Z4 and Z8
- Current - E87 1 Series, E90/91/92/93 3 Series, E60 5 Series, E63 6 Series, E65 7 Series, E83 X3, E53/E70 X5 and E71 X6
|8:30 AM||Field opens to show participants for placement onto the field.|
|9:00 AM||General admission begins.|
|10:00 AM||All cars whose owners wish them to be judged must be registered, and cars placed on the field. If you would like to be judged, PLEASE have your car on the field by 10:00 AM. We do our best to judge everyone consistently and fairly, and can do this best if we have sufficient time. Thank you!|
|10:30 AM||Judging begins.|
|2:30 - 3:00 PM||After the judging is completed, scores are tallied, and winners determined, we will announce winners at the wine and cheese reception.|
|3:00 PM||Wine and Cheese Reception - Awards for all clubs will be presented at the Wine and Cheese Reception.|
Note: The concours is an all-day event. The organizers of all the clubs will be working diligently prior to the show as well as on the day of the event. Please also respect the hard work by the participants who have prepared their cars for the show. If you enter the event, please be prepared to stay through the awards presentation. If your vehicle places in its class and you have departed the field, the award will be given to the next runner-up in class. Further, in order to be fair to all the participants, we need to have sufficient time to judge all the cars consistently and fairly. We can't do that if people show up at 11:30 a.m. and ask to have their cars judged. We're not trying to be difficult, only respecting the efforts many of our club members make to prepare their cars for the concours. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.
Contact John McWilliams at email@example.com if you have any questions.