Sun, May 7, 2023

2023 Deutsche Marque Concours d'Elegance - MBCA!

Occoquan Regional Park

About this event


You MUST be a current Mercedes-Benz Club of America member to register

The 39th Annual Deutsche Marque Concours d'Elegance

Sunday, May 7, 2023 

"Rain or Shine"

9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Occoquan Regional Park, 9751 Ox Road, Lorton, VA 22079


The Greater Washington Section of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America (GWS-MBCA; is pleased to announce the 2023 Deutsche Marque Concours d'Elegance!

The Deutsche Marque Concours event is an ideal opportunity for GWS-MBCA members to join their BMW Car Club of America friends in a celebration of our German marques. 

We will return to OCCOQUAN REGIONAL PARK for its ideal setting and accommodation for our members. The park is situated between Interstate 95 South at Exit 160 (123 North/Occoquan/Lake Ridge) and the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia, with beautiful Occoquan River views! Plus, the Lunchbox on Wheels and Tummy YumYum food trucks will be selling lunch and shaved ice by the main Pavilion building. 

In the Deutsche Marque Concours d'Elegance, vehicles are judged by their condition, appearance, and cleanliness. Competitive Mercedes-Benz vehicles are divided into two classes:

"Concours Street" Class – Judges scoring cars in this class will follow MBCA National Concours Rules in which the Interior, Trunk, Soft Top, Chrome, Rubber, Glass, Lights, Engine Compartment, Exterior Paint, and Body Work (but not the Chassis/Underbody/Exhaust System) are assessed. On the day of the show, these cars will be divided into categories based on actual turnout.

"Concours Popular Vote" Class – Public ballot will determine the “People's Choice” award. 

Also returning to the event lawn will be another multi-make "Car Corral" display area adjacent to the Concours lawn. The Car Corral remains free of charge and is open to the public to display any non-judged automobile. Space will be limited, but, because usually there are many interesting cars that end up hidden in the parking lot somewhere, the Car Corral will exist simply to highlight the level of automotive enthusiasm that makes an event like the Deutsche Marque Concours so popular year after year!

The Deutsche Marque Concours d'Elegance remains free of charge to spectators and the Concours entry fee will be $50 per car. Each Concours entry fee includes one Wine & Cheese Awards Reception ticket. Additional Reception tickets can be purchased for $25 each.

Please understand that in order to maintain fairness in judging, you must have your car both checked in and positioned on the Concours lawn well before judging starts at 10:30 a.m., preferably by 10:00 a.m. If your car is selected for an award, the announcement will be made at the 3:00 p.m. Awards Reception. Please be present at the Awards Reception to receive it, otherwise, it must be awarded to the runner-up in attendance at the Reception. 

To ensure this event runs smoothly, we invite you to volunteer your time!

Volunteer opportunities include guiding entrants to lawn parking spots, handing out registration materials, participating as a Concours Judge, and helping to leave the facilities as we found them. Your input is very much needed and appreciated!

PoC: Omar Abou-Zied, GWS-MBCA Vice President and Concours Committee Chairman


TEL: 703-309-0995

Event requirements


You MUST be a current Mercedes-Benz Club of America member to register

Judging is open to all MBCA members' Mercedes-Benz vehicles, and they will be judged according to MBCA National Concours Rules. 

Occoquan Regional Park

Lorton, VA
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MBCA - Greater Washington

Event over!