Sat, Mar 13, 2021

FSR Concours Prep Tech Session

FSR Concours Prep Tech Session

About this event

If you’ve ever considered showing your car but weren’t sure what to expect, please join us for our Concours Prep Tech Session.  To accomodate as may folks as possible in this limited environment, we'll be conducting two sessions.

When:  Saturday, 13 March 2021 and Sunday 14 March from 10AM-1PM. 
**Register for the day of your choice.  If your choice is full, you can choose the other day or be put on the waiting list.  If we have a cancellation, we'll let you know.


Where:  The garage of members Eric and Jill Cruz in Barhamsville, VA (address will be emailed to attendees before the event) 

Cost:  There is no cost for this event.

Limits: Nine (9) participants per day. (This limit conforms to the VA COVID restrictions on gatherings)

What: This detail-oriented course will be presented in two parts:

Part 1:

  • Facts and Fiction of Showing a Car
  • Review of Parade Competition Rules (PCR)
  • Different Types of Concours and Porsche Werks Events
  • Levels of Preparation (From “Fun Prep” to “Insane Prep”)
  • How to Get Judges to See Your Car Through Your Eyes
  • Best Practices for a Successful Presentation

Part 2: 

  • "Show and Tell" With a Frequently Shown Vehicle 
  • Your Critique and Suggestions on How to Improve a Showing

About the presenter:

Alex Llorente began showing his cars in 1974, and has earned several significant awards including the 2020 Amelia Island Werks Class Winner. Alex has been judging at concours-level events since 2000 and holds both Regional and National Level Judging Certifications and has served as a Judge at almost every Porsche Parade since 2008.

FSR is extremely fortunate to have Alex’s experience and expertise within our membership. Alex would like to share his extensive knowledge and concours passion with you.

Upon successful completion of the Tech Session, you will have the requisite knowledge to prep and show your car at Concours-level events.

We are looking forward to having you join us for a simple and fun session!!


COVID Considerations: Each attendee must have a signed PCA CDE Waiver on file (we'll have the list) or bring one to the event (download the form HERE).  Maximum gathering size is ten people per Virginia COVID restrictions. This event will be held in a large privately-owned garage/shop with plenty of space to maintain at least 6 feet between attendees. Attendees will be asked about COVID symptoms, temperatures will be taken, and hand sanitizer will be available. If you are sick on the event date, please stay home.

Event requirements



1.  Masks are always required to be worn when moving away from your car during this event. If you object or are not comfortable with this requirement, please do not register to participate.

2.  Avoid congregating at all times. Leave appropriate space between people, participating cars and other vehicles while parked. Maintain at least 6 feet of separation between family units at all times when out of vehicles and allow for an empty parking space between cars when you park.

3.  Please do not come to the event if you are feeling ill, have a temperature above 100.4 degrees or have been in contact with someone in the past two weeks who has been sick. Refunds will be provided upon request – just ask. We highly recommend all volunteers and participants take their temperature to ensure it is below 100.4 degrees before departing from home for the event.

4 Signage will be put in place at event registration to remind participants of the virus risk and remind them not to participate if feeling sick.

6.  We will provide hand sanitizer, nitrile gloves and masks for the event workers and have extra on hand for participants as needed. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. Refrain from touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue into the trash.

7.  Every effort will be made to avoid touching between event workers and participants. Refrain from shaking hands, fist-bumps and hugs.

8.  If someone becomes ill at the event, they will either be sent home to contact their medical provider, or the event medical response coordinator or other event volunteer will call 911.  The decision to call 911 will be made using the following CDC guidelines for seeking emergency care:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

9.  If any event participant does not comply with all the above safety ground rules, they will be asked to immediately depart the event. If there is sufficient concern regarding participant safety, the event organizers may cancel the event at any time, including prior to the start.

Attendees (17)

Michelle Calloway
Rob Calloway
Greg Kinton
Todd Jenkins
Mandi Kahles
Bret Jacobson
George Michaels
James Hamel

FSR Concours Prep Tech Session

Barhamsville, VA


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