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    05/06/2012 - Deutsche Marque Concours, Nottoway Park, Vienna VA

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    29th Annual Deutsche Marque Concours d'Elegance

    Sunday, May 6, 2012 (Rain Date: Sunday, May 20, 2012)
    Nottoway Park
    9601 Courthouse Rd
    Vienna, VA 22181
    Map: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/maps/nottowaymap.htm

    Registration will be through Motorsportreg.com, and opens Thu Mar 1, 2012 at 12:01AM.

    If you have questions on Sunday/day of show please call me at 540-687-0166. I will be at Nottoway Park at approx. 8AM.

    All Day Event

    As many of you know, 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 will represent the 29th 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. This year, 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.

    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 2011 concours), and Anfänger class (not judged - for newcomers to the concours experience; 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 NCC rules. While Anfänger class cars will not be formally judged, these cars will be eligible to win the "People's Choice" award, and this is a terrific way for newcomers to become acclimated to a concours event.

    Vehicles will be classified into the following categories:
    2002s
    Classics
    Modern 80s
    Modern 90s
    Current
    Meister
    Anfänger

    The entry fee for the concours is $30 per car ($40 after April 28th or on-site).
    Registration includes one wine and cheese reception ticket and a commemorative dash plaque for the first 30 registrants. Additional wine and cheese reception tickets are available at $10 each. There is no charge to attend the concours as a spectator. In order to allow us to plan appropriately for the number of guests, please register in advance and use the registration form that may be accessed from the NCC website at a later date.

    Contact John McWilliams at john.mcwilliams@gmail.com if you have any questions.
    As in past years, we would greatly appreciate any assistance on the day of the event, especially with judging.

    Event Schedule:
    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 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.
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    BMW CCA - National Capital Chapter - Concours @ Nottoway Park (May 6)

    May 6 Note: Online registration is available until midnight Saturday, May 5th. You can also register at the event.
    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 approx. 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 will represent the 29th 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.
    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 - for previous category winners), and Anfänger class (not judged - for newcomers to the concours experience; 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 NCC rules. While Anfänger class cars will not be formally judged, these cars will be eligible to win the "People's Choice" award, and this is a terrific way for newcomers to become acclimated to a concours event.
    Event Schedule:
    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.
    Complete details about this event can be found at: http://forum.nccbmwcca.org/showthread.php?7665
    Contact John McWilliams at john.mcwilliams@gmail.com if you have any questions.


    This event offers online registration and payment through MotorsportReg.com.

    Registration will be through Motorsportreg.com

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    Great John
    I'm new in NoVA and BMW owner, this event sounds fun. Do you have suggested web site on How to Prepare? 06 M3 convertible
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    My car needs paint, but I think I'll come on down as a spectator
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    Two weeks to go! Hopefully the (much-needed) rain will be out of the forecast.
    Below is a link to the score sheet, which details the items that are judged and points assigned.
    It's a great day to be working on the interior and engine & trunk compartments!
    There is no charge for spectators, so I hope to see you there.

    http://forum.nccbmwcca.org/attachmen...6&d=1208824305
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    Hard to believe that next year will be the 30th Anniversary of the Detusche Marque Concours! A testament of how much fun this event has been over the course of time. A lot of work goes on behind the scenes between the 3 Marque clubs to make the event a success. Therefore your participation is appreciated, and if your car is as nice as you think it is.. you will be duly rewarded!

    John, makes several valid points to help ensure the success of the event and a good time for all participants;

    - 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
    - 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.

    Oh, and if you’re not entering the event, feel free to come out and get involved! We can always use help with placement of cars on the field, judging, and scoring.. c’mon, don’t be shy!

    Above all have fun!
    Paul V.
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    So many cars..so little time!!

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    Paul,
    Thanks for your post. Hope you can find time to come by on Sunday!
    We need to locate the past concours chairmen and trot them out next year at the 30th!
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    Great show with a great turnout...

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    Tim,
    Thanks for posting the pix, and thanks to the members for continuing to make this such a great event! Next year will be #30!!
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    Great Event, I'm motivated for the next one and will participate this time!
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