View Full Version : Chapter Event 10/04/2020 - 37th Annual Deutsche Marque Concours d'Elegance (Oct 4)

John in VA
05-19-2020, 07:07 AM
Porsche and Mercedes-Benz club members must register through their respective clubs.
You must be a current BMW CCA member to register.
There is no charge or need to register to attend the concours as a spectator.

If you have questions on Sunday/day of show please call me (John McWilliams) at 571-699-4404. I will be at Occoquan Regional 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 37th*year*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 are at a new venue - Occoquan Regional Park, located at*9751 Ox Road,
Lorton, VA 22079,*easily reached from*Interstate*95 or Virginia Route 123.*The park entrance will be marked with large car club banners so that you cannot miss it.

With the new space we'll have room for a "car corral” near the display field*to park*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 2019*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 2015*will not be judged, but are welcome to be entered in the Display class, and eligible for the People's Choice and Judges' Choice awards.

Vehicles will be classified into the following categories:

Classics - All Thru 501/2/3/7, 3200, Isetta/600, 700, NK Sedans, 2000C/CS, E3, E9, E12, E21*
Second Generation (1980s) – E23 7 Series, E24 6 Series, E28 5 Series, E30 3 Series*and M1*
Third Generation (1990s) - E31 8 Series, E32 7 Series, E34 5 Series, E36 3 series*and Z1/Z3
Fourth Generation (2000s) - E38 7 Series, E39 5 Series, E46 3 Series, E60 5 Series, E63 6 Series, Z4/Z8
Fifth Generation (2010s) – E65 7 Series, E9x 3 Series, E53/70/71 X5/6, E87 1 Series, F30 and X1 and newer*

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.

approx. 3:00 PM
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 concours@<hidden> with any questions.

Register here. (https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/37th-annual-deutsche-marque-concours-d-elegance-occoquan-regional-park-381337?utm_source=apis&utm_medium=apim&utm_campaign=apic&utm_content=rss)

John in VA
08-04-2020, 03:21 PM
After careful consideration, the BMW club has withdrawn from the event this year. First and foremost was our need to keep our members safe. I, personally, feel that the pandemic has taken the enthusiasm out of so many people & that we would just be going through the paces this year. I'm looking forward to the seeing you all at the new venue in Occoquan, and hope by next spring we can hold an event to remember. Let's have twice the fun in '21!!

John McWilliams
concours program

08-19-2020, 09:44 AM
Thanks, John! I'm already looking forward to the event next year.

John in VA
08-20-2020, 10:55 AM
In the meantime, please consider coming out to 2 Silos Brewery in Manassas on Saturday, September 5th for a few hours. The local Porsche club has invited us to the venue for their gathering. No judging, just an opportunity to get out with your car to see your fellow club members in a relaxed atmosphere. If we arrive ~10:30 hopefully we can roll in as a group & park together.
Details: https://www.nccbmwcca.org/2020/08/19/sep-5-the-gathering-of-the-faithful-pca-invitation/