View Full Version : Chapter Event 05/02/2010 - Deutsche Marque Concours, Nottoway Park, Vienna VA

John in VA
01-05-2010, 08:24 PM
27th Annual Deutsche Marque Concours d'Elegance

Save the Date!

Sunday, May 2, 2010 (Rain Date: Sunday, May 23, 2010)
Nottoway Park
9601 Courthouse Rd
Vienna, VA 22181
Map: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/maps/nottowaymap.htm

Registration opens Monday, March 1st:

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 27th 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 - 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.

Vehicles will be classified into the following categories:
Modern 80s
Modern 90s

The entry fee for the concours is $25 per car ($40 after April 25th or on-site).
Registration includes one wine and cheese reception ticket and a commemorative dash plaque for the first 40 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@<hidden> if you have any questions.
As in past years, we would greatly appreciate any assistance on the day of the event, especially with judging. You can learn more about the judging process by attending the Concours Judging School (http://www.gws-mbca.org/events/ConcoursJudgingSchool.htm) to be held on April 10 in Baltimore, sponsored by the local Mercedes-Benz club section.

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.

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.

John in VA
03-08-2010, 12:39 PM
Registration is now open for the concours. Please do the fair-weather dance for us!


John in VA
04-04-2010, 10:27 PM
I'm getting questions about the concours, so thought I'd post some info here. These links have the rules and judging sheets to assist you as you prepare for the event:

Feel free to bring your tote full of detailing supplies for the morning touch-up. You'll empty the car for the show, and stow your gear behind the car or up in the shade. Bring chairs, blanket, umbrella, and picnic supplies to keep yourself comfortable and hold you over until the awards reception. Red Hot & Blue BBQ will be the on-site food vendor again this year.

John in VA
04-08-2010, 10:13 AM
More questions about the registration process. You can register for all NCC events from the following link:

You need to create an account (or sign in if you already have one), then click the event of interest, and follow the green "continue" button at the bottom of the page.

John in VA
04-20-2010, 07:48 PM
Just a reminder - the registration fee for the concours goes up to $40 after April 24th. Thanks for your interest in the event!

04-22-2010, 08:10 PM
Good luck on a great event John!

John in VA
04-22-2010, 08:17 PM
Orlando, likewise on your road trip to the Sharkfest. Have a safe trip!

John in VA
04-30-2010, 06:15 PM
If you have questions on Sunday/day of show I will be at Nottoway Park at approx. 8AM.

05-02-2010, 09:15 AM
It's raining in Chantilly. Has this een cancelled?

1996 328ti
05-02-2010, 09:56 AM
It's raining in Chantilly. Has this een cancelled?

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.
Have you called John?

05-02-2010, 01:14 PM
If this or any other event was cancelled, something would have been posted on the website about it. Otherwise, the event goes on as planned.

05-02-2010, 05:19 PM
Whew! It was hot, with a couple of drizzles, but it went off wiithout a hitch. Thanks for all the hard work putting it together!

John in VA
05-02-2010, 06:57 PM
It seems ominous skies and a stray sprinkle are becoming regular features of concours mornings! Many thanks to the owners that exhibited and hung in today. There were some exceptional examples on display!

05-02-2010, 08:36 PM
great show today. thanks to everyone who worked to put this together. it was a very enjoyable afternoon. even the little one seemed to like seeing all the cars. she kept saying vroom vroom from the stroller. :biggrin:

made me want a bmw even more. gotta keep looking


05-02-2010, 08:42 PM
Thanks to John and the other organizers for a great event. I had a great time meeting other participants and seeing their beautiful cars. Definitely will try to do this again

05-02-2010, 09:31 PM
My thanks to John AND HIS DAD for all the hard work that went into today's concours being a fantastic event.

The "0.1 point kid"........

John in VA
05-02-2010, 10:15 PM
Thanks to you, Bob, and your scribe, for being part of the great judging team that worked tirelessly to get the job done! It made for smooth sailing.

Yes, friends, you read correctly - the Current class winner was determined by 0.1 points. Several other places were determined by 0.5 points. There were some fantastic Bavarian beauties out today.

Marc Caden posted some pix on the 2002faq forum. If others have any please post them to the Gallery > Concours page found near the top of every page.


1996 328ti
05-03-2010, 08:40 AM
Feel free to post your 2010 Deutsche Marque Concours photos here (http://gallery.nccbmwcca.org/showgallery.php?cat=645).

05-03-2010, 09:11 AM
My pictures are posted. No photo yet of the glue on the aluminum molding....

05-03-2010, 09:12 AM
Here's my pic from yesterday. I had to leave around 10:30a, so I tried to capture as many cars as I could while I was there. I'm sure I missed a bunch of ncie ones.


John in VA
05-03-2010, 12:29 PM
Thanks for sharing them! I wish I'd had a few minutes to walk the field with you.

05-03-2010, 01:52 PM

Great turnout.. nice to see so many familar faces that have made it back to this event and continue to offer thier support! Great Job..



05-10-2010, 06:21 AM
Is there a list of winners somewhere?

John in VA
05-10-2010, 01:10 PM
I'm putting the results together for der Bayerische now.