Re: What is a concours car...
The word "Concours" is French meaning a parade, show or competition.
The earliest use of the term "Concours d’Elegance" in connection with motor vehicles was believed to be around 1900, although Concours d’Elegance events similar to present day events commenced in England around 1910. The guidelines for standard of appearance were set before the First World War but over the years have been enlarged upon to be the standard for events held World Wide; also the title has gradually been shortened to just "Concours".
Preparation for an event like this is not just about cleaning the bodywork and the bits that show, but can be taken to a higher degree of skill, which can only be learnt over a number of years. If you are starting from scratch then it will take, depending on the condition of your car or motorcycle, anything up to three yeas and beyond before you get to a National Elite Class standard.
In a Nutshell.......... "Just Like It Rolled Off The Line".
It's bl**dy hard graft.........I've entered a few, some years ago !!!!........
........... and my personal view is that those events (well the ones I went to anyway) are plagued with nutters !!!!! ............ Entrants, Joe Public and Judges........
Cheers To All
If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough." - Mario Andretti.