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I visited the Auto Italia day @ Stanford Hall and saw some fantastic looking cars. The concours area was full of beautiful Alfa and other top marques.

So my question is, how are they chosen and by who? I spoke to a chap in a superb Giulietta. He was 'asked to be there' by the Alfa Owners Club. Do you have to be a member of that club to be judged/invited to this event?

The confusing part is that there was a Spider P3 with a dented door and he won this prize as well as the Maserati GT with scuffed wheels!

So why can’t my car be judged? Any thoughts on this subject? It’s been puzzling me for days!

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hmmm.... maybe it's for AROC members only but seeing as you have a sense of humour and no beard then i don't think they'd have you as a member

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The dented Spider, was it silver?
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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........

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So, Hamster did get an award
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No no.. not that silver one !.. the other silver one
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They were all silver then!?
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.. only saw the one in the ring !
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Hi Green Rizzla

Thanks for your in-depth description on the meaning of Concours

Im more the wiser now, so maybe my car isnt quite up to scratch yet.. but better than those Tog Gear cars lol.. this message to Tony_156JTD too
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Hi Green Rizzla

Thanks for your in-depth description on the meaning of Concours

Im more the wiser now, so maybe my car isnt quite up to scratch yet.. but better than those Tog Gear cars lol.. this message to Tony_156JTD too
Nut to 'concours', I just wanna drive my Bella

And clean her too, but, not over clean her!
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