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Concours d'Elegance

Concours d'Elegance

This event is a showing of cars prepared and cleaned to appear as close to showroom condition as possible. Cars are classed in accordance with rules established by the National Events Committee. Cars entered in the Show and Street class categories are judged. Trophies are awarded for the highest scoring cars in each class as well as for Best of Show and Judges' Choice. In Show Class, the entire car is judged. In Street Class, everything except the undercarriage is judged. Cars that have been modified for appearance or performance that no longer qualify as stock may be entered in the Custom Class which is also judged.
There are two classes of cars that are not judged: Silver Star Preservation Class is for cars more than 25 years old in original, unrestored condition cars entered in this class receive a certificate; Display Class cars entered in this class are eligible for the Peoples' Choice trophy which is awarded based on votes cast by the viewing public.
In early spring (typically May), GWS and other German marque car clubs host Deutsche Concours, an event that typically draws more than a hundred cars. DM Concours is held at a local park where there is plenty of room to display the cars. Scores for cars entered in judged classes are tallied, and award winners selected, in time for the 3 p.m. awards ceremony. In past years the GWS part of the show has included outstanding examples of the marque, including winners from prestigious events such as the Amelia Island Concours.

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