AMOC Virtual Concours 2020
ENTRY IS NOW CLOSED
The live ‘virtual prize-giving’ announcement took place
at 1100hrs BST on Sunday the 14th June
it was recorded and will be available to view on AMOC YouTube Channel
The arrival of Covid-19 has prevented many events from taking place, including the AMOC Spring Concours. In lieu of the physical Concours d'Etat, Mark Donoghue, Chief Concours Judge was keen to provide a facility for Members to experience a little of the excitement and enjoyment of this event and thus the idea of the ‘cooped-up' Concours was born. We hope that this experimental event experience is positive and fun for all that are involved.
Entry to the ‘Virtual Concours’ was open to all Members around the world and completely free.
All AMOC Concours Judges were invited to ‘judge’ on-line. Cars were not scrutinised to normal judging criteria, but on more of a Judges ‘preference’, taking the text into account, as well as the cleanliness and presentation of the car.
The results were announced live on the 14th June and the winners received a complimentary plaque to commemorate their cars victory.
MkII Competition Ulster
NEWPORT PAGNELL 6 CYL CLASS
DB4 Series 5
NEWPORT PAGNELL 8 CYL CLASS
NEWPORT PAGNELL 12 CYL CLASS
DBS V12 Volante
Vantage V12 AMR Roadster
Work Ulster LM16
1/4 scale model of Cloverleaf
Sir David Brown’s boardroom chair
Other entrants may purchase a commemorative ‘Virtual Concours 2020’ plaque for £20, the proceeds, after costs, will go to the AMHT.
Entrants were required to upload the following to the Virtual Concours website:
3 x interior, a wide shot and the others to include drivers seat and dash.
3 x exterior, front, rear and side.
1 x engine.
The above to have been taken after March 2020
1 x of your choice (a wild card if you like, maybe in a spectacular location or situation)
Text, no more than 300 words, about the history of the car and how and when it was acquired.
Many of you have a collection of Aston Martin memorabilia that is rarely seen. The Memorabilia Class afforded an opportunity to share some of these artefacts, however quirky. These too were judged and a plaque awarded for the most interesting piece of memorabilia.
If you have any further questions about the Virtual Concours please contact Mark Donoghue at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ian Cunningham (Ian Cunningham Art), whom many will know from our regular Concours events, agreed to kindly donate an original rendering of the car that received the most votes overall by the Judges in the Virtual Concours.
ENTRY IS NOW CLOSED
The live ‘virtual prize-giving’ announcement took place at
1100hrs BST on Sunday the 14th June, this was recorded and will be available to view on the AMOC YouTube Channel
You will be able to view using this link:
Ian Cunningham (Ian Cunningham Art), whom many will know from our regular Concours events, has agreed to kindly donate an original rendering of the car that receives the most votes overall by the Judges in the Virtual Concours.
He will also donate a voucher to the value of £100 to each of the category winners to be offset against a bespoke artwork of their car.
Every entrant will receive a £40 voucher from Ian for any art commissioned. The vouchers will be valid / must be redeemed/used by the end of this year (2020).
The bi-annual Concours are pivotal elements of the Club’s social calendar. This is a twice-yearly opportunity for Members to have their cars judged for both condition and originality by AMOC Club experts.
Automotive Concours fall into two main categories:
Concours d'Elegance is a term of French origin that means a "competition of elegance" and refers to an event where prestigious vehicles are displayed and judged. It dates back to 17th Century France, where aristocrats paraded horse-drawn carriages in the parks of Paris during summer weekends and holidays. Over time, carriages became horseless and the gatherings became a competition among vehicle owners to be judged on the appearance of their vehicles.
Concours d’Etat, again a French term and the style of Concours we use in the AMOC, where we judge for originality, condition and cleanliness, rather than the sometimes over ostentatious presentation of a motorcar.
The AMOC Concours are immensely popular and our largest gathering of Members in the annual social calendar. We often see more than 300 Aston Martin cars in attendance and as many as 100 entrants into the Concours itself. The events are supported by an army of fabulous volunteers and a core team of fastidious white-coated Judges, who joyously scrutinise pristine paintwork, immaculately prepared engine bays and interior recesses where specks of dirt may hide.