AMOC Virtual Concours 2020
14th June 2020 11am GMT+1
(Closing date 8th June)
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’ is open to all Members around the world and completely free.
All AMOC Concours Judges will be invited to ‘judge’ on-line. Cars will not be 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 closing date will the 8th June 2020 and the results will be announced live on the 14th June.
The winners will receive a complimentary plaque to commemorate their cars victory.
Any other entrants may purchase a commemorative ‘Virtual Concours 2020’ plaque for £20, the proceeds, after costs, will go to the AMHT.
Entrants will be 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.
We know that many of you have a collection of Aston Martin memorabilia that is rarely seen. The Memorabilia Class allows you an opportunity to share some of these artefacts, however quirky, on this website. They will be judged and they’ll be a plaque for the most interesting piece of memorabilia.
You can enter up to three items, with photographs and a description please.
If you have any further questions about the Virtual Concours please contact Mark Donoghue at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.