Poll

Do you want an online Concours?

Great Idea.
13 (65%)
Yes - so long as it is not serious.
3 (15%)
My car is not yet ready.
1 (5%)
Yes, so long as it is serious.
1 (5%)
Total waste of time.
2 (10%)

Total Members Voted: 15

Voting closed: 27 August 2007, 04:31 AM

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BC

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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #15 on: 18 August 2007, 03:07 AM »
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You know we will all be behind you.
Now I am worried!!!!  :o
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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #16 on: 18 August 2007, 03:13 AM »
Hehehe! Great minds think alike BC... ::) :D
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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #17 on: 19 August 2007, 10:07 PM »
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You know we will all be behind you.
Now I am worried!!!!  :o
Regards,
BC

 ;D ;D Sorry, stupid me. I didn't realise the double meaning until now.

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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #18 on: 20 August 2007, 12:25 AM »
Good heavens NO!!!!
The aim is for you to send in ideas for rules, regulations, categories etc so that I can draw up a proposal to post here for all to see. Of course, you may add to the proposal and suggest changes.
This is democracy in action.
I will be advised by the collective wisdom of the forum members.  ;D
Regards,
BC

Edit; All complaints are to be sent to Mr G De Klerk.
« Last Edit: 20 August 2007, 12:34 AM by Brian Crump »
1979 450SE. Silvergreen/Ivory leather. For sale.
2001 ML320. Titanite Red/Java leather.
2007 CLK350. Cubanite/Pebble Beige Leather.
1993 Silver Spirit II. Dark Oyster/Parchment Leather.

116Benz

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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #19 on: 20 August 2007, 04:38 AM »
Should there be some kind of entry form?
I guess photo wise there should be engine, boot, interior from all 4 doors. info (apx build year, options, colour code)
Classes: Concourse, Road, Modified, Unrestored

Just a couple of ideas..
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BC

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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #20 on: 20 August 2007, 04:52 AM »
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Should there be some kind of entry form?
I guess photo wise there should be engine, boot, interior from all 4 doors. info (apx build year, options, colour code)
Classes: Concourse, Road, Modified, Unrestored

Just a couple of ideas..
GR8 - keep the ideas rolling in .....
Regards,
BC
1979 450SE. Silvergreen/Ivory leather. For sale.
2001 ML320. Titanite Red/Java leather.
2007 CLK350. Cubanite/Pebble Beige Leather.
1993 Silver Spirit II. Dark Oyster/Parchment Leather.

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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #21 on: 20 August 2007, 09:54 AM »
I'm keen to participate as long as it doesn't become onerous.  So I suggest only one competition per month or even every 2 months. 

Categories could include :

a) paint - closeup shots needed
b) interior - likewise closeups
c) woodwork
d) wheels
e) engine bay
f) brightwork


In each case points would be awarded for originality, and condition.

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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #22 on: 20 August 2007, 09:58 AM »
Further to the above, I think we would need to focus on one particular aspect of a cer for each competition rather than whole cars, beause of the limitations of judging from photos rather than seeing the car in person.

For each competition, there could be two categories :

a) daily or regular drivers
b) garage queens

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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #23 on: 20 August 2007, 10:11 AM »
Who has garage queens ?

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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #24 on: 20 August 2007, 10:52 AM »
Perhaps garage queen is abit of an extreme term - we could make it :

a) daily drivers
b) 'sunday only' cars.

I think quite a lot of us have cars that would fall in category b)

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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #25 on: 20 August 2007, 11:47 AM »
Perhaps garage queen is abit of an extreme term - we could make it :

a) daily drivers
b) 'sunday only' cars.

I think quite a lot of us have cars that would fall in category b)

Mine's a daily, but I do try to keep an eye on her. I'm very keen on this idea!
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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #26 on: 20 August 2007, 12:26 PM »
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I'm keen to participate as long as it doesn't become onerous.  So I suggest only one competition per month or even every 2 months. 
My original thinking was an annual event.....
Regards,
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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #27 on: 20 August 2007, 04:41 PM »
Well....when you take photos, the 690SEL badge will be there, mod's could cover from a Ute conversion to a very tidy set of alloy wheels. Personally you dont see alot of RED w116's and thats a shame, one of the few cars that it would suit.
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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #28 on: 22 August 2007, 12:04 AM »
Admin, our fearless leader, has a RED 450 SE!!!
Regards,
BC
« Last Edit: 22 August 2007, 12:14 AM by Brian Crump »
1979 450SE. Silvergreen/Ivory leather. For sale.
2001 ML320. Titanite Red/Java leather.
2007 CLK350. Cubanite/Pebble Beige Leather.
1993 Silver Spirit II. Dark Oyster/Parchment Leather.

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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #29 on: 22 August 2007, 02:05 AM »
Admin, our fearless leader, has a RED 450 SE!!!
Regards,
BC


I was going to ask what a "540SE" was... ;) ;D
'79 280SEL- 560,000 Kms
'73 350SE- getting an AMG facelift
'79 450SEL 6.9