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

Author Topic: Online Concours?  (Read 10647 times)

gregdeklerk

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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #30 on: 22 August 2007, 11:13 AM »
BC, I have received no complaints yet, so it seems we are all a happy bunch!!

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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #31 on: 26 August 2007, 12:31 PM »
Ok here are some stats:
499 members of the 116 forum.
20 responses to the question of an online Concours.
Maybe some of the members died before they ever got around to posting?  ;D

I'll get the rules and regs up in the next couple of days.

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BC
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oscar

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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #32 on: 26 August 2007, 08:06 PM »
Make 20 categories and we all get a prize. ;D

I wish I could contribute something BC.  I want the idea to take off, but I have no creative ideas sorry. :-[
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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #33 on: 26 August 2007, 08:42 PM »
Oscar,
There needs to be an award for the best result of problem fix!
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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #34 on: 26 August 2007, 10:08 PM »
Well, I like that idea and especially if it's a yearly event, although it's gonna take some digging to see all the good stuff that's come up retrospectively and there should be some stiff competition, it'd be great to see what nominations from long forgotten threads reveal.  So whilst some categories I'd imagine would focus on cars, best resto, best presented, best mods etc, there should be some categories concentrating on the forum. Eg, ranging from the most informative thread, best advice or innovation to the post or thread that made us laugh the hardest.
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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #35 on: 17 September 2007, 03:45 AM »
OK folks,
Here is my suggestion for the online Concours....
To enter you need to be a forum member and it must be your car.

Classes.
The best looking in each of the following;
Class 1. 116-280 (280S, 280SE, 280SEL)
Class 2. 116-350 (350SE, 350SEL0
Class 3. 116-450 (450SE, 450SEL)
Class 4. 116-450SEL 6.9
up to 5 photos taken in the last month showing your car to its best.

The following Classes are open to any 116.
Class 5. Engine Bay.
Class 6. Interior upholstery, dash, instruments.
Class 7. Boot compartment including tool kit and spare wheel.
Up to 5 photos taken in the last month showing your car to its best.

The following distance classes are open to any 116.
Class 8. Lowest mileage. Verified by a photo of your odometer.
Class 9. Highest mileage. Verified by a photo of your odometer.

The following classes are open to any 116.
Class 10. Best modified 116.
Class 11. Best original 116.
Up to 5 photos showing your car to its best

The following is open to any 116.
Class 12. Best sound file of your engine/exhaust. Not modified.
Class 13. Best sound file of your engine/exhaust. Modified.
Class 14. Best humourous pic.
Class 16. Most improved 116. Pics of your project from a year ago and pics from today.

It's a chance to show each other our cars/

Suggestions?
I propose I set a closing date for entries. Admin has offered to judge. Will the gallery be large enough to host the photos of all contestants, Admin? If not, is there another way to do it, such as email in your pics with a selection from each person's entry being posted n the site?
Over to the forum. Pick apart the idea and add/subtract classes. The Concours Director will make the final decision for the format based on your suggestions.
Regards,
BC
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« Last Edit: 18 September 2007, 10:57 PM 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.

CraigS

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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #36 on: 17 September 2007, 04:13 AM »
Is yours a French production model ?

My favourite is gonna be the Longuest Distance Award   ;)

hehehehe.... :D

Longuest from where...  ;D ;D

oscar

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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #37 on: 17 September 2007, 04:33 AM »
pS - My 1000th post. Maybe I need to get a life?  ;D

It's only just begun now this online concours is a goer.  Your baby's gonna keep you awake for hours every night sorting thru the entries. :D
Nice going BC, I like the classes.  I agree setting a closing date is the go. 

My suggestion;
As far as submissions are concerned, how about - details and photos are emailed to Mforcer (if he agress) or the convenor (you) then thrown into a locked thread so all that anyone can do is look, read the class entered into and enjoy the images.  That way, no interrupting posts or opinions by people like me  ::) will derail the thread and entries are kept in one spot.

I second my own suggestion ;D
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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #38 on: 17 September 2007, 06:17 AM »
What about "Best in Primer" or "Most scattered constituent parts" for those of us not ready yet? ;D

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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #39 on: 17 September 2007, 06:31 AM »
best sound setup
craziest 116 rescue effort - mirafioriman looks good gere
biggest 116 whore (craigs is looking good here) ;)
worst 116 accident - no time limit, but photos may be needed!  sorry paolo, 123 wagens dont count
longest 116 affiliation
my west australian 2c (worth 4c in eastern states)
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6.9 79 #6290
6.9 79 #6181
6.9 78 #4764
6.9 77 #3096
6.9 76 #1741
6.9 76 #0902
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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #40 on: 17 September 2007, 12:38 PM »
Whoo-hoo!

Time for spit-&-polish... :)
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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #41 on: 18 September 2007, 02:10 PM »
I strongly support Nathan's suggestions for categories.  Also, what about 'most improved' - photos of the car now and a year ago showing the progress?

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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #42 on: 18 September 2007, 10:58 PM »
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Also, what about 'most improved' - photos of the car now and a year ago showing the progress?
Now included as Class 16.
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.