Concours

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If you enjoy seeing great looking Porsches, if you like to see vintage Porsches, if you enjoy washing, cleaning, and waxing your car … then you’ll enjoy Concours activities. NNJR sponsors several Concours workshops and clinics along with many competitive events.  Our workshops and clinics demonstrate the proper techniques on how best to clean and care for your Porsche aesthetics. It’s a real hands-on activity where you get a chance to see how various cleaning and polishing products are used, and ask questions on the care of your Porsche. Our instructional workshops are generally scheduled to precede upcoming competitive Concours events so you will be able to put into effect what you’ve learned.

Concours Rules & Results

Rules and Classes

The NNJR Concours schedule has something for both Novice and Veteran members, with each group competing separately for championship points. A Novice is a member who has not participated in a judged NNJR Concours event in the last twelve months and has not won a trophy in a previous NNJR Concours event. Participants will earn points toward a championship trophy to be awarded in each category at the end of the season.  Points will be awarded for both participating and working competitive events and workshop attendance. Participation means entering a Porsche in Full, Race Car or Wash and Shine categories.  Points will be awarded to each participant at each Concours event per the point schedule listed below. Competitive events will include PCA Regional, Zone, and Parade Concours. The definition of car classes will be at the discretion of the Concours Chair(s).


Full class requires much preparation as the judges will be doing a detailed inspection of the exterior, interior, storage and at some events the engine compartment. They will be looking at cleanliness, quality of preparation, lack of damage, and presentation. A team of 3 or 4 judges will first do a one-minute walk around and then a three- or four-minute inspection. Undercarriages are not inspected at NNJR events. Winners in the full classes are based on the highest score, i.e., the least point deductions. In NNJR competitions high score is 225 points, no engine and 300 point with engine. Entrants will be notified ahead of time what areas will be judged for each event. The car with the least point deductions and thus highest score will be the winner.

People’s Choice class is a popular vote with entrants where spectators are given ballots to vote for the car or cars that appeal to them the most. At some events you will receive a ballot for each class and at others the cars are all grouped into one class. Preparation for this class only requires a wash and a light interior cleaning. The car in the class or group receiving the most votes is the winner.

French class is for race cars and cars of other marques at NNJR multi-marque events. In this class, the judges strictly do a visual inspection. No touching is allowed. The main requirement for the class is the “WOW” factor. In other words, the car in the class that the judges are most excited about.

Upcoming Concours Events

sun23jun8:00 amsun11:00 amCars And Coffe

sun30jun9:00 amsun1:00 pmPaul Miller Porsche Classic Concours

sat27jul12:00 amsat11:59 pmCruise Night

sun11aug8:00 amsun4:00 pmNew Hope Concours

sun08sep12:00 pmsun3:00 pmPaul Miller Porsche Concours Workshop

sun29sep9:00 amsun1:00 pmFall Concours

sat19oct12:00 amsat11:59 pmBoardwalk Reunion

sun27oct12:00 amsun11:59 pmJack Daniels Concours Workshop

Rules and Classes

The NNJR Concours schedule has something for both Novice and Veteran members, with each group competing separately for championship points. A Novice is a member who has not participated in a judged NNJR Concours event in the last twelve months and has not won a trophy in a previous NNJR Concours event. Participants will earn points toward a championship trophy to be awarded in each category at the end of the season.  Points will be awarded for both participating and working competitive events and workshop attendance. Participation means entering a Porsche in Full, Race Car or Wash and Shine categories.  Points will be awarded to each participant at each Concours event per the point schedule listed below. Competitive events will include PCA Regional, Zone, and Parade Concours. The definition of car classes will be at
the discretion of the Concours Chair(s).

Full Class requires much preparation as the judges will be doing a detailed inspection of the exterior, interior, storage and at some events the engine compartment. They will be looking at cleanliness, quality of preparation, lack of damage, and presentation. A team of 3 or 4 judges will first do a one-minute walk around and then a three- or four-minute inspection. Undercarriages are not inspected at NNJR events. Winners in the full classes are based on the highest score, i.e., the least point deductions. In NNJR competitions high score is 225 points, no engine and 300 point with engine. Entrants will be notified ahead of time what areas will be judged for each event. The car with the least point deductions and thus highest score will be the winner.

People’s Choice class is a popular vote with entrants where spectators are given ballots to vote for the car or cars that appeal to them the most. At some events you will receive a ballot for each class and at others the cars are all grouped into one class. Preparation for this class only requires a wash and a light interior cleaning. The car in the class or group receiving the most votes is the winner.

French Class is for race cars and cars of other marques at NNJR multi marque events. In this class the judges strictly do a visual inspection. No touching is allowed. The main requirement for the class is the “WOW” factor. In other words, the car in the class that the judges are most excited about.

NameNovice/
Veteran
Englewood WkshpPaterek WkshpWttC ConcoursP. Miller ConcoursCruise NiteNew HopeP. Miller WkshpFall ConcoursI. D. Signs WkshpTotal Points
Abbot, JJ55
Abtalion, Simon0
Acuna, Frank77
Adams, BobV22
Alcazar, RobertoN22
Alden, Thomas0
Aime, JosephN22
Angiulli, PinotV22
Arnao, DougV0
Aviles, MikeN22
Badaglicca, NickN224
Bader, Dan0
Babyak, Michael22
Beinert, SteveV279
Braun, Dirk0
Brazeau, Michael0
Brefach, John0
Broeker, ScottN246
Bugg, Michael22
Buggle, Janet0
Butta, RoyV0
Capasso, AugieV224
Capasso, Jean224
Cappuccio, JamesN22
Carr, Mike22
Carlson, Andrew22
Carrubba, DamienN0
Castellano, GeorgeV2810
Cerrato, DominicV22
Chabra, ThomasN246
Cheek, DavidV279
Chen, Wendy22
Chicherchia, Frank0
Chiodo, MichaelN0
Cincotta, Ed0
Coligiuri, LouN22
Copeland, Greg0
Cristello, AnthonyV22913
Cristello, CindyV22
Daouphars, EricN0
Delacruz, JoseV22
DeLacruz, MaxV22
DiBetitto, DannyV0
Ditanico, RogerN22
Dougherty, Mike44
Dupont, TedN22
Dyon, John44
Eisenberg, SteveN0
Erven, ChrisV2226
Erven, JeffV224
Farrarese, Frank0
Findlay, BrittN22
Findlay, DuncanN22
Fisher, Gillion0
Fitzsimmons, KevinV2911
Foster, JimV22
Foster, KathyV0
Fox, Ross0
French, StuartV0
Freund, Bob22
Gallagher, Rory0
Gange, Mike0
Garcia, SantiN22
Gardiner, Tom0
Garrison, John44
Giannikos, ChristosN224
Goeckel, LisaN224
Good, Mark0
Goodman, Frank55
Guido, ChristopherV0
Gutierrez, L22
Haenar, Mike0
Hand, Bill22
Hancock, KnuteN224
Harris, Bill0
Hays, BruceV22
Hays, EllenV268
Heitmann, BillV0
Henuset, RobertV224
Heuricles, GregV0
Hirsch, Greg0
Hubbel, William0
Jack, Ken0
Kane, AkemiV224
Kanzler,Owen0
Kast, Chris0
Kille, Tom22
Kim, David22
King, HubertN0
Klushspier, Christine22
Kokinis, JenN0
Kokinis, John22
Korossy, JohnN0
Koupf, Gary22
Kovacs, mark22
Kraus, Kevin22
Krieg, BillV279
Kroeger, SteveV224
Lecomte, Mathieu0
Lennon, CharlesV22
Levy, Ed0
Li, Joe22
Liu, James22
Lopez, FernandoN0
Loucopolos, TomN222
Madrid, Griselda0
Malik, RogerV22
Majewski, Paul22
Manna, JerryV22913
Margaritondo, AnthonyN22
Marano, RalphN66
Marsillo, John0
McFadyen, JeffV22
McFarland, Michael0
McRoberts, John0
Merkel, Ken0
Miguel, RonN22
Miliano, DomV222
Miller, JeffV0
Miller, ScotV0
Miller, TomV0
Minks, Christopher22
Minard, BillN0
Minko, BillN22
Minks, ChristopherN0
Montalbanno, Greg22
Morrissey, MarkN0
Neuwirth, PhilV22
Nikolic, Nick22
Nix, Don22
Nouel, Jake22
O’Neill, Joseph22
Pandiscia, Michael0
Patel, AnkurN22
Patel, SahilN22
Paterson, Wayne0
Polasek, Pete0
Pulice, PeterN55
Rafeld, DougN22
Reid, TimV0
Reno, SalN22
Rice, SteveN66
RoscoeN22
Rudolph, BobN22
Samsel, NancyV0
Samsel, RudyV224
Saunders, JeffN22
Schraft, BillV22
Sedek, Michael0
Sepe, AndrewN0
Sgaramella, MichaelN22
Sherman, Mark0
Simon, Joe0
Sims, BobN0
Slates, JonN0
Sliwa, WalterV22
Solomon, ArnoldV22711
Spinelli, SteveN66
Stern, PhilV22
Stockton, KeithN0
Squilla, Dennis66
Tafro, AlN0
Thompson, Kevin44
Timmers, Rick22
Toto, Dominic0
Tully, HankN22
Turner, James0
Tyras, PeterV0
Vamderbeck, Bill0
Velez, John22
Vinci, Jim0
Vollneuth, Jim22
Volpi, Mike44
Warshaw, David22
Wartel, AnthonyN22
Whelan, Ian22
Whited, BillV0
Yarashefski, RonN224
Zadov, Russ44
Zeh, StewartV0

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Concours General Information

About Concours

Concours is an activity in which the beauty and cleanliness of your Porsche is judged and scored. Judges with incredible knowledge and familiarity of Porsches inspect the competing cars. They look in places that you don’t even know exist! There is no better way to learn the details and proper maintenance of your Porsche appearance than to prep it for a competitive Concours. If this type of preparation seems daunting for you, join in as a spectator or event helper – guaranteed you’ll see some beautiful Porsches!

Tips and techniques gleaned from our Concours workshops is of benefit to your daily drivers, as well.

Any questions?…concours@nnjr-pca.com.

Concours FAQs

  • Why do we enjoy and go through so much work to prepare our Porsches?
    • Concours event preparation
    • Personal pride
    • Preservation of our investment
    • Preparation for resale
    • Discovery of worn or damaged parts

Full preparation for an NNJR Concours involves detailing, cleaning, prepping, dressing, touch-up of paint chips, and replacement of worn or damaged parts to produce a car that is both clean and presents its self well.

This depends on several factors.

  • Whether or not the Porsche is regularly garaged or exposed to the elements.
  • Use of automated car washes (it is highly recommended you avoid these).
  • Paint colors sensitive to sun exposure (e.g. red).
  • Hardness and durability of the wax or sealant.

The full process can take twelve or more hours depending on factors such as the most recent cleaning, whether the car is a daily driver, and whether it is garaged. A thorough cleaning will help to make your car competitive, and score reasonably well at any Porsche Club Concours d’Elegance.

  1. Avoid circular motions when washing, polishing, and waxing – strive to work in front-to-back strokes in keeping with natural air and water flow over the car’s surface.
  2. The goal is to remove dirt through cleaning before any final dressing is applied.
  3. Work in the correct order – start with the gentlest possible treatment when dealing with problem areas. Work your way up to the strongest/harshest materials only as needed, and always make sure the material you’re using won’t cause damage.
  4. Use your sense of touch to detect contaminants.
  5. Always check the area you are are working on by looking at it from several angles to make sure you’ve dealt with all the defects you found in your initial inspection. If possible, do this under a sunlit sky, since concours judging usually occurs outdoors under natural light.
  6. Do not over-clean or strip areas beyond OEM grading expectations
  7. Always wear soft clothes, and remove personal jewelry. Ladies with long hair should tie it up in ponytail for safety.
  8. When detailing the interior, start from the top and work down saving the vacuuming of the carpets until last.

No, you do not have to enter to attend. A Concours is not only a great way to socialize with other Porsche owners, but also a great way to see some of the most beautiful, best preserved, best maintained Porsches in the NNJR region. Often concours are held at scenic or interesting venues, adding to the overall ambiance. For concours competitors, these events serve as a fun way for like-minded folks to exchange information, cleaning tips, and more. Our region has a reputation for competing successfully at the highest levels of Concours competition and this is in large part due to the experience gained by our members in competition locally.