Concours Judging School

Saturday, July 21, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Autobahn Motors
700 Island Parkway
Sam Mazzola
(415) 722-2946

MBCA Concours Judging School -- July 2018

What: Judging School for MBCA Concours d’Elegance

When: Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Where: Autobahn Motors, 700 Island Parkway, Belmont, CA

Cost: $25 per person for judging supplies and lunch

Members who appreciate the fine design and excellent engineering of an automobile are invited to attend an MBCA Judging School offered in Belmont. This school will provide you with the latest details about how we judge our Mercedes-Benz vehicles in an MBCA car show. Whether you are a judge who has already been trained and want a refresher course or are interested in becoming a judge for the first time, this course will prepare you to judge classic (show class) and contemporary (street class) Mercedes-Benz automobiles.

A SPECIAL NOTE TO FIRST TIME JUDGES: We will coach you, support you, and assign you to work with experienced judges while you build your own skills. This will let you experience the joy of assessing the cleanliness, condition, and originality of fine Mercedes-Benz automobiles. It’s not all technical either, as we judge interiors and exteriors in addition to the engine and chassis. So, you can participate without being a gearhead. In other words, all are invited to join us. We also have fun as a team working together and we help other members learn what they can do to improve their own Mercedes-Benz automobile for the next car show.

There’s one major MBCA Concours d’Elegance coming up this summer: Legends of the Autobahn in Monterey (August 24, 2018). Trained judges are invited to judge at this show and any others where Mercedes-Benz is the featured marque and MBCA provides the judges.

At our Judging School we first learn about judging (PowerPoint presentation and Judge’s Guide), then we practice hands-on judging, and finally, we gather back in the training room to discuss the experience, ask questions, and fine-tune our understandings about being a judge.

We are looking for 2 or 3 vehicles to be used during the hands-on judging portion of the class. If you own an older/classic Mercedes-Benz and would like to volunteer your automobile to be judged during the class, please let us know when you register for the class or contact Sam Mazzola at [email protected].

We will start assembling at 9:45 a.m. to check-in; Judging School starts promptly at 10:00 a.m.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Sam Mazzola at [email protected] or (415) 722-2946.