After careful consideration of the factors, including Government and Public Health guidance and with the safety of everyone involved being of paramount importance, it is with much regret that due to the current situation, the National Concours 2020 has been cancelled.
The event was due to be held at Stone Manor in Kidderminster on Sunday 16th August.
My sincere apologies to all who were looking forward to it; the National Concours really has become an event to look forward to with many members using it as the perfect opportunity to catch up with friends and acquaintances, whilst at the same time taking part in a very enjoyable event.
Options for next year are already being considered with the intention of making our National Concours bigger and better than ever in 2021, offering everyone in the Club a clear opportunity to take part.
We have an inclusive approach to Concours – this means that any member can join in whatever BMW, ALPINA or Mini they drive, and everyone will be made to feel welcome and be recognised for their efforts in preparing their car for the event. As such, we have a solid approach in place which provides a great foundation for our Concours events - in other words, we are extremely well placed to make decisions about venues, dates etc. as the running of events is well established.
You may have seen our Concours 2020 Project on the Club’s YouTube channel where we are taking an E88 120i Convertible and covering the wide range of valeting and detailing tasks we are taking to bring it up to a standard to be entered into a Regional Concours event. This series of videos has paused for now due to social distancing measures, however, we will be taking this up again as soon as possible as a way of promoting Concours to all Club members by demonstrating how you too can get involved. This will involve a trip to the Meguiar’s HQ to capture some good tips and footage which I am sure will be of interest to you!
So, once again, please accept my apologies; I am especially disappointed this year after all the work that went into making the arrangements. However, 2021 here we come!
If you have any ideas or feedback that you would like to discuss in respect of any aspect of Concours, please do not hesitate to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.