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Old 04-25-2013, 01:42 AM   #1
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Default Bringing back the Concourse Competition

My favorite part of big R/C Race Events in the past was the Concourse Competition. Recently however the Concourse has all but gone away. Even the world's largest on-road race event, the Snowbirds, had a minuscule showing for the Concourse. With well over 400 participants at the Snowbirds, there were only 14 entries in the Concourse Competition.

I am doing my part to bring back the Concourse by emphasizing this competition in the upcoming U.T.A.C. race. To start with, we are going to follow the most recent set of rules from section 13 of the ROAR Rule Book. See quote below...

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13 CONCOURS RULES
... 13.1 GENERAL
...... 13.1.1 These rules establish a consistent basis for judging cars entered in a Concours d’Elegance competition.

...... 13.1.2 Concours may be divided into two divisions; Best Appearing and Most Authentic. The Best Appearing category is for original designs and workmanship, not copies of full-size cars. The Most Authentic category is for scale representation of full-size racecars. The number of categories and awards is at the discretion of the Race Director.

...... 13.1.3 A committee of three judges should be used to determine the winners. A judge may not have a vehicle entered in the Concours. Each judge shall independently score each vehicle. Each category shall be awarded a maximum of ten points. A perfect vehicle would receive ten points in each category. The cars are scored based upon comparative judging from among all the cars entered. Judges should take into consideration the difficulty of hand painted and hand crafted parts versus store bought decals, stickers, tape, or other items. The highest scoring entry will be the winner, the second highest scoring entry will be awarded second place and so on.

...... 13.1.4 To qualify for an award, trophy winners in the Best Appearing category must race their cars in a main or qualifier following the judging. Any item attached to the body, and used in the determination of a score, must remain on the vehicle. Wings, drivers, and bodies cannot be changed. Motors, tires, rims, and batteries can be changed.

...... 13.1.5 Winning cars are not allowed to compete in another ROAR Concourse event regardless of event level. To ensure this, winning cars should be marked or otherwise identified by the judging Committee and this identification included in the race results of the event.

...... 13.1.6 Suggested Concours scoring sheets are included in Appendix C, on pages C-1 and C-2.

...... 13.1.7 Ties should be broken by choosing the vehicle with the highest point total in a category. The order of selection is: (1) Overall Effect; (2) Detail; (3) Paint; and (4) Body Preparation. For the Most Authentic division, authenticity should be the first tiebreaker, ahead of overall effect.

... 13.2 CATEGORIES FOR BEST APPEARING
...... 13.2.1 Overall Effect::
......... * Does the package blend together well?
......... * Is it visually appealing or gaudy?
......... * Does the paint scheme fit the body style?

...... 13.2.2 Detail:
......... * Are decals neatly trimmed?
......... * Are decals hand painted?
......... * Are decals on straight?
......... * Are decals appropriate to the class?
......... * Is the driver's cockpit fully detailed?
......... * Is the interior painted?

...... 13.2.3 Paint:
......... * Does the paint bleed through in any areas?
......... * Are multiple colors used?
......... * Is it a simple or complicated paint scheme?
......... * Is striping straight?

...... 13.2.4 Body Preparation:
......... * Is it neatly trimmed?
......... * Are the edges sanded and radiused?
......... * Are the wheel openings centered?
......... * Are the modifications made to the body inventive and well done?

... 13.3 CATEGORIES FOR MOST AUTHENTIC
...... 13.3.1 These are the same as the Best Appearing criteria with the addition of one element - authenticity. Entrants in this category must provide photographic evidence of the full-sized vehicle being replicated.

...... 13.3.2 Authenticity:
......... * Are photographic documents included?
......... * How does the entry compare to the documents?
......... * Does the overall package blend well together?
......... * Are there items included, such as wheels, motor, mirrors, antennas, driver, lights, etc., that add to the authenticity?

...... 13.3.3 Vehicles entered in this category must be operational, but do not have to be raced. Operational is defined as being able to operate under its own power and in full control from the transmitter, without direct connection or outside aid.
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