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T H E 3 8 T H D E U T S C H E M A R Q U E C O N C O U R S D ' E L E G A N C E
removal.
Each time I prepare for a
Deutsche Marque event, I take my
cleaning further than the year
before. During each waxing, I
remove the headlamps and tail
lamps assemblies along with the
tags, to ensure there is no dirt or
wax residue under or in the seams.
Each year I replace parts to improve
the appearance and presentation.
Things like headlamp assemblies
(got chips? then it has to go), fog
lamp assemblies, weather stripping,
underhood pad, etc. It's the little
things that make cars shine.
It takes me approximately 30
hours to get my M5 ready for a
concours event, and that's if I'm
starting with a car that is totally
clean and detailed to begin with.
To prepare a daily driver, which my
wife did this year with her 1998
528i, it was a massive effort of
seven days. Three to nine hours
each day to get the body, interior,
under hood, trunk, and wheels and
■ (From the Left) Doug Dolan's 2002 Z8. Jeff Latka's 2020 M550i.
tires ready for a clipboard judge's
review on automotive detailing at
the Q-tip level.
The morning of the event, it is
a 20-mile white-knuckle drive,
putting down the backroads to the
fields in Lorton. Keeping an eye out
for gum on the road, puddles, yard
clippings, drivers who are sleepy
and coffee deprived, birds with a
full belly, and other items that could
ruin a perfectly dust-free, clean car.
Upon arrival at the event's
venue, you get the 1.5 hours to reclean
wheels, rocker panels, and
deck lids of all the dust you did not
see while driving down the road.
Oh, and you get to re-detail the
pedals, since your shoes had dirt
on them that you did not see until
you removed the cloth towels in the
foot wells that were there to prevent
all that from happening. You also
get to see the areas where you
thought were so perfect beforehand,
being not so perfect in the sun.
The mad rush is on before the call
of " RAGS DOWN " is announced.
Wait, is that a spot in the corner of
the rear window? Ugggg!
Now you get to sit down, enjoy
the event, answer questions of
attendees and their guests, and
watch the judges pour over your car
looking for what you missed.
Here are the results for the 38th Annual Deutsche Marque Concours d'Elegance:
Classic - Michael Balling, 1979 320i - 160.0 points
2002 - Mike DiAndrea, 1974 2002tii - 169.0
1980s - Fred Zell, 1988 M6 - 151.8
1990s - Jared Reed, 1995 M3 - 167.8
2000s - First - Stephen Di Giulian, 2002 M5 - 172.2
- Second - Heidi Gundlach, 1998 528i - 169.1
- Third - Doug Dolan, 2002 Z8 - 165.9
Meister class - Mark Elie, 2003 M5 - 169.2
People's Choice - Jeff Latka, 2020 M550i
Judges' Choice - Son Pham, 2007 M6 convertible, Neiman Marcus edition
Best of Marque - Stephen Di Giulian, 2002 M5 - 172.2 points
Judges:
Paul Gentile, Tom Kapikian, James Laws, John McWilliams, Donald Noveau, Matt Oleksiak, Brad Will
Sponsors:
Dent Group of VA - Richie and Courtney Powell, D and V Autobody Masters - Kevin Maharaj,
Reflections Auto Salon - Brad Will
■ (From the Left) Son Pham's 2007 M6 convertible, Neiman Marcus edition. Clean BMWs as far as the eye can see.
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