Coronavirus claims another event; this one was scheduled for May 30–31.
Don’t wait to enter your die cast car in the Isolation Island Concours d’Elegance
For anyone who has ever wished they owned a model car worthy to be shown on the 18th fairway of a prestigious golf course, it’s time to get off the couch and act. Now. Time is running out to enter the Isolation Island Concours d’Elegance, a Facebook concours for diecast/resin model cars that will be judged by actual top tier concours judges.
Entry deadline is Thursday, April 9 at 5 p.m. Eastern time, when judging will begin. Hagerty CEO McKeel Hagerty is one of the judges. Winners will receive a trophy, just like at a real concours. An awards presentation will be held via Zoom.
1A. European Classics 1915–48
1B. American Classics 1915–48
2. Porsche 911 air-cooled 1963–89
3. Alfa Romeo
4. Mercedes SL 1952–89
5. Jaguar 1948–74
6. Aston Martin 1956–67
7. Ferrari 1948–73
8. Chevrolet Corvette
9. American Customs: Hot rods customs, street rods
10E. Open Wheel
11. Misfit Toys:
These are the cars you cannot believe anyone ever made a die cast for. Think Renault Fuego or Ford Pinto (yes, these do exist).
How to enter
Find the specific post on the page for your specific class and make a comment within the post for that class and NOT on the Concours main page. Add photos (as many as you would like) as comments to your comment. Facebook allows only one photo per comment; doing this keeps your cars pictures together. Also, Facebook does not like multiple megabyte pics so 1 meg or less seems to work best.
- You are limited to a SINGLE CAR submission per person. That does not mean one car per class, it means ONE CAR PER EVENT.
- Before you post your car, check the previous submissions to be sure you are not posting the same make, model, and color car as someone else. Only one car model in a color is allowed in each class. For example, the first person to post a silver 300 SL Gullwing is the only one allowed to enter that model, regardless if it was made by a different die cast company. However, if your car wears a different racing livery—say, a silver 1955 Le Mans 300 SL and another is a silver Carrera Panamerica-liveried 300 SL, that is acceptable.
- Cars must be in 1/43, 1/24, or 1/18 scale. Please no 1/64 or smaller.
- Price limit: To help make this inclusive to as many as possible, the maximum allowable price paid for a car is $350. It is important to know that just like every concours, the most expensive car is not in any way a sure winner.
- Photos: When making a submission, 4–6 pictures are required. Take photos from different angles; iPhone photos are perfectly acceptable. If your car has a nice interior, please include that as well. Get as creative as you would like. Please keep in mind that we are using FRENCH RULES, so we will not be judging engine compartments. If you want to show the engine, please do, but it will not affect judging. Please work to clean your car, just as you would for an actual show. A little quick detail and a microfiber go a long way.
- Each class is limited to a total of 25 cars. Cars entered after that number is reached will not be included, so please take the time to count the cars in a class before entering.
- Tell the story in your post. Just like a real concours, tell us the story of how this car came into your possession, why you like it, and what it means to you. This can affect judging.
- Please give something back. We ask that you to make a small donation to a community food bank or to a first-responders charity in your area. This is on the honor system, as entries are likely to come from all over the world. If you can only give a dollar, please give a dollar. Also please call out the charity you gave to when you post your entry.