2023 Concours D’Elegance and Show And Shine
presented by Porsche Centre Oakville
Sunday, Aug. 27, 2023 | Firemen’s Park, Niagara Falls
THE PORSCHE GATHERING OF THE SEASON – DON’T MISS IT!
The UCR Concours d’Élégance and Show & Shine event is once again on the calendar to be held at the beautiful Firemen’s Park in Niagara Falls, on Sunday, August 27, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm.
This gorgeous venue has been a favourite for two UCR Concours events now. It features a picturesque landscape, complete with beautiful mature trees; the perfect backdrop to show off our beloved cars! It is also very easy to get to, just off the QEW, only 1:25 hrs. from Toronto City Hall and, at the same time, in a great destination area. You could even plan for this event to be part of a great long weekend getaway but be sure to book your accommodations in the area right away!
GREAT PEOPLE, GORGEOUS CARS, BEAUTIFUL GROUNDS
The Concours will have a low entry fee of only $25.00 per car for the participation in the peer-judged Show & Shine category. Also, back by popular demand, is the Full-Concours category to be judged by an expert panel. The entry fee for this will be $45.00, which includes the general entry fee to the event. Spectators are welcome free of charge to take in the UCR Concours but we urge you to enter your Porsche and take part in the fun! ALL participants will leave the event as winners, with a beautiful memento and a goodie bag to take home.
DON’T BE SHY – THIS IS NOT JUST FOR GARAGE QUEENS
All Porsche models are welcome, from the 356 to the Taycan, and will be divided into 26 separate classes for Peer-Judging. The Full-Concours cars will be divided into nine classes, according to what Porsche classifies as Classics, which ends with the Boxster (2012), early Cayenne (2010) and the 996 and 997 models (2009). Also welcome are Special Interest and Competition Porsche cars. We will even accept the slightly beaten and blemished if they are honest and true to their origin and will have a special trophy for the best of these as well! However, we will not accept replica cars or other makes into the event.
To make for a very smooth start to the Concours, we will offer pre-registration and the show will be limited to 200 total entries. Please see the sidebar for details and enter as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
DETAILS OF THE SHOW
On the day, simply arrive by 9:00 am, have your car guided to its spot on the field by the volunteers, park it and wander over to registration to pick up your entry package. There will be Peer-Judging, with “Winners” and “Runners-up” in each of the 26 classes, and trophies awarded, plus we will have a People’s Choice Award Trophy, as selected by all participants and spectators, plus other special awards as well. Additionally, the Full-Concours cars will also compete for Winner and Runner-Up trophies in each of their nine classes, plus a Judges’ Choice Trophy, awarded by our Presenting Sponsor, Porsche Centre Oakville. The Full-Concours category will be completely separated from the Show & Shine this year, so you can only opt to be in one or the other and aim to win a trophy in only one of the two categories. This will avoid having one car gathering up all of the top trophies of the event.
FUN, FUN, FUN
This is a fun family event in a very relaxed setting, and a time to catch up with old and new Porsche friends and speak our common language: Porsche. There will be catering on hand to keep us happy and fed from breakfast through lunch, there will be a refreshment patio, plus other quality amenities provided by the park.
So get ready to shine up your baby for August 27 and follow the updates in the regular UCR email blasts and on the UCR website for additional details as they unfold.
We’ll see you at THE Porsche Gathering of the Season!
For further inquiries about the event, please contact event co-chairs, Kye Wankum at firstname.lastname@example.org or Michael Pohlmann at email@example.com
MARK THE DATE! REGISTRATION OPENS ON SUNDAY, JULY 30 at 10 P.M.
Due to the popular demand for this event and to ease the registration process on the morning of, the organizers have planned for pre-registration for the UCR Concours Event again this year.
Registration will be cut off at a total of 200 entries. There will be no cars that haven’t been preregistered accepted at the gate on the day of the event. Registration opens at 10:00 pm on Sunday, July 30, with further details to be published in future UCR Email Blasts, on UCR Social Media, and on the UCR Website.
Click here to register!