Club Meeting – Concours Prep 6-14-23

June 14, 2023 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Gibson House
535 E Main St
Marlton, NJ 08053

Preparing your car for Concours judging requires meticulous attention to detail and careful planning. We’ll be sharing some tips to help you get your car in top-notch condition:

1. Thorough Cleaning: Start by giving your car a comprehensive cleaning, both inside and out. Use high-quality cleaning products and pay close attention to every nook and cranny.

2. Paint Correction: If necessary, perform paint correction to remove any imperfections, swirl marks, or scratches. Polish the paint to achieve a flawless, high-gloss finish.

3. Detailing the Interior: Clean and detail the interior, including the dashboard, seats, carpets, and trim. Pay attention to every detail and ensure a spotless and well-presented cabin.

4. Engine Bay Detailing: Give your engine bay a thorough cleaning, removing any dust, grime, or oil residue. Polish and protect metal surfaces, and ensure all components are clean and in proper working order.

5. Wheels and Tires: Clean and polish your wheels to a mirror-like shine. Ensure your tires are properly cleaned and dressed for a sleek and uniform appearance.

6. Undercarriage Inspection: Carefully inspect the undercarriage for any signs of damage, rust, or leaks. Clean and protect vulnerable areas to maintain a pristine look.

7. Fluids and Maintenance: Check all fluid levels and top them off as needed. Conduct routine maintenance, such as oil changes, filter replacements, and belt inspections, to ensure optimal performance.

8. Documentation and Records: Gather all relevant documentation, service records, and history of your car. Present these documents in an organized and easily accessible manner for the judges’ review.

9. Fine Detailing: Pay attention to small details such as emblems, badges, chrome accents, and trim pieces. Polish them to perfection and ensure they are correctly aligned and in excellent condition.

10. Practice Presentation: Practice presenting your car to judges, paying attention to your posture, knowledge about the vehicle, and ability to highlight its unique features and history.

By following these tips and dedicating ample time and effort to prepare your car, you increase your chances of impressing the Concours judges and achieving a successful outcome.