It seems that a digital version of every type of activity is being created to fill the void of in-person events, and the Concours d’ Elegance category is no exception. Some creative minds came together to form what is now known as the Isolation Island Concours d’Elegance. Organizers of the virtual event describe it as a top-tier concours event for die-cast cars that will be judged by an esteemed group of actual concours judges from Amelia Island, Pebble Beach, and other concours events.
In fact, some familiar names are judging the BMW category: our friends Tom Plucinsky, head of product communications at BMW of North America, and Eric Keller, owner of Enthusiasts Auto Group (EAG).
Entries are being considered now. Organizers say that the first event will run for two weeks and then be judged. At that point, all winners will receive a trophy, just like a live concours. There will even be an awards presentation that will be live-streamed.
If you have 1929–2006 BMW die-cast car, head on over to the Isolation Island Concours d’ Elegance Facebook page to submit your entry—but first read the rules! Just like a real concours, there is a specific submission process and a full slate of guidelines that participants must follow.
The virtual concours is all about having fun, of course, but it will also help raise money for charity. Participants are asked to make a donation to their local community food bank or first-responders charity, and mention them when entries are posted.—Chris Hennecy