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Old 22nd October 2012, 02:52 AM
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I decided, as I do each year, to attend this year's concours. Again held in Parramatta Park, but in a different location, there was a huge amount of space in which to display the cars - the whole area was well used in which the cars were displayed, and the only criticism I have relates to lack of shade. It was quite hot, and there was not a single tree anywhere within cooee.







I can't be quite sure, but I do think that numbers may have been down a little this year. 116s were fairly thin on the ground, as per picture, and one of the participants left well before the announcement of results.



There were also some nice 126s about, including Tim's, but again they were down in numbers. Tim's car looked nice, with shiny black exhaust tips (!), but he did have stiff competition.



As for myself, on account of the heat and also my partial disability, I decided to stay put next to Gleaming Beauty, as per picture. The heat was quite intense, but a couple of stubbies helped to dissipate the conditions to some degree. In a way, it was a good spot as there were a number of people that came up and shared time with me, and made themselves known. Curiously, a couple came from Melbourne and Victoria, with a host of desirable cars in their keep, including two 6.9s and a 6.3, as well as E55 AMGs. Those were simply delightful, and one couple really took a liking to GB - even with the two tone paint job and non-standard rims. I must admit I liked GB on the day - she looked quite resplendent both inside and out. This is the radio/ash tray and gearbox tunnel area - I do think it looks the part.



I also spent quite some time with Tim discussing matters pertaining to TK - I find him quite delightful and pleasing to talk to. Anyway, here is also a pic of my pride and joy.....



All in all, a quite pleasant day - sorry to say, but some of the TK clan couldn't make it on the day, but that's how it goes. Regards Styria
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Old 22nd October 2012, 03:02 AM
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Just to draw a bit of a comparison between here and there......I also believe, in comparison, the Melbourne event is huge. Apparently they had about 180 cars taking part.

http://www.topklasse.net.au/forums/s...ead.php?t=2496

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Old 22nd October 2012, 06:39 AM
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Thanks for posting the pics. I had family commitments and couldn't make it. I agree with you about the shade. I think the club needs to find a venue where cars can the displayed in the shade, amongst the trees. Then I might bring my 111 along.
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Old 22nd October 2012, 06:52 AM
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Thanks for the pics Godfather.
I too could not make it on account of my work commitments.

Sad there is no shade.
I guess, if you don't have your own tent, then you cook!

I believe there will be a new Concours director for next year as Matthew indicated he will not continue.

Time will tell.
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Old 22nd October 2012, 08:55 AM
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Great photos from yesterday's Concours Styria.

Good to see and talk to you yesterday Styria.

Lack of shade yesterday was a bit rough but all in all a great day.

Full credit to Matthew Richard and all involved organising the Concours three cheers to you all!

Here are pics I took yesterday enjoy!














More pics to follow of course!
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Old 22nd October 2012, 09:14 AM
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Beautiful AMG machines on display!

The sound of the exhausts from the C63 AMG, G55 AMG and the SLS AMG talk about impressive!









Back to the Classics.





You guessed it more pics to follow shortly.

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Old 22nd October 2012, 09:27 AM
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250SL Pagoda which was outright winner the engine bay is very impressive!







Stunning SL Mercedes on display.








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Disappointing from my perspective was the absence of the older cars. Earliest was a Ponton and not too many of them either and only a couple of Adenauers.
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Over taking your post sorry Styria but the pics are certainly worth seeing.

More pics from the Concours.





"Delilah 2", very nice eyelashes Delilah!




"Delilah 2", even has a TV screen in the boot!



Photos of a bornite 420SE which won Best in Class for the Class 12 judging category a very fine car indeed.





I was talking to the owner of the 420SE his name was Garry a nice bloke good to have another W126 owner in attendance yesterday.

My 300SE Battleship looking impressive if I do say so myself!







Hope you enjoy the photos.

Again Styria I hope have not taken over your post?

Cheers Tim.

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Old 22nd October 2012, 10:31 AM
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Nice photos Tim thanks
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Great photos - and Tim, your car looks wonderful.
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Old 22nd October 2012, 11:14 AM
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Fine looking Finnies and a 350SL and a 300 Adenauer white with red leather interior.















That's enough pics time for lunch!
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Great Pics Tim,

Thanks for posting.

And congratulations on your high score!
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Old 22nd October 2012, 11:28 AM
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Thank you Helmet, Brian and Michel in regards to the photos and the Concours Award.

I missed out on a drive in either the 6.9 or the SL AMG Michel maybe next time.

The photos just indicate the quality of Mercedes on display.

Bring on the 2013 Concours!

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If I want to find out my Concours score results who do I speak to in the Club to get a copy of my results?

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