RULES

2018 Eroica Concours d'Elegance 

 

Prerequisite:

a) You must be a registered participant in Eroica California to be eligible to enter. 

b) Entry fee is $25 per bicycle for the Classes 1, 2, 3 and $10 per bicycle for Class 4, the display only category.

c) Entries are limited to 35 bicycles for each Class 1, 2, 3 and 50 bicycles for Class 4. 

d) All bicycles entered in the Concours must be "clean" and presentable.

e) All bicycles entered in the Concours must be ready for judging by 8:45am on Saturday, April 14th and all must in the concours area until the end of the awards ceremony, approximately 2pm on Saturday. Each owner and exhibitor/representative is responsible for their own bicycle(s). 

f) If you choose to leave the area you are forfeiting your right and chance to be chosen as one of the winners. You must notify one of the judges or show staff if you choose to leave the concours area with or without your bicycle(s). 

g) Please be courteous to our judges and volunteers.

h) If you have a formal complaint please submit it in writing and bring it to the attention of Chief Concours judge, Mr. Bob Freitas.

Bicycle Classes and Conditions:

a) Vintage Bicycles for Class 1 and 2 must be Road Racing, Track Racing or Randonneur Bicycles in original condition. No restored or partially restored bicycles are allowed.

b) Components of bicycles in Class 1 & 2 must be original or period correct replacements. 

c) Any restoration to the paint or plating on the bicycles entered in Class 1 and 2 will be judged as non original and subject to point deduction(s). 

d) All bicycles entered in Concours must be in operational condition. This means the tires must be in inflated and the components are in working order. 

e) We will allow the "period correct or period looking" replacement "wearable" parts. (tires, tubes, brake pads) except the bar tape/grips which will be left to the owners discretion. 

This is due to the age of bicycles and safety reasons since some of them will be ridden by the owners. Also some owners may use the original equipment during the concours and choose to swap the wheels and brake pads for riding on Sunday. 

f) Vintage Bicycles for Class 3 must be Road Racing, Track Racing or Randonneur Bicycles in restored condition. 

g) "Restored" means the bicycle may be repainted/plated back to its original state when it was new and components are also replaced or restored to their new condition. 

h) Bicycles entered in Class 4, display only class can be for:

Owners who would like to display their bicycles without it being judged. Or, a newer bicycle that was built after 1987, but it has been built accordance to our rules and regulations. 

This class also can be used by the frame builders who would like to display their newly built bicycles. 

i) For sale signs are strictly prohibited on the bicycle entered in the concours.

If you would like to sell and promote your sale please get a space at swap meet.

Bike Submission: 

Interested parties must fill in the information listed on the concours registration page on our website and include at least 2 clear side view photos of each bicycle with a brief description. If there is a historical significance (race history, prototype, famous owner, etc.) to the bicycle please include it in the description.  A panel of experts will screen the entries. If for some reason your entry is denied you will receive an email from us. Please note: Photos submitted by entrants will become property of Eroica California.

Judging and Judges

a) Judging will be conducted by experts in each field/category. 

b) Two to three judges will form one judging team and each team will judge one class. 

c) A point system will be used. The top three high scoring bicycles in each class will be selected by the judges. 

d) The judges decision is final. 

Concours Awards

a) The first three places from Classes 1, 2 and 3 will receive custom made trophies.   

b) The winners will be notified at the end of the Concours and it will be followed by the award ceremony. 

c) From this group of winners the judges will choose one bicycle as Best of Show and a special trophy will be presented to the owner during the Saturday Pre-Ride Dinner.

d) Best of Bianchi Award

We will have a special Bianchi Award for the best scored vintage Bianchi bicycle from Class 1 and Class 2. It will be presented at the Saturday night dinner by a representative from Bianchi USA. 

Please Note:

For information about bicycles please read our Regulation 6. 

The event organizer will provide the simple bike stand for the entries and our staff will indicate your position on the field.

If you prefer to use your own stand (ground level stand only) you may do so. 

The show area is an outdoor grass field in the park maintained by the city.  

If we have a weather issue on the day of the show we will hold  the show inside the large registration tent.

If you have any questions or comments please contact us via email.

info@eroicacalifornia.com


     
     
  

             
       





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