OVC Overview

The ‘OldVelos  Vintage Classic’ and ‘Concours d’Elegance’ is an opportunity for enthusiasts to show and compare their prized and also spend time cycling with other like minded people.  The ‘Concours de Elegance’  in a fun event and the winner takes home home the coveted original ‘Longford Vintage Tractor Spares‘ perpetual trophy. The winners in each category will receive a metal Oldvelos printed sign (in the fashion of the old style enamel advertising signs) similar to the one below.

 

 

Category criteria

Original: The paint, decals and any chrome must be original. The components can be original or period correct replacements. Wear and tear items (tyres, brake pads, bar tape, cables and cable housings) are allowed but should be similar to the originals.

Restored: The frame has been repainted and/or re-chromed with new decals. The components can be original or period correct replacements. Wear and tear items (tyres, brake pads, bar tape, cables and cable housings) are allowed but should be similar to the originals.

Best French: Highest scoring French marque.

Best Dutch & Belgian: Highest scoring Dutch or Belgian marque.

Best Italian: Highest scoring Italian marque.

Best UK & Ireland: Highest scoring UK & Ireland marque.

People Choice: Any bike, anything goes, the people vote!

Best Neo-retro: Any vintage bike customized with new parts, etc

 

The judging has a strong subjective element. So as long as nobody takes this too seriously (for instance no appeals of judge’s decisions are allowed) and everyone comes to enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded enthusiasts, this event will be a success.

 

All entries are marked out of a total score of 100. Points will be awarded as follows with deductions for any flaws, incorrect components, errors etc.

 

Frame paint and finish: 25 points

Component finish: 25 points

Period correctness: 25 points

Mechanical condition: 25 points