The ‘Concours d’Elegance’
This is a fun event and the winner takes home home the coveted original ‘Longford Vintage Tractor Spares‘ perpetual trophy. The winners in each category will also receive a prize to take home with them.
Details of the Competition
Best 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.
Best 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 (Pre Brexit).
Peoples Choice: Any bike, anything goes, the people vote!
Keeper of the Flame: Steel bike of any age that our judges think best reflects the ethos of OldVelos (This award is sponsored by Donard Bikes )
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.
The video below, we think, captures the essence of the event:-
The 2018 Concours d’ Elegance:-
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
To enter please fill out the form below: