This year we returned to the Patrick White Lawns as the site of the German Auto Display Day. The location was the site of a temporary gravel carpark in years past so we were concerned about the location. fortunately in the last 12 months the lawns have been restored and we occupied prime real estate looking over the lake.
For the second year we had around 60 cars on display, competing and display on opposite sides of the club tent with the two cars in Champion of Champion class parked at the front. Around 30 cars were judged this year, with a trend towards more modern cars competing.
I would like to thank all members and friends of the ACT Mercedes-Benz Club that volunteered their time to help park the cars in the morning, set-up the tents, take everything down again and of course to judge the entrants.
Special thanks go to the judges who included:
- Chris Righton
- Tom Bush
- Sam Wilson
- Brooke Thorpe
- Graeme Inness
- Richard Jackson
We are usually only in a position to present awards at 3pm, this year we improved on last year and moved this forward to 1.30-2. The judging process progressed smoothly with the judges able to access all required cars in a timely fashion. It may seem obvious that the cars need to be unlocked but many owners having collected their judging sheets and parked for judging then lock the car and wander off. For some reason this was not an issue this year.
I would like to add special thanks to Robert and June Green for sharing their shade with my 4 month old son (also named Robert) and for looking after him while I was collating the scores and presenting the prizes. Next year he should be crawling so he can judge underbodies and Sam can have a rest. I look forward to seeing everyone again next year, take care.