30th Annual Deutsche Marque Concours

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Nottoway Park

9601 Courthouse Road, Vienna, VA 22181

(View registration form in .pdf format)

Sunday, May 5th will mark the 30th time that PCA Potomac has gathered with our friends from the National Capitol Chapter of the BMW Club and the Washington Section of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America for this terrific show. This great tradition, which began on the grounds of the German Embassy in 1983, was originally limited to 45 cars – 15 from each marque. Moreover, the wine and cheese reception hosted by the German Ambassador was limited to 50 participants. In subsequent years, the rules gradually changed due to the event’s popularity and the Embassy’s limited space. So the show moved to larger venues, including Woodlawn Plantation, but ultimately ended up at Nottoway Park in Vienna, Virginia, where we will meet again this year.

We have some changes planned to mark this special year. For example, entrant’s cars from the three clubs will be interspersed, allowing visitors the opportunity to see more of the fabulous cars all displayed together, rather than in three separate areas as in the past. However, as is customary, each club will still organize its own judging. The Porsche show will again be a “top-only” concours – meaning that scoring of the “formally judged” cars will be based on cleanliness and overall appearance of exterior, interior, engine and trunk compartments. No one will be checking fender wells or undercarriage. There will also be a Wash & Shine (People’s Choice) category, so there is no excuse for not entering.

In addition, a “car corral” will be located along the park entrance for spectator Porsches, BMWs and Mercedes owners who do not want to display their cars on the main field for judging; however, car corral space will be limited. We also anticipate having more vendors this year.

As has been our tradition, the very classy trophies will be presented at the “wine, beer, soda & cheese” reception at about 3:00 pm in the garden of the adjacent Hunter House. The PCA registration fee for this event is $30.00 per car, regardless of class. The registration fee includes one (1) ticket to the reception and additional tickets are available at $10.00 each. Children under 12 years old attend free. There is no charge for spectators.

This long-standing tradition continues to be the Washington, DC area’s premier German-marque car show that no loyal Porsche owner would want to miss. So mark your calendars for this annual rite of spring for German car fans. The RAIN DATE is Sunday, MAY 19th.

Event Schedule
  • 8:30 AM Field opens to show participants for placement onto the field.
  • 9:00 AM General admission begins.
  • 10:00 AM All cars whose owners wish them to be judged must be registered, and cars placed on the field. If you would like to be judged, PLEASE have your car on the field by 10:00 AM. We do our best to judge everyone consistently and fairly and can do this best if we have sufficient time.
  • 10:30 AM Judging begins.
  • 3:00 – 4:00 PM Wine and Cheese Reception

In order to allow us to plan appropriately for the number of guests, please register in advance. Print the registration form and mail to:

Ron Davis

8508 Browning Ct.

Annandale, Va. 22003.

Make checks payable to “PCA Potomac”

If you have any questions, contact Ron Davis at
concours@pcapotomac.org or (703) 409-0513