EARLY Registration is now closed. Registration will still be available in-person Sunday morning.
Join us for the 32nd Annual BMW Seattle Concours d'Elegance & Heritage Picnic at Cedar River Park. The show, along with music, arts & crafts and many other family activities will all be part of the IKEA Renton River Days festival annual event. So mark your calendar for Sunday, July 29th and come out and be part of the history and beauty that make up the heritage of BMW. This will be a special day for BMW enthusiasts of all levels to come together and enjoy each other’s camaraderie and a fine display of cars. This is a no cost event for spectators.
Early discounted registration is now open at www.motorsportsreg.com or mail-in registration can also be used.
The entire lineage of the 6 Series will be honored at this year’s show. Whether it’s the classic E9 to the newly released F13 as part of the Feature Car line-up, or the 327 to the 2000 Fabulous Vintage collection, all these gems will take center lawn as part of the BMW 6 Series Lineage.
There will be two classes to choose from. A Judged Class with beautifully etched glass trophies, and a non-competitive Display Class. Both classes will be eligible for the coveted People’s Choice Award.
Cars are judged in three major areas: exterior, interior (including trunk) and engine bay. The underside of the car is not judged. A three-member team whose independent results are then totaled to determine a score for each judged entry. This process is designed to be as fair and objective as possible. For class competition there are bonus points for mileage, which evens out the competition for high versus low mileage cars.
Taking the top BMW from each class, and lining them up for a final review by a 3-judge team determines the Best in Show Award, presented by BMW Seattle. Previous scores are not considered as the judges choose the cleanest, most dazzling BMW on the lawn. Cars are judge on cleanliness and condition only, and not on originality.
To participate in the judged class, Club membership is required in either BMW CCA, BMW ACA or Canadian BMW CCBC. BMW CCA membership will also be available in person the day of the show.
The Display Class is a terrific way to take part in the show for those who choose not to compete but want to show off their pride & joy. Just clean it up a bit, and you’re good to go! Both judged and display class cars will be parked together according to class category.
A Special Thanks goes to our Premiere Sponsor, BMW Seattle. Without their very generous contributions year after year, the show wouldn’t be possible. Be sure to check out their display during the show.
Also, we want to thank Griot’s Garage and South Lake European for their generous contributions to the show.
We’ll have a tent with activities for the kids to enjoy throughout the day. Not only is the Henry Moses Water Park directly next door, but the IKEA Renton River Days Festival will have several other activities nearby for the family to enjoy.
All the fun of this event requires many volunteers to spend a small amount of time helping out before, during and/or afterwards to make this event a success. Help is needed with administrative, set-up, parking, check-in, judging, children’s tent assistances, clean-up and several other activities. We would love to have you help out with the fun. Please contact Steve Questad at 206-380-7276 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
The Bistro Box, specializing in gourmet street food, will once again be on-hand providing a delicious choice of meals, snacks, and refreshments during the show.
9:30 Begin check in and parking of Judged and Display BMWs
11:00 All Judged and Display BMWs checked in
11:30 Judging Begins, all hands off Judged BMWs
2:30 Awards and Raffles to follow (time approximate)
Cedar River Park
Just East of I-405 in Renton
1717 Maple Valley Highway Renton 98057
Coming from the South
Take I-405 northbound to Exit #4 (Maple Valley-Enumclaw). This exit will divide, take the first exit to Maple Valley-Enumclaw (South 169). Turn right at the stop sign at the end of the ramp. At the second light, turn right into the park and follow the posted signs.
Coming from the North
Take I-405 southbound to Exit #4 (Renton-Enumclaw). Go through the first stop light and turn left on Maple Valley Highway (South 169). This will take you under I-405. At the second light, turn right into the park and follow the posted signs.