Bodacious Benz VTC event from the SMC

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 8:00am to Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 10:00pm
Instagram - ET
Online
Virtual
Social Media Committee

The Mercedes-Benz Club of America Social Media Committee is excited to host the Bodacious Benz virtual car show with this month’s theme: The Golden Hour. We want to see your Benz at the peak hour of the day - the golden hour - when the sky looks like it was handpainted just for that one moment! It’s free to enter and open to all Mercedes-Benz owners!

WHEN
Date: June 26th, 27th and 28th
Entry Submission: 8am ET June 26th - 10pm ET
Voting: June 27th, 12pm ET - 10pm ET on MBCA’s Instagram Page
Best in Show Voting: June 28th, 12pm ET - 10PM on MBCA’s Instagram Page

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
On Instagram - Post your favorite photos of your personal Mercedes-Benz to your instagram page. Please include photos of the full body exterior, the interior and the engine bay. Bonus if you post a photo of your car featuring this month’s theme - photo taken of your Mercedes-Benz in the golden hour! Photos must be high resolution quality as they could appear in an upcoming edition of The Star® magazine! Please include the make, model and year of your Mercedes-Benz along with any additional information - Euro, NAM, etc. Provide us in the comments of the photo if there is any unique or important details, history and/or provenance as it will be taken into account when selecting contenders! Also provide any details if your Mercedes-Benz has been modified. If you are a current MBCA member, tell us and what section you are with. Unfortunately, any winning VEHICLES from previous MBCA virtual shows (from that year) will not be eligible to win in this show season. All entries must follow the tagging and hashtagging guidelines. 

Tagging & Hashtagging
Tag @Mercedesbenzclubofamerica
#thegoldenhour
#bodaciousbenzjune

Must also hashtag whichever category you are submitting your car for, pick whichever applies:
#bbjclassics
#bbjyoungtimers
#bbjmodern
#bbjgoldenhour
#bbjhighrollers

The MBCA Social Media Committee will select TWO Mercedes-Benz in each category. The top two vehicles will then be posted into our stories section on our MBCA instagram page on June 27th at 12pm ET. To cast your vote, click on the MBCA stories (once they are live), follow the prompts and tap which vehicle you think should win! Once the voting has closed at 10pm ET on June 27th, all the winners from each category will compete for Best in Show. Voting for Best in Show will be live on June 28th at 12pm ET, again in the MBCA stories on Instagram. Follow the prompts to vote for who you think should be the June Best in Show winner! All winners from each category, along with the Best in Show winner, will be announced on June 29th! If your car has been selected as a finalist, check your instagram DMs (direct messages) for further details from the MBCA SMC team!

THE SHOW CATEGORIES
The MBCA Social Media Committee is mixing up the categories this time to feature different cars each month. Each month we will rotate between different vehicles narrowed down by our team. If you see that your car isn’t one that is being featured this month, no need to worry! You can always participate in the THEME category of the month - this month is The Golden Hour. June’s categories this month are:
 

Roadsters & Cabrios, Classics (w121, w198, w113, r107 & older)
#bbjclassics

Roadsters & Cabrios, Youngtimers (r129, w208, r171, r230, r170)
#bbjyoungtimers

Roadsters & Cabrios, Modern (r231, r172, etc and newer)
#bbjmodern

The Golden Hour Theme (Any Mercedes-Benz that has a sunrise or sunset theme in the background of the image)
#bbjgoldenhour

Highrollers (any car considered a supercar, 12 cylinder, AMG and/or priceless classic)
#bbjhighrollers

PRIZES
Prizes for this month’s winners will include a feature post on the Mercedes-Benz Club of America’s Instagram and Facebook pages highlighting the car and the winner of that category! They will also be included in an upcoming article of The Star® magazine highlighting the June Virtual Car Show! The Best in Show winner will receive a free one year membership to MBCA!!! They will also receive a personalized custom 3D printed 190SL star trophy designed, printed and donated by Chris Olsen of Performance ASC.

Best of luck to all of you and we look forward to seeing all the entries!

-The Mercedes-Benz Club of America Social Media Committee

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