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Ken Smith’s 1967 Jaguar E-type has recently scored 100 points and took home a first place trophy at the Palos Verdes Concours held at the Botanic Gardens in September of 2010. Congratulations on a well deserved win! Ken Smith is a car collector and a customer of ours. We restored this vehicle for him from start to finish. We have worked very closely with Ken to perfect his Jaguar to the very highest standards. Our combined effort has paid off and we are honored to have been given the opportunity to see the restoration of this Jaguar through to a 100 point victory! This is Ken’s second 100 point win with this E-type, the first being at the April, 2010 Western States Meet in Santa Maria, California. With just one more 100 point score needed, the car is well on its way to being recognized as a National Champion. Ken said that his next show will be Idyllwild, CA in October, 2010.

 

David Levy has recently achieved National Champion status with his 1962 Jaguar E-type Coupe! With the determination and hard work of both David and Classic Showcase he was able to score three 100’s this year! Congratulations David! His next large event will be the 2011 Challenge Championship in Dublin, Ohio. We look forward to hearing of many more success stories of this fabulous early E-type.

 

 

 

Featured Shows & Concours

 

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Spanish Landing Concours

July 18, 2010

San Diego Jaguar Club's 46th Annual Concours d'Elegance was held Sunday, July 18 at beautiful Spanish Landing Park overlooking San Diego Harbor. There were 55 Jaguars on the field and quite a few new members in competition this year which is very refreshing.

 

 

Jaguar Owners Club Concours d'Elegance 2010

at Palos Verdes Botanic Gardens, CA

Septemeber 12, 2010

 

It was a beautiful day and a beautiful setting for the Jaguar Concours on the lawn at the Botanic Gardens of Palos Verdes. There was a nice representation of Jaguars being shown. From the San Diego Jaguar Club, Ken Smith showed his 67 XKE OTS and scored 100 points and took home a first place award for E-types. Jack Rabell also took first place with his 1954 XK120 FHC. Tom Krefetz took first place with his 1959 XK150S FHC and first place with his 1961 Mark 2 Sedan. Richard Darnell showed his 1936/1937 SS Swallow and it was a magnificent car to see. He took home a first place award as well. Congratulations to everyone involved in making this a successful and highly enjoyable event. Thank you to the Jaguar Owner’s Club who proved to be very welcoming and hospitable hosts that ensured a great time was had by all in attendance. We are looking forward to attending again next year.

 

 

Restoration Finish

1966 Jaguar XKE
Series I 4.2 OTS

 

 

Classic Showcase has recently completed the process of restoring this 1966 Jaguar XKE Series I 4.2 OTS to a Show/Driver level. Included in the restoration process the vehicle was stripped to bare metal, placed on a rotisserie, metal finished, leaded, all body parts and chrome were fitted to the car, prepared for primer, sealer, paint, base, clear, color sanded and buffed to a fabulous finish. All systems were gone through and the engine was rebuilt back to factory specifications. The transmission, clutch system and hydraulic system were restored and the car received all new rubber. All brite work has been re-plated. The car has received a complete new custom tailored and fit interior in the correct materials by our upholstery department. A DVD of the restoration process will accompany the vehicle. This Jaguar is a great example to drive, enjoy and compete in shows.

 

1967 Jaguar XKE
Series I 4.2 OTS

 

 

This 1967 Jaguar XKE Series I Roadster is a wonderful car that has completed a comprehensive restoration by Classic Showcase to a Show/Driver level. This is an original survivor E-type with only 36k documented original miles. This was proven by the condition of the components when the vehicle was disassembled. The restoration of this vehicle to a Show/Driver level included the following: The vehicle was fully disassembled and photographed. Body stripped to bare metal, metal worked the body, doors, bonnet and boot, then fitted to the body, epoxy sealed and painted, color sanded and buffed to perfection. It received new rubber, seals, grommets and gaskets, trim and bright work replaced or re-plated. A new proper interior including padding, carpet, panels, dash and leather seats were custom fitted and installed. The top bows were restored and custom fitted with a new convertible top. The engine was re-built to factory specifications matching and calibrated with new pistons as well as the transmission. This vehicle has recently been placed with a new owner. We hope they get as much enjoyment and excitement out of this Jaguar as we did throughout its restoration.

 

1961 Jaguar Mark II
3.8 Sedan

 

 

This 1961 Jaguar Mark II 3.8 Sedan is a wonderful car that has recently completed a comprehensive restoration by Classic Showcase to a Show/Driver level, no expense being spared. This Mark II Sedan is complete with books and records. It is matching numbers and comes with a Heritage Certificate of Authenticity. This restoration included the following: The vehicle was fully disassembled and photographed. Body stripped to bare metal, metal worked the body, doors, bonnet and boot, then fitted to the body, epoxy sealed and painted, color sanded and buffed to perfection. It received new rubber, seals, grommets and gaskets, trim and bright work replaced or re-plated. A new proper interior including padding, carpet, panels, dash and leather seats were custom fitted and installed. The engine was re-built to factory specifications matching and calibrated. It is rare with its power steering and period correct AC that have also been restored. Sound detuning has also been installed to insulate against heat and noise.

 

 

 

Under Restoration

1964 Jaguar XKE
Series I 3.8 OTS

 

 

This Jaguar is currently undergoing a comprehensive and fully documented restoration to a Show/ Driver level by Classic Showcase. It is a numbers matching example with California black plates and comes with a Heritage Certificate of Authenticity. It will be restored in its original color combination of Opalescent Light Blue with Dark Blue interior and a Dark Blue cloth convertible top. The restoration of this vehicle to a Show/Driver level will include the following: Fully disassemble and document the vehicle. Body stripped to bare metal, metal work the body, fit all body parts and chrome, seal, primer, paint base coat, clear coat, color sand and buff all body panels individually off the car to perfection. New rubber, seals, grommets and gaskets, all trim and bright work will be replaced or re-plated. A new proper interior will be custom made, fit and installed and will include leather sport seats and original wood steering wheel. The engine and transmission will be completely rebuilt, rebuilt carburetor, restored radiator, gas tank, new exhaust system will be fabricated and installed. All mechanical components will be gone through and brought back to exact factory specifications. Service, repair or replace hydraulic system and suspension. The chassis will be restored and other parts restored and refinished as needed. Upon completion of this restoration this will be an ideal example for the Jaguar collector to add to their collection, drive, enjoy and compete in their favorite Concours.

 


 

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Meadowbrook Auction 2010

July 23-25, 2010


Meadowbrook Auction 2010: 85 of 99 cars sold, 85.9%, $10,173,850 total and 8 cars over their high estimates. The total was helped by having fifteen high value cars from the estate of John O’Quinn. I think there were more, a lot more, O’Quinn cars which were cataloged as “From an Important Private Collection”, but RM is being circumspect about that. The conundrum of the sale was the result achieved by the 1953 Chrysler “Thomas Special” which exceeded its $500,000 top estimate by 57%, a staggering $285,000 more on the successful hammer bid. More - Sports Car Digest

1953 Chrysler 'Thomas Special' Coupe

Sold for $858,000

1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Sedan

Sold for $825,000

1932 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo

Sold for $726,000

1930 Cadillac 452 V-16 Roadster, Body by Fleetwood 1931 Marmon Sixteen Limousine, Body by LeBaron  1959 Jaguar XK 150S 3.4 Roadster

1930 Cadillac 452 V-16 Roadster, Body by Fleetwood

Sold for $440,000

1931 Marmon Sixteen Limousine, Body by LeBaron

Sold for $346,500

1959 Jaguar XK 150S 3.4 Roadster

Sold for $79,750

Photos by: Sports Car Digest

 

 

 

 

Monterey Auctions Total $172 million

 

This year’s festivities at Pebble Beach and Monterey were remarkable and unforgettable as usual. There was an incredible array of world-class collector cars at auction and plenty more to entertain the eyes while driving through town. The amount of people on the Peninsula was staggering. People from all over the world gathered for all sorts of social festivities, auctions, Concourse, meetings, etc. The atmosphere was electric and busy. Every Hotel/Motel room was sold out for miles around. There was absolutely no sign of an economy problem there. The auction market was good. We experienced standing room only in the auctions and excitement levels were high. All of the auctions sold a very high percentage. RM Auctions and Gooding & Co had some of the rarest vehicles in the world offered for sale, yielding incredible results for both auction houses. 

 

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RM Auctions Sports and Classics of Monterey

August 12 - 14, 2010

RM's annual "Sports & Classics of Monterey" Auction took place August 12-14, with 209 of 224 lots selling for a final total of $66,886,000. The 1958 Ferrari 250 TR racer, perhaps the most anticipated car of the weekend, crossed the block on Saturday night, but after much interest, it failed to sell at $10.7m. Tied for top sale honors were a 1938 Talbot-Lago T150 coupe and a 1954 Ferrari 375MM Berlinetta at $4.6m each. View the complete results here. - Sports Car Digest

1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C Lago Speciale Teardrop Coupe

Sold at $4,620,000

1954 Ferrari 375 MM Berlinetta

Sold at $4,620,000

1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder

Sold at $3,300,000

1955 Jaguar D-Type

Sold at $2,090,000

1964 Shelby Cobra USRRC Roadster

Sold at $1,595,000

1933 Duesenberg SJ Riviera Phaeton

Sold at $1,430,000

Photos by: Sports Car Digest

 

 

 

 

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Gooding & Co Pebble Beach Auction 2010

August 14-15, 2010


Across town, Gooding & Company's annual Pebble Beach auction, held August 14-15, sold 105 of 135 lots for $64,564,750. A 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder Competizione brought $7.3m, making it the highest sale of the weekend. Other headliners included a 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C Monza at $6.7m and a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SEFAC Hot Rod that made $6.1m. View the complete results here - Sports Car Digest

1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione

Sold at $7,260,000

1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza

Sold at $6,710,000

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta SEFAC Hot Rod

Sold at $6,105,000

1928 Mercedes-Benz S 26/180 Boattail Speedster

Sold at $3,740,00

1995 McLaren F1

Sold at $3,575,000

1956 Maserati 200SI

Sold for $2,640,000

Photos by: Sports Car Digest

 

 

 

 

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2010

August 15, 2010

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2010 was held Sunday, August 15th at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California. More than 250 cars and motorcycles lined the 18th hole of Pebble Beach Golf Links for the 60th annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, with a total of 29 classes in 2010 including feature and special classes. More - Sports Car Digest

 

 

Exceptional Motorcars and Automobilia
Quail Lodge

August 12 - 13, 2010

Bonhams & Butterfields' Quail Lodge auction on August 12 and 13 sold 79 of 102 lots for a combined $18,029,330, including the Michael Amalfitano Collection of historic racing Porsches. A 1972/1973 Porsche Interserie 917 brought high sale honors at $4m, followed by a 1930 Mercedes-Benz 38/250 at $2.5m. View the complete results here. - SuperCars.net

1970 Porsche 917 Le Mans sold for $3,967,000

 

1930 Mercedes-Benz 7.1 Liter SS Tourer

Sold at $2,537,000

1967 Porsche 910 Endurance Racing Works Coupe

Sold at $797,000

1908 Thomas Flyer 4-60 Tourer

Sold at $733,000

 

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Russo and Steele Monterey 2010

August 12-14, 2010

 

The 2010 Russo and Steele “Monterey Sports and Muscle” auction was held August 12-14th at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Monterey, California. Celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2010, Russo and Steele’s expanded, three-day auction offered a diverse set of more than 250 cars. Below are the top-selling cars from the event.

 

Mecum at Monterey
Muscle Cars & More

August 15 - 16, 2010

Mecum's second trip to the Monterey peninsula netted $14,407,517 from 199 of 420 lots, including a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 and a 1967 Corvette L88 convertible which brought $1.3m each. View the complete results here.
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Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

August 12-15, 2010

This year's Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion was actually the first one ever run, as there was a name change to go along with last year's change in management. The former Historics are now the Reunion, but name change aside, the event was still the same old week of wheel-to-wheel racing action. Now we know that you can see that kind of action on any given Saturday or Sunday, but the players are usually much, much newer.

Classic and vintage race cars from every era of motorsports are what make this such a wonderful event. There are literally hundreds of your favorite classic race cars running in the nearly twenty classes of racing action. Legendary race cars like Ferrari SWBs and Lotus 23s, Porsche 962s and Trans Am Mustangs, Cobras and Vettes as well as F1 cars, Can-Am racers, NASCAR, Indy cars, and so on and so on. The classes take you from the under 1500 cc Minis up to the 1,000-horsepower 917Ks, with almost everything imaginable in between.
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Concorso Italiano

August 13, 2010

Monterey coverage continues with one of Friday's staples. Concorso Italiano has been one of Monterey's largest gatherings of primarily Italian vehicles for years. Laguna Seca Golf Ranch played the hospitable host, giving throngs of Italian-car lovers the opportunity to get up close and personal with hundreds of le belle macchine. More - Auto Blog

 

 

 

Rich Erath Asked:

  • When is the best time to purchase a classic car?

    Fresno, CA

Tom Says:


Now. Classic cars are continuing to increase in value. You should buy the best example you can buy for the money.

 

Anthony Smith Asks:

  • What does the car company “TVR” stand for?


 Pheonix, Arizona


Tom Says:

Believe it or not, it stands for Trevor. The name of the creator is TreVoR Wilkinson.


    Robert Grills Asks :
    • What was Porsche’s first car when the company opened?

    South Dakota

    Tom Says:

    The Porsche 356 was the company's first production automobile. It was a lightweight and nimble handling rear-engine rear-wheel-drive 2 door sports car available in hardtop and convertible configurations. The first 356s sold primarily in Austria and Germany. By the early 1950s the 356 had gained some renown among enthusiasts on both sides of the Atlantic for its aerodynamics, handling, and excellent build quality.

     
    Jay Peterson Asks :
    • I understand you restore Porsches. I have a Porsche that needs a new antenna installed. I’m not sure if the Hirschmann red tip antenna is appropriate or correct for my Porsche. Do you know what year Porsche stopped using the red tip antenna?

    Reno, NV

    Tom Says:

    Although the original Hirschmann red tip antennas would very possibly have remained on dealer shelves until the mid-60's, the Porsche community has decided that 1964 is the cut off for proper installation of a red tip antenna.

     

     
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    September 19, 2010

    2010 Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance
    Trump National Golf Club

    Sunday, September 19, 2010
       
    September 19, 2010

    Dayton Concours d' Elegance

    The fourth annual Dayton Concours d’Elegance at Carillon Historical Park will begin at 10:30 AM on Sunday, September 19th. Examine and admire 200 of the finest classic and antique automobiles and motorcycles in the country, amidst the beautiful and welcoming setting of the region’s premier outdoor museum. This year’s event will feature the automobiles of Walter P. Chrysler and Alfa Romeo nestled among the historical buildings and exhibits of Carillon Historical Park. Guests will be treated to food, live music, and historical demonstrations in addition to the chance to see beautiful cars and motorcycles up close and personal.

    The event will culminate with an awards ceremony around 3:00 PM. Winners of the “Best in Class” awards will parade to the awards stage, in addition to the R.H. Grant Best in Show, Charles Kettering People’s Choice, Col. Edward Deeds Judge’s Choice, Siler Spirit, Taj Ma Garaj, and Kid’s Choice Awards.

    Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 3-17, with Dayton History members and children under 3 admitted free. Each admission includes full access to all of the buildings and exhibits of Carillon Historical Park, as well as a souvenir event program.

    For more information, please call 1-877-BE-HISTORY or contact Skip Peterson

    Carillon Park

       
    September 23-25, 2010

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    Barret Jackson Auction Las Vegas Auction

    Las Vegas, NV

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    September 25, 2010

    The 2010 Ironstone Concours d’ Elegance will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010.

    Tickets cost $20 per adult or $35 per family, with children under 14 admitted free.

    Tickets are available at the gate, day of event, cash or check.

    Visit the Concours website for more information: www.ironstonefoundation.org.

    Murphys, CA

       
    September 25 and 26, 2010

    Speed Week.

    Coronado Speed Festival

    Experience the Excitement

    The 13th annual Fleet Week Coronado Speed Festival – “The Race at the Base” – is looking forward to a great year. Join thousands of race enthusiasts and fans in this premier motorsports event saluting our nation’s military.

    More Info

       
    September 26, 2010

    St. Michaels Concours d' Elegance

    St. Michels Concours d' Elegance

    The Fourth Annual St. Michaels Concours d'Elegance
    Sunday, September 26, 2010
    At The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum,
    St. Michaels, Maryland

    More info

    St. Michels, MD

       
    September 26, 2010

    Santa Fe Concorso

    Santa Fe Concorso
    369 Montezuma Avenue
    Box 511
    Santa Fe, NM 87501

    www.santafeconcorso.com

       
    September 26, 2010

    2009 VIVA ITALIA Concours D'Elegance

    Viva Italia Concours d' Elegance

    Concours D'Elegance, sponsored by Mr. Tire, is an all-Italian car and motorcycle show and street festival that benefits The Children's Guild. Italian car and motorcycle owners from around the mid-Atlantic region gather in Baltimore the last Sunday in September for this free-for-the-public event.

    Rashfield, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD

    www.childrensguild.com

       
    September 26, 2010

    Jaguar Club of Southern Arizona Jaguars in Jerome Mystery Drive

    Tucson to Jerome, Arizona
    tel.: 520-531-9051

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    October 01-03, 2010

    Louisville Concours d' Elegance

     We invite you to join us this October at one of the most beautiful and historic venues in the world - the hallowed grounds of Churchill Downs.

    Louisville, KY

       
    October 02, 2010

    Wine Country Concours

    15372 Spyglass Dr Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
    The Historic Idyllwild Inn , Idyllwild
    tel: 951-471-2400

    More Info

       
    October 02, 2010

    Alamo City Concours d'Elegance

    San Antonio, TX

    More Info

       
    October 03, 2010

    Alamo City Slalom

    San Antonio, TX

    More Info

       
    October 03, 2010

    The Niello Concours at Serrano


    2347 Gold River Road, Suite M      Gold River, California 95670
    Telephone 916.635.2445         Facsimile 916.635.5824
    Email The Niello Concours at Serrano
    Email the Webmaster: Jen Koreny

    More Info

       
    October 03,2010

    31st Annual San Diego British Car Day

    Featured: Austin Healey 3000 50th Anniversary

    Sunday, October 3, 2010

       
    October 08, 2010

     

    RM Auction - Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey

    For further information on RM’s Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey event, please visit RM AUCTIONS or call +1 519 352 4575. For further information on the Night at the Museum fundraising gala, please visit Night at the Museum 2009 | AACA Museum, AACA Library, Antique Automobile Club of America or call 717 566 7100 ext 101

       
    October 09, 2010
       
    October 10, 2010

    North Georgia Jaguar Club Concours d’Elegance – Chattahoochee Country Club

    October 10, 2010

    This is one of the biggest events which we have each year. In some prior years, we have had over 60 Jaguars and about 130 people for brunch. The objective is to have a delicious brunch, socialize with fellow enthusiasts in a pleasant setting and enjoy looking at beautiful Jaguars. This can happen only if you and your Jaguar are there; so dust off your cat and plan to attend. Your car does not have to be perfect for you to attend. In fact, it adds to the day if there are cars in varying conditions on hand. If you register for “Display Only,” everyone can enjoy seeing your car without it having to be judged. The Chattahoochee Country Club is located on Lake Lanier just off Highway 60 which connects Gainesville and Dahlonega. For more information about the Concours see here

       
    October 10, 2010

    356 Club Sponsored

    Drive to Rose Canyon Cantina
    Second Sunday of every month.

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    October 15,16 , 2010

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    St. Louis Fall Classic & Exotic Car Auction

    Oct 16, 2009 - Oct 17, 2009

    10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    13813 St. Charles Rock Road


    St Louis, MO

    www.motoexotica.com

       
    October 17, 2010

    2010 Del Mar Concours d'Elegance

    Antique and Classic Automobiles and British Motorcycles

    Del Mar, Ca

    More Info

       
    October 27, 2010

    RM Autobmobiles of London

    Battersea Evolution
    Chelsea Bridge Entrance, Battersea Park
    London, United Kingdom
    SW11 4NJ

       
    October 29-31,2010

    Santa Barbara Concours d' Elegance -24th Annual

    The Santa Barbara Concours weekend kicks off with the Salute to the Mille Miglia with a wine country tour. Beginning Friday morning, the tour opens to all cars participating in Saturday and Sunday events. This scenic drive weaves through Santa Ynez vineyards, traverses over sun-drenched mountains and valleys, and tours through several charming towns along the way. Tour participants will enjoy a catered gourmet lunch on the property of an elegant winery, a champagne celebration at the finish, and commemorative gifts.

    Santa Barbara, CA

    More Info

       
    October 30,2010

    Jaguar Club of Southern Arizona Concours d' Elegance

    St. Phillips Plaza, Tucson, AZ
    tel.: 520-574-3042

    More Info

       
    October 28 - Nov 07,2010

    Hilton Head Concours d' Elegance & Motoring Festival

    10 minutes from the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn.
    Located at the heart of Hilton Head Island in Palmetto Dunes.
    Plus, new this year...room packages that include tickets to the Concours.  
    (843) 686-8400

    More Info

    Hilton Head Island, SC

       
    Nov 06, 2010

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    Jaguar Club of Central Arizona Saloons in the Old West Concours d'Elegance

    Ruby Lane, Phoenix, AZ
    tel.:480-596-5240

    More Info

       
    Nov 06-07, 2010

    Winter Park Concours d' Elegance

    Sat., November 6, 2010
    Tour d'Elegance. 8:30 - 2:00

    Sun., November 7, 2010
    Registration. 7:00 - 9:00 a.m.

    Concours d'Elegance
    10:00 - 4:00pm

    Awards Presentation
    3:00pm

    More Info

       
    Nov 07, 2010

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    Jaguar Club of Central Arizona Saloons in the Old West Rallye

    Winchcomb Dr, Phoenix, AZ
    tel:602-421-7515

    More Info

       
    Nov 14- 15, 2010

    Festival of Speed Epic Hotel & Resort

    Yacht Hop reception at Epic Hotel.
    Saturday, November 13th

    12:00pm-3:00pm

    Miami, FL

    More Info

       
    Nov 19- 21, 2010

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    Palm Springs Exotic Car Auction

    November 19th, 20th & 21st 2010 once again at the Spa Resort Casino here in downtown Palm Springs, California. Friday is check in day and the auction starts at 4pm with 100 vehicles crossing the block. Friday is also FREE ADMISSION and free food for all registered bidders.

    Palm Springs, CA

    More Info

       
    Nov 19- 21, 2010

    356 Club Sponsored

    20th Annual Palms to Pines Drive
    Join us in this annual classic drive from the floor of the desert to the top of the mountain.

    More Info

       
    Dec 5, 2010

    356 Club Sponsored

    Sunday Drive to Flo's at Chino Airport - First Sunday of every month. Details at the bottom of the page.

    More Info

       
    Dec 12, 2010

    356 Club Sponsored

    Drive to Rose Canyon Cantina - Second Sunday of every month. Details at the bottom of the page.

    More Info

       
    January 17 - 23, 2011

    BJ

    Barrett-Jackson Auction
    January 17 - 23, 2011

    Scottsdale, AZ, USA

       
    January 19 -23, 2011
       
    January 21 -22, 2011

    Automobiles of Arizona
    January 21 - 22, 2011

    Phoenix
    Arizona, USA

       
    January 21 - 22, 2011

    Gooding & Company Auction
    January 21 - 22, 2011

    Scottsdale
    Arizona, USA

       
    Febuary 25, 2011

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    Palm Springs Exotic Car Auction

    Palm Springs, Ca

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    Febuary 25-27, 2011
    Boca Raton Concours D Elegance

    Boca Raton Concours d' Elegance

    The fifth annual Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance, which will be held on February 25-27, 2011, will spotlight the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 and will feature Jay Leno as a special guest, who will be in attendance to receive an award.

    More Info

       

    Maintaining Your Classic for the Winter Season

     

    • Don't let the winter months cause unnecessary damage to your classic. If you plan to store your classic this winter, follow these simple precautions to keep your baby safe and happy.

      1. Drain the petrol. If you do not, then add a few drops of additive so your gasoline in the tank will not break down or go bad and cause problems to the carburetors or fuel pump. Marvell Mystery Oil is an amazing product and you'll find it works wonders. To add oil to the gas, put a small amount into the cylinders.

      2. Disconnect the battery. If it is very cold, remove the battery completely and place on a trickle charger.

      3. Place your vehicle on jack stands. This will save your tires from getting a flat spot from sitting. If you don't have access to a stand then slightly over inflate the tires to compensate for the amount of time they won't be in use.

      4. Make sure the car has plenty of anti-freeze.

      5. Keep your classic in a dry environment; if possible a climate controlled one. Never store a car on the dirt. When wet it can cause rust. Always try to park your car on the pavement.

      6. Finally, give her one last polish, put a car cover on, say your goodbye, and put her away until you are ready to take the scenic route again.

     


     

    In the Next Issue:

    Conclusion and highlights on British Car Day and Jaguar Concours.

    Auction Results

     

    Classic Showcase will be at Scottsdale, RM, and Barrett Jackson auctions. Highlights and photos in the next issue.

    Updates on Restorations in Progress.

     

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    Toll-Free: (800) 444-JAGS (5247)
    International: (805) 544-7864
     
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    www.pca.org
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    dgsd

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    www.ferrariclubofamerica.org
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    www.ferrariownersclub.org

     

     

    www.intercitylines.com
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