Fall 2008
Inside the Issue

1964 Jaguar XKE FHC

Classic Showcase has had the pleasure to complete a restoration on an excellent example of Jaguar perfection. This Jaguar is an early Series I E-type. It has a 4 speed transmission, covered headlights, toggle switches on the dash, and early-style bucket seats. This is a very orginal Jaguar with very low miles, and continues to remain in Southern California. The interior is also original. Has a rebuilt engine, suspension, and new paint; full vehicle detail.
1957 Jaguar XK 140 MC DHC
In the Fall issue of Classic Showcase we want to share this '57 Jaguar XK 140 restoration on looks alone. The marvelous Carmen-Red is its very first paint job- EXTREMELY ORIGINAL. This project started out as a sympathetic restoration, which indeed turned into a complete restoration. Not much more to go...

1960 Porsche 356 B Coupe
There's an awesome portrayal of a Porsche restoration, right here at our facility. It is obvious the technicians don't hold back in denoting the beauty and superb quality of these fantastic classics we come across. This 1960 Porsche 356 B Coupe is no exception. Stay tuned as it completes its process.

1963 Volkswagen Bug Coupe
There's nothing ever so collectible than a Buggy. We have a very nice, original 1963 Volkswagen Bug Coupe. Freshly painted with an awesome Black Gloss exterior and the brightest of chrome detailing. The floorpans are in excellent condition, from factory. It is undergoing a comprehensive restoration that's quite amazing. It's the original Beetle!

Stick around... We're working on some really great cars we'll show you in the next issue of Classic Showcase's newsletter. Including the 1963 VW Bug, the 1960 Porsche 356 Coupe, a '57 Jaguar and a '67 Jaguar 340 Sedan.

Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance - August 17, 2008

First conducted in 1950, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is often said to be the world’s premier celebration of the automobile. Only the most beautiful and rare automobiles are invited to appear on the famed eighteenth fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links each year, and connoisseurs of art and technology congregate to see them.
Pebble Beach Concours D' Elegance 2008

Winners from the 2008 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta
Jon & Mary Shirley, Medina, Washington

Best of Show Winners

Most Elegant Convertible
1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500SS Pinin Farina Cabriolet
Larry Klein, Santa Rosa, California

Most Elegant Closed Car
1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta
Jon & Mary Shirley, Medina, Washington

Most Elegant Open Car
1934 Packard 1108 LeBaron Sport Phaeton
The Nethercutt Collection – Jack & Helen Nethercutt, Sylmar, California

Most Elegant Sports Car
1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Scaglietti Spyder California
James A. Patterson - The Patterson Collection, Louisville, Kentucky

Class J-1 European Classic Open 1922-1934
1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300
Castagna Cabriolet
Bud & Thelma Lyon, Kensington, New Hampshire

Class J-2 European Classic Open 1935-1940
1935 Hispano Suiza K6 Brandone Cabriolet
Sam & Emily Mann, Englewood, New Jersey

Class J-3 European Classic Closed
1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta
Jon & Mary Shirley, Medina, Washington

In the last newsletter, we asked Mark what his budget was for his restoration.

Mark said:
My budget is $100,000 to about $110,000 for restoration on my car. How is the market on high-end, restored classic cars?

Mark Smallwood, Salt Lake City, Utah

Tom Says:
Mark, within your outlined budget, we can deliver your car to a High-End/Driver level with good performance upgrades. Car collectors are interested in purchasing the best quality, number one cars. High-end restored vehicles are bringing in top dollars in today's marketplace and this would be a great investment.

Tom, I would like to have a collection of Jaguars. I'd want all Roadster's; Series I, Series II and III Jaguar XKE's. Would this type of collection be desirable for marketing at a later date?

Eddie Compton, Napa Valley, California

Tom Says:
Eddie, building a collection of really nice cars of the same mark, and having various series, would be outstanding for a Jaguar collector. It's important that you keep the same quality on all your cars. Matching numbers and Heritage Certificates are very important for pedigree status. Please, let me know if you want us to look for this collection for you. We can help you obtain individual cars or even build this collection. While building this nice collection, maybe adding such vehicles as the XK's or sedans would make it even more desirable.
Tom, I've noticed over the last year that the prices have been rising rapidly for the Porsche 356. Why is that?

Judy Bowman, Atlanta, Georgia

Tom Says:
Judy, that's a very good question. Because the collector car market fluctuates, certain cars that are in limited supply become popular and, therefore, the demand is greater. So when the supplies become limited, the prices go up. I recommend that you look for the best example that you can buy within your budget.
Dates Event Description

September 14, 2008


Concours at the Gardens
South Coast Botanic Garden , 26300 Grenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA


September 19 - 21, 2008

26th annual Newport Beach Concours d'Elegance
St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point, California, USA

September 26 - 28, 2008

St. Michaels
The Second Annual St. Michaels Concours d'Elegance
At The Inn at Perry Cabin, St. Michaels, Maryland

This year's event will celebrate "The Best of The Best", featuring 50 of the world’s greatest examples of rolling sculpture from the 1900-1942. Art and the automobile will meet with such rare and beautiful examples as Alfa-Romeo, Bugatti, Bentley, Duesenberg, Hispano Suiza, and Rolls-Royce. These wonderful motor cars will be displayed in an elegant setting on the banks of the scenic Miles River, overlooking the beautiful Chesapeake Bay.

September 28, 2008

Danville d'Elegance

4th Annual Danville d'Elegance

The 4th Annual Danville d'Elegance is scheduled for Sunday September 28, 2008. Plan to be here for another great event. With the support of exotic sports car owners, fine auto enthusiasts, and sports car clubs, the 2008 event will continue to highlight some of the finest exotic automobiles past and present.

Picturesque downtown Danville, CA provides the perfect backdrop for an exciting afternoon spent with friends and family enjoying all that the event offers while raising money to benefit The Parkinson's Institute. In 2007 we proudly presented over 195 Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and other exotic marquees on display along Hartz Avenue and surrounding streets.

This year along with the concours judging of Ferrari's, there will also be a paddock featuring historical and vintage automobiles. Enjoy the afternoon tasting some of Northern California's premier wineries along with participation by some of Danville's finest restaurants.

September 28, 2008

Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance
Founder's Park
at Trump National Golf Club,
Palos Verdes, California, USA

October 3 - 4, 2008

San Antonio Jaguar Club
16th Annual Alamo City Concours d'Elegance

Annual Concours to be held in the beautiful historical city of San Antonio, featuring new and vintage Jaguars. Open to all Jaguar club members, and those who have interest in the Jaguar marque. Location TBA


October 4 - 5, 2008

Louisville Concours

October 5, 2008

The Niello Concours at Serrano
Gold River, California, USA

October 5, 2008

29th Annual San Diego British Car Day
San Diego, California, USA

October 3 - 5, 2008

Legends and Legacies
Barrington and at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights, Illinois

Join us at Arlington Park on Sunday, October 3rd, 2008, for the second annual Barrington Concours d’Elegance, Legends & Legacies. The show will feature a juried exhibition of 100 of the world’s most rare classic, historic, and sports cars in 12 classes. As a new feature in 2008, we will also be featuring a Concours Couture (period dress) class and a motorcycle class. Special Ride & Drive opportunities featuring exciting new vehicles by Bentley and Hyundai and exhibits by various automobile companies will make this a spectacular day for automobile aficionados and families alike.

October 9-10, 2008

Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey
Sale Date: October 10, 2008
Preview Date: October 9 - 10, 2008
Location: Hershey Lodge
West Chocolate Avenue & University Drive, Hershey, PA, 17033

Following last year’s success, RM is returning to Hershey, Pennsylvania to host the second annual Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey auction in collaboration with the AACA. This sale, taking place October 10th at the Hershey Lodge the weekend of the AACA Eastern Fall Division meet, will feature approximately 100 vintage motor cars spanning back to the pioneering days of the American automotive industry.

RM is now accepting consignments, for more information call 800-211-4371.

October 10 - 11, 2008

Clayton Triangle
Jaguar Association of Greater St. Louis
Jaguars at the Clayton Triangle

North Brentwood at Forsyth , Clayton, Missouri (St. Louis)

This show has consistantly been one of the largest jcna concours in the last 20 years. We will once again be closing down the streets of downtown Clayton for our Concours. JAGSL has a reputation for putting on fun shows and we invite any and all to participate. The best weather is in the month of October for St. Louis, so come join the fun. A fun Friday night get together is planned. Information will be updated shortly.

October 16-18, 2008

Barrett Jackson
Held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

For nearly four decades, Barrett-Jackson auctions have captured the very essence of what defines the worldwide obsession with cars. Millions of TV viewers. Thousands of collector cars. Coupled with an unparalleled luxury lifestyle experience and the finest art, fashion, jewelry and gourmet cuisine. The legend is unsurpassed in every way. Scottsdale, Palm Beach, Las Vegas. Barrett-Jackson is The World’s Greatest Collector Car Events™.

October 17-19, 2008

Lake Mirror
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival will be held in downtown Lakeland, Florida the weekend of October 17-19.

October 23-26, 2008

Avila Beach Concours d'Elegance
Avila Beach, California, USA

October 30 - November 2, 2008

Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance & Motoring Festival
South Carolina, USA

October 31 November 2, 2008

Kruse International November Classic
Join us for the 7th Annual November Classic Collector Car Auction
Auburn, IN

November 21-23, 2008

Keith McCormick Auction

45th auction, to be held November 21st, 22nd & 23rd 2008 in Palms Springs California, is now open for pre-registration. This event has now been enlarged to accommodate 500+ cars as we previously sold out before our last event. In addition we have now added a Friday night sale of 80 vehicles from 4pm to 9pm. The Friday night sale will be free admission for the general public and free food for all registered bidders.

November 8-9, 2008

Roar N' Soar
Fantasy of Flight , Polk City, FL

Get Your Speed ON! Join the JCOF and SCJC for a very special Florida 2-Day Slalom and Invitational Car show event during the spectacular "Roar n Soar" Air, Land, and Sea Festival weekend at the unique aviation attraction, Fantasy of Flight. Slalom and vintage car display. Balloon rides, race boats, water skiing show, great food and other special exhibits. See also http://www.fantasyofflight.com
Located between Tampa and Orlando in Polk City, Florida

January 11-18, 2009

Barrett Jackson
Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event January 11 - 18, 2009

Scottsdale, Arizona

January 17-19, 2009

Gooding & Company
The Scottsdale Auction

January 13 - 21, 2009

Westworld - 16601 N. Pima Rd, Scottdale, AZ 85260

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.

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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