Awarded 1st Place for European Class 1946 to 1974

 

Classic Showcase won first place for the "European Class 1946 to 1974" title at the 2nd Annual Desert Classic Concours d'Elegance in Palm Springs, CA on March 1, 2009.

 
 
 

2009 JCNA Challenge Championship,

May 19th - May 23rd
- Hosted by the San Antonio Jaguar Club-

 

By Candy Williams
JCNA Publicity Chair

The San Antonio Jaguar Club (SAJC) is putting the final touches on Jaguar Club of North America’s (JCNA) 2009 Challenge Championship. The event to be held “deep in the heart of Texas” May 19-23 promises to be a fun-filled event for Jaguar enthusiasts and their families.

SAJC President Fran Curran says the San Antonio area offers an abundance of activities for visitors. “There’s so much to see here,” she says. “San Antonio is one of the most historic cities in the U.S.” Best known for its San Antonio de Valero, commonly called the Alamo, other centuries-old missions, and the magical Riverwalk lined with hundreds of restaurants, hotels, night spots and shops, the city is bustling with excitement.

 

Headquarters for the Challenge Championship (CC) is the Menger Hotel, which organizer (and SAJC treasurer, concours chief judge, webmaster and newsletter editor) Brian Blackwell says is an elegant and historic hotel, “it is to San Antonio what the Waldorf is to New York City.” Built in 1859, the Menger Hotel is within walking distance of the Alamo, Riverwalk and the Rivercenter Mall.  When visitors want a break from CC events, they can check out the hotel’s heated swimming pool, full-service spa, fitness room, and jacuzzi.

 

As for the CC events, there are many that JCNA members and guests will want to experience – from a Texas barbeque lunch and excursions to the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg; Luckenbach, Texas, and the rest of the Texas Hill Country, to a river taxi ride to a special reception at a private club along the Riverwalk and much more.

 

Of course, highlights throughout the week will be rally and slalom events designed to test the endurance and precision driving skills of car owners, and the culminating event, the Challenge Championship Concours d’Elegance on Main Plaza in downtown San Antonio on Friday, May 22. Steve Kennedy, JCNA president and member of the Rocky Mountain Jaguar Club, says he is looking forward to welcoming the public as well as all of the local and North American participants who will assure the general audience a thrilling experience of viewing more than 150 Jaguars at the Concours. Jaguar owners will vie for top honors and national ranking at this stop on the JCNA Concours circuit.

 

Admission to the car display on Main Plaza is free. The public will be invited to cast their votes for “People’s Choice” honors by contributing to the Jaguar owners who have invested in a collection box, with proceeds earmarked for The Haven for Hope Project, a non-profit organization in San Antonio helping people transform their lives. The public also will have the opportunity to join the San Antonio Jaguar Club and commemorative posters will be available for purchase.

 

SAJC, the host club for the 2009 Challenge Championship, has been in existence since 1989, when it was known as the San Antonio Jaguar V12 Club. “As time passed, many Jaguar owners of various marques were interested in joining our Club, and in 1991, the San Antonio Jaguar V12 Club was renamed The San Antonio Jaguar Club,” Curran says. “On July 29, 1994, the Club was incorporated and registered as the 50th member of the national organization, the Jaguar Clubs of North America.”

 

SAJC’s president says their club members are working hard to host their first Challenge Championship and hope JCNA members and guests support the premier event by visiting San Antonio in May. More than 250 participants and as many as 5,000 spectators are expected to attend. For more information about participation in this event, please contact Brian Blackwell at 210-695-8504, or visit the JCNA web site at www.jcna.com.

Photo courtesy of the San Antonio
Convention & Visitors Bureau
Scenic Luchenbach, Tx and its postcard perfect post office awaits rally participants. Texas' Hill Country offers some of the best driving roads in North America!
Photo courtesy of the San Antonio
Convention & Visitors Bureau
Sponsors:
The renowed Menger Hotel, right on the Alamo Plaza will be our host hotel. Call 1-800-345 9285 for reservations and ask for the JCNA group rate of $130 a night.
(NEW SPECIAL RATE. This new rate will be automatically applied to those who already booked)
 
   
 

 

 

1961 Jaguar XKE Series 1 3.8 OTS

Completion

A very important car regarding Jaguar history!  1961 was the first year of the XKE and this car is Chassis number 180! The car has benefited from a comprehensive total restoration to Jaguar standards. This is a matching numbers car and will be shown in several Concours before it starts being driven on a regular basis. We are very pleased with the results of this Jaguar. We hope you enjoy the photos.

 

 

1956 Jaguar XK-140 MC OTS

This is a numbers matching car that is being restored as it was when new. Its original color combination is pastel blue with blue and grey interior. This is a high level restoration with no expense being spared. Please see the summer newsletter to view our progress.

     
 

 

1967 Jaguar 340 Sedan

Our client purchased this car brand new in Germany in 1964. He then brought the car to the United States where he has enjoyed driving the car for over 40 years. The engine has been rebuilt twice over the last 40 years and has been maintained on a regular basis. He realized it still had its original paint and interior and in need of a restoration which he entrusted us to do. During the restoration process, the car was completely disassembled. All the mechanics were restored, the bright work, interior and paint work was all redone. Our client is extremely happy and will pass this car on to his son. Hopefully he will have the same passion as his father and upkeep this beautiful Jaguar for many years to come.

     

 

 


January 2009 Auctions Scottsdale, Arizona

 

January 2009, Classic Showcase attended numerous auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona, where we consigned and sold numerous cars at the much anticipated auction. Despite an uncertain economy, numerous records were set, indicating the Classic Car market is still holding strong, and setting the tone for 2009. Over 200,000 car enthusiasts and collectors came to enjoy the show, not to mention all the television viewers!

 

     

February 2009 Keith McCormick Palm Springs Auction

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Another auction we attended was the Keith McCormick Palm Springs Auction on February 20-22nd, 2009. The Palm Springs event attracted hundreds of car enthusiasts to Coachella Valley. Held in the parking areas of the Spa Hotel and Casino, in Palm Springs, the auction featured a 1961 black limousine once owned by Marilyn Monroe, officials said. During the three-day event organizers auctioned more than 500 cars and sold over 300. Yet another testament to the ever strong classic car market was proven here.

February 28-March 1, 2009 Desert Classic Concours,

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Palm Springs, California

The following weekend, February 28-March 1st, Tom attended the 2nd Annual Desert Classic Concours in Palm Springs. He showed a recently restored 1961 E Type outside bonnet latch with flat floors that took 1st place in the European Cars 1946-1974 class! There weremany entries in this class, ranging from Mercedes Gulwing & Roadsters, 190 SL’s, Porsches, Austin Healy's and Jaguars, to a very rare Pegaso. Tom will definitely be attending next year to show another classic from his collection!

     

 

 

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

Mark said:

    • Tom, I am looking to restore and possibly sell my 1962 Mark II. With so many different references and opinions, how can I figure out the value of my car? What factors should I consider that would make it worth more or less?


    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.

 
Question:
    • Hi Tom, as I move closer to retirement I think from time to time about my old 73 E-type, actually about having a new one restored. So, I'm just trying to get a "ball park" unofficial estimate of what the restoring cost might be.  I know that it varies depending upon condition of the donor car, but again I'm just trying to get a sense of whether it is 50K, 70K and 100K?

    Tony, Davis CA


Tom Says:

First of all we need to know if it’s a roadster or a coupe. If it's a roadster it can range from $50,000 - $160,000 or if it's a coupe $30,000 - $130,000. Of course the range varies depending on the condition of the vehicle, both mechanical and cosmetic.

    Question:
    • Hi Tom, I found a car for sale in Hemming's that could very well be my Grandmother's car that she bought new in 1953 and sold in the early 70's. I would like to purchase it if it is. How can I trace the VIN# back to the original owner? 

    Tom Says:

    This is a very difficult task with sometimes no results. DMV records would be a good start, especially if you know the original VIN number or license plate number. If the registration was not kept current all this information may not be easily obtainable. We would also recommend going on the internet and contacting an organization or car club that keeps a registry on these vehicles.

     
    Question:
    • We know everyone was glued to their TV set over the weekend watching the Scottsdale auctions. So for this week's question, let loose with your analysis, opinion, observation and insights. Did the weekend set a good tone for this year's collector car prices, or are we in for more of the same?

    Dan, Bennington,VT

    Tom Says:

    Scottsdale in the classic car market was strong. Over 1,700 cars were sold for over $130 million! These were classic cars that exchanged hands and went to new owners, some of the cars were down in value but still selling. The excitement is definitely there. This is a good time to purchase your dream classic car.

     

     
     
    Dates Event Description

    March 14 -15 , 2009

    Costa Mesa, CA March 14th, 2009 through March 15th, 2009:  Goodguys 3rd Meguiar's Orange County Get-Together
    Event features American made and powered vehicles of all years, vendor and commercial exhibits, Autocross, and more.



       
    March 14 , 2009

    March 14th, 2009 RM Auction Automobiles of Amelia Island, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida

       
    March 19 - 21, 2009

     

    March 19, 2009 to March 21, 2009 CO Rocky Mountain Jaguar Club Denver, Colorado

       
    March 20- 21, 2009


    March 20-21 Las Vegas, NV 36TH ANNUAL LAS VEGAS COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION 36th Annual Las Vegas Spring Collector Car Auction is being held at the South Point Hotel and Casino. Contact Kruse International at 800-968-4444 to consign today! Held at the South Point Casino and Hotel. Just minutes away from the Las Vegas strip. This event will feature many exciting cars including muscle cars, exotics, classics, hot rods and special interest automobiles.

       
    March 21, 2009


    356 Club Sponsored

    March 21 Annual St. Patrick's Day Drive - Come join us for this special drive - rain or shine, just like Ferry intended.  Click on the Map pin icon for directions to Marie Callendar's for breakfast at 8am, drive begins at 9am. Contact Pete McNulty at (949) 400-9319 for shirt orders.

    31791 Del Obispo St San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3201

       

    March 28, 2009

    March 28, 2009

    The Jaguar Club of Ohio   Brew Kettle  Jim Krause
    Tel: 216-371-4101 Jaguar Club of Ohio at the Brew Kettle
    Please join the Jaguar Club of Ohio on Saturday March 28 at 1:00 pm for beer making at the Brew Kettle. The Brew Kettle is located at 8377 Pearl Road in Strongsville. Jim Krause will be acting as our brew master and event host. Cost is $35 per person and includes bottles and labels. If you already have bottles and labels, the cost is $25. Lunch will follow the “boil” in the Brew Kettle Restaurant. Please rsvp by March 21 with Jim Krause at 216-371-4101 or by email at etypejag64@yahoo.com

       
    March 27 - 28 , 2009

    March 27-28 Daytona Beach, FL
    DAYTONA CLASSIC CAR AUCTION
    2nd Annual Spring Auction in conjunction with the Daytona Beach Car Show & Swap Meet at the Daytona International Speedway. Presented by Golden Classics of Clearwater, Florida. Contact Dan Kruse Classics at (866) 495-8111 for more information.



       
    March 28, 2009

     

    March 28, 2009 CA San Diego Jaguar Club
    New Members Dinner and 50th Anniversary
    Lake San Marcos Country Club , San Marcos
    The San Diego Jaguar Club celebrates its 50th Anniversary and welcomes new members at the beautiful Lake San Marcos Country Club. For more information, watch the Upcoming Events page on our web site.
    www.sdjag.com

     
    April 2 - 5, 2009

    April 2-5, 2009 CA XKs Unlimited Open House
    Local: (805) 544-7864
    Toll-Free: (800)-444-5247 San Luis Obispo, CA
    XKs Unlimited’s 2009 Open House Weekend will differ from past events in two ways:
    First, it will happen in the spring, so entrants can enjoy the beautiful Central Coast during our “green” season. Second, the entire weekend is a fund raiser for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
    So, you can have fun, relax with fellow Jaguar enthusiasts and help a worthwhile cause too!

       
    April 3-5, 2009

    April 3-5, 2009 Good Guys  9th DEL MAR NATIONALS Del Mar Fairgrounds. Rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars & Trucks thru `72. Autocross, Vendors, Swap Meet & Car Corral. Info www.good-guys.com or (925) 838-9876

       
    April 3 - 5, 2009

    April 3-5, 2009 RM Auctions Classic Car Auction of Toronto, International Centre, Mississauga, Ontario

       
    April 4-8, 2009

    Home

    April 4-8 Copperstate 1000
    Phoenix, AZ 
    www.mensartscouncil.com

       
    April 9-11, 2009

    April9-11, 2009 Barrett Jackson Palm Beach, FL


       
    April 18, 2009

    JANE Logo

    April 18, 2009 MA Jaguar Association of New England
    Jane 2009 Spring Slalom
    Tom Parish
    Tel: 978-828-4707 Fort Devens, Ayer
    Jaguar Association of New England (Jane) Spring Slalom


       
    April 19, 2009

    Coronado, CA April 19th, 2009Motor Cars of Main Street LTD.
    19th annual judged show with over 350 pre-73 cars & trucks. Downtown, one block from the beach, during "Flower Show Weekend". Live music, thousands of spectators.


       
    April 24 - 26, 2009

    April 24, 2009 to April 26, 2009 MX Club Jaguar A.C.
    Jaguar Club Concourse de Elegance
    Mario E. Medina Ramirez
    Tel: 011 (52) 55 5398-0028 Fax : Las Caballerizas, Dos Rios , Huixquilucan, Estado de México
    This Concourse d'Elegance is the most prestigious event in all of México. It is organized and hosted by the Jaguar Club of México. It includes the participation of the major car manufacturing companies along with all of the major classic car clubs. This year we will be having the active participation of over 450 cars. The Jaguar club will be competing in this Concourse with at least 50 cars which are at least 30 years old and older.


       
    April 25 - 26, 2009

    April 25-26, 2009 RM Auction Classic Car Auction Michigan, The Rock Financial Show Place, Novi Michigan.

       
    April 26, 2009

    April 26, 2009 OH The Jaguar Club of Ohio
    Wine Tasting and Pot Luck Ted & Marilyn Stults
    Tel: 330-837-5755 Wine Tasting and Pot Luck Dinner at the home of the Stults, Sunday April 26, 2009 at 3:00pm. Please bring a bottle or two of your favorite wine to share and a favorite covered dish. Adults only, please.

       
    April 25, 2009

     

     

     

    Burbank, CA April 25th, 2009:  Car Show Great Looks & Great Books Triumph Gathering Fourth annual Triumph sports car event in Burbank, CA at the Autobooks / Aerobooks Bookstore and parking lot. Location 3524 West Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

       
    April 25 - 26, 2009

    Concourso De Elegancia Mexico April 25-26, 2009

       
    April 26, 2009

    Chico British Car Show

    Chico British Car Show          4/26/09    www.chicobritishcarshow.com

       
    May 03, 2009

    Hillsborough Concours          05/03/09   www.hillsboroughconcours.org
     (SCCA) 545 Eucalyptus Avenue in Hillsborough, California.


    May 1-3, 2009

    May 1-3, 2009 GA “The Mitty”
    Vintage Races
    Road Atlanta, Braselton GA
    Enter a world of growling engines and that rumble your bones, sleek machines that spout pungent exhaust fumes, and indulgent vendor food that coats the stomach. The 2009 Classic Motorsports Mitty will engage the senses like few automotive events, and it’s coming to Road Atlanta from April 30 to May 3, 2009.

    May 3, 2009

    May 3. Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance & FCA Vintage Concours : Benefiting Hillsborough area schools (www.hsf.org/concours). Info: Tish Thinesen, e-mail: tisht2@aol.com.San Rafael, CA

    May 17, 2009 May 17th, 2009:  concours Marin Sonoma Concours d'Elegance
    May 17, 2009 will mark the launch of a new, world-class, Bay Area tradition: the Marin Sonoma Concours d’Elegance, an automotive exhibition and award show celebrating the beauty and craftsmanship of classic cars and motorcycles from every era. More than 200 entries from early sophisticates like the Duesenberg to the latest design by Ferrari will be on display from 10:00am-4:00pm. Special exhibits plus music, food, and family activities will fill up the program. The designated charity for this event is Hospice By The Bay, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been serving the Bay Area since 1975. For more information and to download an entrant application please visit http://www.marinsonomaconcours.org/
    May 17, 2009

    British Cars @ Woodland     05/17/09   www.ubscc.org/ Sacramento California

    May 17, 2009

    Shriner’s Concours                05/17/09   www.shrinersconcours.com/
    (SCCA) Rancho Cordova, California

    May 17, 2009

    JCNA Home

    Muckenthaler Cultural Center event on Sunday, May 17th
    1201 W Malvern Ave
    Fullerton, CA 92833
    (714) 738-6595

    May 19-23, 2009

    2009 JCNA Challenge Championship, May 19th - May 23rd
    - Hosted by the San Antonio Jaguar Club-

    The San Antonio Jaguar Club (SAJC) is putting the final touches on JCNA’s 2009 Challenge Championship. The event to be held “deep in the heart of Texas” May 19-23 promises to be a fun-filled event for Jag enthusiasts and their families. As for the CC events, there are many that JCNA members and guests will want to experience – from a Texas barbeque lunch and excursions to the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg; Luckenbach, Texas, and the rest of the Texas Hill Country, to a river taxi ride to a special reception at a private club along the Riverwalk and much more.

    The room rate has been reduced from $152 to $130 per night!! This rate is good during the JCNA Challenge Championship event in May and will be honored 3 days before and 3 days after it. Reservations must be made by April 19th and please mention the JCNA Event when booking your reservation to get this discount.

    May 20, 2009

    May 20, 2009 TX San Antonio Jaguar Club
    Jaguar Challenge Championship Tour to Luckenbach
    Brian Blackwell  Tel: 210-695-8504 Luckenbach Post Office, Luckenbach
    Both the Rally and the Tour go from the hotel to the legendary former post office made world famous in the song by Texans Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings. After we get you from the hotel downtown, the tour will show you the beautiful wildflowers and scenery of the South Texas Hill Country. At the end of the Tour, you will arrive at the Luckenbach, Texas, post office, where you can look around, have a beverage, and take photos. From there, you will receive directions to cover the 10 mile distance to the German settled city of Fredericksburg.

    May 21, 2009

    May 21, 2009 TX San Antonio Jaguar Club
    Jaguar Challenge Championship Slalom
    Tel: 210-695-8504 Alamodome Parking Lot South, E. Durango Blvd, San Antonio
    Rev up your machine, air up the tires, and come out to participate in the JCNA Slalom, staged on the grounds of the Alamodome complex just five blocks from the host hotel. After a morning of racing the clock we’ll break for everyone to have lunch on their own with time to prepare their car for the Concours the following day or explore The Alamo or Riverwalk.

    May 22, 2009

    May 22, 2009 TX San Antonio Jaguar Club
    Jaguar Challenge Championship Concours d’Elegance
    Tel: 210-695-8504 Main Plaza, San Antonio
    The Challenge Championship Concours d’Elegance will take place on Main Plaza in historic downtown San Antonio. This recently restored plaza is the Heart of the City, and was the staging area for the Siege of The Alamo in 1836. Once in place, participants will have time to prepare their vehicles, obtain lunch from a wide variety of eating establishments, and be judged. Once judged, you’ll have time to stroll the less traveled portion of the world famous Riverwalk, or take the trolley across.

    May 22 -23, 2009

    May 22-23 Paso Robles, CA
    THE PASO ROBLES CLASSIC
    Join Kruse International for its 2nd Annual event located in a very exclusive wine country area! Conveniently held between Los Angeles, Bakersfield and San Francisco, this is an event that you won't want to miss! Contact Kruse at 800-968-4444 for more information.

    May 27 - 31,2009

    Paso Robles, CA
    May 27th, 2009 through May 31st, 2009:  Convention 
    California Healey Week
    Planned events Thursday thru Saturday-drives, tours, speakers, tech sessions, Saturday Car Show and Awards Banquet. Limited to Austin Healey's including Sprite, Jensen, Nash.Visit website austin-healey.org for details.

    May 28-31, 2009

    356 Club Sponsored

    May 28-31 Porsche 356 Club North Meets South - Join us in Solvang for this great event.  For details and registration, click on the Download button to the left

    May 30 - 31,2009

    May 30, 2009 to May 31, 2009 IN Illinois Jaguar Club
    Spring Drive
    Tom & Daria Durham
    Tel: 847-251-9023 Columbus & French Lick Indiana,
    Join us for a weekend drive to Columbus on Saturday and French Lick on Sunday. We have been assured that the weather will co-operate this year and not be a repeat of last years "State of Emergency" rained out (flooded) drive.

    May 30, 2009

    Wine Country Classic  05/30-5/31 www.winecountryclassic.com

    SONOMA CALIFORNIA

    May 30, 2009 British Car Week  Planet Earth 05/30-06/07   www.britishcarweek.org
    June 5-7, 2009

    June 5, 2009 to June 7, 2009 BC
    Jaguars on the Road and in the Meadows  Art Dickenson.
    Tel: 604 465 7244 Fax : 604 465 7244 Pitt Meadows,
    Celebrating ten years of JCNA Affiliate Membership, Pacific Jaguar will have cars in the Pitt Meadows Parade, the Parade terminates at the Harris Road Showground. The cars will then be a part of the Group's display of Jaguars, representing five (all clubs in the Northwest Region ) or more perhaps from farther afield than the Oregon boys and girls.
    Special commemorative Awards are being designed and purchased for this our 1st decade of JCNA Membership and commitment to the Jaguar Marque.

    June 6, 2009

    356 Club Sponsored

    June 6  Porsche 356 Club Presents the 2nd Annual Friends of Steve McQueen Show.  Join us for this special day for a special cause at the Boys Republic. 

    June 7, 2009

    Fresno Concours (The Belmont)  San Joaquin Valley   06/07/09   www.deleganzaevents.com

    June 7, 2009

    British-By-The-Sea, Harkness Memorial State Park, Waterford, CT

    Contact John Bubela, Woof-mg@excite.com

    June 12-14 2009

    57th Annual Rallye Glenwoord Springs, CO

    Contact Larry, 303-838-4411 llfrakes@hotmail.com,

    www.mgcc.org

    June 14, 2009

    June 14, 2009 ON Ontario Jaguar Owners Association
    Concours d'Elegance John Taglione Tel: 416-494-4551 Ontario Science Center, 770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto
    OJOA  Annual Concours d'Elégance

    June 19-21 2009

    EuroMotor Extravaganza, Sand Springs, OK

    Contact Les 918-430-5968 gtvalfa@sbcglobal.net

    www.EuMoEx.com

    June 21 2009

    28th Annual British Car Field Day, Sussex Village Park, WI,

    Contact John Stockinger 262-521-1072 jstockinger4@wi.rr.com

    June 22,2009

    GoF West 2009            06/22-26   www.gofwest.com

    June 24, 2009

    MG 2009  Breckenridge,CO  06/24-28   www.mg2009.com

    June 28, 2009

    Click to open another copy of this web site in a separate window.

    Palo Alto Concours  06/28/09   www.paconcours.com (SCCA)

    July 11 2009

    July 11, 2009 OH Jaguar Association of Central Ohio Jag. Assoc. Central Ohio Concours Jim Baker
    Tel: 614-846-7032 Fax : 614-873-2884 Dublin Metro Center, Dublin
    36th Annual Concours d' Elegance Concours
    (sanctioned)

    July 18, 2009

    July 18, 2009 PA Jaguar Club of Pittsburgh
    Concours at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Linda S. Drago
    Tel: (412) 818-3485 Schenley Park, Pittsburgh
    Weekend activities include a Friday night welcome dinner at Edgewood Country Club with a silent auction; Saturday Concours, car shows and time trials, and Sunday vintage races and Marque of the Year parade. Please plan on joining us for a weekend filled with events!

    July 18, 2009

    JCNA Home

    July 18, 2009 Or Jaguar Owners Club of Oregon
    Annual Concours Paul Benninghoff
    Tel: 503-699-5517 Blue Lake Regional Park, Troutdale, Oregon
    Friday evening meet and great; Saturday concours including lunch awards banquet. Details to follow.

    July 18, 2009

    July 18, 2009 NC Carolina Jaguar Club
    CJC  Concours Mimi Morton
    Tel: (336) 294-3436 Switzerland Inn, Little Switzerland
    Our second year at scenic Little Switzerland with an incredible view of the mountains. Friday will feature a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway and a picnic lunch at a scenic location near Asheville.

    July 19, 2009

    July 19, 2009 CA San Diego Jaguar Club
    45th Annual Concours d'Elegance
    Stick Holmes Tel: 619 698-6868 Spanish Landing Park, San Diego
    45th Annual Concours d'Elegance held at the beautiful Spanish Landing Park on San Diego harbor.

    July 25, 2009

    July 25, 2009 IL Illinois Jaguar Club
    Jaguar Festival and Concours d'Elegance
    Allan Price
    Tel: 847/274-5577 Fax : 847/492-3463 Cantigny Estate, Wheaton
    We are celebrating our club's 40th anniversary with a Jaguar Festival and Concours d'Elegance at Cantigny, the estate of Colonel Robert McCormick, the former publisher of the Chicago Tribune. The 500 acre estate includes world class gardens, two very engaging museums, the McCormick mansion (open for tours) a 27-hole golf course, campground, and fine dining. Ample accomodations are within a short drive of the estate as are a number of fine areas for shopping. Easy access to and from the Illinois Tollway I-88.

    July 31, 2009 - August 1, 2009

     

    July 31, 2009 to August 1, 2009 BC Jaguar Car Club of Victoria
    Jaguars on the Island Terry Sturgeon
    Tel: 250-370-2299 IN Beautiful Victoria, ON Spectacular Vancouver Island
    Our 5th annual "Jaguars on the Island - A Celebration of Jaguar Automobiles". Ours is the largest and the best Jaguar event anywhere in North America, where all Jaguar enthusiasts and their Jaguars are celebrated in style. All Jaguars are gorgeous, and we welcome them all, from the most pampered show queen to the most experienced and well used daily driver.

    August 1, 2009

     

    August 1 Vintage Motor Cars of  Meadow Brook Shotwell Gustafson Pavillion at Meadow Brook Hall, Rochester Michigan

    August 11-12, 2009

    Carmel-By-The-Sea Concours
    August 11 to 12

    Carmel, California, USA

    August 14 - 16, 2009

     

    August 14- 16, 2009The 36th Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races, the premier historic race in North America, returns to the Monterey Peninsula on August 14- 16, 2009. Each year, a featured marque is chosen to commemorate the event.  This annual celebration of a specific manufacturer has intrigued thousands of compassionate enthusiasts from around the world.  In 2009, the featured marque will be Porsche.

    August 14 - 15, 2009

    August 14- 15 Sports & Classics of Monterey Portola Hotel & Spa & Monterey Conference Center, Monterey California

    August 14-15, 2009

    oncorso Italiano

    Concorso Italiano
    August 14th & 15th
    Marina Airport, California, USA

    August 14, 2009

    Bonhams Auction August 14, 2009 www.Bonhams.com

     

    August 15, 2009

    A Sale of Exceptional Motorcars and related Memorabilia

    Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club
    August 15
    www.Bonhams.com
    Carmel, California, USA

    August 15 - 16, 2009


    August 14- 15 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach
    Gooding & Co will be conducting its annual Pebble Beach Auctions August 2009. For more information, please contact (310)899-1960 or visit www.goodingco.com .

       
    August 16, 2009

    Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
    August 16

    Pebble Beach, California, USA

    August 23 2009

    UK Car Day, Riverbend Genesee Valley Park, NY, 585-872-65-36

    www.UKCarDay.com

    September 19-20 2009

    26th Annual Colorado English Motoring Conclave Arvada, CO,

    Contact: Gary George, 303-477-01189

    September 27,2009

    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
    27th Annual Newport Beach Concours d’Elegance at the
    St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point, CA 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM



    October 4, 2009

    30th Annual San Diego British Car Day
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    Maintaining Your Classic for the Spring Season

    Make sure all of your car's vitals are good. Check fluids and air pressure, read instruments properly to make sure they are all operating well.

    For maximum efficiency, make sure the timing of the engine and calibration of the carburetors are good.

    The gasoline used in a car is important. Use a high quality gas to prevent any dieseling effect. If you have a pinging effect, the problem could be your timing or carburetion. You may need to use an octane booster if you drive a car with a performance operating engine.

    Shine the car and buff it to perfection. We like the Maguire and 3M polishes, as they are user friendly. Also try the products from Griot's. Take your time when detailing your car. It can be a fun and relaxing experience.

    Finally, plan for lots of car events and activities. Take your favorite companion on a day trip... oh, and take a friend too.


    In the Next Issue:

    Highlights on Automobiles of the Amelia Island Concours

    Auction Results

    JCNA Challenge Championship. Highlights and Photos in the Next Issue.

    Updates on Restorations in Progress.

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