1967 Jaguar XKE Series 1 4.2 FHC
Restoration by Classic Showcase

Classic Showcase has just completed a show-driver restoration to a 1967 Jaguar XKE Series I 4.2 FHC for a very good customer of ours. In Jaguar dark blue with tan interior, this Jaguar underwent a comprehensive restoration with performance upgrades requested by the owner. This vehicle has been delivered to its new home and will be used this summer for many planned outings and activities.


1963 Jaguar XKE Series I 3.8 OTS
Restored by Classic Showcase

Classic Showcase has also completed another show-driver restoration to a 1963 Jaguar XKE OTS for another good customer of ours. In black with tan interior, this vehicle has been restored with many upgrades including a connection port for an IPod. Classic Showcase wants to assure you that while this Jaguar had many upgrades to accommodate the customer’s desires, we did not compromise the integrity of this great classic. This beautiful automobile is currently being test driven and prepared for delivery here in Southern California.


Concours d'Elegance

The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance is one of the nation's premier vintage automotive events and features over 250 race classics from many seldom-seen private collections. These historically significant cars, trucks, and motorcycles have inspired many designs around the world, sparking the dreams of young and old alike. The event is held at the Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach adjacent to the Ritz-Carlton.

The 12th Annual 2007 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance was slightly different than in prior years; instead of a car marque, Amelia celebrated the Targa Florio, Mille Miglia, Carrera Panamericana, and the Isle of Man TT motorcycle race. These races were staged on public roads which covered difficult and dangerous terrain. The histories of these races are exciting, though not without their share of tragic and fatal endings. These races are no longer run due to safety concerns and changing public opinion; many cars and motorcycles that once competed have been carefully preserved. Legendary World Endurance Champ, Derek Bell, was this year's Honoree. His resume includes five wins at LeMans, three Daytona victories, and the 1985 and 1986 World Endurance Champion. 'For the 2007 show, we will have one of the most successful endurance racers to ever put on a helmet,' says Bill Warner, Concours founder and chairman. From Formula 1 to touring cars and the world endurance series, Derek Bell has a lot of ‘seat time' in many different cars on both sides of the Atlantic. Only two other drivers have more wins at LeMans, which puts him in some very rare company.


RM Auction: Amelia Island 2007




Best in show - Jaguar 1953 Jaguar XK 120 FHC

Classic Showcase’s Tom Krefetz headed a committee of San Diego Jaguar Judges to assist and judge in the Mexico Club Jaguar Gran Concurso Internacional de Elegancia, April 18th-23rd, 2007. Included in this committee were Bob Anderson, Harvey Williamson, and Pete Reith.

The first day the SDJC committee had a classroom setting meeting with members of the Mexico Jaguar Club for the finalization of several member’s completion of Jaguar judging training. The second day the committee was able to take the new Jaguar judges out and perform practice judging on the field. The third day they were able to judge their first Concours event and on the fourth day awards were presented.

There was a beautiful selection of automobiles and the enthusiasm for these classics was uplifting. There is great interest in preserving these automobiles and with the largest show in the country, the feeling and passion was present.

Classic Showcase Inc., Tom Krefetz, and the San Diego Jaguar judges that had the privilege of attending and assisting in this event would like to thank Enrique Vila, Concours Chairman, Jeff Carlson, JCM Director and Chief Judge, Alejandro Isoard, JCM President, and the Jaguar Club of Mexico for their hospitality, generosity, and kindness.


Keels and Wheels Concours and Worldwide group auction
May 5th and 6th - Seabrook, TX

This year's Keels and Wheels Concours and Worldwide Group Auction was well attended and joined by special guest Sir Stirling Moss, who raced from 1948 to 1962 and won 194 of the 497 races he entered, including 16 Formula One Grands Prix.

He was accompanied by Carroll Shelby, professional racer and visionary of what is considered perhaps the greatest sports car and one of the fastest road cars ever constructed - the Shelby Cobra.

Stirling Moss (Left) and Carroll Shelby (Right)


42nd Annual Fallbrook Vintage Car Show

Fallbrook, CA

The Fallbrook Vintage Car Club held its 42nd annual vintage car show. Tom Krefetz won ‘Best Sports Car’ for his 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC which was recently restored by Classic Showcase


SDJC Chartered the Californian

June 9, 2007

The San Diego Jaguar Club chartered the historic 19th century warship replica, the Californian in San Diego bay. She was launched with great fanfare for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles. In July 2003, the governor signed a bill into law designating the Californian as the official tall ship of the State of California. She is the only ship to carry this prestigious title. Since her launching in San Diego the ship has played host to thousands of adventure travelers, sailing enthusiasts, students and history buffs up and down the West coast. She has also made voyages to Hawaii, Mexico and the East coast of the United States. 


Q: What are the most desirable series and year in a Jaguar XKE?
Bart Brady, Richmond, VA

Well Bart, that’s a very good question.
All Series E-types are great cars. This vehicle was designed and built way ahead of its time. The Series I covered headlights from 1961-1967 are the most desirable and collectable E-type. The 1961 XKE featured the 3.8 engine and continued throughout the Series until 1965. From then on the E-type featured a 4.2 engine with a synchronized transmission to make it a better driver.
The E-type featured covered headlights and a similar bumper design from 1961-1967.


Q: I’m interested in buying a 356 but I don’t understand why Speedsters cost so much?
Louis Elliot, Seattle, WA

The Speedster is a very unique car that became famous with the popularity of Hollywood movies, James Dean, and Porsche Racing. The Pre A and A models were the early cars of Porsche with a very basic body style great for a nice day drive.
With a simple designed convertible and a light body, this is a very desirable and collectable early convertible. Also, with limited production and not many originals available today, the supply of parts is getting very scarce.
The demand is there but the supply is not, increasing the value of these fine automobiles.


Q: What makes the Ferrari 330 GTC so desirable?
Andrew McCoy, Newport Beach, CA

This model Ferrari is a spectacular sport touring coupe great for traveling.
Not only is it comfortable but there’s plenty of room behind the seat for your luggage giving you additional space in the trunk for your golf clubs. This model also is very luxurious and stylish with the original Enzo designed 12 cylinder engine and great improvements by Ferrari including a 5 speed transmission for performance, Borani wheels, and a great air conditioning system.
It seems as though all 50-60’s era Ferrari’s are holding value and appreciating as time passes. Also, the nicer the example the more value the car will hold.

The first thing you need to do is decide what type of show you want to attend. The judging can vary from originality, restored, driver, and concourse. Others are judged on what has been customized and modified.

When a vehicle is being judged for its authenticity the car needs to look as it did when it first rolled out of the factory. If your car is being judged in a modified, hot rod or custom show then you need to prepare your vehicle for that type of show. If you enter in a show based on the restoration of your vehicle, then you need to have your car and all of its components restored to perfection. A ground up or body off restoration is recommended. The car should look original and stock.

A general car show is open to various marques and models which are all shown on one field. A car club show is open to all car club members. A concours show has written rules and regulations governing the judging and structure of the event. Each marque is judged along with numerous other marques equally according to their fit, paint condition, chrome condition, interior condition, etc. Another type of judging is “people's choice” this means that the public or participants will vote on the car of their choice and the car will not be judged for correctness, authenticity, or originality.

Before you compete in a show, do your homework. Study your car, take notes and become aware of what is original and what has been modified on your classic.

Once you decide on the type of show you will be attending, you need to prepare your classic car accordingly. Keep in mind that in any type of show the cleanliness of the vehicle is very important. Whichever way you decide to show your car, over time you can always improve and restore your classic car and continue entering shows.

You may also want to consider attending a show as a spectator first, before showing. This will help you learn how the judging takes place and how people prepare their vehicles before showing, as well as the process of how the show is organized.

You will also meet people, form friends, and learn from others. You should also look into a local car club of your marque. If you become a member of this club you can participate in their activities. Most clubs will publish a newsletter which will have a calendar of events. Some of these events should include up coming car shows that you may want to participate in. By doing this, it will help you to get more familiarized with your vehicle and you can watch other examples of the same make and model being shown. Bring your camera, as you observe other vehicles being shown and take pictures of components and features on the cars that you like. Then you can restore or upgrade your vehicle to a similar standard.
Your financial commitment to this hobby is your next concern. You don't have to make a large investment in order to show your car. You can attend with your car and still enjoy the common enthusiasm, learn about your car, and showing. As your budget for your hobby increases you can improve your cars overall condition for competing in shows.

There are several types of people that show their vehicles. The first type of participant is a novice or a beginner, this is someone who is just happy to be apart of the event. They mingle amongst other competitors and are not so serious about the show. They are not there to win an award. This person wants to improve and learn at each show and has the desire to better his or her vehicle.

An intermediate participant is someone who has had more experience at shows and takes them a little more seriously. This person is more committed to showing their vehicle. They want their car to compete well against others. They don't expect to win first place or best in class but would like to take an award home.

Then, there is the advanced participant. This is someone who is very serious about competing in these events and wants to be the best or close to it. This person has one goal in mind and that is to take home the trophy. Most of these participants will trailer their vehicles which are commonly referred to as “Trailer Queens.” This person will research and study their car to ensure that their classic is as correct and standard as possible. They will always have their car improved for the next show and usually never spare any expense for the restoration as needed.

We hope that this helps inform you in your preparation for the next classic car show you’re planning on attending. It is a fun hobby and it’s exciting to be around other participants that feel the same way you do about your classic automobile.

Your comments are welcomed and if you have any other questions please feel free to ask Tom. management@classicshowcase.com

June 22-24 A Day on the Village Green
A Day on the Village Green presented by the Reno Jaguar Club will host an all British Car Show and Concours on June 22, 23 and 24, 2007 at the Cal-Neva Resort in Crystal Bay, Nevada. Special rate room reservations and registration will fill up fast so please make the necessary arrangements in advance. Room reservations: Call the Cal-Neva Resort reservation line (800)225-6382. Contact: Dave or Sunny Minedew DaveM@renojaguarclub.com or Concours Chairman: Mike Johnson  MikeJ@renojaguarclub.com
June 22-24 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Goodwood, UK

The Festival of Speed can justifiably claim to be the world’s biggest and most diverse celebration of the history of motor sport. It is the only occasion where you will see in action the greatest competition cars and star drivers from all eras: everything from 19th century steam carriages to current Formula One; fabulous racing motorcycles ; classic rally cars to 3000bhp dragsters; plus motor sport legends like Moss, Surtees, Brabham and Andretti rubbing shoulders with today's hottest properties such as Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso, Petter Solberg and Colin McRae.

June 24

Palo Alto Concours d’Elegance at Stanford

The 41st annual Palo Alto Concours d'Elegance is poised to uphold the reputation of quality which sets this automotive event apart from others in the Bay Area. Plans are underway to once again assemble a field of outstanding classic and collector cars, supplemented by a variety of special-interest auto displays. This event takes place on the Stanford University athletic fields. Ferrari, the ultimate Italian exotic, is our European marque, and Cord the American marque. Although for quite different reasons, both hold positions of high regard in the automotive community, and pristine examples of both will be on display. http://www.paconcours.com

July 1

52nd Porsche Parade

San Diego Region is excited and proud to host the 52nd Porsche Parade, the third time this wonderful event will be held in America's Finest City.

July 7

Brasher's Collector Car Show & Auction
Brasher's Auto Auctions, in conjunction with the Capital City Cruisers Car Club, will be conducting a Collector Car Show & Auction at their location in Sacramento, California. This will be one of the largest Collector Car Shows & Collector Car Auctions in Northern California. This event is scheduled for Saturday, July 7, 2007 at Brasher's Sacramento Auto Auction, 6233 Blacktop Road in Rio Linda, California. Up to 200 cars in the show and we're expecting 200 or more cars for the live auction.

When: 07-07-2007, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: 6233 Blacktop Road, Rio Linda, CA 95673
July 8 21st Annual Dana Point Concours d'Elegance

The Porsche 356 Club is proud to present its annual Concours d'Elegance featuring the Porsche 356 automobile.
The two day event will take place at scenic Lantern Bay Park overlooking the Dana Point Harbor. More Info.

July 14 Jaguar Owners Club of Oregon Concours d’ Elegance
The Jaguar Owners Club of Oregon wishes to invite Jaguar Owners to participate in the 2007 Concours d'Elegance at the McMenamin's Grande Lodge in Forest Grove, Oregon. It will take place Saturday, July 14th. Room accommodations have been made at both McMenamin's Grande Lodge (899-992-9533) and Best Value Inn of Forest Grove (503-357-9000). Be sure to mention the Jaguar Club and call before June 13, 2007
Paul Benninghoff, Meet Chairman 503-699-5517

July 21

Jaguar JCNA Concours Judging Training Session


The San Diego Jaguar Club members will have the opportunity to attend a Judging Training Session strictly for Jaguar Concours Judging at Classic Showcase in Oceanside, California. Upon completion of the training session the judges become certified and are eligible to judge for any JCNA Jaguar Club event in the world.



July 27-29

The Inaugural William K. Vanderbilt Jr. Concours d'Elegance.
Modern racing legends Sir Stirling Moss and Dan Gurney will headline the weekend celebration of all things automotive, including legendary drivers, competition cars, and grand classics from all eras. 

"Willie K." as William K. Vanderbilt, Jr. was known, drove his way to fame as the world land speed record holder in 1904, and in the same year launched AAA and its successors on one of the longest running auto championship series ever, with the creation of the original Vanderbilt Trophy.

July 31-August 4

JCNA Indianapolis Challenge Championship Concours & Rally
The 2007 JCNA Indianapolis Challenge Championship Concours and Rally will be held on July 31-August 4th. Headquarters for the 2007 CC will be the Crowne Plaza at Historic Union Station. This unique downtown Indianapolis Hotel is housed within “America’s first union station” and listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It features unusual and spacious guestrooms, 26 of which are authentic Pullman car rooms, named and decorated after famous personalities from the early 20th century. Pullman’s Restaurant and Lounge offers hospitality and wait ’til you see the “ghost travelers” haunting the premises. Located in the heart of Downtown Indianapolis, the hotel is adjacent to the Indiana Convention Center and RCA Dome, home of the Indianapolis Colts, Conseco Fieldhouse, Circle Center Mall, The Indianapolis Zoo, White River Gardens and the NCAA Hall of Champions. Restaurants, nightclubs, art venues and other attractions are minutes away and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a short drive. The Full Challenge Championship schedule and entry forms will reach you in an upcoming Jaguar Journal and will be available on jcna.com. Make reservations by calling 800 996-8916 or 317 631-2221.

August 3 RM Vintage Motor Car Auction at Meadow Brook Hall

Shotwell Gustafson Pavilion at Meadow Brook Hall, Rochester, Michigan

It is the unique combination of rarely seen, unusual, and historic cars at both the Concours d’Elegance and the RM auction that has and will continue to attract thousands of automobile enthusiasts and participants from around the world.
August 4

The Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance is considered to be one of the most prestigious events of its kind in the world. Held on the grounds of Oakland University’s historic Meadow Brook Hall, it is the perfect setting for this elegant and world renowned event. The annual Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance culminates a week-long celebration of events centered around automotive history and heritage, and ends with the "main event" on Sunday, August 5th, 2007.



August 14

The Inaugural Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue
9:00am to 4:00pm, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Ocean Avenue in downtown Carmel, California

This sophisticated yet friendly concours d'elegance will showcase unserved marques on underutilized days of the famed Monterey Car Week that includes numerous races, collector car auctions and concours. There will be classes for British, German, French, Muscle and more with a focus on cars built from 1964 through 1972. The event will be strictly judged by an expert panel according to SCCA guidelines.

Contact: Cindy Meitle 480 659-9413 or Cindy@carprusa.com

August 16

Christies Auction at the Monterey Jet Center

August 17

9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Bayonet Black Horse Golf Course
Monterey Bay, CA

August 17-19

It's appropriate that as Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca celebrates its 50th Anniversary the longest running event on the schedule celebrates the history of automobile racing. This year's marque highlights Indy Roadsters, bringing to life the original open-wheelers and bringing the spirit of Indy back to the Central California Coast. The Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races are the largest events held during the renowned classic car weekend in Monterey California. More than 40,000 visitors worldwide annually attend the Historic Races. The Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races are a tribute of motor racing history, historic automobiles and the people who made them. Each year, more than 375 of the finest historic race and sports cars are entered in 14 race groups that span nearly every era of motorsports history.

August 17-18 Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction

The Portola Plaza Hotel and Monterey Conference Center
Monterey, California

August 19

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Once each year, on a Sunday in August, 175 of the most prized collector cars in the world roll onto what is often called the best finishing hole in golf — the famed eighteenth fairway at Pebble Beach. Tire meets turf and transformation occurs: the stage is set for one of the most competitive events in the automotive world. The occasion is the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

event details

August 19
Dawn Field opens to entrants
9 a.m. Judging commences
10:30 a.m. Field opens to spectators
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Awards are presented

August 18-19

September 9

Palos Verdes Concours d’ Elegance



Jaguar Owners Club of Los Angeles is having a sanctioned Jaguar Concours at this event.

South Coast Botanic Garden, Palos Verdes Peninsula

September 30 Danville d’Elegance.

With the support of exotic sports car owners, fine auto enthusiasts, and sports car clubs, the 2007 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 for The Parkinson's Institute. In 2007 we expect over 175 Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and other exotic marques to be on display along Hartz Avenue and surrounding streets.

October 5-7 10th Annual Coronado Classic Speed Festival

North Island Naval Base, San Diego CA

October 6th Inland Empire Jaguar Club Wine Country Concours

The Inland Empire Jaguar Club is a JCNA-affiliated Jaguar Club that serves the Jaguar Enthusiasts of the Inland California Empire. Our area of service includes Temecula, Riverside, Murietta, Menifee, Lake Elsinore, Fallbrook, Corona, Sun City, Hemet, Norco, Ontario, San Bernardino and the many surrounding communities.

Downtown Idyllwild, CA

October 7th 28th Annual San Diego British Car Day

If you haven’t attended our “Rolling British Car Day” yet, you’ve really, really missed a unique event! Last year, in spite of weeks of rain preceding the event, and rain on the day of the event, we still had over 125 wonderful British Cars of all shapes and sizes participate for a backcountry tour of San Diego, ending at Felicita Park in Escondido for a great picnic. The purpose of Rolling British Car Day is simple – to get as many folks and clubs together as possible, and to put their wonderfully different British cars on the road!! We seek to foster camaraderie and have you meet new friends and see old ones! It’s quite a sight to see British cars as far as you can see ahead of you, and even more in your rear view mirror!!!

October 11-12 Hershey Fall Classic Car Auction

Featuring the Estate of Helen Swigart
Hershey, PA

October 19-21 Toronto International Fall Classic Car Auction

International Centre, Mississauga, Ontario

October 26-28 Avila Beach Concours d'Elegance

A Benefit for Hospice of San Luis Obispo County

Avila Beach Ride, Rally Gala, & Concours


November 1-4 Hilton Head Island Concours d’ Elegance & Motoring Festival

November 1-4, 2007

Hilton Head, South Carolina

In the Next Issue:

-Update on the Monterey/ Pebble Beach week
-JCNA Challenge Championship
-Palos Verdes
-More updates on current restorations
-Ask Tom
And more…..

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