Fairfield County Concours

Best Sports Car at the 2008 Concours - Fairfield County Concours(Westport, CT)

The car was named Best Sports Car out of a very impressive field of cars! Congratulations Jan-Gee McCollam!


JCNA Challenge Championship Concours Results

Two spectacular cars competed in the JCNA Challenge Championship Concours that accomplished a score of 99.950/99.930.

Tom Krefetz

SW03-16932 99.950

1963 E-Type FHC Blue

San Diego Jaguar Club


David & Robin Levy

NC28-39730 99.930

1962 E-Type FHC Bronze

The Jaguar Club of Ohio




The San Antonio Jaguar Club (SAJC) JCNA’s 2009 Challenge Championship. The event held “deep in the heart of Texas” May 19-23 ended with a fun-filled event that brought many Jaguar enthusiasts and their families to participate in all events from the Luckenbach Rally, Slalom and the Concours. The San Antonio De Valero(Alamo) and surrounding areas served as an exceptional backdrop to the event and was enjoyed by all in attendance.




April 2009 Annual Mexico Concorso International Del Elegance

Club Jaguar of Mexico

Due to the Swine Flu in Mexico, The Annual Mexico Concorso International Del Elegance was canceled by the Mexican Government. The Jaguar Club in Mexico had held a private Jaguar Concours that included the showing and judging of their vehicles.The Annual Concorso Del Elegance was rescheduled for June 13, 2009 we will give you an update on this in the next newsletter.







1960 Porsche 356B Cabriolet

This car is being offered for sale in the Gooding & Co. Auction at Pebble Beach California scheduled for August 15th - 16th. Vehicle was restored to a spectacular finish with a superb craftsmanship. During the restoration process the entire car was disassembled and inspected. The body underwent a rotisserie restoration where it was stripped to bare metal. The metal was then fitted, primed, sealed, base coat, clear coat painted, color sanded and buffed. The engine was rebuilt, all mechanical components were serviced, rebuilt or replaced, including brake system, fuel system and electrical system, including a new wire loom and bright work was re-chromed. Complete with a new fitted interior with restored leather seats, all new panels and fitted gray German carpet. Features a hard top and soft top. Don't miss this spectacular example, become a registered bidder at Gooding & Company. Don't let this one get away!



1956 Jaguar XK-140 MC OTS

This is a numbers matching car that is in the process of being restored to show car level. It is in its original color combination in pastel blue with blue and grey interior and a blue hood. This is a high level restoration, with no expense being spared. In the last newsletter, the body and the metal work was done, primed, sealed, base coat, clear coat painted, and the engine and transmission were going into car. The panels and upholstery are being restored with superb craftsmanship. Please see the fall newsletter to view the restoration completed.


1962 Jaguar XKE Series I 3.8 OTS

A collector is having us restore this car to show level condition. Perfection was our goal in restoring this original roadster with heritage certificate and California black plate. It is a superb example car with flat floor welded louver bonnet. The 3.8 engine rebuilt to factory specifications matching and calibrated , body stripped to bare metal, metal work including the body, doors, bonnet and boot, then fitted to the body, painted, color sanded and buffed and bright work replaced or re-plated, new proper interior carpet, panels, dash and seats all redone, fitted with a correct British grain soft top to end the car's restoration with a spectacular finish.



1969 Maserati Ghibli

This customers car was an original car with so much popularity. It is currently being restored to show level condition to keep the car authentic. Body stripped to bare metal , doors, bonnet, then sealed, base coat, clear coat painted, color sanded, buffed. Each part is being restored to its original color including interior. Please stay tuned for more restoration updates.





The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance is an automotive charitable event held each year in March on the Amelia Island Ritz-Carlton Golf Course at Amelia Island, Florida. Rare and elegant cars compete and each entry is examined and rated for authenticity, function, history, style and quality of restoration by a team of judges that includes specialists for each car type.







Jim Asked:

  • I would like to know your opinion on performance upgrades for a Jaguar XKE restored. I am planning to use it on the highway and some club events.

Jim Wood, Salt Lake City, Utah

Tom Says:
We recommend performance upgrades to E-types and XK’s that people would like to drive and use on a frequent bases. The performance upgrades include 5 speed transmission, aluminum radiator with cooling fans, Weber carburators, brake system improvements larger caliper disks, improved power booster, suspension improvements, adjustable shocks, adjustable torsion bar, engine modifications and upgrades, and interior modifications for sound deadening.
These items can be picked and chosen individually. They will enhance the performance and comfort of your Jaguar while on the highway. The performance upgrades can be performed very easily at the time of the restoration. More and more collectors today are looking to enjoy driving their restored Jaguar. These performance improvements were not offered when these vehicles were manufactured but are available today and worth considering.


Steve Asks:

    • If the car is painted a different color than the original color, does this lower the value of the vehicle?

    Steve Tyler,  Atlanta, GA

Tom Says:

If the original documentation from the car, i.e. certification of authenticity or manufacturers documentation designates a paint code or specific color, it is best to keep the car that color.  If the color is not an attractive color you may want to paint it a more attractive color appealing to the general collector.  If you decided to paint the car a color that was offered in that year, and paint everything on the car that color, then it should not decrease the value.  There is another scenario where if you painted the car a color that was appealing to the general public or if the color was an interesting color, then this could also help retain the highest value of the vehicle.


    John Asks :
    • How do Jaguar E-types keep their value and what series is a collectors choice?

    John Watkins, South Dakota

    Tom Says:

    The answer is very simple. Supply, demand, quality and style.
    These cars were way ahead of their time when produced in the sixties and they make fabulous driving sports cars today with performance and style. People can really appreciate and relate back to the E-type.
    The Series I is the most collectable of the series Jaguars with the Series II following then Series III. All are great cars to own, drive and enjoy.


    • If I have a 1961-1967 California Jaguar, why is the VIN # so much longer than usual?

    Car Collector, USA

    Tom Says:

    The California DMV added a J for Jaguar and the last two digits of the year of the vehicle at the beginning of the factory VIN# between 1961 and 1967. This was so that it would fit into their system. A separate tag was riveted near the factory data plate.


    Dates Event Description
    June 12-14, 2009

    57th Annual Rallye Glennwood Springs, CO

    Contact Larry, 303-838-441

    June 20, 2009

    Jaguar 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.

    Hosted by Jaguar Club of San Diego. This session will be held at Classic Showcase

    June 19-21, 2009

    EuroMotor Extravaganza, Sand Springs, OK

    Contact Joel Rosen, 410-775-7937

    June 28, 2009

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    The 2009 Concours d'Elegance

    Sunday, June 28th, at Stanford



    June 28 - July 3 , 2009

    Austin Healey Conclave "Healeys on the Bay"
    Sprite 50th Anniversary

    June 28 - July 3 2009

    Sheraton Hotel &
    Marina on Harbor Island,
    San Diego, California, USA

    For more information please visit Austin Healey Conclave

    July 10-11, 2009



    San Jose Collector Car Auction
    Kruse International along with Mike Hennessy bring to you Hot San José Nights. Join us for this fantastic event located in sunny
    California . Contact Kruse International at 800-968-4444 for more info rmation.

    Please visit for details.

    July 12 , 2009

    CA Central Coast Jaguar Drivers Club
    Gathering of Friends Laguna Park Concours

    July 12, 2009

    San Luis Obispo, California, USA

    For more details please visit Jaguar Clubs of North America

    July 11- 12, 2009

    356 Club Logo

    Dana Point Concours

    Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:00 AM - Sun Jul 12, 2009 5:00 PM

    The Dana Point Concours at Lantern Bay Park. Saturday Tour d' Elegance and reception. Sunday Concours and lunch.

    For info visit

    July 18, 2009








    Jaguar Owners Club of Oregon Concours
    July 18, 2009

    Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville, Oregon, USA

    For more details please visit Jaguar Clubs of North America

    July 18, 2009
    July 19, 2009


    CA S.D.J.C. 44th Annual Concours d'Elegance
    July 19, 2009

    Spanish Landing Park
    San Diego, California, USA

    For more information visit Jaguar Club San Diego

    July 19, 2009

    2009 Presidio of San Francisco Concours d’Elegance
    July 19, 2009

    July 19, 2009

    The Presidio of San Francisco – MAIN POST
    Enter the Presidio through the Lombard Gate and follow signage to event site

    Event is open to the public from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Tickets are $50.00 and must be purchased in advance via this website. Proof of event ticket purchase will be required to enter event parking. Limited parking is available at event site for a fee.

    for form and details visit Event

    July 24-25, 2009



    35 th Annual Denver Collector Car Auction
    The Wings Over The
    Rockies Air and Space Museum will play host to the 35th annual Denver Collector Car Auction. Call Kruse International at ....... 1-800-968-4444 to register to sell or bid at this exciting event!

    Please visit for details.

    July 29, - August 2, 2009
    July 31, 2009



    16 th Annual Verona Collector Car Auction
    Kruse International is back for its 6th Annual
    Verona Collector Car Auction. Held at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino located near Syracuse, New York at an all new 20,000 acre resort. Auction held in the Event center at 5218 Patrick Road, Verona , New York , adjacent to the hotel and casino. Contact Kruse International at 800-968-4444 to consign to this great event that you won't want to miss! Please visit for details.


    August 2, 2009

    30th Annual Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance
    August 2 2009

    Meadow Brook Hall
    and Grounds Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA

    For more Information visit Meadow Brook Concours


    August 7 - 8, 2009

    WA Jaguar Drivers and Restorers Club
    Concours D'Elegance Marymoor Park

    August 7 to 8, 2009

    Redmond, Washington, USA

    For more information visit Seattle Jaguar Club

    August 11-12, 2009

    Automobilia Montery The International Expo

    Tuesday, August 11, 2009 10am to 6pm

    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 10am to 7pm

    Largest show of only original automobilia in America.

    For more information visit Automobilia Monterey

    August 10-11, 2009

    Carmel-By-The-Sea Concours
    August 10 to 11, 2009

    Carmel, California, USA

    Please visit Motor Club Events

    August 3-12, 2009

    Pebble Beach Motoring Classic

    The Pebble Beach Motoring Classic is the ultimate road trip for enthusiasts with automobiles that have more than a dash of elegance. The Motoring Classic begins near Seattle, Washington, and covers approximately 1,500 miles as it winds down through the mountains and along the coast of the Pacific Northwest on its way to the ultimate auto destination — the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

    Visit for complete details.

    August 13, 2009

    Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance presented by Rolex

    The Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance presented by Rolex is an annual driving event that delights entrants and spectators alike.

    Visit for complete details.

    August 12-16 2009

    Pebble Beach Auction

    This event is presented by Gooding & Company, and is one of the most anticipated events of the Pebble Beach Automotive Weekend. Fittingly, it has expanded in recent years to two evenings—both Saturday and Sunday.

    Visit for complete details.

    August 14, 2009












    Friday, August 14, 2009 during Monterey Car Week.

    August 14, 2009

    Quail Lodge Concours
    Bonhams & Butterfields’
    annual auction

    August 14, 2009

    Carmel, California, USA

    For more information visit Quail Lodge Events

    August 14-16, 2009

    Pebble Beach RetroAuto

    Located immediately adjacent to the main pedestrian entrance to the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the elegant RetroAuto pavilion features rare collectibles and memorabilia from our automotive past, as well as the latest luxury goods and technological tools to enhance today's driving experience. Exhibitors represent a variety of retail and manufacturing categories, including historic automobilia, auto parts, original poster art, books and literature, fine art, photography and posters, as well as luxury items to complement the motoring lifestyle.

    Visit for more information.

    August 13-14, 2009

    oncorso Italiano

    Concorso Italiano
    August 13th & 14th, 2009
    Marina Airport, California, USA

    For more information visit Concorso Webpage

    August 15 - 16, 2009

    Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction
    August 15 to August 16

    Monterey, California, USA

    For more information visit RM Auctions

    August 14-16, 2009

    Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races
    August 14 to 16, 2009

    36th Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races

    Wimbledon. Kentucky Derby. Super Bowl. America’s Cup. Indianapolis. Le Mans. Daytona ... each the epitome of sporting excellence. Add to that list the Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races. Since 1974, the Rolex Monterey Historics have showcased the world’s passion for vintage racing cars and has risen to a preeminent place on the international motorsports calendar, held at the beautiful Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. This General Racing event is a multi-day showcase of the cars and people of motor racing history from the beginning of the sport to the present day, showcasing over 400 of the finest vintage racing cars in the world, while encouraging their preservation so present and future generations can see them perform as they once did.

    More Information
    Monterey, California, USA

    August 15-16, 2009

    Gooding & Co. Auction
    August 15 and 16, 2009

    Pebble Beach, California, USA

    For more information visit Gooding & Company

    August 16, 2009

    Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
    August 16, 2009
    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. The Concours is not a contest of speed, but of excellence. Automobiles are judged for their historical accuracy, their technical merit and their style. And the best garner reward and recognition. The 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance will feature Bugatti and Bentley.

    Visit for more information.
    Pebble Beach, California, USA

    September 6, 2009

    Rocky Mountain Concours d'Elegance

    Rocky Mountain Councours D'elegance

    The Broadmoor avails its exclusive holdings to our annual Concours d'Elegance. The Broadmoor's West golf course will be transformed into a Concours show field containing the best antique, classic, historic race cars, limited production sports cars and vintage motorcycles from all over the United States .

    Please visit for full details.

    September 4 - 7, 2009

    2009 Lime Rock Vintage Festival


    Fri. Sep 4, 2009 7:00 AM - Mon. Sep 7, 2009 6:00 PM

    Lime Rock Vintage Festival See 

    Location: Lakeville, CT
    September 12 - 13, 2009

    Fairfield County Councours d'Elegance


    Sat. Sep 12, 2009 8:00 AM - Sun. Sep 13, 2009 5:00 PM

    Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance at the Fairfield County Hunt Club, Westport CT.

    Saturday: Nutmeg Tour for Autism, Car Club Celebration, Restoration Demos, Seminars. d'Elegance Reception and Celebrity Dinner.

    Sunday: Concours from 10am to 4pm. Classes Porsche, Alfa, Packard.


    Location: Westport Connecticut

    Phone: 203 227 8445

    September 18-20,2009

    Glenmoor Gathering

    The Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles

    More than 175 vehicles in total will be on display.  In addition to the automotive authors, artists will have their automotive artwork on display and for sale throughout the weekend.  The annual Concours is held at the Glenmoor Country Club in Canton, Ohio.

    Pleasevisit for more information.

    September 18-20, 2009

    Palos Verde

    Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance
    September 18 - 20, 2009

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

    Please visit PV Concours for more information

    September 20, 2009

    The 3rd Dayton Concours d'Elegance

    This event will be held at Carillon Park . All proceeds benefit Dayton History. Marmon will be the featured marque for the event.

    Please visit www . daytonconcours .com for more information.

    September 27, 2009

    12th Annual Coronado Speed Festival

    Sat. Sep 26, 2009 8:00 AM - Sun. Sep 27, 2009 5:00 PM

    12th Annual Coronado Speed Festival

    Info and Tickets see

    Location: San Diego, CA
    September 27, 2009

    26th annual Newport Beach Concours d'Elegance
    September 27, 2009

    St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point, California, USA

    For more information visit Newport Beach Concours

    September 27, 2009

    St. Michaels Concours d' Elegance

    The Third Annual St. Michaels Concours d'Elegance
    September 25-27, 2009
    At The Inn at Perry Cabin, St. Michaels, Maryland

    This year's event will feature the coachbuilt Chrysler Imperial models of the 1930's and French coachbuilt automobiles, along with other significant award winning motor cars, a total of 50 of the best automobiles in the world from the Golden Age of Motoring, 1900-1942. All entries will be shown for the first time at the St. Michaels Concours d'Elegance. The Concours will also feature a display of vintage carriages and classic wooden speed boats from the same era, all shown on the elegant waterside lawn of the Inn at Perry Cabin overlooking the scenic Miles River and Chesapeake Bay.

    Tickets go on sale March 1, 2009
    General Admission $50
    VIP Tickets $100

    For more information please visit St Michaels Concours

    October 3-4, 2009

    October 3-4, 2009

    The 5th Annual Festa di Ferrari

    A great charity Concours event with spectacular cars held at the Italian Center in Stamford , CT.    Wonderful food, live entertainment and auction…it gets bigger every year! Festivities begin Saturday evening.

    Info: Darryl or Paul Bova (203)329-9710, e-mail: .

    October 4, 2009

    29th Annual San Diego British Car Day
    Sunday, October 4, 2009

    San Diego, California, USA

    Please visit San Diego British Car Day for more information

    October 4, 2009


    The Niello Concours at Serrano
    October 4, 2009

    Gold River, California, USA

    Please visit Niello Concours at Serrano for more information

    October 8-10, 2009

    The Hershey Auction 2009
    One of the World's Largest Collector Car Auctions during the AACA Eastern Division Fall Meet in Hershey Pennsylvania. The 17th Annual “Hershey Auction” will be held at the beautiful
    Giant Center on the show and swap meet grounds. Contact Kruse at 800-968-4444 to consign your collector car today for “The Hershey Auction”.

    Please visit for information.

    October 11, 2009

    2nd annual Vintage Motor Cars at Hershey auction
    October 11, 2009

    Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA

    For more information please visit RM Auctions

    October 22-25, 2009

    Avila Beach

    Avila Beach Concours d'Elegance
    Oct 22-25th

    Avila Beach, California, USA

    For more information please visit Avila Beach Concours

    October 23-25,2009

    Classic Car Auction of Toronto - Fall
    This event will be held at the International Centre in
    Ontario .

    Visit for information.

    October 29- Nov 1, 2009

    Hilton Head

    Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance & Motoring Festival
    October 29 - November 1, 2009

    South Carolina, USA

    For more information please vist Hilton Head Island Concours



    Maintaining Your Classic for the Summer Season


    • Check and change fluids as needed
    • Check gasoline if old, drain and replace
    • Charge battery, check or replace as needed
    • Check pressure on all tires, don't forget the spare
    • Check make sure that bolts and suspension points are tight
    • Check radiator anti-freeze level and note the color of the fluid. It should be a bright green. If not, it may need changing.
    • Check engine performance for possible need of a tune up,
      carburetor and timing adjustment
    • Perform a full vehicle detail



    In the Next Issue:

    Bonhams & Butterfields, RM and Gooding & Company Auction Results

    Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Highlights and Photos in the next issue.

    Updates on Restorations in progress.

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