QUESTION: I am considering buying a Series 2 E-Type. While I've owned early and late sedans before, this will be my first E-Type. What should I be aware of in regards to purchasing this Jaguar?

• ANSWER: We would recommend you have an independent buyers examination performed. This is very inexpensive insurance to make sure you are getting what you expect. This is a service we can perform for you, or if you are not local to our shop, we can recommend someone in your area.

QUESTION: I own a 1966 E Type and I want to reupholster it to its original suede green colors. Where would you recommend I go for these items?

• ANSWER: You can buy a kit, but they don’t fit as well as having it custom tailored to your car. Another option for you would be to send your components to us here at Classic Showcase, where our master trimmers will reupholster them for you in all of the proper materials. The third option would be to send your car to us so we can custom tailor it to fit perfectly to your car, and install it for you as well.

I own a 1962 XKE OTS and I wanted to see the different colors available for my year. Can you tell me where I can get a paint color chip?

• ANSWER: Go to the color library on TCP Global’ s website for more direction: You can also go to  the following site to locate the colors that were appropriate for your year Jaguar if you are considering changing it from the original color, to another year appropriate one:

QUESTION: I just bought a Series I E-type and I am not familiar with where to place the jack under the car.

• ANSWER: Be careful and do not put the jack on the picture frame in the front as it will bend it. Put it on the bottom of the suspension, or on the sides of the car where there is a jacking point, below the rockers. When you lift the Jaguar be careful and put something soft like old carpet on the jack to protect the car. Place a pair of wheel chocks under the wheels not being raised. If you're raising the back, place the chocks under the front wheels. If you're raising the front, place them behind the back. Lift your Jaguar at two of the lift points using your floor jacks. There is one just behind each front wheel, and one just in front of each back wheel. You will need to jack up your Jaguar by either both front lift points or both back lift points to avoid twisting the frame. You could also use a floor jack under the back near the rear pumpkin.

QUESTION: I have been watching Classic Showcase, and the world market on XKE’s the last few years and saw a tremendous increase in the car’s values from year to year. Do you feel it is still worth the investment and that the market will stay strong?

• ANSWER: Yes indeed. Since the 50th anniversary of the E-type, the collectors & enthusiasts have been purchasing the high quality E-types for top dollar. We do not see this changing over the next few years.

QUESTION: Do you know where I can get a wiring diagram for a 3.8 & a 4.2 Jaguar XKE?

• ANSWER: You can download at the following link for the 3.8 here: The 4.2 version may be downloaded here:

QUESTION: I was wondering how you determine the value of a classic car when you are trying to buy or sell...

We use "CPI" which is published by Black Book. It is an incredible, informative price guide and reference, and we highly recommend it!

How old and dangerous are your tires?

In February 2008, the owner of a 1998 Ford Explorer in Georgia needed a new tire for his SUV and ended up buying a used one. When he was driving two weeks later, the tread suddenly separated from the tire. The Explorer went out of control and hit a motorcycle, killing its rider. An analysis of the used tire revealed that it was nearly 10 years old.

More recently, an investigation into the cause of the accident that killed the actor Paul Walker revealed that the Porsche Carrera GT in which he was riding had nine-year-old tires. The California Highway Patrol noted that the tires' age might have compromised their drivability and handling characteristics, according to the Los Angeles Times.

These incidents illustrate not only the potential danger of buying used tires but also the perils of driving on aging tires — including those that have never spent a day on the road.

For years, people have relied on a tire's tread depth to determine its condition. But the rubber compounds in a tire deteriorate with time, regardless of the condition of the tread. An old tire poses a safety hazard.

For some people, old tires might never be an issue. If you drive a typical number of miles, somewhere around 12,000-15,000 miles annually, a tire's tread will wear out in three to four years, long before the rubber compound does. But if you only drive 6,000 miles a year, or have a car that you only drive on weekends, aging tires could be an issue. The age warning also applies to spare tires and "new" tires that have never been used but are old.

What Happens to a Tire as It Ages?

Sean Kane, president of Safety Research & Strategies, Inc., compares an aging tire to an old rubber band. "If you take a rubber band that's been sitting around a long time and stretch it, you will start to see cracks in the rubber," says Kane, whose organization is involved in research, analysis and advocacy on safety matters for the public and clients including attorneys, engineering firms, supplier companies, media and government.

That's essentially what happens to a tire that's put on a vehicle and driven. Cracks in the rubber begin to develop over time. They may appear on the surface and inside the tire as well. This cracking can eventually cause the steel belts in the tread to separate from the rest of the tire. An animation on the Safety Research & Strategies Web site shows how this happens. Improper maintenance and heat accelerate the process.

Every tire that's on the road long enough will succumb to age. Tires that are rated for higher mileage have "anti-ozinant" chemical compounds built into the rubber that will slow the aging process, but nothing stops the effects of time on rubber, says Doug Gervin, Michelin's director of product marketing for passenger cars and light trucks.

How Long Does a Tire Last?

Carmakers, tire makers and rubber manufacturers differ in their opinions about the lifespan of a tire. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has no specific guidelines on tire aging and defers to the recommendations of carmakers and tire manufacturers. Carmakers such as Nissan and Mercedes-Benz tell consumers to replace tires six years after their production date, regardless of tread life. Tire manufacturers such as Continental and Michelin say a tire can last up to 10 years, provided you get annual tire inspections after the fifth year.

The Rubber Manufacturers Association says there is no way to put a date on when a tire "expires," because such factors as heat, storage and conditions of use can dramatically reduce the life of a tire. Here's more on each of these factors.

Heat: NHTSA research has found that tires age more quickly in warmer climates. NHTSA also found that environmental conditions like exposure to sunlight and coastal climates can hasten the aging process. People who live in warm weather and coastal states should keep this in mind when deciding whether they should retire a tire.

Storage: This applies to spare tires and tires that are sitting in a garage or shop. Consider how a spare tire lives its life. If you own a truck, the spare may be mounted underneath the vehicle, exposed to dirt and the elements.

If your spare is in the trunk, it's as if it is "baking in a miniature oven," says Dan Zielinski, senior vice president of public affairs for the Rubber Manufacturers Association. Most often, the spare never sees the light of day. But if the tire has been inflated and mounted on a wheel, it is technically "in service," even if it's never been used, Gervin says.

A tire that has not been mounted and is just sitting in a tire shop or your garage will age more slowly than one that has been put into service on a car. But it ages nonetheless.

Conditions of use: This refers to how the tire is treated. Is it properly inflated? Has it hit the curb too many times? Has it ever been repaired for a puncture? Tires on a car that's only driven on the weekends will have a different aging pattern than those on a car that's driven daily on the highway. All these factors contribute to how quickly or slowly a tire wears out.

Proper maintenance is the best thing a person can do to ensure a long tire life. Gervin recommends that you maintain proper air pressure in tires, have them rotated regularly and have them routinely inspected.

How To Determine the Age of a Tire

The sidewall of a tire is full of numbers and letters. They all mean something, but deciphering them can be a challenge. This Edmunds article about reading a tire's sidewall goes into greater detail, but for the purposes of determining the age of a tire, you'll just need to know its U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) number.

Tires made after 2000 have a four-digit DOT code. The first two numbers represent the week in which the tire was made. The second two represent the year. A tire with a DOT code of 1109 was made in the 11th week of 2009. Tires with a three-digit code were made prior to 2000 and are trickier to decode. The first two digits still tell you the week, but the third digit tells you the year in the decade that it was created. The hard part is knowing what decade that was. Some tires made in the 1990s (but not all) have a triangle after the DOT code, denoting that decade. But for tires without that, a code of "328" could be from the 32nd week of 1988 — or 1978.

Clearly, these DOT numbers weren't designed with the consumer in mind. They were originally put on tires to make it easier for NHTSA to recall tires and keep track of their manufacturing date.

To make matters worse, you might not always find the DOT number on the outer side of the tire. Because of the way a tire is made, it is actually safer for the technician operating the mold to imprint information on the inner side of the tire, so some manufacturers will opt to put the number there. It is still possible to check the DOT code, but you might have to jack the car up to see it. Keep the visibility of the DOT number in mind the next time you are at a tire shop and the installer asks if you want the tires to be mounted with the raised lettering facing in.

That potential inconvenience is going away, however. NHTSA says that the sidewall information about the tire's date of manufacture, size and other pertinent data is now required to be on both sides of the tire for easier reading.

After checking out a tire's birth date, give the rubber a visual inspection. Some of the best advice on such an inspection comes from the British Tyre Manufacturers' Association. It recommends that consumers check tires regularly for any sign of aging, such as tread distortion or large or small hairline cracks in the sidewall. Vibrations or a change in the dynamic properties of the tire could also be an indicator of aging problems, the association says. It recommends replacing the tire immediately if such symptoms appear.

Don't Buy Used

Tires are expensive, especially when you factor in the price of mounting and balancing. That's why used tires become more attractive to consumers who are strapped for cash. But the purchase of used tires is very much a buyer-beware situation, Zielinski says. "Even a one-year-old tire can be dangerous if it was poorly maintained," he says.

When a consumer buys a used tire, he has no idea how well it was maintained or the conditions in which it has been used. The previous owner might have driven it with low pressure. It could have hit curbs repeatedly. It could have been patched for a nail. Further, it's a dated product.

"You wouldn't want a used tire for the same reason that you wouldn't buy a 10-year-old computer," Zielinski says. "You are denying yourself the advancements in tire technology over the past few years."

Make Sure You're Getting a "Fresh" Tire

Just because a tire is unused doesn't mean it's new. In a number of instances, consumers have purchased "new" tires at retail stores only to find out later that they were manufactured years earlier. In addition to having a shorter life on the road, a tire that's supposedly new but is actually old may be past its warranty period.

If you buy tires and soon after discover that they're actually a few years old, you have the right to request newer ones, Zielinski says. Any reputable store should be willing to make amends. "It is fair for a consumer to expect that 'new' is not several years old," he says.

Letting Go

Getting rid of an unused spare or a tire with good-looking tread may be the hardest thing for a thrifty consumer to do. "Nobody's going to take a tire that looks like it's never been used and throw it out," Kane says. But if it's old, that's exactly what the owner should do.

Although Kane has lobbied NHTSA to enact regulations on tire aging, nothing is currently on the books. A NHTSA spokesman says the organization is "continuing to conduct research into the effects of tire aging, and what actions consumers can do to safely monitor their tires when they are on their vehicles."

It's too bad that tires don't have a "sell by" date, like cartons of milk. Since there's no consensus from government or industry sources, we'll just say that if your tire has plenty of tread left but is nearing the five-year mark, it's time to get it inspected for signs of aging.

Of all your vehicle's components, tires have the greatest effect on the way it handles and brakes. So if the tire store recommends new tires at your five-year check-up, spend the money and don't put it off. Your life could depend on it.

Before you know it, a crisp autumn breeze will remind you that winter's chill is on its way. As homeowners, we'll take steps to put away outdoor lawn furniture, remove the garden hose from the outdoor faucet, and close down the pool for the season. But some feel that since their classic car is sitting in a garage it's safe and sound and completely protected. The fact that your pride and joy may not see road use for about 4-5 months can be just as damaging as redlining! Below are some tips and proven ideas that will keep your classic from the icy grip of winter’s hand and help to keep it fresh for the spring thaw.

Clean And Wax the Finish - We know that your car's finish is perfect, but in case you didn't get your classic properly waxed during the summer cruising months, now is the time to get it done before the temperature drops below freezing. Remember, corrosion's horrible recipe: mix 1 part moisture, with 1 part air, with 1 part dirt. Combined, the results are rust! Spend a little time now to save a lot of time and money later.

• Check Your Coolant Level - I had a friend who didn't properly fill his classic's radiator with the adequate mix of coolant, and the wrong mix of water to coolant ratio caused the water to expand when the temperature dropped. The result? A block of ice blew out the radiator seals! When the ice melted there was quite a mess. Make sure to correctly mix and fill your radiator with the proper coolant. If it has been awhile, you may want to invest in a complete cooling system flush-n-fill process, to ensure the job is done right.

Check Your Oil Level - Some will tell you to replace the oil and filter upon storage and then once again in the spring when you take your classic out of storage. I just make sure all fluid levels are correct, and change the oil and filter in the spring. Either way, just make sure the fluid levels are correct.

• Prepare Your Fuel System - Keep the fuel fresh. When gasoline sits, it can break down and form gum and varnish, which will clog a fuel system. Add a fuel stabilizer to your gas tank and run the engine for a few minutes to allow the agent to mix in with your fuel system lines. What's more, any moisture left in the fuel system can cause rust. Make sure that your tank is full of fuel before any storage. Air space within a gas tank allows for air to collect and condensate within the tank, causing rust.

• Varmint Proof The Area - You can't allow any critters that make their way into your storage area to make your classic its home for the winter! Seal up any drafty doors or windows, and place some rodent control devices throughout the area. Remember, mice run in straight lines along wall edges, so a few well-placed traps around the perimeter of your classic will help deter any unwelcome guests. We've all heard the horror stories of chewed wiring and a dead mouse in the vent system! I'll usually cover the exhaust tips with a thick sweat sock to help protect the chrome finish and block any openings for critters to gain access

• Remove Or Disconnect The Battery - Since your classic is sitting idle, remove the vehicle battery and if you have one place it on a trickle charger. Also, if you are thinking of storing the battery on the garage floor - don’t! Place a wood board between the battery and the concrete. Temperature fluctuations in the concrete will rob the battery and cause premature wear. The board acts as an "insulator" between the concrete and the battery. While you are at it, clean off any corrosion from the battery terminals on both the battery and in your classic.

• Up Off The Floor We Go - Place the vehicle on four heavy-duty jack stands and make sure you put some padding between the stands and the cars frame. Putting the car on jack stands will relieve spring tension, and in some cases where you may run bias-ply tires, will keep your tires from flat spotting while resting in one spot all winter. If you run radials, this isn't a concern, but if you run bias tires, you'll hear a "whump-whump" noise of flat spotted bias tires come spring if you don't. Make sure to place the jack stands on a secure lifting point, especially for heavy classics. Otherwise, you'll bend or possibly break parts, and we don't want that!

• Wrap It Up - Invest in a quality breathable car cover. Don't rely on a plastic tarp, as they do not allow rising moist air to pass through. In fact, plastic tarps will promote corrosion! A breathable cover allows the air to pass through, but keep dust and moisture off your classic's finish. By removing moisture, dust and air, no corrosive deterioration begins to occur during storage.

By taking the steps mentioned above, your pride and joy will retain its classic appearance for years to come. There are additional steps you may need to take for storage longer than 6-8 months, like backing off valve springs and other internal engine precautions, but the above-mentioned steps ensure safe fall/winter hibernation for your classic!

Upcoming Events

September 28, 2014

Inland Empire Jagstravaganza

The Inland Empire Jaguar Club, through special arrangement, has secured space at the historic English Motors at Fairbrook Farms, to be held Sunday, September 28th, 2014.
 English Motors at Fairbrook is a unique gathering of fine English motor cars and motor bikes, nestled in the Fallbrook hills at Fairbrook Farms. This beautiful twenty-five acre horse ranch has an expansive show field with room for 250 cars and motorcycles, and up to 20 food and automotive-related booths.   Our Jagstravaganza celebration will occupy a separate, dedicated space alongside the English Motors show. The award winning New York on Rye Food Truck will be on the grounds for food purchases.
We encourage all Jaguar owners to attend this event. Not only will you have an opportunity to show your car, no matter the condition, to a large gathering of British car lovers; but there will be food, vendors, an auto jumble, and over 250 other British cars – some very rare – in attendance.

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September 26-28, 2014

Santa Fe Concorso

Through the generous support of Capital Ford and the Jean Cocteau Cinema, the 2014 Santa Fe Concorso has expanded the schedule for the Southwest's premier rare and exotic car weekend event to include a showing of Bullitt at the restored Jean Cocteau Cinema Thursday, September 25 at 6:00 p.m. Starring Steven McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughan and Robert Duvall, this 1968 Academy Award winning film was a box office and critical success. The high-speed chase scene through the streets of San Francisco is recognized as one of the most exciting car chases in the history of filmmaking. McQueen, and Bud Ekins who doubled for him in the motorcycle scenes of The Great Escape, were behind the wheel of the Mustang GT.

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October 5, 2014

Classic Showcase's 2nd Annual Jaguar Jamboree
Smoking BBQ and Car Show • Oceanside, CA - 11am to 3pm

Members from the Southern California San Diego Jaguar Club, Inland Empire Jaguar Club, and the Jaguar Owners Club of LA are invited to join together and enjoy a day of fun gathering, BBQ, fellowship and showing of their driven Jaguars of various model years. The Tri-clubs of Southern California will caravan independently to Classic Showcase located in Oceanside. There will be a guided tour of the facility followed by a smoking BBQ on Classic Showcase’s patio. After the BBQ we will hold the car show. During this event we will share stories and enjoy each other’s camaraderie.


October 9-10, 2014

All roads lead to Hershey! The historic Hershey Lodge is the setting for this annual sale, with a variety of automobile events occurring all around the Hershey grounds to make this a true enthusiast’s affair. Held in conjunction with the AACA Eastern Fall Meet, the Hershey week brings together collectors and hobbyists from far and wide, resulting in the largest swap meet in the United States. RM is a proud sponsor of the Night at the Museum, a charity fundraiser for the AACA that features a silent auction, great food, and live entertainment.

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October 12, 2014

San Diego British Car Day
Ingram Plaza at Liberty Station
San Diego, CA

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October 12, 2014

Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase 2014 • San Diego, CA

Join us for the 6th Annual Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase (FAAS) on Sunday, October 12, 2014 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm! This year's free to view event will feature 150+ high-performance automobiles along Fifth Avenue between E and K Street, ranging from the traditional classics to the lavish contemporary luxury vehicles.
Think your hot wheels are worthy of winning Best in Class, or even Best of Show in 2014? To showcase your car, submit your 2014 entry application and entry fee (cars: $40 by September 26; $50 after | motorcycles: $20 before September 26; $25 after). Entry fee includes lunch at a participating Gaslamp Quarter restaurant, and a goodie bag courtesy of Hagerty Insurance, filled with specials and deals from Gaslamp Quarter businesses.

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October 25, 2014

Jaguar Club of Southern Arizona - 41st Concours D'Elegance • St Philip's Plaza • Tuscon, Arizona

The Concours D’Elegance will take place on Saturday October 26 at St Philips Plaza (Campbell and River) The Spanish patio style location is delightful, with fountains, flower pots and shady trees. Around the patio are small shops and superb restaurants. Cars should arrive between 8 & 9 am. Judging will begin at 10am and should be complete by 12 noon. Owners must be present when their car is judged. A breakfast bar will be available and is included for participants with your registration, courtesy of Nova Financial Services.

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October 24-November 2, 2014

Hilton Head Motoring Festival and Concours • Hutchinson Island, SC

Nestled across the water from famed River Street, Savannah’s own little, private island comes alive with the roar of engines the last weekend in October.

With its storied past and cobblestone streets, Savannah, unbeknownst to most, is the birth place of Grand Prix racing. Celebrating that heritage, the Speed Classic is a unique road race experience offering an intimate look at the inner workings of racing.  Featuring points series races and even more excitement with hot lap rides, test drives and pit access, you'll be strapped in at full throttle and up close and personal.

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November 13-15, 2014

Mecum Auctions • Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA

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November 14-15,  2014

Sam Pack Collection by RM Auctions

Respected car collector and celebrated Texas businessman, Sam Pack, will share a lifelong passion for great automobiles with the collector world, November 14-15, as RM Auctions, in association with Auctions America, lifts the gavel on 130 of his prized motor cars during a single-vendor sale in Dallas, Texas.

Well-known and highly respected in the automotive industry, Sam Pack’s museum collection represents more than a dozen years of dedicated acquisition. It also reflects Pack’s lifelong love affair with the automobile – a passion he shares with his family.

“I’ve had a love affair with cars since I was a teenager. It’s in my DNA,” says Pack. “Fortunately, for me, it’s continued through my professional and business career. It’s a passion shared and supported by my family, they get as much joy out of the cars as I do.”  Pack will bid farewell to more than 130 of his automotive treasures as he ‘downsizes’ his immense collection at auction, reducing the group to a more manageable level and allowing him to remain active in the hobby.

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November 15, 2014

 Wings and Wheels at the 1940 Air Terminal Museum

Join the Houston Section on November 15th for Wings and Wheels at the 1940 Air Terminal Museum at Hobby Airport, located at 8325 Travelair Street, Houston, TX 77061. The 1940 Air Terminal Museum has a long history, first serving as the Houston Municipal Airport’s terminal from 1940 to 1954, and later used by various tenants until its abandonment in 1978. Fortunately, the Art Deco landmark escaped demolition plans in the late 70’s and in 1988; the building was selected for preservation by the City of Houston. In 1998, the Houston Aeronautical Society was formed to save and restore the terminal, and the 1940 Air Terminal Museum opened its doors to the public on January 9, 2004. Houston Section members will have a chance to show off their cars in the parking lot reserved just for Houston Section Club members and their cars and Club members will receive free admission to the museum. Food will be available for purchase from Flaming Patties, a food truck specializing in gourmet hamburgers. So, mark your calendars and join us for this fun, family friendly event. We’ll see you there!

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November 21-23, 2014

McCormick's Collector Car Auctions The Spa Resort Casino • Palm Springs, CA

Our next auction will take place November 21st - 23rd, 2014. Once again the venue will be the Spa Resort Casino here in downtown Palm Springs, California. Due to us selling out of auction spots two weeks before our last auction this next auction has now been expanded to 580 vehicles. If you have a car you want to sell give us a call soon for best placement. We are a family owned and operated Classic Car Auction house based in Palm Springs, California. We produce 2 large Classic Car Auctions per year here in Palm Springs. The auctions are open to the general public and dealers are also welcome. Each event features over 500 Classic & Exotic cars. The events are held in February & November each year. The venue is The Spa Resort Casino in downtown Palm Springs, just steps away from many resorts, shopping and fine dining.

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November 21–23, 2014

Porsche 356 Club

Palms to Pines

Riviera Hotel and Spa,
1600 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Join us for this great annual event… from the desert floor of Palm Springs to the mountains above, a classic 356 drive! Once again, we will be at The Riviera (1-866-588-8311) – ask for Palms to Pines rates. If you have questions, please contact the Event Chair using the Organizer Email Contact below. Registration can be made by clicking the website link.

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November 29- December 7, 2014

Essen Motor Show 2014

Spend the end of 2014 in outstanding company: the Essen Motor Show is the best-visited annual car show in Germany-and Europe’s largest trade fair and most important performance show for tuning, motor sports, sporty production vehicles and classic cars.  The excellent blend of thrilling car show, concentrated tuning competence and motor sports action delights hundreds of thousands and sets your business in motion.

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Jan 8-10, 2015

Mecum in Las Vegas
South Point Casino and Exhibit Hall, Las Vegas, NV

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January 10-18, 2015

Barrett-Jackson Auctions Westworld of Scottsdale • Scottsdale, AZ

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January 14-16, 2015

RM Auctions • Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, AZ

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January 15, 2015

Bonham's Auctions • The Scottsdale Auction
The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ  

Held at the luxurious Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, the Bonham’s Scottsdale Auction has quickly become a major highlight on the global automotive calendar. Last year's sale saw several world records made with some rare and remarkable cars on offer from international collections representing Bugatti, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz and more. Now the stage is set for what promises to be another historic auction in the beautiful Arizona desert.

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January 15-17, 2015

Silver Auctions • Fort McDowell, Arizona Auction

Silver has skillfully established a solid reputation for auctioning affordable collector cars in this January-in-Arizona extravaganza. Silver's auction continues to grow each year because it is filling a much-needed auction alternative. Thousands of buyers and sellers want an auction where they can buy and sell in an arena that they are personally comfortable in. Silver provides that alternative for the greater Phoenix area since 1992. Silver's Fort McDowell auction offers real buyers and sellers, real cars and real deals.

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January 16-25th, 2015

Mecum Auctions • Osceola Heritage Park, Kissimmee, Florida

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January 16 -17, 2015

Gooding's Auctions • Scottsdale, AZ

An ideal winter destination, Gooding & Company has brought a refined approach to the well-established and thriving marketplace of Scottsdale. Adjacent to the Fashion Square Mall and charming Old Town Scottsdale, Gooding & Company consistently offers collections that stand apart with stunning examples across many marques and eras. Beginning Wednesday, view the diverse high-quality assortment of vehicles up for auction, and connect with Gooding & Company’s top-notch staff and fellow collectors. Over the past six years, Gooding & Company has consistently achieved the highest individual sale of the Scottsdale auction week and, in 2013, presented the highest sale in Arizona Auction Week history.

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January 20-25, 2015 Cavallino Classic • Palm Beach, Florida

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February 21-22, 2015

Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance
Boca Raton Resort and Club, Boca Raton, Florida

We invite you to join us over three spectacular days February 20, 21, & 22, 2015 as we commemorate the 9th Annual Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance. The Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance is the fastest growing Concours in the nation and the world's largest for charity
The Concours kicks off on Friday night with the duPont Registry™ Live Hangar Party. On Saturday night, we will have a Gala Dinner & Show so extraordinary that it will set the standards for all Gala events to come. Then on Sunday, the main event takes place, as an expert panel judges some of the finest automobiles and motorcycles ever built.
From our very first Concours, the world-renowned Boca Raton Resort and Club has been the proud host of this prestigious event benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County.

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March 12, 2015

The Amelia Island Auction ~ Fernandina Beach Golf Club

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March 13, 2015

Gooding's Auctions • Amelia Island, Florida

Gooding & Company’s East Coast auction kicks off the prestigious Amelia Island weekend of collector events. Located at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation, a classic Southern resort, this venue caters to the enthusiast looking for a relaxed yet rewarding springtime getaway. Held on the Friday before the celebrated Concours d’Elegance, Gooding & Company’s auction showcases a curated lineup of cars, inviting spirited bidding in a comfortable setting. Since joining the Amelia Island experience in 2010, Gooding & Company’s auction has more than doubled, building its reputation as the premier East Coast collector car auction event.

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March 13-15, 2015

Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance The Ritz Carlton • Amelia Island, Florida
The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance is an automotive charitable event held each year during the second weekend in March on the Amelia Island Golf Links at Amelia Island, Florida.

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March 2015 (TBA)

RM Auctions • Amelia Island, Florida

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April 17-22, 2015 Copperstate 1000 • Phoenix, Arizona

Bell Lexus Copperstate 1000 is one of the premier vintage car road rallies in North America. This annual event celebrates the automotive cultural legacy by featuring some of the finest working examples of vintage, sports, racing, classic and grand touring automobiles manufactured before the 1974 model year. 

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April 24-26, 2015

The Houston Classic Motorcar Weekend and Concours d'Elegance of Texas

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May 2-3, 2015

Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance
Classic Car and Vintage Wooden Boat Show

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May 10, 2015

Celebration of Automobiles – Pagoda Plaza

The Celebration of Automobiles is an incredible array of historic and vintage cars displayed at the most iconic racing facility in the world. The perfect combination of speed, elegance, and nostalgia.

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May 30-31, 2015

Greenwich Concours d ' Elegance

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June 14, 2015

The San Marino Motor Classic: Design In Motion

The San Marino Motor Classic features a broad array of motorcars that span more than a century. Co-founded by Aaron Weiss, Paul Colony and Ben Reiling, the 2014 event featured 31 classes of select vehicles. It is the successor of the Los Angeles Concours d’Elegance. It is an annual community event that brings increased public awareness of the history of the motor vehicle through a broad spectrum exhibition of historical automobiles from the early to mid-twentieth century. Proceeds raised from the event will benefit the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA and the Rotary Club of San Marino, both of which are 501(c)3 non-profit charities.

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June 28, 2015

The Art of the Car Concours

The Art of the Car Concours, a benefit for the Kansas City Art Institute scholarship fund, features more than 200 vintage, classic and special interest vehicles, which includes cars, trucks, racing cars and motorcycles. Growing in popularity and stature among vintage and classic collectors, the Concours is unique for its size and scale in having no formal judging and no classes of vehicles. The intention is to provide a wide range of very high-quality, original, vintage vehicles in an eclectic, informal setting, without the pressure of traditional Concours events. For the first time, the event will display a select group of historic hot rods.

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Sept 2015 (TBA)

The Colorado Grand

The Colorado Grand® is an annual charity tour for 1960 and earlier sports and race cars of distinction. The event was founded in 1989 by Englewood automotive enthusiast Bob Sutherland. Every September at the peak of the fall color season approximately 85 vintage cars are driven in this relaxed, non-competitive event, covering 1,000 miles through the Rockies in five days.
The tour attracts entrants from around the world and always includes several 1920′s and 1930′s cars. Typical makes include Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo, Bentley, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Maserati, Allard, and such exotic names as Amilcar, Cisitalia, Squire, Delahaye, and Talbot-Lago.

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Sept 8-15, 2015

The Sun Rally in Montana

Going To The Sun Rally is an exceptional rally. It has won the hearts of members who return year after year, because we travel through some of the most spectacular countryside in the world, and even more so because over the years we have become a family of friends. We are small and friendly, and our shared love for cars and wide open spaces, combined with our commitment to giving back to the communities we travel, is what makes this rally distinctive. Whether this will be your first trip with us, or your ninth, you’ll be a welcome contributor to an unforgettable event. What Going To The Sun Rally gives back in charitable donations is our way of helping and hoping that Montana will remain The Last Best Place.

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