Classic Showcase has been hosting the Coventry Foundation's West Coast library and tool-loan program at our facility. The library hosts a collection of photos, Jaguar factory books, official Jaguar bulletins with serial number changes in production and dealership information, as well as many other reference materials. In addition, original factory Jaguar tools are setup for future use by Coventry Foundation Patrons and JCNA members.
Visit the Coventry Foundation homepage for more information here.
Recently, we received a large pallet of new classic books, literature, artwork and classic model cars to display in the library here at Classic Showcase from the main Coventry Foundation East.
In a recent meeting, the Board of Directors discussed endowments in the universities for scholarships and added board members to help diversify our immediate and long-term goals. The Foundation has continued to receive donations of cars, parts, and memorabilia, and our 2 eBay stores are performing very well.
COVENTRY FOUNDATION MISSION:
To be the primary source for information and material related to the heritage of Jaguar® Cars in North America. To educate the public on subjects useful to the individual and beneficial to the community and to advance education related to the heritage of Jaguar ® Cars in North America. Further to create a facility (Museum) where automobiles, printed material, and artwork related to the Jaguar® Marque can be displayed for the enjoyment of the public and facilitate research on the marque.
To perpetuate the heritage of Jaguar® Cars in North America, being a major archive of printed material, specialty tools related to Jaguar® Cars, and desirable older models. Providing annual scholarships to students interested in the automotive restoration arts, and attending accredited programs for the restoration of older cars. Be a resource for historical information related to the restoration, and repair Jaguar® Cars, and providing information, copies of out of print documents, loan specialty tools to anyone with an interest or need related to Jaguar® Cars. Serve the needs of the Jaguar enthusiast throughout the USA by providing a forum for the exchange of information, and ideas. We believe that the cars should be enjoyed and driven or raced, and we should share the joy of these wonderful cars and their fascinating owners. Promote the hobby and encourage people of all ages to become involved.
Respect for the cars, the heritage of the marque and each other. Value to our patrons. Always be responsible to the people and places we touch. Our aim is to ensure that everyone benefits from working with us. Develop the base of knowledge of all involved. Caring neighbors. Respect, compassion, & humanity. Care about our patrons, colleagues, and the general population with an interest in our hobby. Teamwork. Aim for the highest standards in the way we work, and the quality of the information we provide. Build mutually beneficial relationships with colleagues, patrons, and others with interest. Integrity in all we do. We should act in a fair, honest and transparent way. Everything we do must stand the test of public scrutiny.