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2011 JCNA Annual General Meeting (AGM)
March 24th - 27th - Richmond, VA

Series 1,2, & 3 E-Types at the Virginia State CapitolMark your calendars for the 2011 AGM in Richmond, VA! This year the Virginia JCNA will be hosting not only the AGM but also a very special Post-AGM Event, the XKExperience. This popular vote show and clinic will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of E-Types and will be open to all Jaguar Enthusiasts in that area that would like to attend. The celebration will be held at the Wyndham Virginia Crossing in Richmond, VA on the 27th of March and the field will open around 9am. It is expected to be the largest gathering of E-Types on the East Coast, hosting around 100 E-Types. You will be sure to meet many Jaguar and Club personalities as well as have the opportunity to examine the many examples of one of the world’s most beautiful sports cars. For details and registration information, please contact The XK Experience co-chairs; David Harrison - davidmharrison2003@yahoo.com or John Hastings - john@noslucas.com

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2011 Challenge Championship
July 6th -9th - Columbus, OH

2011 Challenge Championship The Jaguar Association of Central Ohio, along with our sister clubs in the region, is proud to be hosting the 2011 JCNA Challenge Championship July 6-9 and plans are underway to make this event one to remember. JACO holds its annual concours in conjunction with the Arthritis Foundation Classic Auto Show and Cruise-in, one of the biggest shows in the Mid-West, and this year is no exception. However this year we are expanding the show to four days for the Challenge Championship celebrating the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the E-type. This show will allow Jaguar enthusiasts from around the country to meet with fellow club members as well as view 2000 plus classic and custom cars of all makes and models. Musical stage shows Friday and Saturday nights provide the perfect ending to the day's activities. The Dublin Crowne Plaza, right on the show grounds, is the host hotel for this event insuring easy access from the hotel to all the show activities. The Dublin Metro Center, site for Challenge Championship, is located on the northwest side of Columbus with easy access right off the I-270 outer belt. Close to shopping, restaurants, museums and the Columbus Zoo, recently voted the country's number 1 zoo, means activities abound for the whole family. The events for the CC start on Wednesday with a slalom which will be held on the nearby Franklin County Fairgrounds to test the abilities of people and machines. A welcome reception at the host hotel is planned for Wednesday evening. On Thursday morning, a rally through the back country of central Ohio, including a couple of covered bridges, and ending up at Packard Museum in Dayton. Lunch and tour of the museum after the rally will be available. Participants may want to take in the nearby Air Force Museum as an alternative. We have to thank our good friends in the Jaguar Club of Greater Cincinnati for organizing the rally. Dinner at a Scottish-style Pub and Grill near the hotel and show site is planned. Friday calls for a seminar on the history and development of the E-type focusing on the earliest, external bonnet latch versions. Participants may want to spend some time prepping their cars while the Arthritis show gets going. Friday afternoonand evening can be spent enjoying the sights and sounds of the Cruise-in. The highlights of Saturday will be the Classic Auto Show and our own Concours d'Elegance. This is when all the hard work is put to the test before an expert group of judges. Following the Concours there will be a BBQ style dinner and awards ceremony before the Arthritis Foundation evening entertainment begins outside. The Jaguar Association of Central Ohio was formed In the summer of 1973 several owners of Jaguars around the city of Columbus met informally to discuss the possibility of forming a club of people interested in the Jaguar automobile. Out of this common interest the JCNA headquarters was contacted, and with the advice received, the first meeting was held in the undercroft of the Saint Joseph Cathedral. (Our first club president was a priest who drove an XK-120!) The first club roster listed ten memberships and from there our club had its roots. Since that time the club has grown and has held a concours event every year. The association with Arthritis Foundation, Central Ohio Chapter, began some 20+ years ago and has provided a great venue with the added benefit of helping to raise funds for a very worthwhile organization. Last year alone this show raised over $125,000 for the Foundation. This show now presents 2000 plus cars of all makes and models, from early 1900's to present day. Classics, street rods and customs, future classics. 20,000 or more spectators come each year to see the incredible array of cars on display. The 2 day Arthritis Classic Auto show and Cruise-In has grown to be one of the largest, all makes, shows in the Midwest. Follow link to the Crowne Plaza to reserve your room for what promises to be a unique show experience. We highly recommend you reserve now as rooms sell out fast. You can always cancel should it be needed. Mention Jaguar Club or group code GAJ. Contact information. Alternate hotels on show site:


Hilton Garden Inn, 614-766-9900 Embassy Suites Hotel, 614-790-9000 Contact: Jim Baker, Chairman, 6836 Rieber St. Worthington, Ohio 43085 614-846-7032. xjjim@columbus.rr.com Check website: www.jcna.com for updates.

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Featured Auctions & Concours

 

RM Auctions totals $24 Million in
Amelia Island Sale

March 12, 2011
Images from: Sports Car Market

RM Auctions has continued their record breaking sales success at the 13th annual Amelia Island sale this year during the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. This year’s profits brought in an outstanding $24.3 million in total sales with a strong 96% of all lots sold. This remarkable profit made RM Auctions stand out in everyone’s mind and granted them top sales results of the weekend.

1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico Coupe

Sold at: $4,290,000
 
1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Spider

Sold at: $990,000
1933 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo Victoria

Sold at: $979,000

1965 Jaguar E-type Series

Sold at: $121,000

1968 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta

Sold at: $935,000
1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster

Sold at: $154,000
1975 Ferrari 365 GT4 Berlinetta Boxer

Sold at: $220,000

 

Gooding & Company

March 12, 2011 Amelia Island, Florida

Gooding & Company held its Amelia Island Auction event on Friday, March 12, 2011, achieving more than $17.8 Million in sales and an 11% increase from the inaugural sale last year. The Gooding Amelia Island Auction 2011 saw 85 collector automotive and motorcycle consignments presented (two lots were withdrawn prior to auction), with 70 lots sold to a domestic and international clientele for a sales rate of 82%. The top sales at the Gooding and Company Amelia Island Auction 2011 were the 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Cabriolet at $1,870,000, the 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Prototype that sold for $1,705,000, followed by the 1973 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider at $1,320,000. Sports Car Digest

 

1951 Ferrari 212 Export Cabriolet by Vignale
Sold for $1,870,000
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Prototype
Sold for $$1,705,000
1953 Siata 208 CS Coupe
Sold for $$605,000

 

Auctions America by RM Totals 17.2 Million in
Fort Lauderdale

March 4, 2011
Images from: Sports Car Market

RM has certainly had an excellent profit run this year proving that amongst all of the economic fears and trials, Classic Car sales have not been affected. This leaves many car collectors with the notion that their beautiful time pieces will continue to maintain value, as well as rise in value. Auctions America by RM posted an outstanding $17,248,846 in total sales at its annual Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale auction event on March 4 this year. The top seller at this event was a barn-find 1963 Shelby Cobra which changed hands for $467,500.

 
1963 Shelby Cobra, CSX 2080

Sold at: $467,500
1954 Jaguar XK 120 Roadster

Sold at: $82,000
1957 Desoto Adventurer:

Sold at: $187,000
1995 Batmobile from the film ‘Batman Forever’:

Sold at: $ $165,000

 

 

Arizona Auction Results - January 2011
Images from: Sports Car Market

Arizona in January is a must for car collectors and enthusiasts. This years Arizona Auctions had fabulous sunny weather and brought out great crowds of car people. RM, Gooding and Barrett-Jackson all had fabulous auction results; there certainly was a car for everybody. With so many various venues, you needed extra time to plan the event of your choice and each was well attended. If you have never been to Arizona in January, we would recommend that you plan ahead and experience in the New Year, these world class auctions.

The complete official reports for all auctions attending the Scottsdale area this year put the final totals at over $159 million. Certainly, these are better results than last years totals and close to 2007's all time high of $163 million.

Barrett-Jackson, being the largest auction yearly, sold over $1,000 cars and brought in $68 million. A 2010 marine Technology Catamaran Custom 44-foot boat and 2008 Corvette Z06 Coupe sold together, was Barrett-Jackson’s highest sale.

RM hit record sales of $30.8 million and sold 172 of 180 lots. A 1949 Ferrari 166 MM was the highest sale garnering $1,870,000 and a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe shocked the crowds as it collected $1,375,000.

Gooding & Company was also a success with a profit of $35 million.121 of 131 lots were sold and a 2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione was the highest sale for Gooding receiving $2,090,000.

Russo and Steele reported a total of $21 million in sales. A 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda Convertible was Russo and Steele’s highest sale at $1,705,000.

The smallest of the auctions was the Silver Auctions and they were a success at $3.4 million.

Next year, be sure to mark your calendars for these spectacular events and together we will make 2012 a success!

2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione
Company: Gooding & Company
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Date: January 21-22, 2011
Sold at: $2,900,000
 
1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic
Company: Gooding & Company
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Date: January 21-22, 2011
Sold at: $1,700,000
1934 Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl Phaeton
Company: Gooding & Company
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Date: January 21-22, 2011
Sold at: $1,485,000
1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS
Company: Gooding & Company
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Date: January 21-22, 2011
Sold at: $1,045,000
1941 Chrysler Newport Dual Cowl Phaeton
Company: Gooding & Company
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Date: January 21-22, 2011
Sold at: $1,017,000
2012 Ford Boss Mustang Laguna Seca coupe
Company: Barrett Jackson
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Date: January 21-22, 2011
Sold at: $450,000
1956 De Soto Fireflite Convertible
Company: Barrett Jackson
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Date: January 21-22, 2011
Sold at: $368,500
1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Drophead Coupe
Company: RM Auctions
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Date: January 21-22 2011
Sold at: $165,000
2010 Morgan Aeromax Coupe
Company: RM Auctions
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Date: January 21-22, 2011
Sold at: $190,000

 

 

 

Restoration Finish

1953 Jaguar XK 120 FHC

 

 

This coupe was recently acquired from a long-term owner and is one of the nicest examples available today. The prior owner purchased it in 1989 from a gentleman who had stored it in his garage, unused, for several years, and then it again sat covered in a garage, untouched, for another 20 years. Within the last two years this Jaguar received a comprehensive bare metal restoration by Jaguar Professionals. The engine and gear box have been rebuilt, the wire loom replaced, the instruments have been restored or refinished and the interior has been completely redone. The interior restoration included the leather seats, headliner, carpets, britework, door panels and steering wheel. It features painted wire wheels with matching Dunlop RS tires and beautiful wood work in the dash. A Heritage Certificate accompanies the car.  

 

1967 Porsche 911S
Soft Window Targa

 

 

This 1967 Porsche 911S Soft Window Targa is very rare and highly collectible. There were few of these vehicles manufactured from the factory, and even fewer still in existence today. This Porsche has completed a complete and fully documented restoration to a Show/Driver level by Classic Showcase. The restoration of this vehicle to a Show/Driver level includes the following: Fully disassemble and document the vehicle. Body stripped to bare metal, metal work the body, fit all body parts and chrome, seal, primer, paint base coat, clear coat, color sand and buff all body panels individually off the car to perfection. New rubber, seals, grommets and gaskets, all trim and brite work will be replaced or re-plated. A new proper interior will be custom made, fit and installed and will include leather sport seats and original wood steering wheel. The engine and transmission were completely rebuilt, rebuilt carburetor, restored radiator, gas tank, new exhaust system were fabricated and installed. All mechanical components were gone through and brought back to exact factory specifications. Service, repair, replace hydraulic system and suspension. The chassis was restored and other parts restored and refinished as needed. All electrical components restored, serviced or replaced as needed. This is be a prime example for the avid Porsche collector to add to their collection.

 

 

Under Restoration

 

1969 Jaguar XKE
Series II 4.2 OTS

 

 

This Jaguar has always been kept in good condition maintaining its original mileage and upholstery. This wonderful vehicle has only been repainted once to its original color and has a solid and straight body. Only having two owners since new and having CA black plates, this classic is unmolested and would be a great core car to bring to show driver level or above.

 

 

1966 Jaguar XKE
Series I 4.2 FHC

 

 

Classic Showcase is in the process of restoring this 1966 Jaguar XKE Series I 4.2 FHC to a Show/Driver level. It is rare to find an E-type such as this with a Webasto sunroof, making it a very desirable car to the collector. Included in the restoration process the vehicle will be stripped to bare metal, placed on a rotisserie, metal finished, leaded, all body parts fitted to the car and chrome, prepared for primer, sealer, paint, base, clear, color sanded and buffed to a fabulous finish. The car has not yet been painted, so the color is open to the desire of the purchaser until September of 2010. It will receive a new windshield. All systems will be gone through and the engine will be rebuilt back to factory specifications. The transmission, clutch system, hydraulic system will be restored and the car will receive all new rubber and a complete new wire loom. All chrome will be re-plated. The car will receive a complete new custom tailored and fit interior in the correct materials by our upholstery department. A DVD of the restoration process will accompany the vehicle. Upon completion of the restoration this Jaguar will be an excellent example to drive, enjoy and compete in shows.

 


Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2011

March 12, 2011
Images from: Sports Car Market

"It was one of the best shows we ever had," Warner said. "I don't think any show could have matched this one. We have had weather like this, but to have four straight days like this was really a blessing." Aside from the Amelia Island Auctions, RM also organizes an annual Concours showcasing many beautiful vehicles. It has been said that this Concours is a favorite among fans who come from all over the country. The best of show was deservingly awarded to Jack Nethercutt for his 1933 Rollston Duesenberg SJ Arlington Torpedo Sedan. He claimed to be very surprised by the win and that he had never seen so many Duesenbergs in one place. If you have never been to Amelia Island during the Concours and Auctions in March, you should definitely mark your calendars for next year and be sure to pack your shorts and short sleeve shirts for the sunny Florida weather.

 

 

 

Desert Classic Concours

Febuary 26-27, 2011 La Quinta, California

This years Desert Classic Concours d’Elegance, scheduled to be held at the La Quinta Resort & Club on February 27, will greet show-goers with the theme "100 Years of Indy Cars," marking the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500. More than 200 rarely seen classic cars from museums and private collections across the US, Canada and Europe will be exhibited for thousands of spectators that are expected to attend the event. More from Auto Evolution

 

 

David Goodman Asked:

  • In your opinion, do you think that the Jaguar XKE FHC will appreciate in value just as much as the Roadsters?

    Fresno, CA

Tom Says:


David, both E-Types are appreciating in value and it is becoming harder to find one that makes a good example. The FHC has been appreciating a great deal in the last year, more so than it has in the last few years. The FHC makes a good investment but will not be worth as much as the roadster.

 

Bernard Stevens Asks:

  • When buying a Classic Jaguar, what items that are potentially costly to fix, should I be on the lookout for?


 Pheonix, Arizona


Tom Says:

Bernard, 1. The body is a very expensive part of the car to restore and repair. So buy the best body, rust and accident free with no gaps and good fit. 2. The engine and drive train need to be in good working order or this could be an expensive repair. The car needs to be complete and have all of these systems in good working order.


    John Walker Asks :
    • I would like to repaint my Jaguar. How much paint should I order and what other products do I need to give the car a high quality paint job the way you do at Classic Showcase? Can this paint be ordered from your restoration facility at Classic Showcase?

    South Dakota

    Tom Says:

    John, It is best if you start with a bare metal body. We start with an etching primer, use a high buildable primer, then we use a good sealer, base coat and 3 coats of clear coat. If you have a company to do this you should make sure all of the products are compatible and guaranteed because the products that you use on the car could be several thousand dollars. You can buy these products from Classic Showcase.

     

     
    Steve Weber Asks:
    • Will changing the original paint color and upholstery color on my XKE affect the value of the car?

    Austin, Texas

    Tom Says:

    Steve it shouldn’t effect the value of the car if you paint the car to a color that is period correct for that car.

     

    Dates Event Description
    March 25-27, 2011

    Legends of Riverside 
    March 25, 2011- March 27,2011 
    Riverside, CA   www.legendsofriverside.com

       
    March 25-27, 2011

    Jaguar Clubs of North America will be holding its 53rd Annual General Meeting in March of 2011.

    The Jaguar Club of Virginia is proud to have been selected to host this distinguished event. We have contracted with The Virginia Crossing Resort to be our headquarters. This will be a spectacular setting, which we anticipate will attract much attention and high attendance. JCNA Board members will arrive Thursday evening, March 24. Friday will be devoted to the JCNA Board meeting during the day, followed by a reception that evening for the delegates and attendees. We are approaching Jaguar Cars to speak at the reception, and discuss any new Sports cars. Saturday, March 26, will be the AGM, followed by a grand banquet. This banquet will feature early remembrances of the introduction of the E-type as presented by Norman Dewis. North American awards will be presented.

       
    April 1 - 3, 2011 Festivals of Speed - St. Petersburg
       
    April 2 - 3, 2011

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    Jaguar Club Mexico is hosting its 25th Anniversary Concourse De Elegance Plus the 50th Anniversary of the XKE. We are sure to have many versions of the XKE on the field, including many of the early versions. We would like to see you there. Welcome all.

    "Siguiendo el espíritu de los primeros concursos de elegancia organizados en Europa en los albores del siglo pasado, los actuales conservan la atmósfera de clase y refinamiento que los ha caracterizado siempre.

    Lo invitamos a disfrutar en México de este exclusivo evento automovilístico y social, en cual concursan los 450 mejores automóviles de colección y se presentan los nuevos modelos de la industria automotriz.

    Extensas áreas verdes, son el escenario incomparable en el que se lleva a cabo este tradicional acontecimiento, enriquecido con magníficos eventos musicales y desfiles de moda internacional.

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    April 7 - 9, 2011
       
    April 30 - May 1, 2011

    Keels and Wheels Concours d'Elegance

    On April 30- May 1, 2011, the largest collection of classic cars and wooden boats in the United States will be on display at the beautiful grounds of the Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, TX for the 15th Annual Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance. Educational and awe-inspiring, Keels & Wheels is an event for people of all ages, and a great chance to immerse yourself in automotive and marine history.

    http://www.keels-wheels.com/

    Seabrook, TX

       
    May 1, 2011

    Greystone Park
    Sunday, May 1, 2011
    905 Loma Vista Dr.
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210
    Special Events Phone: (310) 285-6834
    Main Office Phone: (310) 285-6830

       
    May 15, 2011
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    May 21, 2011
       
    May 20-22, 2011

    Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este

    The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este is perhaps the most significant of all events celebrating the mystique of Historic Cars. It is undoubtedly the most traditional event which was held for the first time as early as 1929.

    May 20-22, 2011

    Cerbobbio, Italy

       
    May 21-22, 2011

       
    May 15, 2011
       
    May 17-22, 2011
       
    May 18-22, 2011

    California Healey Week, 2011,

    California Healey Week, 2011, will be held between May 18-22 in beach city of Ventura. The event will be headquartered at the Crown Plaza Hotel (see www.cpventura.com).  Nearby are clean, uncrowded beaches, numerous restaurants and shopping opportunities and not far from the Santa Barbara area wineries.

       
    May 28 - June 5, 2011
       
    June 4, 2011

    Porsche 356 Club Presents the 4th Annual Friends of Steve McQueen Show.  A special day for a special cause at the Boys Republic.  For additional information on the McQueen Show, click here or click on the information icon at the left for the Show website.

       
    June 4, 2011

    Delaware Valley Jaguar Club
    dvjc Concours and E-Type 50th Anniversary

    Delaware Valley Annual Concours in conjunction with the Cars of England car show. This year we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the E-Type.

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    June 5, 2011

    The Belmont
    Concours d’Elegance

    June 5 , 2011

    The Belmont Country Club
    Fresno, CA

       
    June 4-5, 2011

     

    SonomaHistoricLOGO

    SONOMA, California - The second annual Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival, to be held at Infineon Raceway on June 4-5, 2011, will feature the iconic McLaren marque, announced Steve Earle, president of General Racing, Ltd.

    805-686-9292

       
    June 8-12, 2011

    FCA 2011 Annual Meet

    June 8-12, 2011
    Savannah, Georgia

       
    June 11-12, 2011

    Jaguar Associate Group

    50th Anniversary Celebration of the E-type

    Hilton Pleasanton at The Club , Pleasanton
    A scenic rambling drive through N.California wine country. The drive will be part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the E-type and Mark X.

    Click here for more information

       
    June 11-12, 2011
       
    June 12, 2011

    Jaguar Club of Southern New England
    Concours d'Elegance

    Lyman Orchards , Intersection of Rts, 147 & 157,
    69 Hickory Road Torrington, Ct 06790

    Click here for more information

       
    June 18, 2011

    2011 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.

    Saturday, June 18 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

    CLASSIC SHOWCASE, 2640 Vista Pacific Drive, Oceanside
    Beverages and snacks provided

       
    June 18, 2011

    Ottawa Jaguar Club
    2011 Concours D'Elegance

    National AviationMuseum, , Ottawa
    This is our family day combined with the Concours. It will be located between the taxi strips at the National Aviation Museum and will be held in conjunction with a National Air Rally and static displays from other National Museums

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    June 23, 2011
       
    June 24-26, 2011
       
    June 24-26, 2011
       
    July 6-9, 2011

    Crowne Plaza Hotel (Columbus - Dublin) , 600 Metro Place North, Dublin
    Jaguar Association of Central Ohio is proud to be hosting the J.C.N.A. Challenge Championship in 2011. The event will take place in conjunction with our annual show with the Arthritis Foundation and is shaping up to be our best ever event.

    For this year only, the show will be a 4-day event running from July 6 to July 9, 2011. Along with the usual Concours there will there will be a rally and a slalom, as well as a chance to meet, and compete, with cars from all over the country. click for more.

       
    July 14- 17, 2011

    Keeneland Concours d'Elegance

    1375 Harrodsburg Rd, Lexington KY

       
    July 17, 2011

    Spanish Landing Park , San Diego
    All are invited to attend the San Diego Jaguar Club's 47th annual Concours d'Elegance at beautiful Spanish Landing Park in San Diego. Check our website for more information and a registration form at www.sdjag.com.
       
    July 30, 2011

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    July 31, 2011

    25th Annual Dana Point Concours - Note the date change!  Join us for this special annual event on the lawn at Lantern Bay.

       
    July 31, 2011

    The Jaguar Club Ohio
    39th Annual Concours

    Ursuline College, 2550 Lander Road , Pepper Pike, Cleveland
    The Jaguar Club of Ohio's 39th annual Concour d'Elegance will again be held in conjunction with the Northeast Ohio British Car Council's British Car Day, Saturday August 6th at the lovely Ursuline College.

    Click here for more information

       
    August 16, 2011

    4th Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue

    For further information call 404/237.2633, or www.motorclubevents.com.
       
    August 19, 2011

    This August 19th at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch, Monterey California Concorso Italiano will once again open the traditional Monterey/Pebble Beach Weekend. Concorso Italiano's unique format features more than 800 – 1000 vehicles of Italian origin, and its atmosphere is on the vehicles on display, conversations between people who love and appreciate them, and elements of Italian style such as fashion, food, music and art – all of this on the beautiful grounds of the Laguna Seca Golf Ranch. The Ranch was crafted by Robert Trent Jones Senior & Junior and nestled among the oak-studded hillsides of Monterey, providing breathtaking views of gorgeous Central Coast landscapes.

    Take everything ever made in Italy, from fashion to Ferraris, sprinkle it with some red wine, slather it in sunshine, and top it with elegance and fun, and you have Concorso Italiano.

    For more information click here

       
    August 19, 2011

    Quail Lodge

    The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering

    Fri. August 19, 2011
    8205 Valley Greens Drive, Carmel CA 93923
    Phone: 831 620 8866
       
    August 18-20, 2011


    Russo and Steele

    August 18-20, 2011

    Monterey Marriott Hotel
    Downtown Monterey

    350 Calle Principal Monterey, California
    Phone: (813) 649-4234

       
    August 18-20, 2011

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    August 28, 2011

     

     

     

    Welcome to the Geneva Concours d'Elegance Website 2011

    Classic Car enthusiasts will gather together again this year in Geneva, Illinois to view a beautiful collection of antique, classic and modern automobiles. Participants from all over the Country will display their prized automobiles on Third street, hoping to be awarded one of the coveted "Benz" Trophies. For 2011 Lincoln and Brass Era Fords will be our Feature Marques. Third Street is the heart of Geneva's charming downtown shopping district lined with shops, restaurants, parks and historical buildings. This Concours is open to the public at "no cost" making this a wonderful family event with something for everyone to enjoy and marvel. The Geneva Concours d’Elegance is your only opportunity in the area to view this fantastic collection of award-winning, unique and rare automobiles. Celebrate with us on Sunday August 28, 2011 from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

    Geneva Concours d'Elegance NFP
    4 South Sixth Street
    Geneva, Illinois 60134
    Info@GenevaConcours.net
    630-584-3107

       
    September 17-18, 2011

    Fairfield County Concours D'Elegance

    September 17-18, 2011

    174 Long Lots Road
    Westport, CT 06880

       
    September 18, 2011

    The Buckingham Auto Show

    Concours D' Elegance

    September 18, 2011

    5143 York Road (Route 202), Holicong, PA

       
    September 19, 2011

    2011 Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance
    Trump National Golf Club

    Monday, September 19, 2011
       
    October 7-9,2011
    Festivals of Speed Orlando
       

    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.

     


     

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