Question 01: What kind of 5 speed can I install in my 1967 Jaguar XKE with little to no modifications?

Tom's Answer: Here are the ones that are commercially available for installation in a Jaguar E-type:
  • The Gearbox from E-type Fabs - The short tail version is used for SWB cars, while the long tail is available for V12's. The 6-cylinder kit uses the Model S gearbox as the base platform. The kit includes the gearbox, shifter, knob, mount, driveshaft flange, driveshaft and clutch disc. A new heavy-duty bellhousing is supplied.

  • Cosworth designed MT75, in a specially designed case, installs with only minor modification, comes with most installation parts, and utilizes your original bellhousing.

  • JT5 (formerly Medatronics) - The JT5 is the most widely used 5 speed conversion for vintage Jaguars.

  • T5 Tremec 5-Speed Conversion Gearbox. This is a direct replacement for the original Jaguar E-Type transmission.

  • Borg Warner T5 Worldclass. The BW T5WC is a high-performance version of the familiar BW T5

  • Getrag gearbox - There are 2 versions of the Getrag 5 speed. The STD version with OD 5th and the "sport" box with direct 5th and dog's leg 1st.

  • Tremec 3550. This is a very high-performance transmission meant to replace the BW T5 in racing applications. It is made in Mexico.

  • The Driven Man- Custom-built gearbox based on the Tremec Z Spec T5

Question 02:  What factors affect RPM’s on a 5 speed?

Tom's Answer: There are a lot of factors that go into calculating RPM’s and gear ratios.

It depends on the following:

  1. The temperature outside
  2. The air pressure
  3. The air pressure in your tires
  4. The size of the tires
  5. The amount of tread wear on the tires
  6. The weight inside your car
  7. The elevation that you are driving in
  8. The condition of the road
  9. And probably some other items as well

With that being said, if you have a 3.54 rear end gear ratio, with a .63 in 5th gear ratio at 3500 RPM’s it should put your car at 2205 RPM’s. With a .75 5th gear ratio at 3500 RPM’s should put your car at 2625 RPM’s. The engine will be revving higher, but if you want to reduce the RPM’s more, than the .63 gear would be the choice to go with. It depends on the factors listed above.

Question 03: Do you have the Lucas Wiring Code guide as I need to know what wire goes to what?

Tom's Answer: In the United Kingdom the British Standard BS-AU7 determines color coding of automobile wiring. Lucas uses a 7-color set in which plain colors - purple, green, blue, red, white, brown and green are supplemented by a further group using a base color with a thin line trace of a different color, thus:

Black Earth (ground) connections
Green feeds to aux. devices controlled by ignition switch (wipers, etc.)
White base color for ignition circuits

sidelights (parking lights) and rear lights

Blue with white trace main beam headlamp with red trace - dip (meeting) beam headlamp

auxiliary devices not fed via the ignitor switch, e.g. horn,
interior light

Brown main battery feed

To see more of the color codes, click on this link:

Question 04: I have a 1966 E-type that is missing one of the horns...How do I tell which one is missing?

Tom's Answer: The E-type had two horns located on the frame just behind the radiator, one a High note, the other a Low note. The horns will have a “H” or an “L” engraved in it, so you can determine which is which. Once you have determined which one is missing, then it can be purchased easily at one of many Jaguar suppliers.

Question 05: I was wondering how you determine the value of a classic car when you are trying to buy or sell...

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

Tracing the history of your car can provide information such as whether the car has been involved in any accidents, who the previous owners were, and whether the car was maintained properly. It can also alert you to potential safety issues, such as air bags that were deployed, that should be checked to ensure the issues were resolved properly. Several services are available that provide information about your vehicle's history.

Get the Vehicle Identification Number:

  • Services that can trace the history of your car will require its vehicle identification number. The VIN is a 17-digit code assigned to vehicles that works much like a Social Security number for people, providing a unique identity for each car. Information reported by insurance companies, state DMVs, garages and lenders will be linked to a car's VIN. To find the VIN for your car, check your registration papers, the certificate of title, the driver's side of the dashboard, or the door frame on the driver's side.

The National Insurance Crime Bureau:

  • The NICB is a free service that focuses its history searches on auto theft and salvage titles. It gets this information from insurance companies within its network of more than 1,100 partners. The partners in the network report information on a voluntary basis, which allows them to report on both theft and salvage, or provide information on only one. The result is that the information may be incomplete. Still, these reports can serve as a starting point for researching a vehicle's history. Reports can be ordered by visiting the NICB website and clicking the "VINCheck" box. After arriving on the VINCheck page and entering the VIN, the report will be displayed on the website.

The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System:

  • The NMVTIS gets its information from insurance companies, salvage yards and automotive recycling operations. Unlike the voluntary reporting of the NICB members, the network that provides information to the NMVTIS is required to do so by federal law. Most state DMV websites offer links to the NMVTIS portal, where the process of purchasing a Vehicle History Report can be initiated. The NMVTIS site can also be accessed directly. The NMVTIS does not sell vehicle history reports, but offers them through its network of affiliated service providers, which are listed on the site. Once on the NMVTIS site, a service provider can be selected to assemble a VHR on a vehicle as specified by its VIN. After its completion, the history report will be available in a digital format on the affiliated provider's website.

Autocheck and Carfax:

  • AutoCheck and Carfax are private title search companies that get information from many of the same sources as the NICB and NMVTIS. However, they also aggregate data for their vehicle history reports from hundreds of sources around the country, including repair shops, police departments, automobile auctions, car rental companies, and fire departments. In addition to providing information on collisions, reports from these services track vehicle histories for manufacturer’s recalls, vehicle returns based on Lemon Laws, lien holder information, state inspections, and maintenance records.

Upcoming Events
March 22-25, 2018

Tequila Rose, Southwest Regional Event

The San Diego sections historic regional event, tequila rose is back for 2018. Mark your calendars for March 22, 23,24,2018. We are returning to the Borrego Springs Resort and spa in the quite high desert town of Borrego Springs. There will be something for everyone, car show, gymkana, and a rallye, Sightseeing, shopping, dining and a putting contest, but best of all meeting many nice friendly Mercedes-Benz folks from all over the US of A.


April 6-7, 2018

RM Fort Lauderdale, FL Auction, Broward County Convention Center

Celebrated as South Florida's premier collector car auction, RM Auctions' Fort Lauderdale sale returns to the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center this 6–7 April. Previously held under the Auctions America banner, the 2017 Fort Lauderdale sale generated an impressive $17.3 million total with bidders hailing from nearly all 50 states and 11 countries around the world. The sale was topped by a beautifully restored 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster at $1,200,000, as well as the noted JLG Autocrib Collection, a group of 26 influential Porsche models offered without reserve. RM Auctions' 2018 Fort Lauderdale auction, the 16th annual event, will see approximately 300 quality collector cars cross the podium during a two-day sale, ranging from American classics to European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods, customs, and modern collectibles. With locations worldwide and offering services in a number of languages, RM has the largest and most experienced team in the industry, and we are the only company that can ensure your consignments are marketed to a truly global audience to achieve the best possible results.

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April 7-8, 2018

La Jolla Concours D'Elegance, La Jolla CA

View 300+ spectacular, exemplary vehicles situated along the Pacific Ocean, peruse the offerings of our fabulous vendors, and check out the exciting offers from our top-notch sponsors.

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April 12-14, 2018

Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL Auction

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April 21, 2018

The Texas Classic Auction presented by Worldwide Auctioneers

An exclusive offering of world-class motorcars will cross the block at Worldwide's 16th annual The Texas Classic Auction. Advance bidder registration available at or by calling 800.990.6789. Auction begins at 11 am.

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April 21-22, 2018


Gran Concourso Internacional De Elegancia, Huixquilucan, México

Club Jaguar of Mexico City hosts over 500 classic cars, comprised of 25 classic car clubs, including 25 of our own pristine Jaguars. Set in the mountains, 20 miles on the outskirts of Mexico City.

This is the largest concours in Mexico, with people attend from all over the world. It is a wonderful setting with spectacular and warm hospitality. This is a must-attend event, so mark your calendar!

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April 26-29, 2018

Drive The Crooked Road. Hurricane Region 2018 Spring Tour

The 2018 Hurricane Spring Tour travels the Crooked Road of Virginia and will offer flexible options to fit everyone’s time schedule. The Crooked Road is a guide to Virginia’s music heritage trail and Floyd is one of the major destinations on the Crooked Road. The Friday Night Jamboree, held at the Floyd Country Store, has been featured by PBS and the BBC. Bring your clogging shoes! The drives will include scenic VA8, VA221, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Destinations will include photo ops at Jack’s Creek Covered Bridge and Mabry Mill, wine tasting and lunch at Chateau Morrisette, Peaks of Otter Lodge, and the D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA. The optional Sunday program includes lunch and a blue grass jam session at the Floyd Country Store.

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May 5-6,

Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance, Seabrook, TX

Keels & Wheels established itself among the nation’s top concours events while in pursuit of multiple goals. The goals include raising significant funds for the charities the show supports, $1.4 million so far, while producing the best possible event that would draw participants and spectators from every corner of the country and even Europe. Side benefits have included an economic impact of over $3.5 million each year on the local community while simultaneously raising national awareness of Seabrook.

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Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance

Concours is on hiatus and not accepting applications at this time.

Please check the website link below for updates.

Cars and motorcycles of any marque, manufactured prior to 1974 are welcome to apply for entry in the concours. For one ticket price the concours and all food and beverages are included for the attendee, as well as access to the Greystone estate grounds and mansion, along with historic displays and lectures regarding the estate, the Doheny Family and other subjects of interest; and a program book and poster is also provided to each attendee as part of the ONE price of admission; and a "marketplace" of vendors will be present. THE EVENT IS THE FIRST SUNDAY OF MAY EACH YEAR and serves to raise funds for the ongoing restoration of the Greystone Estate, a nationally registered historic landmark, one of the very few in Southern California.

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May 10-12,

RM Auburn Spring Auction, Auburn, Indiana

A spring tradition for collector car enthusiasts across the country, RM Auctions' Auburn Spring sale returns to the historic Auburn Auction Park in Indiana, 10–12 May. Previously held under the Auctions America banner, the 2017 Auburn Spring sale resulted in $10.2 million in total sales with an 83 percent sell-through rate. Continuing the event's strong track record for the presentation of private collections, the weekend was led by the former Level 5 Motorsports Collection, offered entirely without reserve. RM Auctions' 2018 Auburn Spring auction, the 17th annual event, will see approximately 450 quality collector cars and a selection of automobilia cross the podium during a three-day sale, catering to a variety of automotive tastes and budgets and ranging from American classics to European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods, customs, and modern collectibles. In addition to the auction excitement, Auburn Spring features an onsite swap meet and car corral, as well as a number of exciting attractions for the entire family. With locations worldwide and offering services in a number of languages, RM has the largest and most experienced team in the industry—and we are the only company that can ensure your consignments are marketed to a truly global audience to achieve the best possible results.

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May 20,

Muckenthaler Motor Car Festival, Fullerton, CA

The Muckenthaler Motor Car Festival is an invitation only event dedicated to preserving the rich heritage of Southern California's automotive history. The judging staff of the Muckenthaler Motor Car Festival seeks to recognize those vehicles that demonstrate the best originality and authenticity while valuing design, styling and elegance.

Featuring early Jazz, Tin Pan Alley & Vaudeville tunes of the 1920s and 30s by
Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys.

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May 20,

JOCLA 2018 Concours at The Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton, CA

This is the Jaguar Owners Club annual concours for all JCNA Classes in both Champion and Driven Divisions. Cars representing all models, years, colors, and owners will be on display at this classic family estate in Fullerton California.

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May 30-June 2, 2018

Rally du Soleil, New Mexico

All-inclusive pre-1973 and exotic car road rally through Northern New Mexico and southern Colorado from May 30 to June 2, 2018. Route:

· Day 1 (Wednesday, May 30, 2018) – Albuquerque, NM to Chama, NM
· Day 2 (Thursday, May 31, 2018) – Chama, NM to Telluride, CO
· Day 3 (Friday, June 1, 2018) – Telluride, CO to Taos, NM
· Day 4 (Saturday, June 2, 2018) Taos, NM to Santa Fe, NM (optional continuation to back Albuquerque)

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June 1-3, 2018

Greenwich Concours d’Elegance

2018 will be the 23rd Greenwich Concours! Recognized as one of the premier concours in the country and the largest in the Northeast, Greenwich is unique in that it is two concours back to back. Saturday is the Concours Americana for American cars and motorcycles, while Sunday is the Concours International for imported marques.

2018 will be a celebration of Briggs Cunningham at the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance with a special display of Cunningham production cars and team race cars. As a special tribute, we will have all of the Cunningham cars displayed along the waterfront on both Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday will also feature cars of John Fitch, competition motorcycles and a circle of supercars, both American and foreign. With a Saturday ticket, you can also preview the cars for auction in the Bonhams tent. Be sure to join us Saturday night for the gala party at the Greenwich Delamar Hotel, with a sumptuous buffet overlooking the luxurious yachts.

On Sunday, we will have a special display of Jaguars, with a focus on the prewar SS Cars, and competition motorcycles. The Bonhams auction begins at noon and requires a separate admission – or you can watch through the open side of the tent.

On both days there will be displays of new cars including BMW, Cadillac, Lincoln, Tesla, Jaguar, Land Rover, Miller Motorcars – with Ferrari, Bugatti, Pagani, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, McLaren, Bentley and Maserati, and Manhattan Motorcars – with Lamborghini, Rimac and Koenigsegg. There are even opportunities to test drive some of these amazing new vehicles. We will also have incredible yachts displayed at the Delamar Hotel docks.

There will be a limited number of VIP tickets which include early entry to the Concours, breakfast and lunch with the car owners and judges, entrance to the Bonhams Cocktail Reception on Friday night, lapel pin, poster and a VIP lanyard.

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June 3, 2018

Bonham's Greenwich Concours d'Elegance Auction

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June 10, 2018

San Marino Motor Classic - Lacy Park, San Marino, CA

We cordially Invite you to A Symphony of Cars "Vintage Automobiles and their Music" - In Harmony with the 2017 San Marino Motor Classic, Proceeds Benefitting the Spirit of Troy...The USC Trojan Marching Band.

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June 16, 2018

JCNA Judges Training at Classic Showcase, Oceanside, CA

Sat Jun 16, 2018 9am – 12:30pm (PDT)

Classic Showcase will host the annual JCNA judges training session in Oceanside, California. The annual training session is directed by San Diego Jaguar Club Chief Judge Pete Rieth with the aim of helping judges learn about new rules adopted by the AGM, refresh their memories of common JCNA judging rules, and to prepare themselves for the upcoming San Diego Concours.

June 8-10, 2018

The Elegance at Hershey, PA

The Elegance at Hershey is a celebration of a bygone era when the automobile stirred our imaginations and quickened our hearts. A Weekend Celebration of The Finest Cars for Great Causes – JDRF, the AACA Museum and the AACA Library & Research Center!

Today, people both young and old marvel at the extravagances of the cars of the past. From race cars to street cars that were not only about pure performance but also incorporated artistic design, a symphony of sound and sensory overload worthy of the finest wines. Cars were not just about transportation; they were a statement. The Elegance at Hershey will bring the finest of race cars and show quality collector cars of the pre-World War II and immediate post-World War II period together for a weekend celebrating the automobile.

The Elegance at Hershey is so much more than a celebration, it is also about causes. Raising funds for charity is the ultimate point of this event; JDRF, the AACA Museum, and AACA Library & Research Center will benefit.

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June 20-23, 2018

Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction, Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT

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July 14, 2018

San Diego Jaguar Club 54th Annual Concours d'Elegance



8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Information and Registration Forms are posted on the link below:

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August 21, 2018

Carmel By The Sea Councours on the Avenue, Carmel, CA

Carmel-by-the-Sea's whimsical architecture, inspired by Arthur Rackham's illustrations for children's fairy tales, provides a unique setting for the Carmel By The Sea Councours on the Avenue. This is the latest addition to the prestigious group of events that make up the area's internationally known Monterey Peninsula ten-day collector car gathering, celebrating the finest in automotive design and engineering. Carmel-by-the-Sea's world-famous Ocean Avenue will be closed to traffic and eighteen blocks of downtown will be filled with collector cars and related motorized fun.

A fascinating mix of American and foreign cars will be showcased in front of a backdrop of charming shops, critically acclaimed restaurants and numerous galleries. The Carmel By The Sea Councours on the Avenue will focus on vehicles not usually seen during this ten-day period. The cars will include a variety of legendary vehicles. Well over 175 cars will be on display in groups of juried classes during Carmel By The Sea Councours on the Avenue. These will include Luxury Cars, Muscle Cars, Hot Rods and Sporting Cars.

 Micro Cars and others will highlight vehicles from the sublime to the spectacular. Selections will be based on a variety of factors, including authenticity, originality and provenance. Additional consideration will be given to cars that inspired youthful dreams, interesting stories and the hard-to-define fun factor. Class and major awards will be presented in the late afternoon. Families will want to remain in Carmel-by-the-Sea to enjoy dinner after the event has concluded, completing a full day of enjoying both the cars and Carmel's unique setting. The Carmel By The Sea Councours on the Avenue supports The Carmel Foundation in their work to provide a wide variety of services to Monterey Peninsula seniors.

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August 22, 2018

Carmel Mission Classic, Carmel, CA

A ONE OF A KIND EVENT combining the passion for fine automobiles with the Faith and the Palate. Enjoy wine tasting by some of Monterey County's finest vineyards, a self-guided tour, and beautiful live harp music in the background as you stroll through the grounds of the crown jewel of the Monterey Peninsula, the historic Carmel Mission. A no-host gourmet food bar will also be available by a local chef. All net proceeds go to the charities of the Knights of Columbus and Carmel Mission!

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August 22, 2018

The Little Car Show, Marina, CA

All marques from all countries may be accepted this year. We'll accept a total of 100 vehicles 25 years and older. That means this year we will accept model year 1993 and older, micro, mini and arcane vehicles with no greater than 1,601cc displacement engines or electric powered vehicles. Entries are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Registration will be closed when 100 vehicles have registered. "Drop in" entries will only be processed on show day if space is available! We also have a "Special Interest" category and may allow limited production and custom vehicles that meet the general rules and intent of the show.

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August 23-25, 2018

Mecum Monterey Auction

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August 23-26, 2018

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, Monterey, CA

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion will be firing on all cylinders August 23-26 as three fan favorites return to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Fresh off winning the prestigious FIA Founding Members’ Heritage Cup, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion hits even greater strides this August. An expected 550 historic, authentic race cars from more than 900 entry requests will fill the 15-grid field that will provide fans with a near sensory overload.

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August 22, 2018

McCall's Motorworks Revival

For more than a decade Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Revival has been a major sponsor and supporter of the California Highway Patrol 11-99 Foundation. *Please note this event is by invitation or by advance ticket purchases only - please visit the McCall website for more info.

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August 23, 2018

Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance, Pebble Beach, CA

Initiated to showcase the elegance of the automobile in motion, the Tour also underscores the early history of the place that is Pebble Beach. Decades before golf links were laid out along the edge of the Pacific Ocean, this area was known for its scenic drive, winding for miles through the pine and cypress forest, dancing alongside dramatic cliffs and leading, ultimately, to a beautiful crescent-shaped bay.

The traditional Tour traces portions of the original 17-Mile Drive, traverses nearby mountains and valleys, and pauses for a time in charming Carmel-by-the-Sea. Tour participants enjoy a catered gourmet lunch, a champagne celebration at the finish and commemorative gifts.

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August 23, 2018

WorldWide Auctions – Monterey, CA Auction

Worldwide Auctioneers confirmed today that it will present its inaugural California auction at the start of Monterey Car Week on Thursday, August 17th, 2017, making it the first scheduled catalogue format auction of that storied week. The Pacific Grove Auction on the Monterey Peninsula will showcase roughly 70 outstanding automobiles in the spectacular oceanside setting of the historic Pacific Grove Golf Links, adjacent to the famous 17 Mile Drive and perfectly positioned from the tip of the Peninsula for both Monterey and Pebble Beach.

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August 23-25, 2018

Pebble Beach Retro Auto, The Inn at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach, CA

Pebble Beach RetroAuto has long been the destination for the true automotive enthusiast; it features an elegant and thoughtfully curated collection of exhibitors offering rare collectibles and memorabilia from our automotive past, as well as the latest luxury goods and technological tools to enhance today’s driving experience.

Included are rare collectables, historic automobilia, art and literature, as well as luxury items, technological tools and official Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance merchandise.

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August 24, 2018

Bonham's Quail Lodge Auction, Monterey, CA

Bonham’s returns to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula for its annual Quail Lodge Auction, featuring the world's finest and most exclusive collectors' motorcars displayed in a stunning setting on the grounds of the Quail Lodge & Golf Club. One of the landmark events taking place during the must-attend "Monterey Collector Car Week", the Bonham’s Quail Lodge Auction is the longest-running auction on the Monterey Peninsula, and is therefore one of the true highlights during a week of activities that serves as the focal point for the California summer motoring season.

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August 24, 2018

The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, Monterey, CA

In its sixteenth year, tickets to The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering will include parking, a collectible event poster and magazine, a gourmet lunch served at all of the signature culinary pavilions, fine wines and specialty cocktails.

Tickets for The Quail on August 24, 2018 will be allocated through an online lottery system in February of 2018.

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August 24-25, 2018

RM/Sotheby's Monterey Auction

Every August, the collector car world descends on the Monterey Peninsula for the ultimate celebration of the hobby. For over 30 years, RM Sotheby's Monterey sale has been the pinnacle of the collector car auctions, known for its innovative presentation and record-setting results. Along with all the auction excitement, Monterey Car Week is filled with a number of other hobby events, from historic racing to festivals and concours, which transform the area into a car lover's paradise. The week culminates with the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, where RM Sotheby's very own restoration team has won a remarkable six Best of Show honors.

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August 24-25, 2018

Gooding & Company Auction, Pebble Beach, CA

Since the 1950s, Pebble Beach has been the ultimate destination for lovers of collector cars. Today, enthusiasts from around the world enjoy this singular experience: the spectacular California coastline, the prestigious concours, and the finest classic cars available anywhere. As the official auction house of the world-renowned Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and the only auction held within the gates of the famed 17-Mile Drive, Gooding & Company attracts leading international collectors who are seeking new additions to their stables. Our vehicles are available for viewing beginning Wednesday, and on Thursday the distinctive cars of the Tour d’Elegance roar to life outside the Gooding & Company marquee. Friday and Saturday, experience the excitement of the most anticipated auctions of the year. Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auctions, now in their second decade, produce market-leading prices and enjoy worldwide reach; viewers in 50 nations watched our 2016 auction in high-definition video via our webcast.

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August 25, 2018

Exotics on Cannery Row, Monterey, CA

For one week out of the year the quiet coastal town of Monterey turns into a mecca for the automotive world drawing visitors from around the globe. Monterey Car Week is an inspirational experience full of rare cars, breathtaking scenery and memorable events. For automotive enthusiasts, collectors and curators it is the ultimate representation of their passion.

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August 26, 2018

Concours d’Elegance, Pebble Beach, CA

Car collectors worldwide dream of competing at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where the famed 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links is the stage and the rolling Pacific Ocean serves as backdrop.

Begun in 1950, this concours is the top-ranking collector car competition in the world. It is also the event to which most other modern concours now trace their roots. Initially modeled on the early European concours that showcased new cars, the Pebble Beach Concours shifted its focus to collector cars in 1955—and other concours followed suit. It has also taken the lead by including racing greats and offering featured marques and special classes as early as 1953, introducing displays of dream cars and concepts in the 1980s, and instituting driving events and emphasizing the importance of preservation in the 1990s.

Guided by—and often driving—the interests of enthusiasts the world over, this concours continues to set the bar for all others.

The concours d’elegance is not a contest of speed, but of elegance. Automobiles are judged for their style and technical merit, as well as their history, their originality and the accuracy of their preservation or restoration—and the best garner reward and recognition. 

The 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will feature the following marques and special classes among others:

  • Motor Cars of the Raj
  • Rollston Coachwork
  • OSCA

In tandem with the competition between extraordinary historic automobiles, the Concours also serves as gracious host to some of the world’s most anticipated concept and new car debuts each year.

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September 4-9, 2018

14th Annual Going to the Sun Rally

To provide rally members with a friendly, fun, world class rally experience, including some of the most spectacular roads and vistas anywhere, and an authentic Montana feel, while raising money for worthy Montana organizations and having a positive effect on the state we love.

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September 15, 2018

Concours du Soleil, Albuquerque, New Mexico

The goal for Concours du Soleil is to celebrate a beautiful collection of New Mexico owned automobiles while raising funds to make a positive impact in our community.  Over the past several years, Concours has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for nonprofit organizations working in the greater Albuquerque area.  This event is organized by the Albuquerque Community Foundation. Our mission is to grow a permanent endowment for the long-term benefit of the community.  Each year a portion of the proceeds are added to the Cinco Amigos Endowment Fund at the Foundation for the future benefit of the community while the other half are granted to make an immediate, positive change in our community.

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September 30, 2018

Palos Verdes Concours D'Elegance

For more than two decades the Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance has been a world-class show of classic, vintage historical, and special-interest automobiles, providing funds for charitable and community purposes. The Concours has promoted the beauty and opportunities of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and the South Bay of Southern California. From the first show held on the Ladera Linda playing fields, the annual event has been staged in distinctly different locations on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. This year, we break new ground by pairing first-class, concours-level automobiles with vintage aircraft at the historic Zamperini Field in Torrance, California.

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October 19, 2018

Jaguar Club of Central Arizona presents: Saloons in the Old West, Chandler, AZ

San Marcos Plaza, Chandler, AZ

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October 31-
November 4, 2018

Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours, Savannah, GA

Applications for the 2018 Motoring Midway are currently being accepted.

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October 31-
November 4, 2018

International Jaguar Festival, hosted by the JOCLA, Santa Barbara, CA

This Festival was started two years ago to replace the former Western States Meet as well as other regional meets.  This is not only a national event, but a truly international meeting of Jaguar Club Members from around the world. The Jaguar Clubs of North America (JCNA) has initiated an International Meeting which encompasses a national competition in Concours d’Elegance- Champion and Driven divisions, Slalom, and Rally.  This year’s event will be held in beautiful Santa Barbara, California.  See JCNA website for details.

This year's IJF is being hosted by the Jaguar Owner's Club of Los Angeles (JOCLA) with substantial assistance from the San Diego Jaguar Club (SDJC).

Fess Parker Doubletree Resort
633 E Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Please click the link below for a detailed schedule and list of events:

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