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The Desert Classic Concours d'Elegance was the 5th annual celebration of the motorsports lifestyle in Rancho Mirage, CA. The multiple days of well-attended events and activities culminated with a Concours d'Elegance at the world-class Westin Mission Hills resort in Rancho Mirage on Sunday, February 26. The Desert Classic Concours d'Elegance has established itself as one of the country's premier classic car events. Stan Elman's 1966 XKE (restored by Classic Showcase) received its first victory of 2012, after
achieving 1st place in the region, and 2nd place ranking in the nation by JCNA in 2011.

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• The AGM •

The Annual General Meeting for the Jaguar Clubs of North America was held at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Hotel in Chandler, Arizona March 8-10, 2012.

This is an annual event that brings Jaguar Club Board members, and members alike, to review events, change policy and guidelines, and share ideas.  The AGM has been paired with Western States so that members could have one time of the year to come together with other Jaguar enthusiasts to have fun and put their winter weary Jaguars on the road. This year was a great success with a large turnout of JCNA members, who all seemed to take advantage of the many events to participate in.

Events included:

  • JCNA AGM Golf Tournament 
  • Western Roundup Barbecue and dancing
  • Golf and JCNA 2011 Continental and Regional Slalom and Rally Awards  presented
  • Annual General Meeting
  • JCNA AGM Banquet Review of 2011 rally and slalom awards and presentation of the 2011 JCNA Continental and Regional Concours awards.

• Western States •

Jaguar Club of North America comes to Arizona

The Jaguar Club of North America showcased more than 140 of their most prestigious cars in Chandler, Arizona from March 11 to March 13, 2012.

This event was judging the appearance of the cars, as well as giving Jaguar enthusiasts a chance to watch the Western States Slalom and Rally Tour. Jaguar owners were encouraged to come and display their own Jag, or even be part of the judging. The Western States Concours d'Elegance was held in the A.J. Chandler Park March 11th. The Western Rally/Tour was held at the San Marcos Hotel on the 12th and The Western States Slalom was held at Chandler's Hamilton High School on the 13th.

  • Western States Meet 2012 Concours d’Elegance
  • Western States Rally (cancelled) and Tour
  • Beatles Evening / 60s Costume Night
  • Western States Slalom
  • Pool Party
  • Western States Awards Banquet: Speaker, Norman Dewis.
  • Western States Farewell Breakfast


This is an incredible color combination of opalescent dark blue with a tan interior, and a beautiful example of a Show/Driver level E-Type FHC. The customer purchased the car and commissioned Classic Showcase to restore the vehicle with upgrades such as: aluminum radiator with auxiliary fan, 6x15 wire wheels with Dunlop tires, H4 seal beams, 3-point shoulder belts, toggle kill switch, 2 bullet-type mirrors, sound deadening, battery tender, retractable antennae on the rear of the car, period-correct digital radio with iPod connection, and much attention to detail. Stay tuned in the next issue for final pictures of this fantastic E-Type!

Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, announced today that it generated more than $92 million in gross sales of rare, high-end collectible vehicles, exotics, customs, classics, hot rods and resto-mods during its 41st  annual Arizona auction at West World of Scottsdale, Jan 15-22, 2012.

Additionally, a record number of ecstatic attendees including buyers, consignors and enthusiasts totaling more than 270,000 were on hand to partake in the excitement.  This represents a 32 percent increase in sales and a 16 percent increase in attendance versus 2011.

Barrett-Jackson Proudly Raises Nearly $5.9 Million for Local and National Charities

More than 20 local and national charities are now benefitting tremendously due to the generosity of Barrett-Jackson and its sponsors, consignors and bidders after going for an incredible $700,000 when Barrett-Jackson’s own Steve Davis donated it at the 2011 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction, the 1964 Ford Fairlane was re-donated by Ron Pratte of Chandler, Arizona, to be sold in Scottsdale. The incredible bright red, hardtop with the 427 V8 installed by ROUSH Performance was sold for an incredible $1 Million, making it the top-performing charity car at the event. Proceeds will be donated to the Armed Forces Foundation. Rock Legend Bret Michaels auctioned four of his personal vehicles and helped Barrett-Jackson kick off its Opening Night Gala in high style Monday night by performing an exclusive set list to an enthusiastic capacity crowd. 

RM Auctions kicks off 2012 with more than $25.5 million in sales and an 89% sell-through at the AZ Biltmore

Top-seller: 1957 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Scaglietti Coupe achieves $1,815,000. RM Auctions kicked off its 2012 calendar on a positive note in Arizona, posting over $25.5 million* in sales with a strong 89 % sell-through at its annual Arizona Biltmore sale in Phoenix. Now in its 13th year, the well-established auction presented a magnificent roster of 140 blue-chip motor cars – spanning the spectrum of the collector car market – before a standing-room only crowd. Illustrating RM’s global clientele, bidders represented 21 countries around the world, with a strong showing of European enthusiasts.

Our Arizona sale proved to be a great kick start to what is shaping up as another terrific auction year. We are very pleased with the results of the sale and were delighted to welcome the world’s premiere collectors back to the Arizona Biltmore,” said Rob Myers, Chairman & Founder, RM Auctions. “The results speak for themselves, once again proving that great automobiles, rare, correct examples with documented provenance, consistently attract great prices at auction as collectors continue to seek out the best examples for their collections. We look forward to continuing the momentum at our upcoming Milhous Collection and Amelia Island sales.”

Headlining the top-sellers list at RM’s two-day Arizona auction was a superb roster of Ferraris, led by the unique ex-Dottore Wax / Greg Garrison 1957 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Scaglietti Coupe, s/n 0671 SA, the only example of the 34 410 Superamerica’s to have been bodied new by Scaglietti. The first new Ferrari road car to be bodied by the esteemed Modenese coachbuilder, 0671 SA claimed top honors of the weekend, selling for a strong $1,815,000 to great applause from the crowd.

Additional sale highlights included a beautifully restored 1959 BMW 507 Roadster for $990,000 and a low mileage 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra Roadster for $880,000. An outstanding, Concours-quality 1958 Porsche 356A 1600 Speedster also garnered strong attention, selling for an exceptional $335,500.

Gooding & Company achieves great success at it's Scottsdale Auctions, with 98% Sold and $39.8 Million in Sales

For the fifth consecutive year, Gooding & Company Sells the Most Valuable Car of Arizona Auction Week – the $4.62 million 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Alloy Gullwing 13 World Records Established Two Cars Sold for More than $3 million each/ Seven Cars Sold for More than $1 million each.

For the fifth consecutive year, Gooding & Company sold the most valuable car of all the auction houses during Arizona Auction Week, with an exceptionally-rare $4.62 million 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Alloy Gullwing. An extraordinary matching-numbers example, this iconic sports car is among the most coveted of all 300 SLs and one of only 29 alloy bodied models in existence. “Thirteen of our cars broke world records and our top lot, the $4.62 million sale of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Alloy Gullwing, showed us that collectors continue to seek rarity and provenance”, says David Gooding, President and founder of Gooding & Company. “I am thrilled with the overwhelming enthusiasm and increased attendance of our guests this year in Scottsdale, as well as the exuberance our new and returning bidders demonstrated.” Over its Friday and Saturday auctions, Gooding & Company sold more than seven extraordinary cars for $1 million each, including the notable 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider that sold for $3.905 million, a $2.64 million 1930 Duesenberg Model J Disappearing-Top Convertible Coupe, and a $2.145 million 1929 Bentley 4 ½ Liter Dual Cowl Sports Tourer, all of which created much excitement and chatter among enthusiasts watching in attendance at the auction or online via webcast.

The inaugural Bonham’s Scottsdale auction was staged January 19th, 2012 at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, resulting in $5.7 million in sales and a 60% sell-through rate.

Bonham’s assembled 67 automobiles for their first Arizona Auction Week sale, with a 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet C taking home the top result at $667,000. Offered from a New York collection where it had resided for more than 40 years, the car will return to continental Europe for the first time since it was built.

The cover lot of the 2012 Bonham’s Scottsdale sale was the Marlene Dietrich 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Transformable Phaeton, which made its top estimate at $524,000. Other notable sales included the 1947 Delahaye 135M 3-Position Drophead Coupe that sold for $472,500, the 1919 Stutz “Bearcat” Special that made $137,000, 1967 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Liter Series 1 Roadster that brought $144,500 and the 1923 Rolls-Royce 20hp that sold for $71,370 over its high estimate of $60,000.

Malcolm Barber, CEO of Bonham’s Group, commented, “We are delighted with the results of this multi-million-dollar auction and the reception we received in Scottsdale. There was universal praise for the venue and the selection on offer, and we will definitely be back next January.” A busy room saw over 93% of automobilia lots selling with 100% of the David E. Davis Jr. Collection sold. Strong prices were paid for many Davis lots including a world auction record for a 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Pennant at $10,625 and $5,250 for a futuristic painting by Bruce McCall entitled “Modern Times.”


QUESTION: What is the difference between a Series I, I ½, II, and III Jaguar? John Merriman Plano, TX

Early Series I's were first introduced in 1961-1964, and were fitted with a 3.8 liter 6 cylinder engine, and Moss 4 speed non-synchronized transmission. The earliest cars had an aluminum dash and center instrument cluster. Late series I’s from 1965-1967 featured a 4.2 liter 6 cylinder engine with a fully synchronized transmission. Both cars had covered headlights, toggle switches, and early model features.
Series 1 ½’s were offered in late 1967 to early 1968. This was a transition model to the Series II. They had a 4.2 6 cylinder engine with a fully synchronized transmission, open headlights, two Stromberg carburetors, rocker switches on the dash and the body style is the same to a Series I. These still had the same parking and brake light fixtures. These cars debuted with a larger grille opening; heavier bumpers, larger radiators, and the handles inside the door were changed.

Series II was offered from 1969 to 1971 and featured a 4.2 engine with 2 Stromberg carburetors and synchronized transmission. The body changed a lot in this model, with bumpers, brake lights and parking light fixtures much larger than before. This Jaguar offered improved air conditioning, upgraded brakes, a redesigned interior including improved seating with reclining ability, and A/C and power steering were available as factory options.

Series III was manufactured from 1971 to 1974 and had a larger engine, with 5.3 liters, a 12 cylinder engine with fully synchronized transmission of unbridled power for your sports car enthusiasts. Another necessary change included power steering being a standard section of the car. During this period a small number of 4.2 liter "Series 3" Jaguars were made.

QUESTION: I was wondering, with the price of gasoline, if it is totally necessary to put in premium gasoline. The octane they stated in the book is actually higher than we have here in the states. Ben Banher Alpine, CA

ANSWER: It is not necessary, but you'll lose horsepower. You can go down to a lower octane fuel, but you will sacrifice power. If it starts to ping, then I recommend going back up to a higher octane.   The only other way is to readjust the timing of the engine, to retard the timing, but once again you will sacrifice power and performance.

QUESTION: How do I find out what the original color combination was for my matching numbers 1974 Jaguar? Stephen Burns Belmont, CA

That is a great question. If you don’t have the original Jaguar Heritage Certificate you can apply for it yourself. Applying for the Heritage certificate will give you of all the original information regarding your car, such as all the numbers it was given at the time of production such as the VIN, Gearbox, Body and Engine number; the color combination, when it was built and where, and the first registered owner’s name.

We recommend you become a member of the JCNA (Jaguar Club of North America) as your membership includes a subscription to the Jaguar Journal, a complimentary subscription to Jaguar Magazine, access to the JCNA technical help line, and JCNA members are also eligible for discounts on new Jaguars, a reduced fee on the Heritage Certificate and Jaguar books, and a 5% discount on collector car insurance from Hagerty. Membership gives you the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities, of diverse interests, with many events where families take active part too. JCNA Members are eligible for a number of annual championships. You can log on at http://www.jcna.com/join_jcna.phpand find a local club to join.

QUESTION: I was wondering how you determine a value for classic cars you are looking at buying or selling. Brian Bosworth Denver, CO

We use “CP”I which is published by Black Book. It is an incredible, informative price guide which we highly recommend!

CPI Published by “Black Book” is an excellent tool that we use exclusively at Classic Showcase, Inc. for price evaluations on classic vehicles. CPI stands for Cars of Particular Interest. We have been using CPI for over 20 years as it is very accurate and helpful in assessing the values of classic cars.

You can visit the site at: http://www.blackbookusa.com/cpi.asp .

Black Book data is published daily by National Auto Research,  and is available to industry qualified users through subscriptions to their website (www.BlackBookUSA.com) , applications for mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows 7, BlackBerry, Palm and virtually any other Smart Phone sold in the U.S. , and via a wide variety of regularly published guides. If you are a collector, or enthusiast, we recommend you subscribe to this book if you want to stay current on the classic car market values.

What are “Car Apps”? An article by Google

The main attraction for car App’s is that they provide a cheaper alternative to the navigation systems available then, such as those sold by TomTom and Garmin.  By combining the internal GPS found in smartphones with relatively cheap downloadable apps, car owners now have a relatively inexpensive alternative to those offered with fixed navigation systems.

The popularity of these early car apps demonstrated to app producers the potential demand that existed for such applications. By making creative use of the functionalities designed into smartphones, developers could design innovative new apps with a focus on cars.  These apps could provide car owners with a wealth of information such as the performance of the vehicle or make the grueling daily commute somewhat less tiresome. Developers soon realized that smartphones were able to achieve even more than this however. Apps such as Cartipicate http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/carticipate/id285818837?mt=8  took advantage of the social aspect and tracking abilities of mobile technology. With this app, owners were able to efficiently car pool with other car owners in a way that was never possible before. It is interesting to see the way that car app technology is providing unique solutions to 21st century problems.

The fact that many apps were able to save people money only helped to fuel the boom. A popular app known as Gas Buddy http://gasbuddy.com/  alerts the owner of the vehicle of the relative cost of fuel at gas stations near their location.  This not only makes it much easier to find a gas station it also can save the owner a considerable sum of money when taken over a period of a year.

Summed up in its name, Green Fuel http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/greenfuel/id339942242?mt=8 indicates to car owners where they can find alternative gas stations selling more environmentally friendly fuels.  Repair Pal http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/repairpal-auto-repair-expert/id300996215?mt=8 , another popular car app, gives the owner of the vehicle an estimated price on of fixing a particular part on their vehicle.  Dynolicious http://dynolicious.com/ measures the relative performance of your vehicle to give you an indication if improvements are worthwhile or not.  Not only is this all useful information to know, it also provides car owners with the information they need on demand.

The surging popularity of car apps is also due to the fact that they supply the answer to many common problems which drivers are likely to encounter. Traffic alert http://www.androidzoom.com/android_applications/traffic+alert  helps people to avoid traffic jams, Trapster http://trapster.com/devices/iphone/ warns motorists of potential speed traps and Find My Car http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/find-my-car!/id349510601?mt=8 helps to locate parked vehicles.  Car apps are not only solving common car related dilemmas they are also allowing people to lead lives more in tune with their values.

Even though car apps have already become very popular with motorists there is still a great deal of room for a huge amount of growth in the future.  There are more motor vehicles in the United States than people, and smartphone technology is yet to reach the masses. The future for car apps is bright, very bright indeed.

Winter is without a doubt the hardest season of the year on your classic car. If you are like me, you try to take care of all the routine maintenance before the cold weather hits and hope it all holds together until Spring arrives.

Well, spring is almost here and there are a number of things the shade tree mechanic will want to be doing the very instant the snows clear away, maintenance on the prized car. It needs it very badly by now. For the last three to four months your car hasn't had an oil change, or chassis lubrication or a number of other things that badly need doing.

  • Tires—tend to your tires. By rotating them seasonally, you extend the life of the set. As the weather gets warmer and temperatures increase, tire pressure changes. Under-inflated tires reduce a vehicle's fuel efficiency by an average of 3.3 percent, according to www.fueleconomy.gov. Tires should be checked monthly to make sure that they are inflated to manufacturers' recommendations, which can typically be found on the vehicle door placard or in the glove box. Be sure to avoid over-inflating the tires, as this can lead to premature or irregular tire wear.
  • Blades—wiper blades take a severe beating. Early spring is a good time to check and replace them.

  • Underbody— clean your vehicle's underbody. There's no magic cleaning solution that will get rid of the corrosive salt build-up for those who live in heavy winter urban areas. Make sure you bring the car to the car wash shop and get the entire body, along with undercarriage, systematically washed and the sand and salt fully removed.
  • Fluids—check all automotive fluids and top off as necessary. Winter driving conditions require your engine to work harder and deplete fluid levels faster. Cold temperatures can wreak havoc on an engine if it is not cared for properly, as cold startups are among the most severe conditions that engines undergo. Drivers need to protect their vehicles with a quality motor oil to endure the varying temperatures as most of the country changes from cooler to warmer temperatures. The changing of seasons serves as an excellent reminder of the importance of using high quality motor oils in your engine.

  • Brakes—examine your brakes. Like wipers, brakes take on a bigger role during wintertime and should be checked to ensure they've survived.

  • Air filters tend to become heavy due to pollen affecting the overall output of the vehicle. You should immediately replace the air filters if you found them to be inappropriate in order to enhance the performance of your car. You should remove dirt, debris and leaves from the cowl screen and other crevices. Leaves that are present in the cowl screen can break producing residue that can block the evaporator drain. Dry wiping your car with the paper towel or similar paper item will scrape the clear coat. Make sure to utilize mild lather and water to clean the affected region. Spring time can be a good time to take proper care of your vehicle. If you reside in the snow region of our nation the primary thing to do is to make it sure that sand and salt is away from your car.

  • The next thing you must do is to have a good coat of wax to be applied to assist in protecting your car from the strong UV sunrays. Your car must be vacuumed to eliminate sand and salt that might have entered. You should also check the hood.

  • Confirm all the fluids involving the coolant mechanism and the AC before those humid and hot days arrive. Running the AC system once in a while will certainly keep it operational when you require it.

  • If pot holes are a problem in your region you must have the suspension examined to make it sure there are no damaged components from getting jumped. Worn suspension components can easily lead to tire and other parts hastily wearing and alignment hassles. A vehicle having bad alignment can ultimately lead to poor driving, handling and hamper your cars fuel mileage.


Upcoming Events

At the JCNA/AGM in Chandler, AZ 3-10-12 it was unanimously approved to hold the April 2013 AGM in Mexico City - stay tuned for more information, and make sure you book your reservations early, as this is great experience that you'll want to attend! Club Jaguar Mexico will be great hosts, and you will enjoy their world-class annual concours in Mexico City!

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Dates Event Description
March 29-31, 2012

Kansas City, MO

Mecum Muscle Cars & More LIVE on Discovery's Velocity Network

750 Vehicles

Kansas City Convention Center - Bartle Hall
301 West 13th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

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March 30th-April 1st, 2012

8th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance

La Jolla, CA – The 8th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance continues to grow since it was first presented by the La Jolla Historical Society in 2010.

The weekend kicks off on Friday night with a book signing at Warwick’s book store on Girard Ave. in La Jolla CA. Saturday features a Motor Tour consisting of a drive through 60-70 miles of San Diego’s most scenic locations, including several surprise stops that are sure to impress. Saturday night is highlighted with a VIP reception hosted by Gooding, in Scripps Park, La Jolla. The Concours will be held on Sunday, April 1st, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, with preceding events on Friday and Saturday, March 30th and 31st leading up to the main event on Sunday. Additional events preceding the Sunday show include a book signing on Friday, March 30 as well as a guided motor tour of San Diego on Saturday, March 31. Tickets to the Sunday Show are $35 in advance and $40 at the entrance. The car exhibitor registration fee is $100. For more information visit LaJollaConcours.com, to obtain a registration form or to buy tickets, call 619-233-5008

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April 13-14, 2012

Houston, TX

Mecum Muscle Cars & More LIVE on Discovery's Velocity Network

600 Vehicles, New Auction Just Announced

The Reliant Center
One Reliant Park
Houston, TX 77054

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April 19-21, 2012

Gran Concurso De Elegancia Jaguar Club Mexico

Las Caballerizas, Dos Rios, Huixquilucan, Estado de Mexico Every year we host our annual Concours which brings together 500 cars from the most important classic Car Clubs, plus 80 % of all Automotive Manufacturers from Mexico. Witness some of the most important new car market releases while at the Concourse. If you haven’t been to a venue of this type, it is highly desirable that you do so.


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April 21, 2012

Jaguar Club of Florida Concours

Route 46 Entertainment District , Sanford

Building on our long tradition of holding our shows at unique central Florida sites, we have chosen the Route 46 Entertainment District in Sanford, FL with it’s historic vintage automotive theme for our 2012 Concours location. This venue is often called the car enthusiast’s dream, and it’s sure to provide an incredibly scenic backdrop for our Jaguars!

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April 26th-28th, 2012

Spring Carlisle Collector Auction
Carlisle, PA

Spring is right around the corner, time to consign; Auburn Spring Collector Car Auction, Swap Meet and Car Corral

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May 4-6, 2012

Guests will find themselves in a virtual oasis of luxury. Smooth jazz will fill the air while fine wines and festive cocktails are served from multiple bars. Exciting culinary delights will be offered as attendees walk through and enjoy the incredible display of exotic cars, motorcycles, watercraft and luxury lifestyle products and services.

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May 5-6, 2012

Houston, TX

The Houston Classic Auction

La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa
600 La Torretta Blvd
Montgomery, TX 77356

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May 5-6, 2012

Saturday, May 5

8:00 - Cars and boats must be in place.

9:30 - Judging of cars and boats will begin.

10:00 - The Concours opens to the public - People's Choice Ballots given to spectators for People's Choice Awards.

3:30 - Presentation of Awards to boat owners - Poolside

5:00 - Concours closes to the public

Sunday, May 6

9:00 - Concours opens to public

1:00 - Presentation of Awards to car owners

4:00 - Concours closes to the public

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May 6, 2012

Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance
Beverly Hills, CA

The annual Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance returns to the historic Greystone Estate. Considered one of the most elegant and prestigious car shows in the United States, this event will showcase classic and exotic vehicles and motorcycles. A 1932 Alfa Romero 8C 2300 Short Chassis Zagato Spyder will be among the 2012 show highlights. Event features lecture series, marketplace, and fine food & drink. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Friends of Greystone ongoing restoration efforts.







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May 6, 2012

2012 Tour De Classics
Denver, CO

Join this spectacular first annual gathering of 100+ of the finest classic vehicles from all decades to support the needs of University Park Elementary. Over 1000 spectators, great music and food. The school desperately needs to raise 50k to maintain its current music, art and physical education curriculum. Major trophies awarded. Vehicle entry fee is $30 at the gate. Pre-registration $25. Show your dazzling vehicle & help these kids realize their brilliance. All profit and donations go directly to the schools education fund. Sponsorships Available.

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May 11-12, 2012

Specialty & Collector Car Auction - Denver, CO

Now accepting vehicle consignments and vendor reservations.

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May 15-20, 2012

Indianapolis, IN

Dana Mecum's 25th Original Spring Classic Auction

Mecum Muscle Cars & More LIVE on Discovery's Velocity Network

The World's Largest Collector Car Auction, Offering Over 2,000 Vehicles

Indiana State Fairgrounds
1202 E 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205

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June 2, 2012

Rendezvous British de Quebec
Quebec City, QC

The charming site of the Plains of Abraham hosts the 12th edition of this British car show, a gathering of people who share their passion for these Lil Brit' Beauties. The show runs from 9am to 4pm and is open to all British cars, as well as motorcycles. There will be the traditional Valve Cover Race with trophies for the first three places, award for the longest distance traveled to the show, door prizes, and the vote of the public for their "Coup de Coeur" favorite car. The site is located in the heart of the "Vieux Quebec", a few steps from the Parc Jeanne-d’Arc.

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June 3, 2012

Bonham’s, Collectors Motorcars & Automobilia
Greenwich, CT

Limited to only 80 cars, early consignments are encouraged, as well as benefiting from Bonham’s worldwide marketing coverage.

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June 7, 2012

Jaguar Association of Central Ohio
40th Annual JACO Concours

Dublin Metro Center , Dublin
Join us for our 40th annual Concours d' Elegance in conjunction with the Arthritis Foundation 30th annual Classic Auto Show and Cruise-in. Cars galore and fun for the whole family.

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June 8-10, 2012


“The highlight of the weekend, The Elegance is modeled after the finest of European and American Concours d’Elegance. The Elegance is an automotive garden party featuring the world’s finest collector vintage and antique cars, arrayed around the manicured formal gardens of The Hotel Hershey. Car owners, and those who adore their cars, gather for a day of mutual admiration and relaxed camaraderie while special guest judges review and critique the participants’ cars.”

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June 9, 2012

2012 Jaguar Concours Judging Training Session
Oceanside, CA

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 9 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

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

June 10th, 2012

San Marino Motor Classic
San Marino, CA

This Concours-level automobile exhibition brings increased public awareness of the history of the motor vehicle by exhibiting a broad spectrum of historical automobiles spanning 100 years. Where: Lacy Park 1485 Virginia Road San Marino, CA 91108 When: Sunday, June 10th, 2012 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cost: $25 advance tickets; $30 day of the event Why: The event raises funds for two 501(c)3 organizations: the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA and the Rotary Club of San Marino.

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June 15th-17th, 2012

The Classic at Pismo Beach Car Show
ismo Beach, CA

The Classic at Pismo Beach, June 15-17, 2012, in Pismo Beach, CA. is a 3 day fun filled event - Pier-side & throughout downtown Pismo Beach, Central California's premier seaside classic car & street rod car show. This show is in its 27th year, featuring almost 1000 classic restorations, street rods and customs. All years, makes and models are welcomed! Register online at:  www.thepismobeachclassic.com or call Just Cruzin Productions at (866) 450 - 7469

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June 24, 2012

Jaguar Enthusiasts Club -XJ220 Anniversary
Weston Park, Shropshire, West Midlands, UK

Come and help us to celebrate this XJ220 anniversary with the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club at Weston Park in Shropshire on Sunday 24th June 2012, or indeed, for the whole of that weekend! Already we have promise of some very special things taking place on the day, such as a celebration parade of all the XJ220s in attendance, so why not come along and make it a day to remember.

Renowned XJ220 specialist Don Law will be attending this event, so advice and assistance will be on hand, along with the chance to meet other owners of this rare Jaguar who have already pledged to attend. You will find more information on International Jaguar Weekend HERE:


July 22, 2012

San Diego Jaguar Club's 48th annual Concours d'Elegance
Spanish Landing Park , San Diego

All are invited to attend the San Diego Jaguar Club's 48th 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.

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August 5, 2012

Automobile Heritage Day

Kimball Park, National City, CA

The 21st Annual National City Automobile Heritage Days will feature Volkswagen with a dazzling display of those cars from the very early models to the latest Super Cars now being produced. The August 5th show will draw well over 200 entrants competing for awards in categories that range from turn of the century production cars to Classics & Muscle Cars. Motorcycles will be shown in 6 separate classes. 

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August 14-15, 2012

Automobilia Monterey

The largest automobilia show in America, and the only time during Concours Week to find these 45+/- top international dealers in a single venue. Shop early for finest selection and beat the crowds! Enjoy the relaxed indoor setting while buying only original vintage posters, photographs, rally plates, badges & pins, hood ornaments, signs, original art, display items, scale models, literature & books, signed items, postcards, stamps, unique scarves/ties, etc...

"Automobilia Monterey, another of 'The Weekend's' must attend events" - Road & Track

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August 18-19, 2012

Gooding & Company Auction
Pebble Beach, CA

The gavel first fell at Pebble Beach back in 1990 and now the Pebble Beach Auctions, conducted by the highly regarded firm of Gooding & Company on both Saturday and Sunday evenings, are among the most attended and anticipated collector car events of all Pebble Beach Automotive Week.

“The Pebble Beach Auctions are now viewed as leading indicators for the worldwide collector car and luxury car markets. In recent years, the success of these auctions has been due in large part to the high standards of Gooding & Company,” said Concours Chairman Sandra Button in a recent interview.

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August 16, 2012

Pebble Beach Tour D'Elegance

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

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 pine and cypress forest, dancing alongside dramatic cliffs and leading, ultimately, to a beautiful crescent-shaped bay.

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August 16-18, 2012

Monterey, CA

Mecum Muscle Cars & More LIVE on Discovery's Velocity Network

750 Vehicles

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa
on Del Monte Golf Course
1 Old Golf Course Road
Monterey, CA 93940

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August 17-18, 2012

RM Auctions & Sport & Classics of Monterey

Last year’s top sales 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster by Sindelfingen

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August 19, 2012

Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance

Once each year, on the third Sunday in August, about 200 of the most prized collector cars and motorcycles in the world roll onto what is often called the best finishing hole in golf — the famed eighteenth fairway at Pebble Beach. Tire meets turf and transformation occurs: the stage is set for one of the most competitive events in the automotive world. The occasion is the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Originally a small social event paired with a road race through the pine and cypress forests of Pebble Beach, the Pebble Beach Concours has grown into the top-ranking collector car show in the world. People from all over the globe come to compete in or simply enjoy the event here at Pebble Beach.

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September 16, 2012

Palos Verdes Concours D'Elegance

The 2012 Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance, our 20th Year of Exhibition, will be one of our most exciting shows with the theme of "French Curves" that will feature Classic French Coachwork. The 2012 marque will be Delahaye, the French automobile company that manufactured some of the most luxurious and elegant automobiles from the classic era. We will also feature the great French coachbuilders, or carrossiers, that designed gorgeous automobiles that were famous for their graceful, and sometimes flamboyant designs. We will be highlighting automobiles from Frances most famous designers such as Chapron, Pourtout, Figoni et Falaschi, Franay, and Letourneur et Marchand.

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September 22, 2012

Barrett-Jackson Auction
Las Vegas, NV

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