During the week of May 31st-June 3rd, California Healey Week took place at the Northwoods Resort in Big Bear Lake, CA, situated near the village. There were numerous planned activities, and the participants stayed at the Northwoods Resort to accommodate their needs. On Saturday, the front of the Northwoods property was transformed into a concourse show field, with many Austin Healey cars being displayed by model order. Judging was performed by each participant in the show, with each participant being given a ballot book to vote in each of the available categories. There were 40 cars in the show, along with Tom Krefetz of Classic Showcase's freshly restored 1957 Healey Marine Sport Boat 55, named "Healey Spirit". Event organizers placed the Healey boat into a category called "other" for the show, so it would have a spot with the rest of the Austin-Healey group. The Healey Spirit took 1st place in show in its class. The cable TV show "Car Crazy" profiled the Healey Spirit, as well as other events taking place during the week, which will be aired on a future episode- be sure to check your local listings!

Following the car show, Tom Krefetz launched the Healey Spirit for its first sea trial and setup in Big Bear Lake, with everything going as well as it was expected, and with no casualties or other mishaps! It was a great experience, and it was wonderful to finally see the Healey Spirit on the lake, after completing a 2.5 year comprehensive restoration. The next boat show for the Healey Spirit will once again be in Big Bear Lake, at the Big Bear Sport Show in August 2012. The event will be sponsored by the Antique and Classic Boat Society of Southern California, and you can find more information on that event here! Hopefully next year, in 2013, the Healey Spirit will make it's way up north to Lake Tahoe, for the annual wooden boat show at Tahoe City, which is a very well-known showcase of wooden boat society.

Classic Showcase is pleased to announce their association with Classicfabs Exhaust Manifolds & Systems! Classicfabs is a manufacturer of high quality Classic Jaguar Manifolds and Exhausts, and has partnered with Classic Showcase to bring you the highest quality parts available for your classic Jaguar! Each manifold and exhaust set is built to order to the customer's specifications, and will improve the performance of an XK engine. Classic Showcase is the exclusive North American distributor for Classicfabs, and is proud to offer these high quality parts to North American Jag Enthusiasts and Collectors! For more information on Classicfabs parts, please contact Classic Showcase via email: management@classicshowcase.com, or call (760) 758-6100.

About Classicfabs: Over three years ago, Classicfabs was born out of a simple fact: That a properly designed, engineered and manufactured exhaust manifold utilizing a unique unrestricted flow through the manifold and collection system will improve the performance of an XK engine. Classicfabs Manifolds and Exhausts are the ultimate for owners of Classic Jaguars who value performance and looks, and only want the best parts available fitted to their Classic Jaguar. Maximize the performance, looks and value of your Classic Jaguar by investing in a Classicfabs Manifold and exhaust System. Since the introduction of this system for the E-Type car we have strived to make this ultimate system, and its associated straight through exhaust the only Performance Exhaust Upgrade that you should fit to your Classic E-Type, XK 120/140/150, MK11, S Type, XJ6 and Racing Jaguar. Classicfabs, the only manifold and exhaust system that will change the way you view your Classic Jaguars performance and under bonnet looks.

On Saturday, May 19th 2012, the Southern California Shelby Club came to Classic Showcase for a guided tour with Tom Krefetz. “It was very exciting to hear the ground rumble and roar as all these wonderful Shelby’s and Cobras pulled up to Classic Showcase to park”. Traffic definitely came to a standstill as drivers stopped their cars to take pictures of all these amazing cars lined up on display. It is fantastic with the passion that lives on for these great classics that are being driven and cared for by collectors alike.

If your car club is interested in visiting Classic Showcase to take a tour, please contact Sheri Wilson at management@classicshowcase.com to see how we can assist your club and booking the event.

Carroll Shelby passed away Thursday, May 10, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. The cause of death is undisclosed. It had been known that he had been hospitalized over the previous months with pneumonia. Since his last release he had stated “I’m ready to get back to work, my mind keeps racing with new ideas. I spend my time thinking about the next car I want to build while working on getting stronger. It’s hard for me to rest when there is so much I want to do.” It was also known that in the past he had received both a heart transplant (in 1990) and kidney transplant (in 1996) and reportedly holds the world record for the longest living heart transplant recipient.

“We are all deeply saddened, and feel a tremendous sense of loss for Carroll’s family, ourselves and the entire automotive industry,” said Joe Conway, president of Carroll Shelby International, Inc. and board member. “There has been no one like Carroll Shelby and never will be.”

Carroll Shelby Cobra’s honored-The 50th anniversary of the Shelby Cobra will be honored at Monterey Motorsports Reunion August 17-19th, 2012 at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. There will be a special race of 45 cars what were accepted (a record) based on their racing provenance and period correct appearance. This is a must attend event in Monterey and the whole week of car events will make fabulous memories to last for a lifetime.
You can join this event by logging onto: http://www.mazdaraceway.com/events

Concours d’ Elegance - Sunday. May 20.

The oldest show in North Orange County hosted a Concours D’Elegance which was spread out over eight acres of lawns with big trees and great weather. There were live performances in the outdoor amphitheater by The Pleasure Tones on Saturday, and Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys on Sunday, which was enjoyed by all. Proceeds benefited the Fullerton Youth Arts Education and Outreach Programs.

On Sunday, the Jaguar Owners Club hosted a Sanctioned JCNA Concours within the Muckenthaler Concours. There was a great turnout from the Southern California Jaguar clubs from LA, San Diego, Inland Empire, and other California Jaguar clubs as well.

Our own San Diego Jaguar club member, Stan Elman, took his 2nd 100 point 1st place win of the year with “Black Beauty” a gorgeous triple black 1966 Jaguar XKE OTS that was restored by Classic Showcase last year. He is on his way to attaining National Champion this year; we wish you the best of luck Stan!

Tom Krefetz, of Classic Showcase and the San Diego Jaguar Club, showed his wonderful 1965 Primrose Yellow XKE OTS in the Preservation Class winning 1st place!

The other notable winners from the San Diego Jaguar Club were:

  1. Paul & Debby Novak with 100 points
  2. Rob & Ruth Cohen with 100 points
  3. George & Terry Klein with 100 points
  4. Brian Ellis with 100 points
  5. Harvey & Tolly Williamson with 99.27 points
  6. Tim Tunnel with 9.990 points

This is a must attend event so be sure to mark your calendar for next year as it is an fun experience you will want to share with friends, old and new alike.

Held in the beautiful countryside of San Luis Obispo, at Jason Lang’s house the owner of XK’s Unlimited, was the annual XK’s Unlimited MS fundraiser and car show. The Jaguar Owners Club of Los Angeles had a sanctioned JCNA Concours within the general car show. Attendance was a little light as to the vast amount of rain on Friday and the road conditions on Saturday morning. It was a good event, with Stan Elman taking 1st place with 100 points for his 1966 Jaguar XKE roadster, Ken Smith taking 1st place and also scoring 100 points with his 1961 Jaguar XK-150 3.8 DHC, and Tom Krefetz  taking 1st place with his 1965 Jaguar XKE roadster in the preservation class. It was a fun time for all that was in attendance, with a good cause being sponsored.

On June 8, 2012, Classic Showcase hosted the annual JCNA judges training session in Oceanside, California. The annual training session saw a good turnout, with 15 judges attending to 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 Concourse; Recently, JCNA's Chief Judge Dick Cavicke stepped down from his position, and Paul Novak will be taking over duties for the San Diego Jaguar Club; However, Dick will continue in his role as Chief Judge for the JCNA rules committee, and has done a fine job in instructing and educating Paul (who will have some big shoes to fill!) We at Classic Showcase thank Dick for his continued service, and wish Paul the best in his future role as JCNA's Chief Judge!

The Club Jaguar Mexico, once again, did not disappoint with this year’s annual Gran Concurso Internacional de Elegancia which was a huge success! With over 400 cars of all sorts of marks and models of both European and Domestic,  this Concours remains the largest Car event in the Country with a general Concours and then a JCNA sanctioned Concours within, and was held at Las Caballerizas in Dos Rios, Huixquilucan, about 45 minute drive from Mexico City. A spectacular backdrop of pine trees and mountains highlight the beauty and brilliance of the various marks in attendance. Club Jaguar Mexico was the most gracious host, with warm welcomes and abundant hospitality.

This unforgettable event began with Pete Reith and Jamey Holbrook (Both Judges, and members of the SDJC),  and myself (SW Director for JCNA, Certified Judge, and member of the SDJC) holding a Judges training session along with other Judges from Club Jaguar Mexico, such as Jeff Carlson (Chief Judge), and David Shepard, the President of the Club Jaguar Mexico. The training was successful with the Members of Club Jaguar Mexico learning the revisions, and updates that were voted in at the recent AGM, on rule changes for Concours vehicles. We also discussed the format of the Concours and field layout, along with other beneficial information for the Concours. After the meeting, some of the club members and invited guest Judges rallied together to enjoy dinner at an authentic and historical Mexican restaurant with cocktails, fun and much laughter. It was a great time of fellowship.

I am always amazed at the amount of dedication and work that goes into the background organization and planning of this huge event. I highly recommend to all of the JCNA members visiting the 2013 AGM in Mexico, to please stay and witness this amazing event, filled with generosity and the warm hearts of the Mexico Jaguar Club members.

This has grown into an enormous event for Club Jaguar Mexico and for car manufactures alike, there is so much to see and experience, as well as the unveiling preview of upcoming new car models. Most of the club members, and other Concours entrants, bring their cars on Friday to set up so there is less hustle and bustle on the day of the Concours. The security does a wonderful job of keep every car and display safe.

All had the opportunity to enjoy the fashion show, food and entertainment of the Concours event along with all of their friends from the Club Jaguar Mexico. The displays are magnificent, the weather is beautiful, the powerful smell of authentic Mexican food fills the air, the live music adds wonderment to the atmosphere, and the people are all enjoying the magic of the day.

This fabulous two day event concluded with a festive awards ceremony on Sunday afternoon for the closing of another successful Concours. Old and new friends share their experiences of the exciting weekend.  Club Jaguar Mexico always does an amazing job of hosting the Gran Concurso Internacional de Elegancia, which is an event all should attend. Life time memories and friends are made here. I highly recommend attending this event and make your travel plans to attend next year at the 2013 AGM.

QUESTION: My 1969 E-Type has original coupe seats that are in pretty good shape. I would like to clean them and soften them up. What do you recommend I do to keep the original patina?


  • I always recommend trying to clean your seats before replacing them with new leather. First you want to clean them with some soap and a little bit of water, after you have wiped away any dirt or debris with a soft lint free towel. Then we recommend using simple saddle soap. It makes the leather soft and buttery smooth, as Saddle Soap contains a mild cleaner.
  • Another cleaner and conditioner we use is Lexol-pH. This preserves the leather's strength, durability and appearance. The foaming action penetrates the pores of leather to lift and suspend dirt and oils. These contaminants are then easily wiped away. Lexol-pH leaves no residue like soaps and will not contribute to fiber deterioration.
  • If you are still experiencing issues with softness you can try this method: use a piece of plastic, like 10ml thick, apply over whatever topical treatment you're using, which works well to allow the leather to get the necessary benefits rather than evaporation. You can park the car in the sun with the windows rolled up to create a “steam room” for as long as practical, several hours or a day. In cooler weather, or for long-term storage in a garage, cover the seats with plastic wrap, and “warm” with a hair dryer. Or cover seats with large plastic garbage bags to be able to sit in the car and move it if necessary. (Allow the oil to be absorbed into the fibrous side of the leather before putting the top down in a convertible.) Direct sun is the worst enemy of any automobile interior or home upholstery.

QUESTION: What does it mean “matching numbers” on a classic Jaguar?

If you have an older classic car that you are restoring or selling, or if you are interested in purchasing one of these cars, you may have heard the saying - "Check to see if the numbers match". This is such a broad term and really means different things to different people, but in simple terms, matching numbers means that the car carries the original engine, whose ID number matches the VIN (vehicle Identification Number) of the car. Matching numbers to determine value of a vehicle can get really complex and go so far as to make sure that the chassis, engine, body, and other mechanical components are original to the car.

Finally, why bother to check the numbers? The value on matching numbers cars and originality is increasing, and you’ll find much higher prices associated with these rarer cars. It’s one more piece to the puzzle of determining the market value of the car you’re thinking about purchasing or selling..

Were wire wheels a factory option on an Jaguar XJS?

Jaguar issued numerous bulletins about this. The wire wheels were NOT a factory option. Jaguar dealers installed them on the cars because they were attractive, and helped sell the car. It was a profitable move for the dealers. Jaguar Cars were very knowledgeable about wire wheels, and most of the early cars were built with the wire wheels on them, EXCEPT when it made the car was too heavy, and they wanted to keep the car at a certain weight.

QUESTION: Perhaps you can tell me which is proper. My E-Type was built 8 Sept 1966 but as it was first sold 20 Dec 1967 and is listed as a 67' on my title. Do I call it a 1966 or a 1967?

The title that you receive from the DMV states the year that the car is sold. If the car enters into the US late in a year, then it usually is titled as the next year. They usually didn’t allow for the timing for the shipment across the globe. Depending on when the car arrived at the port, changes the date of the title, which will be a different date than your Heritage Certificate. Dealers in the US were allowed to carry over models if there were no significant changes and sell them as the following year-(no longer possible). As you have said the car was built in 1966 but late in the year, so if you want to be totally proper you need to look at the Jaguar stated changes for MY1967. In this case it might be your call. Take a look at the changes in the JCNA Series 1 judges guide and see where you fall.

QUESTION: I really love Classic Jaguars and am interested in becoming a judge for local Jaguar Concours'. How do I go about becoming one?

ANSWER: As a minimum qualification, all persons assigned to judge at a JCNA Concours need to have been exposed to JCNA Concours rules and judging procedures. Ideally, they will have participated as an Entrant and recently undergone some level of Judge training such as stated below:

A. Undergo thorough training on the contents of the Rule Book and the content, use and marking of score sheets.

Take the current JCNA Judge's Test. The purpose of the test is best served by taking it as a group, explaining each answer, and responding to all questions (see NOTE following D below).

Perform practice judging of one or more components under the supervision of the
Chief Judge, and

Serve as an Apprentice Judge with a judging team during a JCNA sanctioned
Concours and mark practice score sheets for examination and critique by the team leader at the conclusion of their judging.

* As a further step to improve the standardization and quality of JCNA Concours
Judging, beginning in 2013, Driven Division will still require only one Certified Judge per Judging Team, but Champion and Special Divisions will require two Certified Judges per Judging Team. (2012 AGM)

*Acknowledgement of Certification

After having successfully accomplished the foregoing, the Chief Judge will notify the club Membership Chairperson to identify the person as a "Judge" when next submitting the club's membership roster to JCNA. (This normally occurs at the beginning of each calendar year.)

Thereafter, the letter "J" (for judge) followed by the certification expiration year-date should appear on the front of the person's JCNA Membership Card.

If a newly certified judge intends to judge at other than his home club in the current year, the Chief Judge may, if desired, make a one-time endorsement on the back of the person's JCNA Membership Card: "Certified as a Concours Judge for the calendar year 20xx", followed by the date and the Chief Judge's name.

*Once certified, Judges are expected to Judge at a minimum of 2 JCNA sanctioned Concours every three years.

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.

Jaguar Archives - How to obtain a Heritage Certificate for your Jaguar

The Jaguar North American Archives, based at Jaguar North American headquarters, issues certificates with build data from the original factory records. This service is available to all Jaguar owners for vehicles at least five years old. Information is available on SS and SS Jaguar cars from 1931 and all Jaguar cars. Partial records are available on Swallow and Daimler cars. Please note that we do not have information on any car beyond what is on the factory records.

The enclosed form must be completed by the owner and returned to us with payment and proof of ownership in the applicant's name. Proof can be a copy of the title, vehicle registration or a notarized bill of sale. Only one proof is needed. We must have proof of ownership before doing the research and we can only issue a certificate in the name of the actual owner.
The form is located at the following link: http://www.jag-lovers.org/jcna_us/vehicle_info_form.pdf

Requests for vehicle information are handled in the order received. It will take 2-3 weeks to process your request after we receive the completed form. A preliminary report will be sent to you that we will ask you to verify before we print the final certificate. Certificates are attractive, 9x12" color documents suitable for framing.

The charge is $50 US per vehicle inquiry by check or money order (no credit cards) to Jaguar Cars. Members of the Jaguar Clubs of North America pay $35. These fees are used to support the full range of Archives research services. Please read the form and make sure it is completed before sending it.

Michael L. Cook Archivist

  • We encourage Jaguar owners to download and use our form for North America. The form incorporates all instructions for obtaining research, and if read before applying, can save time, mistakes and disappointment. We are readily accessible by telephone (201-818-8144 24 hrs.) or by fax (201- 818-8464 24 hrs). Please contact us for other types of research, if needed
  • We are open two days each week, generally Tuesdays and Thursdays. We can be contacted by e-mail at: mcook69@jaguarlandrover.com
  • We do recommend that for ease of communication and payment, owners in the US and Canada avail themselves of the services of the North American Archives. Jaguar owners can rest assured that the North American Archives and the JDHT utilize the exact same build record information provided by Jaguar Cars Ltd.

You've got your suntan lotion, a giant cooler and three cheesy novels loaded in the Kindle -- you're ready for a summer road trip. You may be prepared, but are you up to date on your summer auto maintenance? Sure, auto maintenance is the last thing on your mind, but it'll jump to the front pretty quickly if you're on the side of the road. Spend an afternoon on some simple auto maintenance procedures and you'll thank yourself in the end.

For your stored classic car:

First, look under the car on the ground to check for any fluids that may have leaked. Check and change fluids as needed. Then, check gasoline; if old, drain and replace. Check radiator anti-freeze level and note the color of the fluid. It should be a bright green. If not, it may need flushing and changing. Next, check and charge or replace the battery as needed. We recommend that you trickle charge or install a battery tender for your battery when not in use, even if it is a small amount of time such as the week days.  Check air pressure on all tires, don't forget the spare. Inspect the full vehicle to make sure that bolts and all hardware and suspension points are tight. Check engine performance for possible need of a tune up, carburetor and timing adjustment. If there are any noises or low oil pressure when you start the car, be sure to consult your mechanic before driving it.

For your daily driver:

Radiator Flush: The coolant in your radiator doesn't last forever. Over time it can break down and start to corrode the inside of your radiator. This can lead to cooling problems and radiator repair. A radiator flush once a year is cheap insurance against radiator repairs.

Check and replace Your Air Filter, if needed: You should replace your air filter twice a year, so now's a good time to get that 5-minute job out of the way.

Tire Checks: Summer traveling could mean driving in the rain. The tread on your tires must be adequate for rainy weather or you could end up in a ditch, or worse. Checking the tread depth on your tires takes one minute. While you're at it, you should check your tire pressure, too.

Replace Your Windshield Wipers: Winter weather can be brutal to your daily driver windshield wipers, making them almost useless if you get caught in a summer rain shower. Replace them at the beginning of the summer, if needed, and you won't have to worry.

Inspect Your Brakes: It's a good idea to inspect your brakes twice a year just to be sure everything is up to snuff. Car safety should always be a top priority. Go ahead and check your brake fluid while you're at it.

Check Your Battery: Corrosion is very likely to build up during winter weather driving. Check your battery posts and cables to ensure you'll have no starting problems.

Check Your Headlights: Sometimes you don't notice that you have a bulb out. Now's a good time to take a look to see if you need to replace a headlight bulb. Not only is it unsafe to drive with one headlight, you can get a ticket!
Take the time to pack some backup items if you are going to be driving to your summer vacation spot:

  • One gallon of 50% coolant to 50% water.
  • 2 spare quarts of oil.
  • One gallon of windshield washer fluid
  • A good flashlight with spare batteries
  • A disposable camera in case of accident, or a really good photo opportunity
  • A piece of carpet, or a door mat, in case you have to kneel down on the ground in bad weather
  • Drinking water. People always get thirsty.
  • Sunblock and insect repellant.

These are just a few items that can make your life a little better when out on the road this summer. And remember when driving long distances, take breaks ever couple of hours and stretch. Enjoy your summer!

Upcoming Events

June 22-24, 2012

Barrett-Jackson Auctions
Orange County Fair and Event Center,
Costa Mesa, CA

Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, is pleased to announce the return of its renowned Orange County collector car auction, held June 22-24, 2012 at the OC Fair and Event Center. This year’s auction is expected to bring tens of thousands of visitors including bidders, consignors and enthusiasts from around the world to view millions of dollars’ worth of Classics, Exotics, Muscle Cars, Hot Rods, Resto-Mods and Contemporary Collectibles as they cross the auction block.

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June 23-24, 2012

Dana Point Concours d'Elegance
Dana Point, CA

Nestled on the luscious green golf links of the St. Regis Monarch Beach resort in Dana Point, California, the Dana Point Concours d'Elegance invites you to commemorate 30 years of automotive heritage during its two day celebration. The Dana Point Concours d'Elegance hosts thousands of collector car owners, enthusiasts and families to the event each year to see Concours-ready vehicles display proudly on the lawn. Relax and unwind June 23-24, 2012, as the Dana Point Concours d'Elegance invites you to participate in its exciting weekend.

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June 29, 2012

Rocky Mountain Jaguar Club
Top O' the Rockies Concours d' Elegance
Copper Mountain, Colorado

Join us for summer in the Rocky Mountains for a mini-vacation getaway at Copper Mountain, Colorado. We get started on Friday evening with a fun reception, Saturday has the Concours with mini-golf, paddle boats, go-karts and lift rides; there is a beautiful drive planned, great Saturday evening dinner and Sunday Awards brunch to look forward to! This is a must attend Concours in a beautiful setting where you can truly kick back! We look forward to having you with Rocky Mountain Jaguar Club

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July 1, 2012

Jaguar Auto Group Summer Slalom
Crossings Hotel & Golf Resort , Richmond, VA  

Please join us for one of the most beautiful venues for a Concours in Richmond, VA. This is the same classic site of the highly renowned 2011 JCNA AGM. There is plenty of trailer parking and special room rates. See the club website for details!

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July 7, 2012
Jaguar Association of Central Ohio
39th Annual JACO Concours
Dublin, OH

Join us for our 39th Annual Concours d' Elegance in conjunction with the Arthritis Foundation's 30th Annual Classic Auto Show and Cruise-in. Cars galore and fun for the whole family. Host hotel registration is now open at the Crowne Plaza Dublin, 614-764-2200, the Hilton Garden Inn, 614-766-9900 and the Embassy Suites Hotel. Mention Arthritis Foundation Car Show for special rates. Book now to make sure you get a room. 

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July 9-10, 2012

Jaguar Affiliates Group of Michigan • Sanctioned Drive

Sanctioned Drive to Mad Dogs and Englishmen – This activity includes a peaceful drive through beautiful countryside on two-lane paved roads through a number of small (and smaller) towns such as Pinckney, Gregory, Stockbridge, Leslie, Onondaga, Olivet, and Belleville. Speeds are moderate, roads are smooth, and there are plenty of curves and scenery to make the drive enjoyable.We also make a couple stops along the way for “rest”, stretching and snacking.

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July 14, 2012
Delaware Valley Jaguar Club
2012 DVJC Slalom

An opportunity to test your driving skills in a tight slalom course in friendly competition with fellow Jaguar enthusiasts.

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July 19, 2012

Carolina Jaguar Club • Going to the Mountains

Head to the Mountains with the Carolina Jaguar Club for its 2012 Concours in the lovely Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. This is a sanctioned JCNA Concours event.

The Concours is held at the Switzerland Inn at Little Switzerland, North Carolina. The Switzerland Inn offers a lovely setting on the crest of the Blue Ridge mountains and is just a few hundred yards from the Blue Ridge Parkway near mile post 334. There is a 100% chance of cooler temperatures at this mountain top location versus what you will be experiencing down in the “flatlands” in July! Check out www.Switzerlandinn.com for more information about the Inn.

The Carolina Jaguar Club has held their annual JCNA sanctioned Concours at the Switzerland Inn for several years now and has received many kudos for its great summertime location and opportunities for fun.

The Concours will take place on the grounds of the Switzerland Inn on Saturday, July 21st. The show field will be open to the general public with no entry charge on Saturday. Every JCNA member who attends the show on Saturday will be able to cast their vote for Most Popular Car. 

Also during the day Saturday, there will be a Silent Auction and Boutique. A number of items will be available for you to bid on. Proceeds from the Silent Auction will benefit our Concours Sponsored Charity, USO of North Carolina.

Saturday evening everyone is encouraged to sign up for our gala banquet and awards ceremony. We will announce the winners in the various Concours categories, as well as the Popular Choice winner.

Arrive early and stay late, as there are some great twisty and scenic driving roads in the area that beg to be explored in your Jaguar. Just a few hundred yards from the Concours site is the Diamondback Road, where you’ll find more than 190 steep, climbing curves in 12 miles! Truly a great road for the enthusiast. The Little Switzerland area has a number of shops to vie for your attention. The tallest peak east of the Mississippi, Mount Mitchell, is an easy drive down the Blue Ridge Parkway. It may seem like cheating but you can drive right to the top! Other major NC mountain attractions, such as Grandfather Mountain, the Boone area, Linville Falls, Ashville, and the Biltmore Estate are nearby as well.

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July 21, 2012

Jaguar Club of Pittsburgh • Concours at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand
Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA

Come join us for our 16th Annual Concours and enjoy a weekend of classic cars, vintage racing, Friday evening dinner and more. Marque of the Year is MG.

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July 22, 2012

San Diego Jaguar Club
48th Annual Concours d’ Elegance
Spanish Landing Park, San Diego

The San Diego Jaguar Club is hosting its 48th Annual Concours at beautiful Spanish Landing Park. Bring a picnic and enjoy the venue!

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July 27-29, 2012

Brian Redman's Targa 66 • Monitcello Motor Club
Monticello, NY

Championship race driver Brian Redman's Targa 66 is organizing a three-day track event at the exclusive, members-only Monticello Motor Club July 27-29.  Entrants will enjoy up to three days of hefty track time at the 4.1-mile private motorsports country club in New York's Catskills region.  As a unique inducement, Targa's normal annual membership fee requirement is being waived for the event - in other words, anyone with an interest in high-performance driving in a safe, friendly environment can sign up for this exclusive driving event.

The race-grade asphalt circuit, set on 175 undulating, wooded acres, features 450 feet of elevation changes, 22 turns including hairpins, increasing and decreasing radius curves and fast sweepers, along with more than 1.5 miles of straights.  Designed by Redman in concert with Bruce Hawkins, it's built to test pro drivers but designed to be safe for the first-time visitor.

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July 28-29, 2012

Illinois Jaguar Club • Concours d’Elegance and Slalom Run
Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles, Illinois

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July 29, 2012

Concours d'Elegance of America • The Inn at St. John's
Plymouth, MI

The 2012 Concours d'Elegance of America will be held at The Inn at St. John's on Sunday, July 29. We are pleased to return to this beautiful facility with handsome grounds for showcasing the invited world-class vehicles and a luxury hotel on the premises; it incorporates charming meeting rooms and fine dining facilities.

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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 10-11, 2012

Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation • Lake Tahoe Concours D'Elegance
Lake Tahoe, CA

In 1972 a group of Tahoe Yacht Club members and friends got together to share their passion for wooden boats. From this modest beginning, the Lake Tahoe Concours d' Elegance has grown to play a significant role in the wooden boat community, as well as the Lake Tahoe maritime community. Since its induction in 1994 the Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation has hosted the Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance focusing on the continuing growth of the show, the quality of boat exhibits, the highest of judging standards and practices, and most importantly sharing the passion of wooden boats between exhibitors and public.

Each year the Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation raises money for charitable donation which is exclusively focused in providing educational opportunities originating in the Lake Tahoe area that enhance expertise or understanding of maritime skills. Along with last years donations totaling $31,000 the Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation has been able to make grant donations totaling more than $200,000 since 1994.

With our dedication to improvement and growth the 2012 Lake Tahoe Concours d' Elegance and Wooden Boat Week, scheduled for August 10 - 11, 2012, will be the best show to date.

Each year this event grows in popularity. In 2011, the event moved back to August which brought in the largest crowd in the event's 39 year history. We hope you will come and enjoy Lake Tahoe's great historical treasures. We truly appreciate all who participate in events and contribute to what has become one of the most highly acclaimed celebrations of wooden boats in the United States.

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August 11, 2012

Jaguar Association of New England • Concours and Jaguar Festival
Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center, Sturbridge, MA

40th Jaguar Association of New England Concours d'Elegance and Jaguar Festival. A celebration of all things Jaguar.

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August 14-15, 2012

Automobilia Monterey
Monterey, CA

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 16, 2012

Pebble Beach Tour D'Elegance
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

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 16-17, 2012

Bonham's Auctions • Quail Lodge Sale
Carmel, CA

Now in its 15th year, Bonhams' Quail Lodge Sale of exceptional motorcars is the longest standing auction of any on the Peninsula, and a cornerstone of the Monterey Car Week. This year, the sale moves to a larger and more expansive venue on the Quail Lodge grounds. We are excited to be able to offer both more viewing space and easier parking for our clients.

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August 16-18, 2012

Mecum Auctions - 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 16-18, 2012

Russo and Steele’s 12th Annual Sports and Muscle Auction • Monterey, CA

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August 17, 2012

Monterey California Concorso Italiano

The Concorso Italiano is pleased to honor Pagani Automobili at this year's show to be held in Monterey, California on Friday, August 17th. Mr. Horacio Pagani, together with his newest Huayra super car (pronounced "why•rah"), will join thousands of Italian automotive fans on the beautiful Concorso lawn where he will be available to meet and greet enthusiasts.

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August 17, 2012

Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

The P.G. Concours Auto Rally is open not just to old, rare cars, but to everyone with special wheels to drive. Participants stage in the afternoon on Lighthouse Avenue, allowing spectators to peruse the captivating collection, and then take an evening drive around the Peninsula, after which they return to P.G.’s Chautauqua Hall for a barbecue and awards dinner. People in Carmel-by-the-Sea can see the flock travel up Ocean Avenue before its return to Pacific Grove.

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August 17-19, 2012

Monterey Motorsports Reunion
Laguna Seca Raceway • Monterey, CA

With the sad passing of Carroll Shelby this year, the Motorsports Reunion will also serve to pay respect and honor the great man in the most appropriate fashion - with an all Cobra race. Advance general admission tickets start at $45, or a full three-day ticket for $85. Children 12 and under are free with a paying adult.

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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 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 19, 2012

Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance
Pebble Beach, CA

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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August 24-25, 2012

Antique Wooden Boat Show at Pine Knot Landing
400 Pine Knot Blvd., Big Bear Lake, CA

The Antique Wooden Boat Show at Pine Knot Landing takes place on Friday, August 24 and Saturday August 25th with jaw dropping display of antique and classic wooden boats. For more info please call (909) 844-5337

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September 16, 2012

Palos Verdes Concours D'Elegance
Palos Verdes, CA

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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September 22-23, 2012

Fleet Week Speed Festival • Car Show & Vintage Car Races
San Diego, CA

Support our troops and show your car! The Seventh Annual Car Show to benefit the Navy’s Morale Welfare Recreation - MWR will be held both days. Awards presented both days! The annual Fleet Week Speed Festival Car Show is held on Naval Base North Island from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both Saturday & Sunday. Judging begins at 9 a.m. with awards presented at 12:30 p.m. each day.

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September 28-30, 2012

New England Concours D’Elegance
Saratoga Springs, NY

This year's featured marques will be:

Pre-war Rolls-Royce, Shelby Mustang & Cobra (50th Anniversary),
Porsche 356, Chrysler Imperial, New York State-made Automobiles: Franklin, Buckmobile,
Pierce-Arrow, Maxwell, etc., Café Racers.

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October 3-7, 2012

MBZ Gullwing Group Nationals
Palm Springs, CA

The highlight of every Gull Wing Group year is the annual convention. Always located in a unique location in the U.S. or Canada, the convention features technical sessions, driving experiences, a car show, and an annual banquet. Members from all over the world attend and meet old and new friends with a common interest in the legendary 300 SLs. Many members bring their 300 SLs and the convention is one of the largest gatherings of the unique 300 SL Gull Wings and Roadsters in the world.

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October 7, 2012

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

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October 21, 2012

Del Mar Concours D'Elegance • Del Mar, CA

The Del Mar Concours d'Elegance is held at one of the world's most beautiful locations, the Del Mar Fairgrounds and Racetrack, on the water in Solana Beach, just north of San Diego, California.

Founded in the late 1930s by horse racing enthusiasts led by legendary crooner Bing Crosby, Del Mar has emerged as one of the great beachfront locations worldwide. The facility plays home to horse racing from July to September annually, and is also home to the San Diego County Fair, along with dozens of special events year round.

Del Mar is a perfect location for a concours d'elegance, with oceanfront beauty matched only by the automotive excellence sure to be on display this October 21, 2012. As Bing Crosby himself once sang, Del Mar is "where the turf meets the surf."

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October 27-28, 2012

Santa Barbara Concours d'Elegance

The Santa Barbara Polo Club will once again host the Santa Barbara Concours d'Elegance.  Now in it's 26th year, the Concours continues to celebrate art on wheels in a weekend-long event packed with automotive attractions, live entertainment, performance and luxury experiences that are bound to give attendees and participants the opportunity to indulge their passions for automotive, culinary and cultural artistic design.

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November 16-18, 2012

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

We are a family owned and operated Classic Car Auction house based in Palm Springs, California. We produce 2 large Classic Car Auctions per year here in Palm Springs. The auctions are open to the general public and dealers are also welcome. Each event features over 500 Classic & Exotic cars. The events are held in February & November each year. The venue is The Spa Resort Casino in downtown Palm Springs, just steps away from many resorts, shopping and fine dining.

Back in 1981, Keith McCormick had already become a successful entrepreneur in his native United Kingdom, but he longed to realize a dream to move to Palm Springs, California and devote his time entirely to his family...and his cars.

In 1985, Keith hosted his very first exotic car auction. A modest affair, by today's standards, but one that would start a tradition.

Today, Keith's relentless dedication to excellence and integrity has produced one of the most prestigious, respected, and successful car auctions in America.

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