More than 200 collector cars and motorcycles were on display at the St. Regis Resort and Spa at Monarch Beach. The event's proceeds benefited three Marine Corps charities. They kicked off the Concours with an evening reception that was very successful. There were even a fly over show with Stearman biplanes and a PT-16.

Best of Show (Automobile) - 1933 Packard Series 1005 Convertible Coupe owned by Aaron Weiss
Best of Show (Motorcycle) - 1969 Munch Mammoth owned by Mitch Talcove
Barry Meguiar, the "Ultimate Car Guy," was honored at Sunday's Concours as the 2013 Automotive Icon.

Here is a partial list of award winners:

• On Sunday’s Concours Hal Sweeney won the Design Achievement Award for his 1966 Jaguar XKE FHC dressed in Jaguar Dark Blue with a tan interior. The judges were very impressed with the driving improvements, upgrades, and how they were incorporated while keeping with the original theme of what Jaguar created. This is a special award that is selected by all the judges, and was the only one handed out for all entries.

• Ken & Anne Smith were awarded 1st place with their 1936 Delahaye 135 competition with disappearing top convertible in the European Classics CCA 1925-1948 class.

• Colin Seid was awarded 2nd place with his beautifully restored 1954 Jaguar XK-120 FHC in the Jaguars XK-120, 140, 150 class.

• Steve Kirby was awarded 2nd place for 1965 Jaguar Mark 10 4.2 in the Post War Luxury Car Class (American and European)

• Tom Krefetz’s 1967 Jaguar XKE OTS was awarded 1st in Class for Jaguar XKEs.

This is a remarkable event, held in a picturesque setting. You will want to mark your calendar for next year’s event, as it is surely one to remember.

The oldest and grandest car show in North Orange County hosts Hot Rods and a Concours d’Elegance, with the true classics of the automotive industry spread out over eight acres of lawns.

While enjoying the cars, we feasted on fabulous food from Fullerton’s very own Burger Parlor and special brews from Bootlegger’s Brewery. There were performances in the outdoor amphitheater by The Pleasure Tones on Saturday and Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys on Sunday. Proceeds benefited the Muck’s youth arts education programs.

Here is a partial list of Concours winners:




H. Kowalski &
J. Craig Venter


1948 MK IV Saloon, Sherwood Green

San Diego Jaguar Club



S. Dinubilo & P. Monego


1960 XK-150 FHC, Cream

Jaguar Assoc. Group



Steve Kirby


1958 XK150 OTS, Carmine Red

Jaguar Owners Club



Stanley Elman


1963 E-Type SI OTS, Black

San Diego Jaguar Club



Steve Kirby


1965 MK X, Sedan, Black

Jaguar Owners Club



Tom & Debbie Krefetz


1967 420 Saloon, Lt. Blue

San Diego Jaguar Club



Paul & Debby Novak


1990 XJ-12 Sedan, Green

San Diego Jaguar Club



Charlie Hallums


1996 XJ6 Sedan, BRG

Jaguar Owners Club



Stick Holmes


2001 XK8 Conv., Titanium

San Diego Jaguar Club



Rob & Ruth Cohen


2012 XKR Coupe Rhodium Silver

San Diego Jaguar Club



Tom & Debbie Krefetz


1965 E Type S1 OTS, Blue

San Diego Jaguar Club



Tim Tunnell


1953 Xk120 FHC, BRG

Jaguar Owners Club



Hal Sweeney


1966 E-Type S1 FHC, Dark Blue

Jaguar Owners Club


Attracting car enthusiasts, collectors, and restorers from all over the world, the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance (formally known as the La Jolla Motor Car Classic) has become a prestigious international automotive event. The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance gives guests the rare opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the most remarkable automobiles in the world. This year the Concours paid tribute to a special theme, Honoring of the Classics, which showcase some of the world’s finest classics in automotive history.

Heather Kowalski & J. Craig Venter Tom Krefetz Ken Smith
Accepting their award for S-4B British Sports Cars Over 2.5L, for their 1967 Austin Healey 3000 Mark III BJ8
Accepting his award for S-4B British Sports Cars Over 2.5L, for his 1956 Jaguar XK140 Open Two Seater
Accepting his award for S-7 Rolls Royce/Bentley, for his 1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Sedanca De Ville

This Concours featured the formal Classics and included such well-known marques as Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Bugatti, Cadillac and Duesenberg. And there were entries from more arcane brands, including Isotta Fraschini, Delahaye and Minerva.

There were about 140 cars on view, of which 60 were true pre-war Classics. About half of those are from San Diego, Dorvillier said.

“Our show for the first seven years was a high-end car show in a Concours venue,” Dorvillier said. “All I’ve done is make it a Concours d’Elegance in a Concours venue.”

Last year’s Concours had a dozen true Classics, he said. This year there were some incredible cars from regional museums, including the Petersen in Los Angeles, Blackhawk in Danville, Mullin in Oxnard and our own San Diego Automotive Museum.


Classic Showcase welcomes these new employees to the team!
Heather Payne
I was  born and raised in beautiful sunny Southern California, and am currently living in Oceanside. I attended Guajome Park Academy for high school and currently attend Mira Costa College working towards a communications degree. In my spare time I enjoy going to the beach with friends, spending as much time hiking with my dog as possible, and playing soccer for various leagues.
Joseph Thaanum
It’s my father’s fault I’m afflicted with a passion for fine machinery…his master machinist’s eye saw a mechanical aptitude in his young son and fostered it by giving me all manner of things to take apart…planting a seed “Why do things work? Could it be made better?” Fast forward to present. Having a lifelong immersion in wrenching, machining, welding, fabrication, design engineering, on cars, motorcycles and more, over time acquiring decades of tacit knowledge and honed skill sets. I now get to apply all of that to the myriad superlative vintage and modern vehicles at Classic Showcase. “It’s like working on rolling works of art”
Gustavo Portillo
I was born in Guatemala, and started working in auto upholstery at the age of 12. Over the years, I have fallen in love with my craft, and have collected many different upholstery tools to help improve my work. When not working, I enjoy fishing and spending time with family.

Julio Grimaldo-Ramirez
My passion for cars began at an early age, building, modifying and painting model cars. With time, I began to expand and develop my skills working on friends and family cars. This experience piqued my interest in automotive restoration, and while attending college to receive a degree in mechanical engineering, I began doing body work for a living. After a few experiences led nowhere, I was given the opportunity to work for Classic Showcase where I hope to continue to expand and develop my skills.


On June 22nd, 2013 Classic Showcase hosted the Annual San Diego Jaguar Club judges training session at their facility which was well attended. The judges learned about the new Jaguar judging rules and procedures that had been voted in at the recent AGM in March in Dallas, TX. Every year, after the AGM, each club then educates their judges to the new information. All judges must be certified in order to judge at any sanctioned JCNA Concours, and these trainings are part of the certification. San Diego Jaguar Club Chief Judge Paul Novak introduced the rules changes, procedures and guidelines to all the judges in attendance. JCNA Chief Judge for the Rules Committee, Dick Cavicke, was present at the training. They presented a very informative presentation and we thank them for their service!

The Concours d ’Elegance was held at the La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa, a very affluent area of Houston, TX. The concours was an event to remember with beautiful cars of all makes and models, gracing the resort’s rolling green belts. It was well attended with gorgeous cars that were some of the best around. The Best in Show for a Pre-War car went to the 1936 Delahaye 135 F &F Teardrop Coupe and the Best in Show for Post War went to the 1969 Ford GT40 MKI while The People’s Choice award went to the 1937 Ford Darrin Convertible.

To start the exciting weekend, WorldWide Auctioneers held their annual Houston Classic auction on Saturday keeping the attendees busy all weekend long. The auction was quite successful with 90% of the cars consigned sold.

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:, 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. Please visit the Classic Fabs website here:

The Club Jaguar Mexico's JCNA sanctioned Concours was held the weekend of April 11-15, 2013 in Las Caballerizas, Dos Rios, Huixquilucan, Mexico. There were more than 25,000 fans, with 500 collector cars in immaculate condition with many cars belonging to the Jaguar Club members themselves. It is the largest Concours on the continent. Twenty one car makers also joined in the festivities including Alfa-Romeo, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Jeep, Lincoln, Maserati, Mastretta, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, RAM, Renault and Suzuki plus seven national new car launches were unveiled.

The event honored the Porsche 911’s 50th Anniversary where Jorge Terrones, President of Porsche Club Mexico, thanked the clubs, customers, and friends who made this celebration possible. There was a long line of Porsche 911’s waiting their turn to get on the main stage and to show off to the audience. The parade featured 35 vintage cars from different generations.

Barry McGuire of Car Crazy,, was present with his staff, filming and preparing a show on the event. Check your listings as this is a “Must See” event. Pass this along to your car collector friends who might have missed out on making it this year, and remind them to mark the calendar for next year as this is definitely one to add to your bucket list.

The winner of Best of the Competition & The Best European Car, out of the 26 finalists, was the black 1961 Jaguar E-Type belonging to Enrique Vila. The "Best of Show" was for a 1956 Mercedes- Benz 300 SL “Gullwing". The President’s Award went to a 1958 Aston Martin DBII.

This year's Challenge Championship was certainly one of the best in years for several reasons, mainly because of the delightful people, the Keynote speakers, and all the exceptional Jaguar’s that were present.

One of the absolute highlights was the Keynote Address given by, none less than, the legendary and consummate stylist, Ian Callum, the Chief Designer of Jaguar Cars.  
Andy Goss, President of Jaguar Land Rover NA provided keen insights into the growing success of Jaguar in the USA.
Dave Kinney of Hagerty Insurance gave an outstanding presentation on the state of car collecting and evaluations.

Like the 2012 AGM, the 2013 Challenge Championship was held at the beautiful Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel and Resort. The location was ideal for the elegant presentation of nearly 100 of the best Jaguars in North America.


QUESTION: What is a PPI?

A PPI is a Pre Purchase Inspection. This inspection is recommended to someone who is unable to view the car in person before they decide to purchase it. Experts agree that used cars must be inspected prior to the final negotiation for purchase.  This inspection is done by a third party who inspects the vehicle and performs a written report. This report gives them all the details and condition of the car at that time.

QUESTION: I would like to know your opinion on performance upgrades for a Jaguar XKE that I am having restored. I am planning to use it on the highway and maybe show it in some club events…I’m not concerned with it being Concours correct...

We recommend performance upgrades to enhance the driving and handling ability, as well as the comfort of the driver and passenger, for E-types and XK’s that people would like to drive and use on a frequent bases. The performance upgrades include: 5 speed transmission, high-torque starter, lightened fly-wheel, aluminum radiator with auxiliary cooling fans, Weber carburetors, hydraulic system improvements, larger caliper disks, improved power booster, suspension improvements, adjustable shocks, adjustable torsion bar, engine modifications and upgrades, Classicfabs headers and stainless exhaust systems, electronic ignition, smaller steering wheel, adjustable seats, custom radio console, air-conditioning, power steering and sound deadening.

These items can be chosen individually. They will enhance the performance and comfort of your Jaguar while on the highway. The performance upgrades can be performed very easily at the time of the restoration. More and more, collectors today are looking to enjoy driving their restored Jaguars. These performance improvements were not offered when these vehicles were manufactured but are available today and worth considering.

I just had my 1959 Jaguar restored and would love to meet other Jag fans to discuss their experiences…Do you know of any clubs or forums I could join?

• ANSWER: JCNA is the Jaguar Clubs of North America Association that encompasses all clubs of North America where Jag owners, enthusiasts, and collectors from across the country share their enthusiasm for this wonderful marque that is Jaguar! The JCNA website offers information about the various clubs in a region near you, and also lists related events such as Concours, rallies, races and other events. There are continuous updates in the recent news section and forums where Jag owners discuss certain issues such as restoration, service, advice, and overall friendly conversations about their shared passion for cars. The JCNA website can be accessed by clicking this link: 

QUESTION: I am a brand new Jag owner, having just purchased a 1971 Series II 6 cylinder E-type. I've contacted my local club, and am interested in learning more about this beautiful car, and how to deal with minor service and maintenance. Are there any good manuals or guides out there?

• ANSWER: Many classic lovers take good care of their literature throughout their Jaguar ownership. Many “one owner” Jags have everything kept with the car that came with it originally such as owners and service manuals, maintenance receipts, etc. If you aren’t as fortunate to purchase from a classic Jag lover, you might need to find this literature on your own. The good news is, most manuals can be found on the wonderful tool we love; the internet. Many sources such as eBay and Amazon sell these manuals through private owners who can give you more information about the item you’re purchasing. Make sure your manual is in English…often times the re-prints can be just as good as the original manuals. Different look, same great information. With advances in technology there are even ways to save your manuals electronically, and you can purchase PDF versions of your manual that you can take with you wherever you go. Everything you need is only a click away!

QUESTION: I have a 1959 MGA with new Dunlop whitewall tires, but I am having a hard time keeping the whitewall white; There seems to be a brown color bleeding in. Does bleaching them white really work? What is your suggestion?

• ANSWER: When all else fails, SOS pads work. Do you think the color is coming from underneath the whitewall itself? If so, I would contact the maker/distributor of the tires and try to figure out the problem because this should not be happening. Your local auto-care facility should also supply a cleaner specific to that... I would not use Armor-all on tires by the way.

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

We use "CPI" which is published by Black Book. It is an incredible, informative, and accurate price guide and reference, and we highly recommend it! It is updated quarterly to keep up with market changes. You can access the CPI website by clicking the following link:

Lost Classics: Tracking down our old cars...
We’ve all sold a classic and regretted it in later life, but how best to go about finding our lost cars?
By Greg Macleman (

We’ve all sold a classic and regretted it in later life, but how best to go about finding our lost cars? My search began this week.

Some of my earliest memories revolve around classic cars, in particular a 1972 MG BGT – GOX 867L – that belonged to my father. He bought it in the late ‘80s as a Teal blue basket case with rusty sills and little hope of being saved, and over the course of three years had it restored to near-concours condition, changing the colour to red along the way. I can remember with clarity the feeling of the wood-rimmed Moto-Lita steering wheel, and the tactile cold sensation of the metal studs that held it together. Equally, the musty smell of the interior has stuck with me, as has the mechanical click of the door release. It’s safe to say I owe a lot to that car – it sparked my interest in classic cars at the tender age of three.

Sad then, that in March 1993 my old man was forced to sell up to a gentleman from Coventry. The Royal Air Force had posted him to Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, and the BGT would have been too difficult to take with him. Neither of us forgot the car though, and I have recently decided to try and track it down, to perhaps get first refusal from the current owner – if it even still existed.

And it proved easier than I thought. A quick check of the DVLA website showed that it is indeed still on the road, and has recently been taxed for a further twelve months. But here my search has stalled. Clubs have been contacted, tweets tweeted and the internet trawled, all to no avail. Its looking like I will have to settle for stumbling across it at a classic car show. If you see GOX 867L, please do get in touch.

Have you successfully tracked down a long lost classic? Please share your story to boost the morale of those of us still searching!

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


July 5, 2013

Porsche Club of America • July Madness (Red, White and Zoom)

Mid-Ohio Region (MORPCA) presents their annual club race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on July 5 – 7, 2013. This will be a three-day event with practice and fun races on Friday, sprint races on Saturday, and enduros on Sunday. Please note, this year we have moved the event from mid-August to early July. We promise to provide great weather with plenty of sunshine! Widely known as one of the most competitive tracks in the U.S., Mid-Ohio is a permanent road course of 2.4 miles and a 15-turn configuration. Among the track's signature turns are the Keyhole, the Esses (Madness), Thunder Valley, and the Carousel. The historic circuit has been home to the entire noteworthy road racing series for over 50 years, including Can-Am, American Le Mans series, Formula 5000, IMSA GT, Trans-Am, Champ Car, and the Indy series. You will find the Mid-Ohio track to be technical and fun.

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July 13, 2013
Jaguar Association of Central Ohio
40th Annual JACO Concours
Dublin Metro Center, Dublin, OH

Jaco's 40th Annual Concours in conjunction with The Arthritis Foundation's Classic Auto Show and Cruise-in. Two days of cars, music and fun. 2000+ cars on display of all makes and models.

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July 13, 2013

Porsche Club of America • Porsches on the Plaza

Come joint the Redwood Region as we host our annual gathering in Sonoma's beautiful downtown square. There will be approximately 40 Porsches on display. There will be a "people's choice" contest. Ample room to bring and enjoy a picnic lunch. Event fee of $20 is a donation to our sponsored charity, CASA. We will also have a couple of bicycle tours leaving from the square in the morning.

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July 14, 2013

San Diego Jaguar Club
49th Annual Concours d’ Elegance
Spanish Landing Park, San Diego

The 49th Annual San Diego Jaguar Club Concours will be held at beautiful Spanish Landing Park in San Diego. A beautiful venue for showing or displaying your Jag and having a picnic.

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July 14, 2013

Jaguar Club of Southern New England • Summer Slalom
Papa's Dodge, New Britain, Connecticut

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July 18-20, 2013

Carolina Jaguar Club • Head for the Mountains Concours
Switzerland Inn , Little Switzerland, North Carolina

Head for the Mountains with the Carolina Jaguar Club for its 2013 Concours in the lovely Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. This is a sanctioned jcna Concours event, judged by rules at

The Concours is held at the Switzerland Inn in 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 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 a full range of activities to offer. The main Concours will take place on Saturday July 20th. Social, educational, and driving events are scheduled for Thursday and Friday July 18th and 19th. Further details will be coming soon.

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July 20, 2013

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

Join us at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois for a fun filled weekend for our annual Concours d’Elegance. We are planning three days worth of events so that everyone can participate.

Friday our gracious host Michael and Martha Belica will have a wine and cheese tasting at their home just minutes away from Pheasant Run Resort in ST Charles.

Saturday we will hold our annual Concours d’Elegance.
Line up and registration will be 8:30 to 11:00A.M., rags down 11:45 A.M., Judging Noon to 4:00 P.M. Following the Concours, join us for cocktails and an awards banquet starting at 6:30 P.M. until 10:30 P.M.

Sunday the Racer in you will be overjoyed to participate in our third slalom. Mark and the team have arranged for the east parking lot to once again be set-up for both the experienced and novice driver, so come out and give it a try.

Please note that this year’s event has been moved up one week earlier so mark your calendars today!

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July 20, 2013

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

Come join us at our 17th annual Concours at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix,a weekend of vintage races and car shows. Dinner and silent auction held on Friday evening, July 19th.

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July 20, 2013
Delaware Valley Jaguar Club
2013 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 20, 2013

Porsche Club of America • July Autocross

Come join the Redwood Region for our July autocross event, held at Santa Rosa Airport. All PCA members are welcome. Non-members are welcome if driving a Porsche. Registration is through

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July 21, 2013
Illinois Jaguar Club • Third Annual Slalom Run
Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles, Illinois

Join us at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois for a fun filled weekend for our annual Concours d’Elegance. We are planning three days worth of events so that everyone can participate.

On Sunday, the Racer in you will be overjoyed to participate in our third slalom. Mark and the team have arranged for the east parking lot to once again be set-up for both the experienced and novice driver, so come out and give it a try.

Please note that this year’s event has been moved up one week earlier so mark your calendars today!

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July 21, 2013

Rocky Mountain Jaguar Club
Front Range Slalom #1
Front Range Airport , Watkins

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July 25, 2013

Porsche Club of America • Indy Rolex GRAND-AM and Continental Tire Races

Indy Rolex GRAND-AM and Continental Tire Races on the Formula One Road Course at the world famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway Thursday and Friday, July 25-26. Mark your calendars now for this very exciting event not be missed on your Porsche racing calendar! This will be the second year for this thrilling event. New schedule for 2013: Nationwide and NASCAR Sprint Cup practice and some qualifying Thursday and Friday mornings. Continental Tire and GRAND-AM practice and qualifying Thursday afternoon. Continental Tire and the Brickyard Grand Prix GRAND-AM Races Friday afternoon

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July 27-28, 2013

Tahoe Keys Boat Show • Lake Tahoe

The South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic: A Vintage Boat Show for Charity takes place at the Tahoe Keys Marina on July 27 from noon to 5pm and on July 28 from 9am to 5pm.

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July 28, 2013

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

The 2013 Concours d'Elegance of America will be held at The Inn at St. John's on Sunday, July 28. 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 1-3, 2013

Auctions America Collector Cars of Southern California
Burbank, CA

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August 3, 2013

Jaguar Club of Ohio
41st Annual Concours d'Elegance
Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, OH

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August 4, 2013

Automobile Heritage Day
Kimball Park, National City, CA

The 22nd Annual National City Automobile Heritage Days will feature the Corvette with a dazzling display of those cars from the very early models to the latest Super Cars now being produced.  The August 4th 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 9-10, 2013

Jaguar Drivers & Restorers Club of North America
Jaguars on the Green Concours

The LeMay-Americas' Car Museum in its first year has met all expectations. We are fortunate to once again be fielding "Jaguars On the Green" on the 3.5 acre lawn next to the museum on August 10, 2013. View the Northwest's best Jaguars outside and over 500 vehicles inside under the roof of this four story uniquely desiged structure.

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August 9-11 , 2013

Jaguar Association of New England • Concours and Jaguar Festival

Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center, Sturbridge, MA

  • This is an official event sanctioned by Jaguar Clubs of North America
  • Now in its 41st year, this popular festival typically draws around 70+ Jaguars owned by families from the north east US & eastern Canada
  • It is held in an open field at a resort hotel and, in addition to the participants, also attracts tourists to the spectacle. Previous attendance levels have been around 500 visitors
  • Jaguars of all vintages from 1937 to 2013 are expected
  • Many of the cars are judged to JCNA standards but there are also cars shown for display
  • The festival runs from Friday evening through to Sunday mid-day. The main event is on Saturday when the show field will be filled with Jaguars of all ages
  • The Saturday activities include, in addition to the car display, musical entertainment, raffles and auctions, and an evening banquet
  • A souvenir guide will be provided for all visitors. This will include sponsor advertisements and other sponsor mentions
  • Our long term favorite disk jockey Chris Hookie will provide entertainment and information during the day and into the evening hours

41st Jaguar Association of New England Concours d'Elegance and Jaguar Festival. A celebration of all things Jaguar.

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August 9-10, 2013

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 2013 Lake Tahoe Concours d' Elegance and Wooden Boat Week, scheduled for August 9 - 10, 2013, 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 10, 2013

Big Bear Fun Run (Hot Rods) • Big Bear Lake, CA

Enjoy the classic cars, hot rods, custom paint jobs, wheels, tires and chrome all in one place, Big Bear Lake!

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August 10, 2013

Jaguar Association of Greater Indiana • Concours d'Elegance
Indianapolis, IN

The Jaguar Club of Greater Indiana will host its 2013 Concours d’Elegance on August 10 at the Tom Wood Jaguar dealership in Indianapolis.

The site for this year's event is a state-of-the-art Jaguar dealership, which is graciously hosting a cocktail party for participants on the evening of August 9. JAGIN is hosting a dinner at the dealership, after the judging activities on August 10.

Please join us for what promises to be a memorable event.

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August 10, 2013

Ferrari Club of America • FCA Southwest Region Board Meeting, Los Angeles, CA

Petersen Automotive Museum 6060 Wilshire Blvd. at Fairfax, Los Angeles. 9:00 AM, Saturday. All members welcome.

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August 13, 2013

Cars in Carmel Concours • Carmel, CA

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August 13-14, 2013

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. Enjoy the relaxed indoor setting while buying only original vintage posters, photographs, rallye 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

"Tony Singer's AUTOMOBILIA is a delicious mini-Retromobile, where you find all the good stuff, and charming vendors" - Martin Swig

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August 15, 2013

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.

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.

The Tour is open to all entrants in the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. And spectators are invited to view the Tour at key points along the route, particularly along Ocean Avenue in Carmel.

It is important to note that the Tour and the Concours are directly linked. If two vehicles tie in class competition at the Concours, the vehicle that has successfully completed the Tour gets the nod.

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August 15-17, 2013

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, 2013

The 5th Annual Pebble Beach Motorcycle MarketPlace & Auction
Pebble Beach, CA

The 5th Annual MidAmerica Pebble Beach Motorcycle Marketplace & Auction is limited to 100 of the finest motorcycles from around the world. Over $4,000,000 in sales at our Pebble Beach Marketplace. MidAmerica Auctions is honored to be the exclusive seller of antique motorcycles at the premier automotive Concours in the world. This once a year world class automotive event attracts buyers from around the world and they love antique and special interest motorcycles! 

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August 16, 2013

Bonham's Auctions • Quail Lodge Sale
Carmel, CA

Bonhams is pleased to announce its 16th annual motorcar auction, the longest running sale of any auction house during the world-renowned Monterey Peninsula Car Week.

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August 16, 2013

The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering • Quail Lodge & Golf Club, Carmel, California

The 2013 edition of the Quail will honor 100 years of Aston Martin and feature a Retrospective of Automobili Lamborghini Celebrating 50 Years, as well as a Tribute to the California Mille in Honor of Martin Swig and Peter Brock Designs. In addition, Bonhams’ 16th annual motor car auction will also be held in conjunction with the event.

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August 16, 2013

Monterey California Concorso Italiano

This August 16th at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch, Monterey California Concorso Italiano will once again open the traditional Monterey/Pebble Beach Weekend. Concorso Italiano's unique format features more than 800 – 1000 vehicles of Italian origin, and its atmosphere is on the vehicles on display, conversations between people who love and appreciate them, and elements of Italian style such as fashion, food, music and art – all of this on the beautiful grounds of the Laguna Seca Golf Ranch. The Ranch was crafted by Robert Trent Jones Senior & Junior and nestled among the oak-studded hillsides of Monterey, providing breathtaking views of gorgeous Central Coast landscapes.

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August 16, 2013

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

The colorful 19th Annual Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally, which has raised over one hundred seventy thousand dollars for non-profit organizations on the Monterey Peninsula. The 2013 Auto Rally will be held on August 16th, 2013.

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August 16, 2013

Porsche Club of America • Legends of the Autobahn

August 16, 2013, will mark the fifth annual Legends Of The Autobahn concours d’elegance and show—a celebration of German automotive engineering. An intimate event by Monterey standards, Legends has been labeled “the best-kept secret on the peninsula” by several automotive publications. A display of the four dominant German enthusiast marques, the concours is hosted by the BMW Car Club of America, the Mercedes-Benz Club of America, the Porsche Club of America, and the Audi Club of North America, and membership is required to enter a car in the concours or display field. However, while club affiliation is recommended for viewers, guests are welcome. Legends Of The Autobahn includes “club corral” parking for the four marques, and separate judging areas for each club. Participants may register either for the club corrals or concours judging. There may also be a separate parking area available for non-participants. Each club may have a display of special cars, or a special theme for a select group of cars. Viewers may encounter rare models, from historic Audi rally cars to the BMW Zagato Roadster that debuted here in 2012. You’ll find everything from factory-prepared specials to beautiful cars lovingly buffed by their enthusiast owners. A special luncheon and event shirts will be available for purchase. Participants are encouraged to place orders for both in advance. Whether you plan to park your car in a club corral or submit it for concours judging, please register early, as space is limited. See you in August!

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August 16-17, 2013

RM Auctions & Sport & Classics of Monterey


Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center
2 Portola Plaza
California 93940

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August 16-18, 2013

Monterey Motorsports Reunion
Laguna Seca Raceway • Monterey, CA

Described as a museum springing to life, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is a cornerstone of the Monterey Peninsula’s Classic Car Week. Approximately 550 vehicles are accepted to compete in the world’s premier motoring event, based on the car’s authenticity, race provenance and period correctness.

The 2013 featured marque has long been considered America’s sports car, the celebrated Chevrolet Corvette, which celebrates its 60th anniversary.

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August 16-18, 2013

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 17, 2013

Jaguar Affiliates Group of Michigan •46th Annual Concours d'Elegance
TriMas Corporation, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Back by popular demand! The 46th Annual Concours d'Elegance will again be held in conjunction with the famous Woodward Dream Cruise. Watch for Flyer and Registration Form coming soon.

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August 18, 2013

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 23-24, 2013

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 23 and Saturday August 24 with jaw dropping display of antique and classic wooden boats.

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August 29-Sept 1, 2013

Auburn Fall- Auctions America Sale

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Sept 1, 2013

Ferrari Club of America •Italian Night Sunset Drive and Dinner, Sherman Oaks, CA

Sunday, 5 pm. Starts in Sherman Oaks. A beautiful low key scenic drive through the Santa Monica Mountains and PCH at sunset. Low speeds, beautiful scenery and a sunset over the Pacific ending at a Italian Restaurant where we will enjoy great food and camaraderie.

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Sept 8, 2013

Ferrari Club of America • Monza Comes to Long Beach - Formula 1 Viewing

Ferraris will be displayed on the grounds of Bixby Ranch’s tree-lined streets, that recalls 1800s California. Exclusive use of this botanical park-like western setting, sumptuous carving station buffet.

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Sept 8, 2013

Classic Showcase Inaugural Jaguar Jamboree, BBQ & Car Show
Oceanside, California

Members from the Southern California San Diego Jaguar Club, Inland Empire Jaguar Club, and the Jaguar Owners Club of LA are invited to join together and enjoy a day of fun gathering, BBQ, fellowship and showing of their Driven Jaguars of various model years. The Tri-clubs of Southern California will caravan independently to Classic Showcase located in Oceanside. There will be a guided tour of the facility followed by a smoking BBQ on Classic Showcase’s patio. After the BBQ we will hold the car show. During this event we will share stories and enjoy each other’s camaraderie.


Sept 9, 2013

Porsche Club of America • Commemorating 50 Years of the Porsche 911

Commemorating 50 Years of the Porsche 911 presented by Sunset Porsche In September Oregon Region is hosting this Porsche Club of America, Zone 6 Event At the majestic Skamania Lodge overlooking the Scenic Columbia River Gorge September 6th, 7th & 8th, 2013. Join us for the largest gathering of Porsche 911's in the Great Pacific Northwest A shine and show event on Saturday, a special evening Banquet 911 presentation by Prescott Kelly, Renowned Porsche collector, author, speaker and historian. Golf Sunday morning in the Butzi Open, then tour to the Maryhill Museum and Stonehenge Memorial. More information on the Oregon Region website @, Questions, contact event chairperson, Paul Kust at 360-256-3873 or

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Sept 13-15, 2013

Celebration of the Motorcycle • Del Mar, CA

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Sept 15, 2013

Palos Verdes Concours D'Elegance
Palos Verdes, CA

The 21st Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance will be a memorable event as we celebrate the “Age of Elegance” by showcasing some of the most luxurious automobiles from the Classic era. This year’s marques and featured classes will include Rolls-Royce & Bentley, Duesenberg, Town Cars and Dietrich Coachwork.

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Sept 18, 2013

Meals on Wheels 5th Annual English Motors at Fairbrooks
Fallbrook, CA

On Sunday, Sept. 18, the third annual English Motors at Fairbrook Car Show will open at 8:30 a.m. and close at 3:30 p.m., rain or shine. English Motors at Fairbrook is a unique gathering of fine English motorcars and motor bikes including a judged show and a tour at Fairbrook Farm, a beautiful 25-acre horse ranch in Fallbrook.

The show is open to the public; spectator admission is free. Food and drink will be available for purchase at the event, or guests can bring a picnic lunch. All proceeds from the car show will be donated to Meals-On-Wheels Greater San Diego.

The expansive show field has room for 250 cars and up to 20 food and automotive-related booths. There are 25 classes plus awards for Best of Show, Reserve Best of Show, and Most Elegant Automobile. Registration for English Motors at Fairbrook will be available on the day of the event, for $30, only if the 250 vehicle limit has not been reached.

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Sept 21-22, 2013

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

The 16th annual Fleet Week Coronado Speed Festival – “The Race at the Base” – is celebrating is Sweet 16 this year. Join thousands of race enthusiasts and fans in this premier motorsports event saluting our nation’s military.

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Sept 22, 2013

Porsche Club of America • Il Tour Classico - Vintage Ferrari Drive

Sunday, depart 9:30 La Canada Flintridge. We invite drivers and guests of classic Ferraris to a compassionate and enthusiastic tour of the Angeles Crest/Angeles Forest area - specially organized by owners who appreciate and respect vintage Ferraris. A delicious private brunch at the Le Chene French Restaurant.

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Sept 26-28, 2013

Barrett-Jackson Auction
Las Vegas, NV

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Sept 27-29, 2013

New England Concours D’Elegance
Saratoga Springs, NY

Featured Marques:

  • 1966-1971 Street Hemis
  • Jaguar E-types
  • 1953-1973 Corvettes
  • 1932-1942 Early Ford V-8
  • Class of 1958
  • Pre-1976 BMW Automobiles and
  • American Fiberglass Specials of the Fifties

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Sept 28, 2013

Ferrari Club of America • Exotic Car Show
Supporting our Troops at Vandenberg Air Force Base

Saturday, 11 am - 3 pm. Join the Ferrari Club of America Southwest Region in honoring the 30th Force Support Squadron’s 6,000 men and women Air Force Personnel at the Vandenberg Air Force Base. Car Show on the grass on the 1st green at Vandenberg's beautiful Marshallia Ranch Golf Course.

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Oct, 2013

Del Mar Concours d'Elegance • Del Mar, CA
(date to be announced)

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Oct 3, 2013

Auctions America • Fall Carlisle

Auctions America returns to Fall Carlisle to host its Fall Carlisle Collector Car Auction October 3-4, 2013. Held during the famous Fall Carlisle Swap Meet, this multi-day sale picks up where spring left off, offering more than 300 vehicles, from collector-grade showpieces to entry-level collectibles.

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Oct 3-6, 2013

XK’s Unlimited 40th Anniversary Event • San Luis Obispo, CA

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Oct 7, 2013

Ferrari Club of America
FCA SW / CHP 11-99 Foundation 3rd Annual Golf Classic

Monday, October 7, 2013 - 10:00 am. Golf, Dinner, Reception Silent and Live Auctions of fine items and experiences. Net proceeds benefit the CHP 11-99 Foundation, an organization devoted to the welfare of California Highway Patrol employees and their families. Registration will be posted soon.

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Oct 12, 2013

Ferrari Club of America • FCA Southwest Region Board Meeting

Petersen Automotive Museum 6060 Wilshire Blvd. at Fairfax, Los Angeles. 9:00 AM, Saturday. All members welcome.

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Oct 13, 2013

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

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Oct 13, 2013

IEJC Concours D'Elegance • 10th Annual Wine Country Concours in Idyllwild, CA

The Inland Empire Jaguar Club is proud to sponsor the 10th Annual Wine Country Concours in Idyllwild. Held on the grounds of the Historic Idyllwild Inn, participants will enjoy a cocktail night in Cabin 11 on Friday night followed by the Concours Saturday.

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Oct 13, 2013

Jaguar Club of Southern Arizona • 41st Concours D'Elegance

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Oct 25-27, 2013

Hilton Head Motoring Festival and Concours
Hutchinson Island, GA

Nestled across the water from famed River Street, Savannah’s own little, private island comes alive with the roar of engines the last weekend in October.

With its storied past and cobblestone streets, Savannah, unbeknownst to most, is the birth place of Grand Prix racing.

Celebrating that heritage, the Speed Classic is a unique road race experience offering an intimate look at the inner workings of racing.  Featuring points series races and even more excitement with hot lap rides, test drives, an off road experience, and pit access, you'll be strapped in at full throttle and up close and personal.

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Nov 2-3, 2013

Hilton Head Motoring Festival and Concours
Hilton Head Island, SC

Known best for its white sandy beaches and, what seems like, its infinite number of golf courses, its something else that takes center stage on the tranquil barrier island the first weekend in November - world class automobiles.

Playing host to some of the country's finest collector automobiles, Hilton Head Island sets a beautiful backdrop with its majestic live oaks and draping Spanish moss. With everything from jaw-dropping classics to two-wheeled machines to wooden boats to amazing beach mobiles, Hilton Head Island brings out the car lover in all of us.

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Nov 26, 2013

Concours d’Elegance Jaguar Club of Southern AZ, St. Phillips Plaza

The Concours D’Elegance will take place on Saturday October 26 at St Philips Plaza(Campbell and River) The Spanish patio style location is delightful, with fountains, flower pots and shady trees. Around the patio are small shops and superb restaurants. Cars should arrive between 8 & 9 am. Judging will begin at 10am and should be complete by 12 noon. Owners must be present when their car is judged.

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Nov 21-23, 2013

Mecum Auctions • Anaheim, CA

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Nov 21-24, 2013

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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