The Muckenthaler Motor Car Festival is an event dedicated to preserving the rich heritage of Southern California's automotive history. The judging staff of the Muckenthaler Motor Car Festival seeks to recognize those vehicles that demonstrate the best originality and authenticity while valuing design, styling and elegance. The Concours is held on the 8 acre rolling grounds of the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton, CA.

The Jaguar Owners Club of Los Angeles hold a concours within a concours, and have just the Jaguars judged by trained, and certified, JCNA judges. All Jags are judged to JCNA standards.

This year was just as bright and warm as in previous years and it was a great day for a concours. The Jaguar Club members all parked their cars as close to, or under, the trees to get a little reprieve from the blaring sun. The members went car to car, taking in all the beautiful artistry of the jewels laid before them. This was a sight to behold, all the years of blood, sweat, and tears poured into each Jaguar, a true labor of love. Jaguar owners came out from all over, including Los Angeles and San Diego regions, and even as far as Arizona.

One of our clients, Morrill “Bud” Marston, brought his fresh, Classic Showcase restored, 1961 Jaguar XKE FHC to the show. Clad in opalescent gunmetal and red, it was a real crowd pleaser. Years of extensive research went into locating, and acquiring all the correct, and proper parts to make this stunner a 100-point car. Both Bud, and the team at Classic Showcase, poured many hours into scouring the internet, and reaching out to old contacts, to find all the pieces to make this puzzle complete, just like it left the factory.  All the hard work paid off, and Bud was awarded the very hard to attain, perfect 100-point score! What a joy to be rewarded for the time and love that went into this project. We are as proud of “her” accomplishments, as Bud is, and we congratulate him on job well done!

This was the 1st sanctioned JCNA show of the Southern California show season, and everyone was out in full force with hopes of earning the coveted perfect 100-point score (a perfect 10 for the driven category).

Many food vendors, sponsor booths, and craft beer tables spotted the course for the enjoyment of the patrons, while the live Big Band Era music performed by Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys from the outdoor amphitheater complemented the mood of the event. There was even a barbershop quartet to round out the event and make it fun for all.

This is a wonderful event to attend if you are able to make it to the Southern California region, and is always sure to please. Mark your calendars for next year in mid-May and we hope to see you there!

Class Entrant Name JCNA# Vehicle Entry Score
C1/PRE Colin & Nancy Seid SW03-47322 1935 SSI Tourer Grey 99.98000
C10/XJ Charlie Hallums SW04-12695J 1996 XJ6 VDP Saloon B.R.G. 99.72000
C11/J8 Brian & Lisa Ellis SW04-39354J 1999 XJ8 VDP Saloon Alpine Green 99.90000
C11/J8 James Friel SW04-47466J 2005 XJ8 Saloon Sea Frost Green 99.86000
C13/JS Brian & Lisa Ellis SW04-39354J 1996 XJS Roadster Topaz 99.97000
C13/JS Jennifer Hanson & Mike Zavos SW60-43152 1992 XJS OTS Solient Blue 99.75000
C19/FJ Mark & Diana Hodges SW03-47004 2009 XF Saloon 99.90000
C2/120 Tom & Debbie Krefetz SW03-16932J 1949 XK120 Alloy OTS Silver 99.67000
C3/140 Bob & Diane Detro SW03-51154 1955 XK140 OTS Cream 99.84000
C5/E1 Bud Marston SE12-39838J 1961 E-Type Series I FHC Gunmetal Grey 100.00000
C5/E1 Ken & Caroline Laymon SW04-22679J 1965 E-Type Series I FHC Dark Blue 99.88000
C5/E1 Michael Weinreb SW04-57842 1961 E-Type Series I OTS Gunmetal Grey 99.55000
C5/E1 Joe & Deborah Harding SW03-47321 1963 E-Type Series I OTS Cream 98.77000
C6/E2 Frank Tillman SW04-05404J E-Type Series 1.5 FHC Beige 99.94000
C6/E2 George Renshaw SW04-61685 1071 E-Type Series 2 OTS Red 98.90000
C8/SLS Robert Baumhefner SW04-03377 1960 Mark 2 Saloon Black 99.89000
C8/SLS Tom & Debbie Krefetz SW03-16932J 1967 420 Sedan Blue 99.88000
C9/XJ Jennifer Hanson & Mike Zavos SW60-43152 1972 XJ6 Saloon Regency Red 99.92000
C9/XJ Paul & Debby Novak SW03-37778J 1990 XJ6 VDP Saloon B.R.G. 99.86000
D1/PRE Keiichi & Junko Yamamoto SW03-55384 1955 XK140 FHC Wine 9.99300
D3/E2 John Mutlow SW04-42264 1968 E-Type Series 2 OTS White 9.98300
D3/E2 John Murdock SW04-13988 1968 E-Type Series 2 FHC Regency Red 9.96700
D9/XJS David & Jocelyn Kelley SW04-44288J 1995 XJS O.T.S. Topaz 9.99800
D9/XJS Chuck & Kathy Leuthen SW03-47989 1993 XJS Coupe White 9.98000
Display Ed Sowell SW04-37761J 1976 XJ-S Coupe Red 0.00000
Display Tim & Patti Tunnell SW03-12199 1953 XK120 F.H.C. B.R.G. 0.00000
Display Winston Dabbs SW04-50190J 1953 XK120 O.T.S. Tan 0.00000
Display Allan Gordon SW04-61668 1965 E-Type F.H.C. B.R.G. 0.00000
S2/MOD Richard Darnell SW04-01824J 1968 E-Type Series 2 OTS Blue 9.98500

This year Club Jaguar Mexico held their 30th Concours de Elegance. What a show! The concours site at “Las Caballerizas” (The Stables) in Dos Rios, Huixquilucan at an elevation of about 8,200 feet.  This Concours remains the largest car event in the country. It has grown to include many other classic car clubs of Mexico to make this event “THE event to attend”. Las Caballerizas, about a 45-minute drive from Mexico City, yields a spectacular backdrop of fragrant pine trees, fresh clean air, warm sunny weather, and lush mountains that highlight the beauty and magnificent attention to detail of the various marques in attendance. The location is a 100+ year old facility that has a great heritage, and the road to get there is spotted with charming little towns and villages, and winding country roads, all a delight for the senses.

This concours is made up of classic European & American vehicles, Hot Rods, and Motorcycles. Most of the local clubs participate in the event, bringing only the best cars from their members to be shown. All cars must be qualified, and selected by the Jaguar Club committee, before they can be accepted into the concours.

Once the judges & members arrived on Friday (between 12 and 2 pm), they start staging the cars for the concours. 70% of the cars arrive on Friday, and the remaining 30% arrive first thing Saturday morning. Independently, each of the 40 Clubs attending the concours carries out the same procedure in regards to judging its member’s cars. Once this judging is finalized, each Clubs Board of Directors decides which car best depicts, or represents, the brand they represent, and has it sent over to a special pavilion. These cars, once again, will be judged by yet another team of independent judges on Sunday to determine the Best American and Best European. The judging team consists of two members from the Jaguar Club, one member from the Mercedes Benz Club, one member from the Porsche Club, and another member from the independent clubs. These are knowledgeable judges in both American, as well as European cars. Here the judging criteria changes with regards to Saturdays standards. They judge the cars based on how many were made, how many remain, the difficulty in restoring the car, difficulty obtaining NOS parts, and overall originality as per factory specs.

We would like to take a moment to mention “La Carrera Panamericana”. It is the oldest race in Mexico, and a few of the first cars to be a part of it were on display, as well as a very special Jaguar SS, for all to appreciate. This SS was in the 1st race in 1950, and the man who owns it is pictured on the right, Benjamin Najar, and it was Benjamin´s friends father (on the left) who made the poster that year, (inset of the poster can be seen on the rear window of the car). This car will race again in next year’s Panamericana.

"This 1946 Jaguar MK IV is a tribute to his successor, the 1949 MK V, which was the first Jaguar to race the Carrera Panamericana in 1950. This was the first Jaguar that participated in this iconic event in the fifties. As you can appreciate, the oil painting done in 1988, was done on wood (1.20 X 2.40 meters), and was painted by J. M. Caballero Barnard, pupil and collaborator with José Clemente Orozco. The son of the recently deceased painter told us the reason behind the painting. He stated that his father was a huge enthusiast of race cars, and especially of the original Carrera Panamericana, when the new version from Lalo León came to the sport in 1988. He decided to produce the painting with the intention to use it for the first 1988 race poster. It didn’t happen as the actual artist that takes care of designing and painting all the Panamericana Posters, was used instead. You can see the two dates that appear on the top of the painting “1950” and the reborn 1988. On the right side of the painting you can see a Jaguar XK150, and a 1960 DHC, which raced on the second version of the Carrera in 1988, and at least two more times thereafter by Mr. Alejandro Gilardi, also a past president of the Club Jaguar Mexico, together with Mr. Eduardo Veraza as a copilot. The 150 was destroyed during its first race.

For the very first time, additional awards were given, meriting a special award ceremony for various cars & categories held in the late afternoon on Saturday. The winners drove across the podium to receive their special awards and recognition. This also brought much delight to the public in attendance, especially those who could not make it back for Sundays ceremonies. Sunday’s awards ceremony was outstanding! It started off with live bands, dancing, and then the official awards ceremony began where the winning cars were- brought up in their respective classes. The Masters of ceremony were carried out by the current and past presidents, as well as the delegates of the concours committee, and Classic Car Federation. The grand finale is at the end of the ceremony, announcing the Best European and Best American cars, and the overall Best of Show. Each receives recognition for their achievement. From these two vehicles, it is announced which one receives the Best of Show, under a flurry of confetti.

Congratulations to Enrique Vila, who won Best of Show & Best European Car for his Claret and Red 1958 Jaguar 3.4L. XK-150S Roadster! A beautiful Red on Red 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder Convertible took Best American. They both had fabulous history. Enrique’s was one of 12 made that were specially made for Mexico, Claret with Red interior with a black soft top, and had only logged in 57,000 original miles before the restoration commenced. The Corvair was owned by Fernando Mangino Urrutia, the original purchaser, since 1963, and has been driven all over Mexico until it received its concours level restoration; it is truly a very beautiful example. Mr. Mangino owns the company called AYCO which manufactures chassis for buses, and he also has a business restoring cars on the Toluca highway.

It was a remarkably warm day, so the event was blessed with wonderful attendance. (More than 20,000 people attended). The Club Jaguar Mexico said that they had raised money for charity through the gate and concession sales, all carried out in large part by all the sponsors and attendees, and by the organization of Frank Name (Impulmax), and the members of the Jaguar club.

Many of the sponsors were the car manufactures who created showcases of the new models, for all to see. There were about 400 classic cars on the field, with a 50 strong representation of Jaguars showcasing six decades of Jaguars in commemoration of the 30 year anniversary of the event by the Jaguar Club Members.  The rest being other clubs, in other categories, and several classic motorcycles to be enjoyed on the field. There are many independents, not affiliated to any particular club, that showed their cars as well.

This event has always been a pleasure to all the senses, and we recommend that if you can get a chance to attend in the future, that you do so. The event is usually held in April every year, so mark your calendar for next year’s event!

The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance takes place at Ellen Browning Scripps Park, a 5.6-acres of grass located about 12 miles north of downtown San Diego along the Pacific coast. This year, there were foreshadows of rain, but luckily the weather man was wrong this time, and beautiful skies were had for most of the day. Due to the forecast of inclement weather, attendance took a slight dip as far as how many vehicles were on the lawn, but the spectators came out in droves to see all the gorgeous jewels on display.

The weekend began on Friday, April 8, with the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Contemporary Classic Cocktail Party, continued with the annual Tour d’Elegance on Saturday, and was followed by the Aston Martin San Diego VIP Reception on the Concours lawn. The weekend concluded with the Concours d’Elegance on Sunday morning, with more than 150 spectacular vehicles, a palate-pleasing wine garden, a VIP Lounge and VIP Hospitality Suites. The traditional La Jolla Motor Car Classic at the Concours once again expanded the show onto the local streets with a variety of automobiles on display, free of charge, and open to the public.

The funds raised will benefit Monarch School Project, which educates students who have been impacted by homelessness and the La Jolla Historical Society, which preserves the history of La Jolla, both organizations are a 501c3 non-profit.

Some friends of Classic Showcase did quite well at the event, winning awards:
HVA Award for Best Preserved Vehicle:

1941 Ford Model II A Delux Station Wagon, Dr. J. Craig Venter
Best in Show:

1936 Delahaye 135 Disappearing convertible top, Ken & Ann Smith
This Car Matters Award for a well preserved Car
of Historical Significance:

1977 Volkswagen Sedan III Two Door, Dr. J. Craig Venter
La Jolla Concours d’Elegance
Preservation Award
1908 Indian Twin Board Track Racer, Dr. J. Craig Venter
Judges in action at the 2016 La Jolla Concours:
1967 Jaguar E-Type
British Sports Cars - All others through 1975 Award:
1964 MGB Roadster, Charles Fulop

A good client of ours commissioned Classic Showcase to perform restoration services on a 1966 Porsche 912 Coupe he had purchased from us. The restoration services performed on this car were done to make it a safe & reliable, but very enjoyable to drive, Porsche. He is scheduled to drive this car in a weeklong rally this coming September. Some of the special features we added for him were: a custom designed and installed air-conditioning; and we took the radio out to have it converted to digital with a hidden iPod jack installed so it doesn’t change the look of the radio, but it adds quality to the sound and tuning of the stations. We also upgraded the hidden speakers to stereo sound to round out the listening experience, and hid them behind perforated panels. To increase the comfort and look of the interior, we added a new custom fit and bound carpet, new aluminum dash panels; we re-stuffed the front seats with new foam, and painted the seat bases; added new black lap belts, installed new vent window rubber to seal better from wind and the elements, and re-chromed the wing windows and the rear quarter windows in the back. The instruments were taken apart to be serviced, cleaned, and lubricated; and a new center horn button for the steering wheel was installed. Mechanically, new shocks and struts were installed to stiffen the suspension, it received a new correct battery, new air cleaner assembly, a sound deadening kit put in the engine compartment to reduce noise and heat from the engine bay, and then it was shod with five new 165HR15 Vredesteins. In the body shop, we strengthened the structurally integrity of the car by installing sheet metal as needed. All systems were gone through. The fuel, electrical, cooling, and hydraulic systems were serviced. A DVD of the restoration services accompanies the vehicle. It will be test driven extensively before delivery to Montana. The results have been great and we are sure you will like it as much as the new owner does!

A great collector friend of ours from Guadalajara, Mexico owns various cars in his collection, but wanted a Jaguar that was just for showing. He selected this matching numbers XK-120 Roadster from Classic Showcase, and then commissioned us to do a JCNA concours correct, show level restoration to it. He decided to have the exterior color be the deepest of ebony black, with the fit and finish of excellent quality, only to be outshined by the high quality britework.  The tan leather interior not only compliments the lustrous paint work, but adds to the elegance. The sculpted body lines on this roadster are factory correct, and flawless, with solid metal everywhere, and correct leaded seams where appropriate. This gem is beautifully finished, and is one to impress. It is shod with wide white wall tires on gleaming wire wheels, the factory option of fog lights added on, a new correct exhaust system, and a concours correct tool kit to round out the best of the best example.

He has purchased & restored several cars with Classic Showcase, and after he starts campaigning this XK120, he is slated to start a rally car with us next.

Aptly named “Black Magic”, she will have her debut at the San Diego Jaguar Concours this July 17th at the Spanish Landing location, and she has even been invited to be shown at the Quail Concours in Carmel, CA this coming August. We encourage you to seek her out at either event, and future Southern California show circuit, as she will be a crowd pleaser for sure, and one you will enjoy seeing up close and personal.

Question 01: I'm thinking about purchasing a Jaguar XJ6C or XJ12C, and was not sure what the differences are between them, other than size of the engine...Is one better than the other, and if so, why?

Tom's Answer: There is much less maintenance needed for a 6 cylinder, and it is truly all you need for power and performance in a sport coupe. The advantage of a well-tuned 12 cylinder is that you get a smoother ride, but the difference is minor. The 12 cylinder has a lot of electrical components, systems, and relays that can be more complex to maintain, service, and replace, which in turn can be more costly for the owner. We would recommend the 6 over the 12 for ease of maintenance, and lifelong care without really affecting your performance that much.

Question 02: Are all gasolines the same?

Tom's Answer: Have you ever thought about the quality of gasoline you are putting into your vehicle?  You probably haven't, and just pulled into the most convenient, or most inexpensive station nearest you. The problem is that inexpensive gas can cause "Gunk".  Gunk causes carbon deposits, power-robbing build-up on intake valves, and fuel injectors, that accumulates over time.  Additionally, using cheap gas can affect your emissions, mileage, and cause costly repairs.  Here's the good news; Gunk can be thwarted off by choosing gas designed with high levels of cleaning agents which prevent gunky build-up, help your engine perform to capacity, give you better fuel efficiency, protect the fuel delivery system as well as your catalytic converters which will, in turn, produce less emissions. We recommend high quality, major name brands of gasolines.  We use these in our personal vehicles to maintain maximum performance.  Though we understand these companies are a little more expensive, the cost of replacing a catalytic converter alone can be costly. The fuel in California doesn’t do well for classic cars so we recommend using a gas additive so the gas doesn’t break down as fast. You can use “ADD Gas” with it or by itself. You can usually buy this from small airports, and it’s a good gasoline for your classic.

Question 03: What octane level fuel should I run in my car?

Tom's Answer: Unless it specifies unleaded 91, I would try running an 87 or 89, which is a lower octane rating. If you get pre-ignition at turn off, then you need to put in a higher octane. You don’t want pinging (i.e. valves making a noise when running), or pre-ignition (i.e. running when turned off). Running a higher octane fuel and adjusting the carbs/ distributor timing, should help with that. If the car continues to have any issues, you may want to consult with a mechanic.

Question 04: How do I know if I need a front end alignment?

Tom's Answer: There are a few indicators by looking at the wear on your tires in the diagram below:

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

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

Importing Classic Cars

What are the requirements for importing classic or antique vehicles / cars for personal use?

Generally, classic or antique vehicles are exempt from Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) pollution and safety requirements.

If the vehicle is at least 21 years old, there are no EPA compliance requirements upon importation.

A motor vehicle that is at least 25 years old can be lawfully imported into the U.S. without regard to whether it complies with all applicable DOT Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). Such a vehicle would be entered under Box 1 on the HS-7 Declaration form to be given to Customs at the time of importation. If you wish to see that form, you may download a copy from:

You should note that the 25 year period runs from the date of the vehicle's manufacture. If the date of manufacture is not identified on a label permanently affixed to the vehicle by its original manufacturer, to establish the age of the vehicle, you should have documentation available such as an invoice showing the date the vehicle was first sold or a registration document showing that the vehicle was registered at least 25 years ago. Absent such information, a statement from a recognized vehicle historical society identifying the age of the vehicle could be used.

The importer must file with CBP, upon entry, an EPA form 3520-1 (with a copy of title, etc. attached) and declare code "E" on that form. CBP may waive this requirement for nonresidents traveling temporarily in the U.S. in Mexican or Canadian registered vehicles with no intent to sell the vehicle. You can also obtain the form by calling EPA at 734-214-4100.

The importer is also required to file a DOT form HS-7, which may be available at the port of entry and can be downloaded from the DOT Web site or by calling the Auto Safety Hotline at 1-800-424-9393.

If the car is old enough to be exempt from DOT requirements (the same documents that would confirm this for EPA purposes should also address this issue) the importer may check the block on the HS-7 stating the vehicle does not have to confirm to DOT requirements.

If the vehicle is not old enough to be exempt from DOT requirements, the importer will have to provide proof that the car conforms to DOT safety regulations. Options include a letter from the original manufacturer or a sticker on the inside of the driver's door indicating that the car was manufactured to U.S. standards.

If the importer is unable to prove that a car conforms to DOT requirements, it will have to be imported through a Registered Importer (RI). Classic or antique vehicles are subject to a 2.5% duty rate, which is based on its worth at the time of import. Canadian-made vehicles are generally duty free, provided the importer has valid proof of its origin.

Upcoming Events
June 23-25, 2016

Barrett-Jackson Northeast Inaugural Auction, Uncasville, CT

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June 23-25, 2016

Vintage Motorsports Festival, Thompson, CT

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, home of StarFest 2016, will be the site of the 3rd annual Vintage Motorsports Festival. Visit for full details.

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June 24, 2016

Mercedes-Benz Club of America’s (MBCA) 60th Anniversary Gala, Florham Park, NJ

CELEBRATE MBCA’s DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY! Join Us As We Embrace Rich Heritage, Beautiful Cars, and Great Friendships. This year marks Mercedes-Benz Club of America’s (MBCA) 60th Anniversary as the largest and best..

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June 25-26, 2016

Auctions America - Santa Monica Auction, Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, CA

Auctions America returns to Southern California’s historic Barker Hangar for its fourth annual California sale, June 25-26. In 2015, the company replicated its success in the market with an impressive $15.4 million in sales, and will continue to put its stamp on the important SoCal market in 2016, lifting the gavel on a diverse mix of approximately 300 vehicles handpicked for Southern California’s unique automotive culture.

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June 25-26, 2016

Art of the Car Concours, Kansas City, Missouri

Our June event will be an overnight trip the weekend of June 25-26th to Kansas City Country Club Plaza.  The main event will be the 10th Annual Art of the Car Concours which is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 26th.

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June 26, 2016

Metro's Autocross @ Bald Hill Amphitheater, Selden, NY

Open to all PCA members and guest driving Porsches and other fine cars. All cars must pass on-site inspection. Cars that do not pass will not run. Snell 2005 helmets or newer required. Limited loaner helmets available for $10.00 and driver’s license.

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July 10, 2016

Metro's Vintage Rally, New York

A fun car rally/ tour by the Metro PCA club. This Vintage Rally 2016 will be an easy rally or just a great tour for the day. You may run as a tour or compete by answering questions about things you encounter along the route.

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July 17, 2016

San Diego Jaguar Club - SDJC Concours, Spanish Landing Park, San Diego, CA

The San Diego Jaguar Club will hold its 52nd Annual Concours at beautiful Spanish Landing Park overlooking San Diego Harbor.

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July 17, 2016

Forest Grove Concours d'Elegance, Forest Grove, OR

Enjoy over 300 beautiful restored antique, classic, sport, race and collector cars from several eras of automotive history. Also enjoy live musical entertainment, a wine and beer garden and fine food. This year's theme: The Allure of the Autobahn.

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July 23-24, 2016

Peach state Region - Driving Tour, Marietta, GA





July is a good time to escape Atlanta’s heat and retreat to the mountains.  We will meet at the Chick Fil-A located at 6085 North Point Pkwy Alpharetta at 9:00 on Saturday July 23 for sign-in and...

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July 27-31, 2016

Rocky Mountain High Way 2016 /Alpine Mountain Region, Pikes Peak, CO

Escape the heat and enjoy beautiful Colorado Springs! Join your Porsche friends from all over in Colorado’s high country for the ultimate summer escape. So Many Great Events: Guided Full and Half Day driving tours on Colorado’s great roads to amazing destinations; Self-Guided Tours; Wash & Shine, Golf, Banquets and much, much more!

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July 29-31, 2016

P2O® 12 Annual Casual Porsche Party, Granville, Ohio

The long weekend is set over Saturday July 30th, for the annual "Casual Porsche Party".
Pre-Registration will open April 1st this year, organizers will send out email announcements before then with details and web links. The venue parking layout is limited to 350 cars.
Back again is Marylynn's Row and its support of local Charities. Friday July 29th, Welcome Night Party and early Check-In is being planned, details to follow. Saturday, July 30th is the big show from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm, drive-thru Check-In until 11:30 am. Stay thru Sunday, July 31st and attend the driving tour in the morning and possibly other events are under consideration, details to follow. Lodging in downtown and at Cherry Valley Lodge has gone quickly in the past, make your plans sooner rather than later.  The newly remodeled Granville Inn proved very popular last year, and sold out quickly. Over the next few weeks we will be updating our website (link is external) with this year’s event details

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July 29-30, 2016

RM/Sotheby's Auctions Motor City Sale, The Inn at St. John's, Plymouth, Michigan

A longstanding summer tradition for collectors, RM Sotheby’s Motor City sale has carved out a reputation over the past two decades for being one of the leading events to honor the American automobile. Attracting an incredible roster of important American classics, sports, and muscle cars there is no better sale to celebrate Detroit’s rich automotive history than one held in the heart of America’s ‘Motor City’.

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July 30-31, 2016

Sierra Nevada Region, Zone 7 Concours de Elegance, Reno, NV






Sierra Nevada Region, Zone 7, Concourse de Elegance at the Atlantis Hotel and Casino, 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Meet and Greet and Registration with light appetizers and no host bar in Atlantis Convention Center.

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August 3,

StarFest 2016, Uncasville, Connecticut

Join us in New England on August 3-6, 2016 for StarFest 2016. StarFest will take place in Connecticut's "Quiet Corner" with lush Green Valleys and picturesque Hilltop Farms, it's also known as the Antique Capital of Connecticut.

The 2016 Das Awkscht Fescht will be held at Macungie Memorial Park on the weekend of August 5 to 7, 2016.  The event is one of the largest car shows in the country, with 800 to 1000 cars of all makes on display each day.

Gates open each day at 6:00 am for walk-in visitors.  Show cars enter the fields after 7:30 am.  Flea market goes through dusk, and arts & crafts vendors are open until 9 pm.  Entertainment goes until 10:30 pm on Fri and Sat, and until 4:30 pm on Sun.  Fireworks are on Saturday night at 9:30 pm.  The admission fee each day is $8 for adults, $3 for age 15 and under.

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August 5,

2nd Annual West Virginia 1000, West Virginia

Aug 5-7. 2nd Annual West Virginia 1000. The 2nd annual running of the MAR’s premier driving event. Three days/two nights in wild, wonderful West Virginia. Bringing together great people, great food, and epic roads.

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August 7,

53rd Annual Das Awscht Fescht, NEPA Section hosting MB Club Cars, Macungie, Pennsylvania

The 2016 Das Awkscht Fescht will be held at Macungie Memorial Park on the weekend of August 5 to 7, 2016.  The event is one of the largest car shows in the country, with 800 to 1000 cars of all makes on display each day.

Gates open each day at 6:00 am for walk-in visitors.  Show cars enter the fields after 7:30 am.  Flea market goes through dusk, and arts & crafts vendors are open until 9 pm.  Entertainment goes until 10:30 pm on Fri and Sat, and until 4:30 pm on Sun.  Fireworks are on Saturday night at 9:30 pm.  The admission fee each day is $8 for adults, $3 for age 15 and under.

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August 12-14, 2016

Northeast Region DE Event at Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, NY

Many drivers name The Glen as their favorite track. From its ragged infancy in 1948 through many incarnations over the years, Watkins Glen remains one of the premier road tracks in the world, hosting events from NASCAR to Can-Am/Grand-Am Rolex, US.

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August 12-14, 2016

Appalachian Adventure – 2016, Fontana Dam, North Carolina

The Appalachian Region - Porsche Club of America announces Appalachian Adventure-2016 at the Fontana Village Resort (link is external), Fontana Dam, North Carolina, August 12-14, 2016. This new event promises to be a true fun-filled, laid-back weekend in the cool breezy mountains of western North Carolina - right in the middle of some of the best driving roads in the country. The Appalachian Adventure offers a great blend of driving, sightseeing, tire kicking, and socializing, with over 65 Porsches expected for the event. Porsche Asheville (link is external) is the primary sponsor for the event.

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August 14, 2016

Peachstate Region: Concours: Meet, Greet, and Shine

Take a hose to your car, "pretty it up" and show it off.   Porsche Atlanta Perimeter. 

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August 16, 2016

Carmel-By-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue


Carmel-by-the-Sea's whimsical architecture, inspired by Arthur Rackham's illustrations for children's fairy tales, provides a unique setting for the CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA CONCOURS ON THE AVENUE. This is the latest addition to the prestigious group of events that make up the area's internationally known Monterey Peninsula ten-day collector car gathering, celebrating the finest in automotive design and engineering.

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August 17, 2016

Carmel Mission Classic

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

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August 17, 2016

The Little Car Show- Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove

We will feature Japanese vehicles this year, but we'll accept 100 vehicles 40 years and older, 1975 and older, micro, mini and arcane vehicles under 1,601 cc and all electric vehicles. In addition for our 6th annual show we are going to add one block downtown devoted to "Orphan Cars of the Fifties". The show will be renamed "The Little Car Show +", the "+" representing the 1950's orphan cars. Orphan cars are cars that were made by companies that are no longer in existence i.e. Crosley, Hudson, Kaiser, Nash, Packard, Studebaker, Willys etc.

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August 17, 2016

McCall's Motorworks Revival

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

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August 18, 2016

Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance, Pebble Beach, 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 the pine and cypress forest, dancing alongside dramatic cliffs and leading, ultimately, to a beautiful crescent-shaped bay.

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

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August 18-20, 2016

Mecum Monterey Auction

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

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August 18-20, 2016

Rick Cole Auctions - Monterey, CA at the Marriott Hotel near Fisherman's Wharf.

This auction will again provide our proprietary mobile bidding platform so you can bid by Smartphone or in person, utilizing an Absentee Bidding Form, providing more precious time to enjoy all that Concours week has to offer! We will once again offer 40 of the finest classic, sports and racing cars available. You will discover a premium selection of automobiles and our buyer friendly environment a good fit for your vehicle acquisition.

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August 18-20, 2016

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

Pebble Beach RetroAuto returns to the ballrooms of The Inn at Spanish Bay. RetroAuto has long been the destination for the true automotive enthusiast; it features an elegant and thoughtfully curated collection of exhibitors offering rare collectibles and memorabilia from our automotive past, as well as the latest luxury goods and technological tools to enhance today's driving experience.  RetroAuto exhibitors represent a variety of retail and manufacturing categories, including rare collectables, historic automobilia, art and literature as well as luxury items, technological tools and official Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance merchandise.

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August 18-21, 2016

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion ~Historic Races in Laguna Seca, 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 invited to compete in the world’s premier motoring event, and are accepted based on the car’s authenticity, race provenance and period correctness. This year, the 100th anniversary of the iconic Italian automaker – Maserati – will be the featured marque.

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August 19, 2016

Bonhams Auction - The Quail Lodge - Carmel, CA

Bonham’s returns to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula for its 17th annual Quail Lodge Auction, featuring the world's finest and most exclusive collectors' motorcars displayed in a stunning setting on the grounds of the Quail Lodge & Golf Club. One of the landmark events taking place during the must-attend "Monterey Collector Car Week", the Bonham’s Quail Lodge Auction is the longest-running auction on the Monterey Peninsula, and is therefore one of the true highlights during a week of activities that serves as the focal point for the California summer motoring season.

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August 19, 2016

The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, Quail Lodge - Carmel, CA

Since its inception, it has combined a lush setting on a golf course nestled against the Santa Lucia mountain range with exceptional cuisine and the finest examples of vintage sporting automobiles seen during the week. Sponsors provide today's cream-of-the-crop luxury cars to be sampled by guests on local roads, and those who wish can also test their mettle on the Land Rover Experience Driving School off-road course. The event’s worldwide reputation is confirmed by its inclusion as a finalist in the Motoring Event of the Year category for the 2014 International Historic Motoring Awards.

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August 19-20, 2016

RM Auctions' Sports & Classics of Monterey, Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, CA

An institution for more than 25 years, RM Sotheby’s flagship Monterey sale, held during the world-famous Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance week, continues to raise the bar for collector car auctions year after year, commanding the attention of the world’s most discerning collectors. Held in beautiful Monterey California the event has been witness to the sale of some of the most important motorcars to ever come to auction.

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August 19, 2016

Exotics on Cannery Row, Monterey, CA

For one week out of the year the quiet coastal town of Monterey turns into a mecca for the automotive world drawing visitors from around the globe. Monterey Car Week is an inspirational experience full of rare cars, breathtaking scenery and memorable events. For automotive enthusiasts, collectors and curators it is the ultimate representation of their passion. It all began with a vision to bring something new and fresh to Monterey Car Week, and with that EOCR was born. This unique event will focus entirely on the Super, Hyper and Exotic Car phenomenon. With the backdrop of historic Cannery Row and open admission we are creating a whole new destination event for the auto enthusiast and collector alike. A venue showcasing some of the rarest and exciting cars of our time alongside the companies that can take these cars to the next level in performance and showmanship. The carefully crafted approach of Exotics on Cannery Row is to create the ideal venue for companies to showcase their products and services to a demographic passionate about high-end modifications. Sure to draw the crowds, the event is free and open to the public. Vendor booths will range from wheel manufacturers to wrap companies, tuners to transport companies and everything in between. If your company caters to the luxury automobile market, then EOCR is the place to be.

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August 19, 2016

Legends of the Autobahn, Monterey, California

The Legends of the Autobahn Concours is returning to the prestigious Nicklaus Club-Monterey in Monterey, California, during the famed Pebble Beach Concours week. This rich venue provides the growing event with the continued room to expand—and it’s so close to Laguna Seca that you can hear the historic cars warming up!  Although the Legends Of The Autobahn is still a relatively recent arrival on the Monterey scene, it has sustained exponential growth since its 2009 debut as a stand-alone BMW concours. Event organizers, recognizing the potential for a “German alternative” event during the annual Monterey Sports Car Weekend, invited the Mercedes-Benz club for the 2010 event—an expansion so well received that we were pleased to announce the addition of Audi in 2012. So join the BMW Car Club of America, the Mercedes Club of America, and the Audi Club of North America—the world’s preeminent German-marque car clubs—at the new location of the annual Legends Of The Autobahn concours d ’elegance.

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August 19, 2016

Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally, Pacific Grove, CA

The Auto Rally fundraiser is a partnership between the PG Youth Action and PG Rotary.  The Auto Rally was started in 1995.  Through its history, rally beneficiaries have included the Pacific Grove Youth Center, the DARE programs for Pacific Grove and Carmel, Pacific Grove High School driver training scholarships, and other youth programs. The Annual Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally, which has raised over one hundred seventy thousand dollars for non-profit organizations on the Monterey Peninsula.

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August 19, 2016

Werks Reunion 2016, Carmel, California

Hosted at the Rancho Cañada Golf Club in Carmel, California 4860 Carmel Valley Road Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923 Werks Reunion: A Porsche Gathering, the premier Porsche event during “Monterey Car Week” on California’s Monterey Peninsula.

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August 20-21, 2016

Gooding & Company Auction, Pebble Beach, CA

Since the 1950s, Pebble Beach has represented the ultimate collector car lover’s destination. Today, enthusiasts from around the world enjoy the complete experience of the spectacular California coast scenery, exclusive Concours and the finest classic cars available. As the official auction house of the famed and prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Gooding & Company is where leading international collectors seek new additions to their stables. Within Pebble Beach, start the week with our viewing on Wednesday, and continue on to Thursday’s Tour d’Elegance that begins and ends at the Gooding & Company tent. Saturday and Sunday, experience the excitement of the most anticipated auctions of the year. Celebrating our 10 Year Anniversary at Pebble Beach in 2013, Gooding & Company continues to set the bar on a global scale. Consistently setting market leading results, this is an event not to be missed.

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August 20, 2016

Concorso Italiano, Monterey, CA

Come celebrate Fashion, Food, Music and Style at the world’s largest Italian automotive event.
Concorso Italiano, featuring over 1,000 exotic vehicles, is a “can’t miss” part of the traditional Monterey Bay Automobile Week.

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August 20, 2016

The Barnyard Ferrari Event, Carmel, CA

The Barnyard Ferrari Event Hosted in Partnership with the Ferrari Owners Club of America to Benefit JDRF The Barnyard’s signature Ferrari Event benefiting JDRF promises to be a Car Week highlight this year, with more wineries, more cars and more fun than any time in the event’s successful 15 plus years.

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August 21, 2016

Concours d’Elegance, Pebble Beach, CA

Once each year in August, 200 of the most prized collector cars in the world roll onto what is often called the best finishing hole in golf—the famed 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links. Tire meets turf and transformation occurs: the stage is set for one of the most competitive events in the automotive world.

Originally a small social event paired with a road race through the pine and cypress forests of Pebble Beach, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance has grown into the top-ranking collector car competition in the world.

The Concours is not a contest of speed, but of elegance. Automobiles and motorcycles are judged for their historical accuracy, their technical merit and their style—and the best garner reward and recognition.

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August 21, 2016

Car Show at Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pennsylvania

MBCA-NEPA Section is one of the clubs invited to participate in a Car Show at Pocono Raceway Sunday August 21st simultaneously with the Indy Car event.  The Raceway is looking for vintage and/or rare cars (doesn't have to be a Mercedes Benz) to be displayed on the Pocono Raceway grounds.  They are looking for about 200 to 250 cars.  Those selected will need to be at the Raceway by 9 am.  Vehicles may leave any time after the drop of the green flag which would be around 2 pm.  It may be possible to display it on Saturday too.

If your car is selected, you will get:
No charge admission for show vehicle, driver and one passenger.
1 free paddock parking pass for the show vehicle.
2 free grandstand tickets per show vehicle to enjoy the Indy Car action from the grandstand.
Further details and application form, from the Pocono Raceway, will be put on this event notice when available.

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September 4-7, 2016

Peachstate Region: RENNFEST, Peachtree City, GA

Labor Day Weekend, September 2016, Rennfest 2016 will be held at the Wyndham Hotel and Conference Center located in Peachtree City, GA.  The resort is only a short 45-minute drive south of Atlanta. Please join us as the Peachstate Region continues...

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September 6-11, 2016

The Going to the Sun Rally / Montana, Whitefish, Montana

We're booking the hotels now for September, 2016.  We'll be stopping in some familiar spots, adding some new ones & have found some amazing new routes. We will start and end in Whitefish, Montana this year. Our stops along the way include Revelstoke, BC, two nights in Kelowna, BC, and Nelson, BC. Mark your calendar for September 6th - 11th and apply at  The 2016 Going To The Sun Rally is one not to be missed.

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September 10, 2016

Road Rally, Northeastern PA Section Event, Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania

Road Rally in the Lehigh Valley.  Keep the date open.  Ron does a great Rally.  Details as we get closer to the date.

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October 28-30, 2016

Mexico F1 Grand Prix 2016, Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City

The Mexican Grand Prix (Spanish: Gran Premio de México) is an FIA-sanctioned auto race held at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City. It first appeared as a non-championship event in 1962 before being held as a championship event from 1963-1970 and 1986-1992. The Grand Prix returned in 2015 at the Mexico City circuit, and will return in October 2016.

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