It was a bright, warm, and sunny day when Classic Showcase hosted its 3rd Jaguar Jamboree Smokin’ BBQ and Car Show. The event was created to include many activities to please not only Jaguar lovers, but for people of all ages and backgrounds! The team at Classic Showcase enjoys putting the Jamboree on to give back to the Jaguar community, and is gratified to inform people on the many different ways they can care for their Jaguars.

All of the local Southern California Jaguar clubs were invited to attend, and included members from The San Diego Jaguar Club, the Jaguar Owners Club of Los Angeles, the Inland Empire Jaguar Club, the Mexico City Jaguar Club, along with the friends and family of Classic Showcase.

One of the activities started we offered was a Jaguar specific car show. The show was open to Jaguars of any year or model - but in order to participate, they needed to be driven to the Jamboree.

The first Jamboree entrants began showing up around 9:30 am, checked in with staff and then guided to the Show Field, which provided ample room to admire the gorgeous lines, and to have great photo opportunities by those in attendance. There were nearly 50 Jaguars on the show field at the event, and the judging for the awards was done by the Jaguar owners; non-show participant Jaguars lined both sides of the street in front of Classic Showcase. It was a rather warm day in Southern California, but there were ample areas available to get some shade along with plenty of ice cold refreshments to cool guests down. While in the several shaded areas for relaxing, guests were able to take in all the bountiful beauty of both old and new model Jaguars alike..

The car show had Jaguar models as early as the 1950s, all the way up to the newer 2017 models. Our friends at Hoehn Jaguar Land Rover brought 3 new 2017 models along for all to see, with a very knowledgeable representative standing by to answer any questions Jamboree guests had.

There was an overwhelming response for the tours, as people were very interested in the daily operations of Classic Showcase. The “Ask A Tech” session after lunch had great questions, and was very informative to all. Our Master Technician, David Barber handled the presentation and fielded all the questions from the participants.

The Smokin’ BBQ was prepared by Oceanside's own Hunter Steakhouse, who filled the air with marvelous smells of BBQ tri-tip and chicken. They laid out a plentiful buffet for all to partake in, with the menu including tasty meats, a crisp green Caesar salad, creamy potato salad, fresh fruit, and soft chocolate chip cookies to round out the filling meal.

The Jamey Holbrook Jazz Band provided fabulous music throughout lunch and the car show, and featured an eclectic mix of standards and jazzy sylings that provided a great backdrop to the Jamboree.. Everyone enjoyed taking in all the delightful sights, sounds, and smells, and had great fellowship throughout the Jamboree.

Our guest speaker, Kevin Easton from Easton Robertson Insurance Brokers (who is a Local Hagerty Agent), spoke about “Properly insuring your vehicle in an appreciating market”, and fielded any questions as well. The Coventry Foundation (a non-profit organization with the goal of better serving the Jaguar® Heritage, and preserving the marque for future generations) session was full of questions and answers, which were handled by Tom Krefetz.

All registrants were given a goody bag full of gifts from the various Jamboree supporters listed below:

• Hagerty
• Hoehn Jaguar
• Welsh Jaguar
• SNG Barrett
• XK’s Unlimited

• Classic & Sports Car Magazine
• Griots Garage
• O’Reilly’s Auto Parts
• Muncie Imports

Voting consisted of:

1. Best of Show -The car that embodied the spirit of Jaguar the best. Two awards were given, one for models from 1938-1989, and one for 1990 models to 2018.
2. Most Character- Memorabilia that is shown with the car, historical facts about the car, historical accomplishments that the car has won, and places the car has been
3. Drove the Longest Distance to the show- The award for being a little extra dedicated to Jaguar, and it was reflected in how far they drove to be a part of this event

The Winners:

Best of Show ~ 1938-1989 models~
Marco De La Barrera -with his 1951 Jaguar XK-120 OTS aka “Black Magic”
Best of Show ~ 1990 -2017 models~
Jim Hallameyer - with his 2014 XK Coupe
Most Character ~
Keiichi Yamamoto- with his 1955 Jaguar XK-140 FHC
Drove the Longest Distance to the show~
Allen & Olga Quale - who drove their 2006 XK8 130 miles to the Jamboree!
It was a fun informal car show encouraging members to get out to enjoy and drive their Jaguars. There were over 130 Jaguar lovers in attendance, and they were all very happy to be a part of this event.  We are all looking forward to the next Jaguar Jamboree and will notify everyone when the date has been selected. Please stay tuned for the Jaguar Jamboree coming in 2019!

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 held their Jaguar specific concours within the Motor Car Festival concours. The Jaguars are judged by trained, and certified, JCNA judges, with all Jags being judged to JCNA standards.

This year was just as bright and warm as in previous years, and it was another great day for a concours. The Jaguar Club is very lucky to be able to have the location that has the most tree coverage so there is a little reprieve from the blaring sun. The members strolled from car to car, taking in all the beautiful artistry of the gems laid before them. This is truly a magnificent thing to gaze upon. So many Jaguars that have been cared for, loved, and shown with pride. Jaguar owners came out from Los Angeles, San Diego, and even as far as Mexico.

Three of our clients, Marco De La Barrera, David Reed, and Craig Wright, brought their restored Jaguars to be shown, along with one of our own restorations, owned by Classic Showcase’s President, Tom Krefetz. All three gentleman won awards for their beautiful cars, a 1951 Jaguar XK-120 OTS, a 1959 Jaguar XK-150S OTS, and a 1965 Jaguar XKE FHC. Classic Showcase was proud to have restored Marcos XK-120 and David’s XK-150S, and to have helped dial in Craig’s Coupe. Tom’s car, a 1966 Jaguar XKE FHC, also took home a win, with 1st place in its class!

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). The Muckenthaler grounds were full of stunningly well kept, and restored, cars from all eras and all geographic regions. There were American and foreign cars dating all the way back to the early 1900’s.

Charlie Hallums was both the Concours Chairman, and the Chief Judge for the JOCLA concours. He was very successful in pulling off another great car show!

There were about forty Jaguars in the Concours, with members from Los Angeles, San Diego, The Inland Empire, and the Mexico City club. Members from all three of the Southern CA clubs were part of the judging teams, making for a smooth and efficient judging session.

Overall, it was a gorgeous and relaxing day for all in attendance. 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 Car Specifications Score

C2/120: XK 120 (1948-54)

Marco De La Barrera

1951 XK 120 OTS Black


C3/140: XK 140 (1955-57)

Bob and Diane Detro

1955 XK 140 OTS Cream


C4/150: XK 150 (1957-61)

David and Patti Reed

1959 XK 150 OTS Cotswold Blue


C4/150: XK 150 (1957-61)

Steve Kirby

1958 XK 150 OTS Red


C5/E1: E-Types, Series 1 (1961-67)

Ken Laymon

1965 E-Type Series 1 FHC Dark Blue


C5/E1: E-Types, Series 1 (1961-67)

Tom and Debbie Krefetz

1966 E-Type Series 1 FHC Op. Silver Grey


C5/E1: E-Types, Series 1 (1961-67)

Craig and Mary Ann Wright

1965 E-Type Series 1 FHC Op. Silver Grey


C6/E2: E-Types, Series 1.5 (1968) and Series 2 E-Types (1968-71)

Frank Tillman

1968 E-Type Series 1.5 FHC Beige


C6/E2: E-Types, Series 1.5 (1968) and Series 2 E-Types (1968-71)

George Renshaw

1971 E-Type Series 2 OTS Red


C6/E2: E-Types, Series 1.5 (1968) and Series 2 E-Types (1968-71)

Jacob Cherub

1969 E-Type Series 2 OTS Regency Red


C8/SLS: Early Large and Small Saloons: MK VII, MK VIII, MK IX, MK 10, 420G, (1950-70), MK 1 (2.4 & 3.4), MK 2 Series (2.4, 3.4, 3.8 liter, Daimler V8), 240, 340; S-Type 3.4S, 3.8S, & Jaguar and Daimler 420 (1955-69)

Robert Baumhefner

1960 Mark 2 Saloon Black


C9/XJ: XJ6/12 Series 1 Saloons (1968-73); XJ6/12 Series 2 Saloons and Coupes (1973- 79); Series III XJ6, XJ6 Sovereign and XJ6 VDP (1979-87); Series III V12 and V12 VDP (1979-92)

Paul and Debby Novak

1990 XJ/12 VDP Series III Saloon Jaguar Racing Green


C9/XJ: XJ6/12 Series 1 Saloons (1968-73); XJ6/12 Series 2 Saloons and Coupes (1973- 79); Series III XJ6, XJ6 Sovereign and XJ6 VDP (1979-87); Series III V12 and V12 VDP (1979-92)

Jennifer Hanson and Mike Zavos

1972 XJ6 Series I Saloon Regency Red


C11/J8: XJ8/R Sedans (X308) (1998-2003), XJ8/R Sedans (X350 Alloy) (2004-2009)

Brian and Lisa Ellis

1999 XJ8 VDP Saloon Alpine Green


C11/J8: XJ8/R Sedans (X308) (1998-2003), XJ8/R Sedans (X350 Alloy) (2004-2009)

James Friel

2005 XJ8L Saloon Sea Frost Green


C11/J8: XJ8/R Sedans (X308) (1998-2003), XJ8/R Sedans (X350 Alloy) (2004-2009)

Eric Gruver

2008 XJ8 Saloon Silver


C13/JS: XJS (1991 - 1996 Facelift) Coupe, Convertible, XJR-S Jaguar Sport.

Jennifer Hanson and Mike Zavos

1992 XJS12 Convertible Solent Blue


C13/JS: XJS (1991 - 1996 Facelift) Coupe, Convertible, XJR-S Jaguar Sport.

Brian and Lisa Ellis

1996 XJS Convertible Topaz


C13/JS: XJS (1991 - 1996 Facelift) Coupe, Convertible, XJR-S Jaguar Sport.

Doug and Sheri L. Jacobs

1995 XJS Convertible BRG


C14/K8: XK8 Coupe and Conv. (1996-2006), XKR (1999-2006)

Charles Hallums

2004 XKR Convertible Quartz


C19/FJ: XF Sedans (2008-On), XJ Sedan (2010 [as 2011 model year] – On), XE (2016 Model Year)

Mark and Diana Hodges

2009 XF Saloon Frost Blue


D3/E2: E-Types Series 1.5 (1968) and Series 2 E-Types (1968-71)

John Mutlow

1968 E-Type Series 2 OTS White


D4/E3: Series 3 E-Types (1971-75)

Domenic Valvano

1773 E-Type Series 3 OTS White


D6/XJ: XJ6/12 Series 1 & 2, Saloons and Coupes (1968-79); Series III XJ6, XJ6 Sovereign and XJ6 VDP (1979-87); Series III V12 and V12 VDP (1979-92)

Mel Friedman

1987 XJ6 Series III Saloon Crimson Metallic


D8/XJS: XJ-S/SC (1976 - 1991 Pre-Facelift) Coupe, Cabriolet, H&E Convertible, Convertible, XJR-S Le Mans, XJR-S Jaguar Sport.

Mark Mayuga

1989 XJS Coupe Rouge Red


D9/XJS: XJS (1991 - 1996 Facelift) Coupe, Convertible, XJR-S Jaguar Sport.

David and Jocelyn Kelley

1995 XJS ConvertibleTopaz


D11/XK: New XK and XKR Coupe and Conv. (2007-On)

James Friel

2007 XKR Coupe BRG


S2/MOD: Modified

Keiichi and Junko Yamamoto

1955 XK140 FHC Maroon


S2/MOD: Modified

Paul Cain

1971 E-Type Series 3 FHC Blue


  The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance celebrated their 13th anniversary during the weekend of April 7-9th in the elegant coastal town of La Jolla. Located in the Ellen Browning Scripps Park at the La Jolla Cove, it is perhaps one of the most scenic car shows you’ll ever attend, with waves crashing, palm trees blowing in the breeze, and sea lions & seals swimming next to snorkelers and tourists nearby. La Jolla is one of the most prestigious (and wealthiest) cities in not only California, but the US, so it’s not surprising that the cars found here are truly special.

This year the Porsche Club of San Diego had a ton of great cars on display, as well as a handful of Jaguars, Ferraris, Super performance Shelbys, and other eye candy. The concours did not disappoint.

Once you enter the concours, you are overcome by the extreme high  level of the cars that surround you,  all priceless pieces of artwork, from the timeless lines of the Jaguar E-Type, to Concours-level restorations of Bentleys, Packards, Alfa Romeos, Delahayes, as well as other historic makes dating all of the way back to the 1920s.

The featured marque this year was Packard, who had made some of the most luxurious automobiles in America, well into the late 1950s. The Packards on display that weekend were some of the most incredible we have ever seen!

The variety was the best part of the show. There were vintage race cars, luxury town cars, and so much more, but they all had one thing in common – a Concours winning attention to detail. Being “Concours” level means it undergoes the strictest judging of any car show possible. The judges will go over every inch of the car to make sure the turn signals work, everything is clean, it is period correct/original, etc. in order to make sure the car is absolutely perfect. The judging happens on Sunday, the day of the concours, until about 2 pm, where the judges then pick three winners in each class, as well as the “Best in Show.”

The event concluded with a fantastic display of automobiles set along the picturesque cliffs of the Pacific Ocean. The show saw over 10,000 attendees over the course of the day. A total of 125 cars competed in 17 classes. The Best of Show award was presented to Ron and Sandy Hansen for their 1921 Duesenberg dual cowl phaeton.

We recommend, that if you can attend, you put it on your calendar as it is one show to not be missed. The 2018 is set for April 6-8. Hope to see you there!


Friends of Classic Showcase at the event relaxing in the sun, showcasing their cars, and winning awards

Colin Seid's SS100 on display

Ken Smith's 1936 Delahaye 135 Disappearing conv. top on display

Silvia and Kim enjoying the Concours

Roy Sayles enjoying the Concours
Marco & his 1951 XK-120 with Tom of Classic Showcase Colin Seid's Jaguar DHC getting judged

Marco recieving his First Place Award. This was an exhaustive 2-year restoration that the team at Classic Showcase were proud to be a part of!

It's not often that you come across a 1961 Jaguar XKE that is an OBL Roadster, let alone one that's been taken apart 30 years ago in San Diego and stored in a dry garage. Classic Showcase purchased this first-year production run E-Type with the intent of restoring it to that of a Show level, and make the car a 1st place Champion. Like most, this restoration has had some unique issues that needed to be taken care of in order to achieve the perfection required from a show car; the 1961 OBL cars have many unique parts and features that are exclusive to these series of cars; there were a few missing parts that needed to be sourced in order to make it complete, but in the end, our team was able to pull it together and create a magnificent example. The car was inspected and completely disassembled, then stripped to bare metal, metal finished, and rotisserie-restored. The E-Type was finished in Opalescent Jaguar Dark Blue with a red interior color combination – all made by our master trimmer in thier correct and proper materials, fitted with a blue cloth top and sack bag. In addition, all the mechanical systems on the roadster have been gone through and brought up to that of a Concours standard. This nut and bolt restoration is sure to please the most discerning of Jaguar collectors, and is sure to make a splash at upcoming Concours events!

This numbers-matching Jaguar XK-150 DHC has been undergoing a comprehensive Show-Driver restoration. It is scheduled for a magnificent color combination of a Silver exterior, fitted with a handsome Red interior. *Please note that if you would like to purchase this car we can change it to the exterior color of your choice for a limited time until we paint the car - please inquire for more information. The DHC is beautiful looking with the top up, or the top down - whichever way you want, you'll be sure to recieve many compliments and attention as you enjoy driving this timeless classic Jaguar. This 3.8 liter example is from a limited production run of 1960-1961 - the only years in which Jaguar produced this displacement variety; of note is the fact that Jaguar ended the production of XKs after this series, and began production of the coveted E-Type series of cars. This particular example features a 4 speed transmission with overdrive, disc brakes in the front and rear, twin SU carbs, full instrumentation, a traditional Jaguar steering wheel, wire wheels, and dual exaust - just to mention a few of the many features.

Being a Show-Driver restoration, this example comes with all of the attention to detail and superb craftsmanship that you would come to expect from a Classic Showcase restoration. The car is presently scheduled to be completed by the end of 2017. We’ll revisit the car’s progress in the Fall issue of our Newsletter.

Question 01: Does my spare wheel have to match the 4 other ones when I am showing it in a JCNA concours??

Tom's Answer: Yes, if the wheels are painted, they all need to be painted, and if chrome, then all need to be chrome. The tire has to match, as well,  and they also judge the condition of the wheel and tire.

Question 02: Can you convert my open headlights on my late model 1967 XKE to covered headlights?

Tom's Answer: Yes, we can convert your XKE to covered headlights. It will require changing sheet metal, painting the front of the bonnet (at the very least), fitting the chrome rims and glass, etc once the new components are installed. All the parts are available for purchase.

Question 03: : For freeway driving, how can I get the reduction in RPM’s?  Right now, my car is revving very high in 4th gear at 70 MPH?

Tom's Answer: You have two choices: you can change the gear ratio in your rear end, or you can change the transmission to a 5 speed. By doing this you will reduce the RPM’s in 4th gear (for gear ratio change) and 5th gear, if changing the tranny.

Question 04:
I have an XK-150 and I noticed that it is hard for me to steer my car when I am parking. Can I add power steering to it? Also, I have a bench seat in the car, can I install bucket seats?

Tom's Answer: Yes, they make an electric power steering that can be added. You can even adjust the sensitivity, and it’s a great product. We do not recommend you install it yourself. We recommend a professional install it for you.

Bucket seats will give you a more controlled, and confrontable ride. They can be trimmed in any color you want, more foam can be added for extra padding, or we can even make a lumbar support pillow for the passengers back.

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!


1. Cooling is a major concern in any rally car. The radiator needs to be mounted on rubber or polyurethane bushes, enabling enough movement to avoid the radiator shaking itself apart. It also needs protection against clogging caused by simple, unexpected problems such as a swarm of butterflies, as well as damage from stones and mud.

2. Electrics need careful attention. Nothing is worse than trouble-shooting electrical problems in the dark. Waterproofing and sound connections are essential to ensure that you don’t end up with a tangle of loose cables around your feet. It’s also vital to keep out dust and grime.

3. Under-body protection is vital. Wings can be lined to protect bodywork, while all items that could snag on rocky ground (such as spring-hangers) need skid-plates. The sump guard and gearbox are areas that we plan carefully.

4. Gas tanks often need attention. A long-range tank might be beneficial, but will need careful planning. It’s important to consider the weight implications, and mounting needs care, so that nothing vibrates, comes loose and causes problems. Leaks on unions are not helpful.

5. Filters are vital. No rally car will venture far without substantial fuel filters to prevent water and muck entering the engine. Efficient air filters are also a key element.

6. Axles need the optimum ratio and the right bearings. The inside of an axle is rarely inspected, and crews often say: “It was ok on the last event”. But because an axle endures considerable pounding and punishment, it’s a regular culprit in sudden failures, and a very time-consuming repair during an event.

7. The steering and suspension need careful planning, with an uncompromisingly high-quality approach focused on durability and efficiency.

8. Brakes can often be upgraded and protected. But it’s important to ensure compliance with the event regulations regarding modifications. Normally, governing bodies such as the FIA and FIVA set these.

9. Ensuring that the car is comfortable, and efficient inside, can make a vast difference for the crew. Installing the most appropriate seating, navigation equipment, interior lighting and other refinements are added comforts for the trip.

10. The engine, transmission, and driveline are the heart of the car. Review all relevant matters with the competing crew, from small things like ensuring the exhaust system is flexible (so that nothing snap off on the first rocky section) to big things such as achieving the optimum blend of performance and reliability.

Upcoming Events
July 1, 2017

Michiana Autocross at The Tire Rack in South Bend IN

Michiana Autocross at The Tire Rack 7101 Vorden Parkway, South Bend, Indiana 46628. They have a great test track. Register at All levels of experience welcome (novices included).  You can even bring a friend who drives something other than a Porsche. All makes are welcome. Learn what you and your car can do in a controlled, safe, relatively low speed environment. It is good fun, improves your skills, and a great stepping stone to the club's drivers' education at one of the area road course race tracks. Your Porsche is built for this stuff, so you owe it to yourself to give it a try!

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July 9, 2017

Porsche Parade 2017: Spokane, Washington

Join your fellow Porsche Club of America members at the 62nd Porsche Parade on July 9-15, 2017. Parade is PCA’s annual, weeklong event enjoyed by several thousand of your fellow members, who will gather this year in Spokane, Washington.

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July 9, 2017

Metro's Vanderbilt Concours 2017, Long Island, NY

Yes folks it is back! The concours at beautiful Vanderbilt estates located on the north shore of Long Island. Please join us on the date and time below for what is going to be a great event. The grounds are stunning and I recommend you bring the whole family. Your price of admission will include food as well as two ground passes. Please note that each additional guest will have to pay ground pass fees of $7. for adults, $6 for seniors and $3. for children. Food will be available for purchase for spectators and picnicking is recommended.

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July 15, 2017

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

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July 21-23, 2017

P2O® 13 Annual Casual Porsche Party, Granville, Ohio

The long weekend is set over Saturday, July 22, 2017, for the annual “Casual Porsche Party“.Stoddard Authentic Parts will return with their vintage Porsche parts tent and vintage Porsche cars! Pre-Registration ( opened April 1st this year. The venue parking layout is limited to 350 cars. Back again is Marylynn’s Row and its support of Local Charities. Friday July 21st, Welcome Night Party and early Check-In is being planned, details on web site. Saturday, July 22nd is the big show from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm, drive-thru Check-In until 11:30 am. Stay through Sunday, July 23rd and attend the driving tour in the morning, ending with a lunch stop. Last year’s Velvet Ice Cream’s Ye Old Mill visit was a hit! Lodging in The Village of Granville 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.

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July 29, 2017

Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's, Plymouth, Michigan

Join us for our 39th Annual Concours d’Elegance of America, Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan. This year’s field boasts over 300 significant classic and historically relevant vehicles ranging from the Gas Light era to Modern Collectibles and Hyper Cars. Please note: After a fantastic two decades as the official auction house of the Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's, RM Sotheby's has elected to move away from its traditional Motor City auction in 2017. The company will proudly continue on as a sponsor of the longstanding summer tradition and is exploring new, creative ways to participate in the event, which will be announced shortly.

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July 29-30, 2017

Sierra Nevada Region PCA Zone 7 Concours De Elegance, Reno, NV

Join us for a summer weekend of social activities and Porsches. The weekend starts Saturday, July 29 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for registration and a Meet and Greet then Dinner at 6:00 p.m. Then on Sunday July 30, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. we have our Sierra Nevada Region PCA Zone 7 Concours De Elegance at Rancho San Rafael Park

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August 15, 2017

Carmel-By-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue


Sixteen blocks of downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea will showcase over 175 domestic and foreign collector vehicles. Presenting Multi Marques 1940 thru 1973 with Porsche and Ferrari thru 1989

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August 16, 2017

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 Monterey County's finest vineyards, a 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. All net proceeds go to the charities of the Knights of Columbus and Carmel Mission!

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August 16-19, 2017

Mecum Auctions - Hyatt Regency, Del Monte Golf Course, Monterey, CA

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August 16, 2017

The Little Car Show- Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove

"The Little Car Show" August 16th 2017: Scandinavian vehicles will be featured this year, but marques from all countries may be accepted. We'll accept a total of 100 vehicles 25 years and older. That means this year we will accept model year 1992 and older, micro, mini and arcane vehicles with no greater than 1,601 cc displacement engines or electric powered vehicles. Entries are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Registration will be closed when 100 vehicles have registered. "Drop in" entries will only be processed on show day if space is available! We also have a "Special Interest" category and may allow limited production and custom vehicles that meet the general rules and intent of the show.

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August 16, 2017

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 17, 2017

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.

The 2017 Tour is likely to revert back to its original route.

7:00 a.m. Cars line up on Portola Road in Pebble Beach
9:00 a.m. Tour departs
11:30 a.m. Tour arrives in Carmel-by-the-Sea
12 noon Cars are displayed on Ocean Avenue
2:00 p.m. Tour returns to Pebble Beach
3:00 p.m. Concluding Champagne toast for participants

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August 17, 2017

WorldWide Auctions - Monterey Auction

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

 "This week is obviously the pinnacle of the collector car world calendar and all roads ultimately lead here," said Rod Egan, Principal & Auctioneer. “After a dynamic debut in Scottsdale this January, with outstanding sales and tremendous support, we are thrilled to continue our corporate expansion with this inaugural sale on the Monterey Peninsula and look forward to welcoming old friends and new to Pacific Grove this August. We extend sincere thanks to those who have shown us such considerable support along the way and to the folks at the City of Pacific Grove and Chamber of Commerce for their enthusiasm and collaboration.”

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August 17, 2017

Bonhams Auction - The Quail Lodge - Carmel, CA

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

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August 17-19, 2017

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

Pebble Beach RetroAuto has long been the destination for the true automotive enthusiast; it features an elegant and thoughtfully curated collection of exhibitors offering rare collectibles and memorabilia from our automotive past, as well as the latest luxury goods and technological tools to enhance today’s driving experience. Included are rare collectables, historic automobilia, art and literature, as well as luxury items, technological tools and official Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance merchandise.

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August 17-20, 2017

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion ~Historic Races in Laguna Seca, Monterey, CA

Described as a museum springing to life, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is the largest event held during the famed Monterey Classic Car Week, and is the only event where cars are doing what they were originally intended to do … race. Approximately 550 race cars are accepted from more than 1,000 entry applications to compete in the world’s premier motoring event. Each entry is scrutinized and accepted based on the car’s authenticity, race provenance and period correctness.

The event relives motorsport history at the iconic circuit, which has been the scene of America’s golden years of sports car racing since its inception in 1957. In addition to the entertaining on-track action, there are always engaging autograph opportunities with legendary drivers, Q&A sessions, and fine wine and cheese tastings among the myriad activities.   

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August 18, 2017

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

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

Tickets for The Quail on August 18, 2017 are sold out; however access to the Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction is still available.

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August 18-19, 2017

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

Every August, the collector car world gathers to the Monterey Peninsula to see the magnificent roster of best-of-category and stunning rare automobiles that RM Sotheby’s has to offer. For over 30 years, it has been the pinnacle of collector car auctions and is known for setting new auction benchmarks with outstanding sales results. Along with the auction excitement, the entire Monterey week is filled with automotive events, ranging from historic racing to festivals and concours, which transform the area into a car lover’s paradise. When you need a break, take a moment to enjoy the gastronomic stimulation of Fisherman’s Wharf, with its countless dining opportunities. The week culminates with the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where RM Sotheby’s very own restoration team has won an unprecedented six Best of Show honors in the new millennium.

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August 18, 2017

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.

From the founders of gold Rush Rally: Exotics on Cannery Row: 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 most rare 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.

Please join us on Friday, August 18th, 2017. 3 pm to 8 pm, Cannery Row.

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August 18, 2017

Werks Reunion - A Porsche Gathering

Porsche Club of America (PCA) welcomes all Porsche clubs, owners, and enthusiasts to Werks Reunion Monterey on August 18th. Membership in PCA is not required to participate in this celebration of Porsche automobiles. Expect to view a breathtaking array of Porsches at this free-to-spectators event, from rare classics to current models and everything in between. Display your own cherished car in model-specific Porsche Corrals or enter the Porsche Judged Field and compete to win in more than 20 prize categories.

Werks Reunion was created by the Porsche Club of America as an event to celebrate both the Porsche marque as well as the camaraderie of being an enthusiast. This is not a contest of who has removed dust from the deepest crevices in their Porsche but rather a judged show that rewards a Porsche that has been lovingly maintained and presents itself well on the field. Our judges do not use Porsche Parade Concours score sheets but rather rank the cars according to certain attributes discussed prior to judging. For those who do not wish to have their cars judged, you may display in the model specific corrals or if the organizers see fit, on the judged field itself. There are no score sheets returned or protest committees. This is a casual gathering of Porsche enthusiasts focused on having fun rather than solely competition.

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August 19, 2017

Legends of the Autobahn, Monterey, California

Legends Of The Autobahn® is an all-German marque Concours d'Elegance held at the prestigious Nicklaus Club-Monterey during Monterey, California’s famed Pebble Beach Concours week.  Legends is hosted by the BMW Car Club of America, the Mercedes—Benz Club of America, and the Audi Club of America. The annual concours event offers both corral and judged areas, awards for all three featured marques, and an open class for all other German—made cars. The show field also features displays from manufacturers, sponsors, and vendors, along with several lunch options, and an available breakfast.

Each year, the concours draws over 400 registered cars and over 3,000 spectators that fill the fairways of the Nicklaus Club-Monterey. Spectators are regularly greeted by rare and historically significant models, as well as factory-prepared specials. And the 2016 edition of the show is particularly special as Legends kicks off the 100th anniversary celebration for BMW in Monterey and will be the first of three events that compose the Celebrate BMW festival hosted by the BMW CCA.

The Legends Of The Autobahn® concours has become a national sensation among German car enthusiasts with widespread coverage in the automotive media. In 2011 the event gained international recognition with the North American debut of the BMW 328 Hommage concept car. In 2012 we saw the debut of BMW’s Zagato Z4 Roadster concept, and in 2014 we saw the unveiling of the highly-anticipated M4 GTS concept car.

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August 19, 2017

Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally, Pacific Grove, CA

The Pacific Grove Rotary Concours Auto Rally is an annual event presented by the Rotary Club of Pacific Grove on the Friday of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance weekend of Monterey Car Week. Drivers show their classic, vintage, and sports cars along Lighthouse Avenue in downtown Pacific Grove in the afternoon. Following an evening rally along the spectacular Seventeen Mile Drive coastline of Pebble Beach, all are welcome to enjoy a barbecue dinner in Chautauqua Hall.

The 2017 event will be held on Friday August 18th. Bring your family and friends to discover the great restaurants and fine shops of historic downtown Pacific Grove.

Courtesy of Jaguar Monterey, the marque for 2017 is Jaguar but owners of all makes and models are invited to participate.

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August 19-20, 2017

Gooding & Company Auction, Pebble Beach, CA

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

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August 19, 2017

Concorso Italiano, Monterey, CA

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

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August 20, 2017

The Barnyard Ferrari Event, Carmel, CA

The Barnyard once again brings this popular event to Carmel, partnering with the Ferrari Owners Club, and promises to be a Car Week highlight once more, with beautiful cars, great local wines, plenty of delicious food, and live music among the Barnyard’s signature gardens.

Tickets will be available through or in person on event day.

There will be a pre-registration for Ferrari owners, but all Ferraris are welcome to show up at the event. Please check in your Ferrari at the south parking lot of The Barnyard to receive your complimentary ticket. To pre-register your Ferrari email and our event coordinator will contact you with details.

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August 20, 2017

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.

The 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is likely to feature the following marques and special classes among others:
Isotta Fraschini, Castagna Coachwork, American Dream Cars in the 1960s

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August 31-Sept. 3, 2017

Auctions America - Auburn, Indiana

At over 235 acres, the Auburn Auction Park is the largest purpose-built, dedicated automotive auction facility in the world. With five auction buildings and over 1,000,000 square feet of paved surface, as well as shaded areas dedicated to swap meet and car corral, the Auction Park is a car enthusiast's dream! The park also features a dedicated swap meet and car corral each spring and fall, offering spectators one of the largest automotive flea markets in the region.

The centerpiece of the park is the 72,000 square feet Auction Arena, featuring an auction block designed to run two simultaneous rings at once. Multiple big screen displays and state of the art audio equipment allow spectators to follow both blocks with ease from the VIP deck, floor seating or comfortable bleachers. A full service bar is also available adjacent to the seating area. Restrooms and indoor vending opportunities are also available in the Arena.

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September 4, 2017

World Wide - Auburn, Indiana

Our tenth annual The Auburn Auction will be held at the National Auto & Truck Museum (NATM (formerly known as NATMUS)) L29 Cord Building, a National Historic Landmark part of the ACD Automobile Museum complex.

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September 4-9, 2017

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

Going To The Sun Rally, the Montana based vintage car rally, has scheduled its 13th annual five-day tour for September 4 – 9, 2017. Dubbed, “The Soul of the West,” the 2017 rally will travel the West of legend and lore, of heroes and villains. This is terrain and climate at their most extreme, elemental territory where wolves howl, elk bugle, and exhaust notes are lost in the silence of the pines. Start and finish in Bozeman, MT, without a straight yellow line for 1,200 miles. Visit iconic western towns – Cooke City, Red Lodge, Cody, Jackson, Moose. Spend two magical nights nestled beneath the Grand Tetons. Intimate, authentic, independent – this is The Soul of the West. Apply by January 31, 2017, at (2017 application deadline has ended)

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September 8-10, 2017

Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance

The Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance debuted in 1997 and is an invitation-only event that assembles one hundred of the most interesting and significant automobiles based on a featured automobile marque, vehicle type or coachbuilder and motorcycle marque or class each year. The event was also the first nationally recognized concours to feature motorcycles on the show field and is the only one to feature horse-drawn coaches and carriages.

The Car Selection Committee of the Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance announced that the featured marques of the 21st annual event are Auburn/Cord/Duesenberg, Race Cars of Roger Penske, Abarth and Vintage Tractors. The featured motorcycles classes are Century Cycles (1987-1917), Victorian Bicycles and High Wheelers, Inter-War Elegance (1918-1939) and Post-War European Sports Bikes. The concours takes place the weekend of September 8, 9 and 10 on the grounds of Radnor Hunt.

 “This year’s event will feature the classic designs of Auburn/Cord/Duesenberg, the speed and power of Race Cars of Roger Penske, the unique cars of Carlo Abarth and Vintage Tractors,” said Michael G. Tillson III, chairman, Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance. “We also have an outstanding motorcycle field planned with the Century Cycles, Victorian Bicycles and High Wheelers, Inter-War Elegance and Post-War European Sport Bikes classes. The 2017 event is our twenty-first event and our ninth consecutive year that we will have a display of vintage horse-drawn coaches and carriages that illustrate the evolution of transportation, something no other concours offers.”

 The Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance encompasses three days of activities beginning with the Friday evening Barbecue, followed by the always popular Road Rally through the scenic countryside of Chester County on Saturday morning, culminating in a catered lunch. The Saturday evening Black Tie Gala, Silent Auction and Art Show Preview is the prelude to the main event on Sunday, the concours d ’elegance.

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October 12-14, 2017

International Jaguar Club Festival Concours, Buford, GA

This event is being held at the renowned Lanier Islands resort in Buford, Ga., just 45 minutes northeast of Atlanta. The venue covers 1,500 scenic acres, all on interconnected islands in the middle of picturesque Lake Lanier. Events will be spread across several of the islands and there will be a dedicated trolley shuttles around the event sites. Thursday evening’s Welcome Reception will be held lakeside under a pavilion overlooking the lake and the beautiful North Georgia mountains backdrop. Various JCNA-related activities will include a Slalom on Thursday, the Concours on Friday, and the Rally on Saturday. The rally will have an unusual and fun format, while still meeting the JCNA requirements. There will also be a scenic drive option and all scheduled daytime IJF activities include lunch, with additional lunches available for purchase, so there will be no need to leave the resort to eat. There are plans for a Friday Sunset Cruise and Buffet Dinner on the lake (complete with onboard entertainment). Seating is limited, so sign up early. There will be a showing of Grand Prix with dinner at an outdoor theatre for those unable to secure seats on the cruise. The 2017 JCNA International Jaguar Festival is simply an event you don’t want to miss. Mark your calendar now!

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November 4, 2017

Jaguar Club of Southern Arizona - Concours d'Elegance

This is the annual concours d ‘elegance staged by the Jaguar Club of Southern Arizona. The event once again is scheduled for the beautiful St Phillip's Plaza in Tucson, AZ.

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November 5, 2017

Hilton Head Motoring Festival Concours D’ Elegance

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Concours d'Elegance.  If you would like to submit an application for consideration for the 2017 Concours d'Elegance

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November 17-19, 2017

McCormick's Palm Springs Auction

NOTE NEW LOCATION: The Palm Springs Convention Center located at 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

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