ACCOMPLISHMENTS

-First Place Collector Foreign Car 2006 - Keeneland Concourse (Lexington, KY)

-Best In Show and Publishers Award - Hemmings Sports and Exotic Car Show 2006 (Lime Rock, CT)

-First Place 100 points- JCNA Challenge Championship, September 2005 (Braselton, GA)

-First Place 100 points - San Diego  Concourse d' Elegance, JCNA, August 1998

-First Place Class 2 (Nationally) at JCNA in 2004 and scored 99.9933

-First Place Class 2 (Nationally) at JCNA in 2003 and scored 99.98.

-Best Foreign Origin Award 1940 in 2001 - Concourse of Eastern U.S. (Bethlehem, PA)

-First Place - Palm Springs Concourse d' Elegance, April 1998

-Champion Division - Palos Verdes Concourse, Jaguar Owners Club, JCNA, May 1998

-First Place - San Jose Jaguar Associate Group, XK-120 Golden Anniversary Concourse d' Elegance,  JCNA, May 1998

This 1948 Woodie Sportsman, owned by one of our collector customers, is complete and has been delivered. The restoration was unique and exciting for Classic Showcase. If you have a classic automobile that you would like to have restored, we would be interested in talking with you about it. Please send photographs and information so that we can review your project.

1967 XKE FHC – restoration photos
This car is being restored to a show driver level and will be painted opalescent silver gray with a tan interior. This is a beautiful color combination and there will be many upgrades for performance and handling. We will have a further update in the next newsletter.

1963 Jaguar XKE OTS – This vehicle is being restored exclusively for the RM Auction at the Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona, January 19, 2007. This will be a restoration to a show driver level. Much attention has been given to its detail, fit, and craftsmanship. If you are currently in the market for a fully restored Jaguar XKE, we encourage you to take a good look at this car at the RM Auction in Phoenix.

January 2007 brings us to the Arizona Collector Car Auctions, the mecca of the classic car world. The auction excitement and overall buying criteria will give us a measurable barometer for how the collector car market will be for the year. Classic Showcase will be attending and auctioning several high quality vehicles at the Barrett-Jackson Auction at Westworld in Scottsdale, January 13th-21st, and the RM Auction at the Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix on January 19th. To those who are attending, we look forward to seeing you there, and will be reporting the auction results in the next newsletter.


Arty Clark, Omaha, Nebraska

Q: When doing a restoration on a classic car, are the original style parts available?

A:  Yes, but not always. Over the years Classic Showcase has developed a contact list of specific vendors and collectors that have original, NOS, and good-used original parts for high quality restorations, which we perform. Also, there’s Hemmings Motor news, and EBay which have made it easier to source the hard to find parts. Sourcing out the proper parts is a very essential part of the restoration process.

 

Charlotte Manning, Atlanta, GA

Q: I’ve noticed that the price of these restored classic cars are escalating each year. Is that true?

A: Well Charlotte, that’s a good question. Supply and demand are the reasons prices have increased so rapidly. There are less available and they are more desirable than ever before. The better the condition of the classic and limited production also play key roles in the value. Restoration has also gone up along with the parts and labor.
We recommend that you purchase your favorite classic as soon as possible because the market will continue to escalate and the vehicles will become very scarce.

 
Maintaining Your Classic for the Winter Season

Don't let the winter months cause unnecessary damage to your classic.  If you plan to store your classic this winter, follow these simple precautions to keep your baby safe and happy.

1. Drain the petrol.  If you do not, then add a few drops of additive so your gasoline in the tank will not break down or go bad and cause problems to the carburetors or fuel pump.  Marvell Mystery Oil is an amazing product and you'll find it works wonders.  To add oil to the gas, put a small amount into the cylinders.

2. Disconnect the battery.  If it is very cold, remove the battery completely and place on a trickle charger.

3. Place your vehicle on jack stands.  This will save your tires from getting a flat spot from sitting.  If you don't have access to a stand then slightly over inflate the tires to compensate for the amount of time they won't be in use.

4. Make sure the car has plenty of anti-freeze.

5. Keep your classic in a dry environment; if possible a climate controlled one.  Never store a car on the dirt.  When wet it can cause rust.  Always try to park your car on the pavement.

6. Finally, give her one last polish, put a car cover on, say your goodbye, and put her away until you are ready to take the scenic route again.

DATE EVENT
January 13

ChildHelp USA Drive the Dream Gala
For More Information 480-922-8212

   
January 14 La Jolla Motor Car Classic
Location: La Jolla Cove
   
January 16 - 21


36th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event
Location: WestWorld - 16601 N. Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

   
January 19

Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona


Location: Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona

   
January 20 Arizona Winter Studebaker Celebration

Location: AZ Golf & Conference Ctr, 425 So. Power Rd (Mesa, Arizona)
   
January 27

Reflections in Glass XXIV All Corvette Show plus Chevy and Truck Show
Location: Mission Bay Plaza, NW corner Glades Rd & SR 7 (US 441)
Hosted By:


Boca Raton, Florida

   
February 9-11

The Florida Collector Car Auction




Location: Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

   
February 16

Sumter Auto Show

Location: Bushnell, FL

   
February 22

33rd Annual Zephyrhills Winter AutoFest Swap Meet, Collector Car Auction, Car Corral & Vintage Car Racing



Location: Festival Park at 2738 Gall Blvd. (U.S. Hwy 301 S), 33541; 19 miles NE of I-4/301 interchange & 3 miles S of SR54 (Zephyrhills, FL)

   
March 10 Vintage Motor Cars At Amelia Island

Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida
   
April 13-15 Toronto International Spring Classic Car Auction

Location: International Centre, Mississauga, Ontario
   
April 14 Concorso Arizona (in conjunction with Sunday launch of CopperState 1000 Rally)

Phoenix, AZ
   
April 14 Jaguar Car Club of North Florida (Legends on the Green)

World Golf Village, St. Augustine
The 4th annual "Legends on the Green" Car Show will be at World Golf Village ® off I-95 at Exit 323 near St. Augustine, Florida on Saturday, April 14, 2006. The show will benefit the Shriner's Children's Hospitals and will feature a judged jcna Jaguar Concours and many other classic, contemporary and exotic British cars. An awards banquet will be held Saturday night. More details will follow.

Contact: Bob McGarvey (909) 287-9701
   
April 15

Jaguar Club of Central Arizona (Saloons in the Old West Concours)

Tempe Diable Stadium , Tempe
The only concours in North America that begs for saloons (so we can justify that bad pun). Held in conjunction with the Ferrari Club's Concourso Arizona and the prestigious Copperstate 1000 Road Rally, you have the option to view not only Jaguars but some of the other top road and racing marques. Great food, great fun. Be there.

Contact: Dennis Eynon (602)-998-9686

   
April 21 Carolina Jaguar Club (Carolina Jaguar Club 2007 Concours)

Shelton Vineyards , Dobson
For the third consecutive year, the Carolina Jaguar Club will hold its Concours d'Elegance on the rolling hills of Shelton Vineyard, near Dobson, NC (off I-77 near Mt. Airy, NC). Mark your calendars for April 21, 2007 to join the Carolina Jaguar Club for this event. The Concours will be in conjunction with the Triumph Club of the Carolinas' British car show.

Contact: Margaret H. Bingham (919) 779-6118
   
April 28-29

Club Jaguar A.C. (XXI Gran Concurso Internacional De Elegance)

Las Caballerizas , Dos Rios, Huixquilucan, Estado de Méxic
Jaguar Club Mexico hosts the xxi Edition of its Concourse De Elegance. The event hosts more than 16 clubs with over 450 cars of all makes and models. The Jaguar Club participates with over 30 different cars. Mainly these vehicles are from the 30´s thru the 70´s. Jaguars Include XK 120's, 140´s, 150´s, xke series I,II,iii, Mark II, V, X, S-Type. This is an event you must see to really appretiate and enjoy.

   
May 4-6

The First Annual 356 Spring Fling at Virginia International Raceway
Visit www.356springfling.com for information and registration
Questions contact Randall Yow - RYow@356springfling.com or
Joe Johnson - JJohnson@356springfling.com

   
May 20 The Ferrari Auction
Location: The Ferrari Factory, Maranello, Italy
   
August 17-18 Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction

Location: The Portola Plaza Hotel And Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California
   

More Auction Coverage for the Barrett Jackson and RM Auctions
More updates on Restoration in Progress and Ask Tom, plus much more

 
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