On Sunday, October 28, 2012, the Celebration of the Motorcycle returned to the Del Mar Race Track Paddock in Del Mar, CA. Now in its third year, the Celebration of the Motorcycle has set the new standard for antique and classic motorcycle events. It’s the event where “world legends really do gather.” For the past two years, the Celebration of the Motorcycle has been held in conjunction with the Del Mar Concours d’Elegance, producers of this event. This year, it was held separately, a testament to the strength and popularity of this important day.  In 2011, over 135 historically significant, classic and antique bikes and their passionate owners converged from around the world to be showcased, judged and enjoyed. This year’s event raised the bar even higher with over 200 motorcycles participating; each hoped to win the coveted Best of Show award.

It was a beautiful day in Del Mar, with temperatures in the low 80s, under blue cloudless skies and a faint breeze from the nearby Pacific Ocean. There isn’t a better venue to display such a fine selection of vintage motorcycles from the past 100+ years. This was a wonderful event, run by great staff, with people in attendance from all over the country.

The Celebration of the Motorcycle has quickly gained recognition as the richest event of its kind in the country. The event showcases the finest examples of motorcycle design and engineering, spanning 1899 through the 1980s. As AMA Hall of Famer Sammy Tanner said, “this is much more than just about the motorcycles, it’s about the role these machines have played in the history of this country and the entire world.”

The Del Mar Fairgrounds is a 370-acre (1.5 km2) property that is the site of the annual San Diego County Fair. Its Del Mar Racetrack was built by the Thoroughbred Club in 1937 by founding members Bing Crosby and Pat O'Brien with Paramount Studios as corporate sponsor. As Bing Crosby himself once sang, Del Mar is “where the turf meets the surf.” When Del Mar opened in 1937, Bing Crosby was at the gate to personally greet the fans.  By 1940, Del Mar became a summer playground for many Hollywood stars. Between 1942 and 1944 the facility was closed due to the Second World War.

With Timothy Henry as Chairman; Theresa Worsch, Daniel Reichel, and Paul Anthony serving as Vice Presidents, Jayne Skeff handling public relations and advertising and Jim Bunte doing the online marketing, they were able to pull off a fabulous event that was one to remember.

Classic Showcase welcomes a new technician to our team!
Bill Ware

I was born in Rhode Island, moved to Southern CA in my early childhood, and currently reside in Oceanside.  I had a very early interest in muscle cars & restoration, and began working on and building cars at the age of 13.  Over the years, I have become specialized in 60's era muscle cars and exotics, as well as vintage motorcycles.  I served in the military as a helicopter mechanic for four years, then attended trade school for welding where I obtained multiple certifications. In my spare time I enjoy riding my dirt bike, spending time with family and friends, working on my own vehicle projects, and mastering the art of smoking and BBQing.

The Inland Empire Jaguar Club hosted a well-attended JCNA sanctioned Concours d’Elegance Saturday October 2, 2012 that was held on the grounds of the Historic Idyllwild Inn. Participants enjoyed an informal hosted cocktail party on Friday night followed by the Concours on Saturday.

The San Diego Jaguar Club showed up in full force with 12 out of the 26 Jaguars entered. Chief Judge Rusty Beard and his staff held a very professional, and well attended, Concours with Jaguars from as far away as Arizona and San Francisco.

The Idyllwild Inn has great, rustic cabins, all with fireplaces which are very useful in October. The Concours consumes the entire Inn and the show is held in the parking lot surrounded by all the cabins. Not to mention, the Inland Empire members are always having fun at these events and are some of the nicest people you will ever meet.

Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate with us and it rained lightly off and on all throughout the day, and then it rained hard enough at the awards ceremony that we had to move into the Chief Judges cabin. It was a tight fit but we all managed to make it work.

There were three 100 scores earned that day:

Ken and Ann Smith with their 1967 E-type roadster
Rob and Ruth Cohen with their 2008 XKR Coupe
And Classic Showcase’s own Tom Krefetz with his 1959 XK-150 FHC

Overall it was a fun event and one worth attending next year, so mark your calendars to make the very scenic drive up to the Inn!

On Sunday October 7, 2012 the 33rd Annual San Diego British Car day was held in Ingram Plaza at Liberty Station located in San Diego, California.  The day started pleasantly under overcast skies with the weather clearing in the late morning just in time for the awards ceremony. The field had approximately 300 cars, sporting 17 Jaguars, of which 14 belonged to San Diego Jaguar Club members. This year the event lasted 2 days with activities and a BBQ dinner the previous day.

The club seeks to foster camaraderie among Southern California British car enthusiasts. This is considered to be an “owners” car show.” You will see everyday drivers, concourse quality cars, and “beaters!” They encourage people to bring a picnic, as there’s an award for the Best Picnic.

They had a wide variety of vendors, from crafts and regalia to car parts. There was even a British food truck serving up "Bangers and Mash, rounding out the complete British experience and adding to the ambiance of preservation that was in the air.

The Founders Trophy went to Joe Cibit for his 1933 Austin Seven. SDJC members Craig and Dannie McLaughlin brought a 1953 Sunbeam Alpine MK 1 which received a 1st in the Sunbeam class, 1st in the Still British class (a tie), and Best of Show!!! The Cameron Highlanders Pipe Band lead the McLaughlin’s Sunbeam to receive the Best of Show trophy. It was definitely a fun day that is worth attending for all British car lovers!

NEW! Classic Showcase adds 3 new 4-post car lifts to it's service area!

  • 9-24-12: Classic Showcase Adds 3 New Four-Post Car Lifts (image 1of9) 9-24-12: Classic Showcase Adds 3 New Four-Post Car Lifts (image 1of9) During the final week of September 2012, Classic Showcase added three new four-post car lifts to it's service area! These hydraulic lifts will provide some very much needed breathing room for our ever-expanding inventory of classic cars!
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Classic Showcase is pleased to announce their association with Classicfabs Exhaust Manifolds & Systems! Classicfabs is a manufacturer of high quality Classic Jaguar Manifolds and Exhausts, and has partnered with Classic Showcase to bring you the highest quality parts available for your classic Jaguar! Each manifold and exhaust set is built to order to the customer's specifications, and will improve the performance of an XK engine. Classic Showcase is the exclusive North American distributor for Classicfabs, and is proud to offer these high quality parts to North American Jag Enthusiasts and Collectors! For more information on Classicfabs parts, please contact Classic Showcase via email: management@classicshowcase.com, or call (760) 758-6100.

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

The 2012 Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance had its 20th Year of Exhibition, and proved to be one of the most exciting shows of the year that included a "French Curves" theme, and featured magnificent Classic French Coachwork. The featured marque for 2012 was Delahaye, the French automobile company that manufactured some of the most luxurious and elegant automobiles from the classic era. In addition, other French coachbuilders (also known as "carrossiers"), that designed the gorgeous automobiles that were famous for their graceful, and sometimes flamboyant designs were featured as well. The 2012 Concours highlighted numerous automobiles from France's most famous designers, including Chapron, Pourtout, Figoni et Falaschi, Franay, and Letourneur et Marchand.

In addition to viewing the more than 200 exhibited cars, visitors were able to see craftsmen at work in the "Restoration Alley", dined in the elegant Club House, and looked at show cars in many of the display areas. The Palos Verdes Concours is a 501 (c) (3) charity event with proceeds benefitting the Palos Verdes Art Center’s educational and community outreach programs and Palos Verdes Rotary Foundation Charities, including the Harbor Area Boys & Girls Clubs.

Best of Show

1931 Bugatti Type 51/Coupe by Louis Dubos

Owned by Helen & Jack Nethercutt, NETHERCUTT COLLECTION, Sylmar, CA
INFO: The Type 51 series succeeded the famous Type 35 as Bugatti's premier racing car for the 1930s. Unlike the dominant Type 35s of the prior decade, the Type 51 (and later Type 53, Type 54, and Type 59) were unable to compete with the government-supported German and Italian offerings.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF: www.pvconcours.org


Chairman's Award

1928 La Salle 303 Roadster

Owned by Richard Stanley, Los Angeles, CA
INFO: The LaSalle Company was introduced by General Motors in 1927 as a alternative model to Cadillac. The LaSalle line was designed by Harley Earl who worked in the newly formed Art and Color department. Inspired by the best of American and European styles, the vehicles were stunning and elegant. The designs were so successful that within a few years, the Cadillac vehicles were updated to resemble the design. By 1929 the LaSalle vehicles were outselling Cadillac's and a year later accounted for 75 percent of the Cadillac's sales.

PHOTO COURTESY OF: www.pvconcours.org

Most Elegant Award

1937 Delahaye Type 135 Cabriolet by Figoni & Falaschi

Owned by Peter & Merle Mullin, Los Angeles, CA
INFO: Delahaye 135 was an automobile manufactured by Delahaye. Designed by young engineer Jean François, it was produced from 1935 until 1954 in many different body styles. A sporting tourer, it was also popular for racing.

PHOTO COURTESY OF: www.pvconcours.org

Most Exciting Open Car Award

1937 Cord 812 Sportsman Supercharged Cabriolet

Owned by Tony Vincent, West Hollywood, CA
INFO: Cord was the brand name of an American automobile company from Connersville, Indiana, manufactured by the Auburn Automobile Company from 1929 through 1932 and again in 1936 and 1937. The Cord Corporation was founded and run by E. L. Cord as a holding company for his many transportation interests, including Auburn. Cord was noted for its innovative technology and streamlined designs. Cord had a philosophy to build truly different, innovative cars, believing they would also sell well and turn a profit.

PHOTO COURTESY OF: www.pvconcours.org

Best Design Award

1962 Jaguar E-Type FHC Series 1

Owned by Tony D’Alessandro, Culver City, CA

INFO: 1961 thru mid-1962 the early E Types had very distinctive features to the early XKE’s. Including flat floors, welded louvered bonnets, aluminum dash with center console and early style bucket seats. The early coupes also featured a slightly different shaped rear glass on the hatch door. Jaguar’s E-type featured a monocoque passenger compartment and tail section, a tube-framed engine bay, and a tilting bonnet. With its well-appointed interior, civilized 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine, and a compliant suspension, the E-type was an ideal two-place sports car.

PHOTO COURTESY OF: www.pvconcours.org

Best Sports Car

1949 Jaguar XK 120 Roadster

Owned by Tony Vincent, West Hollywood, CA

INFO: The XK120 was launched in roadster form at the 1948 London Motor Show as a testbed and show car for the new Jaguar XK engine.In 1949 the first customer car, chassis number 670003, was delivered to Clark Gable. The "120" in its name referred to its 120 mph (193 km/h) top speed (faster with the windscreen removed), which made the XK120 the world's fastest standard production car at the time of its launch. It was available in two open versions, first as the roadster (designated OTS, for open two-seater, in America), then also as a drophead coupé (DHC) from 1953; and also as a closed, or "fixed-head" coupé (FHC) from 1951.

PHOTO COURTESY OF: www.pvconcours.org

Best Paint Finish

1960 Mercedes-Benz 300d Cabriolet D

Mercedes-Benz Classic Car Center, Irvine, CA

INFO: The Mercedes-Benz 300 "Adenauer" series 4-door limousine was produced as a luxury sedan and convertible from 1951 to 1962. The original 300 debuted at the Frankfurt Auto Show in April 1951. Four variations of the 300 were produced beginning with the 1951 to 1954 model. As significant updates and design changes were made the model designation changed to 300b from 1954 to 1955, then 300c from 1955 to 1957, culminating in the 300d from 1957 through 1962.

PHOTO COURTESY OF: www.pvconcours.org

Motor Trend Classic Editor's Choice

1964 Pontiac GTO 421 (360 HP)

Owned by Tenney Fairchild, Los Angeles, CA
INFO: The GTO was the brainchild of Pontiac engineer Russell Gee, an engine specialist; Bill Collins, a chassis engineer; and Pontiac chief engineer John DeLorean. In early 1963, General Motors' management issued an edict banning divisions from involvement in auto racing. At the time, Pontiac's advertising and marketing approach was heavily based on performance, and racing was an important component of that strategy. With GM's ban on factory-sponsored racing, Pontiac's young, visionary management turned its attention to emphasizing street performance.

PHOTO COURTESY OF: www.pvconcours.org

Automotive Excellence Award

1912 De Dion Bouton Model DM Roadster by Flandrau & Co.

Owned by Helen & Jack Nethercutt, NETHERCUTT COLLECTION, Sylmar, CA
INFO: The French industrialist Count Albert De Dion joined with engineer Georges Bouton in 1882 to build the first self-propelled steam vehicle. In 1890 they patented a single-cylinder gasoline engine, by 1895 they were building their first automobiles, and by 1900 they were the world's largest automobile manufacturer. The company pioneered many automotive first, including the first production V8s. The company also created the first auto club and organized the first ever auto show in Paris in 1898.
PHOTO COURTESY OF: www.pvconcours.org

Best Preservation Award

1935 Cadillac 355D Convertible Coupe

Owned by Glenn S. Streeter, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
INFO: The Cadillac Series 355 was manufactured by the Cadillac Division of General Motors from 1931-1935. They were 8-cylinder cars, sold in several models: a 2-door club coupe, a 2-door convertible, 4-door convertible, a 4-door sedan a 4-door town car and a 4-door limousine.
PHOTO COURTESY OF: www.pvconcours.org

QUESTION: What does "OEM" mean?

"OEM" stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. The OEM is the company that supplied the part to Jaguar when the car was built. In some cases, more than one company supplied the same part, so they would both be OEM. In most cases, OEM parts are superior to other parts. But not always.

QUESTION: What is a "remanufactured" part?

A remanufactured part is one that has been disassembled, inspected, cleaned, and reassembled with some new parts. It carries the same warranty as a new part, but is generally much less expensive. In many cases, remanufactured parts are the only parts available.

"Why do I have to spend extra money on "V" rated tires? They are rated at 148 mph and I'm not going to drive that fast!"

• ANSWER: No, you aren't (most likely), but, the "V" rated tires are necessary to provide the stability you need to carry a fully-loaded 4,000 pound car down the highway at a high rate of speed.

Lower-rated tires have a more flexible carcass, and will tend to generate vibration and noise more readily than a "V" rated tire will, and will fail more often under similar operating conditions. Jaguar recommends a specific tire rating based on a ratio of speed and vehicle weight, and ignoring their recommendation has caused more than one Jaguar owner some discomfort.

"V" rated tires are not necessarily more expensive, either. The Pirelli P4000, which is an excellent dry-weather tire, can usually be found at www.tirerack.com. The Michelin MXV4, an excellent wet weather tire, is comparably priced. Both of these are "V" rated tires and are widely available. They are priced competitively with good-quality "S" rated tires.

Our recommendation is not to be lured by lower priced tires, as the price/performance tradeoff just doesn't work.

QUESTION: I have two classic cars, a 1967 Porsche 911 Targa, and a Merceds Benz 280 SL, and I wanted to see the different colors available with the formulas. Can you tell me where I can get a current paint code?

• ANSWER: For a fairly complete listing of color combinations available, go to the color library on TCP Global’s website for more direction:


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

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

Useful Information for your Classic Car Tour

An article by classictravelling.com (http://www.classictravelling.com/useful-information/)

To ensure your holiday classic car tour is as hassle-free and enjoyable as possible, please ensure your car is fit for the trip and in excellent mechanical condition. We recommend a thorough service before departure. We suggest that you tell your mechanic about the tour, and the time and distances involved, and if in any doubt over any part, replace it or take a spare.

Despite the best preparation and most careful driving, breakdowns and accidents still happen. You are responsible for the maintenance and road worthiness of your vehicle.

We also suggest that you:

• Have your car thoroughly serviced and prepared before departure

• Have appropriate breakdown and recovery insurance which provides alternative vehicle use, should your car not be capable of being immediately repaired, as well as vehicle repatriation. This may well be included with your vehicle insurance, so do check.

• You alone are responsible for the security of your car and its contents. Please take the usual precautions such as not leaving any valuables on display in your car. Obviously ensure that there is suitable parking for your car, and that it is as secure as possible.

• We highly recommend having fitted luggage for your classic car. This ensures that all the available luggage space is used, and you won’t experience an explosion of small bags that have been stuffed in the little nooks and crannies (and associated arguments, and damaged fingers!!).
We have been fortunate to have BeSpoke fitted luggage for the classics we have and it is superb quality and excellent value. Their luggage is available for a number of classic cars, and in a variety of colors.

• Be Prepared - Sort, sort then re-sort: It will ruin your trip if you’re sorting a newly restored car during the tour. Put at least a couple of thousand miles on the car, for a good ‘shake-down’, before the tour.
Fix the quirks and niggles: Before heading out make a list of the things on the car that need attention – and fix them. Little problems get annoying on a long trip. Don’t let a carb issue, misbehaving gauge or wobbly side mirror constantly irk you.

• Bring spares: Compile a spares kit. Things like fuses, alternators, points, plugs, fuel pumps, starters and relays can be easily replaced if you have the correct spares. Instead of waiting 24 hours plus for delivery, you may only spend 30 minutes fixing it.

• Leaks are bad: This sounds so obvious, but your oil, cooling and fuel systems shouldn’t leak. You don’t want to have to keep topping up or worrying about fluid levels. And some car parks get very precious about spills and will charge you for ‘damage’.

• Wear layers: Don’t be surprised when it’s cold in the morning and warm by midday. Dress in layers, especially in an open car. You may want to bring hats, gloves, scarfs (or baffles) and even goggles. Ear plugs are useful too, to stop the wind whistling around your ears.

• Pack lightly: Don’t be that person lugging too much luggage into the hotel each night.


Time spent taking apart the car, rebuilding the car and restoring the car to a brilliant piece of art, is time never returned. So when the car of your dreams is glistening in the sun and the engine is purring to a perfect pitch, keep it that way forever, by putting it into the storage barn for the cold winter months.

Take your car for an end of the season drive, feel the vibration of the motor racing to a top level roar, cruise along the roads and streets, enjoy the waves from people who appreciate the skill of workmanship put into the restoration of your classic car and remember the power of your car beneath your body for the long winter months ahead.

Find the right place, where your classic car, your muscle car, your dream vehicle will spend the cold, dark months in solitude. The special place could be your garage at home or it could be a private or commercial garage specializing in car storage. A perfect storage garage will have a climate controlled air system, not too cold, not too hot and not too humid.

Keeping the air at a controlled temperature will assure good ventilation throughout and around your car and decrease the possibility of rust and corrosion build up on any part of the car. If a climate controlled garage is not an option, keep the garage where you will store your car, clean, limit traffic in and out, keep windows and doors closed, no storage of items around your car, and COVER your car with a superior car cover.

Superior grade car covers allows the air to breath around your car and stop the dusk from landing on the car and then scratching small tiny lines into the car’s brilliant paint job.

1. Clean the Inside of the Car:

If you store your car for the winter, you need to make sure it is clean both on the inside and out. Remove all dirt, debris or food residue, so that insects or other animals will not target your car during the cold season. You may also apply some pest repellant.

2. Wash the Car

Wash the exterior of your car and have it waxed, so that the vehicle won’t be prone to rusting, and you’ll have a clean car when the spring comes.

3. Cover the Vehicle

Regardless of the storing area you use for your vehicle, you should drape your car in a waterproof cover. This will protect the paint.


4. Put the Tires on Jack Stands

When stored for over 1 month, it’s better if the tires don’t touch the ground. Get some jack stands, which will prevent the development of flat spots on the tires.


5. Disconnect the Battery

To preserve the quality of your battery, you should disconnect it. Even when in storage, the car may extract some electricity from the battery, and you’ll have a difficult time starting your car in the spring. Batteries need to be secured with a low amp 6-12 volt battery tender. This battery tender will keep the battery fully charged all winter long without ever turning the motor on to charge the battery

Upcoming Events

December 29-30 , 2013

San Diego International Auto Show • San Diego Convention Center

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January 10, 2013

Bonham's Auctions • Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction • Bally's Hotel & Casino

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January 10-12, 2013

Mid America Auctions Las Vegas Antique Motorcycle Auction

The pinnacle of the industry! Six hundred motorcycles in three days! See motorcycles you may never see again. Meet friends in a city built for fun. Talk to experts and owners of the motorcycles you have dreamed of for years. Take home that motorcycle! For twenty-one years MidAmerica buyers and sellers have looked forward and saved the dates for the LAS VEGAS MOTORCYCLE AUCTION. This is the legacy of a company dedicated to its customers and grateful acknowledgement to that “network family” that made it possible. It is our hope you will join our family.

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January 10-12, 2013

Barrett-Jackson Auctions • Scottsdale, AZ

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January 17, 2013

Bonham's Auctions • The Scottsdale Auction
The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ

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January 17-18, 2013

RM Auctions • Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, AZ

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January 18, 2013

Silver Auctions • Fort McDowell Arizona Auction

Silver has skillfully established a solid reputation for auctioning affordable collector cars in this January-in-Arizona extravaganza. Silver's auction continues to grow each year because it is filling a much-needed auction alternative. Thousands of buyers and sellers want an auction where they can buy and sell in an arena that they are personally comfortable in. Silver provides that alternative for the greater Phoenix area since 1992. Silver's Fort McDowell auction offers real buyers and sellers, real cars and real deals.

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January 18-19, 2013

Gooding's Auctions • Scottsdale, AZ

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January 18-27, 2013

Mecum Auctions • Kissimmee, FL

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January 19, 2013

San Antonio Jaguar Club • 24th Annual Rallye to Luckenbach
Grist Mill Restaurant, Gruene, Texas

Yes, there is yet another way to Luckenbach! The historic village of Gruene just north of New Braunfels will be the starting point for this, the 24th edition of the T2 class jcna sanctioned Time Speed Distance rally. Trophies are awarded to driver and navigator for event 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places, and of course, the famous Stray Cat Award for the longest elapsed time to reach Luckenbach before the awards start. The winners also get possession of the Blake Lambert Memorial Trophy for the next year to defend in 2014. Rain Date will be Saturday, January 26, 2013.

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February 22-24, 2013

McCormick's Palm Springs Collector's Car Auctions • Palm Springs, CA

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February 23-24, 2013

Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance
Boca Raton Resort and Club, Boca Raton, Florida

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March 1-3, 2013

Atlantic City, NJ Classic Car Show & Auction

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March 8-10, 2013

Amelia Island 2013 Concours D'Elegance • The Ritz Carlton • Amelia Island, FL

The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance is an automotive charitable event held each year during the second weekend in March on the Amelia Island Golf Links at Amelia Island, Florida.

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March 8, 2013

Gooding's Auctions • Amelia Island, FL

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March 9, 2013

RM Auctions • Amelia Island, Florida

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March 9, 2013

JCCA • Saloons in the Old West Concours
Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort • Chandler, AZ

The only jcna-sanctioned Concours in North America that makes a point to celebrate the Jaguars that kept Jaguar afloat. (Besides, it's a good play on words.) We don't exclude any Jaguar, so come one, come all. Just expect a special trophy or two for the models that are responsible for the cat having nine lives.

Host hotel is the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort adjacent to the concours site. Special room rate is $105/night. Mention "Jaguar Club."

Join us Sunday in Downtown Phoenix for the Wheels of Britain Show. Cars, motorcycles, trucks, and at least one military vehicle are usually on hand. Entrant's Choice judging. Classes are created based on pre-registrations.

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March 21-23, 2013

2013 JCNA AGM/Western States Annual Meeting
Sheraton Grand Hotel • Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX

Early Arrivals


7:30 - 3:00 Board Meeting
(Incoming Regional Directors, and regular
committee chairs please plan to attend)

Afternoon event and dinner : TBA


7:00 - 7:30 : AGM breakfast

7:30 : AGM

2:45 - 4:30 : Seminars TBA

6:00 - 7:00: Cocktail Party

7:00 - 10:00 : Award Dinner



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March 22-24, 2013

Auctions America • Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center
Fort Lauderdale, FL

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April 4-6, 2013

Barrett-Jackson Auctions • Palm Beach, FL

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April 20, 2013

Jaguar Club of Florida • Concours D'Elegance • Lake Mary, Florida

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May 4-5 , 2013

18th Annual Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance
Lakewood Yacht Club • Seabrook, TX

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June 2, 2013

Pacific Jaguar Enthusiasts Group Slalom • "Jags and Friends All Out.."
Scott Rd Sky Train Parking Lot, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

10 AM till noon slalom school
noon till 1 PM Lunch Provided
1PM till 4.30 PM Timed runs.
Awards Ceremony 4.30 to 5.00 PM

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June 12-16, 2013

J.C.N.A. 2013 Challenge Championship
Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel • Richmond, VA

The Virginia Jaguar Club is delighted to announce they will host the J.C.N.A. 2013 Challenge Championship, June 12-16, 2013. Please mark your calendars to attend this North American event. The host venue will be the Wyndham Virginia Crossings, the site of the very successful and memorable 2011 J.C.N.A. A.G.M.

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This is a quarterly newsletter that is compliments of Classic Showcase, Inc., which caters to the classic car collector and enthusiast communities. We are always open to ideas and suggestions on improving and helping the collector and enthusiast with new and timely information, and would like to hear your feedback, comments, and other ideas you may have for future editions! Please contact the editor at either management@classicshowcase.com or support@classicshowcase.com. We hope you have enjoyed the information provided, and that you found it useful! We wish you and yours happy motoring during the Winter season!

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