• QUESTION: I have a 1965 Jaguar XKE and I want to have it restored, but I want to know if I should keep it stock, or modify it for my driving pleasure. Will it affect the value if it is not done to stock specs?

• ANSWER: That is a great question. There is a lot you need to think about. If you are looking at maximum value as an investment, we would recommend to keep the car stock, and to do a high level restoration back to factory standards.  If you want to have a good investment, but you want to drive and enjoy to get the most out of it as a true British sports car, then we recommend a tasteful restoration with performance improvements added so you can enjoy the experience of driving on the freeway yet keeping the car stock in appearance. Let us know which way you want it and we can discuss this more in depth.

• QUESTION: I noticed that some Series I E-types have amber colored lens covers, while others have clear? What is considered correct?

• ANSWER: Good question. The white lenses and rear red tail light lens are for USA delivery and spec cars. Amber with red in the rear and amber and white in the front are European spec cars. If you are showing the car you need to have the lenses on the cars that match the country it was delivered to. The Amber/Red combination is beautiful on certain color combinations so the choice is yours.

Is the color combination of an E-type important for the value and marketing of the car?

• ANSWER: Yes, there are striking colors that are much more appealing and will bring higher dollars to the seller. Back in the 60’s, when the cars were new, primrose yellow and few other colors were not very popular

• QUESTION: If I change the original color combo of my E-type, will that result in a point deduction in JCNA showings?

• ANSWER: As long as you select a color that was offered from Jaguar for your year and model of your car then there will not be a deduction.

• QUESTION: I noticed the last few years that the classic car market is strong. Do you think the market will continue to stay strong on classic cars?

• ANSWER: Yes the market is strong and there is a lot of big money from corporations buying assets for investments, and a lot of new money purchasing classic cars. That, and the interest in classic cars, has been driving the market and keeping it strong.

• QUESTION: Were wire wheels a factory option on an XJS Jaguar?

• ANSWER: Jaguar issued numerous bulletins about this. The wire wheels were NOT a factory option. Jaguar dealers installed them on the cars because they were attractive, and helped sell the car. It was a profitable move for the dealers. Jaguar Cars were very knowledgeable about wire wheels, and most of the early cars were built with the wire wheels on them, EXCEPT when it made the car too heavy, and they wanted to keep the car at a certain weight.

• QUESTION: Perhaps you can tell me which is proper. My E-Type was built 8 Sept 1966 but as it was first sold 20 Dec 1967 and is listed as a 67' on my title. Do I call it a 1966 or a 1967?

• ANSWER: The title that you receive from the DMV state the year that the car is sold. If the car enters into the US late in a year, then it usually is titled as the next year. They usually didn’t allow for the timing for the shipment across the globe. Depending on when the car arrived at the port, changes the date of the title, which will be a different date than your Heritage Certificate. Dealers in the US were allowed to carry over models if there were no significant changes and sell them as the following year-(no longer possible). As you have said, the car was built in 1966 but late in the year, so if you want to be totally proper you need to look at the Jaguar stated changes for 1967.

• 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!

Ten Tips On Buying A Collector Car

An Article by John Gunnell of Hagerty.com

Interest rates are rising, gas prices are soaring and unemployment figures have been bouncing like a ping-pong ball. As a result, the collector-car market has changed. Higher borrowing costs reduce credit purchases. Higher gas prices hurt the salability of V-8s. Higher unemployment means fewer buyers. Those who are willing and able to purchase a classic want more for their buck.
As a buyer, like-new condition is what you should look for, whether the car is “well-kept” or restored. You must learn to look past the shiny paint and 5-inch-deep wax and focus on 10 areas that reveal the real condition of the car.


The first thing to evaluate is the mechanicals. Most nice cars will start, but don’t take for granted that one will be running the same 10 minutes later. I once bought a nice car from a farmer 15 miles away that overheated halfway home. It had a bad head gasket. If the car smokes when you start it, don’t accept “All 350s have leaky valve guides.” I’ve seen smoky Chevy engines run fine for months but wind up having a cracked piston ring. Does the car have an aftermarket electronic ignition? These do increase performance, but they can also be used to cloak oil burning and over-rich carburetion.

If you notice such things, check further before buying the car. Check all gauges to make sure that temperature, charging rate and oil pressure are within factory guidelines. Check oil pressure when the car is fully warm, not cold.

  1. Road testing is a must. 

    It’ll tell you if the transmission shifts smoothly, the ride and handling characteristics are up to snuff, the rear axle is quiet, the tires track properly, the brakes function properly and so on. When you bring the car back, lift the hood and look for smoke, which indicates leaky fluids burning off. Let the car sit for a while and check underneath for drips or leaks. Make sure that all of the tires are the same size and brand and don’t have any obvious wear patterns.

  2. Panel Fit and Body Rust 

    Body panel fit is an important area to check. Carefully view all of the “gaps” around door, hood and trunk panels. Spacing should be uniform. Unmolested and well-restored cars will have nice, even openings on the top, bottom and both sides. Metal parts can also be attacked by corrosion. Check the frame cross members carefully, especially the rear one on older models. Frame side rails directly under the doors are prone to “tin worm” damage as well.

  3. Look Underneath 

    Raise the car on a lift and look at the underside of the body panels. Obvious rust usually means that even more rust is hidden from view. Look for oil thrown up on the floorboards above the rear axle “pumpkin.” Are there fluids running down any of the tires? If so, the brake system’s wheel cylinder (of that tire) is leaking.

  4. Let There Be Light

    Different light sources can reveal variations in paint quality. I recently had a fellow car club member check a car for me. He performed the check on a sunny day and noticed that the paint on the trunk lid didn’t match the finish on the fenders. “I wouldn’t have seen the difference on a cloudy day,” he told me. If possible, check out the car on different days and in both natural and artificial light. A great thing to take with you is a high-intensity mini flashlight.

  5. Shine On
    Most cars that you’ll consider purchasing will have nice shiny chrome, but will it stay that way? Chrome is applied in a series of coatings and there can be faults below the surface. These usually show up on the edges of a chrome piece or on the backside. Check the entire piece carefully and use an inspection mirror to view as much as you can of the non-plated side. You may see rust starting to form that will eventually spread and reach the surface.

  6. Under the Hood
    Although you aren’t likely to find out everything about the car’s history, you will be able to tell if there have been any major oil bursts or antifreeze disasters by looking at the underside of the hood. Also check spark plug wires, the battery for corrosion and acid leaks, and all fluid levels. If these things are OK and it looks clean under the hood, it’s a good bet that the car was maintained pretty well.

  7. Interior Motives

    Inside, the seats should match photos of original cars in books or sales literature. The sales catalog will often tell you the colors, materials and options available. Make sure a nice upholstery kit wasn’t fitted to a bad seat. Carefully checking the form and shape will indicate if springs and padding are correct. Are the seat springs rusty? An inspection mirror will let you view them. Does the seat slide back and forth? Your carpets should fit like a glove and the openings around seat frames, seat belt anchors and door pillars should have clean cuts, often with piping around the opening. Look carefully for moth or age damage. Carpets with such damage may look passable, but will fall apart when you brush or vacuum the floor of the car. Rubber weather stripping keeps out moisture, helps quiet the interior and seals door seams to prevent looseness and rattling. High-quality reproduction weather stripping is available for most cars, and good restorers won’t skip replacing bad weather stripping — even if it’s costly. Always check the weather stripping on the doors, trunk, removable hardtop or T-tops.

  8. No Shocks, Sherlock

    When buying a used collector, you have to play Sherlock Holmes. Get out an oversized magnifying glass and look for anything that doesn’t look like it should. Does the windshield have any cracks or chips? (They can sometimes be hard to see.) Do the outside rearview mirrors adjust like they should? Why is the radiator loose and sitting further back on one side? Does the radio tune accurately? Why doesn’t the glove-box door latch properly? How come the gas gauge doesn’t move? Anything that doesn’t look “just right” probably isn’t. If your car of interest has 15,000 parts, there are 15,000 potential questions to ask a seller.

  9. Ask Questions
    We know that you’re buying a car, but what else should be part of the deal? The answer to this question is between you and the seller of course, but remember that there are some items you’re probably going to want even if they don’t come with the car. Examples include the boot for the convertible top, the storage bag for the T-tops, the owner’s manual, factory or aftermarket repair manuals, a factory parts book, an extra set of keys and so on. These things are going to cost you extra to buy later at a swap meet or on eBay. The seller may have some of these in his or her garage and forget that they were stored. Ask and ye shall receive. Don’t ask and they’ll go into the waste basket later.

  10. Price Guides 

    There have always been used-car guides and old-car price guides, but with the advent of the Internet, immediate and reliable pricing is as close as your computer. NADAKelley Blue BookEdmund’s and Manheim Auctions’:The Gold Book all have easy-to-use pricing calculators that give trade-in and retail values (both dealer and private party) for cars in your zip code. Kelley Blue Book and Edmund’s don’t go back farther than the 1980s, however. 

    Dealers often point to disclaimers that state “other factors must be considered when gauging the value of a car.” One dealer recently lost my business after I got values from two sources linked to his own Web site. I pointed out that his “rock bottom” price was $600 higher than that shown in one of the guides he directed me to. It was $900 higher than the price in the other guide. He used the “other factors” defense, and I asked him what factors he was thinking about. Was it the neat patch on the convertible top, or the fact that the front and rear tires were of different brands and had different tread patterns? He wanted a premium price for a car that I’d have had to spend $1,000 more on.

The Wind-Up

The next time you buy a collector car, keep one rule in mind: You want to take it for a ride, but you don’t want to be taken for a ride. Be fussy, question every flaw you spot and stick to your guns on price.

John “Gunner” Gunnell is the automotive books editor at Krause Publications in Iola, Wis., and former editor of OLDCARS WEEKLY and OLDCARS PRICE GUIDE.

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 dust 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

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Cars and Coffee - Irvine • Gateway, Irvine, CA

Cars and Coffee is a weekly Saturday morning gathering in Irvine, California where hundreds of proud drivers congregate to kick tires and have a cup of coffee. There is something for everyone to enjoy; classics, exotics, concepts, hotrods, motorcycles and motor-sport. And it’s all free, minus the coffee of course.

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January 1-4, 2015

San Diego International Auto Show • San Diego Convention Center

Where the cars are the stars! The 2015 San Diego International Auto Show features a wide variety of new vehicles under one roof. The 2015-model vehicles showcase the newest levels of technology that enhance the driving experience, packaged in luxurious interiors and wrapped in cutting edge designs. Both new car and truck models from numerous manufacturers are featured, as well as the cars and trucks of tomorrow with concept vehicles from a number of manufacturers. When not captivated by the cars, show visitors can participate in exciting, fun new features, family entertainment, and interactive activities.

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January 8, 2015

Cars and Coffee • Blackhawk Automotive Museum • Danville, CA

On the First Sunday of every month, automotive enthusiasts gather in the parking lots of the Blackhawk Automotive Museum to share their vehicles and admire the other fabulous classics, exotics, rods and anything else with wheels and a motor. There is no fee for Cars & Coffee. Come when you want, leave when you want, but know that early arrivals do get the parking space they prefer. Also, the Museum opens at 9am on Cars & Coffee Sundays.

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January 8, 2015

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

With multiple world records set at last year’s internationally attended Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction, Bonhams is pleased to announce a very extensive and impressive foundation of early consignments for its fifth annual sale. Scheduled for Thursday, January 8th, 2015 at Bally’s Hotel & Casino on The Strip, Bonhams is now inviting consignments of important motorcycles to fill the limited spaces available alongside these great collections.

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January 8-10, 2015

Mid America Auctions Las Vegas Antique Motorcycle Auction
South Point Casino and Exhibit Hall, Las Vegas, NV

All Buyers, Sellers and Spectators are welcome to attend the Mecum MidAmerica 2015 Vintage Motorcycle Auction with an Exclusive Preview Party held Wednesday, January 7!

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January 10-18, 2015

Barrett-Jackson Auctions • WestWorld of Scottsdale • Scottsdale, AZ

The highlight of the BARRETT-JACKSON SCOTTSDALE AUCTION will be Ron Pratte’s world-renowned collection of 142 cars, trucks and motorcycles, as well as more than 1,500 pieces of automotive memorabilia. The collection includes the only remaining 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake and a striking 1954 Pontiac Bonneville Special Motorama concept car, one of only two designed by GM styling icon Harley Earl. The collection’s very rare 1950 GM Futurliner (one of only 12 ever built) will be auctioned off with 100-percent of the proceeds benefiting the Armed Forces Foundation. Other highlights of BARRETT-JACKSON SCOTTSDALE include the 1955 Chevy used in the counterculture-era cult classic film “Two-Lane Blacktop” starring James Taylor and The Beach Boys’ Dennis Wilson, and a 1952 Woodill Wildfire, the first complete fiberglass car ever available and the star of three films: “Johnny Dark” with Tony Curtis; “Written on the Wind” with Rock Hudson; and “Knock on Wood” with Danny Kaye. Viewers can also expect an incredible line-up of customs and Hot Rods, including a 1971 De Tomaso Pantera Ringbrothers Custom created in collaboration with Nike, and Jimmy Shine’s 1934 Ford Custom Pickup, considered by many to be a “turning point” Hot Rod of the 20th century.

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January 11, 2015

Arizona Concours d'Elegance • The Arizona Biltmore • Phoenix, AZ

The Arizona Concours d’Elegance opens Arizona’s famous collector-car week each year. Long envisioned by auto enthusiasts, it is now a reality. Modeled after such great events as Pebble Beach in California and Villa d’Este in Italy, the Arizona Concours d’Elegance brings together rare and valuable automobiles to compete in classes that range from vintage and classic to sports, racing and exotic. Concours d’Elegance translates from French as “competition of elegance.” Elegantly displayed on the lawns of the Frank Lloyd Wright inspired Arizona Biltmore, the Concours celebrates automotive design and engineering with top judges from around the country awarding class winners, as well as the coveted Best of Show.

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January 15, 2015

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

Held at the luxurious Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, the Bonhams Scottsdale Auction has quickly become a major highlight on the global vintage car auction calendar. We invite you to be a part of the 2015 Bonhams Scottsdale Auction on Thursday January 15th, where rare opportunities to acquire the world's finest motorcars await. We are most confident that we will have something truly exceptional to entice your automotive appetite.

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January 15-16, 2015

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

Since 2000, RM’s Arizona sale has kicked off the auction season with a stunning selection of automobiles. The auction has a long-standing tradition of being held at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed hotel, and the property’s timeless art-deco styling and oasis charm provide an ideal setting to present a selection of the world’s most desirable collector cars. Leading up to the sale, the grounds of the Biltmore serve as the backdrop to the newly minted Arizona Concours d’Elegance, making this event an ideal destination for enthusiasts looking to enjoy a week of classic car camaraderie.

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January 15-17, 2015

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 16-25th, 2015

Mecum Auctions • Osceola Heritage Park, Kissimmee, Florida

Don’t miss out on the largest selection of collector cars in the world! More than 3,000 classic, muscle and collector vehicles plus hundreds of pieces of automotive memorabilia are on the auction block during this exciting event.

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January 16 -17, 2015

Gooding & Company • Scottsdale Auction • Scottsdale, AZ

An ideal winter destination, Gooding & Company has brought a refined approach to the well-established and thriving marketplace of Scottsdale. Adjacent to the Fashion Square Mall and charming Old Town Scottsdale, Gooding & Company consistently offers collections that stand apart with stunning examples across many marques and eras. Beginning Wednesday, view the diverse high-quality assortment of vehicles up for auction, and connect with Gooding & Company’s top-notch staff and fellow collectors. Over the past six years, Gooding & Company has consistently achieved the highest individual sale of the Scottsdale auction week and, in 2013, presented the highest sale in Arizona Auction Week history.

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January 20-25, 2015

Cavallino Classic • Palm Beach, Florida

The Cavallino Classic continues its tradition of debuting newly restored or recently discovered barn-finds of significance to collectors. With base camp set at the iconic Breakers Hotel, exhibitors and show goers take part in road rallies, the Concorso d’Eleganza on the lawn at the Breakers, and the concluding Classic Sports Sunday at Mar-a-Lago.

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January 24-26, 2015

Ferrari Club of America • FCA at Daytona, Daytona, Florida

A fantastic opportunity to watch the race from the comfort and vantage point of the Champion Tower, with a weekend of fun, food and friends! Monday the FCA has the track! Yep, the famous Daytona track with the banking to blow your mind for an entire day!

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February 7, 2015

San Antonio Jaguar Club's 26th Annual Rallye to Luckenbach • Gruene, Texas

This is a JCNA Sanctioned time, speed, distance event.....NOT A RACE!!!! Rally will total approximately 100 miles and 2.5 hours. Trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be awarded to drivers and navigators AND our Famous “Stray Cat” prize for the last driver to arrive in Luckenbach. The Rallye route is on paved roads, some very narrow with many cattle; NO DRINKING AND DRIVING;There will be breaks during the rally, and fuel will be available at some of the checkpoints. JCNA rules will be used for scoring and ties will be permitted for JCNA results. Bring a watch, digital watch or stop watch and pencil!

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February 20-22, 2015

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

We invite you to join us over three spectacular days February 20, 21, & 22, 2015 as we commemorate the 9th Annual Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance. The Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance is the fastest growing Concours in the nation and the world's largest for charity. The Concours kicks off on Friday night with the duPont Registry™ Live Hangar Party. On Saturday night, we will have a Gala Dinner & Show so extraordinary that it will set the standards for all Gala events to come. Then on Sunday, the main event takes place, as an expert panel judges some of the finest automobiles and motorcycles ever built. From our very first Concours, the world-renowned Boca Raton Resort and Club has been the proud host of this prestigious event benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County.

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February 20-22, 2015

Keith McCormick's Collector Car Auctions • The Spa Resort Casino, Palm Springs, CA

There will be 580 cars in this auction...McCormick's Collector Car Auctions is a family owned and operated Classic Car Auction house based in Palm Springs, California who produces 2 large Classic Car Auctions per year in Palm Springs. The auctions are open to the general public and dealers are also welcome. Each event features over 500 Classic & Exotic cars. The events are held in February & November each year. The venue is The Spa Resort Casino in downtown Palm Springs, just steps away from many resorts, shopping and fine dining.

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February 23, 2015 (date subject to change)

Desert Classic Concours d’Elegance • Palm Springs, California

An annual celebration of beauty, art, design and engineering, this 2 day premier motorsports event culminates with the prestigious Concours d’Elegance. In addition to more than 250 classic cars, featuring the finest examples of automotive excellence, exhibit areas will include displays of other collectible items such as jewelry, watches and art. Visitors will enjoy fine food, beverages and music while viewing rarely seen automobiles, many from private collections and museums. The annual Desert Classic Concours d’Elegance will be held at the spectacular Desert Princess Country Club and the Doral Desert Princess Resort and Spa in Palm Springs, California.  Set on 385 acres in the center of the Palm Springs valley, the lush landscaping and world-class golf courses create a desert oasis for the invited automobiles. The Desert Classic Concours d’Elegance is a 501(c)(3), non-profit corporation. Net proceeds from the event will be donated each year to several charitable organizations in the Coachella Valley.

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March 12, 2015

Bonham's Amelia Island Auction • Fernandina Beach Golf Club • Amelia Island, FL

Bonhams Amelia Island Auction, scheduled to compliment the events of the world-renowned Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, is slated for March 12th, 2015 at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club. Set among the verdant splendor of sub-tropical Florida on the warm shores of the Atlantic, Fernandina Beach is, like the rest of Amelia Island, an easy and scenic drive from Jacksonville and its international airport.

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March 13, 2015

Gooding's Auctions • Amelia Island, Florida

Gooding & Company’s East Coast auction kicks off the prestigious Amelia Island weekend of collector events. Located at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation, a classic Southern resort, this venue caters to the enthusiast looking for a relaxed yet rewarding springtime getaway. Held on the Friday before the celebrated Concours d’Elegance, Gooding & Company’s auction showcases a curated lineup of cars, inviting spirited bidding in a comfortable setting. Since joining the Amelia Island experience in 2010, Gooding & Company’s auction has more than doubled, building its reputation as the premier East Coast collector car auction event.

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March 13-15, 2015

Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance The Ritz Carlton • Amelia Island, Florida

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 14, 2015

RM Auctions • Ritz-Carlton Hotel • Amelia Island, Florida

The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, perched on the sun-kissed coast of Northeastern Florida, provides a grand atmosphere for this well-established annual sale. This setting is surpassed in beauty only by the vehicles on offer, as the property’s stunning ocean-front lawns provide a spectacular backdrop for the auction cars, which comprise a superb mix of important and historic sports and racing cars and elegant coachbuilt classics. Since the inaugural Amelia Island auction in 1999, RM has been the principal sponsor and official auction house of the esteemed Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. This event honors a significant automobile personality each year and showcases unique and historic automobiles of all eras. 

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March 14-15, 2015

Jaguar Club of Central Arizona Concours & Slalom • Chandler, AZ

The concours will take place on March 14th, and once again be headquartered at the San Marcos Crown Plaza Golf Resort One N. San Marcos Place, Chandler, Az. 85225 Reservations $139.00 Single or Double...visit SanMarcosResort.Com or call 877-270-1393 for more info. The Slalom event will take place on March 15th at the West parking lot of Hamilton High School in Chandler, AZ at 10:00 AM.

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March 21, 2015

Jaguar Club of Florida Concours d'Elegance • Town Center, Celebration, FL

CELEBRATING 37 YEARS! The Jaguar Club of Florida (JCOF) was founded in 1977 by a small group of enthusiasts who had in common the love of ownership, operation and maintenance of the world’s most beautiful automobiles – Jaguars. From that modest start with a handful of participants, JCOF has grown to over 100 active members. JCOF is proudly affiliated with Jaguar Clubs of North America, Inc. (JCNA), an organization comprised of more than sixty clubs throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada.

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April 17-22, 2015 Copperstate 1000 • Phoenix, Arizona

Bell Lexus' Copperstate 1000 is one of the premier vintage car road rallies in North America. This annual event celebrates the automotive cultural legacy by featuring some of the finest working examples of vintage, sports, racing, classic and grand touring automobiles manufactured before the 1974 model year. 

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April 24-26, 2015

Concours d'Elegance of Texas • La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa, Montgomery, Texas

At the Concours d’Elegance of Texas, our mission is to showcase the finest examples of automotive art and engineering in an elegant setting, and the entire weekend supports three wonderful charitable organizations. It’s a weekend experience dedicated to striking and unusual vehicles, fine dining, and renewing old friendships - all served up with old-fashioned Texas hospitality.

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April 25, 2015

Worldwide Auctions Houston Classic • La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa, Montgomery, Texas

A world-class gathering of vintage motorcars and race cars in a spectacular resort setting.

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May 2-3, 2015

Keels & Wheels Concours d'EleganceLakewood Yacht Club, Seabrook, Texas

Keels & Wheels established itself among the nations top concours events while in pursuit of multiple goals. The goals include raising significant funds for the charities the show supports, $1 million so far, while producing the best possible event that would draw participants and spectators from every corner of the country and even Europe. Side benefits have included an economic impact of over $3.5 million each year on the local community while simultaneously raising national awareness of Seabrook.

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May 3, 2015

Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance • Beverly Hills, CA

Join us for the 6th annual Concours d’Elegance at historic Greystone Estate and mansion to view over 150 vintage automobiles & motorcycles on display, vendors in the mansion marketplace, gourmet food and beverages and more all included with admission.

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May 30-31, 2015

Greenwich Concours d ' Elegance • Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Greenwich, CT

Listed in 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, Greenwich is unique, in that it is actually two concours, back-to-back. Saturday's Concours Americana is exclusively for American makes, while Sunday's Concours International is exclusively for imported marques. The Greenwiched based 12-M Yacht Development Foundation will again have a modest display of former America's Cup 12-Meter yachts moored at the Delamar Hotel. Given good weather, they will engage in match racing during the weekend. Concours visitors will be able to view the yachts up close, and there will also be limited opportunities to sail on them. Classic motorcycles will also be on display. Young and old will enjoy trying out the display of "Virtual GT" driving simulators in the Automobile Magazine/Motor Trend pavilion. There will be galleries of automotive art and demonstrations, as well as displays of the very latest new cars such as Mercedes-Benz, Corvette, Lexus, Land Rover, Hyundai, Bentley, Ferrari, Maserati, Aston Martin, and Smart. In addition, the Greenwich Concours will also be the site of a major auction by Bonhams of significant collectors' cars and automobilia from the collections of several prominent collectors.

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June 13-14, 2015

The San Marino Motor Classic • Lacy Park, San Marino, CA

The San Marino Motor Classic is the premier regional automotive exhibition in the San Gabriel Valley and one of the premier concours-level exhibitions in Southern California. Concours d’Elegance (French literal translation, “competition of elegance”) competitions have existed since seventeenth century France and since the mid-20th century in America. Other notable American Concours d’Elegance shows include Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in northern California, Meadow Brook in Michigan, Amelia Island in Florida and the Louis Vuitton Classic in New York.

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June 28, 2015

The Art of the Car ConcoursKansas City, MO

The Art of the Car Concours, a benefit for the Kansas City Art Institute scholarship fund, features more than 200 vintage, classic and special interest vehicles, which includes cars, trucks, racing cars and motorcycles. Growing in popularity and stature among vintage and classic collectors, the Concours is unique for its size and scale in having no formal judging and no classes of vehicles. The intention is to provide a wide range of very high-quality, original, vintage vehicles in an eclectic, informal setting, without the pressure of traditional Concours events. For the first time, the event will display a select group of historic hot rods.

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Sept 8-15, 2015

The Sun Rally in Montana • Bozeman, Montana

Going To The Sun Rally is an exceptional rally. It has won the hearts of members who return year after year, because we travel through some of the most spectacular countryside in the world, and even more so because over the years we have become a family of friends. We are small and friendly, and our shared love for cars and wide open spaces, combined with our commitment to giving back to the communities we travel, is what makes this rally distinctive. Whether this will be your first trip with us, or your ninth, you’ll be a welcome contributor to an unforgettable event. What Going To The Sun Rally gives back in charitable donations is our way of helping and hoping that Montana will remain The Last Best Place.

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Sept 14-19, 2015

The Colorado Grand 1000 Tour through the Rockies • Colorado, USA

The Colorado Grand is an annual charity tour for 1960 and earlier sports and race cars of distinction. The event was founded in 1989 by Englewood automotive enthusiast Bob Sutherland. Every September at the peak of the fall color season approximately 85 vintage cars are driven in this relaxed, non-competitive event, covering 1,000 miles through the Rockies in five days. The tour attracts entrants from around the world and always includes several 1920′s and 1930′s cars. Typical makes include Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo, Bentley, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Maserati, Allard, and such exotic names as Amilcar, Cisitalia, Squire, Delahaye, and Talbot-Lago.

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