The Actual, Incredible, Poppy Blossom Tour Of April 9, 2017

By Creig Turner  What an awesome sight to behold, nine gorgeous Jaguars and one hideous Chrysler (with a 900 HP hemi under its hood, we were told) lining the street in front of my house on a beautiful Sunday morning just a few weeks ago. The mighty Jags were panting and ready to begin the
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QUEEN’S ENGLISH CAR SHOW AND BRUNCH

The following day, Sunday the 23rd, the annual Queen’s English Car Show was held at Woodley Park in Van Nuys. After a brutally hot Saturday, things cooled off a bit on Sunday but the shade was still welcome. As always, this event draws the numbers. In all over sixty (60!) Jags were on the field
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La Jolla Concourse

by Charley Anton The drive down to La Jolla was typical. It took about two hours and took in some ocean scenery.  We arrived to La Jolla Cove Suites just in time to get the last two spots for me. Dominic showed up just behind in his Jaguar E-type V-12 to get the last covered
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Lane Victory Ship Tour Gives Us A Workout!

On March 19 about twenty Members assembled to tour the Victory Ship “Lane” in San Pedro Harbor. Even before we got onboard the fireworks started. We were assembling in the parking lot when a group of about twenty hot cars and motorcycles steamed in, with the San Pedro Police hot on their tails. Seems there
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FESTIVAL OF WHALES – DANA POINT

By Mike Scroggie, President, Austin Healey Club of SoCal On March 11th and 12th, the Club returned to Dana Point for the 46th annual Festival of Whales. There, we had a two-day car show called the “British Invasion”. The JOC, along with the Austin Healey Club of SoCal, invited other British cars to attend, including
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First Annual LA Classic Car Show

The first annual LA Classic Car Show was held the weekend of January 27-29 at the LA Convention Center and the Club had an impressive display. Our booth was located just inside the main entry doors and in most cases ours were the first cars that the attendees saw. We had a full booth all
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JUDGES TRAINING SESSION ENJOYS BIG TURNOUT

On Saturday April 16 the Club held its annual Judges Training Session. The purpose of the event is to train and certify new judges for the Concours and to recertify existing judges for an additional three years. In recent times the JCNA regulations with regards to certified judges have become increasingly stringent and the Concours
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La Jolla Concours Report

British Sports cars/ETypes, 1961 – 74. I tough class with many entrants, Congratulations Stephen. Also IEJC President Mike Zavos took a third place in European Sports Cars. On the lighter side, Aubrey and Dominic Valvano of the Despite the threat (promise?) of inclement weather, this year’s La Jolla Concours went off without a hitch under
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SURF & TURF RALLY 2/20

by Tim McNiff (Austin Healey Club) As one of the February Club Events the Austin-Healey Association was invited to join the Jaguar Owner’s Club for their annual Surf and Turf Rally. I drove down to the Jaguar Training Center in Irvine arriving about 8:15 in time to join Mike and Kathy Scroggie in their BJ8,
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PETERSON MUSEUM TOUR AND BERGIN’S LUNCH

In January, the Club visited the newly revamped and reopened Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. The Museum, a mainstay in the LA automotive arena for years, has recently undergone a massive $120 million renovation which includes a dramatic modern-art façade. As we learned, the interior also got a professional makeover and many of the exhibits are now dramatically staged. The overall quality of the cars on exhibit has also been boosted.