“Project 8” cars on Saturday, August 12th, at Cars and Coffee in San Clemente

We have learned from Jaguar that they will be displaying one, and possibly two, of the brand new “Project 8” cars on Saturday at Cars and Coffee in San Clemente.  This is the very first time these cars have been seen in public!  The event is 7-9am at the San Clemente Outlet Mall, off I-5 freeway at the Vista Hermosa exit.


Good Morning, I want to thank all of you for joining us at the British Car Show this past Saturday. We had a great turn out and great responses from everyone and we hope you enjoyed your time. Thank you so much to the band – OC British Invaders – for keeping us entertained throughout
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Champion Class C2/120 Marco De La Barrera 1951 XK 120 1st place 99.05 C3/140 Bob and Diane Detro 1955 XK140 1st place 99.75 C4/150 David and Pattie Reed 1959 XK150 1st place 99.89 C4/150 Steve Kirby 1958 XK150 2nd place 99.59 C5/E1 Ken Laymon 1965 E-Type 1st place 99.90 C5/E1 Tom Krefetz 1966 E-Type 2nd
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AUCTION SPOTLIGHT 1964 E-type OTS at Mecum Monterey 2017

This 1964 E-Type has just completed a Show/Driver level restoration by Jaguar professionals at Classic Showcase. The XKE has been rotisserie-restored, and has received a new finish of Gunmetal Grey, complimented with a perfectly fit Red leather interior and convertible top done in the proper and correct materials by our upholstery department. The E-Type was
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Pit Stops Then and Now – This Month’s Video

This remarkable little 2 minute film contrasts a 1950 pit stop at Indy with a modern F1 stop. What a difference 60 years makes! This video is worth watching if just for the first 30 seconds with a pit worker desperately trying to remove a wheel knock off with a lead hammer. Wonder what that
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A Word from the President

Talking with our Jaguar Tales Editor, Kevin Easton, I learned that one of the frustrations of putting out 10 issues a year is looking for input from a regular contributor and/or input from the membership. Talking with individual members, I have heard many interesting stories about trips taken, incidents and encounters that have involved their
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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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By Gene Cohen, club historian A paint color known to just about every auto buff is British Racing Green. This storied color goes back to the very early days of international racing, 1902. International racing at that time had strict rules regarding the components, drivers and colors of the racing cars. The cars had to made
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Jaguar E-Type destroys AC Cobras at Goodwood Revival

JD Classics’ ace Chris Ward gets off to a bad start in the Goodwood Revival’s RAC TT Celebration in the low-drag Jaguar E-Type before eating up the opposition.  Ten minutes of great fun.