Monterey 2017

by Paul McNabb Photography by Julia Yelvington I headed to the Monterey peninsula for the 12th time in the last 13 years, this time with my grand-daughter handling photographic duties. We visited four auctions, the vintage racing at Laguna Seca, the Tour d’Elegance and of course the big show, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Here
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“Dick” Richard Brinton Mila’ de la Roca July 7, 1937 – May 26, 2017

Born to Marcos and Florence Mila’ de la Roca in Toledo, Ohio.  He was the middle child with an older brother, John (deceased) and a younger sister, Carmen (in Oregon).  For those who might be curious, the last name means “Falcon of the Rock”.  Old Castilian Spanish from Spain.  The family was awarded the name
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JAGS TAKE 3 OF 5 AWARDS AT BRITISH CAR SHOW!

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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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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HISTORIAN’S CORNER – COLORS AND ICONS

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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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Jaguar Fever,  The story behind Ken Laymon’s stunning 1965 Etype FHC (Part II) After completion drive train, the time had come to fix the rebar holes, it was not until this time that I discovered that my car was a rust bucket, beauty was really only skin deep! I decided to send it out for
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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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DRIVING THE V-12 E AND F TYPE

I have been driving my 1971 V12 E type for 30 years and a modern F type for 3 years. Here are some thoughts about each. I consider both cars to be more of a refined GT than raw sports car. Both have power steering, disc brakes, air conditioning, good radios, comfortable seats with plenty of room for the driver and passenger. The E has a fairly useless back seat while the F has no back seat. Both cars are coupes and have very useful storage space when needed. Finally, both cars have been totally reliable and neither has ever left me in need of a tow truck on the road. Note that the E has been totally overhauled at Steve’s Jaguar.

DO YOU KNOW BOGART’S XK120?

Recently the Club was contacted by a Belgian currently living in LA, Micheil LaFluer. He is helping a friend of his back home in their efforts to prove that an XK120 that the friend owns was originally purchased by Humphrey Bogart. The chassis number is 670366, which is a LHD car produced in June, 1950.
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HISTORIAN’S CORNER – WHAT IS IN A NAME?

By Gene Cohen “That which we call a Jaguar. By any other name would smell as sweet” Car names come in all kinds of configurations with letters, numbers, names of places, animals or people and some completely made up with the help of an advertising agency. Jaguar has a unique naming history with many interesting stories
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