“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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“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.

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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GREAT BRITISH SWAP MEET

The semi-annual Meet held its Spring session on Saturday, April 22 in Lake Forest. Unlike the Fall Meet, where everyone arrives in the dark, this time there was plenty of light to set up. We had a good number of sellers, both professional and individuals from as far away as Oregon and San Diego. Buyer
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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.

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Jaguar Fever, The story behind Ken Laymon’s stunning 1965 Etype FHC (Part I) I was a sophomore at San Bernardino High School with very little interest in cars when I saw my first ‘XKE’, a British Racing Green Coupe which was parked at a service station on E Street in San Bernardino with the Bonnet open. I had just found my first love. From that time forward, I lusted for one of those cars; my bedroom was covered with E Type photos and dealer brochures. I could often be found at the BMC dealer or a used car lot sitting in an E Type (they must have loved me). When I was a senior in high school, I met up with some guys that were going to the SCCA races at Riverside Raceway, this sounded like a cool place to see some E Types, it started a tradition that lasted several years where I attended every SCCA event at Riverside, an avid fan cheering on the Es in Class B.

REVealed: 1957 Jaguar XKSS

Join David Gooding on an exhilarating ride in one of the most iconic and legendary automobiles of all time! One of only 16 original examples of the road-going Jaguar XKSS, chassis 716 will be making its way to our auction block in Amelia Island on March 10. Don’t miss this true supercar roar to life!

December’s Video of the Month – The XKSS

Jaguar is building nine new XKSSs, the first time the model has been produced since 1957.