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A Word from the President

Jim Friel  | Published on 6/21/2018

June is here, HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO ALL! It’s time to think of summer plans and for the second half of the year.

 

Our first event this June is the Automobile Driving Museum on the 9th in El Segundo.

 

This presents an opportunity to see some fabulous cars and perhaps drive a few.  It has been awhile since we have been to a Museum.

 

We are in Coucours Season with the next one in San Diego on July 14th.  This is a beautiful venue on San Diego Bay Speaking of Concours, our own show in May was very well attended.  Thanks to all who participated.  Just a reminder, but you do not need to be showing a car to enjoy attending a Concours.  The days are typically nice, the venues are enjoyable and the company is great! While we are talking about Concours, you may want to save the date of September 29th for the Inland Empire Concours in Idyllwild in the mountains above Palm Springs.  New this year, a Concours in Santa Fe, New Mexico on August 11th.  Santa Fe is16 hours away, but a lovely drive.  And Santa Fe is one of only a few unique small cities in the U.S.  The show will be right on the Plaza.

 

Most exciting of all, we must mention the upcoming International Jaguar Festival Oct.

 

31st to November4th.  in Santa Barbara There is a Concourse, of course, but this is a very special five day event.  This event is hosted by our Club and may not come this way again for a long time.  More information is in this Newsletter and more will be forthcoming.

 

But you do need to know that we are making excellent progress towards having all of the details in place, and that we are doing very well with people signing up, so you don’t want to wait too long to enroll if you are interested in attending.  We already have a group coming from Florida, are expecting several cars from England and our ads in the U.S.  have just started to appear.

 

Back to our normal monthly activities, on July 21st, we will visit Fort McArthur followed by a lunch at the Whale and Ale in Long Beach.

 

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is on August 26th.  This is a world famous event, in Monterey.

 

On September 16th, we will have the Mulholland Highway Steve McQueen Tour starting at the Capital Records Studio in Hollywood.  You have probably driven past this building hundreds of times wondering what was going on inside.  Well, here is your chance to get inside of this iconic building.

 

From there we will caravan our Jaguars to traverse the World Famous Mulholland Highway.

 

It will be a busy last half of 2018, with many fun, interesting, unusual events.  We hope you can join us for many of them.

 

One last item; in July we will begin the process of electing next year’s officers.  If you would like to serve on the Nomination Committee, or be on the Board, or an officer in the Club, please contact me, or any of the Board members.

 

Enjoy the 4th of July and all that summer has to offer.

 

Drive that Jaguar! Join us in Club events.

 

Jim Friel jfriel@fullerton.edu 909-597-6669