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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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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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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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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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.

A Word from the President

Spring is finally here with its sense of rebirth and new growth. Our first event of this Spring, just completed, was a trip to The Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve. The weather was good to us, with more than ample rain, followed on Sunday by bright but not brilliant sun providing for most Poppies to open
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