Our 2017 ‘Head for the Mountains’ concours was a resounding success. The weather added to the excitement – will the rain hold off; will it be dry enough to park on the grass, etc. – and, in the end, everything worked out. A huge thank you to Ed Howie, chief judge, and concours co-chairs, David and Rhonda Ballard and all the volunteers for a great concours.

I also want to thank our sponsors, Jaguar of Charlotte, Jaguar of Asheville, Jaguar South, XK’s Unlimited, Welsh Enterprises, SNG Barratt, and MotorCarTrader.com.

Our concours enjoyed the support of other JCNA clubs with members from Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, Ontario, Canada, and Tennessee. We appreciate their participation and look forward to their return next year.

The Silent Auction was another huge success headed once again by Jamie Lovello. Our treasurer, Mike Smale, emailed me that $2,812.49 was raised so far. Jamie announced that this was her last year in charge of the Silent Auction. We appreciate the years that Jamie has run the auction. She has established it as a trademark of the concours that we all look forward to. Thankfully, CJC members, Barbara Caudill and Colleen Lloyd-Roberts, will take Jamie’s place. Please note that it takes two people to replace Jamie.

Bill and Margaret Bingham created an extensive memory board, celebrating 25 years of events – car shows, trips, social events – from 1992 – 2017, that was on display in the main lodge. Over the next few months, Bill is providing excerpts from past club reports in our newsletter. I look forward to reading them.

If you look at the list of 2017 Officers and Committee Chairs to the right of this letter, you’ll see a new name listed – Richard Lloyd-Roberts, Webmaster. Richard used his considerable talents to create a stunning awards presentation slideshow exhibited during the awards banquet. During the concours, Richard was busy posting activities and highlights on the club’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. In fact, if you were unable to attend the concours, if you go onto our Facebook page, you can relive the day-by-day activities and antics.

At the concours, we welcomed the visit of long-time members, Jerry and Mary Turner, who moved to Florida two years ago. They are long-time members of our club – much loved and much missed. It was so good to see them and meet their extended family.

Congratulations to following CJC members who showed and placed at our concours:

Lawrence Baxter, 1st place, Class S3 Rep, with his 2017 XKSS

Steven Chase, 1st place, Class S2 modified, with his 1964 S1 XKE

Skip & Judy Meyers, 3rd place, Class S2 modified, with their 1999 XK8

Ray & Anne Hargreaves, 1st place, class D8 with their 1991 XJS

Gary Dodson, 1st place, Class D3, with his

1968 S1.5-2 XKE

Mike & Rosemary Smale, 2nd place, Class D11, with their 2008 XKR

Richard & Colleen Lloyd-Roberts, 1st place, Class D11, with their 2009 XK FHC

Scott DuFour, 1st place, Class D10, with his 2006 XK8 Victory Edition

Ferman & Joana Wardell, 1st place, Class C7, with their 1971 SIII XKE FHC

William & Irene Denning, 1st place, Class C5, with their 1965 SI XKE

William & Mary Sihler, 1st place, Class C19, with their 2011 XKR

Ted Hill, 1st place, Class C14, with his 2004 XKR Portfolio

Steve & Mary Ann Thomas, 1st place, Class C12, with their 1988 XJ-SC

Mike & Ann Rhyne, 2nd place, Class C14, with their 2003 XKR

A good time was had by all. See you next month.


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