Concours d'Elegance - The best Jaguars at Pebble Beach

As the most elegant cars on the planet, it’s no surprise that Jaguars are king of the concours. We will be holding our own concours at Wroxall Abbey on July 1st, featuring some of the finest Jaguars from within the club, England’s Pebble Beach for the weekend, if you like!

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To get you in the mood for the Concours d’Wroxall we take a look at some of the most surprising moments from the Quail and Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach of recent years. 

Who can forget last year’s XK120 by Pininfarina? The stunning one-off Jag took 6,725 man-hours to complete and wowed the crowds and judges at the 2017 Concours. We got up close and personal with this winning Jaguar at the London Classic Car Show – read more HERE.

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An XK120 also stole the show in 2012 where the ‘Gable Grey’ 120 owned by none other than Clark Gable won Best in Class in the Postwar Sports Open category. Now in the possession of Jeff Lotman this car was painstakingly restored having been dismantled by a previous Texan owner and stored in boxes. This car was not only verified as one of Gable’s cars, but also reviewed by the man himself. The March 1950 issue of Road and Track featured a column by Gable where he told the story of trying to reach the car’s 135mph top speed on a dry riverbed – but only achieving a paltry 124mph! Read more HERE.

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Arguably the finest moment for the historians among us, came in 2010 when 12 of the original 16 Jaguar XK-SS’ were assembled to commemorate 75 years of Jaguar. One XK-SS is special enough, however to have three-quarters of the world’s population in one place is mind blowing. The cars were lined up by the coastal golf course for the most scenic pictures possible, and Autoblog were there to capture the iconic moment. Their pictures are astounding, check them out HERE.

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For fans of the older Jag, 2014 saw an SS100 Roadster take home a ribbon. And in 2015 the mighty SS Coupé bodied by Graber won as well. While they are among some of the eldest Jaguars to appear at Pebble, they do show how strong Jaguar’s presence can be at a concours. Take 2011 for example where Jaguar showed off the concept car of the day – the CX-75 as well as their entire 2012 Model Year Range and debuting a beautiful Red XKR-S. 

 

While we can’t promise a display of the calibre of Pebble Beach but we can confirm some fairly special Jaguars that will arrive at the concours, more on those soon…

For now take a look at our Summer Festival website and buy tickets HERE.

Additional photos by Sportscardigest, Singlelens.net

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If you want to dress your Jaguar up ready for concours season, take a look at our club shop by clicking HERE