[concours] Driven v Non-Driven

Here in England, we do drive cars to shows, though the distances may not be
vast.

Typically return mileage of about 550 miles, worst possible case 850 miles.

But then our rules are different to yours.

For instance, many ‘fully restored concours’ cars would get zilch , no
Patina, no credance and no history. You do not expect 25 yr old cars to have
brand new leather!!!.

We do have trailer cars of course, but these are normally kept in
airconditioned, secure darkened environments, and are shipped from show to
show. These cars are owned more by investors than enthusiasts.

Many of the JDHT museum cars (Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust) are driven to
and from shows and events, a few very very rare ones are trailered. Even 9600
HP (first e-type), is driven. The museum reckons cars last better driven.

What really loses marks here are non-matching serial numbers, or non original
items, with certain exceptions (EG seat belts, and upgraded servos on series
I e-types).

I don’t show cars, but do attend a few of the competitions, and not
specifically Jaguar either.

Oh mind you, the Tractor and Traction engine classes do tend to trailer their
vehicles, as do those who show stationary engines. :wink:

happy showing

David

I was surprised to see in the latest issue of “Practical Classics” the very
last E-type (HDU 555N?) being “restored”. It was having new metal welded
into the boot floor. Obviously this is one museum car that has seen road
service. Bravo!

Daniel-----Original Message-----
From: DLow358075@aol.com [mailto:DLow358075@aol.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2000 3:57 AM
To: concours@jag-lovers.org
Subject: [concours] Driven v Non-Driven

Here in England, we do drive cars to shows, though the distances may not be
vast.

Typically return mileage of about 550 miles, worst possible case 850 miles.

But then our rules are different to yours.

For instance, many ‘fully restored concours’ cars would get zilch , no
Patina, no credance and no history. You do not expect 25 yr old cars to have

brand new leather!!!.

We do have trailer cars of course, but these are normally kept in
airconditioned, secure darkened environments, and are shipped from show to
show. These cars are owned more by investors than enthusiasts.

Many of the JDHT museum cars (Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust) are driven to
and from shows and events, a few very very rare ones are trailered. Even
9600
HP (first e-type), is driven. The museum reckons cars last better driven.

What really loses marks here are non-matching serial numbers, or non
original
items, with certain exceptions (EG seat belts, and upgraded servos on series

I e-types).

I don’t show cars, but do attend a few of the competitions, and not
specifically Jaguar either.

Oh mind you, the Tractor and Traction engine classes do tend to trailer
their
vehicles, as do those who show stationary engines. :wink:

happy showing

David

Forwarded by concours admin: Non-member submission from [“Walker, John JR
SSI-GROO” <@Walker_JR_John_at_MS>]

Mike wrote: “For me, that adds to the adventure and the challenge. It is
also very good for the car, because you sure look after your maintenance
items well if you have to trust it.”
+++++++++++++++++++
And it adds to your sense of accomplishment. :slight_smile:

Regards, John Walker

In a message dated 10/4/00 4:51:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
JW202035@MSXSSC.SHELL.COM writes:

<< And it adds to your sense of accomplishment. :slight_smile:

Regards, John Walker

Big Roger That!

Regards, Mike Moore