[concours] Re: Concours Digest V1 #196

In a message dated 8/23/01 10:08:37 PM Central Daylight Time,
owner-concours-digest@jag-lovers.org writes:

<< ubject: Re: [concours] Moto Lita Steering Wheel

I don’t know how hard it is swap the wheel on a 150 but that waht I do on my
E-type. I really don’t like the feel and flimsines of the leather covered
original and prefer the Nardi. When I enter a Concours, I swap the wheel
when I get there, takes a couple of minutes…

Pascal
72 2+2 >>

I judged a few XKE’s in C6 at Franklin, broke my heart to have to take off 6
points for a “non authentic or wrapped steering wheel”, offered one guy that
I’d go judge another car and come back and give him time to take the wrapping
off, he declined. Another entrant had a Nardi Steering wheel, he did not
know what it was, otherwise beautifull Jaguars, each and every one of them.
It kills my soul to knock down a Jaguar that has been restored (mega bucks &
mega hours) for some stupid stuff.like the bonnet hinges on a Series 2 XKE
that were painted the body color, “They were that color when I bought the car
ten years ago”. Isn’t there some reference that people can refer to when
doing a $XXXXX restoration?? I personally don’t have that problem with
authenticy, our Jaguars are later models and all I have to do is keep them
clean. But I feel for the owner’s of C8 and earlier. Must be a chore keeping
everything “proper” on a pre-1970 Jaguar.

                                              David Nichols.

The wrap was probably there to cover up a cracked, worn etc steering wheel.
It’s silly to go that far on a car and leave the old chevy wrap on the
wheel… my S3 came with a cracked leather wheel that was wrapped… yuck…
it cost me $110 to get the leather changed.

Pascal

Yes it’s a chore but that’s what it’s all about! Having these cars as authentic
as when they were born. The person who elected to not unwrap his steering wheel
knew ahead of the concour that he would get a deduction, it is very explicit in
the rules.

Len Wheeler

Egan8@aol.com wrote:> In a message dated 8/23/01 10:08:37 PM Central Daylight Time,

owner-concours-digest@jag-lovers.org writes:

<< ubject: Re: [concours] Moto Lita Steering Wheel

I don’t know how hard it is swap the wheel on a 150 but that waht I do on my
E-type. I really don’t like the feel and flimsines of the leather covered
original and prefer the Nardi. When I enter a Concours, I swap the wheel
when I get there, takes a couple of minutes…

Pascal
72 2+2 >>

I judged a few XKE’s in C6 at Franklin, broke my heart to have to take off 6
points for a “non authentic or wrapped steering wheel”, offered one guy that
I’d go judge another car and come back and give him time to take the wrapping
off, he declined. Another entrant had a Nardi Steering wheel, he did not
know what it was, otherwise beautifull Jaguars, each and every one of them.
It kills my soul to knock down a Jaguar that has been restored (mega bucks &
mega hours) for some stupid stuff.like the bonnet hinges on a Series 2 XKE
that were painted the body color, “They were that color when I bought the car
ten years ago”. Isn’t there some reference that people can refer to when
doing a $XXXXX restoration?? I personally don’t have that problem with
authenticy, our Jaguars are later models and all I have to do is keep them
clean. But I feel for the owner’s of C8 and earlier. Must be a chore keeping
everything “proper” on a pre-1970 Jaguar.

                                              David Nichols.