Drivers class

This will be the third year of JCNA concours for me. I have a pristine
late 82 xj6 on which much attention has been lavished. It has twice placed
“first in class” in D6 with scores of 9.94 and 9.97. It is a car in
regular use (a 1200 mile trip last month). My question is: what
EXACTLY constitutes a “driver”, and how does a car in regular use
compete in the championship class adequately against cars trailered to
shows? I would appreciate any comments.

                                    Gregory Andrachuk
                                    Victoria, Canada

Does anyone else think it somewhat strange that next year the
“WESTERN STATES” JCNA conours will be in Canada’s westernmost PROVINCE?
While I fully understand the historical origins of designations like
“Western States”, now that the JCNA is trying hard to TRULY be
Jaguar Clubs of NORTH AMERICA, and encompassing clubs in Mexico and Canada as w
ell as the US, is it not perhaps time to end the US-centric terminology?
How about something simpler and not offensive to national pride, such as
“Western Division”? Comments?

7/14/97

Hi Gregory & all – I encourage you to go for CHAMPIONSHIP with the scores
you’ve been getting in DRIVEN – you need a clean engine bay & boot; other
standards are the same. I’ve always showed 792817 BW, my original Mk IX,
in CHAMPIONSHIP – scores since 2/89 in Class 8, big saloons, have ranged
from 89.22 to 99.21 depending on my clean/detail efforts and judges’
biases. This year, showing in Class 18, Preservation (created for cars
like mine) – 1st was Reno NV 6/14/97, 1st, 94.66; 2nd will be Lafayette CA
on 20 July – ?? Larry Martz**********
This will be the third year of JCNA concours for me. I have a pristine
late 82 xj6 on which much attention has been lavished. It has twice placed
“first in class” in D6 with scores of 9.94 and 9.97. It is a car in
regular use (a 1200 mile trip last month). My question is: what
EXACTLY constitutes a “driver”, and how does a car in regular use
compete in the championship class adequately against cars trailered to
shows? I would appreciate any comments.

                                    Gregory Andrachuk
                                    Victoria, Canada

Does anyone else think it somewhat strange that next year the
“WESTERN STATES” JCNA conours will be in Canada’s westernmost PROVINCE?
While I fully understand the historical origins of designations like
“Western States”, now that the JCNA is trying hard to TRULY be
Jaguar Clubs of NORTH AMERICA, and encompassing clubs in Mexico and Canada as w
ell as the US, is it not perhaps time to end the US-centric terminology?
How about something simpler and not offensive to national pride, such as
“Western Division”? Comments?

Larry: thanks very much for the response about the championship and
driver classes. Your car sounds as though it must be wonderful! The
real challenge is to better your own performance each year, isn’t it, since you

have no control over the biases and eyesight of the judges. I know that
between my 9.97 score and the 9.94 score of the following year, I spent
over $5000 in cosmetic improvements!!! The judge said my windows were
dirty (they were NOT!) and deducted points for the wheels (which were NEW,
so any defects were original). I guess you have to be stoical and
philosophical about this. To top it off, last year they made a mistake adding
my score, so at the awards banquet I was announced in 4th place instead
of 1st! Clearly my car was the best prepared, and it was a month later that
the score sheet came to me so that I could verify that they had deducted
60 points instead of 6!!! All was sorted out, but this simply should
not happen. It is very discouraging. The worst part is that the awards night, t
he
judges did not even think the scores strange! Perhaps a polaroid photo of the
cars should be attached to the score sheet so that obvious errors, such as
a first place car turning up in 4th place could be eliminated. Surely a judge,
on seeing a photocould remember a relative placing of the car. It would also
be very good to be able to speak to judges AFTER the scores are in, to see
what they would recommend for improving the showing, NOT to argue with them.
It seems that this opportunity is missing. Thanks again for the answer.

                                            Gregory Andrachuk