[xj] Re: [concours] and the winners are

Good work, Gregory! Well deserved!

Cheers,
Loudon-
85 VdP6, Josephine, 77K miles
86 VdP12, Gypsy, 114K kms

At 22:21 -0500 11.12.01, Jtestrake@aol.com wrote:>So the results are in and our own Gregory Andrachuk, writer of “Jagcare”,

Jaguar expert, and general all around nice guy, wins the First place trophy
in the 2001 International JCNA Concours d’Elegance class 12, Champion
Division (Ser III XJ Saloons) with his 88XJ12.

Jtestrake@aol.com wrote:

So the results are in and our own Gregory Andrachuk, writer of “Jagcare”,
Jaguar expert, and general all around nice guy, wins the First place
trophy
in the 2001 International JCNA Concours d’Elegance class 12, Champion
Division (Ser III XJ Saloons) with his 88XJ12. Congratulations Gregory.
John Testrake
St. Louis, USA

HEAR HEAR.

Having just spent Saturday morning at a Corvette Concours with my friend
who helps me with the Jaguar, I now realize just how much work and
dedication goes into preparing a car for this level of competition. He
has spent the last few years working and spending money on a '69 427
'vette. The car looks perfect BUT not according to the judges when they
got through with it. Seven judges descended on the car at the same time.
Two in the engine compartment, two underneath, two crawling around
inside and one going over every square inch of paint. If he was trying
to cross a border and suspected of caring drugs these Judges would not
have scrutinized the car any harder.

A factory inspection tag on the front spring was too close to the upper
part of the spring than the factory usually put it. The Grade 8 bolts
holding the drive shafts were not the original Grade 5’s from the
factory. The paint was too shiny and had a few metal flakes in it,
unlike the color for that year. The alternator did not have the
inspection dot that was put on at the factory. The list goes on.

When it was over, he had lost a few points but the starting score is so
high that he still won. This was his third sanctioned concours of the
year so he won the ‘Triple Crown’. I told him that if his Mom was
standing next to him telling the Judges he was her son they would have
come up with enough to prove he was not original.

If Jaguar judging is anywhere as tough as this was, my hat goes off to
our accomplished list members. These are fine cars and people who show
them really take their care to a higher level. Congratulations!!!

Now that he’s done with his car maybe he’ll work on mine.

BTW the Corvette is now For Sale.

Michael Rothman

The question is did he ever enjoy driving it?

Michael Rothman wrote:> Jtestrake@aol.com wrote:

So the results are in and our own Gregory Andrachuk, writer of “Jagcare”,
Jaguar expert, and general all around nice guy, wins the First place
trophy
in the 2001 International JCNA Concours d’Elegance class 12, Champion
Division (Ser III XJ Saloons) with his 88XJ12. Congratulations Gregory.
John Testrake
St. Louis, USA

HEAR HEAR.

Having just spent Saturday morning at a Corvette Concours with my friend
who helps me with the Jaguar, I now realize just how much work and
dedication goes into preparing a car for this level of competition. He
has spent the last few years working and spending money on a '69 427
'vette. The car looks perfect BUT not according to the judges when they
got through with it. Seven judges descended on the car at the same time.
Two in the engine compartment, two underneath, two crawling around
inside and one going over every square inch of paint. If he was trying
to cross a border and suspected of caring drugs these Judges would not
have scrutinized the car any harder.

A factory inspection tag on the front spring was too close to the upper
part of the spring than the factory usually put it. The Grade 8 bolts
holding the drive shafts were not the original Grade 5’s from the
factory. The paint was too shiny and had a few metal flakes in it,
unlike the color for that year. The alternator did not have the
inspection dot that was put on at the factory. The list goes on.

When it was over, he had lost a few points but the starting score is so
high that he still won. This was his third sanctioned concours of the
year so he won the ‘Triple Crown’. I told him that if his Mom was
standing next to him telling the Judges he was her son they would have
come up with enough to prove he was not original.

If Jaguar judging is anywhere as tough as this was, my hat goes off to
our accomplished list members. These are fine cars and people who show
them really take their care to a higher level. Congratulations!!!

Now that he’s done with his car maybe he’ll work on mine.

BTW the Corvette is now For Sale.

Michael Rothman