[xk] C Type XKC034

Carl: some notes on the C type you mentioned. Terry Larson must have had
a hell of a job trying to verify the tangled histories of these few cars!
Regards, John Elmgreen

XKC 034
Fri, 2 Jan 1998 John, A fellow in our club just purchased XKC034. I will
get his name and details shortly.
See Jaguar Journal, May/Jun 01, page 12: big article on this car. Nicely
restored, owner George Missetzis, USA. Jun 2000: came in from England
having been restored there by John Wilkinson, and sent to Houston Texas.
Bought by George c 1998 from a well known and highly successful racer in
England who had owned and raced the car since the 1980s. 1984 - article in
Classic and Sports Car magazine by Mike McCarthy, interviewed then owner
John Harper. Various race crashes etc recorded in that article. Sold
originally to Hoffmans, New York in 1953 and said to have had an
undistinguished racing career until reduced to an incomplete pile of parts
(about half a car, said Harper) when purchased by Harper in the early
1970s. He did not get the chassis or ID plate at that time. Later, Harper
became involved in the restoration of XKC 015 and found (how, is not
explained) that 015 had been repaired with parts from 034. 015 was
acquired by Harper and the parts were enough to restore 034. He then went
on to race it successfully for a number of years. Regd MHP494 (UK).From: cbay@ghg.net (Cleo Bay Jr.) Subject: XKC034 and other Topics Date:

John Elmgreen: I purposely wanted to avoid starting up a controversy
surrounding the “real” XKC034. Needless to say, it was interesting to see
two XKC034’s at the same event. Tom Jaycox’ car had a posting that read
“Built up from remains,” and that is what I reported on my list. The other
“XKC034” owned by George Missetzis was shown as MHP494. As you point out,
both are “Built up from remains.”

Carl Hanson
1951 XK120 FHC #679012 (restoration undeway with lots of new parts!)
Bedford, MA

In a message dated 8/8/2001 6:37:35 AM Central Daylight Time,
CHansonjag@aol.com writes:

<< I purposely wanted to avoid starting up a controversy
surrounding the “real” XKC034. Needless to say, it was interesting to see
two XKC034’s at the same event. Tom Jaycox’ car had a posting that read
“Built up from remains,” and that is what I reported on my list. The other
“XKC034” owned by George Missetzis was shown as MHP494. As you point out,
both are “Built up from remains.” >>

I may be wrong but isn’t that the car that Mark Daniel’s use in the
restoration of 015 a while back?

Ron

Thomas James Jaycox .Sr- My Father- purchased - XKC-034- in 1975- Car was complete Rolling Chassis- and Complete Body panels on Chassis- Mark Daniels- restored -XKC-015- and used body panels- he thought were less restoration.Car Sold and remained in -Wisconsin- 10 more years- Ali Lugo purchased XKC-034- and sold to -Thomas James Jaycox Sr- I was witness to this purchase -8 years old and very interested in this Car- we have extensive detailed history 1975- to current 2020- ThomasJamesJaycoxJr-

Tom how’s your dad getting on, caught up with him out on long island years ago and more recently after he moved at lime rock
Terry Australia

May 20 , he is 80, & continues to represent the XKs with full respect to Jaguar, I can get his Email if you like,

Thanks love to get contact details email and tel number
Thanks terry

Hi Tom:

As a matter of interest, my wife and I attended the vintage races at Watkins Glen some years back and as I had to deliver a print to the director of the museum we pulled into the parking lot behind. There I found a C-type parked adjacent to the building. After examining it for several minutes and ascertaining, to my amateur eye anyway, that it was the real thing, I took some photos. A couple of weeks ago I was looking at those photos again and checking them against my copy of, “Jaguar C-type, D-type and Lightweight E-type Register”, discovered that they were of XKC 034.

Having corresponded with Terry Larson for many years with respect to C-types, D-types and XKSS Jaguars with Canadian histories I scanned the photos and forwarded them to him for his archives earlier this month.

Regards,

Chris Philips
www.racing-art.com