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JAG 2017 Show and Shine – Gilroy, CA

On Sunday, August 27th, JAG will be holding a Show and Shine Car Show at Kirigin Cellars, Gilroy, CA. The show will commence with a drive from Los Gatos along some of the lesser known back roads of Los Gatos, Morgan Hill ending at Kirigin Cellars. JAG will have a private area on grass to park and show our fine cars. Kirigin Cellars is a fine location as there is generous space for parking and for socializing on their beautifully flowering terraces and large event room. There will be a sandwich and salad lunch, wine tasting, music, space to socialize, awards and of course lots of shining Jaguars of all vintages. There will be an opportunity to purchase Kirigin Cellars fine wines at discount. The costs will be $35 per head for food. The Jaguars eat for free. We will […]

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1999 Jaguar XK8 meets the need for a smoother sports car

I’ve always loved sports cars. I think I got the bug back when I was a young kid growing up in the Richmond district of San Francisco. This was in the 1950s when they would have sports car races through Golden Gate Park. My dad would take me to these sanctioned races, which were held on weekends. I especially remember the MG TDs, Porsches and Allards. But by far the most impressive to me were the Jaguar XK120s, which were the hottest cars out there. As I grew older and started driving, I was drawn to European sports cars. The first two that I owned were used Triumphs, which were all that I could afford at the time. What I really lusted after, though, was one of the Jaguar XK120s that I had fallen in love with at Golden Gate […]