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SAVE THE DATE: Philadelphia Concours d'Elegance June 22-23, 2024

The 7th Annual Philadelphia Concours d'Elegance

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum

6825 Norwitch Drive

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19153

Benefitting Cool Cars for Kids and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

FEATURED MARQUE: JAGUAR

AT A GLANCE:


WHAT:            

The 7th Annual Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance


WHEN:          

Preview Gala: Saturday, June 22 – 6-10 p.m.

Concours: Sunday, June 23 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Jaguar Panel Discussion: Sunday, June 23 – time TBD


WHO:              

Families, classic car enthusiasts, collectors, racers, one and all


WHERE:         

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum

6825 Norwitch Drive

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Additional information may be found at https://www.philadelphiaconcours.com/


Tickets may be purchased at https://www.philadelphiaconcours.com/event-details/2024-philadelphia-concours-delegance


Concours nominations: https://www.philadelphiaconcours.com/concours-nomination


Corral registration: https://www.philadelphiaconcours.com/corralregistration




The 1953 Jaguar C-Type, photographed by Michael Furman for the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, in partnership with the Delaware Valley Jaguar Club.


The C-Type Jaguar was developed from the production XK-120 Jaguar, which had shown great promise at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1950. The C-Type (for Competition) used the same twin cam, six-cylinder engine but with triple Weber carburetors, producing over 200 bhp. This, and with almost 1000 pounds removed, allowed the C-Type to win first time out in 1951 and repeated this achievement in 1953. 


The car in the Simeone Museum is chassis XKC 010 and was delivered in 1952 to Midwest Jaguar dealer Art Feuerbacher. It ran in a series of smaller races but its greatest performance was in the 1953 Sebring where it came in 3rd overall driven by Sherwood Johnston who that year won the drivers’ championship. It had a brief racing history thereafter until 1959 when purchased by Ohioan Art Seyler. He rebuilt the original engine, and later raced it between 1961 and 1965 in regional SCCA events bragging he had 30 straight finishes before they forced him to retire because of a broken axle. He raced it at Mid-Ohio against Ken Miles in a Cobra, Jim Hall in a Chaparral, all with the same engine. He drove to the VSCCA race at Watkins Glen in 1975, raced, and drove back (one of his favorite practices).

About Cool Cars for Kids:

Cool Cars for Kids, Inc. is a nonprofit organization based in Philadelphia, Pa. that brings together families of children with genetic conditions and classic car enthusiasts who share a common passion and appreciation for the one-of-a-kind. Funds raised from this unique partnership will directly forward its mission by supporting local and national charities – including The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia – to deliver care and support to children and families who struggle with the medical complexities associated with rare diagnoses. www.coolcarsforkids.org.



Contact:

Judy Stropus: 203-438-0501; cell 203-243-2438; jvstropus@gmail.com

John F. Xuereb: 610-520-6140 x202; cell 610-470-8066; jxuereb@alvare.com

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