7th Annual Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance to feature Jaguar marque June 22-23

7th Annual Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance to feature Jaguar marque June 22-23

 1953 Jaguar C-Type

Michael Furman c/o Simeone Foundation in partnerewith the Delaware Valley Jaguar Club.

Mark your calendar for he 7th Annual Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum June 22-23

WHAT: The Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance, presented by nonprofit Cool Cars for Kids makes its seventh annual return to the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum on Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23, 2024. This year’s classic car exhibition and competition celebrates the iconic Jaguar.

WHY: Nonprofit Cool Car for Kids will benefit from the event’s proceeds in order to provide help and hope to children with rare genetic diagnoses and their families, and to support research that will identify the best possible treatments and cures. CCfK supports local and national charities, including The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

WHEN: Preview Gala: Sat., June 22 – 6-10 p.m.
Concours: Sun., June 23 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Sun., June 23 – time TBD

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

WHERE: Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
6825 Norwitch Drive
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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).

For information: www.philadelphiaconcours.com/
Concours nominations: www.philadelphiaconcours.com/concours-nomination
Corral registration: www.philadelphiaconcours.com/corralregistration
For Tickets: www.philadelphiaconcours.com/event-details/2024-philadelphia-concours-delegance

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.

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