Concours d'Elegance
 September 16, 2007 

Review by George Stephani & George Ellis

Annual JDCLI Concours d'Elegance Is a Huge Success

Centerport, L.I. -- Jaguar lovers were treated to a great display of classic "cats" in a superb setting on September 16 at the Jaguar Drivers Club of Long Island's 2007 Concours d'Elegance car show.  Held at the historic Vanderbilt Museum overlooking the shores of Long Island Sound in Centerport, the Sunday Jaguar Concours crowd shared the old estate's large, manicured lawn with the Porsche Club.  Jaguar of Huntington brought several cars to display, including an '08 XJ8 Vanden Plas, two '08 XKs, and a red '06 XKR.  At one point during the show, three sleek black Jag sports cars from three different generations were dramatically parked side by side.  On one side, Bernard Hoffman's beautiful 1952 XK120, on the other, Jonathan Sobel's immaculate 1970 XKE Series II OTS, and in the middle, a brand new XK8 convertible from Jaguar of Huntington.  A number of 100-point vintage Jaguars were on display at the Concours.  The Jaguar Drivers Club enjoyed superb weather for the show, which was carefully planned and expertly presented under the leadership of club president Laurence Campbell and his wife Janice, along with George and Lee Stephani and other club members, as listed below.  The club is eagerly looking forward to repeating this year's Concours success -- and of course the fine weather! -- in 2008.

The members who made the 2007 Concours d'Elegance possible include:
Laurence Campbell -- Club President and Judge
George Stephani -- Vice President, Concours Chairman and Judge
Joe Limongelli -- Master of Ceremonies and Judge
Janice Campbell -- Judge, Score Tally and Event Volunteer
Lee Stephani -- Membership, Registration Table, Judge and Score Tally
Rolf Schwagermann -- Judge, Registration Table and Treasurer
Carol Schwagermann -- Registration Table, Secretary
Arthur Guari -- Registration Table and Event Runner
Dean Yoder -- Registration Table and Score Tally
Jonathan Grimm -- Registration and Score Tally
Ed Marut -- Score Tally and Event Volunteer
Molly Mason -- Event Volunteer
Brian Campbell -- Snack Stand and Event Volunteer
Erickson Maala -- Snack Stand and Event Volunteer
Garrett Campbell -- Photographer and Event Volunteer
Ed LaGrassa -- Field Coordinator
Brian O'Keefe -- Chief Judge
Gerry Duff -- Judge
Steve and Charlotte Leoniak -- Judges
Richard Moores -- Judge
Barry Hayes -- Webmaster and Event Mailings

Link to event photos by Garrett Campbell
Link to event photos by Jack Wicks



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