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Kevin Gross – Catellus Engineering

I have been worried about the noises coming out of the transaxle on my Porsche 944 track car. Based on his excellent reputation, I decided to remove the transaxle and send it to Kevin Gross at Catellus Engineering for a rebuild. Note that the 944 uses a “transaxle” which is located at the rear of … Continue reading

Ernie and Elaine Nagamatsu

Recently I attended the Porsche Rennsport Reunion VI at Leguna Seca raceway. This is a multifaceted event, described in my blog post here. One aspect of the event is vintage racing. I have been to many vintage races and have always found the competitors in the pits to be most accommodating of the non racing … Continue reading

Lissie and Peter Shanahan

Carolina Jaguar Club members Lissie and Peter Shanahan attended their 2nd CJC Concours at Little Switzerland and had quite a successful weekend. Their 2007 XK took first in class honors at the Concours. I touched base with Peter after the judging to get his back story. Lissie and Peter have been members of the CJC … Continue reading

Dave Mathewson – Letting Go – 1962 E-Type

I received a call recently from a fellow who quickly explained that he had just sold his 1962 Jaguar E-Type. He wanted to give it one last tune-up and was having an issue with the mixture on the SU carburetors. We spent quite a while on the phone while I struggled to offer him some … Continue reading

Etype Wiper Motor Theory and Operation – By Dick Vandermeyden

Dick Vandermeyden of Palo Alto CA, recently deceased but fondly remembered, had an incredible amount of knowledge about Jaguar E-Types.  Following is an article he prepared for me many years ago.  It is the best discussion I have ever seen about how the wiper motor in a Series 1 E-Type operates.  Click on the following … Continue reading

Steve Chase’s Jaguar F-Type

The newest Jaguar at the CJC concours at Little Switzerland was Steve Chase’s 3 week old Jaguar F-Type.  As you may have guessed, I have a fondness for white cars and this one was no exception. I also really liked the coffee inserts in the front seats. This is a very sharp car. I let … Continue reading

Ron Gaertner’s XK-120: It’s a 10!

I had the pleasure recently of being able to photograph a wonderful Jaguar XK-120 belonging to Ron Gaertner.  Ron is a member of the Virginia Jaguar Club and always makes a point to attend our Carolina Jaguar Club concours at Little Switzerland in July.  Ron has always been very complementary of our show, which is … Continue reading

Book Review – Norman Dewis of Jaguar

NORMAN DEWIS OF JAGUAR – Developing the Legend By Paul Skilleter with Norman Dewis Paul Skilleter Books Hardback 570 Pages   I have had the great pleasure of reading the story of Norman Dewis’s legendary work with Jaguar. This incredible book runs over 550 pages and covers the life and times of Norman Dewis from … Continue reading

Dick Maury and Coventry West

I had a chance a few weeks back to be driving to the Atlanta airport to meet family members so I decided to leave early and drop by to see Dick Maury at Coventry West.  Many of you know Dick Maury as the past President of the JCNA.  Dick is also the manager of the … Continue reading

Remembering Jim Morton

I met Jim Morton through my association with the Carolina Jaguar Club.  I came to find that Jim had been a fan of Jaguars for years.  I joined the club in the early “aughts” when I acquired my first E-Type.  It is my unwritten rule for clubs that if you don’t volunteer for a job … Continue reading

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