On October 17th, 2020, the Jaguar Association of Greater St. Louis held its 39th Concours d’Elegance. “Jaguars in the Country” took place on the grounds of the rural home of John & Emily Testrake. The old house was built in 1840, has wide open spaces, dedicated guest restrooms, and is in a quiet setting under the trees. The venue was an elegant escape for our show, and a safe environment during these COVID-19 challenges where everyone was able to stay socially distant.
The show represents JAGSL’s 59th year associated with Jaguar Clubs of North America (JCNA). We enthusiastically reported that we had 31 cars registered for the show of which 32 were in attendance with 26 cars judged, including 9 from out of the area. Jaguars on the field ranged from 1949 to 2016.
We are delighted that several of the judged cars earned very high scores – excellent progress toward a potential win at the JCNA Class Championships and a testament to the preparation that took place.
The weather was glorious for a second year in a row! On top of that, if attendees stayed at the Drury Plaza, they enjoyed a rally of sorts with a 35- mile meandering tour through the countryside before arriving. Immediately after the judging and tabulation was completed, awards were presented.
Thank you to our sponsors SNG Barratt, Welsh Enterprises, and Hagerty Insurance for sending tote bags and gift items for all the entrants. Most of all, thank you to our guests who attended and made the show such a success. Many came across several states to attend and we hope their visit to the St. Louis area was pleasant.
John Testrake, Co-chair
Lisa Hendrix, Co-chair
Jim Hendrix, Chief Judge
Christine Zerr, Chief Tabulator
Diana Schlueter, registration
Terry Carmack, Treasurer
Ben Hendrix, site planning/parking
Kelly Waite, parking
Chuck Renner, photography