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TAXMAN RACE REPORT—2022 WEATHERTECH INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE WITH BRIAN REDMAN

My 1964 Jaguar XKE Series 1 Coupe gave up the ghost at Road America in September of 2021.  The engine had seized up after only 4 laps of the first practice.  We had no other choice but to push it into the trailer and haul it down to Ray Barthrone’s R&R Motorsport in Benton, Illinois.  Ray is the son in law of Bill Terry and I’ve known Ray and his wife Ricki for more than 32 years.  They only work on race cars and their work is exceptional.

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judges-training2022The 2022 Judges Training event was held on Saturday April 14 at Hyman Ltd. classic car showroom.

Host Shawn Dugan was on hand representing Hyman Ltd. Shawn was gracious enough to give us a very interesting overview of the current classic car market and an update on Hyman Ltd.‘s activities.

Utilizing a PowerPoint presentation, Chief judge Jim Hendrix began the session with an overview and discussion of the many changes to the JCNA judging guide that have been implemented. He then led the group through the Judges Training Test administered to everyone in attendance.

Lunch was enjoyed in the presence of stunning classic cars in the Hyman showroom.

The group then reconvened for a detailed discussion focusing on the XJ-S Official Judging Guide. Three concours condition club member XJ-S cars were brought to the event.

 

Members in attendance were:

  • Jim Atkinson 2016 F-type
  • Terry Carmack 1995 XJ12
  • Todd Dillon 2002 XJS
  • Steve Gissy 1965 Etype
  • Kelly Waite 1976 XJ6C
  • Ben Hendrix 1984 XJ-S
  • Jim&Lisa Hendrix 2019 XJ
  • Bob Herold F-Type
  • John&Debbie Kenny
  • Thomas Lowe 2002 XJ-S
  • Terry Love
  • Ken McDade 2011 XJL
  • Gary&Diana Schlueter
  • Jim Simpson
  • John Sippel XK
  • Phil Taxman
  • Terry Zerr
  • John Testrake 2001 XJ8 VdP
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Always great seeing one of our own on the news. Great spotlight for It's Alive Automotive. Way to go Jeff Homsher and company!

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A milestone for the SS One Airline was participation in the Tour with a successful completion. On Thursday, Lisa and I successfully finished the 70+ mile Pebble Beach Tour! I am thrilled that we can report that the car ran great and finished with the end result being a Green Ribbon for the accomplishment. The significance of this is that the Tour completion represents a "tie breaker" in the class on Concours d'Elegance Sunday if another car that you tied with did not participate in or complete the Tour. There were several cars that were towed back. The route is a significant challenge for many old cars with hairpin turns, steep uphill/downhill grades, slow and highway speeds as well as traffic that is stop and go near the end. The stop and go resulted in several cars overheating. I am happy to report that our Airline ran with an average 70-75 degree temperature and consistent oil pressure. We had a very memorable experience!

 

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