GNCCS 2019 Report


The Great North Classic Car Show

This year I was asked by Guy Loveridge and Clive Dickinson to invite Jaguar and Daimler owners to the Great North Classic Car Show for an “Xclusively Jaguar” display of cars.
Space was at a premium, so I was allowed a maximum of 20 cars, to include 10 entries for the “Xclusively Jaguar Diamond Jubilee Mark 2 Concours d’Elegance”.
We all enjoyed it very much as there were some interesting cars from all marques and all ages in a pleasant setting with excellent facilities. The venue is used for weddings, so there is a very large upmarket, well-appointed, permanent marquee and a country pub all on-site.

 

This year there was the opportunity to visit the Aston Martin and Morgan workshops, also onsite, and a car and automobilia auction on the day, followed by a gala dinner in the evening, with very good food.

 

Xclusively Jaguar Diamond Jubilee Mark 2 Concours d’Elegance – 3rd place, Ernie Hill
Xclusively Jaguar Diamond Jubilee Mark 2 Concours d’Elegance – 2nd place
Winner of the Mark 2 Concours d’Elegance was Richard Butterfield’s TT Garages Mark 2 ex-demonstrator, brought to the show by his brother, David.
 

Winner of the Xclusively Jaguar Diamond Jubilee Mark 2 Concours d’Elegance receives his award from former Top Gear presenter, Steve Berry, who presented all the prizes and also provided some of the evening’s entertainment.

The Mark 2 Concours d’Elegance were judged by Rob Jenner and myself and I was invited to present the prizes for the Xclusively Jaguar Diamond Jubilee Mark 2 Concours d’Elegance, along with Steve Berry.

 

I have now been given preliminary details of the show for next year which will fall on the 4th of July 2020. If this is something that interests you, please contact me by phone or email.  Entries will be limited in number and places will be issued in order of receipt.

The show is a fairly new one, and is held near to the Beamish museum, Newcastle, so you may wish to make a weekend of it and visit the museum before or after the day of the show.

Entry will be open to all Jaguar/Daimler clubs.

For more information, please contact Letitia@exclusively-jaguar.co.uk or phone 07836 687898