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Jaguar Concours d’Elegance: See Beautiful Classic Cars at Vanderbilt Museum

The Jaguar Drivers Club of Long Island will hold its annual Concours d’Elegance, a show of vintage and modern automobiles, on the Great Lawn at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum overlooking Northport Bay on Sunday, September 8, from 11:00 to 4:00 pm.  Rain date: September 15. The Vanderbilt Museum is located at 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, N.Y. Proceeds will benefit Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center in Huntington.

Visitors pay only Museum general admission; no extra charge for the car show. Admission at door: Adults, $8; students/seniors (age 62 plus) with ID, $7; children 12 and under, $5. 

To register a car for the show, call Mike Carroll at 516-6076074 or email:macsl300@aol.com.

The show is open to British and selected international vehicles of all years, makes, and models. Two best-in-show trophies will be awarded to Jaguar owners – one for vintage 1996 and older cars, the other for modern models, 1997 and newer.

For more than three decades, the Vanderbilt Museum has honored William K. Vanderbilt II’s (1878-1944) automotive legacy by hosting classic-car shows on its grounds for more than three decades.

Mr. Vanderbilt, a pioneer race driver who competed in Europe, brought auto racing to the United States. He inaugurated the famous Vanderbilt Cup Races in 1904. That same year, he set a new land-speed record of 92.3 miles per hour in a Mercedes at a course in Florida. He also spurred the development of the American auto industry and built the prototype for the first toll road, the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway on Long Island.

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