Inaugural International Jaguar Fest held in Scottsdale April 3

1935 SS1 Jaguar has spent 40 years in boxes; Now worth millions, according to the press release. (submitted photo)

1935 SS1 Jaguar has spent 40 years in boxes; Now worth millions, according to the press release. (submitted photo)

Attend the inaugural International Jaguar Festival, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, April 3 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort.

“Join us in the Jaguar life-style, free, open to the public. Visit the Cypress Courtyard of the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N. Scottsdale Rd., as it is decorated with the most quintessential and historic of British cars – the Jaguar,” stated Jaguar Club of Arizona President Robert Bronstein, in a press release. “This is a family Concours d’ Elegance show including some of the greatest racing cars ever built and cars of exquisite aerodynamic power and beauty.”

Hosted by the Jaguar Club of Central Arizona and the Jaguar Clubs of North American more than 350 car enthusiasts will gather to pay homage to some of the most unforgettable cars of all time. Assembled for the first International Jaguar Festival, representative examples of the astounding and remarkable car history of Jaguar will be displayed against the backdrop of our beautiful Sonoran desert.

1935 SS1 Jaguar has spent 40 years in boxes; Now worth millions, according to the press release. (submitted photo)

1935 SS1 Jaguar has spent 40 years in boxes; Now worth millions, according to the press release. (submitted photo)

Events include an international opening ceremony at 10:30 a.m. featuring UK, Canadian Consuls, Ambassador from Mexico and more; a judged car show for 66 North American Jaguar clubs; and a historical timeline of Jaguar cars from 1935-2017.

“Jaguar brand was founded in 1922 as the Swallow Sidecar Company,” stated timeline historian, Larry Maiorano, in the release. “Jaguar endured several ownership changes and is now part of the combined Jaguar Land Rover, the UK’s largest automotive manufacturing business. The company founder, Sir William Lyons, insisted that every car produced combine performance and beauty like no other. Jaguar’s reputation was enhanced around the world by its motorsport success in the 1950s, winning the Le Mans 24 Hours race no less than five times in that decade – twice with a C-Type, and then three times with a D-Type.”

Listen for the purr and then the growl, this is an event you will not want to miss. For more information visit http://www.jaguarfestival.com/.

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