Jaguar Club’s 46th Annual Concours d’Elegance

Vintage Jaguars and MGs in Vanderbilt Mansion courtyard
Photo by Mike Caroll

The Jaguar Drivers Club of Long Island will hold its 46th annual invitational 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.

No ticket purchase necessary. At the door, 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.

(Note: General admission includes estate-grounds access to the Memorial Wing natural-history and ethnographic-artifact galleries, Nursery Wing, Habitat Room, Hall of Fishes, Egyptian mummy and Stoll Wing animal-habitat dioramas. For a Mansion tour or a Planetarium show, add $6 per ticket.)

To register a car for the show, call Mike Carroll at 516-607-6074, or contact him at

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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