|Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jaguar Owners Club Inc., Los Angeles,
Would you believe it, Charlie Hallums, our beloved JOCLA CONCOURS CHAIRMAN, and CHIEF JUDGE is hanging up his clipboard, pencil collection, calculators, JCNA Rule Books, "JUDGES" Lanyards, JCNA Authenticity guides, and his collection of headache pain pills after a glorious multi-year career as our Chief Judge and Concours Chairman.
Charlie was our "go-to" guy for all those years, after volunteering when Frank Gauer, another dedicated Concours fanatic, finally stepped down from the same position after ten years. Charlie also conducted the required JCNA Judges Training School. Being the Concours Chairman/Chief Judge is no simple job as he had to keep up on the latest JCNA Rule changes, certified judges, organize the annual JOCLA and Inland Empire Concours, herd all the participants by class, and category. Thanks to Ed Sowell and his magic computer program of judging assignments, Charlie ran two Concours programs with gusto and bravado.
Frank Gauer had organized the Concours program after Bill Streitenburger finally relinquished control and really handed off a de-bugged, organized, and well-oiled program. Charlie just made it even better and we now have to thank him for polishing a successful program, well, we are not sure yet who will take over, we have two gentlemen who have come forward and we will be meeting with them both at Jags 'n Jam this month.
I also want to thank Ed Sowell, who I hope will stay on as our computer Wizard, for supporting both clubs with that magic program. As we come out of the Pandemic many Concours participants have been making their cars even more beautiful, authentic, and dazzling. The upcoming annual double Concours in Idyllwild will be just as good as ever, and knowing Charlie H. he will be showing his XJ SPORT or XKR and looking over the shoulder on our newly minted Concours Chairman and Chief Judge. I hope!
So, on behalf of the Members of the Jaguar Owners Club, we wish a collective THANK YOU AND A JOB WELL DONE!!! CHARLIE HALLUMS, you will be greatly missed!
President JOCLA, 2021
Southwest Regional Director
Chairman, JCNA Membership, and IJF Organizing Committees