Chuck's dad restored the slinky cat as a retirement project. Once it was done, he and Chuck then ran it in several vintage rallies, including the New England 1000, which they completed three times. As Chuck tells it, the good times came screeching to a halt when the car suffered flood damage in Houston, TX. The restorer they contracted afterward made life miserable for Chuck's dad, who began to seriously consider just selling the Jaguar.
In what he calls a "momentary lapse of reason," Chuck stepped in and bought the car from his dad in 2003. Since then, he's brought his sons into the fold, getting them hooked on the hobby as they turn vintage rallies, autocross events, car shows, and good old road trips into family affairs.
When Chuck made that decision to buy the car from his father and keep it in the family, it became more than just a car. It became an heirloom -- the kind of thing that brings family members together for generations to come.
It's simply beautiful, Chuck. Thanks for sharing it with us.
If you'd like to see your own ride featured here, simply upload photos of your ride into our Flickr group. We select one image to highlight each week day, and on the weekend let you vote for the RR of the Week. Detailed instructions can be found after the jump.
HOW TO SUBMIT TO RR OF THE DAY:
Create a Flickr account if you don't already have one. Search for and join the group called 'Autoblog RR of the Day'. Upload up to three photos of your ride to your own account at a size no larger than 450 pixels wide if possible and include as much information about it and yourself as possible. Even if your ride is sweet, it will not be chosen if there's not a lot of info accompanying it. Click on each photo and just above the picture it will say "Send to group". Click that and select the Autoblog group. You're done, that's it!