Jaguar Land Rover Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Kick-Off Party 2014

Attracting celebrities, top executives, and VIP guests to the world-class luxury destination (Pebble Beach Resorts) in Northern California, the 2014 Jaguar Land Rover Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Party was held on Thursday, August 13th, at the exclusive Beach & Tennis Club, overlooking the picturesque Stillwater Cove and famed Pebble Beach Golf Links.

Jaguar Land Rover World Premier at Pebble Beach

This upscale, invite-only event was not only the official kick-off party for the globally-renowned Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, it also acted as the world premier of three high performance cars from Jaguar Land Rover, including: the new 550hp Range Rover Sport SVR, Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7, and Jaguar Lightweight E-Type luxury sports cars.

Aside from the specially-invited guests and 35 global media members, in attendance at the elegant cocktail party were reality television stars, renowned celebs, media execs, fashionistas, and socialites, including: Comedian, actor, and auto enthusiast, Adam Carolla and his CarCast Co-Host,  Matt D’AndriaThe Real Housewives of New York cast member and Yummie Tummie creator, Heather ThomsonMillion Dollar Listing Los Angeles‘ luxury Realtors and cast members, Josh Altman, Heather Bilyeu, and Matt Altman, and Playboy magazine publishers, Matthew Mastrangelo and John Lumpkin.

Bravo Million Dollar Listing Josh Altman Matt Altman Jaguar Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

{Luxury Realtors and Stars of BRAVO TV Million Dollar Listing, Matt Altman & Josh Altman}

The President & CEO of Jaguar Land Rover North America (Joe Eberhardt), welcomed the VIP guests to the event prior to the Director of Design (Ian Callum) and Managing Director of Special Operations (John Edwards) taking the stage to introduce the global premier of the Range Rover Sport SVR and F-TYPE Project 7. Also highlighted at the spectacular event was the stunning, retro-inspired 2014 Lightweight E-Type luxury sports car.

Ian Callum and John Edwards Jaguar Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Party 2014

{Ian Callum, Director of Design & John Edwards, Managing Director of Special Operations for Jaguar Land Rover}

“The Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 and Range Rover Sport SVR are both from Special Vehicle Operations – the engineering and vehicle division of Special Operations – while the new Lightweight E-Type is the first recreation from the Special Operation Jaguar Heritage team.” [Source: InteractiveJaguar]

John Edwards Jaguar Land Rover Jaguar Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Party 2014

{John Edwards, Managing Director of Special Operations for Jaguar Land Rover}

“The Range Rover Sport SVR is the first Land Rover vehicle to wear the new high-performance SVR badge, and is the brands most dynamically focused vehicle Land Rover has ever produced. The Range Rover Sport SVR features a 550hp 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 162 mph* on track. Pricing for the Range Rover Sport SVR will start at $110,475**.” [Source: InteractiveJaguar]

Jaguar Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Party 2014 VIP Guests

Heather Bilyeu Bravo Million Dollar Listing Jaguar Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

{Luxury Realtor and Star of BRAVO TV Million Dollar Listing, Heather Bilyeu}

Jaguar F-Type Project 7 Jaguar Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Party 2014

{Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 Sports Car & 550hp Range Rover Sport SVR}

“The U.S. production version of the F-TYPE Project 7 is an all-aluminum, fully road-legal two-seater roadster with bespoke carbon-fiber aerodynamic aids and is the pinnacle of the F-TYPE range. Named to reflect 7 Jaguar overall wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, F-TYPE Project 7 is inspired by the D-Type automobile, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. The F-TYPE Project 7 will come to market with a starting price of $165,000*** and will be available in two standard color schemes – Glacier White, a metallic white which is the feature color for the model and Ultra Blue, a metallic take on French Racing Blue and the signature color of the Jaguar Land Rover SVO team. British Racing Green, Ultimate Black and Caldera Red will also be available as optional upgrades.” [Source: InteractiveJaguar]

Jaguar and Bremont Launch E-Type Wristwatch

Jaguar Lightweight E-Type Jaguar Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Party 2014

{Jaguar Lightweight E-Type Sports Car}

“The first recreation from the Special Operation Jaguar Heritage team, the prototype of the Lightweight E-Type, was hand-built by skilled Jaguar craftsmen in a new facility at Browns Lane in England. Six customer Lightweight E-Type vehicles will be built and each will be assigned one of the remaining chassis numbers originally allocated in 1963 to the intended 18-car ‘Special GT E-Type’ project, of which just 12 were built. In celebration of the recreated Lightweight E-Type vehicles, Jaguar has also furthered its relationship with the Bremont Watch Company. Bremont will create six bespoke ‘E-Type’ watches.” [Source: InteractiveJaguar]

Bremont Lightweight E-Type Jaguar Watch Jaguar Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Party 2014

{Bremont for Jaguar Lightweight E-Type Wristwatch}

At the event, Jaguar introduced its unique collaboration with the Bremont Watch Company by revealing a revolutionary, new wristwatch (that features the same metal that is used to produce the Jaguar Lightweight E-Type car). This specially-designed wristwatch is being offered to the six customers who purchase the extremely limited edition Lightweight E-type luxury sports cars, of which only 6 hand-built cars are being produced.

“The Lightweight E-type project is so special that we thought we really needed to create something which complemented the cars and, since most classic enthusiasts also tend to be horophiles, a wristwatch seemed to be the answer,” says Jaguar’s Director of Design, Ian Callum. [Source: Bremont]

Jaguar Land Rover’s Exciting New Collaborations

Over the past several years, Jaguar Land Rover has been making great strides by expanding into new consumer markets and modernizing their brand’s identity, through strategic partnerships (with sexy, envelope-pushing publications, such as Playboy) and out-of-the-box collaborations with notable figures in the entertainment, music, and fashion industries (with actors Gal Godot and Idris Elba, U.K. fashion designer Stella McCartney, and recording artists Wyclef Jean and Emeli Sandé).

The company recently announced its new FEEL XE social media campaign, which was created to engage and excite consumers about the launch of the new F-Type luxury sports car in the U.K. market.

Kay Sorensen and Natascha Wolber Jaguar Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Party 2014

{Kay Sorensen, Concours d’Elegance Sponsor Relations Manager & Natascha Wolber, Jaguar Land Rover North America National Events Manager }

“Multi-platinum, British singer songwriter Emeli Sandé will create the first FEEL XE project. Emeli and Jaguar are looking to the public for inspiration as Emeli begins to write a FEEL XE song about the feeling of exhilaration to support the reveal of the Jaguar XE. In order to secure inspiration, Emeli and Jaguar will ask the public ‘What makes you feel Exhilarated?’

Using #FEELXE the public can share words, pictures, sounds and films with Emeli through social media (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) that express what makes them feel exhilarated. As exhilaration can mean many different things to many different people, Emeli and Jaguar are expecting a diverse range of submissions.”  [Source: JaguarUSA]

Jaguar F-Type Project 7 Debut Jaguar Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Party 2014

{Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7}

“Renowned British designer Stella McCartney, whose FEEL XE project will follow Emeli’s, said, ‘I’m passionate about British design and innovation. I’m proud to be involved in the Jaguar FEEL XE campaign and look forward to this exciting partnership.’

Between now and September 8 the public can see how Emeli Sandé is being inspired by the social media community on Jaguar’s Facebook page via exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and interviews. Further FEEL XE projects involving Stella McCartney and Idris Elba will be announced during the course of the campaign.” [Source: JaguarUSA]

Over the next year we will continue to see more exciting developments between the company and other leading brands and individuals. Stay tuned for more amazing things to come.

Jaguar Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Party 2014 Social Scene

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