Enclosed in the luxurious, leather-upholstered interior of a vintage Jaguar C-Type with the wind in your hair, it’s easy to imagine that you’re handling the curves along the road to
St. Lucia’s magnificent Jade Mountain resort instead of arrow-straight Metcalf on your way to Olive Garden. Get in touch with your inner
David Niven from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today as proud area Jaguar owners display their prize British steel at the Heart of America Jaguar Club’s 2011 Concours d’Elegance, an automotive event so fancy that the organizers reached the expressive limits of English and had to resort to French. To heighten the ascot-wearing fanciness, the Austin-Healey Club of Kansas City is on hand to display what grad students might call “gleaming signifiers of aspirational materialism.” The free event takes place at Crown Center’s Square Fountain (2450 Grand, 816-274-8444).
Sat., May 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 2011