Next year, the car will go into semi-retirement, as the show circuit is becoming less important than preserving the car's originality. Steve will, however, make an exception if the previous Class Champion, from Los Angeles, makes the drive north to the Western States 2002 Regional Meet, along with an up-and-coming XJ6C from Steve's own club. THAT will be worth the 900 mile drive - the immediate past, defending, and likely future North American Champion cars on the same, neutral field and judged by the same judging team.
The car has been great. What more can be said?