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Cars Owned by Famous People

Cars Owned by Famous People

Here at The JBS Collection, we’ve got nothing but absolute love for all of our automobiles. We’re not the first ones to appreciate them, though, and chances are good that you’ve heard of some of the people who previously owned some of our fantastic vehicles. Important world figures and luminaries of the screen and stage are among the prior owners of several automobiles in The JBS Collection.

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Pedal To The Metal

Pedal To The Metal

Winning the Collector of the Year Award at February’s Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance, in Boca Raton, Florida, was one of many big moments in a breakout 2023 season for Elkhart, Indiana’s Jack Boyd Smith Jr., whose assemblage of rare and historic vehicles comprise The JBS Collection.

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A Year of Rising: Looking Back on a Memorable 2023

A Year of Rising: Looking Back on a Memorable 2023

On November 5, in London, England, The JBS Collection’s 1903 Clément 12/16 HP Rear-Entrance Tonneau crossed the finish line at the legendary RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, earning the participation medal awarded to all pre-1905 vehicles able to complete the historic, 54-mile non-race.

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The JBS Collection’s 1903 Clément Set For Veteran Car Run

The JBS Collection’s 1903 Clément Set For Veteran Car Run

The JBS Collection, located in Elkhart, Indiana, is pleased to announce on behalf of owners Laura and Jack Boyd Smith Jr. that its 1903 Clément 12/16 HP Rear-Entrance Tonneau will participate in the historic RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, Nov. 5, in England.

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Rare Silver Ghost Twice Honored at 2023 Pebble Beach Concours

Rare Silver Ghost Twice Honored at 2023 Pebble Beach Concours

The JBS Collection is pleased to announce that its 1923 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Pall Mall earned both an individual Special Award and Second in Class honors at the 72nd edition of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Sunday, Aug. 20, on the famed 18th fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California.

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Mr. and Mrs. Smith Jr. Go To Washington

Mr. and Mrs. Smith Jr. Go To Washington

The fully-restored 1937 Cord 812 Phaeton Convertible originally owned by American aviator Amelia Earhart is under glass and on public display, through Sept. 5, at Washington D.C.’s National Mall.

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The Concours d’Elegance at Copshaholm Marks 5th Anniversary

The Concours d’Elegance at Copshaholm Marks 5th Anniversary

The JBS Collection is pleased to announce – in collaboration with co-presenter LaVine Restorations, Inc., of Nappanee, Indiana – that the 5th Annual Concours d’Elegance at Copshaholm will be held Saturday, July 8, 2023 on the grounds of the historic Copshaholm House Museum in South Bend, Indiana.

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One-of-a-Kind Automobiles

One-of-a-Kind Automobiles

Every automobile in The JBS Collection is a treasure. Whether for elegant design features or the loving care that went into the restoration process,...

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