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5 Jaguar F-Type Launch Houston May 2013 Jaguar F-Type reveal
The new Jaguar F-Type convertible is unveiled. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
8 Jaguar F-Type Launch Houston May 2013 Dana Kervin, Ed Sullivan
Dana Kervin and Ed Sullivan at the Jaguar F-Type unveiling. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
6 Jaguar F-Type Launch Houston May 2013 Crowd surrounding car after reveal
The crowd gets a closer look at the Jaguar F-Type convertible Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
3 Jaguar F-Type Launch Houston May 2013 Chester Pitts
Chester Pitts at the Jaguar F-Type unveiling. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
1 Jaguar F-Type Launch Houston May 2013 Kristine Mills
Kristine Mills performed at the Jaguar F-Type unveiling. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
7 Jaguar F-Type Launch Houston May 2013 Mahzad Mohajer, Parissa Mohajer
Mahzad Mohajer, left, and Parissa Mohajer at the Jaguar F-Type unveiling. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
10 Jaguar F-Type Launch Houston May 2013 Taft McWhorter, Hahn Tran, Bob Crass
Taft McWhorter, from left, Hahn Tran, Bob Crass at the Jaguar F-Type unveiling. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
12 Jaguar F-Type Launch Houston May 2013 Dr. Franklin Rose, Cyndi Rose
Dr. Franklin Rose and Cyndi Rose at the Jaguar F-Type unveiling. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
13 Jaguar F-Type Launch Houston May 2013 Roland Maldonado, Enid Sanchez, Jimmy Olguin
Roland Maldonado, from left, Enid Sanchez and Jimmy Olguin at the Jaguar F-Type unveiling. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
14 Jaguar F-Type Launch Houston May 2013 Khalil Postell, Lyza Postell
Khalil and Lyza Postell at the Jaguar F-Type unveiling. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
5 Jaguar F-Type Launch Houston May 2013 Jaguar F-Type reveal
8 Jaguar F-Type Launch Houston May 2013 Dana Kervin, Ed Sullivan
6 Jaguar F-Type Launch Houston May 2013 Crowd surrounding car after reveal
3 Jaguar F-Type Launch Houston May 2013 Chester Pitts
1 Jaguar F-Type Launch Houston May 2013 Kristine Mills
7 Jaguar F-Type Launch Houston May 2013 Mahzad Mohajer, Parissa Mohajer
10 Jaguar F-Type Launch Houston May 2013 Taft McWhorter, Hahn Tran, Bob Crass
12 Jaguar F-Type Launch Houston May 2013 Dr. Franklin Rose, Cyndi Rose
13 Jaguar F-Type Launch Houston May 2013 Roland Maldonado, Enid Sanchez, Jimmy Olguin
14 Jaguar F-Type Launch Houston May 2013 Khalil Postell, Lyza Postell

More than 300 automobile lovers turned out at Momentum Jaguar to get a first look at the new 2014 Jaguar F-Type convertible. And they weren't disappointed.

The stylish car —the first true sports car added to the Jaguar lineup in 40 years — was revealed in dramatic fashion as sales manager Jimmy Olguin cheekily noted, "Jaguar drops an F-bomb on the Germans," and salesmen John Steen and Marcus Zweit whipped off a red covering to wild applause amid much oohing and aahing. Afterwards, the crowd surrounded the car to get a close-up look and pose for photos.

Vocalist Kristine Mills entertained guests who noshed on delectables from Eddie V’s and Café Natalie and sipped specialty cocktails by Vesico Vodka and byejoe spirits in the Jaguar VIP lounge. Those who wanted to make it an evening of shopping perused pop-up stores set up by Cakewalk Style, Wiesenthal Men’s Collection, ES Vanity Lounge and Azur West salon.

Proceeds from an evening raffle benefited longtime Jaguar customer Kristi Schiller’s K9 For Cops. Spotted in the crowd were Cindi and Franklin Rose, Taft McWhorter, Tara Brivic, Mike and Terri Turner, Jaguar manufacturer representative Chandler Magoon, Hanh Tran, Momentum marketing director Diane Caplan and Michael Caplan, Chester Pitts, Dr. Roland Maldonado and Jonathan Tinkle.

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