Welcome to the International Jaguar XK Club

Welcome to the International Jaguar XK Club

Welcome to the International Jaguar XK Club

The only international club dedicated purely to Jaguar XKs

News

This month we wave ‘farewell’ to Paul
Hargreaves, who has recently stepped
down as Club Representative for
Denmark. Our thanks to him for his support for our Danish members.

Next June (11-12), we have Club Weekend to look forward to. Club Day will be held in the grounds of the delightful home of members John and Jan Hunt beside the gorgeous Malvern Hills.

 

We will be announcing the details soon but do earmark the date. I hope that our European friends will once again be able to join us – how we’ve missed them!

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Forthcoming Events

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Isle of White
Shakedown Tour

Organised by Backwater Tours

19-23 or 24-28 April 2022

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23 April 2022

CBR Technical
Masterclass

Organised by Club HQ

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7-16 May 2022

Monaco Historique
Grand Prix Tour

Organised by
Classics on the Road

The website, which is actively managed and often updated daily, has a 'Members’ Only' section with a library of technical articles and is ever-expanding.

The Club’s emphasis is very much on using our cars – the XK was designed to be driven!

Thus we have a wide range of events from runs to international tours,  from lunches to weekends, from track days to technical seminars. Many are free of charge or the cost is modest. Above all, we aim to give value for money. Some are organised by HQ, and some by our splendid volunteer Representatives around the UK, Europe, the USA, Australia and many other countries.

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Editorial

I was shocked and greatly saddened when Doug Nye emailed to say our mutual very good friend Adrian ‘Hammy’ Hamilton had died. I had the great pleasure of interviewing his father Duncan, the 1953 Le Mans winner,
in the early ’90s. Ever since I read his hilarious autobiography Touch Wood (I used to keep a spare copy to lend to friends), he had been one of my heroes.

 

One day in 1994, the phone rang and it was Duncan. ‘Not very good news, I’m afraid. Not got long to go. I’d like you to come down and stay with us, and write my obituary.’ I went down. We drank a lot of gin. We joked and he reminisced. With dinner, we had a great deal of fine claret...

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XKs in the News

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A short-nose D-type sold for £799,000 at Bonham’s Goodwood Revival sale on 18 September. Chassis number XKD 570 was assembled in 1956 but then dismantled for parts by Jaguar.
Beyond that brief initial period as a completely assembled and finished car, it has no further 1950s history.

 

Andrew Whyte, in his book Jaguar – Sports-Racing & Competition Cars from 1954, records that XKD 570 went into the Jaguar Service Department ‘in bare metal state, 18 July 1956, with instructions to remove engine and gearbox and pass them to Bob Smart, the man in charge of Service Dept engine and gearbox administration.’ Whyte noted that the timing of work on XKD 570 coincided with repairs on the badly damaged XKD 403, which led him to suggest that XKD 570 (or XKD 548) may have been used for part of...

Classics at the Palace

James Page picks his highlights from Salon Privé Week, which included a couple of new elements for 2021…

Salon Privé returned to its early September date this year, having been held slightly later in 2020 due to the pandemic. Unfortunately, that meant it clashed with the Hampton Court Concours of Elegance this time around, although the concours element of Salon Privé was held on Wednesday and Thursday, with the Best of Show winner – a 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K – being announced on the Friday.
There were various new elements dotted around the Blenheim Palace venue for 2021.

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On the cricket pitch in the middle of the South Lawn was the Red Collection, a mouthwatering group of 12 cars that included a Ferrari 250 GTO (chassis number 4399 GT), plus a McLaren F1, the Ferrari 166 MM that won the 1949 Mille Miglia and Le Mans 24 Hours, and the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza Spider that claimed Best of Show at last year’s Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance. Perhaps next year therewill be a ‘Green Collection’ featuring significant Jaguars…

Why Buy an XK?

Apart from the emotional aspects, there are a number of hard-headed reasons to buy a classic XK.

Reliability – there is no point in owning a classic car unless you can use and enjoy it, and do so with confidence it is not going to let you down. We have members who have clocked up 100,000 miles in 10 years, in some of the world’s toughest terrain, with no problems. All the XK mechanical components were used in the higher volume saloon cars (sedans) and many were proved at Le Mans. This makes the XKs different...

Why Join the XK Club?

  • The opportunity to participate in a wide range of International events, including tours, track days, dinners, factory tours, motoring weekends, hillclimbs and lunches 

  • Monthly 68+ page magazine —The XK Gazette

  • Expert technical advice

  • Free Classified advertisements

  • Discounts on parts, services & more

  • Buyer's Guide

  • Club Shop

  • Technical advice

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This glorious book tells the story of the celebrated lightweight Jaguar C-type, chassis number XKC 051, that Duncan Hamilton and Tony Rolt drove to victory in the 1953 Le Mans 24 Hours.

 

Any Jaguar enthusiast will love this book.

The third title in the Porter Press Profiles series tells the incredible ‘Ripping Yarn’ of a well-travelled Jaguar XK 120. 

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Porter Press International

Porter Press publishes the finest selection of top quality Jaguar books in the world, bar none and these are just some of the titles in their portfolio...

Check with Club HQ for your member discount code (valid on most Porter Press titles).

Complete DIY restoration of an early Jaguar XK 120. 

 

This is the story of how one man completely restored his 120 roadster, transforming it from dereliction into a thoroughly beautiful example of this iconic sports car. 

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The story of one of the six alloy-bodied XK 120s that were prepared by Jaguar in 1950 for racing and rallying.

 

It raced in some of the most prestigious events of the time, including the Le Mans 24 Hours, the Mille Miglia (twice) and the Tourist Trophy at Dundrod.

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The only International Club dedicated
to classic XK120s, 140s and 150s