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Welcome to the International Jaguar XK Club

Welcome to the International Jaguar XK Club

The only international club dedicated purely to Jaguar XKs

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We are delighted that the long-delayed CBR Technical Masterclass in April is proving popular, and we would urge you not to delay booking because there is a limit on places. Likewise, May’s Monaco Historique Tour is shaping up nicely and there are still some places available. We would
hope to be bringing you more information on Club Weekend (11-12 June) shortly. Echoing the wonderful weekend we had back in 2015, it will be based in the lovely Malvern region of Worcestershire, with a drive on day two – we’re hard at work finalising the details.

Latest Magazine

Click the button below to see the latest edition of the Jaguar XK Club's magazine - current issue December 2021.

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XK Club Christmas cards are now available to order - simply email sarah@xkclub.com or call the Club office.

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E-type 60 Photo Gallery​

Visit the Gallery to see XKs at E-type 60! New images uploaded regularly

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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

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Many people have wondered over the years how we can have a professionally edited 56-page magazine and a staff of 10 organising a wide variety of events, designing, building and maintaining the website, insurance valuations, technical advice, handling all the necessary admin, supporting our wonderful Representatives and everything else we do when we are such a relatively small, very focussed club. I wonder myself sometimes!
The answer, of course, is that most of our staff also work for the publishing side and this enables us to operate the XK and E-type clubs as we do. This is therefore my justification for unashamedly giving our books a good plug with Christmas fast approaching. If you (or your partner, who is of course reading this as well!) need inspiration for presents, please look no further. We have a very full range of books – all sorts of subjects, including Jaguar of course, and at a variety of prices, from modest to… less modest.


There is one book I particularly want to push very hard, as it is new and supporting the Hope for Tomorrow cancer charity. Drivers on Drivers is, as the name implies, drivers talking about other drivers. And drivers interviewed include seven Formula One World Champions, World Sports Car Champions, and a rally legend. We have Tony Brooks on Stirling Moss, Jackie Stewart on Jim Clark, Gerhard Berger on Ayrton Senna, Mark Webber on Sebastian Vettel, Damon Hill on Michael Schumacher – 31 greats talking about their rivals, teammates and friends.


The books are only £30 and if you buy direct from the club, using your club
discount code, around £10 goes to charity (buy elsewhere and as little as £2 goes to charity). The ideal present for friends and relatives, and yourself!

XKs in the News

Lynx D-type at H&H Classics Duxford Auction

T his 1977 Lynx D-type was offered for sale at H&H Classics’ Imperial War Museum Duxford auction on 17 November with no reserve. A similar one was recently bid to $280,000 in the US on the ‘Bring a Trailer’ website, and this one sold for £213,750. The fourth chassis number
allocated and the third Lynx D-type to be completed, it was supplied new to Blair Hamilton of Classic & Thoroughbred Motors Ltd in Vancouver, who was a personal friend of company founder Guy Black. It was initially built to long-nose, high-tail 1955 specification with single screen and
an aluminium body crafted by Williams and Pritchard, and raced at club level.

 

OKV 421 was the subject of an article...

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From the archives
Philip Porter talks to Bob Knight, chassis designer of the XK 120, in an interview first published in 1998

Before his death in 2000, Bob Knight was the last survivor of the original team that contributed to the design of the XK 120. William Lyons, Bill Heynes, Walter Hassan and Claude Baily were sadly no longer with us by the time that Philip Porter interviewed Knight for an article in issue 10 of the XK Gazette.


Knight joined Jaguar in December 1944 after gaining a degree in mechanical engineering at Birmingham University, and spells at Armstrong Siddeley and Standard (on Bristol Hercules engines). He was no stranger to SS and Jaguar, for his father was Director and General Manager of SH Newsome’s in Coventry: ‘In 1945-’46 we were doing experimental chassis of one sort and another. Lyons started to string together a body which was a mixture of pre- and post-war designs. He then put together an...

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