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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

E-type 60 Photo Gallery​

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

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News

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First of all, the club HQ team would like to wish you all a very happy and healthy 2022, with plenty of opportunities to ‘put the pedal to the metal’ throughout
the year.

We are full steam ahead on event planning, with Club Weekend shaping up nicely, and our CBR Technical Masterclass nearly at capacity. We can now add a date for the ever-popular Spring Meeting – Sunday 24 April. Peter Spackman will once more be at the helm, although we are shaking things up a little in 2022 with a new venue.

 

We have now introduced a new website feature for Club Members which we hope you’ll enjoy – the XK Club Cinema Club, which you’ll find in Members’ Corner. This is an area we want to make more of, where members can share photos, stories, thoughts and videos that might not fit...

Latest Magazine

Click the button below to see the latest edition of the Jaguar XK Club's magazine - current issue January 2022.

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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

Wherever you are, I hope you had a good Christmas. What an extraordinary couple of years we have all had. Let’s just hope that the latest variant does not ruin 2022. We certainly have a full calendar of events in the hope this will be just a blip but, of course,
the impact is different in every country. It makes planning an act of faith.


I had my booster vaccination a couple of weeks ago and, as the weather was good, I took the opportunity to give the 120 Fixed Head a much-needed airing. That certainly cheered me up and reminded me, yet again, what brilliant cars XKs are.

As we all know, our cars need to be used or they will deteriorate. They also need to be used hard on occasions. We have just had to take the head off one of my XK-engined cars and there has been a considerable build-up of carbon on the valve heads.

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Admittedly, this is a somewhat modified engine but power units do benefit from being given a good blast every so often. Hopefully, maximum revs in second will not break the speed limit!

As the rain and wind is lashing viciously outside, it is hardly XK weather but we have much to look forward to next year, all being well. The pleasure of events is not only that they are an opportunity to use your car but also to meet old friends and make new ones. Indeed, over the past 24 years many great friendships have been made worldwide, often as a result of participating in events.


Hope to see you in 2022. Happy New Year to you and your family from the XK Club team.

XKs in the News

Pinin Farina XK 120 at Amelia Island auction

The unique 1954 Pinin Farina-bodied XK 120, chassis number S675360, has been announced as one of the first lots at Bonham’s Amelia Island sale on 3 March 2022. The car left Browns Lane on 5 April 1954 before making its way to Italian coachbuilder Pinin Farina, which gave it a full
body makeover. It made its debut at the 1955 Geneva Motor Show before being shipped to the United States for East Coast importer Max Hoffman. 672 UYW’s history is a bit of a mystery after that because there is not much information about its first owner or its whereabouts after 1955.


The car languished in a poor state for 40 years in Germany before being found in 2015 and restored by Bridgnorth-based Classic Motor Cars. Its restoration, which took 6,725 hours over a period of two years, won the Restoration...

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Back from the brink pt1
Mike Read tells the story of the Jaguar XK 150 that was entered into a banger race in 2010 – and its subsequent rebirth

During 2011, I was nearing the completion of my second XK, one of the 839 RHD XK 140 FHCs, and decided that I needed another project. My friend
John Marsh had just had a replica LT aluminium body made by Bill and James Lawrence, fitted onto an original XK 120 Roadster chassis. I decided I wanted one too, so started looking for a rolling XK chassis.


I spoke to friends in the XK world and searched the web but found nothing, except for an advertisement on eBay for an XK 150 FHC that had been used in a banger race at Ipswich in 2010. It was in a state, with an auction starting
price of £4,500, but I thought this could fit my needs. At the end of the auction, nobody had bid on it so I rang the vendor and we agreed on
£4,000, sold unseen.

 

There was no ID with the ‘car’ and I was told somebody had ground off the chassis number. I hoped the chassis had not been damaged too much, although the rear end was severely bent (photos one and two).


Everything had been welded together. Fabricated door skins were welded to the front and rear wings, a homemade bonnet, and a modified boot lid from a saloon, plus...

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