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US/Canada Area Representation

Canada & US - Area Representatives


Areas with Representatives are listed alphabetically below.

We do have some vacancies – if you would be interested in becoming a Club Representative, or would like to find out more about the role, please contact the Club Secretary on or call +44 (0)1584 781588.


Canada: Brad Marsland

I’m a very keen British car enthusiast with an out of control hobby but all fun. I caught the British bug at a young age with my first car, a Triumph Spitfire, and it never went away. Thankfully my wife is very understanding.The Spitfire was a horrible thing for parents to let their son drive year round in Canada.
Here’s the current collection:
1935 Lagonda Rapier supercharged 
1951 MG TD 
1952 Jaguar XK120 FHC
1953 Allard K3
1958 Porsche 356A Coupe 
1959 Austin Healey 3000 BN7 w/factory hardtop
1959 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite 
1961 Lotus Elite S2 SE Super 95 w/ ZF transmission 
1963 Jaguar E-type 3.8 FHC 
1964 Jaguar E-type 3.8 OTS w/factory hardtop
& a couple of newer Jaguars
All of the above have been restored but all still get driven regularly.   About half of the cars on the list, we have done full restorations on; the other half were bought restored and then had details corrected.

We also show regularly at the Concours d’Elegance of America in St Johns, Michigan and at Canada’s top show – the Cobble Beach Concours in Kemble Ontario.

We have also had cars shown at the Elegance at Hershey and most recently at the Amelia Island Concours.


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California, North: Tim Barnes

It seems that the most significant jobs for a Representative in the large area of northern California is to act as a clearing house for all things XK. I recommend parts suppliers, direct members who have re-located here to a good XK mechanic, and generally welcome people.

If you would like event information for the USA Northern California area or general XK information for this area do not hesitate to contact me.

Calif south

California, South: Steve Kirby

Hello, my name is Steve Kirby and I live in Dove Canyon. I have a small “hobby” shop in Lake Forest where I restore primarily British sports cars and stable several finished cars belonging to me and others.

I own a 1958 XK150 OTS (RTP997) which I purchased in 1971 for the princely sum of $600. Life happened and the car was in storage for nearly 35 years before a business association with XKs Unlimited in San Luis Obispo prompted me to consign the car to them for a full restoration. After the job was finished in 2007 I campaigned the car on the show circuit and have Best in Class trophies from the La Jolla, Los Angeles, Carmel and Palos Verdes Concours as well is a closet full of JCNA Concours

I also host, at my shop, the semi-annual JDCOC Great British Swap Meet which is heavily Jaguar oriented. 


Connecticut: Tom Jaycox

Back in the early 1970s, I started a small group of XK enthusiasts on Long Island, New York, which formed into Area 17 of the JDC in England, and this in turn merged with the JCNA and evolved into the Long Island Jaguar Drivers Club that we have today.


Florida & US South East, Georgia, Carolinas: Jaime del Valle


Kansas: Ken Smiley

Born and raised in Kansas I grew up watching my father race cars at the famous Lake Garnett Grand Prix in his 1952 right hand drive Jaguar XK-120 and handed him wrenches while he worked on either his car or another belonging to someone in the family.   I suspect my father passed down both the mechanical genes as well as the knack for driving on the track.   At the age of 16 I overhauled my first engine (Oldsmobile 455cu V8) in just two weeks from start to finish and the car started the first time I turned the key.   When I probably should have been training for a career in racing, I went to college and graduate school.  I later ended up in the workforce initially owning a few non-descript cars as simply transportation.   This was not to last.


Maryland: David Esch


Mountain States: Randy & Debbie Aagaard

As introduction, I have been involved with Jaguars since 1970 when I bought my first Jaguar, a 1967 E-type. Since that time, I have traded in Jaguars and had a restoration shop for many years specializing in Jaguars. My wife and I have been running the Red Rock Rallye for the past 16 years which has been a Club event.

The thing I appreciate most about the club is its emphasis on using our cars. They are not static displays, and the most enjoyment comes from driving them. The club arranges many tours, and I myself participated in XK 60 put on by the Club in England and had a great time. The magazine is first rate, and I look forward to receiving it each month.

north east

North East: Carl Hanson


Texas: Ed Torres

I grew up in San Antonio, Texas and am a retired Colonel, U.S. Air Force Medical Service, where I served in several positions, to include Hospital Commander in Sacramento CA and Deputy Command Surgeon for Air Force Materiel Command at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.  After retirement, I founded and operated a medical equipment service company for 13 years and sold it and retired a second time in 2016. That was it for me!
I acquired my first Jaguar shortly after, a rare 5-speed manual ’94 XJS convertible, which needed some restoration.  My second Jaguar was a Canadian spec 2000 XJR, which required major restoration, to include a new supercharger and suspension mods. Won National 3rd Place Driver Division 2019.   Very fast and have surprised many a local college student in their Mustang GTs. Both cars are now in a “mostly complete” 99% state of restoration, which is where they will remain forever while having fun with my judge friends on the remaining 1%. 
My first E-type is a ’66 Series I Coupe (4.2L) acquired from a high school friend in 2017.  My friend and I have been restoring the car part time since then. It was a barn find with only 26,000 miles and stored since the early 70’s.  It was completely drivable when I bought it. Everything except the radio and A/C worked. Most parts are reusable but a bolt by bolt restoration was required. 
I have been a member of the Jaguar Club of Houston for several years, where fellowship, food, fun and sharing knowledge are the order of the day, and the club events give us this opportunity.  I look forward to extending this approach as the XK and E-type Club rep for Texas.

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