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Malaysia & Singapore: Douglas Fox
I am a member of the XK Club and own a 1953 XK120 OTS. I owned a 1952 XK120 OTS from 1967 until 1976 in the UK and in Germany and was one of the early members of the original XK Club.
I have served as the Hon. Secretary of the Malaysia and Singapore Vintage Car Register since 1996. For historic reasons the Register, founded in 1955, continues to cover both countries. There are very few XKs left in Malaysia and Singapore, although there were many in the 50s, 60s and 70s. The majority have been snapped up over the years and exported to their home countries by British and Australian expatriates. I was fortunate to find an original Malayan XK but a couple of years ago the Sultan of Selangor (a state in Malaysia), a Life Member of the MSVCR, had to resort to importing an XK120 from the UK to join his car collection.
A retired British Army Colonel, aged 69, I live permanently in Malaysia. If you so wish I could also represent Singapore. We would, in any case, organise events to cover both countries.
If you would like event information for Malaysia & Singapore or general XK information for this area, please get in touch with Douglas Fox via the Club Representatives section in the XK Gazette.
Australia (except NSW North + Queensland): Mike Downey
My first XK was bought in 1973, 660159, and the second in 1975, 660012. I still have both cars and they are in first-class drivable condition. My great pleasure has been the many friendships made in the Jaguar Drivers Club of Australia, and over the last 10 years in the XK Club. Highlights have been the many race meetings that I competed in with 660159 and the gathering at Goodwood for XK60…. a superb event much enjoyed myself and my wife Pamela. We also greatly appreciated being able to attend the XK Club dinner at the House of Commons some years ago.
My latest project was the building of a replica C-type based on the 1951 winning car, but in the colour of Ecurie Ecosse.
If you would like event information for Australia or general XK information for this area, please get in touch with Mike Downey via the Club Representatives section in the XK Gazette.
Australia (NSW North + Queensland): David Hughes
If you would like event information for Australia (NSW North + Queensland) or general XK information for this area, please get in touch with David Hughes via the Club Representatives section in the XK Gazette.
Australia Tasmania: Dale Pearce
We purchased our 1955 XK140 FHC in 1995, having owned a much loved MK2 since 1976.Our 140 was originally exported to Rhodesia, and was a personal import to Tasmania. My wife Gail and I used the car regularly until 2009, when a full restoration was commenced. We have just completed that task (read challenge) and look forward to enjoying the car on Tasmania’s well known touring roads.
The Tasmanian XK community is a small but very active one, with several full restorations underway, and some very nice cars being used and enjoyed. The XK Club offers a strong network of enthusiasts in the Tasmanian context.
If you would like event information for Australia Tasmania or general XK information for this area, please get in touch with Dale Pearce via the Club Representatives section in the XK Gazette.
New Zealand (South Island): Alastair Scott
I’ve been a ‘petrolhead’ for as long as I remember, although my working life has been associated mainly with rotating equipment and principally steam turbines. However, I blame my father for my love of Jaguars. The family car was a MkVIIM and it was the car in which I got my driving licence – so rather vivid memories. Over the years I’ve owned a succession of Jaguars, Mk2s, E-types, S-types and in recent times an XK 150S and XK 120. Some I restored, but mostly I’ve just enjoyed driving them. Christchurch roads aren’t yet the smoothest (following our devastating earthquakes), but they are improving and our rural roads are second to none: New Zealand is a great driving country.
If you would like event information for New Zealand (South Island) or general XK information for this area, please get in touch with Alastair Scott via the Club Representatives section in the XK Gazette.
New Zealand (North Island): Don Bowater
Don Bowater has been an XK owner for just six years, but he has been a car enthusiast for ever. He lives in Auckland with his wife Lynley and together they have had lots of adventures and made many great friends as a result of the Jaguars.
Don bought his first car when he was 14 years old – a 1936 Wolseley Hornet. It was in 1000 bits but he managed to reassemble it and get it going with only a little help. He didn’t drive it very much because he sold it before turning 15 and getting his driver’s licence. Many cars followed, but like a lot of classic Jaguar enthusiasts, he coveted an XK or an E-type but could never afford one.
However, nearly 50 years on from that first car, the stars aligned, and he was in a position to buy an XK150 OTS. This is a very nice drive and they have done about 10,000 miles in it, touring, participating in club events and generally using the car.
Next up was an E-type, Series 3 V12 open two seater and more recently an XJS convertible that has only travelled 18,000 km.
Don is looking forward to meeting the local members and hopefully organising some great events – maybe even meeting up with our South Island friends.
If you would like event information for New Zealand (North Island) or general XK information for this area, please get in touch with Don Bowater via the Club Representatives section in the XK Gazette.