Welcome to the International Jaguar XK Club

Welcome to the International Jaguar XK Club

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

Club News

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Hard to believe this is the November issue, heralding the fast approach of cars being wrapped up warm for the winter. It has certainly been an unusual year, in many ways. But (and with apologies to Alfred, Lord Tennyson), in spring an XK owner’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of historic motoring events.

 

We are hoping to increase club presence at some of the classic calendar events in 2023. Following in the footsteps of Steve Beeson and Don Grant, we will be working with a few of our Club Reps to organise discounts and display parking at Donington and Brooklands.

 

We are also working on our XK75 celebration weekend taking place 23-24 September 2023, preceded by a 10-day tour managed by Classic Grand Touring. More details to follow...

Latest Magazine

Click the button below to see the latest edition of the Jaguar XK Club's magazine – current issue is

November 2022.

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Jaguar Heritage Certificates

Since 1931, details of every SS and Jaguar vehicle that has been produced have been recorded. Initially in a bound ledger which was completed as a vehicle made its way down the production line; from the 1980s a computerised system to recording the same details.

Learn more here

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XK Club Calendar – Featured Events

Channel Islands Shakedown Tour, 5-11 May 2023 >>
Channel Islands Shakedown Tour, 5-11 May 2023 >>

Organised by Backwater Tours

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Organised by Classic Rally Press

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Channel Islands Shakedown Tour, 5-11 May 2023 >>
Channel Islands Shakedown Tour, 5-11 May 2023 >>

Organised by Backwater Tours

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Featured Article

‘The time in between is waiting’ Wolfgang Kurth looks back on his memorable outings at the Le Mans Classic

Cher Monsieur Patrick Peter, you can’t top this year’s Le Mans Classic!’, I complimented the organiser of this legendary classic car event right after I returned from Le Mans back in 2002 – 20 years ago. I keep repeating this compliment every two years – the event’s interval.

 

The organisation has never rested on its laurels. Every Le Mans Classic is superior to the previous one. This year, the Le Mans Classic attracted 200,000 visitors. More than 500 owners of prestigious cars were left disappointed – the starting grids were oversubscribed. Seven hundred cars, including Jaguar and Porsche support races, were enlisted for the 10th revival of this legendary ‘Must See Spectacle’. What a success story.

 

In 2002, drivers and collectors were almost invited to fill the six grids. Seven hundred drivers with 300 cars were convinced by the format of this race weekend, which has not changed since. Then there were the 80,000 visitors who appreciated the set-up of classic race cars from all over the world, an atmosphere of...

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XKs in the News

Original D-type wooden body buck at Historics auction

Historics Auctioneers is offering a D-type wooden body panel buck at its next sale, which will be taking place on 26 November at Mercedes-Benz World, Brooklands. It is one of the original bucks that were used when Jaguar was building D-types during the 1950s.

 

It is not documented which cars’ bodies were shaped using it, but the auction house states that it is ‘more than likely’ that most would have been hand-rolled over this historic wooden...

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About us

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

Philip Porter

I am sure I speak for all members when I say we were greatly saddened to learn of the passing of the Queen. As one of our overseas publishing clients eloquently put it, ‘She was not just your Queen, but Queen for all the world’.

Alas I never met Her Majesty, but those of you who recall our House of Commons dinners will remember they were hosted by my dear friend Sir Sydney Chapman, MP. For four years, he held the position of Vice-Chamberlain to Her Majesty’s Household. In this role, he had to write to the Queen daily when the Commons was sitting, giving her an account of the day’s business.

He would often speak of her great sense of humour. Sydney’s letters were very amusing and often spiced with dry, humorous comments. On one occasion he wrote, during the time her children were going through their marital difficulties and in the news, that he had been much troubled of late by nightmares, the basis of which was that the media might become aware that...

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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

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).

Original Jaguar XK

Reprinted third edition of this perennial best-seller. After five reprints, this book has established itself as the XK bible.

Jaguar C-type - The Autobiography of XKC 051-type

This glorious book tells the story of the celebrated lightweight Jaguar C-type, chassis number XKC 051, that Duncan...

Jaguar XK DIY Restoration & Maintenance

Complete DIY restoration of an early Jaguar XK 120. This is the story of how one man completely restored his 120 roadster...

Jaguar XK 120 - The story of 660725

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

Jaguar D-type - The autobiography of XKD 504

The story of one of the most historically interesting of all Jaguar D-types – a car that has raced more than any other D-type.

Jaguar XK 120 - The remarkable history of JWK 651

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...

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