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Representatives: Situations Vacant
If you are based in northern France, Spain, Scotland, South & Mid Wales or any other area/country that is not currently represented and would be prepared to take on the role of Club Representative, please contact Sarah King by emailing sarah@ xkclub.com without hesitation!
Australia, Tasmania – Explore Tasmania’s Tarkine, 31 March - 4 April 2020
The Tarkine is Australia’s largest cool temperate rainforest region. This five-night tour departs Hobart on 31 March, travelling through uncrowded sealed roads to the Tarkine region in NW Tasmania. Day one is scenic driving through the remote Central Highlands with an overnight stay at The Tiers Cottages, Deloraine. Day two will be travelling along back roads to the Tall Timbers Resort, Smithton, which will be our base for three nights. Day three will be a trip to Arthur River for a river cruise into the forest and to explore the coastal region and township of Arthur River (population 57). Day four’s touring will cover a circular route through the Tarkine hinterland, with day five travelling back to the northern city of Launceston, visiting the National Motor Museum. Cost is $960 per couple, which covers all accommodation and three evening meals at the Smithton resort. Please see magazine for contact details.
UK, East Anglia - 26th April 2020 - Spring Run
Debbie and Graham Dale have volunteered to organise the Spring 2020 run, which will cover the north Norfolk Broads and north-east coast. The spring run will take place on 26th April 2020. Please let Mike Griffiths know if you are interested and he will put you on the mailing list for this event.
Technical Meeting at Agra Engineering
Members of the XK Club in Scotland joined the E-type Club for their winter technical meeting at Agra Engineering’s engine building and machining facility in Dundee. Agra have been in business since 1963 and even run their own racing team giving them first-hand experience of competing in many different forms of racing.
Those present were given an absolutely fascinating tour of the facility by owner and car racers John Fyda and his son Jonathan Fyda. This included a demonstration of a Coventry Climax race engine on one of their dynos and an in-depth insight into the use of the very many specialised engine machining equipment, including crank grinding, line boring, cylinder boring and honing, crank balancing, gear cutting, engine assembly etc… John also showed us a very special old Bentley engine where they are having to make the parts necessary for its rebuild. There were a couple of recently rebuilt Jaguar XK engines among the engines awaiting collection by their owners. All the members found the visit enthralling and all were there for far longer than anticipated. One hardy member, Rob Onslow even managed to travel to Agra in his E-type.
Thank you to E-type Representative Roger Sambrook for organising such an interesting visit!