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Representatives: Situations Vacant
If you are based in northern France, Denmark, New Zealand north, Spain, Greater London, Middlesex, East Midlands Avon/Somerset/Wiltshire 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 without hesitation!
Mike Read - UK East Anglia - Sunday 22nd September
Jaguar XK Club Autumn Run, organised by Arthur and Sue Gilmour. It will start with coffee at 10am, at their farm at Whittington, near Stoke Ferry and finish at the Kings Arms Pub at Shouldham, where we will be able to park on the Green. Arthur would like an idea of numbers for the Pub and lunch, so please let Mike Read know by the end of June if you intend to join us.
Please find contact details in the magazine.
Don Grant - Shuttleworth Race Day Sprint - Sunday 6th October
Don Grant (Beds, Bucks, Herts Representative) is coordinating attendance at the Shuttleworth Race Day Sprint. Although primarily for pre-WW2 vehicles, there is an area being set aside for post-war classics. If you’re planning on attending, please do let Don know. For more details see the flyer
Scenic Drive, Lunch and Motor Museum - 14th August - Peter Wells
Warwickshire has some delightful Cotswold villages and scenery with plenty of roads ideal for XK motoring and Terry Heyes volunteered to plan a 50 mile route and an itinerary.
That interesting itinerary attracted interest from outside our region and we welcomed the arrival of two cars from S. Midlands and two from E. Midlands regions. From our own region, John & Margaret Ellison came in their 140 from as far away as Anglesey.
On a very wet morning 11 cars met for coffee at The Fish in Wixford, described by Trip Advisor as “A wonderfully Wacky Riverside Pub” and Wacky it certainly is, with an array of life size metallic animals, political caricatures and interesting wall décor.
Foul weather encouraged some to leave the XK at home and arrive in
a daily driver. Terry put the hood up on his 120 for the first time in
11 years, but Jim Morrison impressed us all by braving the rain in
his totally open C type. At times the route was more like a river
cruise than a scenic drive.
A private dining room at the Falcon at Warmington was ideal for
a convivial lunch, following which we visited the British Motor Museum
and Jaguar Heritage Trust Collection at Gaydon.
A most enjoyable day, despite the weather, and good to meet new
faces from other regions. Nest time we must remember to order
Jaguar Club of Greece “Queen Tour”
Report and photos from the “Queen Tour” by Alex and Aza Holis
Pavenham Open Gardens - Don Grant
Pavenham Open Gardens 9th June 2019 The weather forecast leading up to the Open Gardens event was decidedly unpromising. The rain started on Friday afternoon and continued unabated through Saturday. However, on Sunday morning, the sun shone, and we were blessed with a lovely summer day. Some classis car owners felt that the weather was too unsettled to risk their pride and joy. However, what we lacked in quantity from the XK and E Type club we more than made up for in quality. Steve and Val White from the E Type Club brought their beautiful OTS and XK owner John Pollard and his wife Christina brought their stunning Jaguar Mk 5 DHC. My own XK140 FHC made up the classic Jaguar contingent supported by our F Pace and XE daily drivers.
In total 29 cars and motorbikes made a varied display ranging from a Morgan Aero to a 1993 Dallara historic formula 3 through Morris 8 tourer, a Fairthorpe Climax to DB7 Aston Martin and Daimler SP250. A total of 14 gardens were open to the public in aid of Cancer Research UK. They ranged in size from a two up two down farmworkers cottage garden, where the cottage contained a faithfully reproduced spinet piano that was played during the afternoon, to the farms at either end of the village where afternoon teas were served on terraces overlooking the river Great Ouse valley.
The event which has taken place for over 30 years raised £4777.00 for Cancer Research UK, a similar figure to last year.
The gardens will be open again next year on 14th June from 2.00p.m. until 6.00p.m. I would be delighted to welcome any XK or E Type owners who would like to attend.
My details can be found in the Area Representatives area or Magazine if you would like more information.
South Evia Island Discovery
Report and photos from South Evia Island Discovery
“Wings & Wheels” North Attica, Greece
Report and photos from “Wings & Wheels” North Attica, Greece, March 2019