Group meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month. Doors open at 7.30 for an 8.00 start unless specified differently, and all guests are encouraged to participate in the on the night raffle. The venue is the function room, which we are happy to share with other Jaguar enthusiasts, at the Jaguar Social Club, Browns Lane, Coventry CV5 9PS (link)
Noggin and natter
Emma Airey: RH Specialist Insurance starting at 7:30
Our first speaker event of 2018, was an informative talk, by Emma Airey, of RH Specialist Insurance, now part of the Hiscox Group.
A presentation by Calum McKechnie, Jaguar Land Rover Classic Global General Manager for Parts and Accessories
This meeting was a talk by Calum McKechnie who has recently been appointed as the new Parts Manager at Jaguar Classic. Calum has a wealth of experience with sourcing parts and his last appointment was as European Marketing Operations Manager with Harley Davidson. The Classic Jaguar Fraternity has been lucky in that it has been well served by many Jaguar parts suppliers, but as many will know some of those parts have been less than perfect. Also of course with so many Jaguar models a lot of very important parts are no longer available. Calum and Jaguar Classic aim to produce many more parts to add to those already produced and all of those Jaguar sourced parts will be made to the original Jaguar specification or better. Calum has been given a large budget to work with and this will be especially useful as in some cases quite large quantities of parts need to be bought as it is not economical or indeed viable to produce small batches with many manufacturers. Calum gave us a great talk and we can have a lot of confidence in the future of parts supply. Many thanks Calum for an excellent evening.
Jaguar Spares Day. NAC Stoneleigh
March 23rd – 25th
Restoration Show, NEC
Presentation by Graham Wilkins, Jaguar E-Pace And I-Pace
Graham Wilkins is the Chief Product Engineer on the E-PACE, but the April meeting will cover both E-PACE and I-PACE, two new Jaguar models both being special in their own way. The E-PACE is the new smaller SUV which will supplement the very successful F-PACE. The I-PACE is the new all electric car, which is a complete departure for Jaguar so we are present at the making of history. We are hoping to have an I-PACE at the meeting, but if that’s not possible, a new E-PACE. This will be a great opportunity to hear about 2 brand new Jaguar models, don’t miss it!
Drive it Day
Tour of XK Engineering,Shilton
Talk by John Ward, Lightning Pilot
We are returning to an aviation theme for the June meeting which seems to be a popular subject amongst members. John Ward is a former English Electric Lightning Pilot who gives talks on the Lightning and fast jets. Should be excellent!
E-Type Day, Prescott Hill Climb
Run to the Pub – Red Lion, Hunningham
Concours at Stoneleigh Deer Park Golf Club
JDC National Day at Woburn Abbey
Talk by Julian Barratt of SNG Barratt (Jaguar Spares)
Jaguars at the Castle
Come along to Warwick Castle. Only £15 per Jaguar/Daimler car including 2 passengers. Additional passengers £5 each. Includes standard access to castle. Also 100th Birthday Avro Lancaster Flypast.
Hinckley Classic Car Show
Bob Beecham on Jaguar History
Rob Cooney of Jaguar SVO
Rob will be talking about XE SV Project 8 – the fastest Jaguar yet!
Andrew Whyte Memorial Lecture (link)
Please see the link for all the details
This year doors will open at 12pm so that the event can start at 1pm.
Annual General Meeting
Area 7 Christmas Dinner
It will be held at the Strawberry Bank Hotel, Meriden, and we hope to have a magician again.
Intellectual property of Area 7 of the Jaguar Drivers’ Club.