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JAGUAR XK8/XKR ENTHUSIASTS CLUB
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(Please note you can still apply for membership or order merchandise through this or the new website)
"A club that embraces, celebrates and focuses on the overall preservation of the XK model (X100 and X150 models) from its original evolution in 1996 to the present day"
The XKEC brings together an international community of XK owners and enthusiasts which is currently represented across 16 countries. The club is proud to acknowledge that it has become the largest single model club of its kind that is dedicated solely to these particular Jaguar models. Read more...
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WHY JOIN THE XKEC...?
"There are many reasons as to why you should join the XKEC. Now in our 11th Anniversary year there are lots of benefits to be gained whether you are an existing owner, a prospective owner or even simply an XK enthusiast. Simply CLICK HERE to see all that we have on offer to make your membership stay one that you will very much enjoy and be proud of. Mark Gregory
LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS
FINAL BREAKFAST MEET AND FOND FAREWELL TO MEMBER MIKE DOGGART
Members gathered together on Saturday 13th December at the AV8 Cafe in Cirencester to pay a special tribute to long term member Mike (Dograt) Doggart who sadly passed away unexpectedly back in November. Members wore Christmas jumpers to add a bit of fun to the occassion which Mike would have loved. Mike will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him.
XKEC FINAL SOUTH EAST MONTHLY MEET OF 2014 AND THEIR CHRISTMAS DINNER
South East members got together in December to celebrate the end of year with their final monthly meet and also a Christmas dinner. A christmas jumper competition took place at the monthly meet which was won by members Steve Tullett and his wife Martina.
DECEMBER 2014 GROWLER DIGITAL MAGAZINE AND E-NEWSLETTER - OUT NOW
The XKEC's December 2014 club digital magazine is now out. Entitled GROWLER the magazine is a quarterly publication for those members who have FULL Membership. It includes technical articles, features on club events, company profiles, members stories, club news and more.
Our December 2014 monthly E-Newsletter (kindly sponsored by Sturgess Jaguar of Leicester) has also been emailed out to all FULL MEMBERS. As usual, the magazine and the e-newletter both contain all the very latest club news and information.
XKEC TOURS THE COTSWOLDS
West Midlands Regional Officer Peter Simpson gathered a group of members together for a tour of the Cotswolds on Sunday 5th October 2014. Covering a planned route of 73 miles the picturesque tour took in some interesting sites such as Gaydon Heritage Centre, Broadway Tower Country Park and the historic town of Burford. The tour ended up with all members having tea and cakes at Heythrop Park Hotel in the Oxfordshire countryside. Whats more, the weather stayed nice as well.
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OUR BIGGEST EVENTS OF 2014
TWENTY SEVEN XK's INVADE THE ISLE OF WIGHT
On Saturday 9th August 2014 twenty seven XKs convoyed from our Beaulieu Summer, Show & Shine event for a few days away on the Isle of Wight. Based at Shanklin members were treated to visits to Osborne House, Carisbrooke Castle and the IOW Pearl (certainly one for the ladies).
OUT IN FORCE AT BEAULIEU (CLICK ON IMAGE TO VIEW VIDEO)
On Saturday 9th August 2014 eighty XKs came along and joined us at our 3rd annual Summer, Show & Shine event at Beaulieu Motor Museum in Hampshire. Lovely weather and a beautiful array of cars certainly made this a day to remember.
XKEC CELEBRATES AROUND SILVERSTONE CIRCUIT (CLICK ON IMAGE TO VIEW VIDEO)
As usual the XKEC had a large variation display at the 2014 Silverstone Classic event that took place over 25th-27th July. Located in our usual superb spot of Copse Corner our members were also treated to a parade lap around the circuit to celebrate our clubs anniversary on the Saturday evening. Nearly 70 XKs took part in the parade.
XKECs "GROWLER XI" EVENT ATTRACTS 180 XK's ON DISPLAY AT COUGHTON COURT
Click on either of the two smaller images below to see video footage of GROWLER XI. The one on the left shows Saturday 17th May at Coughton Court, the one on the right shows Sunday 18th May at Althorp House. Enjoy...
On Saturday 17th May 2014 the XKEC gathered together some 180 XKs at Coughton Court in Warwickshire to celebrate the XKEC's annual GROWLER national event.With cars attending from as far afield as Holland, the beautiful blue skys and bright sunshine certainly added to the overall occassion. Here are some images of the event.Thank you to everyone who attended.
Above: Our 2014 GROWLER XI Trophy Winners.
THE FINAL FAREWELL - JAGUAR XK (1996-2014)
On the 24th July 2014, the very last X150 was built and was handed over to its new custodian - Jaguar Heritage. The penultimate XK was a Polaris White naturally aspirated coupé that will be the last customer car – this was handed over by Castle Bromwich Operations Director Nicolas Guibert to Roger Carroll, Dealer Principal of Rybrook Jaguar in Chester who was receiving the car on behalf of his customer. The final car was an Italian Racing Red XKR coupé which was presented by Nicolas to Mike Beasley,Jaguar’s former Managing Director and now Vice Chairman of the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust. In line with tradition, the car is being gifted by JLR to the Trust and will form part of the collection; a special registration number has already been allocated for this – JH14 XKR.