WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE JAGUAR XK8/XKR ENTHUSIASTS CLUB.
"A club that not only embraces and celebrates the XK model from its original evolution in 1996 to the present day but one that in 2014 now also focuses on its overall preservation"
Our aim is to bring together worldwide owners and enthusiasts of the Jaguar XK8/XKR (X100 and X150 models) produced between 1996 to the present day.
We are proud to acknowledge that our international membership is now the largest single model club of its kind that is dedicated solely to these Jaguar models. Read more...
COME AND VISIT US ON FACEBOOK:
Simply sign up and become an XKEC follower. Our group page currently has 479 members (as at 23rd April 2014). Click on image opposite to join up.
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 perspective owner or even just 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.
On 13th April 2014 members gathered together for the "XKEC Derbyshire Run" event. It began with a breakfast at The Smoker Inn pub at Plumbley before taking in picturesque sights such as Tittesworth Reservior, Hartington Village, through the limestone districts of the White Peak to Ilam and then a climb out of Dovedale before arriving at the final village of Tissington. Congratulations to members Grantham Fidler and Austin Holmes for their superb organisation.
COME AND JOIN US AT A GREAT XK FAMILY DAY OUT
The XKEC will be hosting their eleventh annual GROWLER event, this time at Coughton Court in Warwickshire on Saturday 17th May 2014.
All XK owners (X100 and X150 models) are very welcome to come along and display amongst what we hope will be around some 200 XKs, company stands and other attractions, including an XK "Timeline" display showing all the models produced by Jaguar from 1996 to present day and also a "Modified" display of some highly modified XKs. The show will be open from 10am to 4pm.
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XKEC FORUM SURPASSES A QUARTER OF A MILLION POSTS
In April 2014 the XKEC members-only chat forum surpassed 227,000 messages allowing it to become the largest and probably most informative forum there is that specifically relates to all Jaguar X100 / X150 models produced between 1996 to the present day.
With some 25,600 topics now being discussed by nearly 700 subscribers it has not only helped many members out with problems, parts and advice but it has also brought about many new friendships.
WHY NOT JOIN NOW AND GAIN ACCESS TO ALL THE "XK" INFORMATION YOU'LL EVER NEED
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APRIL E-NEWSLETTER AND MARCH DIGITAL GROWLER MAGAZINE - OUT NOW
The XKEC's April 2014 E-Newsletter (kindly sponsored by Sturgess Jaguar of Leicester) and March issue of the clubs GROWLER digital magazine has now been emailed out to all FULL MEMBERS. As usual they both contain all the very latest club news and information. Enjoy!
OTHER RECENT CLUB EVENTS
12th APRIL 2014 - CIRENCESTER BREAKFAST MEET
A breakfast meet record broken with 18 cars in attendance at the AV8 Cafe in Cirencester.
22nd MARCH 2014 -WELSH BREAKFAST MEET
The clubs latest Welsh Breakfast Meet took place on 22nd March 2014.
22nd MARCH 2014 - SOUTH WEST BREAKFAST MEET
The clubs South West monthly Breakfast Meet took place at Route 303 American Diner.
22nd FEBRUARY 2014 - EAST MIDLANDS BREAKFAST MEET
The clubs latest East Midlands monthly Breakfast Meet took place at Donington.
LATEST XK NEWS
April 2014 : JAGUAR XK WINS ‘BEST PERFORMANCE CAR’ TITLE
On 23rd April 2014 the Jaguar XK picked up an award for best performance car at the Driver Power ceremony in Buckinghamshire after it was highly rated in the nation’s biggest motoring customer satisfaction survey.
Auto Express Editor-in-Chief Steve Fowler said: “The Jaguar XK has once again proved to be a big hit among owners for its performance. This is proof the Jaguar XK is an excellent all-rounder, and a great car to live with day-to-day.”
The XK achieved superb ratings in a number of critical categories. It was rated highly for build and ride quality, won plaudits for ease of driving, and was commended for its handling characteristics – all helping to cement the XK’s position as one of the nation’s favourite sports cars.
Driver Power – compiled by Auto Express and now in its 13th year - is a comprehensive survey with more than 46,000 UK car owners taking part.
March 2014: SAD NEWS AS JAGUAR ANNOUNCES THE XK IS TO BE DISCONTINUED
After nearly 19 years of being on sale, Jaguar has sadly announced that the production of the Jaguar XK will shut down in Summer 2014 to make way for some new Jaguar models. In their announcement, Jaguar called this decision part of a “wider strategic vision and product planning cycle”. The main reason has obviously been reflected by the introduction of the F-Type Roadster and Coupe, which are now displayed in showrooms across the world.
Jaguar have said that a replacement for the XK isn’t totally out of the question, but is simply a low priority right now. According to Jaguar a 2+2 sports car is still desirable but not before the foundations are right with a range of new core models such as the new XE which will be built at JLR’s Solihull plant in a brand-new facility, and will go on sale in early 2015. A production version of the C-X17 SUV concept is also likely to follow, possibly in 2016, with replacements for the XF and XJ after that
January 2014: JAGUAR ANNOUNCES NEW XK SPECIAL EDITIONS FOR UK MARKET
Jaguar have released two special edition 2015 XK models which will be available in exclusive Signature and Dynamic R specifications.
The luxury focused XK Signature model has a 385PS 5.0-litre V8 engine and is fitted with a host of additional features including standard 20” Kalimnos wheels (20" Takoba wheels as an option) and Reverse Park Camera. The interior features luxury seats available in Ivory or Charcoal soft grain leather and Canvas Suedecloth headlining, Figured Ebony veneers and Bright Metal sport pedals.
The performance focused 510PS 5.0-litre supercharged XK Dynamic R offers Black Dynamic Pack, which incorporates XKR-S suspension and dynamics and a 10mm reduction in ride height, plus Speed Pack, which equips the car with an Aerodynamic Pack and an increased top speed of 174mph. A Performance Active Exhaust is also standard equipment. The interior boasts Jaguar’s new diamond sewn Performance seat in either Ivory/Charcoal soft grain leather with Ivory contrast stitch or Charcoal/Red soft grain leather with Red contrast stitch leather and the Jet Suedecloth headliner is complemented with Piano Black veneers. Bright Metal sport pedals are also fitted as standard. The car has 20” Vortex diamond turned wheels with distinctive Red painted brake calipers and 20” Vulcan Gloss Black lightweight alloys as an option.
Both editions are available with a choice of exterior body colours including Polaris White, Ultimate Black, Stratus Grey, Italian Racing Red, Dark Sapphire and British Racing Green.
First deliveries to UK customers are expected this month (March 2014.)
FURTHER 2014 EVENTS TO LOOK OUT FOR
To find out more about any of the events below please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
XKEC NUMBER PLATE SURROUNDS - AVAILABLE NOW!
A stylish chrome surround, elegantly finished with the XKEC Club logo. This quality product is manufactured from durable injection moulded ABS plastic, and is designed to fit around regular shaped plates (113mm x 530mm). Fitted easily in minutes using the existing plate’s screw fittings, or fix with double-sided automotive tape. Price: £25. Available through ADAMESH (Telephone: 01525 852419)
VIDEO FOOTAGE FROM XKEC's LARGEST EVENTS IN 2013
10th AUGUST 2013 - XKEC "SUMMER, SHOW & SHINE"
Ninety-five XKs attended our 2nd annual Summer Show & Shine event at the Beaulieu National Motor Museum in Hampshire. With superb surroundings and lovely weather the varying display of XK models beat our previous record of 80 XKs. We now look forward to topping the 100 mark at this event in 2014.
26th - 28th JULY 2013 - SILVERSTONE CLASSIC
Over 100 XK's displayed on Copse Corner.
4th MAY 2013 - "GROWLER X" AT WARWICK CASTLE
Our GROWLER 10th anniversary event at Warwick Castle was a huge success with 179 XKs in attendance.