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                                                                                                              29 Green Drive

                                                                                                              Penwortham

                                                                                                              Preston

                                                                                                              PR1 0RD

                                                                                                            26thOctober2018

 

Dear Members,

 

The Poppy

I am not a badge of honour; I am not a racist smear,

I am not a fashion statement to be worn but once a year,

I am not glorification of conflict or of war.

I am not a paper ornament, a token, I am more.

I am a loving memory of a father or a son,

A permanent reminder of each and every one.

I’m paper or enamel; I’m old or shining new, I’m a way of saying thank you to every one of you.

I am a simple poppy, a reminder to you all, that courage, faith and honour, will stand where heroes fall.

                                                                                      1st Shankhill Somme Association

 

One hundred years ago, at the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month the guns fell silent. It feels right in this centenary year to remember those who fought in this terrible conflict. Few of us will have will not have been touched in some way by family memories and stories from this time. ‘Lest We Forget’

 

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Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on Monday 5th November 2018 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn, BB2 7LF. This month Andrew Whittaker from Lister Jaguar Cars is visiting to tell us all about these special motors. This promises to be a very interesting evening.

 

Last month

Our ‘Annual Inter Area Quiz Night’ between Areas 15 & 18 was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Instead John and Elaine Birchall gave us a confectionary quiz to complete which was won by new member Jon Greenwood, and his team. Jon if you recall, works for Kentdale and brought the Jaguar I-pace to demonstrate in September.

 

November Sunday Lunch

Our Sunday lunch will take place on Sunday November 18th, at the New Drop Inn. You should have already received details of this event which is being organized by John Butterworth. If you wish to go, and have not already done so, please make your reservation at the November meeting or no later than Friday November 9th. You can contact John by email: jaguarjohn@me.co.uk or phone him on 07973 192194

 

Christmas Party

Time is fast approaching our Christmas Party on December 1st, at the Salmesbury Hotel. At the moment we are unable to take any further reservations. However if anyone is interested please let Elaine know and she will let you know if there is a cancellation.

 

Members Cars

Recently our Chairman John Birchall was very pleasantly surprised to receive a phone call from Derek Greenhalgh, during the conversation he mentioned he had written a piece about his car, for the magazine but it hadn’t been accepted, so John suggested that we include it in our Newsletter’s “Members Car” section.

Derek and his wife Jean joined the JDC on 16th, December 1996 but haven’t been able to attend club meetings in recent years. However they still enjoy membership of the Jaguar Drivers Club, at the

Grand Ages of 92 and 90 Respectively. 

 

 

Derek writes:

 

MY XJ40 DAIMLER REGISTRATION NO: F648 EDV

 

First of all I would like to say how pleased I am this car became mine and over the years there is no doubt that it has become part of me. From the day I saw a Mr. Kay’s Car portrayed in the 671st issue of the Jaguars Drivers Club Magazine in June 2016, and read how his superb XJ40 won the Jaguar Concours d’ Elegance, I felt I should reveal some history of my car.

 

The car was purchased from Exeter Garages by a Mr. W.G. Gould, a Devon farmer in early September 1988. Exeter Garages were only able to forward details of the last service they carried out, which was on 31st, January 1991, the mileage then being 1500 miles. From that time they do not know who the owned the car.

 

The car came to our attention when it was advertised as a “write off” and we purchased the car on 13th, July 1992. The car had suffered a Dash Board Fire which had burnt the Dashboard, Steering Wheel and the leather tunnelling surrounding the gear changing mechanism, and as a result the fire in this region put paid to all the electrics. Of course the whole interior was lined with black smoke. It was going to take hours of know-how, hard work and cash to bring our Car up to something looking like Mr. Kay’s but we did it.

 

    

 

After 18 months the Car was fit for examination and on the 16th December 1993 it passed its M.O.T. We are now in July 2018 and I am pleased to say it has passed its latest test.

 

How underrated this fine model has been, perhaps it’s the paint finish on our two cars that make the difference.

 

This car would have been long gone but for my son John who put so many hours of dedicated interest in making the outcome of his toils into such an eye catcher. Along with the time and effort my son has contributed over all these years I would also express my thanks to David Radcliffe of Jagman Limited T/A Northwest XJ Services. David himself is a Jaguar trained engineer, a good friend and the Car has been very lucky to have guys like them looking after it.

 

 

Spring Weekend 2019

Our Spring Weekend in 2019 will held at the Cally Palace Hotel, Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries, from Friday April 12th, to Monday April 15th. 2019. The advance notice of the event has been sent to members and you should have received it, if not please contact Margaret and she will resend it to you. This is the first time we will have visited the Dumfries area of Scotland, and we are looking forward to visiting places of interest. Early booking is recommended for this event. To make your reservation or for any other enquiry, please contact either: Stephen Liver Tel: 01524 414428, E.mail: stephen@liver.me.uk or Margaret Knowles Tel: 01524 409571, E.mail: kjonmar@gmail.com

 

Tour of South and Mid Wales 2019

Our Summer Tour this year will be to Wales from Sunday June 23rd to Wednesday July 3rd, 2019. The advance notice has been sent to members and you should have received it, if not please contact Margaret and she will resend it to you. This is the first time we have visited  South and Mid Wales and we are hoping that the weather will prove clement at the time of our visit. As usual early booking is recommended, and to make your reservation or for any other enquiry, please contact Maurice Hugo Tel: 07836 639761, E.mail: mhugo.jeep@btopenworld.com

 

Bereavements

It is with deep sadness we have to announce the passing of Jean Jenkins.

Jean and her husband Jim from Taunton in Somerset have supported Area 18’s Social Events including Spring Weekends and our European tours for many years. Jean will be sadly missed, but we hope to see Jim again in the future.

Bob Bates partner Beryl has also passed away recently.

Beryl was well known in both the JDC and JEC circles as her partner Bob wrote Technical articles for both the JDC in the past, and more currently for the JEC.

Our sympathies go to both families.

 

October Sunday Lunch

Forty Nine members enjoyed Sunday lunch at the Mytton Fold Hotel, on October 14th, during which a presentation was made in connection with the “Sir William Lyons Commemorative Run”, an annual run club members enjoyed from Stockport to Blackpool North Shore, during the period 1985 to the late 1990’s. One of the shields presented annually by Hollingdrakes of Stockport was for “the best XK Jaguar”. As this run no longer takes place it has been decided to present the Shield to the member who won it the most times.

 

Therefore, our Vice-Chairman John Butterworth was delighted to present the shield to Mike Birtwistle, who won this shield with his 1954 Green XK120, Drop Head Coupe Reg: OAO 789.

More photographs of the Sunday lunch can be found on page 5.

 

 

Mike Birtwistle

Mike’s “other car” a Ferrari Daytona is on the cover of the November issue of the Classic & Sportscar magazine, with a write up on Page 105.

 

Area 15

Our friends in Area 15 Cheshire are holding a New Year Dinner Dance on January 5th, 2019 and extend a warm welcome to any members of Area 18 who would like to join them. See the details below:

 

New Year Dinner Dance

 

Three course Dinner including tea/coffee £26 per person

 

Overnight stay B&B £80 per room based on two sharing. A pre order is required and the Menu Choice can be obtained

From: Keith Smith - Tel: 01270 664191

 

         

                                     

 

Saturday 5th January 2019 at 7pm for 7.30pm

Mere Court Hotel, Warrington Road, Mere, Knutsford, Cheshire WA14 0RW

 

         

Dress Code, Ladies – lovely as ever & Gentlemen – Black Tie or Lounge Suit

Dancing to our very own D.J. George (Slim Boy Fat) Whittle

 

Reservations for the Dinner can be made by sending a cheque

for £26 pp to “JDC Area 15 Cheshire” at the address below or payment to Christine & Keith Smith at the 12th December Meeting.

 

Room reservations should be made direct to the hotel - 01565 831002

c/o. Lyndsey Bradley, Event manager and quote “JDC” to get the special room price.

 

To book in by post for the Dinner please send your cheque payable to :- “JDC Area 15 Cheshire”

Mr Keith Smith, 10 Oak Bank Close, Willaston, Nantwich. Cheshire, CW5 7JA

 

 

 

 

Newsletter

Normally we email the newsletter to members on the Friday, ten days prior to the next meeting. Apparently one or two of you do not always receive it (the mysteries of cyber space) and although we do check that every member has been sent a copy, we have no idea if the email arrives safely or not. In order to avoid this happening, if you have NOT received your newsletter by the Monday/Tuesday prior to the meeting, please email Margaret at kjonmar@gmail.com  and she will re-send it to you.

 

Dates for your Diary

9th-11th Nov             NEC Classic Car Show

18th Nov                  Sunday Lunch

1st Dec                    JDC Area 18 Christmas Party

 

 

Committee members: John Birchall -Chairman, John Butterworth –Vice Chairman/Social Events Organiser, Maurice Hugo –Secretary/Social Events Organiser, Elaine Birchall –Treasurer, Luke Clayton –Membership Secretary, Stephen Liver – Social Events Organiser, Bob Gregson – Committee member, Margaret Knowles –Social Events Secretary,

Joan Clayton –Newsletter

 

Website: www.jaguar-drivers-club-lancashire.co.uk

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            29 Green Drive

                                                                                                              Penwortham

                                                                                                              Preston

                                                                                                              PR1 0RD

                                                                                                                                      21stSeptember2018

Dear Members,

 

“Ah, Lovely October, as you usher in the season that awakens my soul, your awesome beauty compels my spirit to soar like a leaf caught in an autumn breeze and my heart to sing like a heavenly choir.”-Peggy Toney Horton

 

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on Monday 1st October 2018 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn, BB2 7LF.

This month we have our ‘Annual Inter Area Quiz Night’ between Areas 15 & 18. Last year Birchall’s Bopper’s from Area 18 won the quiz, so here’s hoping we retain the title.

 

Membership Cards

Could all members please bring their ‘Membership Cards’ to the meeting in order for Luke to check they correspond with the list he has from Luton.

 

October Sunday Lunch

Our Sunday lunch will take place on Sunday October 14th, at the Mytton Fold Hotel. You should have already received details of this event which is being organized by Maurice Hugo. If you wish to go, and have not already done so, please make your reservation at the October meeting or no later than Friday October 5th.You can contact Maurice by email: mhugo.jeep@btopenworld.com or phone him on 07836 639761

 

Last Month

Last month, Jon Greenwood from Kentdale Jaguar Landrover Kendal, visited us with the new Jaguar I-pace. Members were invited to complete a form to drive the car and although there were varying views as to whether a petrol, diesel or electric car was best, everyone enjoyed the experience. After the test drives were completed, many members devoured a delicious hotpot, following which Jon answered a few questions and John Butterworth presented him with a Jaguar book to thank him for bringing the car to our meeting. Our thanks also go to David Denson for providing the floodlights which were extremely useful now the lights are drawing in, and the Canberra Club for supplying the delicious hotpot.

 

Jon emailed us with some details of the car that are more understandable for some of us.

Jaguar I-Pace

 

This is what Ian Callum, Jaguars Director of Design has to say about the I-PACE:

 

‘We’ve created I-PACE to represent the next generation of battery electric vehicle design. It’s radical, dramatic, and future facing – the product of authentic Jaguar DNA matched with beautiful, premium details and British craftsmanship’

What this means in real terms is a vehicle powered totally by electricity from its’ onboard battery system.

 It can accelerate from 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds and delivers instant acceleration due to 400PS peak power output, similar performance to the supercharged 3.0 V6 Petrol engine found elsewhere within the Jaguar line up.

A single full charge can provide up to 292 miles range, it can be recharged at the growing number of public charging points or at home.

It takes only 85 minutes to charge the battery from empty to 80% capacity using the public network of ‘rapid chargers’ or approximately 8 hours using the Jaguar approved home charging box.

For peace of mind, Jaguar include a battery warranty of 8 years or 100,000 miles.

The I-PACE is also eligible for a government grant of £4,500 which is deducted from the purchase price (subject to terms and conditions)

Hoghton Tower

Sunday 2nd September found many of us at Hoghton Tower where James I knighted the Loin of Beef. The day started cool and damp but soon the sun shone and a pleasant day was had by all. Barry and Margaret Lewis won ‘Car of the Show’ with their beautiful

 

Christmas Party December 1st December

Our Christmas party has been arranged at the Best Western Plus, Samlesbury Hotel on December 1st, 2018. The hotel is perfectly placed just off the M6 motorway at junction 31.

The tickets are £36.00 per person, and include; Canapes and arrival drink, Christmas Dinner (after which we will enjoy our own entertainment), and later the choice of a Quiet room for your nightcap, or for the more energetic a Disco.

 

The menu for the evening and your Guest Pre-Order form have been emailed to you all on September 14th, if you have not received them, please contact Margaret Knowles on kjonmar@gmail.com and she will send copies to you.

 

As in the past we have provisionally reserved a number of rooms for those of you who wish to stay overnight, at the superb price of £60.00 per double room including Breakfast the following morning. This special rate is dependent on a minimum of 15 rooms being booked. Your early reservation will be appreciated.

 In order to reserve your room please contact Elaine Birchall (NOT THE HOTEL) and be sure to mention any special requests especially if you have mobility problems. Cancellation terms do apply. Elaine’s contact details are: Tel: 01942 225146 E.Mail: djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

 

 

Members Cars

This month I thank Bob Gregson for his article –

 

My Jaguars Past & Present

I have not been in the Jaguar Drivers Club very long but owning a 2001 XKR since 2004 got my interest in joining like-minded drivers to the delights of owning such a special car. I owned a Jaguar MK2 3.8 in 1973, which came my way rather oddly , I received a phone call from a friend of mine who asked me if I was interested in a car that hadn’t  run for some years and probably in a bit of a state, well when I arrived at the address, an elderly lady took me to the back garden to show me the garage and the car, what a surprise I got. The garage had collapsed around the car leaning over to one side and the roof of the garage was on the roof of the car. Not a good start!  Anyway I retrieved it and got it back home, a new battery and some late nights brought it back to life. I have always had a soft spot for bigger cars, Vanden  Plas, Princess R, a Rover 3 litre  etc.

 

After retiring from BAE and now having the Jaguar bug what an opportunity  to get my hands on one of those lovely big Jaguars, with Rosies’ permission of course. After some trawling I finally found the car for me, a 1958 MKIX in two-tone blue located in Humberside. A phone call that evening revealed a lot of interest, allegedly! So taking no chances I said we would be there first thing in the morning to view the car.

 

We arrived at the farm at 8.30 and were greeted by the farmer who showed us the car in the barn and looking very complete; however on closer inspection there were three large boxes on the back seat and two fuel tanks in the boot. He explained that he had started to strip the car down, brakes and fuel system, but had been involved in a severe car accident and had not been able to continue restoring the car. The bodywork was generally very good, until you come to the lower 6 inches around the entire car!  Rust and more rust, that is if the part was there at all, however the chassis was in good condition as all the floor panels. The car was on all 4 wheels sporting new Pirelli Cinturato tyres, so we could at least transport the car.

  

Once the car was in the garage the job of the big strip down commenced, firstly removing the bonnet and inner and outer wings to give good access to all  the engine and the front steering and torsion bar suspension.  After a few basic maintenance checks, hand turn of the engine, new plugs and reset points. I had put a small amount of diesel in to the cylinder heads for initial lubrication of the cylinders, a week earlier. When the carburettors were primed and a battery attached, that fearful moment came, would it run or not?  There’s nothing like that moment when the engine bursts into life, it certainly did, especially as there was no exhaust attached and some diesel to burn off!    

 

I have now striped off all the parts I can for now, working my way through them repairing and repainting, bagging and labelling. I am now ready to remove the body from the chassis, this will give me good access to rear suspension and back axel. Torsion bar suspension! What a mystery this was to me and how it worked on the car.

 

     After consulting various gurus I decided to ignore all the theories and work it out myself. I now know how it works and you cannot reset it until you have finished the whole project and its back on the ground with all the fluids in place to give it the correct weight. Well I could go on about all sorts of fascinating discovery’s (cough, cough,) When the project is further on, I will update the newsletter, well at least in the next five years.    

Bob and Rosie Gregson.

 

Would you like to do a short write up for Members Cars? PLEASE send me your article with a photo or two if possible to joanclayton26@gmail.com  by the 18th of the month.

 

 

 

Car for Sale

Toyota Land Cruiser LC5 D-4D Auto 7 Seater:

An exceptional SUV, only 34700 miles, full Toyota Service History, Deep Blue Metallic with Beige Leather interior. Has many features: Sat Nav, Front & Rear Dash Cams, Tracker for Life fitted no annual charges, TV screen in the rear, Electric heated seats, Dinarrol undersealed, Tow Bar and full electrics, 4 electric windows, first person to see will buy, First owner from Demo car, MOT till March 2019. Revised Price £28,750.00 OVNO (Wrong price quoted originally)

 

Newsletter

Normally we email the newsletter to members on the Friday, ten days prior to the next meeting. Apparently one or two of you do not always receive it (the mysteries of cyber space) and although we do check that every member has been sent a copy, we have no idea if the email arrives safely or not.

In order to avoid this happening, if you have NOT received your newsletter by the Monday/Tuesday prior to the meeting, please email Margaret at kjonmar@gmail.com and she will re-send it to you.

 

Dates for your Diary

30th Sept               Standard Triumph Show Museum Transport Cheetham Hill

6th Oct                   Classics Track Day Aintree

14th Oct                  Area 18 Sunday Lunch

9th-11th Nov             NEC Classic Car Show

18th Nov                  Area 18 Sunday Lunch

1st Dec                    JDC Area 18 Christmas Party

 

    Committee members: John Birchall -Chairman, John Butterworth –Vice Chairman/Social Events Organiser, Maurice Hugo –Secretary/Social Events Organiser, Elaine Birchall –Treasurer, Luke Clayton –Membership Secretary, Stephen Liver – Social Events Organiser, Bob Gregson – Committee member, Margaret Knowles –Social Events Secretary,

Joan Clayton –Newsletter

 

Website: www.jaguar-drivers-club-lancashire.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                          joanclayton26@gmail.com

                                                                                                                            24th, August 2018

Dear Members,

"Try to remember the kind of September when life was slow and oh so mellow,
Try to remember the kind of September when grass was green and grain so yellow,
Try to remember the kind of September when you were a young and a callow fellow,
Try to remember and if you remember, then follow, follow, follow." 

Try to Remember, Lyrics by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt 

Ok who’s started singing or humming?

 

Our next meeting will take place at 7.00 p.m. on Monday 3rd September 2018 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn, BB2 7LF.

At this month's meeting we are extremely delighted to be able to bring to Area 18 members your first viewing of the all new Jaguar Landrover all Electric I Pace in advance of customer deliveries.

 

Our grateful thanks to Kentdale Jaguar Landrover of Kendal for their incredible

kind service bringing this state of the art I Pace to Area 18 for everyone to get their first opportunity to get up close to this technological marvel of the 21st Century.

 

 

We are also offering Area 18 members a sumptuous hotpot supper with red cabbage for the incredible low price of £3.75 a head.

 

Because of the failing light in September we intend to start the meeting at 7.00 so to gain full advantage of this unique event please make an extra special effort to be early.

It will be possible for members to test drive the I Pace at the meeting and sample this futuristic technology, but you must bring along your driving licence and fill out a form to cover insurance by Kentdale.

 

Could you please e-mail Elaine on djohnbirchall@btinternet ASAP call John on 07973 452563 or Elaine on 07977 120959 if you require a hotpot supper by the latest Wednesday

29th August, so we can make the appropriate arrangements with our caterers. Please note that we cannot take orders on the night, and if you order a hotpot it must be paid for if you don't attend the meeting.

 

Last month

We had our annual “Barbecue and Bonnet’s Up” and what an enjoyable evening it was. The weather was kind, so those who wanted could sit around the bowling green and enjoy the splendid feast provided by our members, and Our Bonnets Up Competition was won by Mike and Wendy Birtwistle with their beautiful XJ Series 3 Daimler.

 

This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and our thanks must go to Stephen Liver and Mike and Wendy Birtwistle for providing the meat, Barry and Margaret Lewis for crying over the onions, our chefs for the evening, Barrie Hughes, Steven and Norma Liver and John Birchall. Our thanks must also go to all the ladies and gentlemen who produced all the extras, potatoes, salads, coleslaws, sauces, buns, cakes etc. An excellent evening was had by everyone.

 

CANCELLATION - John Vero Run – September 16th, 2018

 

It is with great regret that we have had to cancel the above event, once again the reason being that this new date has again clashed with an event that many members have planned to visit; the Classic Car Show Manchester, which is being held at EventCity on Saturday September 15th and Sunday September 16th. A new date for the John Vero run will be

announced in the new year.

 

 

Hoghton Tower

Stephen Liver still has a couple to tickets left for this event on 2nd September 2018. Please contact him if you haven’t got yours contact Stephen on 01524 414428.

 

NORTHERN DAY at RABY CASTLE

Hosted by Area 11

 

 

 

Five Jaguars from Area 18 left Lancashire for a leisurely journey over the stunningly beautiful North Pennines to County Durham for the JDC Northern Day at Raby Castle Classics in the Park show on Sunday August 12th. Having journeyed the day prior to the show they arrived at their overnight accommodation where later in the evening they met up with Mike Byng - Jaguar Drivers Club Chairman and his wife Margaret, our own Maurice and Liz Hugo, and Geoff and Sheila Mansfield of Area 11.

 

Sunday morning proved to be disappointing weather wise as we awoke to heavy rain, but thankfully by the time we left our accommodation and headed to Medieval Raby Castle located near Staindrop in County Durham which was built by John Neville and is still a private home and remains the seat of the Vane Family the Barons Of Barnard, the rain had almost stopped.  We drove through the 200 acre deer park and followed the marshalls directions to our designated area a grassy hillside overlooking the castle. Cars began to arrive and by mid-morning John and Elaine’s XK Silverstone, John and Kath’s E Type, Steve and Norma’s XK Convertible, Peter and Jens XK Coupe and Margaret’s X Type had been joined by one hundred and seventy two other Jaguars ranging from a Jaguar MK5 to Jaguar F Type

 

     

 

We enjoyed a few hours mingling with club members from other areas from throughout the country and additional members from Area 18 including David and Diana and of course not forgetting Freddy who had travelled up on Saturday, Brian and Lois Haselden, Alan Hewitt, Tony Fryer, Martin and Margaret Pagett and Anthony and Caroline Taylor who had travelled up just for the day.

 

   

            

Once you had wandered through the extensive array of Jaguars and other interesting models of cars some chose to visit the castle and explore the wonderful rooms which gave a captivating glimpse of life through the ages or take a quiet walk in the picturesque walled gardens.

 

           

      

At 2 O’clock the eagerly anticipated raffle took place, John and Elaine being one of the lucky winners, a hamper full of goodies. As well as this Elaine won a rather large fluffy rabbit after having correctly guessed its name this being Sid.

 

  

          

 

Despite strong competition from all the other Jaguars on show we did extremely well and managed to bring back one coveted trophy from the day as our Chairman John Birchall won the Best Modern Sports Car Trophy with his XK Silverstone.

 

 

The rain did return mid-afternoon, but it did not dampen our spirits and we all enjoyed the day. We said our goodbyes and whilst some members set off on the homeward journey others returned to their accommodation where they enjoyed a pleasant nights wining and dining.

 

Report by Liz Hugo and Margaret Knowles

 

 

 

 

Members Cars

 

This Month Bernard Gillett tells us of:

 

The Automobile Obsession - It was because of William Ben and Sir William Lyons

 

As they say I was knee high to a grasshopper in 1949 when my Father bought a new Jowett Javelin, KTD 228.

 

We often used to go to Southport, on the beach with the car and in later years my Father started to show me how to drive the car, of course, time moves on and at 17 I passed my driving test.

 

My first car was an Austin A70 Saloon and 18 months later I sold it and bought a Morris Oxford and this one had a Gold Seal engine in!!  I had this car for 2 years and each Saturday morning we went shopping down in the town – Chorley, and also visited a café for lunch.

                                 

On one occasion I explained to my parents I had been into a local garage showroom looking at another car, we all three proceeded therein.  Walking between the cars my Father asked which car I was looking at! I casually pointed to the one….his response was –‘You’re not having that!!’  My reply was that they would take my Morris in exchange plus the difference, but I was a little short!

 

Yes, I did buy the car, it was a Jaguar Mk1 2.4lt, British Racing Green, LBN 164.  I later went to London to see the Motor Show at Earls Court, and me being green as grass, didn’t realise that the engine was using more oil than fuel and the result of this was that the bearings went.  When I spoke to the garage they had offered parts only cover.  Later my Father arranged for it to go into the local Jaguar Dealer to be fixed and the advice from them was – a replacement engine from Jaguar.  This actually arrived, only needing fuel and battery.

 

Later my friend and I fitted overdrive, I used the car for 2,500 miles.  I then tuned the engine up, my Father said one Friday evening, ‘could he take the car?’.  His car was in the garage.  He used it to go out collecting for his business and on his return he came in, stood looking at me and said, -not a man for swearing – ‘What the Bloody Hell have you done to this car, you will kill us both’!!.  I kept the car for 3 years, but the body suffered serious corrosion so I sold it!!

 

Over the following years I had over 20 Company cars….. However, my obsession with Jaguar Jowett’s continues to this day and I’m currently working on a MkV as well as having other Jaguar Jowett’s.

 

Christmas Party December 1st 2018

 

Our Christmas party has been arranged at the Best Western Plus, Samlesbury Hotel on December 1st, 2018. The hotel is perfectly placed just off the M6 motorway at junction 31.

 

The tickets are £36.00 per person, and include; Canapes and arrival drink, Christmas Dinner (after which we will enjoy our own entertainment), and later the choice of a Quiet room for your nightcap, or for the more energetic a Disco.

 

As in the past we have provisionally reserved a number of rooms for those of you who wish to stay overnight, at the superb price of £60.00 per double room including Breakfast the following morning. This special rate is dependent on a minimum of 15 rooms being booked. Your early reservation will be appreciated.

 

You will receive the Christmas Menu and your Menu Pre-order form during September

 

In order to reserve your room please contact Elaine Birchall (NOT THE HOTEL) and be sure to mention any special requests especially if you have mobility problems. Cancellation terms do apply.

 

Elaine’s contact details are: Tel: 01942 225146 E.Mail: djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

 

Classics in the Park

Saturday 11th August dawned a lovely sunny day and a few of our members met up at Miller Park Preston for the 5th annual show. There were some 216 stunning cars and motorcycles of all marques on display with 10 classes. A light lunch was provided for the exhibitors by the ‘Friends of Avenham and Miller Park’. Many of the visitors were local to Preston and we caught up with family, old friends and news. I hope this show continues for many years and I would like to thank Captain David Thorpe and the Friends of the Parks for all their hard work which went into the organisation of the event.

 

October Sunday Lunch

Our Sunday lunch will take place on Sunday October 14th, at the Mitton Fold Hotel. You will receive the menu and details of this event during September.

 

Tatton Park

A rainy start to Sunday meant a grim drive down to Tatton Park which didn’t bode well but the weather got better and although everyone had to wipe their cars down once or twice, we all had a good time. Thank you to David Hodgkinson for welcoming members with a bacon butty.

On our compulsory stroll around the autojumble we called at Brian and Joan Ekin’s stallto say hello. We had 22 cars on the area 15 stand and as you can see from the photographs it looked very impressive.

 

At All Events

Our chairman John Birchall has requested: Could all members please remember to take all their rubbish home, including tea bags, eggshells etc: These items do not biodegrade quickly enough for sheep and other animals that graze on fields between events. Somebody has to clear the pitch after a show, and unfortunately these items were found on our pitch following the recent Tatton Park Classic Car Show.

 

Newsletter

Normally we email the newsletter to members on the Friday, ten days prior to the next meeting. Occasionally one or two of you do not always receive it, and although we do check that every member has been sent a copy, we have no idea if the email arrives safely or not.

Last month one of our new members did not receive the newsletter although it had been sent to them, and as a result turned up for the John Vero run which had been cancelled.

In order to avoid this happening again, if you have NOT received your newsletter by the Monday/Tuesday prior to the meeting, please email Margaret at kjonmar@gmail.com  and she will re-send it to you.

 

Car for Sale

Toyota Land Cruiser LC5 D-4D Auto 7 Seater:

An exceptional SUV, only 34700 miles, full Toyota Service History, Deep Blue Metallic with Beige Leather interior. Has many features: Sat Nav, Front & Rear Dash Cams, Tracker for Life fitted no annual charges, TV screen in the rear, Electric heated seats, Dinatrol undersealed, Tow Bar and full electrics, 4 electric windows, first person to see will buy, First owner from Demo car, MOT till March 2019. Price £32500.00 OVNO

 

Dates for your Diary

 

25th – 26th August    Oulton Park Gold Cup

26th– 27th August     Stanley Park Blackpool BVPG

2nd Sept                            Hoghton Tower Classics MW

2nd Sept                            Cholmondeley Castle

9th Sept                             Lytham Vehicle Show BVPG

9th Sept                             Lakeland Motor Museum Drive in Day

15th Sept                           Manchester Classic Car Show

23rd Sept                Worden Park Leyland Lancs Vehicle Club

30th Sept                Standard Triumph Show Museum Transport Cheetham Hill

6th Oct                   Classics Track Day Aintree

14th Oct                            Area 18 Sunday Lunch

9th-11th Nov             NEC Classic Car Show

18th Nov                 Sunday Lunch

1st Dec                   JDC Area 18 Christmas Party

 

 

 

Committee members: John Birchall -Chairman, John Butterworth –Vice Chairman/Social Events Organiser, Maurice Hugo –Secretary/Social Events Organiser, Elaine Birchall –Treasurer, Luke Clayton –Membership Secretary, Stephen Liver – Social Events Organiser, Bob Gregson – Committee member, Margaret Knowles –Social Events Secretary,

Joan Clayton –Newsletter

 

Website: www.jaguar-drivers-club-lancashire.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                    29 Green Drive

                                                                                                    Penwortham

                                                                                                    Preston

                                                                                                    PR1 0RD

                                                                                                    26th July 2018

Dear Members,

 

‘It was upon a Lammas night, When corn rigs are bonie,
Beneath the moon's unclouded light, I held
awa to Annie;’ – from ‘The Rigs O’ Barley’ by Robbie Burns.

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on Monday 6th August 2018 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn, BB2 7LF.  This month we have our BARBEQUE and BONNETS UP competition, so get those engines polished until they gleam. This month’s letter is slightly longer than usual but everything is relevant and important to our members.

 

July Meeting/Landlord’s Choice

At our July meeting, when so many of our members were enjoying a jolly holiday, our host Tom sent his apprentice out to choose his favourite car from the 18 on the car park, which turned out to be a white F Type S owned by new members, Steve and Jill Booth.

 

 John Birchall face timed us from France and members on both sides of the channel shouted ‘Hi’. The wonders of technology!

 

Brian Ekin had some sad news for us, Peter Lawson, a member Jaguar Drivers Club and known to many of us has passed away. I was able to let John and the others know when he rang again a few minutes later but unfortunately it was a bad line and I had to go outside and leave you for a few moments. Sorry about that.

 

The Barbeque 

Our August meeting is one of the most popular – when we partake in the Barbeque, our biggest money raiser for the club funds:

Obviously, Elaine needs to know the number to cater for and has been taking names for those of you that require a meal but if you haven't as yet confirmed that you will be partaking of the food please contact Elaine on 01942 225146 or email: djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

We will not be able to take orders on the night so please let Elaine know before Tuesday, July 31st, if you are able to come along. Meals are just £7.00 a head which is exceptionally good value for money, and needs to be paid in advance.

As usual we are appealing for your help to make this event a success, so if you are able to donate some items such as salad, bread rolls, potatoes, onions, relishes, puddings etc. that would be absolutely fantastic. Again, Elaine needs know any items you can donate, so that food is not duplicated, and she can co-ordinate the arrangements. Please remember to bring your own plates and cutlery. Oooh I can smell those onions already.

 

John Vero Run – September 16th, 2018

The John Vero run has been postponed until September, due to our arrangements clashing with so many other Classic Car events on the same day, many of you having made previous arrangements to attend the JDC National Day at Woburn Abbey, are away on holiday, have prior family commitments or have booked for other car events that are taking place on the same day.

The run will now take place on September 16th, 2018. If you have already booked and paid for the event, we will transfer your reservation and payment to the new date.

Please contact Stephen Liver on 01524 414428 email: stephen@liver.me.uk to confirm that the new date is convenient for you; request a refund if it isn’t; or to make your reservation. Payment is required in advance.

If you would like to come along and require a copy of the “John Vero Advance Notice”, which was originally emailed to you all on June 16th, 2018 with all the details, please email Margaret Knowles on kjonmar@gmail.com and she will send you a copy.

 

Gary Smith

writes ‘Please could you thank all the members who sponsored me for the Manchester 10K run for The Christie Cancer Hospital Charity, the £93 was brilliant. Thanks also to Thelma and Mike Dunn for collecting the money’.

 

Much Hoole Classic and Vintage Festival

A friend of Gary Smith is organising a festival in Much Hoole on the 11th of August, and is looking for people with classic cars to attend. If anyone would like to go it is

Hoole Classic car and Vintage Festival Much Hoole Village hall 94 Liverpool Old Road open from 8am starts at 11:30 and the contact is Tom 07720470555.

 

Area 18 French Tour

 

MAKING HAPPY MEMORIES ON THE LOIRE AND DORDOGNE TOUR

WITH FRIENDS OLD AND NEW

 

Portsmouth Sunday June 24th saw members of Area 18 & 15 and friends in cars ranging from a Jaguar XK 150 to modern day saloons assembled for our sailing to St Malo.

 

Following a calm overnight crossing we disembarked for the first leg of our journey to Hotel Le Fleuray in the heart of the Loire Valley.  Some members including Bob and Rosie decided to visit Mont St Michael on route, Maurice and myself went to Dinan. Peter, Nancy Keith and Christine took the scenic route driving down the side of the Loire whilst others who shall remain nameless decided the quickest route was through the ploughed fields!!  Later that evening we all enjoyed a pleasant nights dining on the terrace all with a tale to tell about the journey.

 

Amboise was visited by many on Tuesday and whilst some opted for a leisurely stroll through the historical quarter the more energetic including Steve & Norma took the steep climb to the Chateau du Clos Luce, Leonardo’s da Vinci’s former home. The Chateau d Amboise the residence of Charles V111 & Leonardo da Vinci’s tomb was also visited.

 

If you are in the region the Chateau De Chenonceau one of the most beautiful of the Loire chateaux is not to be missed and John, Kath, John, Elaine, Ian and Barbara to name but a few could be found admiring the richly furnished interiors, old master paintings, garden and park. The chateau is built over the gently moving waters of the Cher River and David, Sheila, Mike and Sue amongst others viewed the chateau from the water by taking a boat tour on the Cher.

 

Thursday June 28th saw us back in the cars once again for the second leg of our journey to the Hotel Chateau Barrail. After dining, once again everyone had a tale to recount about the journey, getting lost, 

travelling through fields again!! But the best one was told by Jean who reported having seen a camel in the woods.

 

Friday dawned hot and sunny and many decided a visit to nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site Saint- Emilion a charming village located in the heart of the famous Bordeax wine area was the order of the day. Here they ambled through the narrow winding streets whilst admiring the mellow golden stonework, medieval town gates & ramparts. To escape the heat, the temperature by now was in the low 30s part of the group including Brian and Ann decided to visit the Eglise Monolithe and the Catacombs.

 

Saturday & Sunday by now the temperature had reached 37 degrees and most spent the days relaxing by the pool. However the ever intrepid Maurice suggested a visit to Perigeux so accompanied by myself, Jim, Gladys, Martyn and Jean we set off. Fortunately we were able to travel through the ancient streets & squares of what was once Vesunna a Gallo- Roman settlement, the towns medieval history in place de la Clautre whilst admiring the half –timbered medieval houses  and the Levantine Cathedral St Front on The Petit Train.

 

Monday saw us packing our cars for the next short leg of our journey to Hotel Mercure La Rochelle. Once again everyone had a tale to tell about the journey, including Jean having seen not one but two camels in the woods, and Christine her encounter with a very large bird/cow.

 

Tuesday dawned and we were up bright and breezy all assembled in the hotel foyer for the trip tour organised by John and Kath Butterworth a boat trip to Fort Boyard which today is now used as the setting for the television program The Keys of Fort Boyard. The trip gave us the opportunity to discover the area as seen from the sea including the Chain, St Nicholas, Richelieu, and Lantern Towers and the Minimes marina which is one of the largest in Europe before arriving at Aix Island.

 

Connected by a bridge to La Rochelle the Ile De Re was a popular destination for many including John and Elaine on Wednesday where they spent the day discovering the charms of its villages lined with white houses, wandered along the quays of the picturesque little ports or found one of the vast beaches of fine sand to relax or go for a swim.

 

For most of us Thursday was a day off from driving as we had a long journey on Friday. Many including Mike & Wendy decided to visit Le Bunker De La Rochelle an incredible bunker right in the centre of town where you can discover the story of La Rochelle from 1939-1945 or the aquarium where you can see more than 1200 marine animals or simply stroll round La Rochelle with its arcaded walkways, half-timbered houses and old harbour.


 
Thursday evening saw us assembled for the Tour Dinner which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Entertainment was provided by our resident comedian Peter Robinson, Elaine, Kath, Maurice, Brian, Audrey and of course an Ode of holiday events written and narrated by our very own Norma.

 

All too soon Friday arrived and we packed our cars for the final time for the journey to the Port of Caen and our sailing to Portsmouth.

 

 

Following our overnight stay at The Hotel Solent & Spa we sadly said our goodbyes. We had had a memorable holiday, stayed at three very individual hotels (packed & unpacked suitcases!!!!) been blessed with fantastic weather and all agreed it had been a great (if sometimes confusing) journey with friends old and new.

 

Written by Liz Hugo

 

Norma Liver’s Ode of the holiday events, follows on the next page

ODE of the Loire and Dordogne holiday events written by Norma Liver

 

It has been an enjoyable tour, and you have all contributed to the fun

Stephen and I can't get from one place to the other, even on the shortest run.

I would especially like to mention the first hotel, which seemed beyond our reach

We had left the ferry in good cheer, with John and Elaine, John and Kath and US bringing up the rear.

Somehow we managed to lose them; Martin and Jean were following our car

We were going round in circles; I needed a drink from the bar!

We managed at last to get to the hotel. Maurice patiently told us how to find it

Everyone else seemed to have no trouble, with a map and 2 Sat Navs we still couldn't find it

The next day we went to Amboise, we visited De Vinci's house and various places

We managed to find our away back, without getting lost; we had smiles on our faces.

We enjoyed the scenery and our time in Le Fleuray.

 

But it was soon time to pack and move on, we will go straight there it was decided

A good idea we agreed, what could possibly go wrong!

We left the hotel with John and Elaine, our Sat Navs primed we were on our way

All went well till we lost John and Elaine. It’s going to be another one of those days!

After travelling through a few fields, we arrived first believe it or NOT!

The Chateau, the rooms and the grounds were lovely, and the weather was extremely HOT.

A Chateau and a boat trip was suggested, its only 40 minutes away we heard someone say

We went in the wrong direction, and after 1 ½ hours, we were still half an hour away!

 

Our time came to leave the Chateau, we had enjoyed the pool and the sun

More packing and a journey to plan, we were bound to get lost on our run.

Christine had an enjoyable trip, she met an Albatross (or Cow) on the way

But that’s another story, we will keep for another day.

 

La Rochelle has been a lovely place to stop, there is plenty to see and do

Packing again and another journey, probably by the scenic route!

We hope you a have all made happy memories, new friends met during the evenings and day.

We wouldn't have missed it for the world, even when we were going the wrong way!

 

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Lytham Hall – Area 18 Day

 

On 22nd July we gathered at Lytham Hall for our Area Day. 38 cars were displayed on our stand. The winners of our trophies were: Keith and Christine Smith: Best Modern Saloon, Geoff and Sheila Mansfield: Best Classic Saloon, Peter Robinson and Nancy Ellis: Best Modern Sports Car, Brian & Ann Hobson: Best Classic Sports Car and Phillip and Angela Haydock: Car of the Day - the first recipients of the new “Guy Garlick MemorialTrophy”.

 

This is the first time the Guy Garlick Trophy has been presented. It was anonymously donated by a member of Jaguar Drivers Club in honour of Guy who sadly passed away in January and was one of the founder members of Area 18.

 

 

Margaret Knowles was given a thank you present for all the hard work she did in creating the brochures for the French tour.

 Members Cars

This month Ray and Anona Rushton are sharing their Jaguar memories.  Please keep your articles coming, it’s lovely to read them.

 

My interest in cars happened when I was a teenager, because my dad and my uncle were both mechanics and always working on various types of cars. Jaguars were my first love, but I couldn’t afford one then.

 

Just after I got married in 1972, my uncle who had a car sales garage said he had a Mark 2 at the garage and would I like to have a trial run in it. It was a beautiful car but sadly with just having bought a bungalow, again I couldn’t afford it.

 

Several years and a variety of cars later, just after our silver wedding we saw an XJS sports Jaguar, fell in love with it, and bought it.

This was a gorgeous car but if four of us were riding in it and being a two door, it got hard work getting out of the rear seats, so we decided to look for a four door Jaguar

 

        

 I saw an XJ6 3.6 litre Blue Jaguar which ticked all the boxes, and we enjoyed that car for several years until a friend told us he had seen an XJ40 Sovereign in an unusual colour. We went over to the showroom in Bolton one Sunday afternoon to see this beautiful “Rose Bronze” coloured Jaguar XJ40.

 

That was it – and without even having a trial run we bought it on condition that if we found any faults they would be rectified.

 

Luckily it was perfect, that was 16 years ago and it is our pride and joy and is greatly admired wherever we go.

 

 It is now the only car we possess but it is my “favourite toy”. Any other transport we use is the bus train or planes and this Jaguar is only used for shows and short journeys. Amen

 

 

Oulton Park Gold Cup

Roger Kemp – Representative of Area 41 and member of the JDC committee has asked us to include the following email in our August newsletter: Roger’s email address is: Rojrk@blueyonder.co.uk

 

Hi Everyone,

 

I have agreed to be the co-ordinator for obtaining Gold Cup tickets for us for this year’s event.  As usual the vehicle and driver will be admitted free of charge and any passengers will have to pay for their admission.

 

You will see below that we have been allocated 35 tickets each day for both Sunday 26th and Monday 27th – that’s the same number as we had last year.

 

The booking process is not quite as straightforward this year – in fact it’s taken me a while to find my way round it and, it doesn’t seem to want to let  me book for both Sunday and Monday...

 

 

The process is as follows:

 

1.  Go to the website at https://shop.msv.com/Account/Login 

 

2.  If you have not previously registered then you will need to do so (it takes less than 5 minutes)

 

3.  Once logged in you are presented with a selection of events. Click on the box headed Gold Cup OP August 18

 

4.  In response to the question “Who are you displaying your car with?” Click on the box “With a club”

 

5.  You are then presented with a list of clubs ... scroll down to Jaguar Drivers’ Club and click on it

 

6. You are then asked which day you wish to attend.  Once you have selected the day you will be asked for details of your car (I am assuming that one ticket will cover both days).

 

7.  When you submit the information you will be sent an e-mail almost immediately to say that your application has been received

 

9.  Then a little while later (and it might take a few days if it’s over a weekend) you will be sent an e-mail saying that your application has been considered and you then have to log into the MSV website to find out whether or not you’ve been successful....

 

10.  If you have been successful then you will have to print off your tickets BUT the PDF file with them in will not be made available to you about two weeks before the event.

 

If you have any problems please come back to me and I will help if I can.

 

 

Christmas Party December 1st 2018

Our Christmas party has been arranged at the Best Western Plus, Samlesbury Hotel on December 1st, 2018. The hotel is perfectly placed just off the M6 motorway at junction 31.

 

The tickets are £36.00 per person, and include; Canapes and arrival drink, Christmas Dinner (after which we will enjoy our own entertainment), and later the choice of a Quiet room for your nightcap, or for the more energetic a Disco.

 

As in the past we have provisionally reserved a number of rooms for those of you who wish to stay overnight, at the superb price of £60.00 per double room including Breakfast the following morning. This special rate is dependent on a minimum of 15 rooms being booked. Your early reservation will be appreciated.

 

In order to reserve your room please contact Elaine Birchall (NOT THE HOTEL) and be sure to mention any special requests especially if you have mobility problems. Cancellation terms do apply.

 

Elaine’s contact details are: Tel: 01942 225146 E.Mail: djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

 

November meeting 2018

Remember, Remember 5th, November, Andrew Whittaker of Lister Jaguar Cars will be visiting us but hopefully no gunpowder, treason or plot, this promises to be a very interesting evening.

 

 

Dates for your Diary

11th August             Classics in the Park – Miller Park Preston

12th August             Raby Castle Northern National Day

12th August             Stoneyhurst Classic Car Show

18th – 19th August   Tatton Park

25th – 26th August   Oulton Park Gold Cup

26th– 27th August    Stanley Park Blackpool BVPG

2nd Sept                  Hoghton Tower Classics MW

2nd Sept                  Cholmondeley Castle

9th Sept                  Lytham Vehicle Show BVPG

9th Sept                  Lakeland Motor Museum Drive in Day

15th Sept                Manchester Classic Car Show

23rd Sept               Worden Park Leyland Lancs Vehicle Club

30th Sept               Standard Triumph Show Museum Transport Cheetham Hill

 

Photographs from Area 18 Day at Lytham Hall are on our website.

 

    

              K

 

 

 

Committee members: John Birchall -Chairman, John Butterworth –Vice Chairman/Social Events Organiser, Maurice Hugo –Secretary/Social Events Organiser, Elaine Birchall –Treasurer, Luke Clayton –Membership Secretary, Stephen Liver – Social Events Organiser, Bob Gregson –Committee member, Margaret Knowles –Social Events Secretary,

Joan Clayton –Newsletter

 

Website: www.jaguar-drivers-club-lancashire.co.uk

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        29 Green Drive

                                                                                      Penwortham

                                                                                      Preston

                                                                                      PR1 0RD

                                                                                      22nd, June 2018

 

 

Dear Members,

 

‘The Summer looks out from her brazen tower,

Through the flashing bars of July’ – Francis Thompson, (born 16th December 1859 in Winkley Street, Preston, Lancashire.)

 

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on Monday 2nd July, 2018 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn, BB2 7LF.  This month you have Margaret Knowles, Luke Clayton and myself looking after you all as the only 3 committee members not in France.  ‘Landlord’s Choice’ will be chosen by Tom, our host at the Canberra Club, so get those fabulous Jaguars washed and polished until they are gleaming. (Note to self, don’t forget the trophy).

 

Last month we had lots of fabulous cars displayed for; ‘My Other Car Is’.

It’s a real treat to see the other marques owned by our members.

Below are a just a few of the wonderful ‘other cars’.

 

      

 

We also welcomed some new members, we hope you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to seeing you at future meetings and further events

 

European Tour to the Dordogne

On 24th June we wished bon voyage to many of our members as they embark on their journey through France. Enjoy yourselves and drive carefully.

 

 

 

Area 18 Day 2018

 

Sunday July 22nd, 2018

                             

“Area 18 Day” is a special day in our yearly calendar, when Jaguar Drivers Club members from the Lancashire catchment area display their cars and share their experiences with car enthusiasts of all marques, and visitors to the show.

 

Once again it will be held at the Lytham Hall, Classic Car and Motor Cycle Show,

organised by Mark Woodward Classic Events

Lytham Hall, Ballam Road, Lytham, Lancashire, FY8 4JX

 

The show takes place on the sweeping lawns and parkland of Grade I-listed Lytham Hall. Close to Blackpool, it’s easily accessible from the M6-M55.  The hall boasts historic paintings and furnishings, parkland, lake and dovecote.  With full amenities including the historic tea room set in the West Wing, with stable-yard picnic tables, there’s plenty to enjoy for a classic family summer day out.

    

As in the past “Area 18 Trophies” will be presented for:

 

Best Modern Saloon; Best Classic Saloon; Best Classic Sports Car and Car of the Day.

 

               

 

Last years’ winners were Mike & Thelma Dunne: Best Modern saloon; Tony Fryer: Best Classic Saloon; Brian & Joan Ekin: Best Classic Sports Car and Marie & Peter Bradley: Car of the Day

 

Tickets for the event, are now available and if you haven’t already got yours, be sure to get it at the July meeting from Margaret Knowles. Tickets are £5.00 per car and if you would like a ticket and are unable to attend the meeting please get in touch with Margaret.

Her contact details are: 4 Webster Grove, Bare, Morecambe. LA4 6QQ, Tel: 01524 409571,

E.mail: kjonmar@gmail.com

 

 

Area 15/18 Bowling Competition

Congratulations go to Area 15 for winning the inter area bowling match for the ‘Barbara Barrett Trophy’. Area 18 put up a bold fight and hope to regain it next year. It was a great bonding night and our Chairman was so pleased that so members had turned out to play for each team and to support the bowlers.

 

Leighton Hall

For any members with ticket for Leighton Hall 1st July 2018, please make your way to the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club stand (Red Rose) where you will receive a warm welcome and display your car.

 

Tatton Park Passion For Power

Elaine has the list for tickets and there are a few remaining for Saturday 18th, 2018 August only. Please send a self-addressed stamped addressed envelope to receive your ticket through the post.

 

Hoghton Tower

Stephen has asked me to confirm that he is happy to get tickets for members who wish to go to the above event, but he is only prepared to gets tickets for those members who order them from him and would need their money in advance. He would need to know no later than July 20th, 2018. Tickets are £4.00 per car. As Stephen is on the Dordogne tour, please see Margaret at the meeting.

 

Monday August 6th, THE BARBEQUE

Our August meeting is one of the most popular - the Barbeque and our biggest money raiser for the club funds:

Obviously Elaine needs to know the number to cater for and has been taking names for those of you that require a meal but if you haven't as yet confirmed that you will be partaking of the food, please let Jennifer Marsland know at the July meeting, as John and Elaine will be enjoying an extremely well deserved break on the European tour to The Dordogne. We will not be able to take orders on the night, so please let us know as soon as you can if you are able to come along. Meals are just £7.00 a head which is exceptionally good value for money, and needs to be paid in advance.

As usual we are appealing for your help to make this event a success, so if you are able to donate some items such as salad, bread rolls, potatoes, onions, relishes , puddings etc. that would be absolutely fantastic. Could you please let Elaine know when she returns from France (any time after 9th July,) any items you are able to donate, so that food is not duplicated, and she can co-ordinate the arrangements. Please remember to bring your own plates and cutlery

 

Raby Castle August 12th 2018

Stephen has some booking forms for Raby Castle for those of you who are interested. As Stephen is on the Dordogne tour, please see Margaret at the meeting.

 

 

 

Members Cars

This month we have Peter and Jennifer Marsland sharing their memories of their XJ6

 

XJ6 Series 2 Coupe.

ODK 350R

 

      My only ambition was to buy an attractive car in which I could take out the family. At the same time I was hoping to avoid the crippling depreciation I had suffered on the last three new cars I had bought. There was a kind of short list- Triumph Stag. Opel Monza, Jaguar Coupe, Aston Martin DBS (from £4250 at the time) Jensen Interceptor, Reliant Scimitar and Fiat 130 Coupe. The Jaguar just came to hand first in August of 1986.

 

      I knew nothing much about any of the candidates and just felt I could deal with any problems. I never expected that the reasonably smart car that I bought should never have had an M.O.T. cert, sills not attached to the body, and was seriously rusting from inside to out. Definitely one of B.L.’s classics!  After 10 months reliable use it went into my friend’s bodyshop as one of those fall back jobs and nothing much happened. I soon realised I would have to get seriously involved myself and for the next two years a lot of my spare time was spent in his workshop, often being left as the lock up man. The target of a sound car was achieved and even 30 years later all that rustproofing is still paying dividends.

 

       We had joined J.D.C. Area 18 and started to make friends.  Then came the desire to improve things. The sound interior was refinished by Eric Isherwood of Croftgate Products. Front and rear suspension was rebuilt, Bob Bate taking care of the differential. The engine which had perfect oil pressure but would happily consume a litre of oil in 50 motorway miles was entrusted to V.S.E in mid Wales and Bob Bate rebuilt the Auto Box which worked well anyway. A new headlining finished the interior and I have to thank Barrie Hughes for his assistance with that task.

 

      As all this work was happening over a period of years Jen and I were enjoying the fabulous friendship of so many people within Area 18 and the wider J.D.C.  Runs to Blackpool and York.  Area days and Tours to the continent.  Great weekends at Tatton Park and trips to the factory.  Events in other parts of the country and even with that J.E.C.   A good time was had and all thanks to the rotten old Jag that I bought in complete ignorance of the joy and heartache it would bring. It turned out to be an inspired choice!

 

 

 

      Without doubt the members of Area 18 are responsible for a lot of the fun we have had and we are so lucky to have met such a wonderful group of people. Without that connection I would perhaps never have improved the car past doing the bodywork and then parted company after a few years. Instead, 32 years after the initial purchase, much to the amusement of neighbours, I now have three Jaguars and feel perhaps that I could be sectioned under the mental health act.

 

November meeting 2018

Hot off the press, Andrew Whittaker of Lister Jaguar Cars will be visiting us 5th November 2018. This promises to be a very interesting evening.

 

Castle Bromwich

Would anyone be interested in a Jaguar/Landrover Tour of Castle Bromwich at a cost of £39 per person? Maybe a coach could be arranged at an extra cost but it would depend on interest, numbers and price.

 

Royal Lancashire Show

The Royal Lancashire Show will be held at Salesbury Hall, Ribchester, PR3 3XU from Friday 20th July to Sunday 22nd July 2018. Gate cost to public £15 per person.

Lancashire Automobile Club invite you to display your Vintage, Classic and Cherished Cars to make up a display.

Please apply for 2 tickets per car to Anthony Taylor mail@autotuneuk.com putting subject matter as Royal Lancs Show LAC. Add your name, address, telephone number, car reg number, make, model and your chosen date to attend.

Anthony Taylor 01254 886819

 

John Vero Commemorative Run

By now you should all have received advance notice of the John Vero Run from Margaret Knowles.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Party December 1st 2018

Our Christmas party has been arranged at the Best Western Plus, Samlesbury Hotel on December 1st, 2018. The hotel is perfectly placed just off the M6 motorway at junction 31.

 

The tickets are £36.00 per person, and include; Canapes and arrival drink, Christmas Dinner (after which we will enjoy our own entertainment), and later the choice of a Quiet room for your nightcap, or for the more energetic a Disco.

 

As in the past we have provisionally reserved a number of rooms for those of you who wish to stay overnight, at the superb price of £60.00 per double room including Breakfast the following morning. This special rate is dependent on a minimum of 15 rooms being booked. Your early reservation will be appreciated.

 

In order to reserve your room please contact Elaine Birchall (NOT THE HOTEL) and be sure to mention any special requests especially if you have mobility problems. Cancellation terms do apply.

 

Elaine’s contact details are: Tel: 01942 225146 E.Mail: djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

 

Millers Oils Rochdale

Would anyone be interested in a trip to Millers Oils of Rochdale one Saturday yet to be arranged?

 

 

 

 

Tatton Park

Tatton Park on Sunday was a glorious day.  The sun shone all day making the cars look fabulous.  The Cheshire Cats’ Stand was full and looked amazing drawing many visitors and admiring glances.

 

        

 

Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works - Saturday 23rd June

Just a reminder that there are still places available for the JDC’s visit to the Jaguar Land Rovers new classic car restoration and service facility at Ryton on Saturday 23rd June.

It’s a breakfast meeting so is open from 09:00 to 13:00 – it’s a very good place to visit – we will have full access to the facility (which includes among other things the remaining 300 or so cars from James Hull’s original collection).

If you would like to come along (and friends and family are welcome) please contact Head Office 01582 419332 – and Register – you will need to tell them your JDC Membership number.

       

 GDPR Regulations

In line with the recently introduced General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), The JDC Area 18 Committee would like to reassure you that any information we hold about you will only be used to contact you with the newsletter or to give you information about events in the Jaguar community that we think may be of interest to you. We will not pass your details to any third party unless we have your explicit consent to do so and to comply with this new regulation all members of area 18 must have a valid membership of the JDC. If you wish us to permanently delete you from our databases, just contact any committee member of JDC Area 18.

      

Guy Garlick

Below is the link on Autotrader for Guy Garlick's Jaguar X-Type

 

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert2018051164825?radius=make=JAGUAR&onesearchad=used&onesearchedad-Nearly%20New&onesearchad=New&advertising-location=at_car&sort=sponsored&postcode=pr10rd&page=1

 

He also had an MGB GT 1978 pageant blue, fixed head good condition.

For details of either of these cars, please contact Contact David Clayton on 07717 840832 or John Butterworth (after July 9th,) on 07973 192194 

 

 

Mysterious Photograph

A couple of weeks ago John Birchall received an anonymous note with this photograph.

All the note said was ‘Owned by one of your members I believe’. No date, no name, someone in fancy dress, only a registration number. A puzzle indeed but not for our very own Margaret Knowles, who with the bit between her teeth set to and solved the mystery. Thank you for your time and trouble Margaret and I will let you set the record straight and tell the story.

Margaret says “Although we have not traced the person who sent the photograph, we have found out the current owner of the car, who was very pleased to have been traced and the photograph has now been sent to him”.

 

Yours sincerely,

Joan Clayton

 

Dates for your diary

 

30th June            Manchester Aviation and Transport Festival

30th June            4 Hills and Sprint Championship - Aintree

1st July                Leighton Hall

2nd July               Landlords Choice

6th – 8th July       Le Mans Classic

14th July             Morecambe to Whitby LAC

15th July            Tram Sunday Fleetwood

20th – 22nd July  Silverstone Classic

22nd July            Lytham Hall

22nd July            Capesthorne Hall

22nd July            Botany Bay Chorley

11th August         Classics in the Park – Miller Park Preston

12th August         Raby Castle

12th August         Stoneyhurst Classic Car Show

18th – 19th Aug     Tatton Park

26th – 27th Aug    Stanley Park Blackpool BVPG

2nd Sept              Hoghton Tower

2nd Sept              Cholmondeley Castle

9th Sept              Lytham Vehicle Show BVPG

5th Nov               Andrew Whittaker Lister Jaguar Cars, Canberra Club

 

Committee members: John Birchall -Chairman, John Butterworth –Vice Chairman/Social Events Organiser, Maurice Hugo –Secretary/Social Events Organiser, Elaine Birchall –Treasurer, Luke Clayton –Membership Secretary, Stephen Liver – Social Events Organiser, Bob Gregson –Committee member, Margaret Knowles –Social Events Secretary,

Joan Clayton –Newsletter

 

Website: www.jaguar-drivers-club-lancashire.co.uk

 

 

29 Green Drive

Penwortham

Preston

PR1 0RD

25th May 2018

Dear Members,

 

“It is the month of June, The month of leaves and roses,

When pleasant sights salute the eyes, And pleasant scents the noses”

Nathaniel Parker Willis, The Month of June

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on Monday 4th June, 2018 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn, BB2 7LF.  Our theme this month will be ‘My Other Car Is’ I wonder what treats are in store for us?

 

Bowling Match June 7th, 2018

Our inter area bowling match with Area 15 for the Barbara Barratt Trophy will be held on 7th June 2018 at the Canberra Club. Have we got any bowlers out there that would like to help us win? If so please be there for 7.30 p.m.

 

Loire and Dordogne, France June 24th/July 7th

Unfortunately a place has become available due to health reasons, on our Area 18 holiday to France June 24th/July 7th. If anyone is interested in taking this cancellation please contact Maurice Hugo on: 07836 639761 or 01706 216539 immediately for further information, or

E-mail mhugo.jeep@btopenworld.com

 

The Car You Would Like To Go Home In’

Last month ‘The Car You Would Like To Go Home In’ was won by Barry and Margaret Lewis with their beautiful XK120.

 

 

 

Spring Weekend in Warwickshire

What a fabulous weekend we had. Time seemed to go so quickly. Some of us met up at Gaydon Motor Museum and had a wander around there and JDHT. I’d never been before and really enjoyed it. From there we headed to the hotel and had our evening meal followed by a quiz.

 

 

On Saturday we went to Warwick Castle and although the weather was a little inclement at times it was very enjoyable. Our evening meal was followed by a game of Play Your Cards and a good old sing song.

 

Sunday we went sailing down the river passed the Church of the Holy Trinity where Shakespeare was buried. Later that day we braved the wind and went to Mary Ardens’ Farm, where Shakespeare’s mother lived.

            

                     

 

Our last evening together ended with Mr and Mrs and Sit Down Bingo.

A very big thank you goes to John Butterworth, Maurice Hugo, Stephen Liver and not forgetting of course Margaret Knowles for all their hard work into making this weekend so very enjoyable.

 

Thank you Thelma

You will find many more photographs of the weekend on our Area 18 website:

https://www.jaguar-drivers-club-lancashire.co.uk

May Sunday Run

A very enjoyable run last Sunday, Sixteen cars took part and ended with 33 sitting down at The Calf’s Head Worston for a Carvery Tea.

 

Area Day – Lytham Hall July 22nd, 2018

Our Area day will take place on Sunday July 22nd, at Lytham Hall, Lytham. Stephen now has the tickets for our JDC Area 18 stand,  be sure to get yours at the meeting, they are £5.00 per car. If you require any further information, please contact Stephen on 01524 414428

 

Tatton Park August 18th and 19th

Elaine is now taking applications for tickets for show on August 18th and 19th.  Morton Media need to have your details by June 30th, so please let John or Elaine have the following information NO LATER than Thursday June 21st.

 

The Model of your Jaguar

The year of its manufacture

Its Registration number

The day(s) you wish to attend the show

Your JDC Membership number

 

Please send a self-addressed stamped addressed envelope to receive your ticket through the post.

 MG Octagon Car Club July 10th 2018

The MG Octagon Car Club, who meet at the Canberra Club once a month, are hosting an open evening and welcome all makes and models of classic vehicle to come and join them on

Tuesday 10th July.

If any of you would like to attend, there are no entry fees or application forms and there will be a barbeque and bar available for drinks.

Please arrive between 6pm and 8pm to ensure you don't miss out on the barbeque. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Tom Hill via email at: tom.h@canberraclub.co.uk

 

John Vero Run August 5th, 2018

Arrangements for our annual John Vero run are now in hand and we should be able to let you have further information around the middle of June. As usual this event will be concentrated around Lancashire, and at the request of many of last years participants, we will be including a second visit to Lancaster Castle.

 

Raby Castle August 12th 2018

Stephen has some booking forms for Raby Castle for those of you who are interested.

 

Hoghton Tower September 2nd, 2018

Stephen has asked me to confirm that he is happy to get tickets for members who wish to go to the above event, but he is only prepared to gets tickets for those members who order them from him and would need their money in advance. He would need to know no later than July 20th, 2018. Tickets are £4.00 per car.

 

Christmas Party December 1st 2018

Good news for later in the year, our Christmas party has been arranged at the Best Western Plus, Samlesbury Hotel on December 1st, 2018. The hotel is perfectly placed just off the M6 motorway at junction 31.

 

The tickets are £36.00 per person, and include; Canapes and arrival drink, Christmas Dinner (after which we will enjoy our own entertainment), and later the choice of a Quiet room for your nightcap, or for the more energetic a Disco.

 

As in the past we have provisionally reserved a number of rooms for those of you who wish to stay overnight, at the superb price of £60.00 per double room including Breakfast the following morning. This special rate is dependent on a minimum of 15 rooms being booked. Your early reservation will be appreciated.

 

In order to reserve your room please contact Elaine Birchall (NOT THE HOTEL) and be sure to mention any special requests especially if you have mobility problems. Cancellation terms do apply.

 

Elaine’s contact details are: Tel: 01942 225146 E.Mail: djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

 

 

 

Members Cars

Sadly we haven’t got a write up for you this month. Please, could some of our members have a go at writing a piece for us. It can be just a couple of paragraphs or more and a photograph if possible.

 

Kind regards

Joan Clayton

 

Dates for your diary

2nd June                 Heskin Steam Rally

2nd/3rd June           Tatton Park

4th June                 MY OTHER CAR IS – JDC Area 18 Canberra Club monthly meeting

7thune                    Area18/Area 15 Bowls Match at Canberra Club

10th June                Manchester to Blackpool Car Run

24th June               Burnley Classic Car Show Townley Hall

24th June               AREA 18 TOUR TO DORDOGNE

30th June               Manchester Aviation and Transport Festival

30th June               4 Hills and Sprint Championship - Aintree

1st July                   Leighton Hall

6th – 8th July          Le Mans Classic

22nd July                Area Day at Lytham Hall

5th August              John Vero Run

11th August             Classics in the Park – Miller Park Preston

12th August            Raby Castle

2nd Sept                 Hoghton Tower

 

 

 

 

 

 

Committee members: John Birchall -Chairman, John Butterworth –Vice Chairman/Social Events Organiser, Maurice Hugo –Secretary/Social Events Organiser, Elaine Birchall –Treasurer, Luke Clayton –Membership Secretary, Stephen Liver – Social Events Organiser, Bob Gregson –Committee member, Margaret Knowles –Social Events Secretary,

Joan Clayton –Newsletter

 

Website: www.jaguar-drivers-club-lancashire.co.uk

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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                                                                                                    29 Green Drive

                                                                                                    Penwortham

                                                                                                    Preston

                                                                                                    PR1 0RD

 

                                                                                                    25th April 2018

Dear Members,

 

“Sweet May hath come to love us, Flowers, trees, their blossoms don;

And through the blue heavens above us, the very clouds move on.” – Heinrich Heine, Book of Songs

 

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on TUESDAY 8th May 2018(because of the bank holiday) at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn, BB2 7LF.  Get those cars polished and gleaming as it’s ‘The Car You Would Like To Go Home In’. Have a good look at them before you vote.

 

Last month we had our annual action, what a fabulous night. We raised £492.50 for club funds our best auction ever. Thank you to all who donated items and to all those who bought the goods. We must send a big thank you to Jaguar Landrover, Halewood, who donated some large display pictures via Kevin Dodd. I’m sure you will all agree that our very professional auctioneer David and his many hatted assistant Alan, were a great comedy double act. A good night was had by all.

 

Ron Lea

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Ron Lea, a staunch supporter of not only the JDC but also Area 18, has passed away. A real gentleman with a strong spirit and plenty of real determination. We send our condolences to his wife Sheila, his 4 children and their families.

 

 

Area 18 – Lancashire Social Events

May Sunday Run 2018

 

Sunday May 20th, 2018

                                                                         

 

Our May Sunday run this year is being organised by our JDC Magazine correspondent Peter Marsland, and his wife Jennifer, along with our Chairman John Birchall and his wife Elaine.

 

This annual run which takes us around some prime Lancashire countryside is usually very popular, and of course we will be enjoying two of life’s little pleasures, starting with breakfast and

ending with an early Dinner.

 

As in the past, we will meet at 10.00 a.m. in the Upper Restaurant of Huntley's Country Stores, Whalley Rd. Samlesbury. PR5 0UN situated ¼ mile west of the Canberra Club on the A59.

 

Here the usual light refreshments will be served.

 

You will also be given the route and any other necessary information before we leave Huntley’s from

10.30 a.m. and no later than 11.00 a.m. for a most memorable drive, arriving at the

Calf's Head at Worston BB7 1QA,

where we will round off the day at 4.30 p.m. with their very popular carvery meal, at the excellent price of               

 £12.75 p.p. for two courses.

 

There is the usual charge of £5.00 per car for Sunday runs.

 

We are hoping for our usual good turnout and, if you wish to join us,

Please sign up at the May meeting or no later than Friday May 11th, in order to reserve

your late afternoon carvery at the Calf’s Head.

 

Please contact:

 

Elaine Birchall, Tel 01942 255146 email: djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

 

                            Spring Weekend Warwickshire

When you receive this newsletter some of us will be preparing to set off for our Spring Weekend in Warwickshire. This begins our Area 18 Jaguar Drivers Club Outings Season and with all the hard work that has gone into the organisation of it from John Butterworth, Stephen Liver, Maurice Hugo and Margaret Knowles I know it will be a wonderful weekend. Can’t wait to see you all there!

 

Bowling Match

Our inter area bowling match will be held on 7th June 2018 at the Canberra Club. Have we got any bowlers out there that would like to help us win?

 

Trophies

Could those of you holding trophies please return them by the May meeting?

 

Tatton Park

Applications for tickets for the June show have now been sent to Morton Media, and it is expected that we will receive the tickets approximately two weeks before the show.

Unfortunately, we cannot take any further applications for the June show.

However, Elaine is now taking applications for tickets for show on August 18th and 19th.  Morton Media need to have your details by June 30th, so please let John or Elaine have the following information NO LATER than Thursday June 21st.

 

The Model of your Jaguar

The year of its manufacture

Its Registration number

The day(s) you wish to attend the show

<< New text box >>

Your JDC Membership number

 

Please send a self-addressed stamped addressed envelope to receive your ticket through the post.

 

 

 

 

Area Day – Lytham Hall July 22nd, 2018

Our Area day will take place on Sunday July 22nd, at Lytham Hall, Lytham. Stephen now has the tickets for our JDC Area 18 stand,  be sure to get yours at the meeting, they are £5.00 per car. If you require any further information, please contact Stephen on 01524 414428

 

Raby Castle 12th August 2018

Stephen has some booking forms for Raby Castle for those of you who are interested.

 

Members Cars

 

This month’s article is written by a very clever Jaguar

 

My owners first car was an Austin 7, my other predecessors have included a Jeep Cherokee, Renault 21 turbo and a Jaguar X-Type to name but a few. I have been in his ownership for longer than any other car he has owned, but for how much longer? I ask myself.

 

This is my story

 

A brand new shiny Seafrost 2.7 litre twin turbo S-Type with a cream leather interior, I arrived at the home of my owner Maurice Hugo in March 2007. I soon realised I had landed on my wheels as I was to be housed in a heated garage and I was valeted every week without fail.

 

Visits to The Goodwood Festival Of Speed where I rubbed wings with many marques of sport and racing cars and The Goodwood Revival where I flashed my hazards at many a vintage car.

 

I holidayed in Jersey and The French Alps where I must say they have  a strange Highway Code, not only do they drive on the wrong side of the road  but go round roundabouts the wrong way, that took some getting used to I can tell you.

 

Life was good I was my owners pride and joy. However one day a rather strange looking car appeared the likes of which I had never seen before and resembled a tin can on wheels. I was later to learn it was called a Robin Hood Kit Car and I soon realised why it was so named. I watched with trepidation as its engine, gearbox, prop shaft and injectors to name but a few were taken out and replaced.  Was this to be my fate also? And sat with tears rolling down my headlights when Liz my owners wife when asked to apply the handbrake said,” Is this meant to happen?” She was sitting in the car holding the handbrake aloft. This new car seemed to be getting a lot of attention. Was I still my owners pride and joy I wondered?

 

 

Life with this strange looking car settled into a routine. We shared a garage together, the Kit Car went on trips to Stoneleigh and Tatton Park where one year it won a trophy 1st Place in Show for The Best Kit/Replica Car. I can tell you my bumper was well out of joint!! However I still enjoyed holidays and trips round England.

 

 

In 2012 my life entered a new chapter when a gentleman by the name of John Butterworth introduced myself and my owner to JDC Area 18. I soon made friends with many other Jaguars including a silver E-Type, a green MK2 3.8 and a red Jaguar XK convertible as well as many other Jaguars from a classic MK mark7 to a modern XJ.

          

It wasn’t long before I was off on trips with my new found friends and their owners, the first of these being a Spring Weekend to The Peak District and in following years to Shropshire and Edinburgh.

 

Sunday was the day of the week I especially looked forward to as this was when I could feel the wind in my grill as I journeyed on the highways and byways of North West England on Sunday Runs which were organised by members of Area 18.

 

In 2014 The Committee decided a European Tour was to be arranged to The Rhineland. Here I was able to show what I was made of as German Autobahns in places have no speed limit WOOPEE!!! Further European Tours to The Black Forest and France were to follow where a shiny green 5 litre XK Coupe was to be my travelling companion.

 

I have met Jaguars from Areas 15 & 11 and in 2015 on a visit to Raby Castle I won a trophy for the Best Modern

 S –Type in Show.” Put that in your exhaust and smoke it,” I said to the Kit Car on my return home.

 

My earlier fears about not being my owners pride and joy had long since disappeared, however all this was to change with the arrival last September of an Ice Blue Jaguar XK 8. Did I have a rival? I asked myself.

 

It soon became apparent that I had. My owner at once began to restore it back to its original condition. Its splitter grill was replaced, its wheels were refurbished, all brake discs and pads were replaced and finally it was given a new set of shiny black tyres. A day was then spent cleaning and polishing, and if I looked at it I had to put my dip beam on as it was so shiny.  Too my dismay I lost my place in the garage and have spent the winter on the drive.

 

 

Never mind I thought to myself one cold, frosty evening as I consoled myself with the fact that soon it would be Spring and I would be off with my fellow Jaguars to Stratford Upon Avon and then feel the sun on my bonnet as we journey once again through France. BUT OH NO I have heard a rumour that my place is to be taken by the XK. My only hope is that my owner will not be able to fit all his luggage in the boot and once again I will be NUMERO UNO.

 

I have had my first run out of 2018 to a Sunday Lunch at The Dog and Partridge where I met up with many of my old friends.

 

Next Wednesday I go for my annual health check or MOT as it is known. Will I pass? I ask myself. Memories of what happened to the Kit Car flit through my ECU.

 

I do wonder what is to become of me now my owner has another Jaguar. I hope he keeps me, as since joining Area 18 we have both made many special friends and had many memorable trips and outings.

 

p.s. Just heard I’m going to France – WHOOPEE see you all there M4UGO

 

 

 

Leighton Hall July 1st, 2018 and Hoghton Tower September 2nd, 2018

Stephen has asked me to confirm that he is happy to get tickets for members who wish to go to the above events, but he is only prepared to gets tickets for those members who order them from him and would need their money in advance. With regard to Leighton Hall, he would need to know at the latest by May 20th, 2018 and for Hoghton Tower he would need to know no later than July 20th, 2018.

In both cases tickets are £4.00 per car.

 

 

 

Canberra Cub

 

Good day,

I am writing on behalf of the MG OCTAGON Car Club who meet here at the Canberra Club once a month.

On Tuesday 10th July they host an open evening and welcome all makes and models of classic vehicle to come and join them.

I have been asked to spread the word and invite you and your club to come along.

There are no entry fees or application forms and there will be a barbeque and bar available for drinks.

Please arrive between 6pm and 8pm to ensure you don't miss out on the barbeque. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me via email at: tom.h@canberraclub.co.uk

Kind Regards

Tom

 

 

 

News from Jaguar

E‑TYPE CONCEPT ZERO

Based on the 1968 Series 1.5 Jaguar E-type Roadster, Concept Zero’s revolutionary electric powertrain delivers the exhilarating performance you’d expect of an E-type together with zero emissions. A fully-reversible conversion, Concept Zero brings all the appeal of classic car motoring into the modern era, offering a future-proof drivetrain for an increasingly environment-conscious age.

 

Described as ‘The most beautiful car ever made’ by Enzo Ferrari, the Jaguar E-type epitomised the glamour and excitement of the swinging 60s. Nearly 60 years on, the Jaguar E-type Concept Zero honours the spirit of that golden age while inspiring Classic enthusiasts to embrace advanced, zero-emission powertrain technology.

 

The E-type Concept Zero delivers performance without compromise. The all-electric lithium-ion powertrain is of a comparable size to the original Jaguar straight six and is located in the same place for optimum weight distribution and handling, whilst saving a total of 80kg. The 0-62mph sprint takes just 5.5 seconds, one second quicker than a Series 1 E-type.

 

At Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works, you’ll find state-of-the-art technologies and equipment in use alongside traditional hand-working skills. To preserve the authenticity of E-type Concept Zero, our team of skilled craftsmen and technicians use as many of the original practices and tooling as possible.

 

 

 

Christmas Party 2018

Good news for later in the year, our Christmas party has been arranged at the Best Western Plus, Samlesbury Hotel on December 1st, 2018. The hotel is perfectly placed just off the M6 motorway at junction 31.

 

The tickets are £36.00 per person, and include; Canapes and arrival drink, Christmas Dinner (after which we will enjoy our own entertainment), and later the choice of a Quiet room for your nightcap, or for the more energetic a Disco.

 

As in the past we have provisionally reserved a number of rooms for those of you who wish to stay overnight, at the superb price of £60.00 per double room including Breakfast the following morning. This special rate is dependent on a minimum of 15 rooms being booked. Your early reservation will be appreciated.

 

In order to reserve your room please contact Elaine Birchall (NOT THE HOTEL) and be sure to mention any special requests especially if you have mobility problems. Cancellation terms do apply.

 

Elaine’s contact details are: Tel: 01942 225146 E.Mail: djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

 

Tyres for Sale

Maurice Hugo has two tyres for sale. The size is: 245/45/18 and they are budget type tyres in good condition, no repairs to them. They are surplus to requirement and will fit a Jaguar XK8 and other cars in this size, will take £50 for the pair. Buyer collects. 07836639761.

 

Dates for your diary

6th May          Jubilee Gardens North Prom Cleveleys BVPG

13th May         Astley Park Chorley, Lancashire Vehicle Club

20th May        Area 18 Sunday Run

26th May       Aintree Classics Track Day Liverpool MC

27th May         Hutton in the Forest Classic Car MW

27th/28th May Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield

28th May         Harrogate – Ripley Castle Classics + LR MW

28th May         Gawsworth Hall Youngertime Classic Car Sho

2nd/3rd June   Tatton Park

4th June          MY OTHER CAR IS: JDC Area 18 Canberra Club monthly meeting

1st July            Leighton Hall

22nd July         Lytham Hall

2nd Sept          Hoghton Tower

 

Committee members: John Birchall -Chairman, John Butterworth –Vice Chairman/Social Events Organiser, Maurice Hugo –Secretary/Social Events Organiser, Elaine Birchall –Treasurer, Luke Clayton –Membership Secretary, Stephen Liver – Social Events Organiser, Bob Gregson –Committee member, Margaret Knowles –Social Events Secretary,

Joan Clayton –Newsletter

 

 

 

 

                                                                                   

 

 

29 Green Drive

                                                                        Penwortham

                                                                        Preston

                                                                        PR1 0RD

                                                                        23rd, March 2018

Dear Members,

"April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” -  William Shakespeare.

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on TUESDAY 3rd April at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn, BB2 7LF We will be holding our ‘GRAND AUCTION’.  We have already got some exciting items. Please root out all your surplus items and donate them to the auction so we can raise as much money as possible for our ever depleting club funds. It doesn’t have to be car related either, we can offer any item that may be of interest to our eager bargain hunters at Area 18. Once more our Auctioneer is David Denson, ably assisted by his sidekick Alan Hewitt. If you have seen these two gents in action before you know you’re in for a hilarious evening, there will most certainly be a lot of humour, fun and frolics. Please try to be as early as possible as it all takes quite a bit of setting up. Don’t forget to bring your wallets and purses and please dig deep. 

 

Last month we had Colin, Heather and Steve Maddox, entertaining us with the trials and tribulations of their journey with ‘Betty’ on the 2017 Mongol Rally. Colin’s recollections had us all laughing, taking deep breaths or huge sighs of relief and although it was a tough drive with many tricky mechanical problems, it was obviously well worth the experience, especially driving around ‘The Lake that looked like a Sea’. With the passing round of the bucket and proceeds of the raffle we presented him with £200 for his chosen charities.

 

 

John Knowles

Margaret would like to thank everyone who has supported her over the last few weeks, especially those who came to John’s funeral. Margaret says:

“I was absolutely over whelmed by the kindness, condolences and generosity from those who have donated to John’s chosen charity. It is some time ago now that John said to me that the Respiratory team at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary had helped him so much over the past eleven years, since we came to live in Morecambe, that he would like to repay their expertise, loving care and kindness if we could, and it is for that reason that I chose that any donations received in his memory would be forwarded to them.

Although John’s lung condition started with Whooping cough at the age of three, and he had had a lobe removed from each lung, he never ever complained. He lived life to the full.

He was very serious about his work as a Joinery manufacturer (he could make almost anything out of wood), and the charities he supported through his Freemasonry. But his social life was full of fun. His dry sense of humour and his ability to circulate and talk to everyone he met was an inspiration to me, and taught me a lot.

I used to joke that we were joined at the hip, and we were, he was my life, and he gave me his strength to look after both of us.

Again, thank you so much to everyone. For the next month or so I may be working “behind the scenes” but I will be back at the club soon”.

 

Spring Weekend 2018

Our Spring Weekend in 2018 is being held at the Mecure Warwickshire Walton Hall Hotel and Spa, from Friday April 27th, to Monday April 30th. This is our first weekend in Warwickshire, and we will be visiting Warwick Castle, enjoying a trip on the River Avon in Stratford and visiting Mary Arden’s House and Farm.

We are all looking forward to the weekend break, including our after Dinner entertainment which as usual will be provided by our multi-talented members along with fun and games.

If anyone has questions to ask please, give Maurice a ring on: 07836 639761

 

Members Cars

 

This month Rita Maddox shares their love and perseverance for restoring their E. Type:

 

“When a Dream came True”

I first met Steve in 1963. He was driving his first car a 1955 Hillman Minx, which was grey with

red leather interior.

 

The chassis was rotten, and the rest of the car was held together with

fibre glass. Despite the condition we loved that

car, and still have fond memories.

 

We were travelling to London when a red flash passed us on

the new M1 motorway. We were flat out at 60 mph, with everything rattling. This car was doing more than twice our speed. I asked “WHAT

WAS THAT”?

 

Steve told me that was the new E-Type. This was 1965 and he has been spellbound ever since.

 

To annoy him more I bought him a book “Jaguar E-Type File”. Our son Colin bought him a book marker and it said “EAT YOUR HEART OUT”. That changed our lives and we became engrossed with E-Types, when I say we, I was as keen as Steve.

 

In November 1990 Steve saw an advert for a one owner 1967 Series 1 2+2 E-Type. In need of a full restoration, Thinking it was nearby he arranged to view the car. To his surprise the car was in Bridlington on the East Coast. The following weekend we went to view the car and Steve began to walk away saying “I’ll think about it”. I said “What are you playing at, if you walk away the next person up this path will buy that car, and don’t ask me to come and see any other cars. Can you make that car road worthy”? Upon which he negotiated a good price and paid a deposit. We went back the following weekend with a trailor and brought it back to St. Helens.

This was the start of 25 years refurbishment.

 

This was our first Jaguar and we decided to join the Jaguar Drivers Club early in 1991 which was then at the Howard Arms, Dark Lane, Chorley. The car was complete but in need of a total restoration.

 

We enjoyed days out to Stoneleigh, Farnham Maltings and many other auto jumbles, to keep it as original as possible. This became a major pastime, with Steve spending long hours in the garage; with me trying to keep meals hot; with countless cups of tea going stone cold. The 25 years was not always constant, when he had time he didn’t have the money, when he had the money he didn’t have the time. Also he was working abroad. I fully supported Steve anyway I could, being his extra pair of hands and also go for this and go for that.

 

There are numerous stories I could tell, one in particular when we needed a new bed, and I had to wait until Steve got around to working on the bonnet, because he wanted the mattress to support the rebuild of the bonnet. It was nearly two years before we got our new bed.

 

Late in 2014 Steve came in from the garage and told me “I can do no more”, so in the spring of 2015 we had it painted. By June 2015 it was on the road, looking rather better than we had dreamed of.

 

You hear stories of does the divorce come before the MOT. But it was never like that. I was as enthusiastic as Steve from the beginning.

 

And would I go through it again? ........... YES (But at our age we are not going to).

 

Tatton Park Classic Car Shows 

June 2nd, and June 3rd. and August 18th, and 19th, 2018

 

As you are aware, Stuart Holmes a member of the JDC and past Chairman of Area 15 has organised the Tatton Park Classic Car Show for over 30 years, but has now sold his company to Morton Media. As a result the way in which members of Area 15 and Area 18 apply for tickets to be on the JDC (Area15/Area18) Stand has changed.

 

Tickets will be limited to Fifteen (15) for Area 15 members and Fifteen (15) for Area 18 members, on each day.

 

                                     

 Stephen Liver with Stuart Holmes                                  View of the Show                        Maurice & Liz Hugo with their kit car 2012       John & Elaine Birchall

                     2007                                                                                             (Their S-type Jaguar stayed home)            with Kevin Bishop 2012

 

Area 18 Members applications for tickets should be made directly to our chairman John Birchall.

 

Please Note that if you wish to be on the JDC stand you MUST apply for your ticket through Area 18.

 

If you apply for your ticket directly to Morton Media, you will be allocated a ticket in another part of the showground.

 

John’s contact details are:                                                  

Postal address:                       23 Pine View, Winstanley, Wigan. WN3 6DF

Telephone Number:    01942 225146
Mobile Number:           07973 452563
Email address:                        djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

 

John will require the following information:

The Model of your Jaguar

The year of its manufacture

Its Registration number

The day(s) you wish to attend the show

Your JDC Membership number

 

Please send a self-addressed stamped addressed envelope to receive your ticket through the post.

 

As this is first time JDC members have needed to apply for tickets in this way, we will be recording how many members of 18 Area apply for tickets, so we can make any necessary changes for 2019, including the possibility of our own JDC Area 18 Stand.

 

 

 

For those of you who have only recently joined the JDC. This Is an event not be missed if you are a car enthusiast, with many stalls of interest as well as auto-jumble. There are lots to see, and for family or friends, who have other interests a Tudor hall, neo-classical mansion, lavish gardens, a deer park, farm and playground with attractions for children.

Leighton Hall July 1st, 2018 and Hoghton Tower September 2nd, 2018

Stephen has asked me to confirm that he is happy to get tickets for members who wish to go to the above events, but he is only prepared to gets tickets for those members who order them from him and would need their money in advance. With regard to Leighton Hall, he would need to know at the latest by May 20th, 2018 and for Hoghton Tower he would need to know no later than July 20th, 2018.

In both cases tickets are £4.00 per car.

 

Area Day – Lytham Hall July 22nd, 2018

Our Area day will take place on Sunday July 22nd, at Lytham Hall, Lytham. Stephen has ordered 40 tickets for our JDC Area 18 stand, He is still awaiting for the tickets to arrive and they will be £5.00 per car.

If you require any further information, please contact Stephen on 01524 414428

 

Jaguar Cars

The Jaguar XF has picked up two major UK awards, having been named both Company Car of the Year and Large Company Car of the Year at the annual SME Company Car of the Year Awards, earlier in March. It’s the second winning year for the XF, which was named Director Company Car of the Year at the 2017 event.

Why not read more on the Jaguar website:

www.jaguar.co.uk

 

 

Christmas Party 2018

Good news for later in the year, our Christmas party has been arranged at the Best Western Plus, Samlesbury Hotel on December 1st, 2018. The hotel is perfectly placed just off the M6 motorway at junction 31.

 

The tickets are £36.00 per person, and include; Canapes and arrival drink, Christmas Dinner (after which we will enjoy our own entertainment), and later the choice of a Quiet room for your nightcap, or for the more energetic a Disco.

 

As in the past we have provisionally reserved a number of rooms for those of you who wish to stay overnight, at the superb price of £60.00 per double room including Breakfast the following morning. This special rate is dependent on a minimum of 15 rooms being booked. Your early reservation will be appreciated.

 

In order to reserve your room please contact Elaine Birchall (NOT THE HOTEL) and be sure to mention any special requests especially if you have mobility problems. Cancellation terms do apply.

 

Elaine’s contact details are: Tel: 01942 225146 E.Mail: djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

 

Car for Sale

 

              

2004(54) ‘S’ Type 2.5 SE

Slate Grey 56K miles, MOT July 18, Excellent Condition, Alloy Spare, Wax Oiled, £3850

Contact Mike Dunne on: 01704 822741 or 07796020972

 

 

A few dates for your diary:

3rd April 2018                         -          Our annual auction

27th-30th April 2018              -          Spring Weekend, Walton Hall Hotel and Spa

8th May 2018                          -          Car you would like to go home in

2nd/3rd June 2018                  –          Tatton Park

4th June 2018                         -          My other Car is and our annual Bowling Contest

1st July 2018                           -          Leighton Hall

2nd July 2018                          -          Landlord’s Choice

22nd July 2018                        -          Area Day -Lytham Hall

18th/19th August 2018           –          Tatton Park

2nd Sept 2018                         -          Hoghton Tower

 

www.jaguar-drivers-club-lancashire.co.uk

 

 

Committee members: John Birchall -Chairman, John Butterworth –Vice Chairman/Social Events Organiser, Maurice Hugo –Secretary/Social Events Organiser, Elaine Birchall –Treasurer, Luke Clayton –Membership Secretary, Stephen Liver – Social Events Organiser, Bob Gregson –Committee member, Margaret Knowles –Social Events Secretary,

Joan Clayton –Newsletter

 

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                                                                                     29 Green Drive

                                                                                                    Penwortham

                                                                                                    Preston

                                                                                                    PR1 0RD

                                                                                                    23rd, February 2018

 

Dear Members,

 

‘Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn’ – Quoted by Lewis Grizzard in Kathy Sue Loudermilk, I Love You

 

Peter Utley

Sadly, we have lost another long serving member of Area 18, Peter Utley, and I know I speak for many members when I say Peter will be greatly missed. Peter was a solicitor, who because of his love of cars joined the JDC in the mid 1980’s. A regular at Area meetings and Classic Car Events, his most prized possession was his Series 3 E. Type Jaguar, of which he was rightly very proud winning various awards over the years. One of those events organised by the JDC E-Type Register was their annual Prescott Hill Climb. His funeral service took place on February 19th, at St. Nicholas Church, Wrea Green, and was attended by many members of area 18, which the whole family appreciated, followed by a private cremation which was attended by family members . Our thoughts and prayers go to all of Peter’s family.

 

 

                Peter at the Prescott Hill Climb, receiving his award from Alexandra Burton

                                  for the Series 3 Premier class.

 

 

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on MONDAY 5TH March 2018 at  The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn. BB2 7LF.

 

I am delighted to announce that Colin, the son of members Steve and Rita Maddox, will be visiting us, who along with his wife Heather has just completed an amazing adventure across land to compete in the 2017 Mongol Rally. A 20,000 mile round trip to Mongolia in "Betty the Baja Bug " a 1970 Volkswagen Beetle based custom car. Their quest was to raise much needed funds for The Claire House Children's Hospice and The Cool Earth Charity.

They had no back up, satnav, breakdown cover and a limited number of spares.As you can imagine they have quite a story to tell of their incredible adventure. Steve also joined Colin en route to relieve Heather.

 

I am looking forward to hearing all about his experience and with a bit of luck "Betty" will be on the car park as well.

 

                 Betty the Baja Bug

Hopefully we will have a large turn out to welcome and offer our support to Colin and we intend to go round with the hat to benefit his fantastic Charities as well as donating the contents of the raffle.

 

Guy Garlick

Guy’s widow Jean was touched at the huge number of people attending his funeral and she would like me to express her thanks to everyone for all their kind wishes and donations. Rose Eaton, who at the age of 108, couldn’t attend as she no longer drives, asked me to put this in the newsletter.

I have had a distant friendly relationship with Guy for over 30 years. We met in Browns Lane at a Jaguar Works Open Day and just ran into each other at subsequent Jaguar meetings particularly the Spares Days at Stoneleigh. When I had to give up driving we continued to keep in touch by email and the odd phone call the last of which was just five weeks ago on Boxing Day. 

I am so glad I was given those last few minutes to talk to Guy.       Rose Eaton.’

 

Spring Weekend 2018

Our Spring Weekend in 2018 will held at the Mecure Warwickshire Walton Hall Hotel and Spa, from Friday April 27th, to Monday April 30th.  You should all have received the advance notice of the event, but if you have either not received it or mislaid it, please email Margaret on kjonmar@gmail.com and she will send you another. This is our first weekend in Warwickshire, and we will be visiting Warwick Castle, enjoying a trip on the River Avon in Stratford and visiting Mary Arden’s House and Farm. The weekend is proving to be very popular, so if you would like to come along and have a good time, there are a few places still available; if you wish to reserve one, please, give Maurice a ring on: 07836 639761 or contact any one of the Social Events Organisers.

 

 

 

 

Tatton Park Classic Car Shows 

June 2nd, and 3rd. and August 18th, and 19th, 2018

 

As you are aware, Stuart Holmes a member of the JDC and past Chairman of Area 15 has organised the Tatton Park Classic Car Show for over 30 years, but has now sold his company to Morton Media. As a result the way in which members of Area 15 and Area 18 apply for tickets to be on the JDC (Area15/Area18) Stand has changed.

 

Tickets will be limited to Fifteen (15) for Area 15 members and Fifteen (15) for Area 18 members, on each day.

 

                                  

    Stephen Liver with Stuart Holmes                            View of the Show                        Maurice & Liz Hugo with their kit car 2012      John & Elaine Birchall

                          2007                                                                                                                             (Their S-type Jaguar stayed home)            with Kevin Bishop, 2012

 

Area 18 Members applications for tickets should be made directly to our chairman John Birchall.

 

Please Note that if you wish to be on the JDC stand you MUST apply for your ticket through Area 18.

 

If you apply for your ticket directly to Morton Media, you will be allocated a ticket in another part of the showground.

 

John’s contact details are:                                                                      

Postal address:                  23 Pine View, Winstanley, Wigan. WN3 6DF

Telephone Number:         01942 225146
Mobile Number:               07973 452563

Email address:                   djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

 

John will require the following information:

The Model of your Jaguar

The year of its manufacture

Its Registration number

The day(s) you wish to attend the show

Your JDC Membership number

 

Please send a self-addressed stamped addressed envelope to receive your ticket through the post.

 

As this is first time JDC members have needed to apply for tickets in this way, we will be recording how many members of 18 Area apply for tickets, so we can make any necessary changes for 2019, including the possibility of our own JDC Area 18 Stand.

 

 

 

For those of you who have only recently joined the JDC. This is an event not be missed if you are a car enthusiast, with many stalls of interest as well as auto-jumble. There are lots to see, and for family or friends, who have other interests a Tudor hall, neo-classical mansion, lavish gardens, a deer park, farm and playground with attractions for children.

 

 

Jaguar announces fast-charging details and launch date for new I-Pace

 

On Thursday 1st February 2018, Jaguar announced the launch date for their new I-Pace.

 

I-PACE Concept combines the Jaguar performance and legendary refinement you’d expect to deliver a truly engaged, exhilarating drive.

I-PACE Concept will bring thrilling Jaguar performance to electric vehicles. Available from the second half of 2018, our first electric vehicle will deliver 700Nm instant torque, 400PS and 0-60mph in around 4 seconds. Next generation technology and future-facing design combine to deliver a zero vehicle emissions driving experience that remains unmistakably Jaguar.

 

The final production version will be launched to the world at the Geneva Motor Show on the 6th March 2018 Why not read more on the Jaguar website:

www.jaguar.co.uk/jaguar-range/i-pace-concept

 

 

 

 

Christmas Party 2018

Good news for later in the year, our Christmas party has been arranged at the Best Western Plus, Samlesbury Hotel on December 1st, 2018. The hotel is perfectly placed just off the M6 motorway at junction 31.

 

The tickets are £36.00 per person, and include; Canapes and arrival drink, Christmas Dinner (after which we will enjoy our own entertainment), and later the choice of a Quiet room for your nightcap, or for the more energetic a Disco.

 

As in the past we have provisionally reserved a number of rooms for those of you who wish to stay overnight, at the superb price of £60.00 per double room including Breakfast the following morning. This special rate is dependent on a minimum of 15 rooms being booked. Your early reservation will be appreciated.

 

In order to reserve your room please contact Elaine Birchall (NOT THE HOTEL) and be sure to mention any special requests especially if you have mobility problems. Cancellation terms do apply.

 

Elaine’s contact details are: Tel: 01942 225146 E.Mail: djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

 

Members Cars

 

This month we have our Vice Chairman John Butterworth sharing his experience with:

 

JOHN’S JOURNEY

On 28th December 1958 it was my 15th birthday, that was the day that I started work as an apprentice motor mechanic at a family run garage business in West Yorkshire, my first weeks wage was £1:17:0 shillings in old money (how things have changed).

 

I was told by Mr Roberts the boss, of certain jobs that I had to do on set days, Friday was to wash and leather - brush the carpets - clean the windows inside and outside on his car, this job I was looking forward to doing because Mr Roberts had this really posh Jaguar car, as far as I can remember it was a SS two and a half litre four door saloon, black with brown interior. The images that stay in my mind were the big chrome head lights and radiator grille, the shape of the front wings, the polished woodwork and leather work, especially the smell of the leather when I was inside the car. Would I ever aspire to owning a Jaguar I thought!!! (on second thoughts not a chance). About three years later one of the mechanics bought a second hand MK 1, again I was drawn to the body style and interior and those polished camshaft covers on the magnificent XK engine. I served my apprenticeship until 1964, married Kath in 1965 after courting for three years and moved from Yorkshire to live in Lancashire.

 

We started our business with very little money, worked hard and expanded twice with additional premises and staff over the next ten years, now with the means to buy something for myself, instantly a classic Jaguar came to mind, after scanning the Sunday Times newspaper motoring section for a few weeks I saw a Jaguar E' Type for sale, it was a V12 Roadster just 2 years old, a phone call was made and viewing arranged for 7-00 pm on a Novembers evening at Ainsdale near Southport. The day came to view the car, I had the address which turned out to be an office block, the car was parked outside on the car park which had poor lighting, the owner came out and said he would move the car onto the road under a street lamp, after checking over the car with only a torch I noticed a gold plaque on the glovebox lid, it said, the car was one of 50 of the last e' types to be manufactured and named a commemorative model with William Lyons signature inscribed on the plaque.

 

 

 

           

 

 

John and Kath, with their prized 1975 Jaguar

E Type V12 Roadster, and the Champions of Champions Trophy.

 

 

 

 

 

After driving it up the road for a couple of miles, negotiation commenced, and a deal was done, cheque handed over and I would collect the car when funds were cleared. Kath used the car until the road tax ran out, it was then parked up in our newly built car show room for the next ten years or so, after which I recommissioned it the for the road, after going to a few jaguar events and seeing other cars that were in concours condition, I wanted mine to be the same, after searching several restorers I decided to entrust my car with XK Engineering at Nuneaton. (I had to spend my time in the business and not restoring a hobby car).

 

In 1989 I joined the Jaguar Drivers Club so that I could enter concours competitions and attend Lancashire area 18. After four years I had contested at many events and won several prizes, one such prize was winning the JDC E' Type day in 1993 which enabled me to compete for the Champions of Champions Trophy at Jaguar Car's Browns Lane assembly plant, I was placed 1st and thrilled to win this coveted competition. I had now seriously got the Jaguar bug and started to buy more cars over the next 20 years, building up a collection of mostly Jaguars, with a few other makes as well. The cars have been the catalyst in bringing together the many Jaguar friends that we have from all over the world and most importantly to myself and Kath the people at JDC area 18 Lancashire, that we have made special lifelong friendships with.

 

It's the best thing we ever did in buying that first E' Type, and

joining Area 18. John and Kath.

 

 P.S. The person that I bought the car from in 1977 was called Michael. J. Ashcroft, who later turned out to be Lord Ashcroft a Government Minister.

 

 

 

Thank you to John and Kath, for your entertaining article. I have received next month’s article already, but I need one for May. Have we any offers please? Just write it from the heart as you would tell it and a photo too please.

 

 

Leighton Hall July 1st, 2018 and Hoghton Tower September 2nd.

Stephen has asked me to confirm that he is happy to get tickets for members who wish to go to the above events, but he is only prepared to gets tickets for those members who order them from him and would need their money in advance. With regard to Leighton Hall, he would need to know at the latest by May 20th,2018 and for Hoghton Tower he would need to know no later than July 20th, 2018. In both cases tickets are £4.00 per car.

 

 

 

 

 

Chairman’s Trophy

 

At our February meeting John Birchall presented the ‘Chairman’s Trophy’ to Kevin Dodd, who for the last two years has been Membership Secretary. Unfortunately due to pressure of work, Kevin did not put his name forward for re-election, although we are assured that he will continue to support us in any way he can. Thank you Kevin for all the hard work you have done over the last two years.

The position of Membership Secretary has been filled by Luke Clayton. Luke has been coming to Area 18 with his parents since he was a small boy, and we feel sure he will be an asset to the committee.

 

 

John Birchall presenting the Chairmans Trophy to Kevin Dodd

 

A few dates for your diary

 

 

25th Feb 2018          - Sunday Lunch, Dog and Partridge, Chipping, Longridge

27th-30th April 2018   - Spring Weekend, Walton Hall Hotel and Spa

3rd April 2018          - Our annual auction

8th May 2018           - Car you would like to go home in

4th June 2018          - My other Car is and our annual Bowling Contest

2nd/3rd June 2018      – Tatton Park

1st July 2018           - Leighton Hall

2nd July 2018           - Landlord’s Choice

2nd Sept 2018          - Hoghton Tower
 

 

 

www.jaguar-drivers-club-lancashire.co.uk

Committee members: John Birchall -Chairman, John Butterworth –Vice Chairman/Social Events Organiser, Maurice Hugo –Secretary/Social Events Organiser, Elaine Birchall –Treasurer, Luke Clayton –Membership Secretary, Stephen Liver – Social Events Organiser, Bob Gregson –Committee member, Margaret Knowles –Social Events Secretary,

Joan Clayton –Newsletter

 

 

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29 Green Drive

Penwortham

Preston

PR1 0RD

25th January 2018

Dear Members,

“Why, what’s the matter, that you should have such a February face, so full of frost, storm and cloudiness?” – William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

 

It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce the passing of one of our longest standing members Guy Garlick. A man who gave everything and asked nothing. His dry sense of humour, wit and knowledge of Jaguar cars is a great loss to us all. How many of us with a classic Jaguar haven't sought his help and advice at one time or another? Although some of his experience and learning has been passed on, a valuable 'mine of information' has been lost forever. The answers the manuals didn't reveal,

Guy would usually have come across the problem and fathomed a solution.

Those who knew him will have many special memories.

Our sympathies go to his wife Jean and to all his close friends as Guy leaves a huge void that will never be filled.

Rest in Peace dear friend.

 

Guy's funeral has been arranged for Monday 29th January 2018 at 12.15, at Pleasington Crematorium, Tower Road, Blackburn, BB2 5LE and afterwards at The Canberra Club. Donations if desired to BLUE SKIES HOSPITAL FUND, BLACKPOOL care of the Undertaker.

 

 

                 

 

 

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on MONDAY 5TH February 2018 at

The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn. BB2 7LF. This is our AGM and membership cards must be produced on the night. There is a vacancy for the Membership Secretary which it is hoped will be filled at the meeting.

 

January Meeting

Last month was a leisurely catch up after all the season’s festivities. There was a slide show running showing members at various events in 2017, did you see yourself?

 

January Sunday Lunch

In January, Forty One members sat down for Sunday lunch, at Morecambe Golf Club, once again we had a delicious meal. Our thanks must go to Stephen and Norma Liver for arranging it.

 

February Sunday Lunch

The February Sunday Lunch is to be held at the “Dog and Partridge” in Chipping, on Sunday February 25th. You should have received the details and menu and Maurice will be collecting names and your menu choices at the February meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting please let him know no later than Friday February 16th, either by telephone or email. His contact details are:  Tel: 01706 216539 (Mobile) 07836 639761

E.mail:  mhugo.jeep@btopenworld.com

 

Spring Weekend 2018

Our Spring Weekend in 2018 will held at the Mecure Warwickshire Walton Hall Hotel and Spa, from Friday April 27th, to Monday April 30th.  You should all have received the advance notice of the event, but if you have either not received it or mislaid it, please email Margaret on kjonmar@gmail.com and she will send you another. Being the first time we will have visited Warwickshire, a county with lots of interesting places to visit which we may or may not have visited in the past, it is always nice to know you have somewhere to go, and I’m sure the men will be interested in the Gaydon Motor Museum. However, the weekend is proving to be very popular, so if you would like to come along and have a good time, there are a few places still available; if you wish to reserve one, please, give Maurice a ring on: 07836 639761 or contact any one of the Social Events Organisers.

 

European Tour - Dordogne, France 2018

The arrangements for our Europe tour have now been finalised, and all the places we reserved have now been filled. Unfortunately we are unable to take any further reservations.

 

 

 

 

 

Members Corner

This month we have an amusing write up from Norma Liver, isn’t it great that the wives are joining in!

 

When I started going out with Stephen he was between Jaguars having sold his E-type V12 RBX 445K a year or so ago.  He was driving (dare I say) a convertible Mercedes.  I will just paint a little picture of Stephen and my outings and it will help you to understand my story.  When Stephen suggested going to Kirby Lonsdale for a coffee, he did not mean a warm little coffee shop with scone and cake.  He meant Devils Bridge where the motorcyclists gather, a paper cup containing coffee from the caravan and if I was lucky a Bacon Butty.


You would think I would know better,  when one day in early October 1994 he said "I am going to take you on a day out to Birmingham" He was very cagey about where we were going.   I was very excited shopping, lunch, wine maybe a show?  I was a bit surprised when he mentioned we would need warm clothing and a picnic.  Still I thought this could be romantic, there is some nice country scenery near Birmingham, we get the odd nice day in October, we could picnic, a little glass of wine and then shopping and maybe an evening meal.

So the designated day arrived and we set out on my mystery tour, I was surprised that we had to set off so early, however I didn't want to ask too many questions and spoil the surprise.   Surprised I was (or should I say naive) when we arrived at Birmingham NEC Classic Car Show. No shopping unless I wanted the odd car part, new mats or a novelty air freshener.

We wandered aimlessly (or so it seemed) for ages and I turned round to ask him something and he wasn't there.  I looked everywhere, retraced our steps he was nowhere to be found.  As I am going back nearly 24 years there were no mobile phones, so not like today when you can ring a mobile and know where he was, not that he ever carries his mobile (but I digress, that is another story).

 

I must have walked miles, then after about 3/4 of an hour he appeared beside me.  As you may guess I was not the best amused; he looked startled when I started to rant about looking for him for what seemed like forever.  He turned round and pointed to the Porsche stand, "I have been on there" he went on to add that he has always thought he would like a classic Porsche 911. So he went on to the stand to ask about some of the features and maintenance etc.  He didn't think it would interest me (well he got that right) but a hint of where he was going would have been useful! I asked what he had learnt and when was he going to buy his Porsche? He said "I am not buying a Porsche" he was told that to change the last spark plug they have to drop the engine.   He said they can keep their Porsche I am going to buy another E-Type.

 

 

 

So that is how we came to become the proud owners of a Series 2 E-Type FYF 684J.

 

 

Stephen has been a member of Area 18 since the start, he began going to the meetings with the late George Barling and Colin Dennison.  I didn't start coming to the meetings, then held at The Howard Arms Chorley, till we bought the above car and one of the early memory's I have is on one of the late John Vero & his wife Jean's Sunday days out. We stopped at a country pub for lunch and I was amazed to watch John and Elaine press a button on their then XJS to put the top up, we had to put our top up manually. I remember being very impressed as it took 2 of us at least 3-4 minutes to put our top up and wanted to know why we couldn't have a button on our car.
 

We were offered, by a good friend his Series 3 V12 TPR 801L. Stephen always liked the series 3 and thought it was the best E-type as it was the last one made and many improvements had been made.   Now Jean Vero had always wanted to own a convertible, they owned a white Series 1½. John & Margaret Knowles heard that John & Jean Vero might be selling this and decided they would like to buy it. So On ONE DAY, we bought the Series 3 V12 E-Type from our friends Mike & Joan, sold the Series 2 E-Type to John and Jean Vero, who sold their Series 2 1-1/2 to John and Margaret Knowles, we confused a lot of people when we turned up in each other’s cars.

 

We sold the last E-Type we owned a Series 3 TPR 801L and we no longer have a Classic Car.  I miss it in many ways, I am not trying to put any one off having a classic car but I am sure there are many wives out there who will agree there is a lot of responsibility in owning a classic car. It is a bit like how my son used to describe his partners horse, don't get me wrong he loved the horse, but it needed feeding, housing, brushing, cleaning, saddle, reins and the other bits, rugs and a coat for the winter plus the vet bills and checkups Plus regular visits to the blacksmiths for new shoes, needed a chiropractor for its bad back, a dentist to trim its teeth and of course regular exercise.


 

 

Since we started going to the meetings, on days out and then the tours, often abroad, we have made some fabulous friends and have fantastic memories.   My only problem when going on runs is that Stephen doesn't listen to my instructions and would rather follow the Jaguar in front, but that's another story for another day.

 

My advice would be "please don't follow us unless you know how to turn round"

 

 

 

 

 

Tatton Park

Please watch this space for further details, we are hoping to be able to confirm on how to reserve your ticket, for the JDC Area 15/Area 18 stand soon.

 

Leighton Hall July 1st, 2018

Stephen has asked me to confirm that he is happy to get tickets for members who wish to go to the above event, but he is only prepared to gets tickets for those members who order them from him and would need their money in advance. He would need to know at the latest by May 20th, 2018 tickets are £4.00 per car.

 

Hoghton Tower September 2nd.

Stephen has asked me to confirm that he is happy to get tickets for members who wish to go to the above events, but he is only prepared to gets tickets for those members who order them from him and would need their money in advance. He would need to know no later than July 20th, 2018. Tickets are £4.00 per car.

 

Car for Sale

 

1966 Jaguar MK2 2.4. MOD. Regency Red with light blue interior. Chrome wire wheels with white wall tyres. Excellent condition throughout. Ill health forces reluctant sale. Offers around £21.000.00. Contact:

Stanley Matthews. 0151 342 2429.

Mobile. 07812 825564 or e-mail barstan14@talktalk.net.

 

A few dates for your diary

 

25th Feb 2018          - Sunday Lunch, Dog and Partridge, Chipping, Longridge

27th-30th April 2018   - Spring Weekend, Walton Hall Hotel and Spa

3rd April 2018          - Our annual auction

8th May 2018           - Car you would like to go home in

4th June 2018          - My other Car is and our annual Bowling Contest

2nd/3rd June 2018      – Tatton Park

1st July 2018           - Leighton Hall

2nd July 2018           - Landlord’s Choice

2nd Sept 2018          - Hoghton Tower
 

 

 

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Committee members: John Birchall -Chairman, John Butterworth –Vice Chairman/Social Events Organiser, Maurice Hugo –Secretary/Social Events Organiser, Elaine Birchall –Treasurer, Kevin Dodd –Membership Secretary, Stephen Liver – Social Events Organiser, Bob Gregson –Committee member, Margaret Knowles –Social Events Secretary, Joan Clayton –Newsletter

 

 

 

                                                                                       29 GreenDrive

                                                                                          Penwortham

                                                                                          Preston

                                                                                          PR1 0RD

                                                                                          23rd December 2017

Dear Member,

 

"January opens the box of the year and brings out days that are bright and clear, and brings out days that are cold and grey, and shouts, "Come see what I brought today!" -  Leland B. Jacobs, January

 

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on TUESDAY 2nd January at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn, BB2 7LF when we are hoping to show previously unseen footage of a Norman Dewis interview, and members will also be able to catch up with friends Christmas festivities.

 

Where did 2017 go? It seems I blinked and it was gone. Let’s hope 2018 is a happy, healthy year for all of us.

 

Well for those of you that joined our Christmas Dinner at Foxfields didn’t we have a fabulous time! Delicious food, great company, musical entertainment provided by 4 of our own members, Thelma, Gary, Christine and Peter, on their Ukuleles not forgetting being joined by Andrew Horsfall; and followed the next morning by a hearty breakfast.

 

At our December meeting we were once again joined by a group of young people and their conductor, “The Scout’s Silver Band” from Rossendale. Christmas always began for me when I’d listened to the Salvation Army Band in Preston but now it begins when I’ve heard these wonderfully talented youngsters. Their musical repertoire was second to none as they play Christmas music and carols for us to listen to and join in. I’m sure everyone thoroughly enjoyed the concert which showed in the collection bucket which was passed around and will be a great help to their funds. Lots of our members turned up in Christmas jumpers with some coming in full fancy dress, The winner was Gary Smith in his Rudolf costume with Elaine and John Birchall coming second and third.

 

Photograph of the Christmas Jumper entrants at the end of this newsletter.

 

 

January Sunday Lunch

The January Sunday Lunch is to be held at Morecambe Golf Club on Sunday January 21st. You will receive further details and the Menu on December 27th. Stephen will be collecting names and your menu choices at the January meeting and if you are unable to attend the meeting, please let him know no later than Friday January 12th.

 

Spring Weekend 2018

Our Spring Weekend in 2018 will held at the Mecure Warwickshire Walton Hall Hotel and Spa, from Friday April 27th, to Monday April 30th.  You should all have received the advance notice of the event, but if you have either not received it or mislaid it, please email Margaret on kjonmar@gmail.com and she will send you another. Being the first time we will have visited Warwickshire, a county with lots of interesting places to visit which we may or may not have visited in the past, it is always nice to know you have somewhere to go, and I’m sure the men will be interested in the Gaydon Motor Museum. However, the weekend is

proving to be very popular, so if you would like to come along and have a good time, there are a few places still available; if you wish to reserve one, please, give Maurice a ring on: 07836 639761 or contact any one of the Social Events Organisers.

 

European Tour - Dordogne, France 2018

We are pleased to let you know that arrangements for our Europe tour next year are now finalised, and you should all have received the Advance Notice of our 2018 tour to the Dordogne region of France. However, we find ourselves in a position of having to confirm our reservations early in the New Year. The Social Events team would appreciate it if you could let them know as soon as possible if you are able to join the tour as the Ferry always has to be paid in advance, and the Hotels are asking for a deposit now and final payment in early April. We do have to say that this tour looks to be very exciting; a lot of beautiful countryside, a little bit of French history and for those red wine lovers a visit to St.Emilion, followed by a restful few days in La Rochelle “beside the seaside” (it should be warmer than Blackpool),

If you would like to come, please let Maurice know as soon as you can on: 07836 639761.

 

 

 

Tatton Park

Please watch this space for further details re changes in applying.

 

 

Members Cars

This month we have an amusing article from a wife’s point of view on life with a Jaguar.

 

‘Jag Story Blue MKII 1961 Family Ties’ - Gladys Boylan

 

The love story began in 1995 when one of our 3 daughters announced her ‘Big Wedding Day Plans’. Dympna and Anthony had been dating quite a while and he was already part of the family. As the plans and arrangements progressed we were back and forward to Tadcaster (Anthony’s home town) sorting out the wedding, when Anthony’s Mum announced with great pleasure, “THAT JUNK OF A CAR IN THE GARAGE CAN NOW BE TAKEN TO THE SCRAPYARD”. Both Anthony and his Dad were dumbfounded; that ‘junk of a car’ was to have been a father and son restoration project for years – they just never got around to starting it – let alone finishing. WELL……….Jim’s curiosity got the better of him and couldn’t resist the temptation of taking a look and within 10 minutes he struck a bargain – the deal was done – he bought it ‘SOLD AS SEEN’.

 

Well I wasn’t very impressed because that scrap of a car was transported to ours and as Jim knows very little about cars and has no time for tinkering, I was not amused to say the least. But as most of us ladies know ………. there is always a good excuse, this one being “it will give Colin and Harry, two very longstanding mechanics –ALMOST VINTAGE-, something to do in the winter months”. Well a couple of years later and an unknown cost to me, this amazing MK II was finished. It’s our pride and joy, a show piece in the garage, drives like a dream and given us hours and hours of pleasure.

 

 

 

OBVIOUSLY it will stay in the family forever. Not only does our son in law think it’s partly his but our 14 year old grandson Connah also seems to think it should be his as soon as he is old enough to drive it.

 

So the love story continues and long may it last.

 

 

 

Government introduces 40 rolling MOT excemption

 

Further to the paragraph in our November newsletter, the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) released the press release below on Monday December 18th, following discussions between themselves and the Department for Transport (DfT)

 

 

 

18 December 2017

For immediate release

 

Department for Transport (DfT) Guidance on Substantial Change of Historic Vehicles.

 

  1. The Guidance sets out the definition of a Vehicle of Historic Interest (VHI), vehicles which will, from May 2018, be entitled to be exempt from taking a vehicle (MoT) test.

 

  1. The Guidance reflects the outcome of intensive discussions between the DfT and the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC). FBHVC wishes to express its appreciation of the open and collaborative manner in which the DfT approached these discussions.

 

  1. In the discussions FBHVC was careful to take account of all possible members of the historic vehicle family.

 

  1. The Guidance supersedes all previous potential criteria released for discussion by DfT.

 

  1. The Guidance makes clear that it does not in any way affect DVLA’s registration criteria and processes which remain unchanged.

 

  1. The Government included motorcycles in the Motor Vehicles (Tests) (Amendment) Regulations 2017. As the Guidance implements the Regulations, DfT could not accept FBHVC’s representations, based upon the requirements of the EU Directive, regarding historic motorcycles, so they are included in the Guidance.

 

  1. Following STRONG representations by FBHVC, a vehicle may generally be a VHI if relevant changes were undertaken more than 30 years previously. This will be a rolling 30 years and replaces the fixed 1988 date previously proposed by DfT.

 

  1. Major points of note are:
    1. The process is one of self-declaration.
    2. Owners will only be required to declare their vehicle to be a VHI if they wish to be exempted from an annual MOT Test.
    3. All vehicles will still be able to be tested if their owners wish
    4. The criteria are generic and permit changes made, less than 30 years prior to the declaration, which improve efficiency, safety, preservation or environmental performance.
    5. Those vehicles registered on a Q plate, as kits or built up classics are not entitled to be declared as VHIs until forty years after they were registered.
    6. For motorcycles only the criteria of Q plates, kits and built up classics prevent declaration as a VHI.

 

  1. The Guidance refers to “a marque or historic vehicle experts”. A list will be published on the website of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs by 30th April 2018. Vehicle owners wishing to confirm if they may declare their vehicle as a VHI, may choose to contact the appropriate nominee from this list

 

  1. FBHVC will be explaining the Guidance in full in its first Newsletter of 2018 and as soon as possible on its website at www.fbhvc.co.uk

 

  1. Text of the Guidance is at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/668274/vehicles-of-historical-interest-substantial-change-guidance.pdf

 

Canberra Car Club Show

The club are looking at combining this with their vintage weekend in the summer but a date has yet to be confirmed.

 

Wool Donations

 

Barbara Booth would like to thank you for your continuing donations of wool; every bit no matter how small is used. It is very much appreciated and this year she has been able help the neo-natal unit, the local hospice, Preston Minster, the homeless and children abroad. She would also like to thank the lady who did some knitting to help, those items have been passed with hers to the neo–natal unit and International Aid for distribution.

 

I can’t believe that I’ve been doing this job for nearly 12 months and I would like to thank Margaret Knowles for all her help in the final edit and members for all their lovely comments, encouragement, support and contributions to the newsletter.

 

I am looking for future cars article from members, please don’t be shy.

 

Kind regards,

Joan Clayton  

joanclayton26@gmail.com  

 

 

 

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Committee members: John Birchall -Chairman, John Butterworth –Vice Chairman/Social Events Organiser, Maurice Hugo –Secretary/Social Events Organiser, Elaine Birchall –Treasurer, Kevin Dodd –Membership Secretary, Stephen Liver – Social Events Organiser, Bob Gregson –Committee member, Margaret Knowles –Social Events Secretary, Joan Clayton –Newsletter

 

 

                                                                                          29 Green Drive

                                                                                                           Penwortham

                                                                                                                         Preston

                                                                                                                        PR1 0RD                                                                                                                                           23rd        November 2017

 

 

 

Dear Member,

 

“May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope; The spirit of Christmas which is peace; The heart of Christmas which is love”. Ada V. Hendricks

 

Our next meeting

will take place at 7.30 p.m. on Monday 4th December 2017 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn, BB2 7LF (please take note of this the correct address as we have been using the incorrect address for years).

 

We have an evening of delectation, revisiting us are ‘The Scout’s Silver Band’ with our very own Kath Butterworth, her daughter and granddaughter playing Christmas Carols which we can join in with and sing along; a lovely start to the Christmas Season with those who wish wearing their Christmas jumpers or outfits. Our lovely ladies as usual will be providing us with mince pies! There will be a collection for the band to boost their funds.

 

Lancashire Automobile Club

Lancashire Automobile Club are having an evening with Quentin Wilson at Whalley Golf Club, on Wednesday November 29th, 2017

at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. Tickets are £10 including a potato pie supper.

Quentin’s knowledge on new cars, used and classics is industry leading but he is also a vocal campaigner on fuel prices and has lobbied MP’s at Westminster to get a better deal for Britain’s 40 million licence holders. He is also an award winning journalist and BAFTA film judge.

Please contact Eileen.dyson@btinternet.com or www.lancsautoclub.com

 

November Meeting

Last month we had Mick Duffy sharing his knowledge of chocolate and we all got a chance to taste the different sorts of chocolate bars, I for one enjoyed the       chocolate tasting but then again I love chocolate full stop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

November Sunday Lunch

Thank you to Maurice and Liz Hugo who arranged the Sunday Lunch for our enjoyment and pleasure. What a sumptuous repast it was too. I’m sure everyone enjoyed it by the contented look on their faces.

 

Get Well Wishes

One of our long standing Members Mike Birtwistle has had a new hip and we would like to wish him a speedy recovery and hope he is soon chasing about again.

 

 

On behalf of all members I must wish Peter Marsland a very happy 70th birthday. As most of you know Peter writes our Area news in the JDC magazine as well as taking many of our club photographs.

 

 

Christmas Party

Before our next meeting we will have had our Christmas Party, at Foxfields Country Hotel. We’re sure we will all have a wonderful time with our gentlemen wearing dinner suits or lounge suits whichever they prefer and our ladies

will look stunning in their finery.

Members Cars

This month, Alan Hewitt it telling us of his XJ6 series 5 (X300) 3.2 Sport.

 

I have been a member since 1985 and have owned 2 MK2 a 420 an XJ6 series2 and now the subject of this story an XJ6 series5 (X300) 3.2 Sport.

 

Last, of the straight six Jaguars. This cat came to my attention through a friend as it had stood unused in his neighbours’ garden for two years and could be for sale. Under the green mould on the outside I realised there could be a good car hiding and made an offer based on non-runner, no MOT, but only 55K on the clock, which was rejected.

 

Many months passed and I forgot about the abandoned Jaguar. Then on Boxing Day a phone call - did I still want to buy the car? Armed with a battery and a gallon of petrol it started first time and drove very well everything worked and a deal was done. Soon after a quick clean it passed its MOT and we were up and running!

 

This model has always been underrated and therefore commanded low prices and still does. I have owned the car now for 10 years mostly happy and trouble free, been to many shows, meetings, displays and on many runs, a risky purchase I have never regretted. Some members may remember this story was told in the Jaguar Driver at the time under the heading and its nickname The Bag of Sand Jag. 

 

 

 

Would any of you like to write about your love of Jaguars?

 

Please contact Joan as this is proving to be a very popular article in the newsletter

 

 

Dates for your 2018 diary:

Members will receive our annual “Diary Dates” for 2018 between Christmas and New Year, in the meantime please make a note of the following dates.

 

Sunday Lunch

January 21st, 2018  - Morecambe Golf Club, Morecambe

 

Sunday Lunch

February 25th, 2018 - Dog & Partridge, Charnock Richard

 

Spring Weekend 2018

Our Spring Weekend in 2018 will held at the Mecure Warwickshire Walton Hall Hotel and Spa, from Friday April 27th, to Monday April 30th. The advance notice of the event has been sent to members and we hope you have all received it. This is the first time we will have visited Warwickshire, a county with lots of interesting places to visit. As in past years, the weekend is proving to be very popular, so thank you to those of you who have already made your reservations. There are a few places still available; if you wish to reserve one, please, give Maurice a ring on: 07836 639761 or contact any one of the Social Events Organisers.

 

Europe 2018

We are pleased to let you know that arrangements for our Europe tour next year are progressing. However, the tour will not be to the Netherlands/Germany as originally suggested, but to the Bordeaux and Loire areas of France. It is hoped that we will be in a position to send the advance notice for this event within the next two weeks.

 

 

 

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Committee members: John Birchall - Chairman,

John Butterworth – Vice Chairman/Social Events Organiser.

 Maurice Hugo – Secretary/Social Events organiser, Elaine Birchall – Treasurer,

Kevin Dodd – Membership Secretary, Stephen Liver – Social Events Organiser,

Bob Gregson – Committee member, Margaret Knowles – Social Events Secretary,

Joan Clayton - Newsletter

 

 

And finally as we come to the end of another year your committee would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, Peaceful 2018.

 

  

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                             29 Green Drive

                                                                                                                              Penwortham

                                                                                                                                    Preston

                                                                                                                                    PR1 0RD

                                                                                                                     

28th August 2017

                                   

Dear Member,

 

‘September: it was the most beautiful of words, he'd always felt, evoking orange-flowers, swallows, and regret.’ - Alexander Theroux

 

We are now entering autumn, the season of mist and mellow fruitfulness, the trees are turning and the birds are collecting on the telegraph wires preparing to fly south for the winter. When I was growing up I didn’t believe people when they said time goes faster once you turn 21 but the older I get the faster it goes.

 

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on Monday 4th September 2017 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Whalley Road, Balderstone, near Blackburn, PR5 0UN and we have a guest speaker, Mr Nigel Thorley.

 

Nigel Thorley is a respected Jaguar historian who was brought up with his father's Jaguars, including a pre-war SS Jaguar, a Mark IX and a couple of Mark X’s, his elder brother has also held numerous examples from 1950s XK to E-types. Since then Nigel has owned over 60 Jaguars and Daimlers, beginning with a Mark 2 at the age of 18 and currently running a modern XK sports car and XJ saloon.

 

As a successful author on the ‘Marque’, he wrote his first book, The Jaguar Mark 1 & 2, a Complete Companion, in 1983. Some 25 titles later his latest works are ‘You & Your Jaguar XK’, ‘Jaguar All the Cars’ and several Enthusiasts’ Buying Guides on different Jaguar models.

 

Nigel writes for many publications, has appeared in TV programmes and gives many talks both here and abroad on Jaguar, other motoring topics and other non-motoring subjects.  I am sure members will enjoy his talk immensely.

 

August’s Meeting

 

Last month's meeting was the annual barbeque and thanks to you all it was a fantastic success. Mike and Wendy Birtwistle provided the burgers and sausages, a treat that we all enjoy, Steve and Norma Liver brought the rest of the meat including chicken and sumptuous pork steaks and Barry and Margaret Lewis once again supplied their own recipe for onions that always goes down well. Huge thanks must go to John Birchall and Barrie Hughes who ably assisted with their barbeques and also brought tables for serving and microwave etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to all those who bought a ticket for the barbecue, which raised our club funds by £478.00 and the raffle made a further £113.00.Thankfully the weather held and I'm sure everyone had a great time. David Chapman once again brought his ‘Razor’, this time it was the electric model.

 

 

                   

 

 

The ‘Bonnet’s Up’ Competition, was won by Colin Kirk, with his Modern S-Type jaguar, with a gold leaping jaguar on the front. Pictured with John Birchall, receiving his plaque, and

Margaret Knowles, pictured here with John Birchall and Maurice Hugo, was presented with a beautiful clock from all the members of the European Tour, in gratitude for all her hard work and efforts in producing the Annecy brochure

 

Lytham Hall 30th July 2017

 

Well rain was promised but thankfully it held off and the sun shone on the righteous! We had a wonderful turnout of 36 cars both classic and modern. Thank you once again to Stephen Liver for arranging it and thank you also to all our members who brought their cars to make a wonderful display. There were picnics being eaten and the café in the hall visited and everyone enjoyed themselves. The prizes on the day were awarded as follows:

 

Winners of Prizes at Lytham: Mike & Thelma Dunne: Best Modern saloon.Tony Fryer: Best Classic Saloon. Brian & Joan Ekin: Best Classic Sports Car and Marie & Peter Bradley:  Car of the Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

A delighted Marie Bradley receiving her Trophy along with her husband Peter, John Birchall and John

Butterworth who presented the prizes.

 

Members Car:

 

This month David Denson is telling us about his Jaguar

 

An E-Type for £5,000? You must be joking!

 

“Have you never thought of buying a classic car instead of old motorbikes?” said Trevor, the barber, as he snipped away at my grey mop, “ ‘cos my mate has one for sale.” You’ve been listening at keyholes,” said I. “My wife Diana and I were talking about this just last night. What make is it?”  “Dunno, said he, but I’ll find out”.

 

One haircut later, he informed me it was an E-type Jaguar. “Forget it, I said, I can’t afford one of those”. “But he’ll take £5,000 for it”. “Forget it”, I said again. “I’m not buying a rusty old wreck”. “He’s got bills for £12,000 he’s spent on it”. Trevor insisted“ Where does he live?” I asked.

 

That’s how I came to meet Keith, the vendor. The car was indeed in a sorry state, with dents in the bonnet, flat tyres and the rain dripping through onto the roof. Yet it started and even had a current MOT. It had obviously had a lot of money spent on it before Keith lost interest in it. 163 miles in five years hadn’t been much of a return on his investment, but he seemed relieved that it was going to a good home and finally accepted £5100. I offered him more, but he just wouldn’t accept it. His wife had left him recently and I had a feeling that the car may have had a lot to do with it. Two days later I hauled it onto my low loader and drove it home.

 

That’s when the real spending began! New wheels and tyres, stainless steel exhaust, partial respray, adjustable shock absorbers, overdrive gearbox, brake servo, new discs, callipers and pads etc., and finally, a replacement engine. I eventually drew the line at £10,000.

                                                                       

In return for this, though, we had some superb holidays and trips in the car.  We visited Ireland, Wales, the Isle of Man, Germany, France and many other destinations in England, usually in the company of John and Margaret Knowles, in their identical Series One 2+2. Our car had been fitted with a servo on the clutch, since Keith had suffered a fall from a ladder and broken both ankles. This modification made the car a dream to drive.

 

 

 

Southern Ireland, May 2011

 

 

Keith was reunited briefly with the car when he turned up some years later at Tatton Park, where we had it on display on the JDC Area 15’s stand. Sadly, by this time he was in a wheelchair, having had his left leg amputated, so the modification wouldn’t have done him much good. Still, he was happy to see his old car being put to good use.

 

Eventually, lured by the charms of a Series 2 FHC, I sold the car to Tony Firth, of Area 11, and have regretted it ever since.

 

Just for the record, my friend Trevor the barber decided to try and send his wife to the Promised Land with a claw hammer, when he found she was having an affair. Being a nice chap, he failed miserably, but was sentenced to seven years for attempted murder. He wrote to me from prison and I replied, but found it hard to be conciliatory. He was released after three and a half years and I have never seen him again. I did hear that he had got a job working for a firm of undertakers, collecting corpses.

 

It’s a funny old world!

 

 

JDC National Day

Some of our members attended National Day at Wroxall Abbey, Warwickshire. A wonderful time was had by all and of course the weather helped.

 

             

    Norma, Jennifer, Peter, Elaine, John                       Kevin, Sue, John, Elaine,Brian and Joan

& Stephen enjoying the sunshine                                                           Looking replete                                         

 

Canberra Car Club Show – September 24th.

As you are aware, we are not the only car club who hold their meetings at The Canberra Club, and the club is looking forward to hosting their car club show again in 2017. There will be club stands, Bar, Barbecue, Prizes and a raffle at the event which is held on the field to the side of the Club. We will be organising a stand, and hope that as many of you as possible will be able to come along and support the event, which is held between 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. Those of you displaying your car should arrive before ll.00 a.m.

 

However we must draw to your attention the fact that the

field has suffered from excessive rain over the last month, but hopefully we will have better weather in the coming weeks so the field can dry out before the event, otherwise it may have to be cancelled. Please note that we will update members by email as to the situation nearer the time.

 

Canberra Club – 20th, September 2015

 

October Meeting

Many of you will remember the late John Vero bringing along his ‘mysterious objects’ for us to fathom, well some of these are going to be brought along to the 2nd October meeting by Jean Vero’s nephew. We’ll have some fun and laughter that night!

      

Christmas Party I hope you’ve all remembered to book your room for the Christmas Party at Foxfield’s Country Hotel, Billington, Clitheroe, 01254 822556 and please don’t forget to mention Jaguar Drivers Club to get your discount.
Arrangements for this event are now in hand and details regarding this event will be emailed to you in September. In the meantime if any of you require further information, please contact either Elaine or Margaret.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd September                  Jaguar Past and Present

 

24th September                Canberra Club – Car Club Show

 

8th October                       International Jaguar Spares Day Stoneleigh

 

22nd October                     Sunday run with tea at Carus Green Golf Club

 

10th/12th November           Classic Car Show – NEC Birmingham

 

19th November                  Sunday Lunch

 

 

If you have any questions about any of the Sunday runs please contact one of the committee members.

 

Kind regards

Joan Clayton

joanclayton26@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

www.jaguar-drivers-club-lancashire.co.uk

 

Committee members: John Birchall - Chairman, John Butterworth – Vice Chairman, Maurice Hugo – Secretary, Elaine Birchall – Treasurer, Kevin Dodd – Membership Secretary, Stephen Liver – Events Organiser, Bob Gregson – Committee member, Margaret Knowles – Social Events Secretary,

Joan Clayton – Newsletter

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

29 Green Drive

                                                                                                                   Penwortham

                                                                                                                        Preston

                                                                                                                        PR1 0RD

                                                                                                                        23 June 2017 

Dear Member,

 

‘Hot July brings cooling showers, Apricots and Gillyflowers’ – Sara Coleridge, Pretty Lessons in Verse

 

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on Monday 3rd July 2017 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Whalley Road, Balderstone, near Blackburn, PR5 0UN. ‘Landlords Choice’. Our friendly steward Tom has a chance to choose his favourite car of the evening.

 

At our June meeting we held ‘My Other Car is’ but unfortunately it was such a rainy night that very few members were present. David Chapman brought his Razor; not that he was having a shave but a car that he’s designed and built.

 

         

Hopefully he will bring it again so that people can have another look at this incredible car

 

June brought our annual bowling match with Area 15 for the Barbara Barratt Memorial Crown

 Green, Bowling Trophy.

 

Unfortunately there was a poor turnout but thanks to our two teams of John Birchall & Alan Hewitt and Rosie & Bob Gregson, Area 18 won.

 

David Hodgkinson presents the trophy to

John Birchall (Left)

 

 

 

Next year the match will be held at the Canberra Club.

 

Tatton Park There was a wonderful display of Jaguars on the Area 15 JDC stand for the June show. John and Elaine Birchall won best E Type on Saturday and David and Joan Clayton won best pre 1975 saloon with their MK2 3.8, and Peter and Laura Molyneux won best Sports Car with their XK Silverstone, on the Sunday. And Peter Marsland won first place with his TR4 on the Triumph stand.

 

Sunday July 16th, - John Vero Run

The John Vero Run has been organised ever since one of our most dedicated members suddenly passed away in 2007, born in Lancaster and a dedicated Lancastrian, Area 18 members enjoyed over twenty years of John and his wife Jeans’ expertise at organising days out for the club. Their most famous was the Lancaster to York Run, which they organised for sixteen years. We were waved off by the Mayor of Lancaster, and carried with us his greetings to the Mayor of York, who was there to welcome us. Fantastic days out as many of you will remember.

This being the tenth anniversary of Johns’ passing, Stephen decided to keep the event “in house”, arranging for members to drive one of John and Jean’s favourite local routes, and we know that Jean is intending to join us at Heysham Golf Club for the meal. However, as Stephen is on the Annecy tour, please reserve your place with Margaret, Tel: 01524 409571 or email her on kjonmar@gmail.com Cheques should be made payable to Stephen Liver and on this occasion posted to Margaret at 4 Webster Grove, Bare, Morecambe. LA4 6QQ,

 

Sunday July 30th, - Area 18 Day

Once again our area day is to be held today at Lytham Hall, Lytham St. Annes,

Sat Nav: FY8 4JX

Stephen has just three tickets left, but as he is on our Annecy tour, please contact Margaret Knowles, Tel: 01524 409571 or email her on kjonmar@gmail.com as soon as possible to reserve one of these tickets which are £5.00, and she will bring it to our July meeting on Monday July 3rd. If you are unable to attend the meeting, she will post it on to you on receipt of your cheque, which should be made payable to Stephen Liver, and on this occasion posted to Margaret at 4 Webster Grove, Bare, Morecambe. LA4 6QQ,

 

Monday August 7th, - THE BARBEQUE

Our August meeting is one of the most popular - the Barbeque:

Obviously Elaine needs to know the number to cater for and has been taking names for those of you that require a meal but if you haven't as yet confirmed that you will be partaking of the food, please let Margaret Knowles know at the July meeting, as John and Elaine will be enjoying an extremely well deserved break on the European tour to Annecy. We will not be able to take orders on the night, so please let us know as soon as you can if you are able to come along. Meals are just £7.00 a head which is exceptionally good value for money, and needs to be paid in advance. Contact details for Margaret are: Tel: 01524 409571 or email her on kjonmar@gmail.com

As usual we are appealing for your help to make this event a success, so if you are able to donate some items such as salad, bread rolls, potatoes, onions, relishes , puddings etc. that would be absolutely fantastic. Could you please let Elaine know when she returns from Annecy (any time after July 9th,) any items you are able to donate, so that food is not duplicated, and she can co-ordinate the arrangements. Please remember to bring your own plates and cutlery.

News from Area 15 – Cheshire

Our friends from Area 15 have outgrown their current meeting room and have the possibility of a suitable one at Antrobus Golf Club. The committee are anxious to know their members opinions regarding such a move and in order to get their approval have arranged an Extra Special Meeting at the Golf Club on  Wednesday June 28th, at 7.30 p.m. where a Buffet will be available at £5.00 per head. All Area 18 members are very welcome at the meeting, some of you already attend both Area’s’ meetings: If you would like to attend please let David Hodgkinson know as they are taking names for the Buffet; if you do not want the Buffet, then just turn up on the night. David’s contact details are: Tel: 07929 133902 or email: hodgkinson.david@btinternet.com

Antrobus Golf Club is situated on: Foggs Lane, Antrobus. CW9 6JQ

 

Congratulations and a very happy anniversary to Mike and Thelma Dunn for their Golden Wedding Anniversary on 1st July, 50 years, a real achievement.

 

 

Mike and Thelma, on the Coast and Country run in 2015

 

Many of our members are driving to Lake Annecy in France, we wish them a wonderful holiday, drive safely and we look forward to hearing all about your adventure on your return.

 

If anyone has any ideas of a theme for Ladies Night please pop it in the suggestion box.

 

A couple of reminders

 

Canberra Club – Car Club Show - The Canberra Club will once again be holding their Canberra Club Car Club Show on Sunday September 24th, 11.00 am to 4.00 pm. A number of car clubs meet at the Canberra Club, and each marque will have its’ own stand. It is free entry and no booking forms are required. This is a must for your diary, further details in the September newsletter

  

Christmas Party  - Please remember to book your room for the Christmas Party at Foxfield’s Country Hotel, Billington, Clitheroe, 01254 822556, not forgetting to mention Jaguar Drivers Club to get your discount.

 

Tatton Park - Have you sent off for your Tatton Park Tickets for August? If not DO IT NOW to avoid disappointment. Don’t forget to enclose a Stamped Addressed Envelope and say you’re with Jaguar Drivers Club Area 15. You can download the application forms from http://www.cheshireautopromotions.co.uk/forms.php

Something New for Members

It was suggested that it would be nice, if members would put a small piece in our newsletters about their Classic/Modern car and why they chose a Jaguar. If you would like to submit a piece for inclusion in future newsletters, please email it to joanclayton26@gmail.com

Don’t be shy - our members are always keen to hear fellow members’ experiences.

 

We are starting off with David Clayton. – David writes:

 

 

Having started my Apprenticeship in July 1978 with Jaguar my interest in the cars developed and grew as I began to yearn for my own classic car. Using some of my inheritance from my Mum, I bought my MK 2 3.8 DWR 182B Easter 2001, it was supposed to be an E Type but a family of 4 doesn’t fit well into an E Type.

With the assistance of John Butterworth I managed to drag it out of a barn in Waddington, get it into my garage and start working on it. Sometimes my energy and motivation waned but with the expertise and driving force of Guy Garlick, finally, 7 years later in April 2008 I drove her on the road.

During my final years of training I used to service the occasional MK2 at Dutton Forshaws and as part of my duties had to road test them, although many years had passed, when I first drove my car it felt, smelled and performed remarkably close to my memory of them all those years ago. 

In November of that year we had gained an entry to the NEC Champion of Champions and got a ‘Highly Commended’. Competing at this level with the best of the best I felt it was a fantastic achievement for a home restoration, with a bereavement, house move, our son very poorly in hospital all coming quite rightly before the car.

I use the car regularly and still enjoy driving it as does Luke. As some of you will remember it had painted wheel as the restoration fund ran out but it was finally completed in May 2013 when Joan presented me with the Chrome Wheels for our Silver Wedding Anniversary.

While Mum never saw the car I feel she would be very proud of the finished result

 

      

David’s MK2 3.8 at Leighton Hall 2015

 

 

 

 

Public Holidays: August Bank Holiday – August 28th

 

Dates for your diary:

                   

16th July                      Area 18 - John Vero Run

 

16th July                       Rochdale Classic Car Show -07582 954228

 

30th July                      Area 18 - Area Day Lytham Hall

 

5th/6th August              National Day – Wroxall Abbey

 

11th – 13th August          Royal Lancs Show – Classic Car Show

 

12th August                  Classics in the Park – Miller Park Preston

 

13th August                  Raby Castle

 

19th/20th August          Tatton Park Car Show

 

3rd September             Jaguar Past and Present

 

24th September           Canberra Club – Car Club Show  

 

8th October                 International Jaguar Spares Day Stoneleigh

 

22nd October               Area 18 - Sunday Lunch

 

10th/12th November     Classic Car Show – NEC Birmingham

 

19th November             Area 18 - Sunday Lunch

 

2nd December              Area 18 - Christmas Party 2017

 

Barbara Booth is very grateful for the donations of wool and has been busy knitting it up.  My friend knits and crochets various items for charity and would be glad of any yarn donations however large or small. I will be able to collect them at any of the meetings and I will bring a sample of the items she creates to the August meeting. She also thanks those who bought scarves at the June meeting.

 

If you have any questions about Lytham Hall, Sunday runs or any Area 18 Social Event, please contact one of the committee members.   

Kind regards

Joan Clayton  

Joanclayton26@gmail.com

 

www.jaguar-drivers-club-lancashire.co.uk

Committee members: John Birchall  - Chairman, John Butterworth – Vice Chairman, Maurice Hugo – Secretary, Elaine Birchall – Treasurer, Kevin Dodd – Membership Secretary, Stephen Liver – Events Organiser, Bob Gregson – Committee member, Margaret Knowles – Social Events Secretary, Joan Clayton - Newsletter

  

                                                                                                                                               

                                     

 

29 Green Drive

Penwortham

Preston

PR1 0RD

29th May 2017

Dear Member,

‘It was June and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.’ – Maud Hart Lovelace

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on Monday 5th June 2017 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Whalley Road, Balderstone, near Blackburn, PR5 0UN. ‘My Other Car Is’. This gives everyone a chance to show us any other vehicles they have tucked away if they don’t want to come in their Jaguars.

At our May meeting we voted for the ‘Car we would like to go home in’ with Michael Brown’s replica lightweight e-type 3 VPD gaining the most votes.

Michael and Alison Brown taken by Barry Lewis at ‘Classics in the Park’ Miller Park, Preston last year.

 

 

 

Last Sunday we enjoyed the first of our Sunday jaunts and I would like to thank David and Diana Denson and Peter and Marie Bradley for arranging ‘Back in time to Skipton’. Starting with breakfast at Huntleys we had a leisurely drive to Skipton. A relaxing sail on the canal did much to restore the equilibrium, bringing to mind Connie Francis singing ‘Cruising down the River on a Sunday afternoon’.

Time to stroll through the streets and then off to Skipton Castle. We had a laugh following the guide sheet from the giant Yew Tree planted in 1659, through the various rooms up and down stone steps, Elaine Birchall sitting on the Long Drop (without a Jag Mag), visiting the Chapel and then maybe a little light refreshment in the café. The views of the Castle and from the windows were magnificent. For those members who visited the Embsay Steam Train I’m sure they enjoyed it as much as we did. Finally we all arrived at the Calf’s Head at Worston for a delicious carvery which we all devoured.

 

          

 

Maurice Hugo asks that all trophies could be returned in order for him to make a full inventory.

 

Could you please let Elaine Birchall know if you will be attending the Barbeque at our August meeting to give her an idea of the numbers for catering?

 

This month sees many of our members venturing to Lake Annecy in France, we wish them a wonderful holiday and drive safely and we must thank our Social Events Secretary Margaret Knowles who has once again put together a

detailed itinerary.

 

Our famous John Vero Run takes place on July 16th, and as always will be visiting interesting places. Arrangements are still on going, but you should have received details of this years’ run from Margaret Knowles kjonmar@gmail.com Tel:01524 409571, if not let her know and she will send you a copy.

 

If anyone has any ideas of a theme for Ladies Night please pop it in the suggestion box.

A couple of reminders

July’s meeting – Landlords Choice

August’s meeting – Bonnets up and Barbeque – bring plates and cutlery

Christmas Party  Please remember to book your room for the Christmas Party at Foxfield’s Country Hotel, Billington, Clitheroe, 01254 822556, not forgetting to mention Jaguar Drivers Club to get your discount.

Have your sent off for your Tatton Park Tickets for August? If not DO IT NOW to avoid disappointment. Don’t forget to enclose a Stamped Addressed Envelope and say you’re with Jaguar Drivers Club Area 15. You can download the application forms from http://www.cheshireautopromotions.co.uk/forms.php

Lytham Hall 30th July 2017 Please see Steve Liver for tickets as he only has a few left. This is Area 18s own Area Day; let’s make it a special one.

Steve Liver Tel 01524 414428 email stephen@liver.me.uk

 

Public Holidays etc

August Bank Holiday – August 28th

Dates for your diary:                    

 

3rd/4th June                 Tatton Park Car Show

 

23rd June – 2nd July      European Tour to Lake Annecy, France

 

16th July                      John Vero Run

 

16th July                       Rochdale Classic Car Show -07582 954228

 

30th July                      Area 18 Day Lytham Hall

 

5th/6th August              National Day – Wroxall Abbey

 

11th – 13th August          Royal Lancs Show – Classic Car Show

13th August                  Raby Castle

 

19th/20th August          Tatton Park Car Show

 

3rd September             Jaguar Past and Present

 

24th September           Canberra Club – Car Club Show

 

8th October                 International Jaguar Spares Day Stoneleigh

 

22nd October               Sunday Lunch

 

10th/12th November     Classic Car Show – NEC Birmingham

 

19th November             Sunday Lunch

 

2nd December              Area 18 Christmas Party 2017

 

Have any of you got any oddments of knitting wool stuffed in a cupboard that you would like to dispose of? My friend knits and crochets various items for charity and would be glad of any yarn donations however large or small. I will be able to collect them at any of the meetings and I will bring a sample of the items she creates to the June meeting.

 

If you have any questions about the trip to Lytham Hall or any of the Sunday runs please contact one of the committee members.   

Kind regards

Joan Clayton  

Joanclayton26@gmail.com  

 

www.jaguar-drivers-club-lancashire.co.uk

 

 

                                                                                                                          29 Green Drive

Penwortham

Preston

PR1 0RD

28th March 2017

Dear Member,

“Sweet April showers do spring May flowers” – Thomas Tussler

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on Monday 3rd April 2017 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Whalley Road, Balderstone, Near Blackburn, PR5 0UN.

April brings us our Annual Auction. Please dig out all your surplus items and donate them to the auction so we can raise as much money as possible for our ever depleting club funds. It doesn’t have to be car related either, we can offer any item that may be of interest to our eager bargain hunters at Area 18. Once again our Auctioneer is David Denson ably assisted by Alan Hewitt. There will most certainly be a lot of humour, fun and frolics.

Please try to be as early as possible as it all takes quite a bit of setting up.

We must remember that David is still recovering from quite a big procedure and may have to retire early .

 

John Birchall presented the ‘Chairman’s Trophy’ to Thelma Dunne, who since joining us has become our official photographer, one of a trio of entertainers and a valued member of Area 18.

At last month's meeting we were treated to a fantastic evening with Anthony and Carolyn Taylor of Aristocat's and Autotune

Didn’t Carolyn give us a fascinating insight into the trials and tribulations of her role in motorsport, with a little help from Anthony of course! I’m sure everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. The stories she told I'm sure kept everyone captivated.

What experiences they have had all over the world meeting and competing with many legends of Motorsport

Carolyn also told us that there is to be a Classic Car Show at The Royal Lancashire Show that takes place at Salesbury Hall, Salesbury Hall Road, Ribchester, Preston, PR3 3XU on the weekend of 11th – 13th August 2017. We will give you more details as we get them but you can always e-mail Carolyn at taylors@autotuneuk.com for more details  if you are interested. Carolyn is a Director of The L.A.C. and I'm sure it would be great if we could perhaps join them on some of their events.

 

Our grateful thanks to Anthony and Carolyn for entertaining us and for all their hours of preparation that must have gone into making this a very special evening.

If you want to take advantage of Anthony and Carolyns services, perhaps an upgrade or tune up for your Jaguar you can find them at:

Autotune (Rishton) Limited
Riverside Industrial Estate
Rishton
Blackburn
Lancashire BB1 4NF
United Kingdom
Tel
: +44 (0)1254 886819
Fax
: +44 (0)1254 882299
E: enquiries@autotuneuk.

 

This month also brings ‘OUR SPRING WEEKEND IN EDINBURGH’  There are just 3 rooms left so why don’t you come and join us for a great fun weekend. For new members to Area 18 this is the best way to get involved with your fellow membersThe committee can promise you a fabulous time, good food, good company, wonderful scenery,  places to visit and hopefully beautiful spring weather. Arrangements have now been booked for Friday April 21st, to Monday April 24thApril. Once again we will be staying at The Kings Manor Hotel in Edinburgh, 100 Milton Road East, Edinburgh, EH15 2NP 0131 468 8006.        If you have not already reserved your place please let one of the Social Committee know as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!

Maurice or Liz Hugo:        Tel: 01706 216539 (Mobile) 07836 639761E.mail:  mhugo.jeep@btopenworld.com  

Stephen Liver:                 Tel: 01524 414428 Email:  stephen@liver.me.uk     

A proposed itinerary of events is available from Margaret Knowles.

Have your sent off for your Tatton Park Tickets? If not DO IT NOW to avoid disappointment. Please don’t forget to enclose a Stamped Addressed Envelope and say you’re with Jaguar Drivers Club Area 15 on your application form. You can download the application forms from :http://www.cheshireautopromotions.co.uk/forms.php

The first event takes place on 3rd-4th June where Area 15 will be having their Cheshire Cats Day with lots of trophy's on offer.

The second show is on Sat 19th to Sunday 20th of  August and it's The Passion for Power weekend with lots of exotic cars on display in a massive marquee.

Area 18 Day at Lytham Hall 30th July 2017 Please see Steve Liver at the meeting for your tickets as he only has 15 left.  The cost is just £5.00 per car. This is Area 18s own Area Day so please support your club and make it a very special day. This is a Mark Woodward Classic Car and Bike Show and takes place at Lytham Hall, Ballam Road, Lytham, Lancashire. FY8 4JX

Mike Tomkinson has invited us to attend the Rochdale Classic Car & Motorcycle Show at Littleborough Sports Club, Hollingworth Lake Country Park 16th July 2017 and thereafter as an annual event on the 3rd Sunday in July. Please contact www.rochdaleclassiccarshow.org.uk Organised by the Rotary Club of Rochdale all funds to go to Prostate Cancer Care UK and Medic Malawi overseas. This event unfortunately clashes with The John Vero Run but we hope that we can join Mike on future events.

Tony Firth from JDC Area 11 has invited us once again to the Annual Jaguar Drivers Club Area 11 Show at Raby Castle on August 13th 2017. Booking details to follow. This unfortunately clashes with The Royal Lancashire Show but Area 11 is far away so perhaps you would like to join The LAC at Salesbury Hall.

We have received an email from John Jenkins who has just purchased an imported 2+2 E-Type Series 2. He is looking for second hand seats or original seat covers in good condition. Contact jj.architecturaldesigns@btopenworld.com

And last but not least, one of our members Jim Ramshead has been under the weather but is feeling much better and will hopefully be back amongst us very soon.

Public Holidays etc

Good Friday – April 14th to Easter Monday – April 17th: May Day - May 1st : Spring Bank -  May 29th : August Bank Holiday – August 28th

Dates for your diary:

21st – 24th April           Spring Weekend Edinburgh

1st May                        Classic Car Show Gawsworth Hall

5th May & 6th May        JEC Royal Windsor Jaguar Festival 2017

20th May                     Classic Car & Vehicle Show/General Vintage

                                    Show at the Canberra Club               

21st May                      Sunday Run organised by David Denson

29th May                      Youngtimer Car Show Gawsworth Hall

3rd/4th June                 Tatton Park Car Show

23rd June – 2nd July     European Tour to Lake Annecy, France

16th July                     John Vero Run

16th July                      Rochdale Classic Car Show -07582 954228

30th July                      Area 18 Day Lytham Hall

11th – 13th August        Royal Lancs Show – Classic Car Show

13th August                  Raby Castle

19th/20th August          Tatton Park Car Show

24th September           Canberra Club – Car Club Show

8th October                 International Jaguar Spares Day Stoneleigh

22nd October               Sunday Lunch

10th/12th November     Classic Car Show – NEC Birmingham

19th November            Sunday Lunch

2nd December             Area 18 Christmas Party 2017. Please book your rooms.

 

If you have any questions about the Spring Weekend, the trip to Lake Annecy, France, Lytham Hall or any of the Sunday runs please contact one of the committee members.   

I hope to see you all on 3rd April for our Auction and don’t forget to bring your wallets!

Kind regards

Joan Clayton  joanclayton26@gmail.com  

www.jaguar-drivers-club-lancashire.co.uk

 

 

 

                                                                                                    29 Green Drive

Penwortham

PR1 0RD

joanclayton26@gmail.com

27 February 2017

Dear Member,

“Spring is nature’s way of saying ‘Let’s party’” – Robin Williams.

Can you believe it’s almost March already; where is this year going? Our next meeting will take place on Monday 6th March 2017 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Whalley Road, Balderstone, Near Blackburn, PR5 0UN. At this month's meeting we will be having a presentation by Carolyn and Anthony Taylor ‘Do you taketh this life to be your lawful wedded???????’; a female perspective on life in Motorsport (technical details supplied by Anthony).

Now is the time for some of you to get up off your sofa, shake off the winter blues, venture out into the garage, gently start up your classic Jaguar and listen to the slow awakening roar! You need to be prepared for this seasons events!

We had an interesting AGM at the February meeting. After the various reports were given John Birchall read out a letter from John Butterworth who was unable to be there as he is enjoying a holiday ‘Down Under’.  Lots of topics were discussed and the Committee was elected as follows:

Chairman                                                         John Birchall

Vice Chairman                                                  John Butterworth

Secretary                                                       Maurice Hugo

Treasurer                                                       Elaine Birchall

Social Events Secretary                               Margaret Knowles

Newsletter                                                     Joan Clayton

Membership Secretary                                 Kevin Dodd

Social Events Organiser                                Stephen Liver

Committee member                                       Bob Gregson

 

The Ladies’ Trophy in memory of Gerry Rockley was presented by Elaine to the very lovely Margaret Knowles who works so hard as the Social Events Secretary.

 

 

                                                                                     

Many of us met at Ye Horns Inn Goosnargh on Sunday 19th for Sunday Lunch and what an excellent feast it was. Thank you to Maurice and Liz Hugo for organising it. I’m sure everyone enjoyed it, David and I certainly did. This was the last Sunday Lunch until the Autumn.

Gerry Walker, who sadly passed away last spring, of Lancaster Vintage Classic Car Spares based in Morecambe and was known to many from Tatton Park and other shows, has had all his stock bought by DW Classic Car Spares, Redfern Street, Liverpool, L20 8JB. He is supposed to be on Facebook but I haven’t found a current page. His name is Dan and his contact number is 07435 966844.

It is now time to apply for your tickets for the Classic Car Show's that take place at Tatton Park on June 3rd/4th and August 19th/20th. Early booking is essential and please don’t forget to enclose a Stamped addressed envelope and say you’re with Jaguar Drivers Club Area 15. You can download the application forms from:  http://www.cheshireautopromotions.co.uk/forms.php

Please remember also to reserve  your room for the Christmas Party at Foxfields Country Hotel, Billington,  Clitheroe, 01254 822556, not forgetting to mention Jaguar Drivers Club to get your discount. I know you may think it's a little early but the hotel gets booked up at Christmas.

 

 

The first major  event at Area 18 is our Spring Weekend in Edinburgh.  There are still one or two places available.  Arrangements have now been booked for Friday April 21st, to Monday April 24thApril. Once again we will be staying at The Kings Manor Hotel in Edinburgh, 100 Milton Road East, Edinburgh, EH15 2NP 0131 468 8006.       

Double room rates: Three nights £392.00. Two nights £268.00.  Single room rates:  Three nights £266.00. Two nights £184.00. Accommodation is for dinner bed and breakfast.

 Early Booking is essential as places are limited. Please help us to help you

If you have not already reserved your place then can you please let one of the Social Committee know as soon as possible to avoid disappointment

Maurice or Liz Hugo:        Tel: 01706 216539 (Mobile) 07836 639761

E.mail:  mhugo.jeep@btopenworld.com

 Stephen Liver:                Tel: 01524 414428

Email:  stephen@liver.me.uk

If you have never been on one of these events you really don't know what you are missing. They are great fun and if you are new  to Area 18 it is without doubt the best way to meet your fellow J.D.C. members and I'm sure you will experience places that you perhaps would never do on your own. A proposed itinerary of events is now available from Margaret Knowles.

 

 

 

The World famous Forth Road Bridge is just one of the location's we will be visiting this year. Here we have Mike and Thelma Dunne together with Gary Smith enjoying the Spring sunshine on last year's trip.

 

There is just one place left for our European Tour scheduled for Friday June 23rd, to Thursday July 6th, (Inclusive)

Our tour in 2017 will be to Lake Annecy, visiting the medieval town of Annecy. We will sail overnight from Hull to Zebrugge and then we will commence our journey through Belgium, into France, staying two nights near the ancient city of Troyes. We will then head for our seven night stay in Annecy. Our journey home will start with a two night stay in the town of Durbach, just a few minutes from the French border before travelling onto Zebrugge and our overnight sail back to Hull.

If you would still like to join us on this memorable trip of a lifetime and would like further details please e-mail Margaret and she will send you a copy of the itinerary.

Margaret Knowles email:  kjonmar@gmail.com

Area 15 are organising a stand for the two events scheduled for Gawsworth Hall in May. Last year David and Joan Clayton won best classic saloon.

Gawsworth is a fantastic venue and somewhere different. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity the please contact David Hodgkinson on: 07929 133902 or e-mail him:  hodgkinson.david@btinternet.com

May 1st - Classic Car Show.

 

Eligible for Sporting Jaguars up to and including the XJS

Eligible for Jaguar Saloons up to and including the Series 3 body shell XJ6 & XJ12

 

May 29th - Youngtimer Car Show.

 

Eligible for Sporting Jaguars in production in 1970 and up to and including the XK8

Eligible for Jaguars Saloons in production in 1970 and up to and including the X300 model XJ6 (AJ16 engine) & X305 model XJ12

There have been big changes at Area 15. David Hodgkinson has been voted in as the new Chairman and a new committee is being compiled.

We wish David all the very best from Area 18 and thank Tony Kirkland for his hard work over the past 2 years.

 

 

 2017 dates for your diary:

26th March                  International Jaguar Spares Day Stoneleigh

21st – 24th April           Spring Weekend Edinburgh

1st May                        Classic Car Show Gawsworth Hall

21st May                      Sunday Run

29th May                      Youngtimer Car Show Gawsworth Hall

3rd/4th June                 Tatton Park Car Show

23rd June – 2nd July      European Tour to Lake Annecy, France

16th July                      John Vero Run

30th July                      Area 18 Day Lytham Hall

19th/20th August          Tatton Park Car Show

24th September           Canberra Club – Car Club Show

8th October                 International Jaguar Spares Day Stoneleigh

22nd October               Sunday Lunch

10th/12th November     Classic Car Show – NEC Birmingham

19th November             Sunday Lunch

2nd December              Area 18 Christmas Party 2017

 

Please note there is no Sunday lunch in March. Sunday lunches will resume in the Autumn.

 

If you have any questions about the Spring Weekend, the trip to Lake Annecy, France,  Lytham Hall or any of the Sunday runs please contact one of the committee members.        

Hope to see you all at the meeting on 6th March.

Kind regards

 

Joan Clayton

joanclayton26@gmail.com

 

www.jaguar-drivers-club-lancashire.co.uk

    

 

 

                                                                                                           

                                                            23 Pine View

                                                                                                            Winstanley

                                                                                                            Wigan

                                                                                                            WN3 6DF

                                                                                                    djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

25 January 2017

Dear Member

 

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 pm on MONDAY 6th February 2017 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Whalley Road, Balderstone, Near Blackburn, PR5 0UN.

 

This Month's meeting is our AGM and is the only formal meeting of the year but probably the most important. This is your chance to air your views on Area 18 matters and your comments and ideas are very important to the well being of the club. Please find attached application for committee form and agenda.

 

If you would like to be voted on to the Committee for any position then please let Maurice our Secretary have your application. The only qualification you need is to be a current Member of the JDC and have a Proposer and Seconder both members of The J.D.C. This is a great opportunity to become more actively involved with Area 18 and ensure the continued success of the club.

 

The agenda of the A.G.M. is as follows:

 

Apologies for absence

Chairman's report.

Treasurers report.

Presentation of the accounts.

Secretary's report.

Voting of Committee members.

Any other business.

Presentation of The Chairman's Trophy.

Presentation of Ladies Trophy by Elaine Birchall

Social Committee Report.

 

After the agenda and formalities have taken place, our Chairman will have a very pleasurable duty to perform. This is to present the Chairman’s Trophy to whom he considers to be an appropriate recipient.

The amazing thing about this Trophy is that it has only been awarded to the same person on one occasion the rest of the recipients have been different every year. This is a wonderful testament to the outstanding membership of Area 18 and portrays the involvement of so many members who help in making our club so successful. Last year's winner was Alan Hewitt. Part of the award is a donation of £150.00 to the Charity of their choice from Area 18 club funds. Alan's chosen Charity was The Air Ambulance. A cheque has now been sent to them on behalf of Area 18.  Will you be the next member to have their name inscribed on this coveted Trophy?

Also we have introduced a ladies Trophy that was donated by the late great Gerry Rockley's family. The recipient will be chosen by the current holder who is Elaine our hardworking Treasurer. It might be you this year.

Your attendance at the A.G.M. is so very important so please try and give us your valued support and don't forget you may be in line for a very prestigious award.

                                                                                                                       

 

 

My sincere thanks to all who turned up at our January meeting. We had just 28 Area 18 members attending and whilst this would be a good show for some Areas it was perhaps a little low by our usual standards.

I had put together some pictures of Area 18 events in 2016 on a slide show illustrating our Area's activities to bring back a few memories.

Many thanks to all who had sent me photo's throughout 2016 especially Thelma Dunne, Peter Marsland, Norma Liver and Margaret Knowles.

I have also put together a string of photos in the form of a slide show on our website so they can be viewed at any time.

 

Quite a large contingent of Area 18 members made the pilgrimage to the North East the other week to the Area 11 annual bash taking place once more at Headlam Hall.

These dinners are always well presented and great fun. It gives us all a chance to dress up and enjoy the superb hospitality of Geoff and Sheila Mansfield's very successful Area.

After a champagne reception we sat down to a delicious dinner. This was followed by an enormous raffle with proceeds going to The Air Ambulance. Robson Field entertained us once again with superb cover versions of well known songs by artists of our era i.e. Elvis, Roy Orbison just to mention a few. For such a young artist it is truly remarkable how he recreates this type of music that was current well before he was born.

A great time was had by all and sadly it is probably the last time for this event as the incredible Geoff and Sheila are stepping down from the management of Area 11 due to Sheila's ill health. However I'm sure Sheila will be better soon and we wish her all the very best from Area 18.

                                                                                                           

 

 

 

A small contingent of Area 18 members enjoy the hospitality of Area 11's bash at Headlam Hall

 

 

 

 

The first of our Sunday lunches for 2017 took place last Sunday at the ever popular Morecambe Golf Club.

Some 34 Area 18 diners enjoyed a scrumptious lunch in our own private dining room that was superbly served by a very professional team.

We even got chance to try out the brand new Lancaster bypass though one or two did get a bit lost.

Many thanks to Steve and Norma Liver for arranging this superb event and a special thanks to Norma who wrote the unique place cards. Well done to you both.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Area 18 Diners at Morecambe Golf Club

 

Our next adventure into the pursuit of culinary delights will be at a venue that I don't think we have been to before:  The Ye Horns Inn, Goosnargh, Near Preston PR3 2FJ.

 

 

 

 

 

The Ye Horns Inn. Goosnargh

 

This Sunday lunch takes place on Sunday 19th February 2017 and will be organised by Maurice and Liz Hugo. Full details directions and menus will be sent out very soon by our social secretary Margaret Knowles. You can call Maurice and Liz Hugo on 01706 216539.

                                   

 

 

 

There are still one or two places left for our Spring weekend in Edinburgh. Arrangements have now been booked for Friday April 21st, to Monday April 24thApril. Once again we will be staying at The Kings Manor Hotel in Edinburgh,                                                                                                      100 Milton Road East, Edinburgh, EH15 2NP 0131 468 8006.       

Double room rates: Three nights £392.00. Two nights £268.00.  Single room rates:  Three nights £266.00. Two nights £184.00. Accommodation is for dinner bed and breakfast.

 Early Booking is essential as places are limited. Help us to help you

If you have not already reserved your place then can you please let one of the Social Committee know as soon as possible to avoid disappointment

Maurice or Liz Hugo:          Tel: 01706 216539 (Mobile) 07836 639761

E.mail:  mhugo.jeep@btopenworld.com

 Stephen Liver:                     Tel: 01524 414428

Email:  stephen@liver.me.uk

 

If you have never been on one of these events you really don't know what you are missing. They are great fun and for new members to Area 18 the best way to meet your fellow members and you will experience places you perhaps would never do on your own. A proposed itinerary of events is available from Margaret Knowles

 

There is just one place left for our European Tour scheduled for Friday June 23rd, to Thursday July 6th, (Inclusive)

Our tour in 2017 will be to Lake Annecy, visiting the medieval town of Annecy. We will sail overnight from Hull to Zebrugge and then commence our journey through Belgium, into France, staying two nights near the ancient city of Troyes. We will then head for our seven night stay in Annecy. Our journey home will commence with a two night stay in the town of Durbach, just a few minutes from the French border before travelling onto Zebrugge and our overnight sail back to Hull.

If you would still like to join us on this memorable trip of a lifetime and would like further details please e-mail Margaret and she will send you a copy of the itinerary.

Margaret Knowles email:  kjonmar@gmail.com

 

Now I Know it's not yet February but forward planning is the key to avoid disappointment so following the success of our 2016 Christmas Party at The Foxfields Hotel and the positive response from our Area18 revellers Elaine has booked the venue once again for 2017.

One or two expressed a little disappointment having rooms outside the hotel but in response to this Elaine has reserved 15 bedrooms inside the hotel. The hotel is having a massive makeover this year and will be complete for our event.

Elaine has negotiated with Foxfields and has firmed up a price of £90.00 per room  b&b and just £25.00 p.p. for the evening dinner making it incredible value for money despite Brexit and Donald Trump. Early booking would be appreciated by the hotel by giving a small deposit.

You must reserve your room yourself by calling the hotel on 01254 822556. Please don't forget to mention The Jaguar Drivers Club to get your discount.

 

I look forward to seeing you all at the AGM.

 

Best regards

 

 

 

John Birchall

 

www.jaguar-drivers-club-lancashire.co.uk

 

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                                                                                                            23 Pine View

                                                                                                            Winstanley

                                                                                                            Wigan

                                                                                                            WN3 6DF

                                                                                                    djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

26 December2016

Dear Member

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 pm on TUESDAY 3rd January 2017  at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Whalley Road, Balderstone, Near Blackburn, PR5 0UN.

 

As I sit down to compile this January 2017 newsletter the final days of what has been I'm sure you will agree a fantastic 2016 at Area 18. I'm sure we can look forward to yet another action packed year in 2017.

At this month's meeting as it is January  we must allow for adverse weather so we will be presenting a short Jaguar related film and giving all of you the opportunity to tell of your many Festive tales.

 

       At last month's meeting we were treated with a very special group of very talented young        musicians, The Second Rossendale Scout Group Brass Band who entertained us playing a variety         of Christmas carols and traditional Festive numbers.

       Our fantastic ladies also served copious amounts of mince pies that always go down a treat.

       We had a great response with lots of our members turning up with Christmas jumpers and        outfit's. The winner receiving the bottle of wine was David Page in his hilarious Elf outfit closely        followed by Gary Smith and Peter Robinson. Absolutely fantastic fun.

 

 

Many thanks to John and Kath Butterworth for making this event possible.

 

 

It was also our Annual Christmas Party on Saturday the 3rd December 2016 that was once again held at the Foxfield Hotel, Whalley Road, Billington,  Nr Blackburn, BB7 9HY

We had a great turn out again and we all enjoyed great company and fantastic food.

Our resident musicians entertained us with a medley of sing along songs that everybody joined in and enjoyed. Many thanks to the multi talented trio of Christine Jones, Gary Smith and Thelma Dunne and their ukuleles.

 

If that wasn't enough we also had Christmas Carols Brass Band style but with only two artistes in the shape of Gary Smith  but this time accompanied by our very own Kath Butterworth.

I know you will find it hard to believe but this was the first time they had performed together!

Is there no end to the talents of Area 18 members?

 

My thanks also go to Norma Liver for assisting Elaine with the famous free raffle where everyone's a winner.

We hope you all enjoyed the party as we have booked the same venue once again for next year. Elaine has reserved all inside rooms for 2017. We are sorry if you were in the annex but that won't happen again.

If you would like to suggest a new venue for the party please let us know at the AGM in February or leave a message in our suggestion box.

 

Many thanks to Thelma Dunne for taking the photographs.

2017 SPRING WEEKEND

Arrangements have now been booked for Friday April 21st, to Monday April 24thApril.Once again we will stay at The Kings Manor Hotel in Edinburgh,                                                                                                      100 Milton Road East, Edinburgh, EH15 2NP 0131 468 8006.       

The hotel is situated in the leafy seaside suburb of Portobello; the vibrant historic and cosmopolitan City Centre is approximately five miles away. It is but a few minutes’ walk to the sea front, and the glorious North Berwick coast stretches as far as the eye can see to the east. Accommodation includes Full English Breakfast and Dinner.

 Double room rates: Three nights £392.00 Two nights £268.00 Single room rates:  Three nights £266.00. Two nights £184.00.

 Early Booking is essential as places are limited. Help us to help you

If you have not already reserved your place then can you please let one of the Social Committee know as soon as possible to avoid disappointment

 

                                    John Butterworth:               Tel 01706 874324 (Mobile) 07973 192194

                                                                                    E.mail:  jaguarjohn@me.com

 

Maurice or Liz Hugo:          Tel: 01706 216539 (Mobile) 07836 639761

E.mail:  mhugo.jeep@btopenworld.com

                                   

                                    Stephen Liver:                      Tel: 01524 414428

                                                                                    Email:  stephen@liver.me.uk

 

If you have never been on one of these events you really don't know what you are missing. They are great fun and for new members to Area 18 the best way to meet your fellow members.

 

 

I'm sure you will have had details of our European trip scheduled for Friday June 23rd, to Thursday July 6th, (Inclusive)

Our tour in 2017 will be to Lake Annecy, visiting the medieval town of Annecy. We will sail overnight from Hull to Zebrugge and then commence our journey through Belgium, into France, staying two nights near the ancient city of Troyes. We will then head for our seven night stay in Annecy. Our journey home will commence with a two night stay in the town of Durbach, just a few minutes from the French border before travelling onto Zebrugge and our overnight sail back to Hull.

If you have not had details of the trip please e-mail Margaret and she will send you a copy

Please book early as places are limited and are being filled fast. You have been warned.

 

 Our next Sunday lunch will take place at Morecambe Golf Club, Marine Road East, Morecambe LA4 6AJ on Sunday January 22nd 2017 (12.30 for 1.00 ) organised by Steve Liver. This is a popular venue with a great menu and our own room. My thanks to Margaret Knowles who will be sending out her usual informative e-mail to you all with menus and further details. Please make your reservations asap along with your meal choice with Steve Liver tel: 01524 414428 or see him at the meeting.

Elaine and I called to see David Denson the other week shortly after his heart procedure which I am delighted to say has been a great success and he is now recovering quite nicely and I'm sure it won't be too long before we see him back at Area 18

 

 

Many thanks to Martin Pagett for sending me this article that might be of some interest to you.

 

Dear Historic Vehicle Enthusiast

The Federation is pleased to announce that the full report on the results of the 2016 National Historic Vehicle Survey is now available.
The report is in pdf format and can be downloaded from the Federation's website (
www.fbhvc.co.uk).  A link can be found on the Federation's home page.
The full report provides a wealth of data for anyone interested in the historic vehicle movement.  I would encourage you to have a look and share it with your friends and members of your historic vehicle clubs.  (For those who find the detail in the full report too daunting the summary report will continue to be available on the Research pages of the Federation's website!)
May I also take this opportunity to wish you the compliments of the season.  Hopefully we will all have an opportunity to enjoy our historic vehicles over the holiday period.
The Federation will be launching further research projects in 2017.  I hope we can count on your support to help us ensure we can all continue to enjoy 'yesterday's vehicles on tomorrow's roads'.
Kind regards
Paul Chasney
Director - Research

            FOR SALE

 

            A friend of Bob Gregson has quite a unique Reg, for sale, this was on his Jaguar F Type    but due to a back injury has had to sell the car. JAG 1 J  is on retention with him. The             number cost him £5,250, but he will sell for £4,250.

 

 

            Tel  01253 730175 for further details

 

            FREE

 

            Ten years worth of JEC  magazines. See Ian Turner.

 

            Happy new Year to you all and I look forward to seeing you in 2017 at our meeting.

 

            Best Regards

 

 

 

            John Birchall

 

            Bob Gregson. Ian Turner.

 


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23 Pine View

Winstanley

Wigan

WN3 6DF

djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                        25th October 2016

 

 

Dear Member

 

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 pm on Monday 7th November 2016 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Whalley Road, Balderstone, Near Blackburn, PR5 0UN

 

We have a very special speaker for our November meeting. The legendary Mr Norman Dewis former Chief Test Driver for Jaguar. Many thanks to John Butterworth for making this possible. We would also like to invite any fellow JDC members or any of your friends that would like to join us at the Canberra club on the 7th November for this unique event. There will be a small £4 cover charge for non Area 18 Members to cover costs. I'm sure this will be a very popular event so please try and arrive early.

We expect this event to be especially busy as we have lots to cram into a short period of time so please can you try and arrive early so we can get everyone seated. The doors will be open at 7.00 p.m. and we aim to start at 7.30 for 7.45 at the latest.

Norman will have his fantastic book on offer. If you would like to purchase a copy why not take advantage of the opportunity to have it personally signed by him ?

The first session will be about an hour then we will have a comfort break when tickets will be on sale for our famous raffle before starting his second session.

If you have a specific question you would like to ask him then this is your golden opportunity.

 

Last month's meeting was our annual quiz against Area 15, “The Cheshire Cats” and it was our turn to host.

 

There was a great turn out ensuring a fun filled evening. Joan Clayton kindley provided the questions and was also a very competent quiz-master.  After a close run contest the eventual winners were "The Diddlers"  from Area 18, alias Peter Robinson, Rosie Gregson, Maurice and Liz Hugo with 21 points. Well done to them. The trophy has returned home to Area 18 where it belongs.

 

Preliminary arrangements are now being made for our Spring Weekend that will take place on Friday 21st April through to Monday 24th April 2017, 3 nights.  As we had such a great time at The Kings Manor Hotel in Edinburgh the popular consensus was that we all would go back again in 2017. This time we have arranged our own exclusive room for dinner entertainment etc. There will also be organised trips as usual but completely different to last year. If you are interested in joining Area 18 at our famous Spring weekend  please let us know as soon as possible to assist our forward planning. You can all look forward to yet another fantastic value for money weekend with all your friends at Area 18. For new members, this is a great way to meet other Area 18 members.

 

       This is the final call for our annual Area 18 Christmas bash that takes place on Saturday the 3rd December    2016 at the Foxfield Hotel, Whalley Road, Billington,  Nr Blackburn, BB7 9HY.  If you have not already      done so and would still like to come can you please reserve your numbers with Elaine at the meeting or        call her on 01942 225146. Members wishing to book a room please ring        the hotel directly on 01254         822556 as soon as possible, the hotel can then be assured of the number of reserve rooms we require.

       Can those of you that have not yet paid please give your payment to Elaine at the meeting or post a        cheque made payable to Jaguar Drivers Club Area 18.

 

       Whilst we are on the subject of The Festive Season I am delighted to confirm that we shall be having a      brass band at our December meeting on Monday 5th December accompanied of course with the traditional    mince pies treat supplied by our ladies.

       Some 25 members of The Second Rossendale Scouts Brass Band will entertain us at The Canberra Club            playing a variety of Christmas carols and traditional Festive numbers.

       We would like as many Area 18 members to welcome the band to Area 18 and in return we promise you a           fantastic night to remember.

      

      

 

     Jaguar Land Rover Halewood Visit

 

 

On Wednesday October 12th a contingency of some 40 Area 18 members were lucky enough to be able to take advantage of a unique visit to JLR at their Halewood Plant home to the Land Rover & the Evoque specially arranged by John Butterworth. Whilst waiting for everyone to assemble we were treated to a video called "Above Land Rover & Beyond" featuring Maurice Wilks the innovator of the original Land Rover including the history of the Land Rover from The Defender to The Range Rover.

 

With everyone finally assembled we adjourned to The Education and Business Centre where we were given a presentation by Gary Watson about  Jaguar Land Rover its UK locations, production at each of their production and plant operations. Finally we were given the all-important   Elf & safety briefing before donning our high-vis jackets and commencing our tour in four groups.

The tour began in the press shop where we were able to see the process of pressing body panels which form the structure of the Discovery and the Range Rover Evoque.

 

We then walked along the track's passing painted cages in which robots operated before ascending a flight of steps to an overhead viewing platform which enabled us to see them welding parts of the chassis, one robot was applying sealant before the welding, another robot actually changed the business end from one welder to a different applicator. 

 

Continuing along the assembly line where all the body parts had been assembled but not painted the body was then given a customer reference number and specification detail. The body then went for painting in the customers specified colour. On completion of paint the doors were removed and then sent to the door assembly area. We then walked along the assembly lines where the various parts compiled for each individual car according to its specification that the customer had ordered fitted by robots or by the workforce.  We were amazed at how the parts that had been built by outside business would arrive to coincide with the right body shell at the right time. Just in time logistics at its best.

 

We then viewed the final phase which was the actual marriage of the engine, transmission and suspension to the body assembly.

 

Following the factory tour we returned to The Education Centre where we were given the opportunity to put any questions we had to the members of the technical and operations teams.

After lunch a cheque for £400.00 was presented by John Butterworth to the JLR Charity of the Year "The James Apter Friendship Fund" that provides gifts & toys to the children on the Oncology & Respiratory units of Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. The charity was formed following the sad early passing of Kim and James Apter's son James aged just 9 years of age

 

 

 

 

My grateful thanks to Liz Hugo for producing this article.

 

 

 

Its Area 11's Annual Dinner at Headlam Hall on 7th January 2017. This is always a fantastic party with a good contingent of Area 18 members making the pilgrimage to Gainford.

This will probably be the last Headlam Hall organised by the multi talented Geoff and Sheila Mansfield so I'm sure you will agree we should be there to give our support to a wonderful couple who will be sadly retiring from running Area 11 at their AGM in February.

 

Below is the booking form if you fancy joining us.

 

Contact: Geoff & Sheila Mansfield, tel. 01388 722570

 E Mail, geoff663@btinternet.com  Web, www.jdcarea11teesvalley.co.uk

 

BOOKING FORM FOR ANNUAL DINNER, JANUARY 7th 2017, at

HEADLAM HALL, nr GAINFORD, DARLINGTON, DL2 3HA, £31.00 per person,

(Robson Field entertains again)

 

For accommodation, contact direct on 01325 730238, or www.headlamhall.co.uk, mention JDC dinner for 15% off.

 

Name __________________________Tel. No _____________

Address ____________________________________________

Post Code _____________ E Mail _______________________

No of Tickets Required __________________£ ____________Make cheques to JDC area 11, and send to-

G&S Mansfield, Greystones, Windlestone Park, Rushyford, Co.Durham, DL170LZ   by DEC. 24th 2016

 

       I was saddened to hear that Petronel Payne a stalwart of The E-Type Register has passed away after            battling a long illness.

       As a long standing Committee member she was instrumental in organising The E Type Register tours to        Geneva every 5 years that we were lucky enough to go on two. She also produced The actual E-Type          Register recording E types and their owners a very impressive and informative book, quite a massive job     I've no doubt but a great result that was             always well received.

       She was also the news correspondent for The E-Type Register pages in Jaguar Driver.

       She will be sorely missed by many in The Jaguar Drivers Club.

 

 

We have just arrived back after our first Autumn and Winter Sunday lunch that took place at The Mitton Fold Hotel and Golf Course superbly organised by Maurice and Liz Hugo.

            36 Area 18 members tucked into a fantastic lunch with great company at a great price.

It was particularly good to see Janet Smith and Gill Grange joining us accompanied by their sons.

 

 

 

 

It was also fantastic to see a rejuvenated John Knowles at lunch. Due to a change in his medication Margaret says he is better than he has been for the last 2 years. Great news. I can't wait to see them in their E-Type very soon. My grateful thanks to Thelma Dunne for sending me the photos. I will post them on our website as soon as I can.

 

Our next Sunday Lunch takes place on Sunday 20th November (12.30 p.m. for 1.00 p.m.) at The Newdrop Inn, Higher Road, Longridge, Preston, PR3 2XE, Tel: 01254 878338  and is being organised by John Butterworth.
We are returning to The Newdrop Inn for our third visit after enjoying one of the best Sunday Lunches we have had in many years. Again we have secured the best seats in the house with lovely views over the Longridge fells. Please choose from the Sunday Lunch Menu which is priced at £19.95 per person: including; Tea/Coffee and Mints (Cappuccino, Espresso, Latte £2.25 extra). It's a great menu and excellent food. The menu will be e-mailed at a later date by Margaret Knowles.

 

It's The Classic Car Show at The NEC on the 11th to the 13th November and once more The JDC will be holding The Champion of Champions Competition the clubs premier concour's event.

This is probably the biggest indoor Classic Car Show in the country with cars that will make you drool.

The show is very popular with Area 18 members and as a member of The Jaguar Drivers Club you can take advantage of the club stand by having a welcome sit down and a complimentary coffee but please don't forget your JDC membership Card.

You can get advance tickets off the internet making a great saving.

 

Oop's. It was the JDC AGM at Gaydon yesterday and guess who forgot to go. Yes it was me however our Area President Brian and his wife Joan was there to represent the Area. I believe John Burton and Gaynor Cauter have been re- elected to the board.

 

I look forward to seeing you all at the meeting for a very special evening with our special guest Norman Dewis. Please don't be late.

 

Best Regards

 

 

John Birchall

Ian Turner

Bob Gregson

 

www.Jaguar-drivers-club-lancashire.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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Chairman.  John Birchall

Tel. 01942 225146

Mob. 07973 452563

djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

 

Secretary: Maurice Hugo

Tel: 01706 216539

Mob:07836 639 761

 

Treasurer.  Elaine Birchall.  Tel 01942 225146.

 

 

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