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29 Green Drive

Penwortham

Preston

PR1 0RD

24th June 2022

Dear Members

 

“Loud is the summer’s busy song

The smallest breeze can find a tongue,

While insects of each tiny size

Grow teasing with the melodies,

Till noon burns with its blistering breath

Around, and day lies still as death.” – John Clare, July

 

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on Monday 4th July 2022 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn, BB2 7LF.  This month is our “Landlord’s Choice”, when our Steward Tom takes a walk around the car park and chooses his favourite car of the evening. Will it be yours? Get cleaning and polishing those big cats!                                                                                          

 

Last month We were trounced in the Inter Area Bowling Match between Areas 15 and 18. Although it was a little cool, the weather was kind to us and a good fair match was played by all participants. We did our best, but on the night Area 15 were worthy winners. 

 

Leighton Hall Sunday 3rd July 2022 Classic Car and Performance Motor Show

This will be the 23rd car show held at Leighton Hall. This is a beautiful venue which is the historic seat of the Gillow Family. It has been a much-loved family home and the centre of an agricultural estate since mediaeval times and the hall is usually open for tours. If you have ordered a ticket and not yet collected and paid for it, could you please send a stamped addressed envelope enclosing a £5.00 note to Elaine at:

23 Pine View

Winstanley

Wigan.

WN3 6DF.

We do not want to take cheques, as the Bank now charge us for presenting them, which is what we are trying to avoid.

 

 

 

JDC National Day and Saturday Tour

Saturday Tour and dinner 23rd July 2022 Wroxall Abbey Hotel,Warks CV35 7NB Wroxall Abbey was built in 1141 by Sir Hugh de Hatton, the estate was occupied for some 400 years by Wroxall Priory, a Benedictine monastery of nuns, until the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII in 1536. In 1544 the King granted the estate to Robert Burgoyne of Sutton, Bedfordshire(d 1545) who had been one of the King's Commissioners for the Dissolution. His son Robert (d 1613), High Sheriff of Warwickshire in 1597, built a manor house in Elizabethan style adjacent to the priory ruins. The Burgoyne family (later Burgoyne baronets) occupied the manor until 1713 when they sold it together with 1,850 acres (7.5 km2), to Sir Christopher Wren. Wren used the house as his country retreat, and it was occupied from time to time by members of his family, including his great-great-grandson Christopher Roberts Wren, High Sheriff of Warwickshire in 1820. Later descendants sold the estate in 1861 to James Dugdale, High Sheriff of Warwickshire 1868, who demolished the old manor house and replaced it with an imposing mansion, thereafter to be known as Wroxall Abbey, in the Victorian Gothic style.The house was let and was occupied as a girls' school from 1936 to 1995. In 1995 the estate was purchased by the Quinn family, who leased it to a commercial company in 2001. The lessees converted the estate into a hotel. – Wikipedia

 

National Day Sunday 24th July 2022 – Wappenbury Hall, Warks CV339DW

For further details and tickets please see www.jaguardriver.co.uk/events/2022/jdc-national-day Wappenbury Hall built in 1894 is a large Edwardian property in its own attractive grounds to the north east of the village of Wappenbury, near Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. The Hall is probably most famous for one of its previous owners, the late Sir William Lyons who founded Jaguar cars. He purchased the house and estate in the late 1930’s and lived there with his family until he passed away in 1984. The Hall is very well recognised, and this is a fabulous and maybe only chance to visit it.

 

August Meeting – Annual Barbeque

Monday 1st August is our annual Barbeque night. If you have never been to one of these evenings you’ve missed a real treat. This is one of our biggest fund-raising evenings for the club and it’s always a success. The cost is excellent value at £8 per ticket and Elaine will be taking names and payment (cash please) at our July meeting. Our lovely ladies will be bringing, salads, baked potatoes, buns, cakes etc so there will be plenty for everyone.

 

Lytham Hall Car Show Sunday 7th August - Area 18 Day

This year it has been decided to hold our ‘Area Day’ at Lytham Hall. We have been here many times and always have a fabulous turn out. The hall is the finest Georgian house in Lancashire and was once the ancestral home of the colourful Clifton Family, spanning over four centuries. A Grade 1 listed building, it is of significant local and national interest and its 80 acres of parkland are of great archaeological interest dating back to the 12th century when it was home to a priory of Benedictine Monks. Sir Cuthbert Clifton built a Jacobean Manor House on this site it 1606. In 1752 Thomas Clifton commissioned John Carr of York to build  the fine Palladian house which we see today. Tickets are £6.50 per car and members can order their tickets by calling Elaine Birchall on 01942 225146 or email djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

 

Classics in the Park Saturday 13th August 2022

Classics in the Park, Miller Park, Preston, PR1 8JP. The organisers will be delighted to welcome back all who supported the Show in the Pre-Covid days with a Classic Car or Motorbike. LANCASHIRE VEHICLE CLUB are now looking after the show administration. Please contact the with you Classic Vehicle Entries. Google the Lancashire Vehicle website for contact details or email: classicsinthepark@gmail.com

Miller Park is the smaller and more formal of Preston’s two city centre parks and lies on the banks of the River Ribble. The land on which it stands was donated by a local cotton manufacturer Thomas Miller in 1864, his house standing on the north side (blue plaque) of Winkley Square. The park itself was designed by Edward Milner as a ‘Harmonious Whole’.

Along the top of the Park is Derby Walk named in honour of Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, Member of Parliament for Preston (1826-1830), three times Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and whose statue graces the centre of the walk overlooking the amphitheatre and the beautiful fountain, if it’s working, that was once reputed to shoot a jet of water 60 feet into the air. There are many more beautiful features of these two adjacent parks and they are well worth a stroll around.

 

Tatton Park Passion for Power Classic Motor Show – Saturday and Sunday 20th/21st August 2022

Members wanting to attend the August show at Tatton Park, should e-mail stevebennett04@gmail.com or tel. 07917 794549 Steve will then request the details of the information he requires. General ticket information is available vis this link:www.tattonpassionforpower.com/tickets

 

Christmas Party Garstang Golf Club 3rd December 2022

Elaine has provisionally booked Garstang Country Club for our Christmas Party Night on the 3rd December 2022. Prices are likely to be around £150.00 per couple for dinner bed and breakfast representing fantastic value for money.

Hopefully we will be able to use the round room which suits our needs perfectly, so could you please let Elaine know if you wish to come, on 01942 225146 or email djohnbirchall@btinternet.com to enable her to firm things up with the Hotel.

 

Members Contact Details Form

We are still missing some of our Members Details, please could you send your details to John Birchall at johnb52@btinternet.com   If you don’t want to send the form just email your details. It makes contacting you much easier. Thank you.

Take care and I hope to see you all soon.

Joan Clayton

Newsletter Editor

 

 

Committee members:

 

John Birchall – Chairman: johnb52@btinternet.com

John Butterworth – Vice Chairman/Social Events Organiser: jaguarjohn@me.com

Maurice Hugo – Secretary/Social Events Organiser: mhugo.jeep@btopenworld.com

Elaine Birchall –Treasurer: djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

David Clayton – Membership Secretary: dclayton238@gmail.com

Joan Clayton – Newsletter: joanclayton26@gmail.com

Luke Clayton – Facebook Co-ordinator: lukedgc@gmail.com

Brian Ekin – Honorary President: ekin@btconnect.com

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dates for your Diary

Sunday 26th June 2022 – Classic Cars & Country Market at Hoghton Tower

Friday-Monday 8th-11th July – XKCC Club. Weekend in Wales

Thursday-Monday 14th-18th – Area 15 Much Wenlock

Sunday 3rd July 2022 - Leighton Hall.

Saturday 23rd July 2022 - JDC National Day. Wroxall Abbey.

Sunday 24th July 2022 - JDC National Day, Wappenbury Hall.

Sunday 24th July 2022 - JDC 4 Hills Sprint. 3 Sisters. Wigan

Friday - Sunday   July 29th-31st - Oulton Park Gold Cup

Sunday July 31st - XJC Day. Mike Hawthorn Museum.

Sunday 7th August 2022 - Lytham Hall.

Sunday 7th August 2022 - Classics-over-Sands. Grange-over-Sands.

Saturday 13th August 2022 – Classics in the Park, Miller Park, Preston

Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st August 2022 – Tatton Park Classic and Performance Car

                                                                          Spectacular                             

Friday-Sunday 26th-28th August 2022 - Silverstone Classic.

Monday 29th August 2022 - Ripley Castle.

Sunday 4th September 2022 – Classic Motor Show at Hoghton Tower

Sunday 4th September 2022 - JDC 4 Hills Sprint. 3 Sisters. Wigan

Saturday/Sunday 10th-11th September 2022 - XKCC Blackpool 100 years of Jaguar.

Sunday 16th October 2022 - Jaguar Spares Day. Stoneleigh

Friday/Sunday 11th-13th November 2022 – Classic Car Show NEC

Saturday 3rd December 2022 - Area 18 Christmas Party. Garstang Country Club.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29 Green Drive

Penwortham

Preston

PR1 0RD

24th June 2022

Dear Members

 

“Loud is the summer’s busy song

The smallest breeze can find a tongue,

While insects of each tiny size

Grow teasing with the melodies,

Till noon burns with its blistering breath

Around, and day lies still as death.” – John Clare, July

 

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on Monday 4th July 2022 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn, BB2 7LF.  This month is our “Landlord’s Choice”, when our Steward Tom takes a walk around the car park and chooses his favourite car of the evening. Will it be yours? Get cleaning and polishing those big cats!                                                                                          

 

Last month We were trounced in the Inter Area Bowling Match between Areas 15 and 18. Although it was a little cool, the weather was kind to us and a good fair match was played by all participants. We did our best, but on the night Area 15 were worthy winners. Here are a few photos of a fun evening.

 

Leighton Hall Sunday 3rd July 2022 Classic Car and Performance Motor Show

This will be the 23rd car show held at Leighton Hall. This is a beautiful venue which is the historic seat of the Gillow Family. It has been a much-loved family home and the centre of an agricultural estate since mediaeval times and the hall is usually open for tours. If you have ordered a ticket and not yet collected and paid for it, could you please send a stamped addressed envelope enclosing a £5.00 note to Elaine at:

23 Pine View

Winstanley

Wigan.

WN3 6DF.

We do not want to take cheques, as the Bank now charge us for presenting them, which is what we are trying to avoid.

 

 

 

JDC National Day and Saturday Tour

Saturday Tour and dinner 23rd July 2022 Wroxall Abbey Hotel,Warks CV35 7NB Wroxall Abbey was built in 1141 by Sir Hugh de Hatton, the estate was occupied for some 400 years by Wroxall Priory, a Benedictine monastery of nuns, until the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII in 1536. In 1544 the King granted the estate to Robert Burgoyne of Sutton, Bedfordshire(d 1545) who had been one of the King's Commissioners for the Dissolution. His son Robert (d 1613), High Sheriff of Warwickshire in 1597, built a manor house in Elizabethan style adjacent to the priory ruins. The Burgoyne family (later Burgoyne baronets) occupied the manor until 1713 when they sold it together with 1,850 acres (7.5 km2), to Sir Christopher Wren. Wren used the house as his country retreat, and it was occupied from time to time by members of his family, including his great-great-grandson Christopher Roberts Wren, High Sheriff of Warwickshire in 1820. Later descendants sold the estate in 1861 to James Dugdale, High Sheriff of Warwickshire 1868, who demolished the old manor house and replaced it with an imposing mansion, thereafter to be known as Wroxall Abbey, in the Victorian Gothic style.The house was let and was occupied as a girls' school from 1936 to 1995. In 1995 the estate was purchased by the Quinn family, who leased it to a commercial company in 2001. The lessees converted the estate into a hotel. – Wikipedia

 

National Day Sunday 24th July 2022 – Wappenbury Hall, Warks CV339DW

For further details and tickets please see www.jaguardriver.co.uk/events/2022/jdc-national-day Wappenbury Hall built in 1894 is a large Edwardian property in its own attractive grounds to the north east of the village of Wappenbury, near Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. The Hall is probably most famous for one of its previous owners, the late Sir William Lyons who founded Jaguar cars. He purchased the house and estate in the late 1930’s and lived there with his family until he passed away in 1984. The Hall is very well recognised, and this is a fabulous and maybe only chance to visit it.

 

August Meeting – Annual Barbeque

Monday 1st August is our annual Barbeque night. If you have never been to one of these evenings you’ve missed a real treat. This is one of our biggest fund-raising evenings for the club and it’s always a success. The cost is excellent value at £8 per ticket and Elaine will be taking names and payment (cash please) at our July meeting. Our lovely ladies will be bringing, salads, baked potatoes, buns, cakes etc so there will be plenty for everyone.

 

Lytham Hall Car Show Sunday 7th August - Area 18 Day

This year it has been decided to hold our ‘Area Day’ at Lytham Hall. We have been here many times and always have a fabulous turn out. The hall is the finest Georgian house in Lancashire and was once the ancestral home of the colourful Clifton Family, spanning over four centuries. A Grade 1 listed building, it is of significant local and national interest and its 80 acres of parkland are of great archaeological interest dating back to the 12th century when it was home to a priory of Benedictine Monks. Sir Cuthbert Clifton built a Jacobean Manor House on this site it 1606. In 1752 Thomas Clifton commissioned John Carr of York to build  the fine Palladian house which we see today. Tickets are £6.50 per car and members can order their tickets by calling Elaine Birchall on 01942 225146 or email djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

 

Classics in the Park Saturday 13th August 2022

Classics in the Park, Miller Park, Preston, PR1 8JP. The organisers will be delighted to welcome back all who supported the Show in the Pre-Covid days with a Classic Car or Motorbike. LANCASHIRE VEHICLE CLUB are now looking after the show administration. Please contact the with you Classic Vehicle Entries. Google the Lancashire Vehicle website for contact details or email: classicsinthepark@gmail.com

Miller Park is the smaller and more formal of Preston’s two city centre parks and lies on the banks of the River Ribble. The land on which it stands was donated by a local cotton manufacturer Thomas Miller in 1864, his house standing on the north side (blue plaque) of Winkley Square. The park itself was designed by Edward Milner as a ‘Harmonious Whole’.

Along the top of the Park is Derby Walk named in honour of Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, Member of Parliament for Preston (1826-1830), three times Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and whose statue graces the centre of the walk overlooking the amphitheatre and the beautiful fountain, if it’s working, that was once reputed to shoot a jet of water 60 feet into the air. There are many more beautiful features of these two adjacent parks and they are well worth a stroll around.

 

Tatton Park Passion for Power Classic Motor Show – Saturday and Sunday 4th/5th August 2022

Members wanting to attend the August show at Tatton Park, should e-mail stevebennett04@gmail.com or tel. 07917 794549 Steve will then request the details of the information he requires. General ticket information is available vis this link:www.tattonpassionforpower.com/tickets

 

Christmas Party Garstang Golf Club 3rd December 2022

Elaine has provisionally booked Garstang Country Club for our Christmas Party Night on the 3rd December 2022. Prices are likely to be around £150.00 per couple for dinner bed and breakfast representing fantastic value for money.

Hopefully we will be able to use the round room which suits our needs perfectly, so could you please let Elaine know if you wish to come, on 01942 225146 or email djohnbirchall@btinternet.com to enable her to firm things up with the Hotel.

 

Members Contact Details Form

We are still missing some of our Members Details, please could you send your details to John Birchall at johnb52@btinternet.com   If you don’t want to send the form just email your details. It makes contacting you much easier. Thank you.

Take care and I hope to see you all soon.

Joan Clayton

Newsletter Editor

 

 

Committee members:

 

John Birchall – Chairman: johnb52@btinternet.com

John Butterworth – Vice Chairman/Social Events Organiser: jaguarjohn@me.com

Maurice Hugo – Secretary/Social Events Organiser: mhugo.jeep@btopenworld.com

Elaine Birchall –Treasurer: djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

David Clayton – Membership Secretary: dclayton238@gmail.com

Joan Clayton – Newsletter: joanclayton26@gmail.com

Luke Clayton – Facebook Co-ordinator: lukedgc@gmail.com

Brian Ekin – Honorary President: ekin@btconnect.com

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dates for your Diary

Sunday 26th June 2022 – Classic Cars & Country Market at Hoghton Tower

Friday-Monday 8th-11th July – XKCC Club. Weekend in Wales

Thursday-Monday 14th-18th – Area 15 Much Wenlock

Sunday 3rd July 2022 - Leighton Hall.

Saturday 23rd July 2022 - JDC National Day. Wroxall Abbey.

Sunday 24th July 2022 - JDC National Day, Wappenbury Hall.

Sunday 24th July 2022 - JDC 4 Hills Sprint. 3 Sisters. Wigan

Friday - Sunday   July 29th-31st - Oulton Park Gold Cup

Sunday July 31st - XJC Day. Mike Hawthorn Museum.

Sunday 7th August 2022 - Lytham Hall.

Sunday 7th August 2022 - Classics-over-Sands. Grange-over-Sands.

Saturday 13th August 2022 – Classics in the Park, Miller Park, Preston

Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st August 2022 – Tatton Park Classic and Performance Car

                                                                          Spectacular                             

Friday-Sunday 26th-28th August 2022 - Silverstone Classic.

Monday 29th August 2022 - Ripley Castle.

Sunday 4th September 2022 – Classic Motor Show at Hoghton Tower

Sunday 4th September 2022 - JDC 4 Hills Sprint. 3 Sisters. Wigan

Saturday/Sunday 10th-11th September 2022 - XKCC Blackpool 100 years of Jaguar.

Sunday 16th October 2022 - Jaguar Spares Day. Stoneleigh

Friday/Sunday 11th-13th November 2022 – Classic Car Show NEC

Saturday 3rd December 2022 - Area 18 Christmas Party. Garstang Country Club.

 

 

 

 

 

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29 Green Drive

Penwortham

Preston

PR1 0RD

27th May 2022

Dear Members

 

“So sweet, so sweet the roses in their blowing,

So sweet the daffodils, so fair to see;

So blithe and gay the huming-bird a going

From flower to flower, a hunting with the bee” – Nora Perry, In June

 

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on Monday 6th June 2022 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn, BB2 7LF.  We are holding our Annual Bowling Match, against Area 15, for the Barbara Barrett Trophy. I’m sure out there are some of our members who can help us to win this for Area 18.

 

Last month We held ‘The car You would most like to go home in’. It was a lovely night with no rain and there were lots of beautiful Jaguars on display. The shield was won by Lance Cunningham with his fantastic XKRS.

 

A few words from John Birchall

“Elaine has now got tickets for Leighton Hall and will be handing them out at the 6th June meeting.

She has got them a little cheaper at just £5.00 per ticket instead of £6.50.

If you have reserved a ticket, then can you please collect at the meeting together with a five pound note.

We do not want to take cheques as the Bank now charge us for presenting cheques which is what we are trying to avoid.

If you have ordered a ticket but are unable to attend the meeting, can you please send a stamped addressed envelope enclosing a £5.00 note to Elaine at:

23 Pine View

Winstanley

Wigan. WN3 6DF.

 

I look forward to seeing as many members at the meeting where I hope we will give Area 18 a good competitive bowling match.

John Birchall”

 

Gawsworth Hall Youngtimer Car Show Bank Holiday Friday 3rd June 2022

Celebrating cherished classic cars from the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, the show takes place from 10am – 4pm with a static display and informal concours. You must pre-purchase a display ticket by calling 01260 223456 Please see gawsworthhall.com/classic-car-show for more details.

 

Jubilee Weekend

2nd June 2022 is 70 years since the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 2nd. She was not born to be Queen but has always done her duty for the Nation and the Commonwealth. It makes me smile that she now appears to be doing the things she enjoys the most, the Windsor Horse Show, the Queens Platinum Jubilee Celebration and the Chelsea Flower Show, sending Princes Charles and William to do the more serious engagements where she has to walk more. We would like to wish her many congratulations and long may she reign.

 

 Tatton Park Classic and Performance Car Spectacular – Saturday and Sunday 4th/5th June 2022

We are looking forward to seeing many of you at Tatton Park. Let’s hope the weather is kind to us and the sun is shining. Members wanting to attend this event or the August show, should e-mail stevebennett04@gmail.com Tel. 07917 794549 now as the cut- off date has now expired but you may be lucky. Steve will then request the details of the information he requires. General ticket information is available vis this link: https://www.tattonclassiccarshow.com/tickets

 

Lytham Green - Classic Cars on Lytham Green Sunday 19h June 2022

The Classic Cars on Lytham Green will take place at Lytham Green, West Beach, Lytham. £15 per entry. Opposite the Clifton Arms Hotel, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 5QJ, Sunday 26th June 2022. The event organiser is available on 01253 731810 for general, and trade inquiries. See attached flyer.

 

 

 

 

Leighton Hall Sunday 3rd July 2022 Classic Car and Performance Motor Show

This will be the 23rd car show held at Leighton Hall. This is a beautiful venue which is the historic seat of the Gillow Family. It has been a much loved family home and the centre of an agricultural estate since mediaeval times and the hall is usually open for tours.

 

Lytham Hall Car Show Sunday 7th August - Area Day

This year it has been decided to hold our area day at Lytham Hall. We have been here many times and always have a fabulous turn out. The hall is the finest Georgian house in Lancashire and was once the ancestral home of the colourful Clifton Family, spanning over four centuries. A Grade 1 listed building, it is of significant local and national interest and its 80 acres of parkland are of great archaeological interest dating back to the 12th century when it was home to a priory of Benedictine Monks. Sir Cuthbert Clifton built a Jacobean Manor House on this site it 1606. In 1752 Thomas Clifton commissioned John Carr of York to build to build the fine Palladian house which we see today. Tickets are £6.50 per car and members can order their tickets by calling Elaine Birchall on 01942 225146 or email djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

 

Classics in the Park Saturday 13th August 2022

Classics in the Park, Miller Park, Preston, PR1 8JP. The organisers will be delighted to welcome back all who supported the Show in the Pre-Covid days with a Classic Car or Motorbike. LANCASHIRE VEHICLE CLUB are now looking after the show administration. Please contact the with you Classic Vehicle Entries. Google the Lancashire Vehicle website for contact details or email: classicsinthepark@gmail.com

Miller Park is the smaller and more formal of Preston’s two city centre parks and lies on the banks of the River Ribble. The land on which it stands was donated by a local cotton manufacturer Thomas Miller in 1864, his house standing on the north side (blue plaque) of Winkley Square. The park itself was designed by Edward Milner as a ‘Harmonious Whole’.

Along the top of the Park is Derby Walk named in honour of Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, Member of Parliament for Preston (1826-1830), three times Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and whose statue graces the centre of the walk overlooking the amphitheatre and the beautiful fountain, if it’s working, that was once reputed to shoot a jet of water 60 feet into the air. There are many more beautiful features of these two adjacent parks and they are well worth a stroll around.

 

 

Christmas Party Garstang Golf Club 3rd December 2022

Elaine has provisionally booked Garstang Country Club for our Christmas Party Night on the 3rd December 2022. Prices are likely to be around £150.00 per couple for dinner bed and breakfast representing fantastic value for money.

Hopefully we will be able to use the round dining room which suits our needs perfectly, so could you please let Elaine know if you wish to come, on 01942 225146 or email djohnbirchall@btinternet.com to enable her to firm things up with the Hotel.

 

Take care and I hope to see you all soon.

Joan Clayton

Newsletter Editor

 

 

 

Committee members:

John Birchall – Chairman: johnb52@btinternet.com

John Butterworth – Vice Chairman/Social Events Organiser: jaguarjohn@me.com

Maurice Hugo – Secretary/Social Events Organiser: mhugo.jeep@btopenworld.com

Elaine Birchall –Treasurer: djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

David Clayton – Membership Secretary: dclayton238@gmail.com

Joan Clayton – Newsletter: joanclayton26@gmail.com

Luke Clayton – Facebook Co-ordinator: lukedgc@gmail.com

Brian Ekin – Honorary President: ekin@btconnect.com

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dates for your Diary

Saturday 4th-Sunday 5th June 2022 Tatton Park Classic and Performance Car Show

Sunday 5th June 2022 – Extreme BHP Does Cleveleys Car Show 2022

Sunday 19th June 2022 – Lytham Classic Car Show, Lytham Green

Sunday 26th June 2022 – Classic Cars & Country Market at Hoghton Tower

Friday-Monday 8th-11th July – XKCC Club. Weekend in Wales

Thursday-Monday 14th-18th – Area 15 Much Wenlock

Sunday 3rd July 2022 - Leighton Hall. Possible Area Day.

Saturday 23rd July 2022 - JDC National Day. Wroxall Abbey.

Sunday 24th July 2022 - JDC National Day, Wappenbury Hall.

Sunday 24th July 2022 - JDC 4 Hills Sprint. 3 Sisters. Wigan

Friday - Sunday   July 29th-31st - Oulton Park Gold Cup

Sunday July 31st - XJC Day. Mike Hawthorn Museum.

Sunday 7th August 2022 -  Lytham Hall.

Sunday 7th August 2022 - Classics-over-Sands. Grange-over-Sands.

Saturday 13th August 2022 – Classics in the Park, Miller Park, Preston

Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st August 2022 – Classic and Performance   Car Spectacular

Friday-Sunday 26th-28th August 2022 - Silverstone Classic.

Monday 29th August 2022 - Ripley Castle.

Sunday 4th September 2022 – Classic Motor Show at Hoghton Tower

Sunday 4th September 2022 - JDC 4 Hills Sprint. 3 Sisters. Wigan

Saturday/Sunday 10th-11th September 2022 - XKCC Blackpool 100 years of Jaguar.

Sunday 16th October 2022 - Jaguar Spares Day. Stoneleigh

Friday/Sunday 11th-13th November 2022 – Classic Car Show NEC

Saturday 3rd December 2022 - Area 18 Christmas Party. Garstang Country Club.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29 Green Drive

Penwortham

Preston

PR1 0RD

22nd April 2022

Dear Members

 

“When April steps aside for May,

Like diamonds all the raindrops glisten;

Fresh violets open every day:

To some new bird each hour we listen.” – Lucy Larcon

 

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday 3rd May 2022 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn, BB2 7LF.  The lighter nights are here so we will be having our ‘The car you would most like to go home in’. Get those beautiful cars polished, shining and maybe yours will get the votes.

 

Last month we had a team from Millers Oils, who gave their time to visit us to explain the benefits of using their specialist oil. I’m sure everyone appreciated all the information they were given. Thank you to John Birchall for arranging this.

                    

Wrea Green Car Carnival Sunday 24th April 2022

Just a reminder that this Sunday is Wrea Green Car Carnival, run by Waring Buildings, in aid of Trinity Hospice this year. It is to be held on Sunday 24th April 2022 1pm-3pm, The Village Green, Wrea Green (Please see email attachment for your entry form). Come along and support this very worthwhile local event and spend an enjoyable afternoon with friends and like-minded people.

 

 

 

Gawsworth Hall Classic Car Show Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May 2022.

An annual event since 1998, the show takes place, from 10 am – 4 pm, in the Walled Elizabethan Pleasure Gardens. You must pre-purchase a display ticket by calling 01260 223456 Please see gawsworthhall.com/classic-car-show for more details.

Gawsworth Hall Youngtimer Car Show Bank Holiday Monday 3rd June 2022

Celebrating cherished classic cars from the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, the show takes place from 10am – 4pm with a static display and informal concours. You must pre-purchase a display ticket by calling 01260 223456 Please see gawsworthhall.com/classic-car-show for more details.

 

Tatton Park Classic and Performance Car Spectacular – Saturday and Sunday 4th/5th June 2022

This year we will be sharing the stand with Area 15 and Steve Bennet will be organising the two events, if you want to take part you will have to apply to Steve for tickets. (See newsletters for details.) This always fabulous event with more than 2000 classic cars on show whatever the weather. Picnics in open air, in the marquee or if necessary, in your car. We’ve done it all! Just pack your wellies and waterproofs. There really is something for everyone to enjoy! Buying or selling? The pitch is already applied for and we will be alongside more than 90 other car clubs. Members wanting to attend this event or the August show, should e-mail

stevebennett04@gmail.com  tel. 07917 794549 by the end of February. Steve will then request the details of the information he requires. General ticket information is available vis this link: https://www.tattonclassiccarshow.com/tickets

 

 

 

Lytham Green - Classic Cars on Lytham Green Sunday 19h June 2022

The Classic Cars on Lytham Green will take place at Lytham Green, West Beach, Lytham. £15 per entry. Opposite the Clifton Arms Hotel, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 5QJ, Sunday 26th June 2022. The event organiser Edward t is available on 01253 731810 for general, and trade inquiries.

 

 

 

 

Leighton Hall Sunday 3rd July 2022 Classic Car and Performance Motor Show

This will be the 23rd car show held at Leighton Hall. This is a beautiful venue which is the historic seat of the Gillow Family. It has been a much loved family home and the centre of an agricultural estate since mediaeval times and the hall is usually open for tours. Tickets are £6.50 per car and members can order their tickets by calling Elaine Birchall on 01942 225146 or email djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

 

 

Lytham Hall Car Show Sunday 7th August - Area Day

This year it has been decided to hold our area day at Lytham Hall. We have been here many times and always have a fabulous turn out. The hall is the finest Georgian house in Lancashire and was once the ancestral home of the colourful Clifton Family, spanning over four centuries. A Grade 1 listed building, it is of significant local and national interest and its 80 acres of parkland are of great archaeological interest dating back to the 12th century when it was home to a priory of Benedictine Monks. Sir Cuthbert Clifton built a Jacobean Manor House on this site it 1606. In 1752 Thomas Clifton commissioned John Carr of York to build to build the fine Palladian house which we see today. Tickets are £6.50 per car and members can order their tickets by calling Elaine Birchall on 01942 225146 or email djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

 

Christmas Party Garstang Golf Club 3rd December 2022

Elaine has provisionally booked Garstang Country Club for our Christmas Party Night on the 3rd December 2022. Prices are likely to be around £150.00 per couple for dinner bed and breakfast representing fantastic value for money.

Hopefully we will be able to use the round dining room which suits our needs perfectly, so could you please let Elaine know if you wish to come, to enable her to firm things up with the Hotel.

 

FOR SALE

Jaguar X Type Sovereign 3 Litre automatic four door saloon in metallic Silver with piped cream leather trim.

It has full Sovereign speciation including electricity adjustable drivers and passenger seats with memory on the drivers seat.  Walnut dashboard and a leather and walnut steering wheel.  There is a single in dash CD player with a six-disc changer in the boot.

Satellite Negation with the latest maps which are available for this system. It has the benefit of permanent all wheel drive system.

Only 42000 miles with full service history which includes a large history file of past receipts from new. I have always used the Jaguar main dealer or local Jaguar specialist.  The last service was at Inchcape Jaguar Preston on 28/08/21 and is MOT’d till November 2022.

I have the car for over six years. The transfer box was replaced at a cost of £1500 as it was leaking oil. However this kept the underside rust from and I have personally treated it twice with Wax-Oil. The gearbox was serviced last year and a new battery installed.

It has had new brakes and pad’s all round and the tyres are good. It is a really nice car but I am not using it enough. Please see photos attached.

Please contact me, Ian Turner, for further information.

PRICE £2999 o.n.o.

 

Contact.

Tel.01257 272090

Email ianturner3@sky.com

 

Take care and I hope to see you all soon.

Joan Clayton

Newsletter Editor

 

Committee members:

John Birchall – Chairman: johnb52@btinternet.com

John Butterworth – Vice Chairman/Social Events Organiser: jaguarjohn@me.com

Maurice Hugo – Secretary/Social Events Organiser: mhugo.jeep@btopenworld.com

Elaine Birchall –Treasurer: djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

David Clayton – Membership Secretary: dclayton238@gmail.com

Joan Clayton – Newsletter: joanclayton26@gmail.com

Luke Clayton – Facebook Co-ordinator: lukedgc@gmail.com

Brian Ekin – Honorary President: ekin@btconnect.com

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dates for your Diary

 

Sunday 24th April 2022 – Wrea Green Car Carnival 1pm- 3pm

Saturday 30th April 2022 – JDC 4 Hills Sprint. Aintree

Monday 2nd May 2022 – Mark Woodward Ripley Castle

Saturday/Sunday 14th-15th May – Jaguar Centenary. Brooklands

Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th June 2022 – Tatton Park Classic and Performance Car Show

Sunday 5th June 2022 – Extreme BHP Does Cleveleys Car Show 2022

Sunday 19th June 2022 – Lytham Classic Car Show, Lytham Green

Tuesday/Wednesday 21st-22nd June – Cheshire Show

Sunday 26th June 2022 – Classic Cars & Country Market at Hoghton Tower

Friday-Monday 8th-11th July – XKCC Club. Weekend in Wales

Thursday-Monday 14th-18th – Area 15 Much Wenlock

Sunday 3rd July 2022 -Mark Woodward. Leighton Hall. Possible Area Day.

Saturday 23rd July 2022 - JDC National Day. Wroxall Abbey.

Sunday 24th July 2022 - JDC National Day, Wappenbury Hall.

Sunday 24th July 2022 - JDC 4 Hills Sprint. 3 Sisters. Wigan

Friday - Sunday   July 29th-31st - Oulton Park Gold Cup

Sunday July 31st - XJC Day. Mike Hawthorn Museum.

Sunday 7th August 2022 - Mark Woodward.  Lytham Hall.

Sunday 7th August 2022 - Classics-over-Sands. Grange-over-Sands.

Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st August 2022 – Classic and Performance   Car Spectacular

Friday-Sunday 26th-28th August 2022 - Silverstone Classic.

Monday 29th August 2022 - Mark Woodward. Ripley Castle.

Sunday 4th September 2022 – Classic Motor Show at Hoghton Tower

Sunday 4th September 2022 - JDC 4 Hills Sprint. 3 Sisters. Wigan

Saturday/Sunday 10th-11th September 2022 - XKCC Blackpool 100 years of Jaguar.

Sunday 16th October 2022 - Jaguar Spares Day. Stoneleigh

Friday/Sunday 11th-13th November 2022 – Classic Car Show NEC

Saturday 3rd December 2022 - Area 18 Christmas Party. Garstang Country Club.

 

 

 

 

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29 Green Drive

Penwortham

Preston

PR1 0RD

25th February 2022

Dear Members

 

“March is a month of considerable frustration ~ it is so near the spring and yet across a great deal of the country the weather is still so violent and changeable that outdoor activity in our yard seems light years away.” ~ Thalassa Cruso

 

The quote seems very apt doesn’t it! The storms have been terrible, I hope you’ve all managed to escape with little or no damage, thankfully we did, although in Penwortham, Franklin was much worse than Dudley or Eunice. Some areas have really suffered with damage. Gladys is the next storm due, but I hope she’s not in a bad mood when she blows through.

The gardens are starting to wake up, snowdrops, croci or crocuses, whichever you prefer to call them, miniature daffodils, even the muscari and tulips are peeping through; spring is beginning to arrive and it does make you feel better.

The Covid restrictions are now being lifted but whether it’s too soon, only time will tell.

 

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on Monday 7th February 2022 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn, BB2 7LF.   

 

John Birchall has arranged and is delighted to announce that P.C. George Fairhurst (retired) will be speaking to us.

“George has been a traffic officer until his retirement when he went back into the force for another few years to train the Police in Greater Manchester how to drive. He is now still working training Ambulance drivers.

Obviously, George has a wealth of experience and has lots of real-life experiences to share with us. Probably one or two of you may remember George at Area 18 when we used to meet at The Howard and when I spoke with him, we discussed how long ago that was and he reckoned it was almost 25 years ago. I can’t believe where the time has gone.

This is a real treat for us as George is a larger-than-life character and still passionate about his profession. It is also a great opportunity to ask a real professional about any driving issues that you may have but were perhaps afraid to ask. I do hope you can make it to the meeting as it might be another 25 years until we welcome him again.”

Last month was our AGM and unfortunately, I couldn’t be there, so John Birchall has kindly done the write up.

 

“Our AGM was opened at 8.00 pm and it was great to see some 44 Area 18 members in attendance.

Maurice read out the last AGM minutes and they were duly carried.

John gave the Chairman’s report but sadly because of Covid there was little to report.

Elaine presented the Area accounts which are in good shape and were accepted by Thelma Dunne and Margaret Knowles.

Norma Liver being the last recipient of The Gerry Rockley Trophy presented it to Liz Hugo who does sterling work for our Area. A very worthy winner.

The Chairman’s Trophy couldn’t be presented as the chosen recipients were not present. This will be awarded at a future meeting. Could it perhaps be you?

Your amazing committee all agreed to continue with the welcome addition of David Clayton who is going to take on the role of membership secretary.”

 

                                      

 

Sunday Lunch 27th February 2022

We are looking forward to seeing many of you at Morecambe Golf Club, Marine Road East, Morecambe LA4 6AJ on Sunday, 12.30 for 1pm. Good company and delicious food is always to be had at one of our favourite venues.

 

As the new season approaches it is very important that you book whatever event you wish to attend. This not only ensures that you secure your place but also helps the organiser to cater for our needs.

 

Sunday 13th March 2022 International Jaguar Spares Day

Being held at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire CV8 2LZ for further details, please see

www.jaguarsparesdays.co.uk

 

Wrea Green Car Carnival

After a two-year absence, due to the Covid pandemic, Waring Buildings, have decided to run the Wrea Green Car Carnival in aid of Trinity Hospice this year. It is to be held earlier on Sunday 24th April 2022 1pm-3pm, The Village Green, Wrea Green (Please see email attachment for your entry form). Come along and support this very worthwhile local event and spend an enjoyable afternoon with friends and like-minded people.

 

New Highway Code Rules

On 29th January 2022 there were 8 changes to the highway code, if you haven’t already read about them this link will take you there.

www.gov.uk/government/news/the-highway-code-8-changes-you-need-to-know-from-29-january-2022

 

Mawdesley Cricket Club Classic Car and Motorcycle Show Friday 3rd June 2022

This will be held on the playing fields at School Lane Mawdesley L40 3TG. For further details take a look at mawdesley.play-cricket.com

 

Wrea Green Car Carnival

After a two-year absence due to the Covid pandemic, Waring Buildings, have decided to run the Wrea Green Car Carnival in aid of Trinity Hospice this year. It is to be held earlier on Sunday 24th April 2022 1pm-3pm, The Village Green, Wrea Green (Please see email attachment for your entry form). Come along and support this very worthwhile local event and spend an enjoyable afternoon with friends and like-minded people.

 

Tatton Park Classic and Performance Car Spectacular – Saturday and Sunday 4th/5th June 2022

This year we will be sharing the stand with Area 15 and Steve Bennett will be organising the two events, June and August, on our behalf. This always fabulous event with more than 2000 classic cars on show whatever the weather. Picnics in open air, in the marquee or if necessary, in your car. We’ve done it all! Just pack your wellies and waterproofs. There really is something for everyone to enjoy! Buying or selling? The pitch is already applied for and we will be alongside more than 90 other car clubs. Members wanting to attend this event or the August show, should e-mail: stevebennett04@gmail.com  Tel. 07917 794549 by the end of February. Steve will then request the details of the information he requires. General ticket information is available vis this link: https://www.tattonclassiccarshow.com/tickets

 

Classic Cars on Lytham Green Sunday 26th June 2022

The Classic Cars on Lytham Green will take place at Lytham Green, West Beach, Lytham. £15 per entry. Opposite the Clifton Arms Hotel, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 5QJ, Sunday 26th June 2022. The event organiser Edward Cook is available on 01253 731810 for general, and trade inquiries’

A message from the organisers.

“Firstly, thank you for supporting our 2018, 2019 & 21 events where you helped us raise more than £28000 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

 If you don’t already know about Rosemere Cancer Foundation, they are responsible for providing world class care and cancer treatment for patients in Lancashire and South Cumbria. Every penny we raise in ticket sales and donations goes directly to Rosemere. The minimum donation required to exhibit your vehicle this year is £15. Our 2021 event attracted over 700 classic, modern classics, supercar’s and specialist vehicles. We are hoping this year’s event is going to be bigger and better than ever!!”

 

Christmas 2022

Elaine has provisionally booked Garstang Country Club for our Christmas bash on the 3rd December 2022. Prices are likely to be around £150.00 per couple for dinner bed and breakfast representing fantastic value for money.

We are hoping to have use of the round dining room that suits our needs perfectly.

Please register your interest with Elaine to enable her to firm things up with the Hotel.

 

FOR SALE

Jaguar X Type Sovereign 3 Litre automatic four door saloon in metallic Silver with piped cream leather trim. It has full Sovereign specification including electric adjustable drivers and passenger seats with memory on the driver’s seat.  Walnut dashboard and a leather and walnut steering wheel.  There is a single in dash CD player with a six-disc changer in the boot.Satellite Navigation with the latest maps that are available for this system. It also has the benefit of permanent the all- wheel drive system.Only 42000 miles with full-service history that includes a large history file of past receipts from new. I have always used the Jaguar main dealer or local Jaguar specialist.  The last service was at Inchcape Jaguar Preston on 28/08/21 and is MOT’d till November 2022.I have the car for over six years. The transfer box was replaced at a cost of £1500 as it was leaking oil’ however this kept the underside rust free and I have personally treated it twice with Wax-Oil. The gearbox was serviced last year as well as a new battery installed.

It has had new brakes and pad’s all round and the tyres are good. It is a really nice car but I am not using it enough.  PRICE £3995 o.n.o.

Please contact me for further information. Tel.01257 272090

Email ianturner3@sky.com

 

 

We look forward to seeing you all at the meeting.

 

Take care, Covid is still lurking.

Joan Clayton

Newsletter Editor

 

 

Committee members:

John Birchall – Chairman: johnb52@btinternet.com

John Butterworth – Vice Chairman/Social Events Organiser: jaguarjohn@me.com

Maurice Hugo – Secretary/Social Events Organiser: mhugo.jeep@btopenworld.com

Elaine Birchall –Treasurer: djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

David Clayton – Membership Secretary: dclayton238@gmail.com

Joan Clayton – Newsletter: joanclayton26@gmail.com

Luke Clayton – Facebook Co-ordinator: lukedgc@gmail.com

Brian Ekin – Honorary President: ekin@btconnect.com

 

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

 

 

Dates for your Diary

 

Sunday 27th February 2022 – Sunday Lunch Morecambe Golf Club

Monday 7th March 2022 – Area 18 Meeting Canberra Club

Sunday 13th March 2022 – International Jaguar Spares Day Stoneleigh

Sunday 3rd April 2022 – E-Type Workshop Gaydon

Sunday 24th April 2022 – Wrea Green Car Carnival 1pm- 3pm

Saturday 30th April 2022 – JDC 4 Hills Sprint. Aintree

Monday 2nd May 2022 – Mark Woodward Ripley Castle

Saturday/Sunday 14th-15th May – Jaguar Centenary. Brooklands

Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th June 2022 – Tatton Park Classic and Performance Car Show

Sunday 19th June – Lytham Classic Car Show, Lytham Green

Sunday 26th June 2022 – Classic Car on Lytham Green

Thursday-Monday 14th-18th – Area 15 Much Wenlock

Sunday July 23rd July 2022 -Mark Woodward. Leighton Hall. Possible Area Day.

Saturday July 23rd 2022 - JDC National Day. Wroxall Abbey.

Sunday July 24th 2022 -  JDC National Day, Wappenbury Hall.

Sunday July 24th 2022 - JDC 4 Hills Sprint. 3 Sisters. Wigan

Friday - Sunday   July 29th-31st - Oulton Park Gold Cup

Sunday July 31st - XJC Day. Mike Hawthorn Museum.

Sunday 7th August 2022 - Mark Woodward.  Lytham Hall.

Sunday 7th August 2022 - Classics-over-Sands. Grange-over-Sands.

Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st August 2022 – Classic and Performance   Car Spectacular

Friday-Sunday 26th-28th August 2022 - Silverstone Classic.

Monday 29th August 2022 - Mark Woodward. Ripley Castle.

Sunday 4th September 2022 - JDC 4 Hills Sprint. 3 Sisters. Wigan

Saturday/Sunday 10th-11th September 2022 -  Blackpool 100 years of Jaguar.

Sunday 16th October 2022 - Jaguar Spares Day. Stoneleigh

Friday/Sunday 11th-13th November 2022 – Classic Car Show NEC

Saturday 3rd December 2022 - Area 18 Christmas Party. Garstang Country Club.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29 Green Drive 

Penwortham 

Preston 

PR1 0RD 

25th March 2022 

 

Dear Members, 

 

“The April winds are magical                                                                         

And thrill our tuneful frames; 

The garden-walks are passional 

To bachelors and dames.  ~  Ralph Waldo Emerson      

 

It’s been lovely weather this week and so pleasant to be out in the garden amongst the spring flowers, cutting the grass and weeding. The trees are budding, some are already bearing blossom and although the promised sunshine this week means I must water all the tubs, I don’t mind because it certainly makes you feel so much better to know that Spring is here. I hope you’ve all been out polishing those beautiful big cats and had them purring away. The car events start this month and hopefully the weather will be kind to us for our first local show at Wrea Green in aid of Trinity Hospice.  

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those poor people in the Ukraine who are suffering such awful atrocities.                                   

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on Monday 4th April 2022 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn, BB2 7LF.  John Birchall writes “I am delighted to announce that we have representatives from Millers Oils at our April meeting. Mark Crossley who is the Technical Marketing Manager and Joshua Ryder, the Automotive Business Development Manager. This is a fantastic opportunity for all of us to understand the situation with Ethanol from the experts and the detrimental effects it can have on our Jaguars and more importantly what we can do to combat it. We will also learn about what type of oil we should be treating our cars with as well as Ethanol treatments. This is perfect timing for Area 18 members particularly those with classic Jaguars. Spring is upon us and I’m sure we are all itching to get our cars out of hibernation and we need to make sure they are all protected against expensive repairs caused by ethanol. The guys from Millers are giving up their own leisure time specially to be with us so it would be great if we could have as many members as possible at the meeting. I’m sure we will all gain some invaluable knowledge. There will also be goodie bags on offer at advantageous prices. Not to be missed.” 

 

Many thanks to all those who have taken the trouble to fill in and send back your contact details, but I have to say the response has been sparce up to now. 

Please do not worry about your details going astray but it would be beneficial to have the information on file so if we need to get hold of you for whatever reason we have your contact details. 

We attach the form again and if you could fill it in and email it to myself at johnb52@btinternet.com it would be very helpful.                                                                     

                                   

                                          

Last month we were royally entertained by George Fairhurst regaling us with stories of his life as a Police and Ambulance Driving Instructor. I’m sure that like me you enjoyed it and I wonder how you all did in his quiz. Thank you to John Birchall for arranging this. 

                                                

                                  

Our Chairman’s trophy is presented to a member or couple of Area 18 for all their loyal support over the years and this year it was the turn of Gladys and Jim Boylan to receive it.                                                                            

 

Ireland Trip 

It was proposed by our Vice Chairman John Butterworth that we could perhaps do a tour of Ireland sometime in June, however due to their being too many events this year, it has not been possible to find dates that suit everyone. We shall maybe look at Ireland again for next year. 

 

Wrea Green Car Carnival 

After a two-year absence due to the Covid pandemic, Waring Buildings have decided to run the Wrea Green Car Carnival in aid of Trinity Hospice this year. It is to be held earlier on Sunday 24th April 2022 1pm-3pm, The Village Green, Wrea Green (Please see email attachment for your entry form). Come along and support this very worthwhile local event and spend an enjoyable afternoon with friends and like-minded people. Please see the attached entry form. 

 

Clocks go Forward 

Don’t forget on Sunday 27th March 2022 we spring forward and get one hour less in bed. 

 

Mawdesley Cricket Club Classic Car and Motorcycle Show Friday 3rd June 2022 

This will be held on the playing fields at School Lane Mawdesley L40 3TG. Please click on link for further details mawdesley.play-cricket.com  

 

David Sewell 

I am saddened to announce that David Sewell a long-time member of Area 18 has passed away quite suddenly at his home in France. 

David was a regular member of Area 18 but together with his wife Theresa retired to France several years ago. 

The last time he visited Area 18 was when they were visiting relatives and we auctioned a signed copy of Norman Dewis’s book. David was determined to win the Auction with proceeds going to club funds. 

 

David owned an Opalescent Blue series 1 E Type 4.2 roadster along with a XJ saloon and owned a hotel in Blackpool. When they retired, they moved into a large house on the outskirts of Blackpool before moving to France. 

 

David and Theresa enjoyed the E Type tours to Geneva among events held in the UK. They never put the hood up on the E Type even when it was raining as he was too big to get into the car but nevertheless he loved his E Type. 

 

Morecambe Golf Club 

It was a beautiful day for a jaunt to Morecambe Golf Club for our last Sunday Lunch until the Autumn. As usual it was a beautiful meal in pleasant surroundings with fabulous company. Our thanks go to Steve and Norma Liver for organising it. 

 

            Tatton Park Classic and Performance Car Spectacular – Saturday and Sunday 4th/5th June 2022 

This year we will be sharing the stand with Area 15 and Steve Bennet will be organising the two events, if you want to take part you will have to apply to Steve for tickets. (See newsletters for details.) This always fabulous event with more than 2000 classic cars on show whatever the weather. Picnics in open air, in the marquee or, if necessary, in your car. We’ve done it all! Just pack your wellies and waterproofs. There really is something for everyone to enjoy! Buying or selling. The pitch is already applied for and we will be alongside more than 90 other car clubs.  General ticket information is available vis this link: https://www.tattonclassiccarshow.com/tickets 

 

 

 

Classic Cars on Lytham Green Sunday 26th June 2022 

The Classic Cars on Lytham Green will take place at Lytham Green, West Beach, Lytham. £15 per entry. Opposite the Clifton Arms Hotel, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 5QJ, Sunday 26th June 2022. The event organiser Edward Cook is available on 01253 731810 for general, and trade inquiries. Pre registration is now taking place for Classic Cars on Lytham Green scheduled for Sunday June 19. Supporting Rosemere Cancer Foundation. Entry can be made at: lythamcarshow.co.uk   

Item for sale 

Three Avon 185 R15 93H radial tyres in good condition having been stored in ideal conditions. The tread depths are - 5, 6 and 7 mm respectively.  

I would like £100 for the three of them please. I may consider selling them separately. 

 

Martin Pagett (01695 629587) or - if switched on! - 07468956401 

 

 

Your committee would like to wish all our members and their families a very Happy Easter. 

 

Joan Clayton 

Newsletter Editor 

 

                                          

 

Committee members: 

John Birchall – Chairman: johnb52@btinternet.com 

John Butterworth – Vice Chairman/Social Events Organiser: jaguarjohn@me.com 

Maurice Hugo – Secretary/Social Events Organiser: mhugo.jeep@btopenworld.com 

Elaine Birchall –Treasurer: djohnbirchall@btinternet.com 

David Clayton – Membership Secretary: dclayton238@gmail.com  

Joan Clayton – Newsletter: joanclayton26@gmail.com 

Luke Clayton – Facebook Co-ordinator: lukedgc@gmail.com 

Brian Ekin – Honorary President: ekin@btconnect.com 

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

 

 

 

 

Dates for your Diary 

 

Sunday 3rd April 2022 – E-Type Workshop Gaydon 

Sunday 24th April 2022 – Wrea Green Car Carnival 1pm- 3pm 

Saturday 30th April 2022 – JDC 4 Hills Sprint. Aintree 

Monday 2nd May 2022 – Mark Woodward Ripley Castle 

Saturday/Sunday 14th-15th May – Jaguar Centenary. Brooklands 

Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th June 2022 – Tatton Park Classic and Performance Car Show 

Sunday 5th June 2022 ExtremeBHP Does Cleveleys Car Show 2022 

Sunday 19th June 2022 – Lytham Classic Car Show, Lytham Green 

Tuesday/Wednesday 21st-22nd June – Cheshire Show 

Sunday 26th June 2022 – Classic Car on Lytham Green 

Sunday 26th June 2022 Classic Cars & Country Market at Hoghton Tower 

Friday-Monday 8th-11th July – XKCC Club. Weekend in Wales 

Thursday-Monday 14th-18th – Area 15 Much Wenlock 

Sunday July 23rd July 2022 -Mark Woodward. Leighton Hall. Possible Area Day. 

Saturday July 23rd 2022 - JDC National Day. Wroxall Abbey. 

Sunday July 24th 2022 JDC National Day, Wappenbury Hall. 

Sunday July 24th 2022 - JDC 4 Hills Sprint. 3 Sisters. Wigan 

Friday - Sunday July 29th-31st - Oulton Park Gold Cup 

Sunday July 31st - XJC Day. Mike Hawthorn Museum. 

Sunday 7th August 2022 - Mark Woodward.  Lytham Hall. 

Sunday 7th August 2022 - Classics-over-Sands. Grange-over-Sands. 

Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st August 2022 – Classic and Performance   Car Spectacular  

Wednesday 24th August 2022 - Plymouth for start of holiday. Back 7/8 September 

Friday-Sunday 26th-28th August 2022 - Silverstone Classic. 

Monday 29th August 2022 - Mark Woodward. Ripley Castle. 

Sunday 4th September 2022 Classic Motor Show at Hoghton Tower 

Sunday 4th September 2022 - JDC 4 Hills Sprint. 3 Sisters. Wigan 

Saturday/Sunday 10th-11th September 2022 - XKCC Blackpool 100 years of Jaguar.  

Sunday 16th October 2022 - Jaguar Spares Day. Stoneleigh 

Friday/Sunday 11th-13th November 2022 – Classic Car Show NEC 

Saturday 3rd December 2022 - Area 18 Christmas Party. Garstang Country Club. 

 

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29 Green Drive

Penwortham

Preston

PR1 0RD

30th December 2021

 

Dear Members,

 

"An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves." - Bill Vaughn.

 

Please note there will be NO MEETING IN JANUARY 2022. Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on Monday 7th February 2022 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn, BB2 7LF.   This will be our annual AGM, please don’t forget your Membership Card. If anyone would like to be on our committee, there are some vacancies and also all positions are up for grabs as the committee has to stand down and be re-elected. I have attached the ‘Notice of the AGM’ just in case you have mislaid the last one and you would like to join our lovely little band. We try to keep our meetings as concise as possible and always have a good laugh.

 

Last month was our Christmas party and we were royally entertained by Blackburn and Darwen Brass Band. Weren’t they marvellous and so talented, I’m sure you all enjoyed their performance and there was some excellent singing, we really raised the roof of the Canberra Club.  Thank you to John and Kath Butterworth for organising their visit.

        

Did anyone happen to see the Band on BBC2 on Christmas Eve Eve, well that’s what I call it’ Blackburn Loves Lancashire with Gareth Malone? They were excellent.

We also held our Christmas Jumper/Outfit Competition; we had some amazing outfits, jumpers and cardigans with everyone looking very Christmassy. These are our worthy winners.

 

I must once again thank Peter Marsland for sending me the photographs. (See Page Four)

Thank to our ladies who provided all the mince pies, stollen, cakes and other Christmas goodies. It may only have been the beginning of December but we all left with the spirit of Christmas in our hearts.

 

Have you all had a good Christmas and stayed safe from the Omicron variant. I don‘t know, we just start to feel a little safer and then this comes along. Have you all managed to have your booster? It seems to affect people differently and some people have a bad reaction but it’s worth it if helps to prevent you getting a bad dose of Covid, keep wearing those masks and washing your hands.

 

Your committee would like to thank everyone for all the raffle prizes you have provided over the past few months and all the tickets you’ve bought, you never let us down. Our Raffles raise a tidy some for our club funds.

 

Sunday Lunch 23rd January 2022 Mytton Fold Hotel

Please see the attached note about the Sunday Lunch. As this hotel has been taken over and restored it will be interesting to see all the changes and we have always had a good time there.

 

A few words from our Chairman

“As 2021 comes to an end I am sure you will all agree it has been a challenging year.

Most of our meetings at The Canberra Club had to be cancelled due to Covid 19 but thankfully we were able to resume in August with our annual Area 18 barbeque.

I must admit I was a little apprehensive as to how the meeting would go as this was the first time we could hold a meeting. How many would turn up?

 

I need not have worried though as the turnout was tremendous and we all had a great night with everyone mucking in to produce a great barbeque.

What a wonderful way to kick start our Area after such a long time and it was fantastic to see everyone again.

 

We also had our annual quiz with Area 15 expertly prepared by Joan and Luke Clayton and after a close- run competition Area 18 won the trophy.

 

Our yearly meetings concluded with a fantastic Brass Band organised by John and Kath Butterworth that was superb and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.

 

We have decided that we will not have a meeting in January as it would fall on the day after Bank Holiday Monday and the weather will be unpredictable coupled with the uncertainty of the new Covid variant Omnicom we think it would be best to wait and see what happens.

 

Our next meeting will be our AGM in February which is a particularly important event as it is your chance to air your views, make suggestions to the Committee and we can plan for 2022.

We are also actively seeking at least two new Committee members as Steve Liver and Margaret Knowles are stepping down after giving us all superb service and helping keep the Area alive.

 

Being a committee member is great fun and rewarding and is essential to keep our amazing Area going so please don’t be shy and come and join us.

 

As we look forward to 2022, we have lots of events planned for Area 18 including The Jaguar Centenary celebrations at Brooklands in May, Tatton Park in June, Area Day at Leighton Hall in July, Lytham Hall and Tatton Park in August and 100 years of Jaguar in Blackpool.

These are just a few events scheduled for 2022. We will be issuing a full list early in the New Year.

 

 I must take this opportunity to offer my grateful thanks to our fantastic Committee comprising of Maurice Hugo ( assisted by Liz ) Margaret Knowles, Joan and Luke Clayton, Steve Liver, John Butterworth and Elaine for their invaluable input, also Peter Marsland for his monthly reports to Jaguar Driver, Liz Hugo and Rosie Gregson for running the raffle, Thelma Dunne for her photographic expertise and all the members of Area 18 for their continued support keeping The Lancashire Area alive and successful.

 

May I take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year from all your Committee and I am looking forward to seeing you all in 2022 when hopefully we will have a better year with our Jaguars.

 

All the absolute best to you all.

 

John Birchall. Chairman Area 18”

 

New Year Resolutions

Have you all made a resolution? Will you manage to keep them past the end of the month. I might manage the first week, I do try honestly but quite often I fail miserably.

 

And finally, as 2021 draws to a close your committee would like to wish you and your families a Happy, healthy 2022. I hope Covid finally leaves, and we can get on with living a more normal life.

See you in February 2022 and stay safe, it hasn’t gone away. 

 

Joan Clayton

Newsletter

 

DATES for your Diary

Tuesday 4th January 2022 NO MEETING

Sunday January 23rd Sunday Lunch at the Mytton Fold otel

Monday 7th February 2022 Jaguar Drivers Club Area 18 AGM

 

Committee members:

John Birchall – Chairman: johnb52@btinternet.com

John Butterworth – Vice Chairman/Social Events Organiser: jaguarjohn@me.com

Maurice Hugo – Secretary/Social Events Organiser: mhugo.jeep@btopenworld.com

Elaine Birchall –Treasurer: djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

Margaret Knowles – Membership Secretary: kjonmar@gmail.com

Stephen Liver – Social Events Organiser: stephen@liver.me.uk

Joan Clayton – Newsletter: joanclayton26@gmail.com

Luke Clayton – Facebook Co-ordinator: lukedgc@gmail.com

Brian Ekin – Honorary President: ekin@btconnect.com

 

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

 

 

Joan Clayton, Newsletter Editor

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

29 Green Drive

Penwortham

Preston

PR1 0RD

26th November 2021

 

 

 

Dear Members,

 

“Every year at just this time, In cold and dark December,

Families around the world all gather to remember,

With presents and with parties, With feasting and with fun,

Customs and traditions for people old and young.” – Helen H. Moore

 

“The Lord of Misrule – December 17th. This is the first day of the Roman festival Saturnalia. It was a period of great feasting and festivity, with a lot of drinking and eating. Slaves would become masters for the festival, and everything was turned upside down. This part of the Roman festival survived into the 17th Century.” – Customs and Folktales for December.

 

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on Monday 6th December 2021 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn, BB2 7LF.   When, ‘HOT OFF THE PRESS’, for our last meeting of the year, we are going to be visited and entertained by the one and only BLACKBURN AND DARWEN CHAMPIONSHIP BRASS BAND. The band have been delighting audiences since 1840 and truly are champions, having won many competitions and awards around the country and even the world.

 

Take a look at the website www.blackburnanddarwenband.co.uk  and read a little of their history, we are so lucky to have them take time out of their busy schedule to come and play for us.

 

Let’s make our Christmas Party Night a ‘night to remember’. We would love as many of you as possible to come, meet up and support the band and your club. There will be festive fare to nibble and of course our usual Christmas Fancy Dress and Christmas Jumper competition. I wonder who will win this year. Also not forgetting our famous raffle to round off the night.

 

     

November meeting Auction.

 

Last month was our Annual Auction, unfortunately, we were unable to be there due to the dreaded Covid.

Thankfully Peter Marsland sent me some great photos and John Birchall writes:

 

“We held our annual Area 18 Auction at last months meeting at The Canberra Club.

 

I was extremely apprehensive about what attendance we may expect as the nights have now drawn in and it is dark at 6.00 pm together with terribly wet weather. Not ideal for a club meeting. I was also aware that some twenty plus regular members had sent their apologies for one reason or another, however as time went on a total of some thirty-four members braved the elements to support the event donating a vast array of lots with something for everyone on offer.

 

Unfortunately, the incomparable David Denson who has entertained us for the last few years as resident Auctioneer felt he was not able to assume the role due to a health problem, so I assumed David’s role ably assisted by Alan Hewitt a unique assistant who played his usual character as the man with many hats that amused our members whilst collecting the money.

 

The lots on offer were many and before we got started I wondered how we were going to get through them, however by 9.30 pm we had sold 90% of the items raising some £240.00 for our Area 18 funds, much better than I had anticipated.

 

                   

               

 I must thank all our members who had braved the elements, donated, and bought lots to make the Auction a success.

 

 

October Sunday Lunch

 

Thank you to Stephen and Norma Liver for organising the October Sunday lunch at Morecambe golf club. As always the venue, overlooking Morecambe Bay, and food lived up to the high standards we have come to expect. It was so good to enjoy a sumptuous repast together after all these months.

 

 

Jaguar Drivers Club - AGM

The annual AGM of the Jaguar Drivers Club took place by zoom a couple of weeks ago. It was scheduled to take place The Walton Hall Hotel on the 31st of October however it was changed to a zoom meeting which I thought was much better than travelling to the other side of Coventry on a Sunday morning.

 

 

Apart from going through the accounts etc. which is there for all to see there was one or two interesting items raised that would perhaps be of interest to Area 18 members.

Two board members have retired. Nic Druker and Mike Byng. There is a new member of fulltime staff. Ms Jamie Edwards who will be looking after spares day and other events.

Head office has now been sold and the board are looking for new premises.

 

There will be a new event at Brooklands next year on the 15th May to celebrate one hundred years of Jaguar. Another exciting feature in the calendar is a show at Wappenbury Hall, the home of William Lyons on the 24th of July 2022. This is I am led to believe is the first time a Jaguar event has been staged at this important venue. There will be another E Type workshop on the 3rd of April 2022 at Gaydon.

 

Probably the best thing that has happened is that all members of The Jaguar Drivers Club can now apply for a Trade Card at Halfords. I have had a trade card for a few years now and the discounts particularly on batteries, tools, oils, service items polish etc. are quite advantageous so I recommend that you apply for a card as it wouldn’t take long for the savings you could make covering the cost of membership to the Jaguar Drivers Club.

Keep your eye out for further details in the magazine and on the JDC Website.

 

The meeting closed with Roger Kemp, the Club Chairman or do I have to say Chairperson these days, presenting the Chairman’s Trophy to Bryan Mander. The meeting closed with the club in decent shape with a healthy bank balance although turnover was 120k down and a small increase in membership. Not too bad with the Covid situation. – John Birchall

 

November Sunday Lunch 21st November 2021

 

The Ribchester Arms at Ribchester was the venue for the November Sunday lunch organised by John Butterworth.

 

Some 38 Area 18 members sat down in our own private dining room to enjoy a sumptuous meal served by an efficient service.

 

It’s great to see everyone enjoying the meal and there was lots of jovial banter echoing around the room.

We haven’t been to The Ribchester Arms for a few years since it was flooded and unfortunately had to close but I’m glad to say that it is back and running like

well oiled machine. We must pay it another visit in the near future.

The next Sunday lunch will be in January details to follow

 

 

Did anyone see the launch episode of

I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here?

Four of the Celebrities arrived at Mostyn Hall in Jaguars.

 

 

 

January Meeting 2022

 

Our January Meeting will be held on Tuesday 4th January 2022 due to the Bank Holiday.

 

Area 18 AGM

As you all know our AGM falls 7th February 2022 and we have one or two committee members stepping down; this means that we have some vacancies to fill. We need you, yes you to step up and help us. Our committee are a friendly bunch and do our best to keep meetings short and concise. There must be someone who would like to join our merry band. More details will be sent out nearer the AGM.

 

DATES for your Diary

December 6th: Area 18 – December Monthly meeting, Canberra Club

Tuesday 4th January 2022 Area 18 Monthly meeting, Canberra Club

 

Your committee would like to wish all our Members and their families a very Merry Christmas.

 

Committee members:

John Birchall – Chairman: johnb52@btinternet.com

John Butterworth – Vice Chairman/Social Events Organiser: jaguarjohn@me.com

Maurice Hugo – Secretary/Social Events Organiser: mhugo.jeep@btopenworld.com

Elaine Birchall –Treasurer: djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

Margaret Knowles – Membership Secretary: kjonmar@gmail.com

Stephen Liver – Social Events Organiser: stephen@liver.me.uk

Joan Clayton – Newsletter: joanclayton26@gmail.com

Luke Clayton – Facebook Co-ordinator: lukedgc@gmail.com

Brian Ekin – Honorary President: ekin@btconnect.com

 

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

 

Joan Clayton, Newsletter Editor

 

 

 

29 Green Drive

Penwortham

Preston

PR1 0RD

22nd October 2021

Dear Members

“Dismal November! Me it soothes to view,

At parting day, the scanty foliage fall

From the wet fruit tree, or the grey stone wall,

Whose cold films glisten with unwholesome dew;

To watch the yellow mists from the dank earth

Enfold the neighbouring copse; while on as they pass

The silent rain-drops bend the long rank grass

Which wraps some blossom’s unmatured birth.”

Charles Lloyd, To Autumn

  

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on Monday 1st November 2021 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn, BB2 7LF. This month is our Annual Auction which is one of our biggest money raisers for the club funds. I hope you’ve all been rooting out your unwanted junk, sorry treasures they may be useful to someone and will boost the takings so everyone will benefit. Unfortunately, David Denson, our usual auctioneer, is unable to take part this year, so our Chairman, John Birchall will step into the breach, ably assisted by his sidekick Alan Hewitt; this promises to be another humorous and fun-filled evening.

Last month was our annual Area15/18 Quiz and I’m very pleased to let you all know that Area 18 won, thank you to our excellent team for bringing home the trophy

Area 18 team : Peter Robinson, David Clapham, Peter Marsland, Alan Hewitt, Laura Moulton, Thelma Dunn and Peter Molyneux.

Area 15 Team: Judith Blamey, Julie Bennett, Steve Bennett, Alan Walker, John Clarke, Roger Blamey and Sue Clarke.

October Sunday Lunch

I’m looking forward to sitting down with those partaking in our first lunch, in what seems like forever, this Sunday 24th October at Morecambe Golf Club 12.30 for 1.00 pm.

 

November Sunday Lunch

This will be held at the Ribchester Arms, Blackburn Road, Ribchester, Preston PR3 3ZQ and organised by John Butterworth. Further details to follow.

 

 

International Jaguar Spares Day Sunday 24th October 2021

Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ, 10.00 – 4.00 Admission £10 payable on the day no advance booking required. Probably the biggest Jaguar Spares event anywhere in the world.

 

Jaguar Drivers Club AGM 2021

The 2021 JDC AGM takes place on Sunday 31st October 2021 at 10.30 am at the Walton Hall Hotel, Wellesbourne, Warwickshire, CV35 9HG.

All members are welcome to attend in person but there will be a Zoom link if you would still like to take part or just see what goes on, but you will need to email: enquiries@jdclub.co.uk and the head office will send you a link.

 

Goodwood Revival

We spent three fantastic days at the Goodwood Revival where who should we bump into on the Friday but no other than Mike and Wendy Birtwistle. The Revival recreates the glamour of motor racing as it used to be as the circuit comes alive both on and off the track. The Revival sees a return to the halcyon days of Goodwood as the spiritual home of British Motor Racing with wheel to wheel racing around this classic circuit. There is so much else to see as it is also a celebration of bygone days and vintage fashion.  If you get the opportunity to go you will not be disappointed. – Liz and Maurice Hugo.

 Classic Motor Show NEC Birmingham 12th -14th November 2021

This is usually a fabulous and interesting show but this year because of covid you have to select the entrance timeslot, for when you will come into the show, as part of the ticket purchase process. However, they may be able to lift these restrictions at a later stage depending on the Government guidance regarding management of attendees at a large gathering. Your entrance time slot is when you need to present yourself at the appropriate entrance hall. You are welcome to stay for the remainder of the day at the show. Jaguar Drivers Club have a stand and you are welcome to stop for a sit down and some refreshment but you need to show your Membership Card. If you wish to book tickets, please use the link below. www.classicmotorshow.seetickets.com

 

Andrew White Lecture

The Andrew Whyte Memorial Lecture that was scheduled to take place on the 21st of November 2021 has unfortunately been cancelled.

 

Carolyn Taylor writes

I just thought that some of your members might find the above talk, on Thursday 25th November 2021, rather interesting. Eric is an old friend and reached the top!

He is a brilliant speaker, and most of us, are of the “Cold War” era.

I would be grateful if you could let you members know about it.

Further details are on the attachments.

Regards

Carolyn Taylor

07977 065694

 

 

 

Lest We Forget

On 11th November at 11.00, let’s remember all those men and women who went to fight for our freedom and those who are still protecting us. Spare a thought also for their families.

                             

 

6th December Meeting

Christmas Party – Lets make this a night to remember. Fun and frolics, carol singing maybe, just a really good night to end the year.

 

DATES for your Diary

October 24th: Area 18 Sunday Lunch – Morecambe Golf Club

October 24th: JDC Event – Jaguar Spares Day. Stoneleigh Park. Warwickshire

November 1st: Area 18 – November Monthly meeting, Canberra Club

November 12th/14th: JDC Event - Classic Motor Show – NEC Birmingham

December 6th: Area 18 – December Monthly meeting, Canberra Club

 

Committee members:

John Birchall – Chairman: johnb52@btinternet.com

John Butterworth – Vice Chairman/Social Events Organiser: jaguarjohn@me.com

Maurice Hugo – Secretary/Social Events Organiser: mhugo.jeep@btopenworld.com

Elaine Birchall –Treasurer: djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

Margaret Knowles – Membership Secretary: kjonmar@gmail.com

Stephen Liver – Social Events Organiser: stephen@liver.me.uk

Joan Clayton – Newsletter: joanclayton26@gmail.com

Luke Clayton – Facebook Co-ordinator: lukedgc@gmail.com

Brian Ekin – Honorary President: ekin@btconnect.com

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

 

Joan Clayton, Newsletter Editor

 

 

 

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29 Green Drive

Penwortham

Preston

PR1 0RD

24th September 2021

Dear Members

 

“Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter.” – Carol Bishop Hipps.

 

Our next meeting

will take place at 7.30 p.m. on Monday 4th October 2021 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn, BB2 7LF  It’s been a funny old summer what with David being ill and then Luke testing positive for Covid last week even though he’d had both his jabs. Thankfully he had no symptoms, but it just goes to show that it’s still out there and we need to take care. I will be glad when this year is over and done with. Booster vaccines and flu jabs are next on the horizon and I’m there for both.

 

Many of you will be thinking of putting your cars to bed for the winter. Putting the tyre pressures up to prevent flat spots, maybe put your battery on ‘battery conditioner ‘and cover your lovely car up.

 

There’s a new event at Victoria Park, Southport in October which some of you may be interested in.

 

Last month was our delayed AGM and after the usual Chairman’s, Secretary’s and Treasurer’s reports, which were brief but thorough considering little has happened since the last AGM, we also held our annual “Landlords; Choice” competition which was won by David Denson. John Butterworth presented some of the certificates from Area Day at Leighton Hall.

 

                        

   Best Classic Saloon – Ray and Anona Rusheon. XJ40                                   Best classic Sports Car - Dave and Julie Redmond. XK8

                

       Best modern Sports Car -Mike and Thelma Dunne. XK                       Car of the day - Peter Marsland.XJC.

 

Keith and Christine Smith, who won the Modern Sports Car category, were

Unfortunately unable to attend the AGM

     

 

We also held our annual “Landlords’ Choice” competition which was won by

David Denson with his XK8

 

 

Sunday Lunch Morecambe Golf Club

Those of you who have booked for our Sunday lunch being held at the very popular Morecambe Golf Club, Marine Road East, Morecambe, LA4 6AJ on Sunday October 24th, 2021, 12.30 for 1.00pm, will now have received the menu. Could you please let Stephen Liver have your choices, on 01524 414428 or email stephen@liver.me.uk  by 30th September 2021

 

 

View of Morecambe Bay from Morecambe Golf Club

 

John Birchall writes

Protecting our Jaguars against E10 fuel.

 

Unfortunately, September saw the introduction of E10 fuel at our forecourts which is not great news for our classic Jaguars.  It is now compulsory for garages to retail standard fuel with a 10% Ethanol content.

 

Ethanol is produced from crops and is a renewable fuel and when mixed with petrol it reduces carbon emissions helping the Government to meet climate change targets.

 

Whilst all this sounds great it is however not ideal for our classic Jaguars.

 

Ethanol will attack components in your fuel system such as, fuel hoses if they are not to SAE J30 R9 specification, fuel pumps if they have not got modern diaphragms made from Viton, O-rings, carburettor floats made from brass. There is also a danger of corrosion to fuel tanks as Ethanol attracts water potentially separating in the tank when cars are laid up during winter periods.

 

Whilst all that said its not all doom and gloom. E5 fuel will still be available for the foreseeable future, and I would recommend that you use it if your car is not E10 compatible. It is however a little more expensive to buy, approximately 10p per litre but the theory is that you get better fuel economy, greater protection of your engine and fuel system which offsets the extra cost

 

E5 fuel will be available in 97 octane and above for at least the next 5 years and is protected by Government legislation so in the medium term we shouldn’t have a problem.

 

I am led to believe that Esso Synergy Supreme + 99 octane fuel currently has no Ethanol content at all so therefore it makes sense to use this fuel in your classic Jaguar to avoid potential problems.

 

You will find that the Supreme pump has a E5 sticker displayed which is a legal requirement but only in certain areas does it contain E5 and thankfully ours is not one of them.

 

You can find out all about Esso Supreme fuel on Esso’s website.

 

Millers Oils also manufacture a product called VSPE

 

If you remember, when lead was phased out of fuel quite a few years ago now we had Millers come along to tell us all about VSP which was an additive to combat the effects of valve seat recession etc. in our engines. They now have a new product called VSPE which will benefit your Jaguar by:

 

Adding up to 2 octanes to unleaded fuel.

Preventing valve seat recession.

Prevents fuel system corrosion helping to protect components.

Combats adverse effects of Ethanol in fuel. (Up to E10)

Contains antioxidant to improve fuel life.

Endorsed by the FBHBC.

 

I have asked Millers to come to The Canberra Club to give us a presentation on VSPE but for the time being if you use Esso Synergy Supreme + 99 octane fuel and add Millers VSPE you would potentially be running on 5-star fuel and your car would have optimum performance.

I hope this information has been useful to you and will give you confidence to carry on running your classic car.

John Birchall

Southport Classic and Speed Event

This event is to celebrate Sir Henry Seagraves record endeavours on Southport beach.

Classics will assemble in Victoria Park and there will be a parade through the town.

Included will be a special display of Minis and E Types.

Mike Ashcroft of the Aintree Circuit Club has asked if any E Type owners would like to attend. The details are below.

 

NEW EVENT Southport Classic and Speed - 10th October 2021!

We are delighted to launch our new event for the North West and invite you to enter your vehicle or join us for a great day out at the Seaside:

Southport Classic and Speed 2021 (click on link)

Enter your vehicle on line.

Any type, any age but especially Veteran and Vintage as well as classics and modern/present day.

Sunday 10th October 2021.

This will be a free family event focussing on all things automotive!

Southport has a rich Motoring and Motor Sport Heritage, which pre dates Brooklands, with the first Speed Trials held in 1903 plus the World Land Speed record set in 1926 by

Sir Henry Segrave and sand racing attracting 100 000 plus crowds.


The event will be centred at Victoria Park, home to the world famous Southport Flower Show, which boasts excellent facilities, easy access and a 5 minute walk to the Sea Front, Fairground and Lord Street shopping areas.

 

We have been working in partnership with Victoria Park Events, Sefton MBC and Southport BID together with supporters #Cataclean and #porschepreston #bowkergroup.

 

 

Any Area 18 members who would like to attend this event please make your own application as per the instructions on the Aintree Circuit Club website.

4th October Meeting

This will be our annual inter area quiz between Areas 15 & 18. Who will win the trophy this year? I’d better get on with writing it hadn’t I!

 

24th, October 

Area 18 Sunday Lunch – Morecambe Golf Club.

 

1st November Meeting

This is our annual auction. Please root out anything you don’t need anymore; it may be useful to someone and it will raise valuable funds for the club.

 

Classic Motor Show NEC Birmingham 12th-14th November 2021

This is usually a fabulous and interesting show but this year because of covid you have to select the entrance timeslot, for when you will come into the show, as part of the ticket purchase process. However, they may be able to lift these restrictions at a later stage depending on the Government guidance regarding management of attendees at a large gathering.

 

Your entrance time slot is when you need to present yourself at the appropriate entrance hall. You are welcome to stay for the remainder of the day at the show. If you wish to book tickets, please use the link below.

www.classicmotorshow.seetickets.com

 

6th December Meeting

Christmas Party – Lets make this a night to remember. Fun and frolics, carol singing maybe, just a really good night to end the year.

 

DATES for your Diary

October 4th:                    Area 18 – October Monthly meeting, Canberra Club 

October 21st:                  JDC Event – Jaguar Spares Day. Stoneleigh Park. Warwickshire

November 1st:                  Area 18 – November Monthly meeting, Canberra Club 

November 12th/14th:        JDC Event - Classic Motor Show – NEC Birmingham

December 6th:                 Area 18 – December Monthly meeting, Canberra Club

 

Committee members:

John Birchall – Chairman: johnb52@btinternet.com

John Butterworth – Vice Chairman/Social Events Organiser: jaguarjohn@me.com

Maurice Hugo – Secretary/Social Events Organiser:  mhugo.jeep@btopenworld.com

Elaine Birchall –Treasurer:  djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

Margaret Knowles – Membership Secretary: kjonmar@gmail.com

Stephen Liver – Social Events Organiser: stephen@liver.me.uk

Joan Clayton – Newsletter:  joanclayton26@gmail.com

Luke Clayton – Facebook Co-ordinator: lukedgc@gmail.com

Brian Ekin – Honorary President: ekin@btconnect.com

 

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

 

Joan Clayton, Newsletter Editor.

 

 

29 Green Drive

Penwortham

Preston

PR1 0RD

27th August 2021

Dear Members,

“Do you remember the 21st night of September?

Love was changing the minds of pretenders

While chasing the clouds away, Our hearts were ringing

In the key that our souls were singing

As we danced in the night,

Remember how the stars stole the night away.”  -

September, Lyrics by Maurice White, Charles Stemmy and Verdine White

Are you all singing?

 

Our next meeting

will take place at 7.30 p.m. on Monday 6th September 2021 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn, BB2 7LF   this will be our Members AGM, about which you have had an email from Margaret. Please bring your membership cards with you to enable Margaret to check them off against her list from Luton. If any member is unable to come to the AGM, could you please email your apology to Maurice mhugo.jeep@btopenworld.com or any of the committee members then your name can be added to the list to be read out.

 

Who fancies being on the committee? It’s very rewarding and mostly a lot of fun.

 

September already, the school holidays have gone so quickly and the traffic will soon be clarting up the roads once again. David came home at the beginning of August and is recovering slowly. He has received so many cards, phone calls and good wishes from you and we thank you for the care, encouragement, and support for us all. You won’t see him at the AGM but maybe the October meeting and we have booked for the Sunday Lunch at Morecambe, something to look forward to.

 

Sunday Lunch Morecambe Golf Club

I am very happy to let you know that arrangements are being made for our first Sunday lunch since February 2020, which will be held at the very popular Morecambe Golf Club, Marine Road East, Morecambe, LA4 6AJ on Sunday October 24th, 2021 12.30 for 1.00pm. Could you please contact Stephen Liver on:  01524 414428 or email stephen@liver.me.uk by 6th September 2021 if you wish to reserve a place.
As usual we will have to pre-book our meals, so you will be receiving details of the event and the menu around the 20th September.

Area 18 Barbeque – took place August 2nd, 2021

Our August meeting saw us enjoying a delicious barbeque, cooked by our famous barbeque team – John Birchall, Stephen Liver and Barrie Hughes, and the onions accompaniment perfectly sauted by Maurice and Liz Hugo. Thank you to everyone who provided the burgers, sausages, chicken and pork steaks, the variety of salads, and the selection of desserts.

 

Area 18 Day – held at Leighton Hall, near Carnforth on August 8th, 2021

Leighton Hall was this year’s venue for Area 18’s Area Day.

We left home at 7.30 am in our XKR Silverstone loaded with our event shelter, flags, bunting complete with stakes, table, chairs, picnic, and trophy’s. What a testament to the car to be able to transport all that equipment.

We left home in pouring rain and headed North up the M6. I was worried that we wouldn’t get any cars attending. Arriving at Leighton Hall at 8.30 am we were the first car at the event, which is a first for us.

Shortly after we had found our stand Keith and Christine Smith arrived in Christine’s superb XF and proceeded to give us valuable assistance setting up the stand.

Again, we set up the flags, bunting and event shelter and our stand looked very presentable.

We ended up with about 14 cars on display with many members not turning up presumably because of the weather forecast however as it turned out the rain on the whole kept off and at times even the sun shone.

 

                

 

We presented our new trophies to our members, who won the categories

 

                 

Best classic saloon - Ray and Anona Rushton.  XJ40                      Best modern saloon - Christine Smith.  XF

                                 

                        

   Best classic Sports car - Dave Redmond. XK                Best modern Sports car - Mike and Thelma Dunne. XK

 

    

   Car of the day - Peter Marsland.     XJC.         Car of the Show – Geoff and Sheila Mansfield           

 

 

Geoff and Sheila Mansfield won Car of the Show with their stunning 1950 Mark 5.

It was a delight to see Geoff and Sheila who had come all the way from Durham to be with us in a 71-year-old car despite the weather.

 

It was all hands to the pump at 4.00 pm with everyone helping to pack up all the equipment after a fantastic day.

 

 

Tatton Park Show – August 21st/22nd, 2021

Unfortunately, the weather at Tatton this year was quite wet and this had a bearing on the attendance as I suppose members looked at the forecast and decided not to bother.

However, as I always say, if you go off the weather forecast you will never do anything.

Tatton is my favourite event despite the weather as there is always lots to see and do.

 

As usual we shared quite a large stand with Area 15 which gave us the opportunity to display our Area 18 flags and bunting and combined with Area 15’s marquee the stand looked great

with a good selection of Jaguars.

 

Michael Oliver sent a magnificent XK150 roadster that was displayed in the centre and was quite an attraction to visitors, and Kevin Bishop of Area 15 brought his multi concourse XJ on both days despite the unfortunate weather as did John Morris with his self -restored XK140 fixed head that won Area 15’s car of the show, both cars attracting lots of attention.

 

Thankfully the weather didn’t detract from another great event, and we look forward to next year when I’m sure the sun will shine.

 

Monday 4th October – Our monthly meeting

Is our annual inter area quiz between Areas 15 & 18. Who will win the trophy this year?

 

Monday 1st November – Our monthly Meeting

This is our annual auction. Please root out anything you don’t need anymore, it may be useful to someone and it will raise valuable funds for the club.

 

Classic Motor Show NEC Birmingham 12th-14th November 2021

This is usually a fabulous and interesting show but this year because of COVID you have to select the entrance timeslot, for when you will come into the show, as part of the ticket purchase process. However, they may be able to lift these restrictions at a later stage depending on the government guidance regarding management of attendees at large gathering.

Your entrance timeslot is when you need to present yourself at the appropriate entrance hall. You are welcome to stay for the remainder of the day at the show. If you wish to book tickets please use the link below.

classicmotorshow.seetickets.com

 

Monday 6th December – Our monthly Meeting

Christmas Party – Lets make this a night to remember. Fun and frolics, carol singing maybe, just a really good night to end the year.

 

 

DATES for your Diary

September 6th:                Area 18 – September Monthly meeting, Canberra Club 

September 12th:              Jaguars at Statfold Barn – Tamworth, Staffordshire

October 4th:                     Area 18 – October Monthly meeting, Canberra Club 

October 21st:                  JDC Event – Jaguar Spares Day. Stoneleigh Park. Warwickshire

November 1st:                  Area 18 – November Monthly meeting, Canberra Club 

November 12th/14th:        JDC Event - Classic Motor Show – NEC Birmingham

December 6th:                 Area 18 – December Monthly meeting, Canberra Club

 

 

Committee members:

John Birchall – Chairman: johnb52@btinternet.com

John Butterworth – Vice Chairman/Social Events Organiser: jaguarjohn@me.com

Maurice Hugo – Secretary/Social Events Organiser:  mhugo.jeep@btopenworld.com

Elaine Birchall –Treasurer:  djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

Margaret Knowles – Membership Secretary: kjonmar@gmail.com

Stephen Liver – Social Events Organiser: stephen@liver.me.uk

Joan Clayton – Newsletter:  joanclayton26@gmail.com

Luke Clayton – Facebook Co-ordinator: lukedgc@gmail.com

President. Brian Ekin: ekin@btconnect.com

 

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

 

And finally, I would like to thank John Birchall for the Leighton Hall and Tatton Park articles, and Peter Marsland, Thelma Dunne and Margaret Knowles for the photographs used in this issue of our newsletter.

 

Remember! A mask is better than a ventilator, Home is better than ICU,

Prevention is better than cure, It’s not CURFEW, it’s CARE FOR YOU!!!

 

Stay safe it’s not gone away.

Joan Clayton

Newsletter Editor

 

 

 

29 Green Drive

Penwortham

Preston

PR1 0RD

23rd July 2021

Dear Members,

 

The brilliant poppy adds her voice to sell the song

“That August’s here again” – Helen Winslow.

 

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on MONDAY 2nd August 2021 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn, BB2 7LF. It’s our annual barbeque and please don’t forget your plates and cutlery. There is more information below.

 

As I start this letter on ‘Freedom Day’, as it’s been dubbed, I wonder what is ahead of us as the world opens up even more. I will still be wearing my mask when I go shopping etc., I will just feel safer. Tesco are asking customers to continue wearing masks and I imagine other stores will be requesting us to do the same. Close contact services like hairdressers are still asking you to wear a mask and our church is going to remain the same for the next few weeks just to see how things develop. Watching the news about the nightclubs is a little concerning as they are all close together, but time will show the results. Outside of course is a different matter and fresh air always helps to keep those germs away.

If you haven’t got a Smart Phone with the GP App or the NHS App to get your COVID passport and you need your Vaccination Certificate, you can either contact your doctors receptionist who will print it out for you or go online www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-pass/get-your-covid-pass-letter this will give you the details to obtain one.

 

As many of you know David is in hospital and hopefully by the time you’re reading this, his operation will be over and he will be on the road to recovery. Thank you for all your cards, messages of support, gifts and phone calls, they are much appreciated.

 

Leighton Hall

It was so good to catch up with friends at Leighton Hall. It started out as quite a nice day, followed by a shower then it just mizzled on and off for the rest of the day. Considering that the world is still in turmoil we had a great turn out of cars all shining brightly. Looking out across the grounds all the car clubs seemed to have a good display although not as many as usual. There was a lot of chattering and laughter with everyone respecting social distancing and hand sanitising. Thank you to Peter Marsland and John Birchall for the photographs. I’m looking forward to the next show in August.

 

JDC National Day – Saturday and Sunday July 24th and 25th.

The JDC National Day this year will take place at Walton Hall in Warwickshire, on July 24th/25th. Full details can be found in the JDC magazine. I understand that quite a few members of Area 18 have already made their reservations.  If you have never been to a national event and would like to don’t be shy, as these events are regularly attended by members of Area 18.

 

Royal Lancashire Show 2021 – Friday July 30th to Sunday August 1st.

This show is being held Friday 30th July, Saturday July 31st and Sunday 1st August at Salesbury Hall, Salesbury Hall Road, Ribchester, Preston, PR3 3XR.

This is always a good day out with local producers all exhibiting their animals and wares. All we need is good weather .Download and complete the application forms to display your vehicle, www.royallancashireshow.co.uk/vintage-vehicles 

To apply for tickets phone 01254 814712 or email: inforoyallancashireshow@rlas.net

Show Gates Open 9.30am - 5.30pm

 

Monday August 2nd – Our monthly meeting – BARBEQUE NIGHT

At this our first meeting on the 2nd August, we will be having our annual barbecue.

This is one of our most favourite meetings of the year, and we are so looking forward it. Good food a natter and a noggin (if you are not driving) what could be better start to our monthly meetings since before lockdown.

 

Can you please let Elaine have your order by this Saturday 24th, July.

 

Please email Elaine on djohnbirchall@btinternet.com or call 01942 225146.

It would be great if the ladies could provide supplements to the BBQ as you have done in the past, but PLEASE let Elaine know what you are able to supply to avoid duplicates, and make sure we have a good selection of accompaniments for our delicious barbeque.

 

We will also be having one of our annual competitions possibly “The Car You want to go Home In” as we have lots of Trophy’s to award so it really should be a great fun night and the opportunity to meet up with your fellow Area 18 members once again.

 

Area 18 Day at Leighton Hall – Sunday August 8th.

It is now nearing our Area 18 day which is being held at Leighton Hall, near Carnforth, on Sunday August 8th, 2021 one of the superb venues organised by Mark Woodward, where we will be awarding concours trophy’s. We have new trophy’s this year for the each category which are: Classic Saloon, Modern Saloon, Classic Sports Car, Modern Sports Car and Car of the Day.

Tickets are £5.00 each and must be paid for when you order. For further details and Tickets contact Stephen Liver on 01524 414428 or by Email: stephen@liver.me.uk

 

Tatton Park

The Classic Car Show at Tatton this year takes place on the weekend of 21st and 22nd August.

In the past years many have complained about the size of the stand we were offered so Elaine has done a magnificent job in arranging with the organisers for a much larger area, however the uptake of Area 18 members applying for passes this year has been disappointing and as such if we don’t fill the stand the organisers will only offer us a greatly reduced area in future which would be a pity.

Tatton is my favourite event of the year with a vast array of all kinds of cars, a massive market, fun fare for kids etc. and best of all entry to the show is free Why would you not take advantage of this fantastic offer.

You can display your car on Saturday, Sunday or both days so come along and join us. Bring your Picnic.

Applications for tickets to display your car is now closed.For further information please contact Elaine on 01942 225146 or email djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

 

Rotary Cheadle Royal ‘Icons of the Road’

Classic & Vintage Car Occasion 10am-4pm Sunday 8th August 2021 at Manchester Airport Runway Visitor Park Sunbank Lane, Altrincham. WA15 8XQ www.runwayvisitorpark.co.uk

 

 

 DATES for your Diary

July 24th/25th                 JDC Event – JDC National Day, Walton Hall, Warwickshire

August 2nd:                     Area 18 August Monthly meeting, Canberra Club 

August 8th:                                    Area 18 - Social Event - Area 18 Day -Leighton Hall                

Aug 21st/22nd:                Area 15/18 - Tatton Park Classic Car Show

September 6th:                Area 18 – September Monthly meeting, Canberra Club 

September 12th:              Jaguars at Statfold Barn – Tamworth, Staffordshire

October 4th:                    Area 18 – October Monthly meeting, Canberra Club 

October 21st:                  JDC Event – Jaguar Spares Day. Stoneleigh Park. Warwickshire

November 1st:                  Area 18 – November Monthly meeting, Canberra Club 

November 12th/14th:        JDC Event - Classic Car Show – NEC Birmingham

December 6th:                 Area 18 – December Monthly meeting, Canberra Club

 

Remember! A mask is better than a ventilator, Home is better than ICU,

Prevention is better than cure, It’s not CURFEW, it’s CARE FOR YOU!!!

 

Stay safe it’s not gone away.

Joan Clayton

Newsletter Editor

joanclayton26@gmail.com

 

Website: 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, Margaret Knowles – Membership Secretary,

Stephen Liver – Social Events Organiser,

Joan Clayton – Newsletter, Luke Clayton – Facebook Co-ordinator

President- Brian Ekin:

 

 

 

 

29 Green Drive

Penwortham

Preston

PR1 0RD

28th May 2021

Dear Members,

“What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfilment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.” – Gertrude Jekyll, On Gardening

 

Late spring early summer, where? Where exactly is it? The weather is miserable, raining on and off every day. The restrictions have lifted a little more and we can now meet up indoors with friends and have hugs but we still have to be very careful as the last thing anyone wants is another lockdown. Luke and I have had both vaccines and David is having his in a couple of weeks so we will all feel much safer then.

 

Our next Area 18 Monthly meeting

The good news on the horizon is that we will all be able to meet up again after June 21st, and we, the committee are so looking forward to seeing you all again (hopefully with some hugs if we are allowed by then) and meeting new members of the Jaguar Drivers Club who have become members during lockdown.

If you are a new member and have not been to any of our meetings before, please do come along. I can assure you that you will receive a very warm welcome.

 

The first meeting since lockdown is at 7.30 p.m. on MONDAY, JUly 5th at the Canberra club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough, Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn, BB2 7LF, New members should bring along their membership card and make their-selves known to any member and they will let one of the committee know you have arrived.

 

Klassic Clean visit

Some 16 Area 18 members took advantage of the invitation to The Detailing Studio of Klassic Clean in Pressall. We were greeted by owner Gary together with his wife Bonnie who served coffees and teas till we had all assembled. Gary gave a superb presentation on how we should clean and polish our cars explaining the benefits of the latest ceramic coatings.

Klassic Clean offer a vast array of unique treatments to detail your car to Concours condition. Gary has the patience to offer advice on any aspect of detailing your car and you can call in anytime to their studio at:

Klassic Clean, The Detailing Studio, Unit 4, The Old Coal Yard, Hall Gate Lane, Pressall.

FY6 0PJ

Ripley Castle 31st May 2021

35th Yorkshire Classic Vehicle Show at Ripley Castle, Harrogate, HG3 3EA.

Prices:  Adults £7.50. Accompanied children (age 15 and under) are free of charge. Ticket includes: admission into the gardens and parkland. Castle tours are currently closed, but please visit www.ripleycastle.co.uk for further up to date information.

Tickets: Visitors to the show can prebook tickets online with a card, or pay on the day with cash. You can pre-book your tickets through this website - see click box above - and either print off your tickets and bring them with you, or we can scan your email ticket from your phone. You’ll be able to pre-book your tickets up until the event day itself. You can also pay on the gate. Please note, this is cash only and it would be helpful if you could bring the bring correct change. Thank you.

Additional information:  Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome in the showground area, but not in the castle gardens or outer deer park.

Exhibitors: We’ve seen a record number of bookings and as from today (14th May) are now fully booked.  We are sorry but we cannot accept any more exhibitors for this event. Please note: People with cancelled 2020 season tickets and Ripley 2020 passes can still attend on the day.  There are still exhibitor places available at our other shows and we are now advising to prebook early to avoid disappointment.

 

The Ripon Classic Car and Bike Show at Ripon Racecourse takes on Sunday 13th June.

Ripon Race Company Ltd, The Racecourse, Boroughbridge Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire

HG4 1UG. Trade stands: Autojumble/trade plots £25 each call for more details. Contact Mark Woodward on 016974 51882

Prebook with confidence:  In the unfortunate event, that this show cannot run due to changes in government restrictions regarding Covid, then your ticket will be refunded on request, or you can keep hold of it, as it will be valid at ANY of our future events. Please check final event details before planning your day or travelling to this event.

 

Classic Cars on Lytham Green in aid of Rosemere Cancer Foundation

Will be held on Sunday 27th June, West Beach, Lytham Tickets £15 (cash only) on the gate.

Information at classiccarsonlytham@gmail.com  or call 0781 455 0163

 

Area 18 - Area Day at Leighton Hall

Our Area 18 day is being held at Leighton Hall, near Carnforth, on Sunday July 4th, 2021 one of the superb venues organised by Mark Woodward. Tickets are £5.00 each and must be paid for when you order. For further details and Tickets contact Stephen Liver on 01524 414428 or by Email: stephen@liver.me.uk

 

JDC National Day

The JDC National Day this year will take place at Walton Hall in Warwickshire, on July 24th/25th. Full details can be found in the JDC magazine. I understand that quite a few members of Area 18 have already made their reservations.  If you have never been to a national event and would like to don’t be shy, as these events are regularly attended by members of Area 18.

 

Tatton Park

As you are probably aware the first Tatton Park Classic Car Show on 5-6 June has been cancelled as it just misses the magical 21st June date when everything opens again.

However, the second show will be held on the 21st and 22nd August. Moreton’s are going to combine the two shows so it should be a fantastic event.

If you would like to attend the show you must register your intent with Elaine as soon as possible.

You can email her on djohnbirchall@btinternet.com or call her on 01942 225146.We need your name, phone number and car details including model, year, and registration number.

 

 

E-Type 60th Anniversary Celebrations - July 13th and 14th.

The Fast Lane Club will be celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the E-Type with a Yorkshire Dales Driving tour, followed by a Celebration day at Bowcliffe Hall.

William Heynes (the Grandson of Bill Heynes – Technical Director & Chief Engineer for Jaguar back in the 50’s & 60’s) is restoring 9 early Series 1 Flat Floor E-Types for our Chairman, Stephen Owens and we thought what a great opportunity to host a celebration event to showcase the first 2 fully restored cars. We are working closely with Jonathan Turner who runs the Bowcliffe Hall Drivers Club plus Tony O’Keefe & Roger Kemp from the Jaguar Driver’s Club.

 

 Day 1 (VIP DAY) Tuesday 13th July.

Yorkshire Dales Driving Tour  for 60 classic Jaguars (D-Types, E-Types, XK’s etc) – starting and finishing at Bowcliffe Hall (near Harrogate) with lunch at Grantley Hall (www.bowcliffehall.co.uk) (www.grantleyhall.co.uk)

Evening Celebration Dinner at Oulton Hall with overnight accommodation

Special Guests Include

Ian Callum - Jaguar’s Director or Design for 20 years

Ben Cussons – Chairman or the Royal Automobile Club

Tony Jardine – Former F1 Driver and Sky Pundit

Tony O’Keefe – Vice President of the Jaguar Drivers Club

Amy Shore – leading Automotive Photographer

Tomas de Vargas Machuca – President of the Historic Endurance Rally Organisation (HERO)

 

 

Day 2 (E-Type Celebration Day) Wednesday 14th July

60 Classic Jaguars on display on the lawns at Bowcliffe Hall for a Concours Event with circa 3-400 further guests arriving for the day

Special day with guest speakers throughout the day, Pol Roger Champagne, Various Exhibitors and Demonstrations

Highlight of the day will be the unveiling of the first 2 William Heynes (Grandson of Bill Heynes) restoration E-Types

Special guest cars on display include numerous very early E-Types, the XK120 that won the 1954 Alpine Rally and the Mike Hawthorn Le Mans winning ’55 D-Type 774RW

 

Full details and to book places can be found at www.thefastlaneclub.com/etype-celebration

 

 

 

Royal Lancashire Show 2021

This is being held Friday 30th July to Sunday 1st August at Salmsbury Hall, Ribchester, Preston, PR3 3XU. If its anything like previous shows it promises to be a fabulous weekend. I’m not sure about tickets yet but I’ll try to find out more for next month.

 

 

Dates for your diary

 

July 4th:                          Area 18 - Social Event - Area 18 Day Leighton Hall

July 5th:                          Area 18 Our first post Covid monthly Area 18 meeting

July 13th/14th:                  The Fast Lane Club - E-Type 60th Anniversary Celebrations

July 24th/25th                 JDC Event – JDC National Day, Walton Hall, Warwickshire

August 2nd:                     Area 18 Monthly meeting, Canberra Club 

Aug 21st/22nd:                Area 15/18 - Tatton Park Classic Car Show

September 6th:                Area 18 – Monthly meeting, Canberra Club 

September 12th:              Jaguars at Statfold Barn – Tamworth, Staffordshire

October 4th:                    Area 18 – Monthly meeting, Canberra Club 

October 21st:                  JDC Event – Jaguar Spares Day. Stoneleigh Park. Warwickshire

November 1st:                  Area 18 – Monthly meeting, Canberra Club 

November 12th/14th:        JDC Event - Classic Car Show – NEC Birmingham

December 6th:                 Area 18 – Monthly meeting, Canberra Club 

 

 

 

Have a great Bank Holiday Weekend and let’s hope the weather is good. Stay safe and don’t take any risks, it isn’t over yet.

 

Joan Clayton

Newsletter Editor

joanclayton26@gmail.com

 

Website: 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, Margaret Knowles – Membership Secretary,

Stephen Liver – Social Events Organiser,

Joan Clayton – Newsletter, Luke Clayton – Facebook Co-ordinator

 

 

 

 

 

 

29 Green Drive

Penwortham

Preston

PR1 0RD

23rd April 2021

Dear Members,

“The young May moon is beaming, love.

The glow-worm’s lamp is gleaming, love.

How sweet to rove,

Through Morna’s grove,

When the drowsy world is dreaming, love!

Then awake! – the heavens look bright, my dear,

‘Tis never too late for delight, my dear,

And the best of all ways

To lengthen our days

Is to steal a few hours from the night, my dear!”

Thomas Moore, The Young May Moon

 

It has been a sad time for Her Majesty the Queen, the Royal Family and indeed the Country. It was certainly a shock when His Royal Highness Prince Philip’s death was announced as many of us thought he was slowly recovering. The funeral was quite different, but they stuck to the 30 mourners limit; the Queen sitting alone stoic with her head bowed, moved me to tears. I hope that Princes William and Harry begin the process of repairing their relationship. The Military did a magnificent job, who could help but be proud of them all.

 

Our country is slowly reopening but we still need to be incredibly careful. Our local bars have been extremely busy with people queuing outside and security keep walking up and down ensuring everyone is well spaced out. I’m not sure I’m ready yet to venture into the beer gardens, I think I’ll give it a bit longer till folk have calmed down and just sit in the garden.

 

Have you all been polishing your cars? It feels good to be getting them out of the garage and back on the roads. Let’s hope the weather stays like this and we can make the most of our free time.

 

 

 

 

A message from our Chairman,

 

Hello Area 18 members.

 

I trust you are all keeping well and you have avoided the virus.

 

As we are now gradually coming out of lockdown and the sun is shining we can now look forward at long last to activities once again with Area 18.

 

Stephen Liver has ordered tickets for Mark Woodward event’s as detailed in the last newsletter but these are limited. There are new rules with outdoor events and cars must be spaced out social distancing to prevent people getting too close.  This means that numbers could be limited at shows due to the increased area required to comply with Government guidelines.

 

I would think that most Area 18 members will have now had at least one jab which as the daily reducing numbers suggest we are winning the battle with Covid and hopefully we can now get out and about in safety.

 

I am sure that if you are like us you cannot wait to meet up with your friends at Area 18 once again.

 

If all goes well we hope to resume our activities on 4th July 2021 with our Area Day at Leighton Hall.

We intend to make this event very special to celebrate our return to some sort of normality. Don’t forget at Area Day we hold an informal Concours and this year we have new Trophy’s on offer.

Stephen has the tickets so please if you have not already done so please contact him to reserve the events you would like to go to. You can use any ticket for any Mark Woodward Show so don’t worry if you cannot attend, just retain your ticket and use it for a later show.

You can call Stephen on 01524 414428 or email him on stephen@liver.me.uk

 

As you are probably aware the first Tatton Park Classic Car Show on 6-7 June has been cancelled as it just misses the magical 21st June date when everything opens again. However, the second show scheduled for 21 to 22 August is still on. Moreton’s are going to combine the two shows so it should be a fantastic event.

 

If you would like to attend the show you must register your intent with Elaine asap. You can email her on djohnbirchall@btinternet.com or call her on 01942 225146. We need your name, phone number and car details including model, year, and registration number.

 

Entry to Tatton is free but as I have stated numbers could be limited. Please state if you would like a pass for either Saturday 21st, Sunday 22nd or both days. Remember you cannot turn up on the day as all places must be pre booked. We are hoping to have the stand that we had last time which offered plenty of room.

 

We really look forward to seeing you all again at Area 18.

 

Best wishes

John Birchall  

 

 

Leighton Hall

Stephen Liver writes:

 

I have spoken to Mark Woodward regarding this year's car events. 

Not everything is going to be as it was before because of the rules of 30 people that apply to events before the 21st of June.

This year's events will be subject to different Covid 19 restrictions and guidelines.

The rules are that only 15 cars are allowed on the club stand, but you can park on the show ground, either separately or if you are going as a group you can park together. This only applies to the events before the 21st June, the guidelines may change and adapt and we will keep you informed.

  

Unfortunately, Lytham Hall & Hoghton Towers have been cancelled because the area is too small for a large gathering.

  

However, Mark Woodward has added another event at Leighton Hall and Hutton-in-the-Forest to replace the cancelled events at Lytham and Hoghton Towers. 

 

 

Monday 31st May - (SPRING BANK HOLDAY)

Ripley Castle Harrogate HG3 3AE

 

Sunday 20th June (FATHERS’ DAY SPECIAL)

Hutton - in - the - Forest near Penrith CA1 19TH

 

Sunday 4th July (AREA 18 DAY)

Leighton Hall Carnforth LA5 9ST

 

Sunday 8th August (NEW)

Leighton Hall Carnforth LA5 9ST

 

Sunday 12th September (NEW)

Hutton - in - the - Forest Penrith CA11 9TH

 

 

To apply for tickets for the above events please send a ‘stamped self-addressed envelope’ (details below) with the details of the shows you wish to attend to:-

Stephen Liver, 2 Filton Grove, Morecambe. LA3 3AW.  Tel: 01524 414428

 

All tickets to the events are £5.00 each. 

Please only pay by cheque making the cheque payable to: - JDC Area 18, thank you.

 

At this time we DO NOT want payments being made directly into Area 18’s bank account.

 

There are still a few tickets left for the above events. Please apply for your tickets before the 14th May, as they may not be available after this date, we are predicting demand will be high. 

 

Some will be Last Years’ Tickets which will be collected on the gate for each show. Also the tickets you receive may have a different show name written on them, this is because these were purchased but not used.

 

The organisers are aware and have accepted these because of the circumstances. 

 

Any other information required please ring me on telephone number above.

 

I look forward to seeing you all again in the near future, kind regards Stephen.

 

 

Dates for your diary

Whilst we can’t confirm any dates at the moment we will keep you updated as soon as we get further information, but here are a few that we are hoping will be able to take place.

 

 

July 4th:                         Area 18 - Social Event - Area 18 Day Leighton Hall

Aug 21st/22nd:               Area 15/18 - Tatton Park Classic Car Show

November 12th/14th:      JDC Event - Classic Car Show – NEC Birmingham

 

Diary Dates

Under the diary dates last month, I omitted to remove the Lytham Hall and Hoghton Towers dates, sorry for any confusion.

 

Joan Clayton

Newsletter Editor

 

 

Found this photograph in my memory box with the late Norman Dewis seated on the left

 

 

Website: 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, Margaret Knowles – Membership Secretary,

Stephen Liver – Social Events Organiser,

Joan Clayton – Newsletter, Luke Clayton – Facebook Co-ordinator

 

 

 

 

 

29 Green Drive

Penwortham

Preston

PR1 0RD

26th March 2021

 

Dear Members,

 

          “The April rain, the April rain,

Comes slanting down in fitful showers,

Then from the furrow shoots the grain,

And banks are fledged with nestling flowers;                                                 

And in grey shawl and woodland bowers

The cuckoo through the April rain

calls once again.”

 – Mathilde Blind, April Rain

 

Another month without meeting up and more of us will now have been vaccinated. Everyone seems to be reacting differently to it, some feeling quite poorly but rather that than suffering the worse effects of COVID. Hopefully, life will become a little more ‘normal’ once everyone has had both doses. I wish people would stop going on these protests with absolutely zero social distancing, are they so stupid as to think they won’t be in danger of catching or transferring this awful virus, the numbers will just start to increase again.

The weather looks as though it’s starting to improve and we can get those big cats out for polishing. Although we can’t drive far at the moment, we can prepare in hope. The June Tatton Park meeting has been cancelled and will be combined with the August one. I’m looking forward to going to Leighton Hall on ‘Independence Day’ 4th July, with 2 metres between us of course but at least we will be together. Listening to the news, it doesn’t look like the powers that be are encouraging us to go on foreign holidays either. It’s looking like another 12 months of life slowly opening up again.

 

Great News

John Birchall has been in touch with the Canberra Club and if all goes well we can have our first meeting on Monday 5th July 2021,

The day after the Leighton Hall Car Show on the Sunday, any changes we will keep you informed.

 

 

Stephen Liver writes:

 

I have spoken to Mark Woodward regarding this year's car events. 

Not everything is going to be as it was before because of the rules of 30 people that apply to events before the 21st of June.

 

This year's events will be subject to different Covid 19 restrictions and guidelines.

The rules are that only 15 cars are allowed on the club stand, but you can park on the show ground, either separately or if you are going as a group you can park together. This only applies to the events before the 21st June, the guidelines may change and adapt and we will keep you informed.

  

Unfortunately, Lytham Hall & Hoghton Towers have been cancelled because the area is too small for a large gathering.

  

However, Mark Woodward has added another event at Leighton Hall and Hutton-in-the-Forest to replace the cancelled events at Lytham and Hoghton Towers. 

 

 

 Monday 31st May - (SPRING BANK HOLDAY

 Ripley Castle Harrogate HG3 3AE

 

 Sunday 20th June (FATHERS’ DAY SPECIAL

 Hutton - in - the - Forest near Penrith CA1 19TH

 

Sunday 4th July (AREA 18 DAY)

Leighton Hall Carnforth LA5 9ST

   

Sunday 8th August (NEW)

Leighton Hall Carnforth LA5 9ST

 

Sunday 12th September (NEW)

Hutton - in - the - Forest Penrith CA11 9TH  

 

 

To apply for tickets for the above events please send a ‘stamped self-addressed envelope’ (details below) with the details of the shows you wish to attend to:-

Stephen Liver, 2 Filton Grove, Morecambe. LA3 3AW.  Tel: 01524 414428

 

All tickets to the events are £5.00 each. 

Please only pay by cheque making the cheque payable to: - JDC Area 18, thank you.

 

At this time we DO NOT want payments being made directly into Area 18’s bank account.

 

Please apply for tickets before the 14th May, as they may not be available after this date, we are predicting demand will be high. 

 

Some will be Last Years’ Tickets which will be collected on the gate for each show. Also the tickets you receive may have a different show name written on them, this is because these were purchased but not used.

 

The organisers are aware and have accepted these because of the circumstances. 

Any other information required please ring me on telephone number above.

I look forward to seeing you all again in the near future, kind regards Stephen.

 

 

 

For Sale

Jaguar XJ 2.7 D Sovereign 2007.

 

 

 

Excellent condition, dark blue metallic. Number plate not with car. 109,600 miles. Full service history. ORO £5,500 Please contact David Clayton on:- 07717 840832 for more details.

 

Dates for your diary

Whilst we can’t confirm any dates at the moment we will keep you updated as soon as we get further information, but here are a few that we are hoping will be able to take place.

 

 

July 4th:                         Area 18 - Social Event - Area 18 Day Leighton Hall

Aug 21st/22nd:               Area 15/18 - Tatton Park Classic Car Show

November 12th/14th:      JDC Event - Classic Car Show – NEC Birmingham

 

Please remember to put your clocks forward by 1 hour on Saturday night, the start of British Summertime.

 

Your committee would like to wish you all a happy, healthy Easter, a time of new beginnings and a promise of good things to come.

 

Take care and stay safe, it hasn’t gone away.

Joan Clayton

 

Website: 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, Margaret Knowles – Membership Secretary,

Stephen Liver – Social Events Organiser,

Joan Clayton – Newsletter, Luke Clayton – Facebook Co-ordinator

 

 

 

 

29 Green Drive

Penwortham

Preston

PR1 0RD

joanclayton26@gmail.com

19th February 2021

 

Dear Members,

 

Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn. - Lewis Grizzard

 

Spring is starting to peep through, the Snowdrops are out and I’ve some Crocus poking through, it certainly makes us feel better when we can see the pretty flowers beginning to bloom. Nearly 12 months of not meeting up at Samlesbury and it looks like it’s going to be a while before we can meet up again.  As they’ve advised not making any plans for summer holidays yet, it doesn’t look like we have much to look forward to at the moment and I wonder what’s going to happen on February 22nd, ‘Thinking Day’ for those of you who’ve been in the Scouting and Guiding movement, when Boris reveals his new roadmap.  There’s been a few big birthdays for our members during lockdown and has been quite different to how we would normally celebrate.

 

How many of you have had your vaccine? Some of you may have had both parts already but I’m still waiting, cue for a song that, I have the single in the loft. Anyway I digress, the over 65s started being vaccinated this week so mine is getting nearer. I hope March brings good news for all of us.

 

Has anyone in the club used or know of a local trimmer?

Anthony Taylor, manufacturer of the Aristocat replica, is looking for a trimmer who can make hoods.  Their wonderful trimmer of many decades has finally retired, and the company is looking for somebody who can do the job.  Autotune Ltd. have the patterns.  

Contact Anthony by email mail@autotuneuk.com  or call 01254 886819.   

Thank you!

 

Covid-19 Vaccine

We would be very grateful, if you would let us know when you have had the vaccine. This will help us immensely in monitoring numbers who would attend our monthly meetings and events and give us a true indication of the state of play.

Please email kjonmar@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dates for your diary

Whilst we can’t confirm any dates at the moment we will keep you updated as soon as we get further information, but here are a few that we are hoping will be able to take place.

 

To be confirmed:             Area 18 Social Event - Spring Weekend

May 14th/16th:                  JDC event – Jaguar Anniversary Festival at Blenheim Palace

June 5th/6th:                 Area 15/18 - Tatton Park Classic Car Show

July 4th:                         Area 18 - Social Event - Area 18 Day Leighton Hall

Aug 8th:                         Area 18 -Social Event - Lytham Hall

Aug 21st/22nd:               Area 15/18 - Tatton Park Classic Car Show

Sept 5th:                        Area 18 - Social Event - Classics at Hoghton Tower

November 12th/14th:      JDC Event - Classic Car Show – NEC Birmingham

 

Take care and stay safe, it hasn’t gone away.

Joan Clayton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Website: 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, Margaret Knowles – Membership Secretary,

Stephen Liver – Social Events Organiser,

Joan Clayton – Newsletter, Luke Clayton – Facebook Co-ordinator

 

 

 

 

29 Green Drive

Penwortham

Preston

PR1 0RD

22nd January 2021

Dear Members

“Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;

And reigns the winter’s pregnant silence still;

No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,

And willow stems grow daily red and bright.

These are the days when ancients held a rite

Of explanation for the old year’s ill,

And prayer to purify the new year’s will.”

 

-Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet’s: Taken from ‘February’

 

Although Tier 4 descended and changed everything I hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year and managed to keep away from the COVID. Ours was very quiet and relaxed but at New Year we went outside to bring the New Year in, as did our neighbours. We were all socially distanced chatting until at 1.15 we decided to go back indoors. Luke and the teenagers in the road were all having a snowball fight which kept them warm while my feet were getting very cold even with wellies and thick socks. Fireworks were going off for nearly an hour and so loud it sounded like a war zone although they were stunning to watch. Then of course it was back to work on the Monday and by 9am it felt like I hadn’t had 2 weeks off, I just can’t believe how quickly this month is going. Thankfully the vaccine is being rolled out and by the end of March all over 50s should’ve had theirs; I do hope so I will feel a little safer then. My thanks to Barry Lewis who responded to my plea for some of your Jaguar memories, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. Can you all delve into your Jaguar memories, unearth a photo or two and write a few lines.

 

 

 

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day falls on 2nd February and coincides with Candlemas. It originated in the 1700s when German settlers in Pennsylvania brought their unusual customs. The Groundhog pops his head up after his long sleep and if he can see his shadow there will 6 more weeks of winter and he returns to his den. If he can’t see his shadow, he stays outside to play and spring is just around the corner. Let’s hope he can see his shadow and those pretty snowdrops and crocus will start to push through.

The Island of Harris and Lewis

 

This was something that we felt compelled to do, Barry Lewis and Alan Harris, we just had to visit our namesake the island of Lewis and Harris situated in the Outer Hebrides and what better way to see it we thought than in our XK’s,  and so we set forth in May 2017.

 

We were joined by three other XK’ers making up our squadron, with Mike Griffiths, Ken Johnson and Roy Burnett plus of course all our wonderful ladies the tour was brilliantly organized by Roy and Agnes Burnett, they dubbed the tour ‘Hopscotch’ due to the island hopping we were going to do involving

five different ferry trips.

 

Gathering together round Carlisle we worked our way up the west coast towards Oban calling in at the

‘Rest and be Thankful Hillclimb’ on the way.

Sadly the climb gate was locked preventing us having a blast up the hill!

       

We sailed from Oban to the most southern of the islands ’Barra’ then hopped through Eriskay, South Uist,  Benbecula,  North Uist  and then onto our island. The southern half is ‘Harris’ with a land border to the northern half ‘Lewis’, naturally we stopped at the border for a photo session. Leaving our island we ferried down to the Inner Hebrides that is ‘Skye’ from where we headed home. 

 

Remarkably we enjoyed superbly good weather on almost the whole tour and the routes laid out by Roy and Agnes took in all the points of interest and beautiful landscapes that proliferated,

 this trip was XK motoring at its best.

 

All 5 XK’s performed faultlessly, not a single problem, not a beat missed, superb!

 

 

 

     

Covid-19 Vaccine

We would be very grateful, if you would not mind letting us know when you have had the vaccine. This will help us immensely in monitoring numbers who would attend our monthly meetings and events and give us a true indication of the state of play.

Please email kjonmar@gmail.com

 

 

Dates for your diary

Whilst we can’t confirm any dates at the moment we will keep you updated as soon as we get further information, but here are a few that we are hoping will be able to take place.

 

To be confirmed:             Area 18 Social Event - Spring Weekend

May 14th/16th:                  JDC event – Jaguar Anniversary Festival at Blenheim Palace

June 5th/6th:                 Area 15/18 - Tatton Park Classic Car Show

July 4th:                         Area 18 - Social Event - Area 18 Day Leighton Hall

Aug 8th:                         Area 18 -Social Event - Lytham Hall

Aug 21st/22nd:               Area 15/18 - Tatton Park Classic Car Show

Sept 5th:                        Area 18 - Social Event - Classics at Hoghton Tower

November 12th/14th:      JDC Event - Classic Car Show – NEC Birmingham

 

You will find further information about these Area 18 events in Area 18’s Diary dates which you should have received at the end of December. If you did not receive it or would like another copy just email Margaret kjonmar@gmail.com

 

Keep wearing the masks, washing your hands and stay safe; it hasn’t gone away.

 

Joan Clayton

Newsletter Editor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Website: 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, Margaret Knowles – Membership Secretary,

Stephen Liver – Social Events Organiser,

Joan Clayton – Newsletter, Luke Clayton – Facebook Co-ordinator

 

 

 

 

 

29 Green Drive

Penwortham

Preston

PR1 0RD

22nd

22nd December 2020

Dear Members,

“Bare branches of each tree on this chilly January morn,

Look so cold, so forlorn.

Gray skies dip ever so low left from yesterday’s dusting of snow.

Yet in the heart of each tree, waiting for each who wait to see,

New life, as warm sun and breeze will blow, like magic, unlock springs sap to flow, buds, new leaves, then blooms will grow.”

- Nelda Hartmann, January morn

 

Well, 2020 came and thankfully is on its way out. We really don’t want another year like it but with London and the South East in Tier 4, the beginning of 2021 isn’t looking promising. Hopefully the new vaccine will begin to prove it’s worth, I can’t wait for my invite, and we will be able to celebrate with our Spring Weekend and enjoy the rest of our events throughout the year.

 

Thank you to those who have contributed during the year by sending photos of the odd events that took place, I do appreciate it.

 

My thanks also to Margaret Knowles who sends the newsletter out to you all; saving me so much time, I couldn’t do this without you.

 

 

 

JDC 60th Anniversary Festival Blenheim Palace

The Jaguar Drivers’ Club will be joining with the JEC over the weekend 14th-16th May 2021 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the E-Type. They anticipate it being the largest gathering of E-Types ever held and with expressions of interest already coming in from around the world make sure you put the date in your diary. The event is also for the MK 10 60th & X-Type 20th.  For a downloadable form and further details please go to   www.jaguardriver.co.uk/events/2021/e-type-60

John Birchall our Chairman writes

Dear Area 18 members

 

As Christmas 2020 approaches I look back and reflect on a year that I am sure none of us could predict. This time last year we had just had our Area 18 Christmas Party at Garstang Golf Club that marked another fantastic year of events that was kick started with a superb Spring Weekend in Scotland.

 

Unfortunately, this year’s Spring Weekend had to be cancelled due to the pandemic and one by one every event had to be called off resulting in a year of lockdowns, social distancing etc. Who would have believed this time last year what was to unfold in 2020?

 

However, there is a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. The COVID-19 vaccine is now being rolled out and I hope that it will not be too long before we have all been given the injection that will allow us to resume some kind of normality once again.

 

I was really hoping that our club meetings at The Canberra Club would resume in February which would be the Area 18 AGM however this will not be realistic so we can only hope for April or May at best but looking on the bright side it will then be Springtime and we will have all the Summer to look forward to.

 

I am sure that like us you cannot wait to be released from what is almost house arrest and one lesson we have learned all this is to enjoy as many events as we can because we do not know what’s around the corner.

 

Have you made any plans yet for the Summer? Quite a few of us have booked to go on what will probably be the best event of the year, the anniversary Festival at Blenheim Palace on May 14-16th, This should be a weekend to remember but you must book early as this will be extremely popular. By the time this event takes place surely we will all have had the injection, so it is perhaps a great opportunity to party once again.

 

Margaret has produced a list of Social Events for 2021 which you will be receiving shortly. We will keep you informed of updates as we have them.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Joan Clayton and Margaret Knowles for producing a superb newsletter effectively not having anything to report. I am sure you will agree with me they have done a fantastic job keeping our club on the map. Also, Peter Marsland has done an equally difficult job producing Area news for the magazine. He has not missed a month which is truly amazing. Many thanks to you all.

 

Looking forward to 2021 perhaps it might be a good idea if you would not mind letting us know when you have had the vaccine. This will help us immensely in monitoring numbers who would attend our monthly meetings and events and give us a true indication of the state of play.

 

Many thanks to you all for your continued support and we really look forward to welcoming you back to Area 18 very soon. In the meantime, have yourself a happy Christmas and above all keep safe and well.

 

All the very best

John Birchall.         

Chairman Area 18.                                          

 

 A Trip down Memory Lane

 

January seems an appropriate time to remember our Jaguar Drivers club members in Scotland, who used to hold their annual Scottish National Day at Sunderland Park, Selkirk by taking part in the Selkirk Vintage Car Rally, one of the largest vintage and classic car rallies in Scotland. The Rally had all modes of transport from Veteran Cars to Post War Buses, Military, Steam and Commercial Vehicles, a large agricultural selection of Tractors, Stationary Engines, Agricultural Implements and a variety of Collections including Miniature and full size Traction Engines, car club displays, children's treasure hunt, auto-jumble, trade stalls, quad bikes. Members of Area 18 visited this show on many occasions and below are some photographs of the enjoyable times we had there with our Scottish friends.

 

                        

If any of you manage a drive out during the ‘Festive Season’, or you have completed or are in the process of any restoration projects, please, please email me a photo and a few lines. I will be grateful for any contributions. To those of you who have driven for a living, please email or drop me a line telling any funny stories. It doesn’t have to be an essay, just a few lines.

 

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.”
― Edith Lovejoy Pierce

 

 

Your committee would like to wish each and every one of you an incredibly happy, healthy, COVID free 2021, and if we have that we will indeed be wealthy.

Joan Clayton

Newsletter Editor

 

 

 

 

 

Website: 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, Margaret Knowles – Membership Secretary,

Stephen Liver – Social Events Organiser,

Joan Clayton – Newsletter, Luke Clayton – Facebook Co-ordinator

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

29 Green Drive

Penwortham

Preston

PR1 0RD

27th November 2020

 

Dear Members

“I heard a bird sing, in the dark of December.
 

A magical thing, and sweet to remember.

'We are nearer to Spring, than we were in September,
 

I heard a bird sing in the dark of December."

-   Oliver Herford, I Heard a Bird Sing

 

Well here we once again in lockdown and is it any wonder when you see the demonstrations in Manchester and illegal raves around the country. At this time of year, we are usually getting ready to get our glad rags on, hair and nails done in readiness for our Christmas Party and night away at a lovely hotel. This year we are living on memories of Barton Grange, Broughton Park, Garstang Golf Club, Foxfields to name but a few. We are looking forward to our Monday meeting when some of us dress up in Christmas outfits and jumpers. Oh haven’t we had some lovely December meetings with the talented Scout Band playing us Christmas Carols and songs eating mince pies and stollen. It all seems a far distant memory. The latest news on the lifting of restrictions looks a little brighter, hopefully no one will go daft and have too many people meeting up at once.

 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Well I did it, I walked a total of 515,845 steps and raised over £804 including two donations from Canada. That last week was very wet with Brock and I needing drying out most mornings; drowned rats had nothing on us. Thank you to everyone who donated

 

New E-Type Jaguar Parts Catalogue

 

Jaguar 'E' type series 1 and series 2. 5 times the size than the old catalogue, more than 1.000 pages, more than 10,000 parts new and

more drawings.

Contains simply everything

NEW: 300 pages trim

Order from SC Parts Group Ltd, 14 Cobham Way / Gatwick Road, CrawleyWest Sussex.RH10 9RXTel. 01293 - 847 200 (8 lines)  

 

 

To All our friends at The Jaguar Club.

It’s a while since we’ve seen you or been in touch but that doesn’t mean we are not thinking of you – “We ARE”

 

 Jaguar Club Friends – both old and new,

We are missing the meetings and outings with you.                    

So many changes we have to endure,

But Precious Memories we have are very secure

You’re in our Hearts, Minds and Thoughts – That’s for sure.

 

We thank Front Line Workers, NHS and the rest.

But also The Jaguar Newsletters – no less

For the update, the news and whatever’s going on

It’s great to receive the emails you’ve done.

 

We hope to see you sometime soon,

But have to keep going the best we can.

So to all Friends and Family, keep smiling and trying                                    

These times they will pass

Stay safe, be strong and keep wearing ‘The Mask’ .

 

Thank you to Gladys Boylan for this lovely poem she wrote to keep our spirits up: We do have some talented folk in our Club.

 

 

Motorsport Days

Carolyn Taylor from Autotune UK kindly sent us some photographs to remind us of past motorsport days

 

   

 

 

                     

 

A Trip down Memory Lane

 

Every year Area 18 members have enjoyed the area’s Christmas Parties and below are some photo’s which I hope will bring back some very happy memories.

 

The Photographs range from 2005 to 2014 and are mixed up – see if you can remember when and where?

 

                  

                        

JDC 60th Anniversary Festival Blenheim Palace

The Jaguar Drivers’ Club will be joining with the JEC over the weekend 14th-16th May 2021 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the E-Type. They anticipate it being the largest gathering of E-Types ever held and with expressions of interest already coming in from around the world make sure you put the date in your diary. The event is also for the MK 10 60th & X-Type 20th.  For a downloadable form and further details please go to   www.jaguardriver.co.uk/events/2021/e-type-60

 

 

E-Type 60th Anniversary Trip with JDHT to Geneva 23rd – 28th April 2021

This will be a more relaxed journey than the Norman Dewis ‘Dash to Geneva’. Beginning at the British Motor Museum, Gaydon, with a ‘Start of Event Dinner’ and following a leisurely route via the Channel Tunnel to Geneva.  For more details please go to www.jaguarheritage.com/event/e-type-60th-anniversary-trip-to-geneva

 

Your committee would like to wish you all a very merry and healthy Christmas. I hope you manage to have a good Christmas however we must spend it.

Take care, keep safe, it hasn’t gone away yet.

Joan Clayton

Newsletter Editor

 

 

 

 

 

Website: 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, Margaret Knowles – Membership Secretary,

Stephen Liver – Social Events Organiser,

Joan Clayton – Newsletter, Luke Clayton – Facebook Co-ordinator

 

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29 Green Drive

Penwortham

Preston

PR1 0RD

23rd October 2020

 

Dear Members,

 

"In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowning glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil. And at no season, safe perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get such superb colour effects as from August to November." - Rose G. Kingsley, The Autumn Garden

 

November has come around very quickly and not many weeks until Christmas. Have you all finished your Christmas shopping? Maybe you’ve not even started it. It’s going to be very different this year, are we going to be allowed to have family around or are we still on lockdown? I suppose it all depends on whether the numbers have gone down.

 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and you will see lots of pink being worn especially Friday 23rd October 2020. I have pledged to walk 400,000 steps in October. I have signed up on Facebook and my donation link is www.facebook.com/donate/1041450889622220/or

my Just Giving Link www.justgiving.com/fundraising/joan-clayton1walk400000or if you would like to help the old fashioned way, please send me a cheque in my name and I will pay it in to my account and then put it through my facebook link. As I write I have raised over £600. Thank you to those of you who have already donated, every donation counts and I really appreciate it. I have walked over 320,000 steps, so I’m on track and thankfully only looked  like a drowned rat twice.

 

                                                    

 

Halloween

No trick or treat this year because of COVID although in some areas people are being asked to place a picture of a pumpkin in their window so that children can spot them and their parents can give them a sweet. This can be left up for a few days so that children can count them as they did with the NHS Rainbows.

 

Remembrance Day

I saw this the other day and would like to share it with you. This young man has a rare insight into life.

 

Powerful..  Joshua Dyer (aged 14) was tasked at school to write a poem for Remembrance Day. An hour later (without any help) he produced this.

 

ONE THOUSAND MEN ARE WALKING

One thousand men are walking, Walking side by side.

Singing songs from home, The spirit as their guide,

They walk toward the light milord, They walk towards the sun.

They smoke and laugh and smile together, No foes to outrun.

These men live on forever, In the hearts of those they saved,

A nation truly grateful, for the path of peace they paved.

 

 

 

 

They march as friends and comrades, but they do not march for war,

Step closer to salvation, A tranquil steady corps.

The meadows lit with golden beams. A beacon for the brave,

The emerald grass untrampled, A reward for what they gave.

They dream of those they left behind, And know they dream of them,

Forever in those poppy fields. There walks one thousand men

 

Joshua Dyer 2019 (aged 14)

 Lest we Fo

Take Care, keep safe and don’t forget to put your clocks back ONE hour this weekend.

 

 

Joan Clayton

Newsletter Editor

 

 

Website: 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, Margaret Knowles – Membership Secretary,

Stephen Liver – Social Events Organiser,

Joan Clayton – Newsletter, Luke Clayton – Facebook Co-ordinator

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29 Green Drive

Penwortham

Preston

PR1 0RD

25th September 2020

 

Dear Members,

 

“October is nature’s funeral month. Nature glories in death more than in life. The month of

departure is more beautiful than the month of coming – October than May. Every green

thing loves to die in bright colours”. – Henry Ward Beecher

 

Ahh Autumn, the Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness’ as John Keats wrote in his ‘Ode

to Autumn’ on 19th September 1819, over 200 years ago and so many people have heard that quote.

 

I do think that Autumn is a beautiful season with all the changing colours. Well lockdown began in Spring, through Summer and into Autumn and it looks as though it’s going to continue for some time yet, maybe even into Winter. New restrictions are coming out constantly, rule of 6, pubs and restaurants to be closing by 10 pm; life is still very strange.

Christmas and New Year will be different this year with no large family and friends party parties.

 

Classic Cars on Lytham Green

We received this letter from Edward Cook.

Dear Classic Car Owner,

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 we had to postpone Classic Cars on Lytham Green scheduled for June 28th.  As regulations eased up, we found another venue at Lytham Hall for October 4th, however Covid-19 regulations tightened once more, and we had to cancel.

Next year we are hopeful once more to hold “Classic Cars On Lytham Green”, provisionally set for Sunday June 27th 2021.  We will of course advise you several months ahead of that date. Rosemere Cancer Foundation our dedicated charity has like all charities, suffered financially this year.  I know many of you and your families have availed yourselves of their services now and in the past and perhaps would like to make a donation, in which case I include their details below.

Account: Rosemere

Sort code: 01-67-14     Account number: 65480449    or a cheque payable to Rosemere, 

at Preston Hospital, Sharoe Green Lane, Preston. PR29HT.

 

Best wishes and stay safe. Edward Cook, Event Co-ordinator

 

A Letter from your Chairman

 

Greetings to all Area 18 members,

 

I do hope that this message finds you all fit and well and managing to avoid this deadly virus that is affecting the world over.

 

Unfortunately, we have not been able to have our monthly meetings at The Canberra Club or any outside events such as Sunday Lunches, runs, weekend’s away and car shows etc. We are of course not alone as other car clubs have also had to put a stop to their activities.

 

Today we have had further bad news that a second wave is now imminent, so it is of paramount importance that we all keep safe until it hopefully burns itself out.

 

Autumn is now virtually upon us so all the Classic Car Shows would have come to an end by now except for The N.E.C. which must be in doubt at this stage.

 

When this dreadful virus first hit our shores, I suggested to your Committee that we should postpone our meetings for the foreseeable future, and I was hoping for a restart at our AGM in February 2021. I am still optimistic and really hope we can restart where we left off with a fantastic Spring Weekend to Kickstart a brand-new Jaguar Season and catch up with all our friends and fellow members at Area 18.

 

One thing that I have learned from this situation is that when an opportunity comes your way you should take advantage of it as you never know what is round the corner and you might not get the chance again.

 

I must take this opportunity to give my thanks to two incredible ladies, Joan Clayton, and Margaret Knowles for producing our fantastic newsletter and sending it to Area 18 members keeping them informed even though there is nothing to report. If you can give them some assistance by perhaps writing an article about what you have been up to or about your car that would be a great help to Joan. I must also thank Peter Marsland for keeping us on the map with Area News in the Jaguar Driver magazine. Again - an exceedingly difficult job with nothing to report.

 

Please keep in touch with one another by phone or email and let us know any news.

 

Elaine sends her best to you all and I know she is missing our club activities just as I am sure we all do.

 

We have a unique family at Area 18, and we are the envy of other Areas in the JDC. We must keep our family together through these difficult times and I hope its not too long when we can pick up the pieces and restart our wonderful Area 18.

 

 

All the absolute best to you all and stay safe.

 

John Birchall. Chairman Area 18

 

 

Oulton Park

Each year I try to attend the Classic Car racing "Gold Cup" weekend over August bank holiday at Oulton Park.Things are obviously different this year because of the Covid curse but racing has been taking place since the beginning of July with strict controls on the attendance numbers.

 

 

Although the JDC, along with other clubs, failed to secure the free car and driver deal from the organisers, Motor Sport Vision,there was still lots to look at apart from the 21 races. Yes there was no live music, no selection of stalls selling exotic food, no sellers of racing regalia, no access to the pits and paddock and generally very little razzamataz but we had good weather. There was a display by Hampsons Motor auction with many interesting car lots . (I was very tempted by a V12 Mercedes Coupe), plus we had all the cars belonging to the classic car clubs that did manage to get the usual entry deal to inspect. On Sunday there was the "Concours D'esprit" which attracts 50 very special cars ranging from a 1921 Bentley 3 litre Red Label through to a 1969 Lamborghini Islero via Vauxhall 30/98, Alvis Silver Eagle,Frazer Nash Le Mans replica, Mercedes 300SL Roadster and Gordon Keeble Coupe. Just a delight for anyone interested in vintage and classic cars.

                                 

I attended on the Monday with my wife, Jen, and my daughter and her boyfriend.

We were all on site before 10AM and everyone agreed that the day just rocketed by and was thoroughly enjoyable.

I don't know where we would have found time to tour the pits and paddock!

Peter Marsland

 

 

 

A Trip down Memory Lane

 

In 1971, RAF Woodvale hosted the first annual Woodvale International Rally. The event was a charitable event, which originally began as a model aircraft show. It grew over the years to include car clubs with both classic carsvintage cars and other vehicle displays. It usually occupied the first weekend in August. The 2012 rally had to be re-located and rescheduled to nearby Victoria ParkSouthportMerseyside, on safety grounds, as Asbestos was discovered from old World War II structures that had been buried long ago.

For many years we attended this popular and very interesting International Rally,

 

 

Classic Motor Show NEC 13th-15th November

IN RESPONSE TO THE ONGOING COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND THE RECENT GOVERNMENT DIRECTIVES IN REGARDS TO THE PANDEMIC, THE 2020 LANCASTER INSURANCE CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW, WITH DISCOVERY WILL BE POSTPONED.

Show Director Lee Masters explains: “The current Covid-19 climate has created uncertainty for both our exhibitors and visitors. With the weeks now counting down towards our open date we have taken the difficult decision to postpone this year’s event.

 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and you will see lots of pink being worn especially Friday 24th October 2020. I have pledged to walk 400,000 steps in October. I have signed up on Facebook and my donation link is www.facebook.com/donate/1041450889622220/ or if you aren’t on Facebook but would still like to help me, please send me a cheque in my name and I will pay it in to my account and then put it through my facebook link. Watch it rain every day and I end up with webbed feet.

 

Please wear your face coverings to keep everyone safe.

Take care, it hasn’t gone away.

 

Joan Clayton

Newsletter editor

 

 

 

 

Website: 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, Margaret Knowles – Membership Secretary,

Stephen Liver – Social Events Organiser,

Joan Clayton – Newsletter, Luke Clayton – Facebook Co-ordinator

 

 

 

 

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29 Green Drive

Penwortham

Preston

PR1 0RD

28th August 2020

Dear Members,

 

 “Spring scarce had greener fields to show than these

Of mid-Septembers; through the still warm noon

The rivulets ripple forth a gladder tune

Than ever in the summer; from the trees

Dusk-green. And murmuring inward melodies,

No leaf drops yet; only our evenings swoon

In pallid skies more suddenly, and the moon

Finds motionless white mists out on the leas.”

  • Edward Dowden, In September

 

Well another month has gone by and we still can’t all get together yet. Funerals and weddings still have limited numbers so that’s two ceremonies we personally can’t attend. Leicester, Blackburn, Preston and Oldham have been in a second lockdown. Children are going back to school, teachers are bending over backwards trying to arrange classrooms and playgrounds. We have been taking our little ones to outdoor play areas but although they’re opening indoor ones I don’t think I’ll be visiting any time soon.

Who’s still gardening? Me! After all the tons of soil we had to get rid of last year, we now need to buy some for crying out loud. So yesterday we went and bought 5 trees, various shrubs and lots of soil to be delivered. I’ll be roping Luke in to help with the fetching and carrying so long as Storm Francis has gone through.

 

International Jaguar Spares Day Stoneleigh

JDC had hoped to be able to hold this event on Sunday 18th October 2020. But unfortunately it has now been cancelled.

 

 

 

NEC Classic Motor Show 13th – 15th November 2020

Before you book any advance tickets for this major car show please refer to this link https://www.necclassicmotorshow.com/faq

 

Jaguar Breakfast Meeting at Gaydon on 5th September 2020

This event is currently assumed to be going ahead, and we are looking for a good turnout of Jaguars - particularly XJ-Ss, the 45th anniversary of whose introduction is being celebrated at the event.

Please note that in view of the Covid 19 problem, we have now been advised by Jaguar Heritage that all Members wishing to attend must book in advance via the British Motor Museum. Please see the e-mail below from the JDHT's Tony Merrygold, which contains all the relevant information.

 Club Directors and XJ-S Committee Members will be there to welcome you.

Ladies and gentlemen, plans for our Jaguar day at Gaydon are progressing well along the lines already planned:

•       Jaguar owners from any club welcomed

•       XJS Club are having their National Day - designated parking for XJSs

•       Variety of special XJS already booked in

•       Jaguar Breakfast Club participating

•       Reduce day rate of £10 per adult, £7 per child

•       All 'Gift Aided' free tickets honoured

 

See JDHT event calendar page for full details https://www.jaguarheritage.com/event/jaguars-at-gaydon-september-2020/

and BMM website for online ticketing https://www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/whats-on/jaguars-at-gaydon

 

We are particularly keen to encourage Jaguar ownership among younger owners! 

To that end the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust will present one of our rare ‘Trust Trophys’ to the youngest XJS owner/driver to bring their car to Gaydon on the day.

 

Jaguar Day – at Statford - Sunday 13th September ONLY

 

John Birchall thought you may be interested in this Road and Rail Festival.

Ashby Road, Tamworth, Staffs, B79 0BU.

 

The Road and Rail Festival is open for the the weekend and includes Tram Rides, Road Steam, Land Rovers, Steam Saw Bench, American Trucks, Vintage Cars & Motorbikes, Vintage Tractors, Trade Stalls, Music & Entertainment and the Roundhouse Museum will be open. Statfold has a steam train museum, catering facilities and a bar. Throughout the day trains and trams will be running and all access is free.

 

To book your car in for display and 2 visitors visit: https://statfoldbarnrailway.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/28544?catID=28026& 

and follow instructions to book your ticket for Sunday 13th September. Please book soon as our space is limited to 200 Jaguars.

 

Entry is by ticket only – you cannot pay on the day. The cost is just £5 per car which represents a significant saving for us as exhibitors. Statfold has a steam train museum, catering facilities and a bar. Throughout the day trains and trams will be running and all access is free.

 

Visitor Only Tickets

To book visitor only tickets visit: https://statfoldbarnrailway.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/24862?catID=24144&.

 

Getting There

This splendid venue is close to Tamworth and can be easily accessed from Junction 11 of the M42. Statfold Barn Railway, Ashby Road, Tamworth, Staffs.

 

Booking Details

Cost: £5

Exhibiting JDC Members: Only £5 per car and two people
General Visitors: £13.00 Adults, £8.00 Children aged 3-14, £35.00 Family 2 adults + 2 children (age 3-14), £0.00 Under 3’s & Carers (proof required)

To book your car in for display visit: Car Booking & 2 Visitors.

To book visitor only tickets visit: Visitor Only Tickets.

 

Contact: Roger Kemp
Telephone: 01952 813835
Email: 
rojrk@blueyonder.co.uk
Website: https://www.statfold.com/event-details/road-rail-festival

 

The festival is open Saturday 12th 10:00 – 17:00 & Sunday 13th September – 10:00-16:00

For JDC members displaying a car on Sunday 13th September - gates open at 8 a.m.

A Trip down Memory Lane

 

One of our favourite Area 18 meetings is our August one, when we have our annual barbeque. These photographs are memories from our Barbeque night on August 6th, 2018

 

 

Check your reaction times

https://www.justpark.com/creative/reaction-time-test/

I have the reaction times of a 26 year old, what’s yours?

 

 

Please let us know what you’ve been getting up to or any memories you have to make us smile.

 

Take care and stay safe, it hasn’t gone away.

 

Joan Clayton

 

 

 

 

 

 

Website: 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, Margaret Knowles – Membership Secretary,

Stephen Liver – Social Events Organiser,

Joan Clayton – Newsletter, Luke Clayton – Facebook Co-ordinator

 

 

 

 

 

29 Green Drive

Preston

PR1 0RD

24th July 2020

Dear Members,

"Whilst August yet wears her golden crown,
    Ripening fields lush- bright with promise;
Summer waxes long, then wanes, quietly passing
    Her fading green glory on to riotous Autumn."
- Michelle L. Thieme, August's Crown 

Another month has gone by and we are still in partial lockdown. The bars, restaurants and pubs have opened but as yet I haven’t ventured into any of them although maybe I will over the next 2 weeks while we are on ‘holiday at home’. I don’t know about you but I don’t like wearing a face mask as I find it quite claustrophobic but as it is now compulsory in shops etc., I’ll just have to put up, shut up  and try to stay safe.

A couple of weeks ago we called at John and Elaine’s and were lucky enough to meet Kes, he really is a work of art and is a wonderful feature in the corner of the garden looking out over all he surveys. Talking of gardens, we must have the best weed free garden we’ve ever had. I sit down to enjoy a cup of coffee or something stronger and I spot a weed, so I get rid of it. Then I start looking for more but it’s like the Forth Bridge, I no sooner get them all out than I have to start again.

I’m sure if you delve into your photo archives you will find a photo that will jog a memory and a story so please send them to us. We aren’t having meetings so we need stories and photos.

Peter Marsland kindly sent some photos of times when we weren’t socially distanced and Margaret Knowles is taking us down ‘Memory Lane’ once again.

  A Trip down Memory Lane

 

During 2014 Area 18 members enjoyed our summer holiday to Germany, staying in the Harz Mountains and Koblenz, during which they not only went down a mine, but visited the Volkswagen factory amongst other places of interest.

 

                              

 

Hoghton Tower

Stephen Liver had the call telling us that this event is cancelled, that was our last hope of a car show this year.

 

Tatton Park

The ‘Passion for Power’ Car Show held in August has also been cancelled. It’s not been a good time for us Jaguar owners but I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s better to try and stay safe. Let’s hope that next year the car shows will be firing on all cylinders and we will all be able to attend and display our cars.

 

Oulton Park Gold Cup

At the time of writing this car show is going ahead but the lady I spoke advised that you look on the website nearer the time. The staff are furloughed at the moment and there is no one to process ticket applications. Tel: 01829760301 Email: goldcup@msv.com

 

Stoneleigh International Jaguar Spares Day

Sorry but this is another event that has been cancelled.

 

Classic Car Show NEC Birmingham

At the time of writing this is still going ahead 13th – 15th November 2020, but we will keep you posted.

 

Dates for your diary

Aug 24th-26th – Oulton Park Jaguar Gold Cup - Area 15

Nov 13th – 15th – Classic Car Show Birmingham

 

Look after each other, keep washing those hands and stay safe.

Joan Clayton

 

 

Website: 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, Margaret Knowles – Membership Secretary,

Stephen Liver – Social Events Organiser,

Joan Clayton – Newsletter, Luke Clayton – Facebook Co-ordinator

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29 Green Drive

Penwortham

Preston

PR1 0RD

26th June 2020

Dear Members

 

"We go in withering July
To ply the hard incessant hoe;
Panting beneath the brazen sky
We sweat and grumble, but we go."
- Ruth Pitter, The Diehards

 

Well another month has come and gone, and we are still locked down although we have slightly more freedom. All my little ones are back and with only 3 weeks until the summer holidays when I will say goodbye to 3 who are starting school in September. I doubt we will be able to take them on their annual summer trip to Blackpool Zoo which is a great pity.

What has everyone been doing this last month? Still gardening? Polishing Jaguars? At least we can go for a drive in them now which make a pleasant change. It’s going to be quiet in our house as Sarah is going back to London, we are going to miss her so much.

 

Marie Bradley

Sadly, we have lost another long serving member of Area 18, Marie Bradley. Marie joined the JDC in 1996 and along with her husband Peter was a regular attendee at Area meetings and Classic Car Events. She particularly enjoyed our Spring Weekends and European holidays. Marie also liked to shop, and on the first day of our holiday in France in 2009 she bought the “perfect coat” for the holiday. Within 24 hours she had encouraged four more of us to purchase one.

 

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Although Marie had not enjoyed good health over the last few years, she was always cheerful and full of fun. She will be sadly missed. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic members were unable to attend her funeral which took place on June 11th. Our condolences, thoughts and prayers go to Peter, and their children Fiona and David.

Kes

 

Well how has everyone got on in lockdown?  All good here health wise at least.  We have had our ups and downs.  Broken computer, bought a new one and still can't get it to work properly.  Burnt carpet, broken phone, having to rescue our youngest son at a petrol station with a van full of fuel and no wallet (what are mums for).  We are missing all the events and can't wait to get out in our caravan and most of all missing all our friends and family.  The phone and face time are all very well but face to face is better. 

 

Like a lot of you we decided early on to get in the garden.  We have had the same garden for 46 years and we are not gardeners so some tlc was required.  We once had 6 trees in our garden but the laburnum just died, the weeping willow and eucalyptus  got far too big for their space, the other one we never knew what it was grew crooked so we had it taken down.  That left just two near the garage side door.  I loved both trees as it was like walking through a fairy glen in the summer, but John was not happy as he said the roots of the biggest was lifting the drive. So he wanted it cutting down.  We never knew where it came from as we didn't plant it. 

 

He thought it was a good idea to have an owl carved out of the trunk as we had seen one in a friends garden. The tree was about 5 feet round the bottom so no small task.   So we got a lumberjack in to cut the top and branches off the tree and then a very nice young man from Knutsford with a chain saw to do the rest.  It took him all day and he went home with over 10 bags of sawdust and logs.  We decided on a bird of prey instead of an owl and we are delighted with the results. 

 

I now wish we had more trees to cut down.  A friend walked past with her short haired German pointer who had been trained as a gun dog.  Sheila didn't see 'Kes' at first but Floyd did and pulled her over and he went on point, when it didn't move he jumped up at it.  I just wish I had my camera. 

 

So we have a new addition to our family and we are thrilled with him.  Andrew said if ever we move he will come and cut him down so we can take him with us.  All we need to do is get the holly bushes that we had to scalp to make room to grow again giving him a nice background.  So please all take care until we can meet again in safety.  Anyone passing Pine View are welcome to come and meet 'Kes' in person in the garden at a safe distance of course.

 

                   

 

How beautiful is Kes, isn’t Andrew a talented young man.

Love to all Elaine and John Birchall

A Trip down Memory Lane

 

At this time we would be looking forward to our 2020 Area Day which is normally held in July. Every year we present trophies for the

“Best Classic Saloon”, “Best Modern Saloon”, “Best Classic Sports Car”,

“Best Modern Sports Car” and “Car of the Day”.

 

Tatton Park

We have now been told that Tatton Park in August has been cancelled.

 

Hoghton Tower

This may be our only car show this year but I should be able to tell you for definite in next month’s newsletter.

 

For Sale

 

1988 XJ6 XJ40 2.9cc Auto

 

Low 60,000mls Sand Gold Trim Magnolia/Fabric

Current MOT not stored low owner no issues Grand tourer Reliable running prior Virus,£2500 ono. (Cheshire) call 01614499551 07815678612 

email:anthony8fryer@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

1995 XJ-S Celebration Coupe 4ltr Auto

 

Regency Red Trim Magnolia Leather

High Mileage Lots history current Mot not stored Aircon Radio/Stacker running prior virus,£6500 ono (Cheshire) call 01614499551 07815678612

email:anthony8fryer@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

Jaguar Drivers’ Club

Our head office are delighted to announce the launch of the Jaguar Drivers' Club's new

Website www.jaguardriver.co.uk  which they hope you will enjoy, as they believe it is a modern, attractive and user-friendly way of keeping in touch with the Club and all its events, services and activities.

 

Lockdown stories

Thank you to John and Elaine for sharing their story about Kes.

 

Has anyone else any stories to tell about living through lockdown? Have you redesigned your garden?  I’ve been pulling weeds up again thanks to the weather last week Have you been decorating? Repairing/polishing/detailing your cars? Please share your stories with us, just email them to myself or Margaret Knowles along with some pictures.

 

Goodwood

Goodwood is favourite haunt of many of our members, so we thought we would pass on this message from the Duke of Richmond and Gordon.

Early summer usually brings the excitement of a busy event season well underway, creating a hive of activity across all areas of the estate. Instead, Goodwood remains unseasonably quiet and we are holding our breath, hoping that the next few weeks will mean better news for all of us in light of the pandemic. Although we are deeply saddened not to be able to hold the Festival of Speed and Revival this year, as things hopefully improve, I very much look forward to the time when we may safely come together once more.

We have recently been very pleased to get some of our outdoor activities going again, including golf, cycling, flying and track days, which all adhere to the latest social distancing rules, and I do hope some of you may get chance to enjoy them.

Very much hope we will see you at Goodwood before too long.

 

Dates for your diary

Aug 24th-26th – Oulton Park Jaguar Gold Cup - Area 15

Sept 1st – Classics at Hoghton Tower – Tickets available from Stephen Liver

 

 

 

 

 

 

Website: 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, Margaret Knowles – Membership Secretary,

Stephen Liver – Social Events Organiser,

Joan Clayton – Newsletter, Luke Clayton – Facebook Co-ordinator

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29 Green Drive

Penwortham

Preston

PR1 0RD

22nd May 2020

Dear Members,

 

"On this June day the buds in my garden are almost as enchanting as the open flowers. Things in bud bring, in the heat of a June noontide, the recollection of the loveliest days of the year - those days of May when all is suggested, nothing yet fulfilled."
- Francis King

 

This month

As yet we still can’t have our monthly meeting but as soon as we are free to do so, we will let you know.

 

How are you all? I hope no-one is suffering from this wicked virus. How are you coping now that lockdown has eased a little? I’m not looking forward to 1st June when year 1, go back to school and I’m on the school run again.

 

This coming weekend would’ve been a busy one for car shows but sadly they are all cancelled, so we’re back in the garden. I’m not keen on going out for a drive as there will be a lot on the road if this last weekend was anything to go by and the beauty spots will be busy making social distancing difficult.

 

Some of our members have been gardening, carrying flags from the front to the back of the house, mixing cement and then laying the flags, not me I hasten to add. Another member has been digging holes in his garden to put drains in the low spots, his lovely wife describes this stage in our lives as ‘being locked up inside a luxury prison’, washing ironing, cleaning, 

cooking and lots and lots of gardening’. David has been catching up on all those little jobs that he’s managed to put off and finally he’s started decorating Sarah’s bedroom.

Please let us know how you while away the hours.   

 

We’ve been using lots of media techniques which, if this had happened 30 years ago, weren’t around. We have partaken in zoom quizzes with my cousins and their families, we won, thanks to Sarah’s fastest finger first.  I’ve been facetiming, facebook messenger calling and zooming my friends. I’m sure we can all remember a time before mobile phones and computers.

 

 

 

Captain Tom Moore

It has been announced that Captain Tom Moore, honourary Colonel, has now been awarded a Knighthood after raising nearly £33,000,00, with money still being donated.

Congratulations Sir Tom, you’re an inspiration.

 

Lytham Hall and Leighton Hall

Stephen Liver rang me the other day to tell me Mark Woodward has informed him that these two events have been cancelled until 2021. The only one that may still go ahead is Hoghton Tower in September.

 

 

Dates for your diary

 

Aug 17th/18th – Area 15/18 Tatton Park Car Show

Aug 24th-26th – Oulton Park Jaguar Gold Cup - Area 15

Sept 1st – Classics at Hoghton Tower – Tickets available from Stephen Liver

 

Your committee wishes all our members a very enjoyable Spring Bank Weekend, stay healthy and keep safe

Joan Clayton

 

Website: 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, Margaret Knowles – Membership Secretary,

Stephen Liver – Social Events Organiser,

Joan Clayton – Newsletter, Luke Clayton – Facebook Co-ordinator

 

 

29 Green Drive

Penwortham

Preston

PR1 0RD

27th March 2020

Dear Members,

 

“April is the kindest month. April gets you out of your head and out working in the garden.”
― Marty Rubin

 

Next Meetings

You should all have received a letter from our Chairman John Birchall cancelling our next few meetings. This is, as you know, due to COVID-19 and doing our best not to catch it. He attached a letter from Roger Kemp cancelling all future JDC events.

 

Life is going to be very different for at least the next 3 weeks as our country is in ‘lockdown’, but we can do this. We can get through with our indomitable spirit, we will fly the flag and come out the other side. A big shout out to all our Keyworkers, teachers and carers of Keyworkers children who are doing their best to keep things going.

 

Please stick to the rules, only go out if absolutely necessary but try and get outside in the fresh air at some point in the day. Thank goodness we all have phones and most of us have the internet so we can be in contact with the world around us. Stay positive, look after yourselves, try to ring, video call or FaceTime someone during the day especially if you live alone or someone you know is alone. STAY SAFE

 

Last month

We were visited by Bob Beecham who gave a knowledgeable and interesting presentation about Jaguar cars, showing us some rarely seen footage of E2A prototype E.type.

 

 

February Sunday Lunch

Our Sunday lunch was held on February 23rd, 2020, at the Calf’s Head Hotel, Worston, with 24 members sitting down to a delicious carvery. Although very busy, everything went smoothly and our meal was hot and plentiful. Our thanks to John and Elaine Birchall for organising this delightful venue.

 

       

 

Chairman’s Trophy

The Chairman’s Trophy brings with it a donation, from Area 18, of £150.00. This year the winners Maurice and Liz Hugo donated it to Rossendale Hospice who were very grateful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Weekend 2020 and the John and Jean Vero Commemorative Run 2020

Sadly due to Covid-19 (Coronavirus) the Spring Weekend

and the John and Jean Vero Commemorative Run has been cancelled.

 

The following three shows are cancelled UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE due to Covid-19. Stephen’s contact details are Tel: 01524 414428 Email: stephen@liver.me.com

 

Leighton Hall,

Our Area Day was to be held at Leighton Hall, Carnforth, on the 5th July 2020. The present hall and grounds built in 1759 are well worth a visit, and I’m sure you will enjoy the beautiful surroundings next year when all this is over.

 

Lytham Hall

This year Lytham Hall car show should have been held on 2nd August 2020 but hopefully we can once again visit the 18th century hall and gardens at a later date.

 

Hoghton Tower

Hoghton Tower on 6th September 2020 is another no go, unless, this mess we’re in at the moment is all over in which case it may be the only car show we get to.

 

Tatton Park Classic Car Show

At the moment there is nothing on the website to say this show is cancelled.

Please remember if you wish to put your car on the JDC stand at the Tatton Park Classic Car Show on June 6th or 7th you must get your tickets from Area 18. The final date for booking Tatton Park is April 12th. No reservations for tickets can be taken after this date, and members need to select either Saturday or Sunday or both, when reserving tickets. There will be NO admission to the club stand for members who have obtained their tickets from a different source. In order to reserve your ticket on the JDC stand, contact Elaine Birchall on 01942 225146 or E.mail: djohnbirchall@btinternet.com as soon as possible.

 

Lytham Green

Classic Cars and Motorcycles on Lytham Green,  Sunday, 28th June 2020 run by Edward Cook (a JDC member) in aid of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation. Unfortunately this event has now been cancelled due to Covid-19. Edward will let us know when and if a suitable date presents itself later in the year.

 

Mawdesley Car Show

Will be held on July 5th, at Mawdesley Cricket Club, Rectory Field, School Lane Mawdesley, Nr Ormskirk, L40 3TG. For more details on the event go to: www.mawdesley.play-cricket.com

and follow the Classic Car & Motorbike Show link.

At the moment I have not heard from the organisers regarding this show

 

Wrea Green Car Carnival – Trinity Hospice 

This year the Trinity Hospice Car Carnival on Sunday 24th May 2020 from 1-3 pm, at a cost of £10 per car, on the Village Green and this time, we will also have the use of a marquee with some trade/craft stalls and a licensed bar!  (The proceeds from the bar will go to the Richard Wilson Foundation & Wrea Green Institute).

Please contact Christine Whitby Christine.Whitby@wareingbuildings.co.uk for further details. I received an email from Christine this morning in response to my asking whether this event is cancelled. Christine replied that they are waiting for about another 4 weeks and will then make a decision.

 

Royal Lancashire Show

This will be held on 3rd, 4th and 5th July 2020 at Salesbury Hall, Ribchester. Please contact Denis Walton on 07966 447707 for more details.

We have just heard that this show has now been cancelled.

 

Tatton Park August Classic Car Show

At the moment there is nothing on the website to say this show is cancelled.

As you are aware Area 18 will be having a JDC stand at the Tatton Park Classic Car Show on August 15th and 16th. If you have not yet reserved your ticket, please contact Elaine. There will be NO admission to the club stand for members who have obtained their tickets from a different source. For any enquiries or further information please contact Elaine Birchall on: 01942 225146 or E.mail: djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

 

 

Motorist’s Prayer – passed to me by Maurice Hugo, stay safe on the roads.

 

Grant me a ready hand, a watchful eye, that none may suffer hurt as I pass by.

Thou givest life, I pray no act of mine may take away or mar that gift of thine,

Shield those, dear Lord, who bear me company, from fools, and fire and all calamity.

Teach me to use my car for others’ need, nor miss, through lack of wit or love of speed,

The beauties of Thy world – that thus I may, with joy and courtesy, go on my way.

    

Keep well away from the virus, no shaking hands or hugging, maybe adopting the ‘namaste’ bow gesture following Prince Charles example and we hope to see you all again soon.

 

 

Below are the diary dates, further details will be notified in due course.

 

Diary Dates

March 29th:              British Summer Time Springs Forward

April 3rd – 6th:         Area 18 - Social Event Spring Weekend POSTPONED

April 10th – April 13th: Easter Weekend

May 8th:                 May Day Bank Holiday

May 8th:                 Gawsworth Hall Classic Car Show

May 24th:                Wrea Green Car Carnival – Trinity Hospice

May 25th:                Spring Bank Holiday – Gawsworth Hall Youngtimer Car Show

June 6th /7th:          Area 15/18 - Event Tatton Park Car Show

July 3rd – 5th:            Royal Lancashire Show Salesbury Hall Ribchester

June 28th:                Lytham Green Classic Car Show CANCELLED

July 5th:                 Area 18 - Social Event Area 18 Day CANCELLED

August 2nd:              Area 18 - Social Event Lytham Hall CANCELLED

August 15th/16th:      Area 15/18 - Event Tatton Park Car Show

August 31st:             August Bank Holiday

September 6tht:        Area 18 Social Event Classics at Hoghton Tower CANCELLED

October 18th:           JDC Event Jaguar Spares Day - Stoneleigh Park

October 25th:            British Summer Time Falls Back

October 25th:           Area 18 - Social Event Sunday Lunch

November 6th/8th:     JDC - Event Classic Car Show – NEC Birmingham

November 15th:         Area 18 - Social Event Sunday Lunch

December 5th:          Area 18 - Event Area 18 Christmas Party 2020

Joan Clayton

Newsletter Editor

 

Website: 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, Margaret Knowles – Membership Secretary,

Stephen Liver – Social Events Organiser,

Joan Clayton – Newsletter, Luke Clayton – Facebook Co-ordinator

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29 Green Drive

Penwortham

Preston

PR1 0RD

21st February 2020

Dear Members,

 

With rushing winds and gloomy skies,

The dark and stubborn Winter dies:

Far off, unseen, Spring faintly cries,

Bidding her earliest child arise:  March! - Bayard Taylor

 

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on Monday 4th March 2020 at

The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn, BB2 7LF when Bob Beecham will be visiting us. He is well known in Jaguar circles and has a wealth of knowledge to impart about our favourite Marque. This promises to be a very entertaining evening.

Last month we had our AGM which went very smoothly, your committee remains virtually the same, but with a couple of position changes; Margaret Knowles has retired from being Secretary to the Social Events Team moving to her new position as "Membership Secretary", taking over from Luke Clayton who is now our "Facebook Co-ordinator". We still have a vacancy on the committee which occurred in 2018 and would like to fill this position, so if any member would like to joining us please give Maurice Hugo a ring on 07836 639761.  Christmas Cards was one of the items discussed and it was voted that each couple or individual member writes ONE Christmas card addressed ‘To Area 18 Members’ from (your name), this will then be put into a box and you take another card out. You can still of course send your personal cards.

                                         

The Chairman’s Trophy was presented to Maurice and Liz Hugo for all their hard work for Area 18. And the Gerry Rockley Ladies Trophy was presented to Norma Liver.

January Sunday Lunch

Once again 32 members enjoyed a delicious Sunday Lunch at Mytton Fold Hotel, Langho. Our thanks go to Maurice and Liz Hugo for arranging this delightful venue.

 

February Sunday Lunch

Our Sunday lunch will be held on Sunday February 23rd, 2020, at the Calf’s Head Hotel, Worston and is being organised by John and Elaine Birchall Tel: 01942 225146 or E.mail: djohnbirchall@btinternet.com Please note the time for this event has been changed to

12 noon for 12.30 p.m. at the request of the hotel.

 

Spring Weekend 2020

Our Spring Weekend in 2020 will held at the Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa, Skipton, West Yorkshire, from Friday April 3rd, to Monday April 6th. 2020. There are still a couple of rooms available, so if you would like to join us, or for any other enquiry, please contact: Stephen Liver Tel: 01524 414428, Email: stephen@liver.me.uk

 

Wrea Green Car Carnival – Trinity Hospice 

Once again, we will be holding the Trinity Hospice Car Carnival on Sunday 24th May 2020 from 1-3 pm, at a cost of £10 per car, on the Village Green and this time, we will also have the use of a marquee with some trade/craft stalls and a licensed bar!  (The proceeds from the bar will go to the Richard Wilson Foundation & Wrea Green Institute).

Last year turned out to be another very successful day, we raised over £5,714!!  This is a fantastic amount of money and so far over the last 7 years, the event has raised over £42,000 for Trinity Hospice, Blackpool. Please contact me Christine Whitby Christine.Whitby@wareingbuildings.co.uk for further details. EXHIBITOR BOOKING FORM ATTACHED

 

Tatton Park June Classic Car Show

Please remember if you wish to put your car on the JDC stand at the Tatton Park Classic Car Show on June 6th or 7th you must get your tickets from Area 18. The final date for booking Tatton Park is our meeting on April 6th. No reservations for tickets can be taken after this date, and members need to select either Saturday or Sunday or both, when reserving tickets. There will be NO admission to the club stand for members who have obtained their tickets from a different source. In order to reserve your ticket on the JDC stand, contact Elaine Birchall on 01942 225146 or E.mail: djohnbirchall@btinternet.com  as soon as possible.

 

Lytham Green

There is a new event being launched on Lytham Green Sunday, 28th June 2020 run by Edward Cook (a JDC member) in aid of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation. Tickets are £10.00 by preregistration or £15.00 on the day. Details and Entry forms are available by emailing: classiccarsonlythamgreen@gmail.com and requesting an Entry form etc. EXHIBITOR BOOKING FORM ATTACHED

 

Royal Lancashire Show

This will be held on 3rd, 4th and 5th July 2020 at Salesbury Hall, Ribchester. Please contact Denis Walton on 07966 447707 for more details.

Area 18 - Area Day

This year our Area 18 day will be held at Leighton Hall, near Carnforth, on Sunday July 5th, 2020 one of the superb venues organised by Mark Woodward. Tickets are £4.50 each and must be paid for when you order. The final date for ordering tickets is April 30th. For further details and Tickets contact Stephen Liver on 01524 414428 or by

Email: stephen@liver.me.uk

 

            

Mawdesley Car Show

Will be held on July 5th, at Mawdesley Cricket Club, Rectory Field, School Lane Mawdesley, Nr Ormskirk, L40 3TG. For more details on the event go to: www.mawdesley.play-cricket.com

and follow the Classic Car & Motorbike Show link. EXHIBITOR BOOKING FORM ATTACHED

 

Lytham Hall

We will have a stand at another superb car show organised by Mark Woodward on August 2nd, 2020 Tickets are £4.50 each and must be paid for when you order. The final date for ordering tickets is April 30th. For further details and Tickets contact Stephen Liver on 01524 414428 or by Email: stephen@liver.me.uk

 

Tatton Park August Classic Car Show

As you are aware Area 18 will be having a JDC stand at the Tatton Park Classic Car Show on August 15th and 16th. If you have not yet reserved your ticket, please contact Elaine. There will be NO admission to the club stand for members who have obtained their tickets from a different source. For any enquiries or further information please contact Elaine Birchall on: 01942 225146 or E.mail: djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

 

Classics at Hoghton Tower

We will also have a stand on September 6th, 2020 at another superb car show organised by Mark Woodward Tickets are £4.50 each and must be paid for when you order. The final date for ordering tickets is May 30th. For further details and Tickets contact Stephen Liver on 01524 414428 or by Email: stephen@liver.me.uk

 

 

Below are the diary dates, further details will be notified in due course.

 

Diary Dates

 

February 23rd:          Area 18 - Social Event Sunday Lunch Calfs Head Worston

March 15th:             JDC Event Jaguar Spares Day - Stoneleigh Park

March 22nd:              Mothering Sunday

March 29th:              British Summer Time Springs Forward

April 3rd – 6th:         Area 18 - Social Event Spring Weekend

April 10th – April 13th: Easter Weekend

May 8th:                 May Day Bank Holiday

May 17th:                Gawsworth Hall

May 24th:                Wrea Green Car Carnival – Trinity Hospice

May 25th:                Spring Bank Holiday

June 6th /7th:          Area 15/18 - Event Tatton Park Car Show

July 3rd – 5th:            Royal Lancashire Show Salesbury Hall Ribchester

July 5th:                 Area 18 - Social Event Area 18 Day

August 2nd:              Area 18 - Social Event Lytham Hall

August 15th/16th:      Area 15/18 - Event Tatton Park Car Show

August 31st:             August Bank Holiday

September 6th:         Area 18 - Social Event Classics at Hoghton Tower

October 18th:           JDC Event Jaguar Spares Day - Stoneleigh Park

October 25th:            British Summer Time Falls Back

October 25th:           Area 18 - Social Event Sunday Lunch

November 6th/8th:     JDC - Event Classic Car Show – NEC Birmingham

November 15th:         Area 18 - Social Event Sunday Lunch

December 5th:          Area 18 - Event Area 18 Christmas Party 2020

 

Joan Clayton

Newsletter Editor

 

 

 

Website: 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, Margaret Knowles – Membership Secretary,

Stephen Liver – Social Events Organiser,

Joan Clayton – Newsletter, Luke Clayton – Facebook Co-ordinator

 

 

29 Green Drive

Penwortham

Preston

PR1 0RD

24th January 2020

 

Dear Members,

 

“Wan February with weeping cheer,

Whose cold hand guides the youngling year

Down misty roads of mire and rime,

Before thy pale and fitful face

The shrill wind shifts the clouds apace

Through skies the morning scarce may climb.

Thine eyes are thick with heavy tears,

But lit with hopes that light the year’s.”

  • Algernon Charles Swinburne, A Year’s carols: February

 

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on Monday 3rd February 2020 at

The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn, BB2 7LF   this will be our AGM. Please bring your membership cards with you to enable Luke to check them off against his list from Luton.

 

Last Month

We watched an interesting interview of the inimitable Norman Dewis, it was almost like having him in the room with us once again. Thank you to John Butterworth for providing the DVD and to Luke Clayton for bringing his laptop to play it.

 

Congratulations

One of our members is celebrating a special birthday at the end of January; Brian Ekin was the Chairman of Area 18 for over 30 years and is now our Honorary President. Happy Birthday Brian and we hope you have a fabulous day.

 

Sunday Lunch

Many of our members are meeting up at Mytton Fold Hotel, Whalley Road, Langho, BB6 8AB on Sunday 26th January 2020 at 12.30 for 1pm and I’m sure that we will all enjoy ourselves once again.

 

February Sunday Lunch

Our Sunday lunch will be held on Sunday February 23rd, 2020, at the Calf’s Head Hotel, Worston and is being organised by John Birchall, Full details will be forwarded to you on Monday.

 

 

 

May Day 2020

The early May Day Holiday which should have been 4th May 2020 has been changed to Friday 8th May 2020, this is to coincide with the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day or V E Day as it is more commonly known and commemorates the Allies accepting the surrender of Nazi Germany in the Second World War. Please make a note that the diary dates originally sent out inadvertently stated 4th May, at the top of Page One.

This means that our May monthly meeting WILL be held on the first Monday in May for decades. Please make a note of this in your diaries, and accept our apologies for this inconvenience.

 

Spring Weekend 2020

Our Spring Weekend in 2020 will held at the Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa, Skipton, West Yorkshire, from Friday April 3rd, to Monday April 6th. The advance notice of the event has been sent to members and you should have all received it, if not please contact Margaret and she will resend it to you. Early booking is recommended for this event. To make your reservation or for any other enquiry, please contact: Stephen Liver Tel: 01524 414428,

Email: stephen@liver.me.uk

 

European Holiday – Spain and Portugal 2020

The Social Events team are pleased to let you know that our Europe holiday will take place Wednesday June 24th to Wednesday July 9th (Inclusive). Arrangements are now finalised, and you should all have received the Advance Notice of our 2020 tour to Spain and Portugal

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, so please let Stephen Liver know. His contact details are: Tel: 01524 414428 E.mail: stephen@liver.me.uk

 

Jaguar Land Rover:
From 2020 all new Jaguar Land Rover vehicles will offer the option of electrification, giving our customers even more choice. They will introduce a portfolio of electrified products across their model range, embracing fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid vehicles as well as continuing to offer the latest diesel and petrol engines.

Below are a some of their current cars.

 

               

                I-PACE                        E-PACE                           XJ                                 XF                                 XE

 

Below are the diary dates, further details will be notified in due course.

 

Diary Dates

 

January 26th:           Area 18 - Social Event Sunday Lunch Mytton Fold

February 23rd:          Area 18 - Social Event Sunday Lunch Calfs Head Worston

March 15th:             JDC Event Jaguar Spares Day - Stoneleigh Park

March 22nd:              Mothering Sunday

March 29th:              British Summer Time Springs Forward

April 3rd – 6th:         Area 18 - Social Event Spring Weekend

April 10th – April 13th: Easter Weekend

May 8th:                 May Day Bank Holiday

May 17th:               Area 18 Social Event May Sunday Run –

in Memory of John and Jean Vero

May 25th:                Spring Bank Holiday

June 6th /7th:          Area 15/18 - Event Tatton Park Car Show

July 5th:                 Area 18 - Social Event Area 18 Day

August 2nd:              Area 18 - Social Event Lytham Hall

August 15th/16th:      Area 15/18 - Event Tatton Park Car Show

August 31st:             August Bank Holiday

September 6tht:        Area 18 Social Event Classics at Hoghton Tower

October 18th:           JDC Event Jaguar Spares Day - Stoneleigh Park

October 25th:            British Summer Time Falls Back

October 25th:           Area 18 - Social Event Sunday Lunch

November 6th/8th:     JDC - Event Classic Car Show – NEC Birmingham

November 15th:         Area 18 - Social Event Sunday Lunch

December 5th:          Area 18 - Event Area 18 Christmas Party 2020

 

Joan Clayton

Newsletter Editor

         

 

Website: 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, Margaret Knowles – Social Events Secretary,

Joan Clayton – Newsletter

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29 Green Drive

Penwortham

Preston

PR1 0RD

27th December 2019

Dear Members,

 

"The first of January rolls around, Like clockwork it appears,
I find it’s timing most profound, As it brings us each new year,
Right on time, It’s never late, Has never ever blown it
Apparently this wise old date, Refuses to postpone it.
Drink a toast to January one, For annual consistence,
It’s coming means the old year’s done, Let’s drink to it’s persistence."
-  Stanley Cooper, Happy New Year, 1926

 

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on Monday 6th January 2020 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn, BB2 7LF   when we will be having a screening  of Norman Dewis courtesy of John Butterworth and Luke Clayton.

 

Donald Campbell Commemorative Plaque on a cold, dank, dismal November Sunday afternoon, some Area 18 members met up at Samlesbury Hall, this is a short report about the event.

 

“Events are sparse at this time of year but the Area was invited to attend and display at the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate 65 years since the handover to Donald Campbell of his famous, world record breaking, K7 Bluebird speedboat. The craft was actually manufactured next door to Samlesbury Hall in premises that no longer exist. Hence the commemoration took place in the grounds of the black and white timbered Hall which dates back to 1325. The weather was grim, but fine, and the XK120 of Barry and Margaret Lewis, and the XK150S of Mike and Wendy Birtwistle, took pride of place in front of the Hall as Donald Campbell was a dedicated Jaguar user:

 

Last meeting

We had Christmas Carols playing in the background whilst cards were exchanged, catch ups were made and lots of chatting about the Christmas Party and the past year. Thank you to our lovely ladies for the delicious nibbles were passed around and enjoyed by one and all. Once again, our raffle was amazing and we must thank everyone for all the wonderful prizes both large and small generously donated over the year. The raffle is a constant money raiser for our funds fro

 

Christmas Party.

Many of us joined together at Garstang Golf Club for our annual Christmas Party. We had fun and frolics with fabulous, friendly company. Lots of fun and laughter and of course our special guest Andrew made it a very convivial evening. Unfortunately, some members were unable to come due to illness and they were very much missed. Thank you to John Hoyle of Rossendale Road Springs, who generously donated two bottles of champagne in memory of his late mother; he occasionally brought her to our meetings, which she enjoyed so much, also Gary Smith for entertaining us during the evening. For those of us who had a sleep over, the rooms were beautiful and clean, very warm with comfortable beds. Thank you to Elaine Birchall for organising the evening, Norma Liver for writing out the place cards, not forgetting Jen Marsland and Marilyn Hughes for helping distribute the ladies gifts.

 

Sunday Lunch

The next Sunday lunch will take place at Mytton Hall, on Sunday January 26th, 2020 and is being organised by Maurice Hugo, you will receive the menus shortly.

 

Dates for your 2020 Diary

Members will receive our annual “Diary Dates” for 2020 by separate email later today.

 

February Sunday Lunch

Our Sunday lunch is being organised for February 23rd, 2020: Details will be sent to you towards the end of January.

 

Tatton Park

Dates for the 2020 Tatton Park events can be found in the “Diary Dates 2020” please remember if you wish to put your car on the JDC stand you must get your ticket from Area 18. Applications can be made to Elaine Birchall – Tel 01942 225146

 

Spring Weekend 2020

Our Spring Weekend in 2020 will held at the Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa, Skipton, West Yorkshire, from Friday April 3rd, to Monday April 6th. The advance notice of the event has been sent to members and you should have all received it, if not please contact Margaret and she will resend it to you. Early booking is recommended for this event. To make your reservation or for any other enquiry, please contact: Stephen Liver Tel: 01524 414428,

Email: stephen@liver.me.uk

 

February Meeting

Our meeting on February 3rd, will be our AGM.

If any member would like you join the committee, please contact our Secretary Maurice Hugo on 07836 639761.

Your current committee will stand down 21 days prior to this meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

Your committee would like to wish you a very happy, healthy, peaceful 2020 and if you have all these you will indeed be wealthy. Thank you again for all your support and input throughout the last

12 months. We look forward to enjoying your company throughout the coming months.

 

Joan Clayton

Newsletter Editor

 

 

 

Website: 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,

Margaret Knowles –Social Events Secretary, Joan Clayton – Newsletter

 

 

                                                                                                                                 29 Green Drive

                                                             Penwortham

                                                                                                                                    Preston

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                                                                                                                        22nd  November 2019

 

Dear Members,

And in December’s gloomy shades some Chickweed stars did shine,

One Daisy, too, the bleak month gave to baffle melancholy;

And e’en I saw fair Flora smile when crowned with crimson Holly!

And then the queen of all the flowers passed onwards, soft and slow-

Her radiant brows adorned with Pearls of sacred Mistletoe!

~James Rigg, “The Progress of Queen Flora, Adorned by a Hundred Wild Flowers,” Wild Flower Lyrics and Other Poems, 1897.

 

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on Monday 2nd December 2019 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn, BB2 7LF   Sadly the Scout band are unable to visit us this year as the dynamics have changed due to a few of the players venturing off to university. We wish them well and hope that at some time in the future they will entertain us once again. Don’t be too disheartened as we will have one of their CDs playing seasonal music for us. Of course, those who wish will still be wearing their Christmas outfits and jumpers. Our lovely ladies as usual, will be providing us with mince pies and cakes etc.

 

 

 

Last meeting we were entertained by Graham Kemp with his knowledge about the Pendle Witches. I certainly learned lots of facts that I didn’t previously know and everyone seemed to enjoy it.

 

Sunday Lunch 27th October

The first of our 2019/2020 Sunday Lunches was held at Morecambe Golf Club, where as usual we all enjoyed our lunch overlooking beautiful Morecambe Bay.      Thank you to Stephen and Norma Liver for making the arrangements.

 

                          

 

 

November Sunday Lunch

A typical dreary November day was cheered by beautiful views over Longridge Fells as thirty-two members and friends met up once again at the Newdrop Restaurant, Longridge for our Sunday Lunch. The meal was, as usual, plentiful and delicious as the staff worked hard to ensure that we were all satisfied. Our thanks go to Kathleen and John Butterworth for arranging the delightful venue.

 

           

Sunday 24th November 2019

An event to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the handing over of the Bluebird K7 jet boat to Donald Campbell at Samlesbury Engineering on the 26th of November 1954. Starting at, around 12.30pm, the proceedings will start in the main hall at Samlesbury Hall which is next to, the site of Samlesbury Engineering, which is now a golf range. Gina Campbell, (Donald’s Daughter) will attend to unveil a plaque in the hall of Samlesbury Hall, which is next to the site where the engineering hangers once stood to commemorate the anniversary. A plaque will also be unveiled in the golf range building. The plaque will have the date of the handing over of K7 and image of the boat when it left the factory in 1954.

Food and refreshment will be available from the bar and cafe in the hall. Admission is free to the people attending the Campbell event. If raining the meeting will start in the hall. Organisations invited to attend include:

 

University of Central Lancashire

Myerscough College

Training 2000

BAE SYSTEMS

Speed Record Club

K7 Club.

 

Also, several Motor Racing Champions, Drivers and Riders will be attending the event. On the 26th of November 2019, Radio Lancashire will be broadcasting live from Samlesbury Hall from 1pm till 4pm.

 

 

Christmas Party 2019  

It’s time to get your finery on for our Christmas Dinner which has been arranged at Garstang Golf Club on December 7th, 2019. This is an excellent opportunity for our gentlemen to wear their dinner suits or lounge suits and our ladies to sparkle and shine. After Dinner we will enjoy our own entertainment. For those of you who are staying overnight, your rooms will be available from 3.00 p.m.  Could those joining us just for the evening arrive for 7.00 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7.30 p.m. This promises to be a superb evening and we hope all those attending have a wonderful time.

 

January Sunday Lunch 2020

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, the venue for the 26th January 2020 has to be rearranged. You will receive the new details and menu at the end of December.

 

February Sunday Lunch 2020

Arrangements are being made for our February Sunday Lunch to be held on Sunday February 23rd, you will receive the details and menu in January.

 

Spring Weekend 2020

Our Spring Weekend in 2020 will held at the Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa, Skipton, West Yorkshire, from Friday April 3rd, to Monday April 6th. The advance notice of the event has been sent to members and you should have all received it, if not please contact Margaret and she will resend it to you. Early booking is recommended for this event. To make your reservation or for any other enquiry, please contact: Stephen Liver Tel: 01524 414428, Email: stephen@liver.me.uk

 

 

Committee 2020

If any member is interested in becoming a committee member for the year commencing February 2020 please contact our Secretary Maurice Hugo 01706 216539 or Mobile: 07836 639761 or Email: mhugo.jeep@btopenworld.com

 

 

Dates for your diary

December 7th:               Area 18 – Christmas Party at Garstang Golf Club.

2020

January 26th             Area 18 – Social Event Sunday Lunch – details to be advised.

April 3rd – April 6th      Spring Weekend

 

And finally your committee would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year and thank you for all your support throughout the last 12 months.

 

                                         Joan Clayton

Newsletter Editor

 

 

Website: 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,

Margaret Knowles –Social Events Secretary, Joan Clayton – Newsletter

 

26th October 2019

 

Dear Members,

                                                                               

The wild November comes at last beneath a veil of rain,

The night wind blows its folds aside – her face is full of pain.

The latest of her race, she takes the Autumn’s vacant throne;

She has but one short moon to live and she must live alone.

R H Stoddard (1825-1903), “November”, c1863

 

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on MONDAY 4th NOVEMBER 2019 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn, BB2 7LF and Graham Kemp will be visiting to enthral us with facts about the Pendle Witches. The Hot Pot Supper will be served at 7.30 to allow Graham to start his talk between 8 and 8.15.

 

Last Month we had a fun quiz which Thelma Dunn’s team won. It raised a few laughs and gave us a lovely relaxed evening.

 

Area 18 Christmas Party 2019

It is fast approaching our Christmas Party on December 7th, at Garstang Golf Club. If anyone has not yet paid for the meal £27.00 per person, or has still to let Elaine know their menu choices, would you please do so before October 31st. Elaine’s contact details are:

Tel: 01942 225146 E.Mail: djohnbirchall@btinternet.com  

 

Sunday Lunch 27th October 2020

We look forward to seeing some of you at Morecambe Golf Club for our 1st Sunday lunch of the season. Please meet 12.30 for 1.00 pm.

 

Spring Weekend 2020

Our Spring Weekend in 2020 will held at the Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa, Skipton, West Yorkshire, from Friday April 3rd, to Monday April 6th. The advance notice of the event has been sent to members and you should have all received it, if not please contact Margaret and she will resend it to you. Early booking is recommended for this event. To make your reservation or for any other enquiry, please contact: Stephen Liver Tel: 01524 414428, Email: stephen@liver.me.uk

 

November Sunday Lunch

The November Sunday Lunch will take place at The Newdrop Inn, Knowle Green, Preston, PR3 2XE, on Sunday November 17th, 2019 (12.30 p.m. for 1.00 p.m.) You will receive the Menu and further details early next week.

 

Holiday to Texas

Thelma and Mike Dunne have recently been on holiday to Texas and just happened to visit a car museum, here’s a little bit about it.

 

ANY OLD IRON?

 

During our recent trip to Texas we came across a small advert for a Classic Car Museum in the locality of our second week’s stay.  Needless to say, we lost the ad and despite asking at several local shops, garages, restaurants etc, no-one seemed to know of it.  We eventually tried our old friend Google, and came up with The Old Iron Works, Old Town Montgomery, so off we went.

 

In a reception area full of trophies, cups and certificates etc we found a small showroom filled with a Corvette, E-Type, 2 Healy 3000 and a really nice Hot-rod.  A small sign invited us to look around and take photos, so following her nose Thelma discovered the workshop!  Here was a beautiful display of American Classics, mostly Stutz, a couple of Packard and one which we had never heard of before – a Mercer.  The 3 craftsmen and their young female apprentice were all hard at work on a 1936 Rolls Royce, which they had completely stripped down despite the lack of the correct tools.  They found time to chat with us about the vehicles on display and to enquire about our visit and why we were so interested in classic cars, so they were told all about our Jaguar Club and members cars.

 

 

 

 

Members Cars

This month Ian Pickering tells us about his search for an XJS Celebration Convertible.

Fifteen years with my XJS.  After a four year search looking for an XJS celebration convertible without any result and after travelling many miles to view potential purchases, only to find that they were not as described or already sold.

 

My wife Sharon suggested placing wanted ads in the club magazines which I subscribed to, after a few replies there was one car which took my fancy, finished in carnival red with oatmeal leather, the car was situated in Ashford in Middlesex, the guy described the car as a1 condition, at that point we agreed a price providing the car was as described.

We set off down to view the car in Sharons Peugeot 206 rather than going in the v12 a much more economical option, all the way down I had my doubts as to whether the car was going to be as described.

 

We finally arrived at the vendors address, and were greeted by Brian the vendor, would you like a coffee he asked or do you want to see the car first, I said I would view the car first.

He led us into the garage and the car was under a fitted cover, as he slid the cover back my wife turned to my youngest son and said I know where that’s going, at last, a car as described, or maybe even a bit better than described, after a test drive with the roof down a deal was struck, deposit paid and we would collect the car once Brian who had purchased an XKR the same colour had removed his private number plate, and received the log book back.

Finally three weeks later I got a call saying we could pick up the car and Brian would meet us at Heathrow and take us back to their house for breakfast, we flew to Heathrow in about 30 mins, at a total cost of £11:00. After breakfast we said our farewells and set off home.

The journey back to Lancashire was without issue, a couple of stops for fuel, both costing more than the flights down.

 

We arrived home early afternoon when I set about washing and polishing and detailing, not that it needed much, having only covered a mere 21,500 miles the car was as new.

Roll the clock forward fifteen years and the car still looks well having now covered just over51,000 with many comments, magazine features and awards along the way, never had any mechanical breakdowns the car remains 100% reliable, on a recent trip down to the Jaguar facility at Ryton the car drew lots of attention and was featured on the breakfast club Facebook page.

 

The car despite having had many offers will not be going anywhere soon, as we plan to enjoy it for a few more years yet, fingers crossed.

 

          

Items for Sale

 

Car Cover - £100 o.n.o

 The size is LL and it can fit these Jaguars:

 MK V 1948 -1951. The old S Type 1963-1968.

 The Sovereign, the X Type Estate, the new

 S Type. 1999 – 2007. 

 X 300.  XF/R from 2008.

 XJ series 111 from 1979 - 1988,

 XJ 220, XFR from 2008.

 

 

 

           

                               Tool set £65                                                     Petrol Cans £45 each

 

Please contact Maurice Hugo on: 01706 216539 or Mobile: 07836 639761

 

 

 

Dates for your diary

November 8th/10th:     JDC Event - Classic Car Show – NEC Birmingham

November 17th:          Area 18 - Social Event Sunday Lunch.

December 7th:               Area 18 – Christmas Party at Garstang Golf Club.

2020

January 26th              Area 18 – Social Event Sunday Lunch Mytton Fold Hotel

April 3rd – April 6th      Spring Weekend

 

Joan Clayton

Newsletter Editor

 

 

Website: 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,

Margaret Knowles –Social Events Secretary, Joan Clayton – Newsletter

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                              29 Green Drive

                                                                                                              Penwortham

                                                                                                              Preston

                                                                                                              PR1 0RD

                                                                                                              27thSeptember2019

 

Dear Members,

 

October’s the month when the smallest breeze, Gives us a shower of autumn leaves,

Bonfires and pumpkins, leaves sailing down – October is red and golden and brown. -Author unknown.

 

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on MONDAY 7th OCTOBER 2019 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn, BB2 7LF, We are going to have a friendly quiz night so get your thinking caps and lets have some fun.

 

Last month

Last month we had a visit from Robert from ‘The Spectacle Property’, Bamber Bridge, Preston. He told us about two special pairs of glasses for driving, one pair for driving during the day and in the sunshine and the other for driving at night. He brought examples for us to try and very impressive they were too.                      

 

Classics at Hoghton Tower

On Sunday 1st, September 2019 many of us arrived at Hoghton Tower for one of the last shows of the season. Sadly, the weather was a little inclement and quite chilly but in true Area 18 style we had a lovely day with many laughs.

 

November Meeting

Next month we will be visited by Graham Kemp, (many of you will remember as our guide a couple of years ago at Lancaster Castle), who will be telling us all about ‘The Pendle Witches’. We will be having a ‘Hot Pot Supper’ at a cost of £5 per head. This will be served at 7.30 for Graham to start his presentation at 8pm. Elaine will be taking names and money at our October Meeting.

 

October Sunday Lunch

You will all have had the advance notice for the Sunday lunch 27th October 2019 12.30 for 1.00 pm  at Morecambe Golf club. Please pass your menu to Stephen at the next meeting.

 

JDC Members Cars- My 2006 S-Type R by Jon Greenwood

I started working as a salesman at Mead of Blackburn in February 2002. In April of that year, the facelifted S-Type was launched. I thought the new model was a massive improvement with the ZF 6 speed gearbox, upgraded interior and better handling and ride quality. The 2.5 V6 was added to the range and the 4.0 V8 was replaced by the new 4.2. For me however, the model that I fell in love with was the S-Type R. With 400BHP from the supercharged 4.2, it absolutely blew me away. At around £50k with a nice specification, it was way out of my league, as salesmen we were lucky to be able to get a 2.0 V6 manual X-TYPE as a company car!

 

My own car at this point was a BMW E30 325i, soon replaced with a Subaru Impreza Turbo, which really did perform very well. In 2003 I was lucky enough to assist with the 'Speed of Sight' project, the aim of which was to capture the land speed record for a blind driver. We used a new XJR as the record car and the 'chase car' was a new S-Type R, the record attempt was done on the main runway at Elvington airfield near York. It attracted a lot of interest from the national and local press and my boss used to send me out in the S-type R to give the journalists a feel for what it was like to travel flat out down the runway.

 

This only made me want the 'R' even more, my best run was 156mph on the calibrated GPS speedo, which was around 162mph on the cars own speedometer. What was most impressive was the way the car just kept pulling through the gears. As the years passed I had five Imprezas in all and my company Jaguars improved in specification but never to the 'R' versions. I purchased an old S-Type 2.5 Sport around 2014, to test the water of actual ownership, Sue and I both loved it but it was nowhere near quick enough to keep me happy.

 

At this point I realised how affordable the 'R' versions were becoming, mainly due to the price of insurance, fuel costs, perceived high cost of maintenance and the general bias against big petrol engined performance cars. In an ideal world, I would wait for a suitable car to come through the dealership as a part exchange but due to the very small number that were sold in the UK, this wasn't going to happen anytime soon. I didn't want to pay a fortune for a low mileage 'future classic', I drive them not polish them!

 

Autotrader and Ebay seemed to be the best chance of finding something suitable and eventually I spotted one that might fit the bill. The car was a 2006 '56' in Midnight Black metallic with Warm Charcoal leather, probably the colour combination that I would be least likely to choose!

It had done about 156,000 miles which was a lot higher than most, but with full history and plenty of previous invoices to confirm that money had been spent when needed.

 

The downsides? It was located near Heathrow airport and had an engine management light showing.

The seller was a 'trader' rather than a car dealership, I had a good chat with him and he explained how his business operated. He purchased all makes and models of vehicle from local main dealers that were older, higher mileage or worse condition than they would be willing to retail and sold them through Ebay with a very low mark up, usually having 100 cars or more in stock at any one time. The car was very cheap (or good value depending on your point of view!), priced to allow for the mileage and the engine management light being on. Anyone with common sense at this point would have decided to spend more money and find a car that was closer to home and didn't have potential issues, but not me! A friend and I made the road trip to go and view the car, taking my code reader with me to see what was causing the engine management light.

 

There is an ancient proverb in the motor trade which says 'never buy a car from a portacabin on a bomb site', obviously on arrival, this was the kind of setup that confronted me! The chap running the operation was absolutely brilliant, no nonsense, just gave me the keys and trade plates and said take it for a run and let me know if you want it when you get back. First job was to read the fault codes, the code reader said it was one of the lambda sensors, usually about £50-£100 to replace, so nothing that bothered me. The rear tyres were just above the wear indicators, about 2mm, so ready for replacement, again not something that worries me on a 10 year old used car. Overall condition was acceptable and it drove reasonably well, managed to get a bit of discount but not much as it was already at trade price according to Glass's Guide and CAP Black Book.

 

I drove it home without incident and started sorting out a few bits and bobs. Replaced the lambda sensor, which cured the engine warning light, 2x new Michelin PS4 tyres on the back, full service and K+N air filter replacement, 'Caldoofy' intake pipe replacement and EBC Yellowstuff brake pads all round had it running and stopping nicely. The exhaust back boxes have also been replaced with straight through pipes so it actually sounds like a V8. I haven't really done anything about the minor cosmetic marks but might get round to it 'one day'

 

 

We have covered about 11,000 miles in it in the last three years and averaged 17 MPG! 

It has to be a contender for the 'most fun per £' award in my opinion and always puts a smile on my face whenever I drive it.

 

Inter Area Quiz

On Wednesday September 11th a contingent of Area 18 members journeyed to The Antrobus Golf Club for The Annual Inter Area Quiz with Area 15.  Prior to the quiz a buffet was served, we then split ourselves into teams, with six people from each club competing for the trophy and everyone else competing on an individual basis. It was decided that Ian, Barbara, Peter, Laura, Alan and Liz would be the nominated team, with John, Elaine, Brian, Joan, Maurice, Barrie, Marilyn and Glynn competing on an individual basis.

 

Area 15 had obtained the services of professional quiz master Harry Reid who proceeded to preside over an enjoyable, challenging quiz made up of questions on a variety of subjects.

After a closely fought competition our nominated team were declared the winners albeit by a very small margin.

 

            

         

Car Search

We have had an email from Bill Price, who is searching for the owner of a 1960 Jaguar 3.8 Saloon Registration No: 687 DXA. Bill says:

This car finished 4th overall on the 1960 RAC Rally driven by Jack Sears and Willy Cave.

As a member of the Historic Rally Car Register I am assisting with the Club Open day at Gaydon in January 2020 which will feature this event. I believe that the car may have been owned by Peter Berry at the time.

If any member has knowledge of this car please contact Bill on 01494 563001 or email him at billprice1935@gmail.com

 

 

CHESHIRE CLASSIC CAR & MOTOR CYCLE SHOW

On August 25TH Maurice and I visited this popular event which has now been running for 20 years.  Three Classic Car Shows are held annually at Capesthorne Hall which was built between 1719 and 1732 and is set in 100 acres of picturesque Cheshire Parkland.

 

As the only Jaguar Club Stand there on the day was the Cheshire Enthusiasts we were given a warm welcome when we cheekily asked if we could join them. Once parked up we proceeded to set up our table and chairs (now that’s a surprise) and apply sun cream, and don sun hats as the weather was absolutely perfect, unlike the following Sunday at Hoghton Tower.

 

Following refreshments we then did the compulsory tour of the auto jumble. We viewed the hard to find parts, tools and mechanical memorabilia.  Aren’t bits and pieces of metal fascinating? As one who has done THREE CONSECUTIVE DAYS yes three days at Beaulieu Auto Jumble this was a breeze.

The main attraction of course is always the cars so following a leisurely lunch we strolled along the rows admiring the electric display of vintage, classic and modern cars before wandering into the Classic Bike Section where we came across Alan Hewitt whose Honda 350 Twin was on display, amongst other classic and vintage bikes including BSAs, Nortons and Velocettes.

 

By now it was approaching three o clock so our attention turned to tea and cakes and a visit to the Butler’s Pantry was in order. On route we passed through the courtyard directly outside the Hall which was filled with a display of mainly modern Mercedes Benz, the feature marque for the day. Suitably refreshed we then returned to our car and packed up before setting off home.

 

Whilst the show is not on the scale of Tatton Park it is definitely well worth a visit. As well as the car show you are able to do a tour of The Hall which has lots of history, as well as a fantastic collection of fine arts, marble sculptures, tapestries and antique furniture. If you fancy a stroll, the beautiful formal gardens and woodland walks are well kept, and although not over large there is plenty to see if you are happy to potter about including the three lakes and the not to be missed Holy Trinity

 

Area 18 Christmas Party 2019

Our Christmas Dinner has been arranged at Garstang Golf Club on December 7th, 2019. This is an excellent venue where we have enjoyed both Sunday Lunches and Christmas parties in the past. Tickets are £27.00 per person, and after Dinner after we will enjoy our own entertainment, including music from our very own Ukulele Trio.

 

As in the past we have provisionally reserved a number of rooms for those of you who wish to stay overnight. The cost of a double room is £86.00, and a single room £76.00 including breakfast the following morning.

 

If you have not yet make your reservation could you please contact Elaine Birchall (NOT THE GOLF CLUB) before September 30th, 2019, 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

 

Elaine will be bringing the Christmas Party Menu to the October meeting for you to choose your meal for the evening. If you are unable to be there please contact her, and she will let you have a copy.

 

 

 

SPARES DAY - Stoneleigh Park,  Nr Coventry, Warwickshire. CV8 2LZ.

Next Spares Day: Sunday 20th October 2019
Probably the biggest Jaguar Spares event anywhere in the world!

New This Time – Jaguar Breakfast Meet, 08:00 – 10:00 a.m., outside hall gate will be open for Jaguar Cars.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FROM 10.00 a.m. UNTIL 4.00 p.m.

ADMISSION £10.00 payable on the day - no advance booking FREE PARKING !!
Over 200 stalls, all under cover, from U.K. and abroad. Regular stallholders range from established major Jaguar parts suppliers, restoration specialists to replica manufacturers and private garage clearances.
 

Dates for your diary

 

October 20th:           Area 18 - Social Event Sunday Lunch  

November 8th/10th:     JDC Event - Classic Car Show – NEC Birmingham

November 17th:          Area 18 - Social Event Sunday Lunch

December 7th:               Area 18 – Christmas Party at Garstang Golf Club.

 

Website: 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,

Margaret Knowles –Social Events Secretary, Joan Clayton – Newsletter

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                                                                                                              29 Green Drive

                                                                                                              Penwortham

                                                                                                              Preston

                                                                                                              PR1 0RD

                                                                                                              23rd, August 2019

 

Dear Members,

“Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul... but I must confess that I love you only because you are a prelude to my beloved October.” ― Peggy Toney Horton

 

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on MONDAY 2nd September 2019 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn, BB2 7LF, when we will be having a talk and demonstration of the benefits of Prescription night time driving glasses, by the Spectacle Factory.

 

Last month

Last month 67 members came together for our annual barbeque making £462 for club funds.

The food, as usual was plentiful and scrumptious.

Our thanks to the Chefs: Stephen and Norma Liver, John Birchall and Barrie Hughes for cooking the meat. Barry and Margaret Lewis for crying over the onions, and cooking them of course, also Mike and Wendy Birtwistle and Stephen Liver for providing the meat.

Not forgetting all the ladies who provided baked potatoes, salads, buns, condiments, cakes etc., all help to make it a successful evening.                                  

 

                              

                       

 

We also held our annual “Bonnets Up” competition which was won by our

Secretary Maurice Hugo

 

 

 

Classics at Hoghton Tower

Our next car show is at Hoghton Tower on Sunday 1st, September 2019. This is one of the last shows of the season and a beautiful venue. Another superb car show organised by Mark Woodward, so let’s hope its good weather – Stephen tells me he has just ONE ticket left for this event – so if you would like to come along and join our stand, contact Stephen Liver on 01524 414428 or by Email: stephen@liver.me.uk

 

 

Lytham Hall

Sunday 4th August saw 24 Jaguars arrive at Lytham Hall. It was a good day although I was unable to attend due to a family Christening but I heard that everyone attending had a good time, as you will see from the following photographs.

 

A Plea from your Newsletter Editor

Dear members, It would be greatly appreciated if you attend one of the events where JDC Area 18 has a stand, visit somewhere which you think our members would be interested; or any other item of interest you would like to see included in our newsletter – including an article for our Members Cars section, please contact myself Joan Clayton on Tel: 01772 437277 or Email: joanclayton26@gmail.com including photographs which will enable me to enhance our monthly newsletter.

Joan Clayton.

 

Tatton Park

After the horrendous start to the weekend on Friday the weather fined up leaving Saturday and Sunday pleasant days. The rain passed over and we had intermittent clouds and sunshine but at least it was dry. We were situated on a different stand, with more room than before and our banners and bunting could be seen far and wide. On Saturday we won the best club stand, a proud day for Jaguar Drivers Club Areas 15 and 18.

Ray Rushton receiving Area 15’s trophy for the best XJ40

 

      

                

Quiz Night – Wednesday September 11th, 2019

Our annual inter area quiz this year is being organised by Area 15 on Wednesday

September 11th. 2019

This year, Area 15 has obtained the services of a very good quizmaster, who raises money for a local hospice.

The evening will include taking part in the quiz, and a buffet supper at a cost of £10.00 per person, with all of the money collected going to the Hospice.

It is proposed that both Area 15 and Area 18 each field a team of 6 people to compete for the trophy which will make it a fair contest, and any other members wishing to take part may do so on an individual basis.

Your committee is appealing for Area 18 members to assist us in winning back the trophy, so if you would like to take part please contact our chairman John Birchall on Tel: 01942 225146 or E.Mail: djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

 

 

 

 

Area 18 Christmas Party 2019

Our Christmas Dinner has been arranged at Garstang Golf Club on December 7th, 2019. This is an excellent venue where we have enjoyed both Sunday Lunches and Christmas parties in the past. Tickets are £27.00 per person, and after Dinner after we will enjoy our own entertainment, including music from our very own Ukulele Trio.

 

As in the past we have provisionally reserved a number of rooms for those of you who wish to stay overnight. The cost of a double room is £86.00, and a single room £76.00 including breakfast the following morning.

 

If you have not yet make your reservation could you please contact Elaine Birchall (NOT THE GOLF CLUB) before September 30th, 2019, 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

 

 

Dates for your diary

 

Aug 24th-26th:           Oulton Park Jaguar Gold Cup - Area 15

September 1st:           Area 18 Social Event Classics at Hoghton Towers

October 20th:           Area 18 - Social Event Sunday Lunch  

November 8th/10th:     JDC Event - Classic Car Show – NEC Birmingham

November 17th:          Area 18 - Social Event Sunday Lunch

December 7th:               Area 18 – Christmas Party at Garstang Golf Club.

 

Joan Clayton

Newsletter Editor

 

 

 

 

 

Website: 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,

Margaret Knowles –Social Events Secretary, Joan Clayton – Newsletter 

 

                                                                                                             

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                    29 Green Drive

                                                                                                                            Penwortham

                                                                                                                                     Preston

                                                                                                                                    PR1 0RD

                                                                                                                        26th July 2019

Dear Members,

 

“The month of August had turned into a griddle where the days just lay there and sizzled.” ― Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees.

 

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on MONDAY 5th August 2019 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn, BB2 7LF. It’s our annual barbeque and please don’t forget your plates and cutlery. Unfortunately, food must have been pre-ordered and paid for and

cannot be ordered on the night.

 

Last month

Whilst many of our members were away on holiday we held our 'Landlords Choice'; our host Tom went out and chose a beautiful red E-Type Series 2 owned by Brian McKenzie.

 

Lytham Hall

Our next outing is 4th August at Lytham Hall, hope to see you all there for another fabulous display of our cars. For further details contact Stephen Liver on 01524 414428 or by

Email: stephen@liver.me.uk

 

Classics in the Park

This is held on Saturday 10th August 2019 on Miller Park Preston. This beautiful park was opened in 1864, is designated at Grade II Historic Status for the following reasons: The park is an early example of a municipal park and was designed by the  leading landscape designer Edward Milner, incorporating a riverside walk of 1847-8 and  developed by Preston Corporation for recreational purposes taking in the walks including the Derby Walks,  the railway alongside which was provided with ornamental structures and  it lies alongside Avenham Park, also by Milner.

 

Tatton Park Classic Car Show

As you are aware Area 18 will be having a JDC stand at the Tatton Park Classic Car Show on August 17th and 18th. If you have not yet reserved your ticket, please contact Elaine. There will be NO admission to the club stand for members who have obtained their tickets from a different source. For any enquiries or further information please contact Elaine Birchall on: 01942 225146 or E.mail: djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

 

Area 18 Welsh Tour

Many of our members were on an Area 18 holiday in Wales and Liz Hugo has written an interesting piece telling us what they all got up to.

 

FROM THE SPECTACULAR PEMBROKESHIRE COAST TO THE

ROLLING GREEN LANDSCAPES OF POWYS.

 

This year’s tour was to take us for 5 nights to Saundersfoot on the Pembrokeshire Coast followed by

5 nights, in Llangammarch Wells in mid Wales.

 

After a pleasant drive to the St Brides Hotel with its stunning coastal views we were joined by other members of Areas 18 & 15, old friends & Sheryl all the way from New Zealand. Later we all enjoyed our first evening meal together.

 

Our trip tours had been arranged by Maurice and Tuesday saw the majority of the party visiting The Royal Mint. Here we were given a full tour by a very knowledgeable lady who filled us with facts and figures as we viewed the coin making process – from preparing blank metal discs to striking the coins. Following this we were able to visit the Exhibition Area with its 1,100 years of the history of the Royal Mint. A few members of the group including David and Sheila tried to prove how strong they were by attempting to lift a solid, shiny 400 oz. gold bar worth £400.00 whilst others struck their own coin.

 

For the remaining three days people went off sightseeing as they felt fit to visit the various places of interest in Pembrokeshire.

 

Many including Tony and Anne made the short drive to Tenby. Here they took a leisurely stroll through the narrow labyrinth of medieval streets within the 13th century town walls whilst admiring its Five Arch Barbican Gate House & the 15th century St Marys Church with its 150 ft. spire. Tony Fryer the most energetic member of the group walked 4.5 miles along the coastal path from Saundersfoot to Tenby and back! He said it had been worth the effort because of the spectacular coastal scenery which could be seen along the way.

 

Peter, Nancy Mike and Sue were seen on Wednesday meandering through the narrow streets of Saint David’s a tiny cathedral city, the smallest in the UK with its superb medieval cathedral, a bishop’s palace, 13th century gate house and old Celtic Cross.

 

St. Fagan’s National Museum of History was a popular choice for many including John, Kath, John, Sheryl, Martyn and Jean. Standing in the grounds of St Fagan’s Castle a late 16th century manor house can be found over 50 original buildings from different locations in Wales and different historical periods which have been rebuilt in the 50 acre parkland. Each building is frozen in time and opens a door into Welsh history offering a fascinating glimpse into the past. You can also visit the Galleries where you can explore history through people’s everyday lives and if you have any time left you can stroll through the beautiful garden displays which surround the castle.

 

On Wednesday evening Maurice had organised an evening meal for everyone at the nearby Beachside Restaurant where the food is cooked in a Hardwood Pit Smoker (All the way from the USA) and a Lump Wood Charcoal Oven thereby giving it its own distinctive taste.

 

Thursday evening saw us assembled for our final evening meal which was followed by entertainment provided by many including Ian who gave an excellent rendition of Albert and The Lion.

 

All too soon Friday arrived and we said our farewells to Ian, Barbara, David, Sheila, Tony and Anne before setting off on the second leg of our journey to The Lake House Country Hotel in Llangammarch Wells where we were joined by John, Elaine, Steve, Norma, David, Jackie, John and Sue.

 

Saturday saw many of us deciding to have a relaxing day and take advantage of the hotels facilities including the pool, sauna and hot tub. Others took a stroll along the pathways which meandered through the stunning grounds and alongside the lake and river. Whilst Sheryl kindly organised a game of croquet

and a pitch and put competition.

 

Monday dawned bright and sunny( My fingers having been crossed in the days beforehand that the weather wouldn’t be too unkind to us had worked)  saw us assembled at the main station at Pant for the second of the trip tours organised by Maurice to The Brecon Beacon Mountain Railway. The journey took us in all-weather carriages behind a vintage Steam Locomotive from Pant, alongside the Taf Fechan Reservoir before climbing to Torpantu high in the Brecon Beacons. Maurice had planned a scenic route back to the hotel through the Brecon Beacons. Even though the roads were narrow to say the least!!!! David and Jackie both said it had been well worth it as the landscape was amazing with breath-taking, extensive views in all directions.

 

Once again for the two other days people were free to visit nearby places of interest these included the  town of Hay on Wye a small market town often described as the town of books (having dozens of second hand book shops) and a range of antique and high quality art and craft shops visited by John and Elaine. John, Sue, Maurice and myself journeyed to Hergest Croft Gardens. On arrival we sat on the outside terrace of the lovely little tea rooms whilst sampling the delicious homemade cakes before wandering through the gardens which contained a unique collection of rare plants, trees, shrubs, flower borders, rockery and kitchen garden.

 

Wales had some amazing scenery and around every corner it got better. Twisty narrow roads which climbed and dropped rapidly, with tight hairpin bends giving those stunning views and spectacular scenery and tremendous days driving were experienced by many of the group including Steve, Norma, John and Kath.

 

           


 
Tuesday evening saw us assembled for The Tour Dinner which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Entertainment was provided by Peter who played some of the well-known songs from WW2 on his ukulele, these included Run Rabbit, My Little Hen and the theme song from Dads Army, as well as other old favourites (Audience participation with the songs depended on your age!!) Also I must mention Martyn, who amused us with his jokes, John, Sue and Kath for their rendition of Albert and The Lion parts one and two and John, Elaine for their readings of Daff Land and How I Wish I’d Looked After My Teeth. 
My apologies if I have forgotten anyone.

 

Wednesday arrived and following breakfast we said our goodbyes. We all agreed we had had a lot of laughs and thoroughly enjoyed the company of our fellow Jaguar Drivers.

 

 

Leighton Hall

Sunday 7th July saw 31 cars wending our way to Leighton Hall Carnforth for our Area Day. It’s a beautiful location and although not as hot as last year it was still a pleasant day without any rain. Thanks to John Birchall’s speedy ordering we were able to unveil our new Bunting and Feather Banners, making our stand a sight to behold. They added style and panache, giving us pizazz with a number of visitors giving some favourable comments.  Some strolled amongst the auto jumble and others wandered through the gardens. The café did a roaring trade with their delicious cream scones and there were some lovely cottage garden plants to buy.

As it was our Area Day there were some prizes awarded.

Classic Saloon - Alan Hewitt

Sports Car - Brian and Selina McKenzie

Modern Saloon – Margaret Knowles

Modern Sports Car – Ian Pickering

Car of the Day ‘The Guy Garlick Trophy’ Brian and Lois Haselden

 

                         

                                                                          

 

Our thanks to Stephen Liver for arranging this event.

 

 

Classics at Hoghton Tower

We will also have a stand on September 1st, 2019 at another superb car show organised by Mark Woodward Tickets are £4.00 each and must be paid for when you order. The final date for ordering tickets is now our monthly meeting on August 5th, 2019. For further details and Tickets contact Stephen Liver on 01524 414428 or by Email: stephen@liver.me.uk

 

Royal Lancashire Show

Last weekend some of us displayed our cars at the Royal Lancashire Show, Salesbury Hall, Ribchester. Sunday was a good day and although it was cloudy most of the time, when the sun came out it was very hot. Not many Jaguars were there, but plenty of vintage tractors and other classic cars. Of course there were lots of interesting stalls and stands to look at, food and drink tasting. Animals being shown, judged and displayed. A great day and thank you to Dennis Walton for arranging our tickets and Anthony and Caroline Taylor from Lancashire Automobile Club, for inviting us.

 

Oulton Park

In response to my request for members letting us know where they’ve been and seen Jaguars, Peter Marsland sent us this!

 

 "The racing at Oulton Park on Saturday the 6th July included an event including traditional XKs and Jaguar Mark 1 Saloons.  It was damp when the race commenced and conditions did deteriorate which enabled the drivers to demonstrate their abilities to control their wayward cars. Darren McWhirter and Mark 1, No 9, proved to be a particularly quick combination and was the runaway winner . There was close racing behind and Nigel Webb's No 52 was in the thick of it, eventually securing second place.  Just a shame this interesting field of cars had to race on a rainy morning when the afternoon events were all held in dry conditions."

 

Royal Lancashire Show

Last weekend some of us displayed our cars at the Royal Lancashire Show, Salesbury Hall, Ribchester. Sunday was a good day and although it was cloudy most of the time, when the sun came out it was very hot. Not many Jaguars were there, but plenty of vintage tractors and other classic cars. Of course there were lots of interesting stalls and stands to look at, food and drink tasting. Animals being shown, judged and displayed. A great day and thank you to Dennis Walton for arranging our tickets and Anthony and Caroline Taylor from Lancashire Automobile Club, for inviting us.

 

Congratulations

Our congratulations go to Ray and Anona Rushton who won

3rd Prize in the Modern Saloon category with their

1992 - XJ40 in a rare shade of Metallic Rose Bronze at the Burnley Classic Vehicle Show on Sunday June 30th.

 

This event held Towneley Park showcases hundreds of classic vehicles, along with access to Towneley Hall and grounds, a funfair for chilldren and plenty of stalls.

 

 

 

A Plea

Dear members, if you attend one of the events where Area 18 has a stand, or visit somewhere which you think should be included in our newsletter, please take a photo or two, give Area 18 permission to print it, and send it to Margaret Knowles, Email: kjonmar@gmail.com, as we need as many photographs as we can get to enable myself

(Joan Clayton, Newsletter Editor) to enhance our monthly newsletter.

 

 

Driving in France

 

Fleet drivers taking their company cars to France this summer should be aware of new cameras that can spot speeding and tailgating.

New research conducted for RAC Europe found that only 14% of drivers are aware of the new Mesta Fusion cameras, which can even spot drivers using their phone illegally.

 

RAC Europe spokesman Rod Dennis said: “With thousands of UK drivers taking their own cars – and motorbikes – to France in the coming weeks, it can be easy to forget that certain driving conventions can be quite different to those this side of the Channel.”

 

The new devices can see across eight lanes of traffic, monitor several vehicles at once, and tell the difference between cars and HGVs.

 

As well as catching speeders, the cameras have the ability to take note of drivers or passengers who are not wearing seat belts, capture illegal overtaking and dangerous driving practices such as tailgating, running a red light, and driving in a prohibited lane or area.

For every operational camera, there will be four decoy options, and they can switch places without drivers realising, making them almost impossible for drivers to avoid.

 

Initially the cameras will only be used to catch those breaking the speed limit.

Six-in-10 drivers surveyed by the RAC who take their own cars or motorbikes abroad (63%) were not aware tailgating is illegal in France, as it is in the UK, while half (49%) did not know that the only legal way of using a handheld mobile phone in the country is to park up in a designated parking place and switch the engine off.

 

Only half of drivers (49%) know they have to pay a mandatory recovery fee should they break down on a French motorway, with just one in six of these (15%) aware that the fee has gone up to at least €126 per breakdown this year – a cost which rises overnight and during weekends.

 

Depending on their breakdown provider and level of cover, drivers can claim this fee back once they are back in the UK.

 

Information by Matt de Prez, Matt has been an automotive journalist for three years. As senior staff writer he is responsible for the automotive content on Fleet News and also contributes to Automotive Management. Prior to this, Matt worked in the automotive industry for 10 years.

 

 

 

Area 18 Christmas Party 2019

Our Christmas Party will be held at Garstang Golf Club on December 7th, 2019. This is an excellent venue where we have enjoyed both Sunday Lunches and our Christmas parties in the past. Although Elaine is still in the process of finalising arrangements, the method of booking will be as last year. To reserve a room for the night and breakfast the following morning you have to book it through Elaine. To make an early reservation contact Elaine on 01942 225146 or email 

djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

 

              

 

   

       

Dates for your diary

 

Aug 4th:                  Area 18 -Social Event - Lytham Hall

Aug 10th:                Classics in the Park -Miller Park Preston

Aug 17th/18th:           Area 15/18 - Tatton Park Car Show

Aug 24th-26th:           Oulton Park Jaguar Gold Cup - Area 15

Sept 1st:                 Social Event - Classics at Hoghton Tower

August 4th:              Area 18 - Social Event Lytham Hall

August 17th/18th:        Area 15/18 - Event Tatton Park Classic Car Show

September 1st:           Area 18 Social Event Classics at Hoghton Towers

October 20th:           Area 18 - Social Event Sunday Lunch  

November 8th/10th:     JDC Event - Classic Car Show – NEC Birmingham

November 17th:          Area 18 - Social Event Sunday Lunch

December 7th:               Area 18 – Christmas Party at Garstang Golf Club.

 

Joan Clayton

Newsletter Editor

 

 

Website: 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,

Margaret Knowles –Social Events Secretary, Joan Clayton – Newsletter

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29 Green Drive

Penwortham

Preston

PR1 0RD

21st, June 2019

Dear Members,

 

"If the first of July be rainy weather,

It will rain, more or less, for four weeks together."- John Ray, English Proverbs

Hmm it doesn’t bode well judging by the last couple of months!

 

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on MONDAY 1st July 2019 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn, BB2 7LF. This month we will be holding our ‘Landlord’s Choice’ competition and our host Tom will be walking around the car park to choose his favourite Jaguar. Get those leapers gleaming.

 

Last Month

Last month was ‘My Other Car Is’ which was won by David Baker with his

 

Porsche 911 version 993. The car was chosen by Sheryl  Hutchings who is from New Zealand and staying with John and Kath Butterworth.

Sheryl presented David with a bottle of wine.

 

Margaret and Barry Lewis were presented with the original trophy from the John and Jean Vero run by John Birchall, as they were the last to receive it when Jean met us at Heysham Golf Club in 2017.

 

As you will have read previously Jean bequeathed a Leaping Jaguar to Area 18, which is the new Trophy.

 

Inter Area 15/18 Barbara Barrett Bowling Trophy

Congratulations to Area 15 who once again won the trophy. I've not had a report so I don't know what the weather was like or who was playing and although it was a good night no-one sent me a photograph.

Welsh Staycation

Some of our members are about to set off to Welsh Wales (well over the border) on the annual area 18 summer holiday. I would like to wish them a fabulous time, wonderful weather, delicious food and safe journeys in the ‘Land of My Fathers’.

 

80th Birthday

Belated Birthday Greetings go to Tony Johnson who celebrated a special milestone last month.

 

Tatton Park

The first weekend in June found many of us sitting on Area 15/18 Jaguar Drivers Stand in the middle of a field at Tatton Park. We went on Sunday and although we had one or two showers it was a good day with lovely company and many beautiful cars.

 

Lytham Green

This Sunday June 23rd, is the Lytham Green Car Show in aid of Rosemere Cancer. Please go along and support this event if you are able. Tickets are £15.00 on the day, and further details can be found by emailing classiccarsonlythamgreen@gmail.com

 

Area 18 - Area Day at Leighton Hall

This year our Area 18 day will be held at Leighton allHall, near Carnforth, on Sunday July 7th, 2019 one of the superb venues organised by Mark Woodward. All the Tickets we had have now been sold, but if you still wish to attend, you may be able to get a ticket direct from

Mark Woodward on his website which is: http://www.markwoodwardclassicevents.com and book as a single club booking for JDC. If you do get a ticket this way, please let Stephen know, so that he knows to expect you on the day. For further details contact Stephen Liver on 01524 414428 or by Email: stephen@liver.me.uk

 

Lytham Hall

We will have a stand at another superb car show organised by Mark Woodward on August 4th, 2019 Tickets are £4.00 each plus postage of £0.65p and must be paid for when you order. If you wish to go to this event and have not yet got your ticket please contact Margaret Knowles at the monthly meeting on July 1st, and she will pass your request onto

Stephen Liver who is organising the event.

 

Monday August 5th, 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 is taking names for those of you that require a meal. If you will be partaking of the food, please let Elaine know at the June meeting, Jennifer Marsland at the July meeting, or email Elaine on djohnbirchall@btinternet.com as John and Elaine will be enjoying our first summer holiday within the United Kingdom. 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 Wales (any time after 3rd, 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.

 

Classics in the Park

This is held on Saturday 10th August 2019 on Miller Park Preston. This beautiful park was opened in 1864, is designated at Grade II Historic Status for the following reasons: The park is an early example of a municipal park and was designed by the  leading landscape designer Edward Milner, incorporating a riverside walk of 1847-8 and  developed by Preston Corporation for recreational purposes taking in the walks including the Derby Walks,  the railway alongside which was provided with ornamental structures and  it lies alongside Avenham Park, also by Milner.

 

Tatton Park Classic Car Show

As you are aware Area 18 will be having a JDC stand at the Tatton Park Classic Car Show on August 17th and 18th. If you have not yet reserved your ticket, please contact Elaine. There will be NO admission to the club stand for members who have obtained their tickets from a different source. For any enquiries or further information please contact Elaine Birchall on: 01942 225146 or E.mail: djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

 

Classics at Hoghton Tower

We will also have a stand on September 1st, 2019 at another superb car show organised by Mark Woodward Tickets are £4.00 each and must be paid for when you order. The final date for ordering tickets is now our monthly meeting on August 5th, 2019. For further details and Tickets contact Stephen Liver on 01524 414428 or by Email: stephen@liver.me.uk

 

Area 18 Christmas Party 2019

Our Christmas Party will be held at Garstang Golf Club on December 7th, 2019. This is an excellent venue where we have enjoyed both Sunday Lunches and our Christmas parties in the past. Although Elaine is still in the process of finalising arrangements, the method of booking will be as last year. To reserve a room for the night and breakfast the following morning you have to book it through Elaine. To make an early reservation contact Elaine on 01942 225146 or email her on djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

 

Members Cars

This is just to remind all our Members that you are all welcome to share  a few paragraphs, maybe less, maybe more, about your lovely Jaguar and how you came to own it. Send us a photograph too. Everyone would love to read it.

 

A Plea

Dear members, if you attend one of the events where Area 18 has a stand, or visit somewhere which you think should be included in our newsletter, please take a photo or two, give Area 18 permission to print it, and send it to Margaret Knowles, Email: kjonmar@gmail.com, as we need as many photographs as we can get to enable myself

(Joan Clayton, Newsletter Editor) to enhance our monthly newsletter.

 

For Sale:

JAGUAR X-Type SOVEREIGN, V6 First registered; September 21st, 2007.

This immaculate car has a genuine mileage of only 34,802 at this present time. MOT until July 2020.

Safe and Sound Warranty until September 13th 2020. Grey with Cream Leather interior, all in superb condition. Sun Roof, Sat Nav, and all the extras of a top of the range 2007 Jaguar. £5,250.00 for this exceptionally nice car; originally owned by the Royal Household. For sale due to bereavement,

Call Margaret Knowles on 01254 409571

 

Joan Clayton

Newsletter Editor

 

Dates for your diary

June 23rd/July3rd:     Area 18 - Social Event Summer Holiday

June 23rd:                Lytham Green for Rosemere Cancer

July 7th:                 Area 18 - Social Event Area 18 Day Leighton Hall

Aug 4th:                  Area 18 -Social Event - Lytham Hall

Aug 10th:                Classics in the Park -Miller Park Preston

Aug 17th/18th:           Area 15/18 - Tatton Park Car Show

Aug 24th-26th:           Oulton Park Jaguar Gold Cup - Area 15

Sept 1st:                 Social Event - Classics at Hoghton Tower

August 4th:              Area 18 - Social Event Lytham Hall

August 17th/18th:        Area 15/18 - Event Tatton Park Classic Car Show

September 1st:           Area 18 Social Event Classics at Hoghton Towers

October 20th:           Area 18 - Social Event Sunday Lunch  

November 8th/10th:     JDC Event - Classic Car Show – NEC Birmingham

November 17th:          Area 18 - Social Event Sunday Lunch

December 7th:               Area 18 – Christmas Party at Garstang Golf Club.

 

 

 

 

Website: 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,

Margaret Knowles –Social Events Secretary, Joan Clayton – Newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        29 Green  Drive

                                                                                                                             Penwortham

                                                                                                                                    Preston

                                                                                                                                   PR1 0RD

                                                                                                                        24thMay2019

Dear Members,

 

“Who comes with Summer to this earth,

And owes to June her day of birth,

With ring of Agate on her hand,

Can health, wealth and long-life command” - June

 

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on MONDAY 3rd June 2019 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn, BB2 7LF, and we will be holding ‘My Other Car Is’ Competition. This is always an interesting event with everyone having free rein to bring whichever car they want.

 

 Last month we held

‘The Jaguar I Would Most Like to Go Home In’;

although a horrible rainy evening many of you braved the weather, brought your Jaguars and voted for your favourite. This year it was won by David and Moira Mitchell and their

E-Type.

 

Well done!

 

 

If you haven’t decided yet, here are a couple of events for the Bank Holiday Weekend.

 

 

Wrea Green Car Show

This local car show, 26th May 2019, is in aid of Trinity Hospice at a cost of £10.  Please contact Sally or Christine on 01772 682159 or email: ksally@wareingbuildings.co.uk for further details.

 

Gawsworth Hall

Tony Fryer sent a reminder for Gawsworth Hall 27th May. location A563 Macclesfield to Congleton Road, SK11 9RN. Just for fun and weather permitting, dress to match the age of the car you’re bringing.

 

 

John Brennand

 

It is with great regret that we heard John Brennand passed away on Tuesday May 21st.  In the early part of this century he contributed in many ways to events run by Area 18, but has not enjoyed good health recently. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Unfortunately we do not have details of his Funeral arrangements at this time, but if anyone would like to attend, we will let them know as soon as possible.

 

John and Jean Vero Memorial Run

Last Sunday 25 ??? members set off from ‘The Barn’ at Scorton, after some of us had eaten a bacon buttie and headed off on the John and Jean Vero Memorial Run.

 

 We went over hill and dale, passed Queen Elizabeth Tower, through magnificent

scenery and fabulous views over Morecambe Bay arriving at Bentham Garden Centre for

a lunch stop. After a light repast, and

a-mooch around the plants we headed

off to Lancaster Castle.

                                                 

 We were greeted by our tour guide, a professional actor by the name of Cameron. His rich knowledge enhanced by the portrayal of different characters all added to the interesting walk around a fabulous part of our Lancashire history dating as far back as the 11th Century.

 

Unfortunately we were not allowed to take photographs in the historical parts of the Castle.

 

Our drive culminated at Morecambe Golf Club with a sumptuous buffet to round off the day. Our new ‘Car of the Day’ trophy donated to us by Jean and John Vero’s nephew, following Jean’s instructions, was presented to Jim and Gladys Boylan for their beautiful Green XK.

 

The previous trophy was given to the last people that won it Barry and Margaret Lewis when Jean joined us at Heysham Golf Club. A wonderful day was had by all; even the weather was kind to us.

 

Our thanks go to Stephen and Norma Liver and Margaret Knowles for all their hard work organising the day for us.

 

 

 

Barbara Barrett Bowling Trophy

This year the Area 15/18 bowling match will be held on 6th June 2019 at the Railway Inn, Station Road, Mobberley, Knutsford, WA16 6LA, 01565 873155. You can eat there but you will need to arrive early. Last year the trophy was won by Area 15 but WE want it back, so can all you bowlers please get some practise in and bring it home for Area 18.

 

Tatton Park Classic Car Show

As you are aware Area 18 will be having a JDC stand at the Tatton Park Classic Car Show on June 1st or 2nd. The date for reserving tickets has now passed, and there will be NO admission to the club stand for members who have obtained their tickets from a different source. For any enquiries or further information please contact Elaine Birchall on:

01942 225146 or E.mail: djohnbirchall@btinternet.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. 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. Trips and runs are being organised. For all enquiries contact Maurice Hugo at your earliest convenience. Tel: 07836 639761,

E.mail: mhugo.jeep@btopenworld.com

 

Area 18 - Area Day at Leighton Hall

This year our Area 18 day will be held at Leighton allHall, near Carnforth, on Sunday July 7th, 2019 one of the superb venues organised by Mark Woodward. Tickets are £5.00 each and must be paid for when you order. The final date for ordering tickets is now our meeting on June 3rd 2019. For further details and Tickets contact Stephen Liver on 01524 414428 or by Email: stephen@liver.me.uk

 

Monday August 5th, 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 is taking names for those of you that require a meal. If you will be partaking of the food, please let Elaine know at the June meeting, Jennifer Marsland at the July meeting, or email Elaine on djohnbirchall@btinternet.com as John and Elaine will be enjoying our first summer holiday within the United Kingdom. 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 Wales (any time after 3rd, 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

 

Lytham Hall

We will have a stand at another superb car show organised by Mark Woodward on August 4th, 2019 Tickets are £4.00 each and must be paid for when you order. The final date for ordering tickets is now our monthly meeting on June 3rd 2019. For further details and Tickets contact Stephen Liver on 01524 414428 or by Email: stephen@liver.me.uk

 

Classics at Hoghton Tower

We will also have a stand on September 1st, 2019 at another superb car show organised by Mark Woodward Tickets are £4.00 each and must be paid for when you order. The final date for ordering tickets is now our monthly meeting on August 5th, 2019. For further details and Tickets contact Stephen Liver on 01524 414428 or by Email: stephen@liver.me.uk

 

Lytham Green

There is a new event being launched on Lytham Green Sunday, 23rd June 2019 run by Edward Cook (a JDC member) in aid of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation. Tickets are £10.00 by pre-registration or £15.00 on the day. Details and Entry forms are available by emailing: classiccarsonlythamgreen@gmail.com and requesting an Entry form etc.

 

Area 18 Christmas Party 2019

Our Christmas Party will be held at Garstang Golf Club on December 7th, 2019. This is an excellent venue where we have enjoyed both Sunday Lunches and our Christmas parties in the past. Although Elaine is still in the process of finalising arrangements, the method of booking will be as last year. To reserve a room for the night and breakfast the following morning you have to book it through Elaine. To make an early reservation contact Elaine on 01942 225146 or email her on djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

 

 

 

Car or Sale

Jaguar XK8 Coupe, built in 1997, with just 55156 miles on the clock. The car is in excellent condition, the current owner has owned the car from 7th June 2017, the previous 2 owners owned the car for 17yrs, are JEC club members, and never took the car out in the rain. Items that were showing their age have been replaced to bring it up to show condition, The 4 tyres have been replaced and the wheels refurbished, also replaced are all the brake discs, pads, and hand brake shoes. Also replaced are the head lining, rear parcel shelf and window pillars. Rear reversing sensors timing tensioners had been replaced. The car has full service history has just been serviced and MOT. Additional information: Exterior Colour: Ice Blue, Interior Colour: Jaguar grey, Engine Size: 4.0Ltr, Drive Train: 2WD, Transmission: Automatic, Petrol.

 

 

£13,650.00 ovno. Call Maurice Hugo on 07836 639761 or 01706 216539

 

 

 

Members Cars

This is just to remind all our Members that you are all welcome to share  a few paragraphs, maybe less, maybe more, about your lovely Jaguar and how you came to own it. Send us a photograph too. Everyone would love to read it.

 

Dates for your diary

May 26th:                Wrea Green Car Show in Aid of Trinity Hospice.

                                        Tickets from Wareings Builders

May 27th:                Gawsworth Hall – Young Timers, Contact Tony Fryer Area 15

June 1st/2nd:            Area 15/18 - Tatton Park Classic Car Show

June 23rd/July3rd:     Area 18 - Social Event Summer Holiday

June 23rd:                Lytham Green for Rosemere Cancer

July 7th:                 Area 18 - Social Event Area 18 Day Leighton Hall

Aug 4th:                  Area 18 -Social Event - Lytham Hall

Aug 17th/18th:           Area 15/18 - Tatton Park Car Show

Aug 24th-26th:           Oulton Park Jaguar Gold Cup - Area 15

Sept 1st:                 Social Event - Classics at Hoghton Tower

August 4th:              Area 18 - Social Event Lytham Hall

August 17th/18th:        Area 15/18 - Event Tatton Park Classic Car Show

September 1st:           Area 18 Social Event Classics at Hoghton Towers

October 20th:           Area 18 - Social Event Sunday Lunch  

November 8th/10th:     JDC Event - Classic Car Show – NEC Birmingham

November 17th:          Area 18 - Social Event Sunday Lunch

December 7th:               Area 18 – Christmas Party at Garstang Golf Club.

 

Website: 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,

Margaret Knowles –Social Events Secretary, Joan Clayton – Newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

29 Green Drive

Penwortham

Preston

PR1 0RD

26th April 2019

Dear Members,

 

“At last came the golden month of the wild folk-- honey-sweet May, when the birds come back, and the flowers come out, and the air is full of the sunrise scents and songs of the dawning year.”
Samuel Scoville Jr., Wild Folk

 

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on TUESDAY 7th May (Monday is a bank holiday) 2019 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn, BB2 7LF the theme will be ‘The Jaguar I would most like to go home in’. Get those beautiful cats polished and out on display.

 

Last month

was our annual auction and there was lots of laughter in the room as Auctioneer David Denson and his well-trained, hard working assistant Alan Hewitt worked their magic encouraging everyone to part with their money raising £368 for our club funds.

 

 

Spring Weekend

April brought our spring weekend, the start of our Jaguar season. Forty Eight members made their way up to Cally Palace Hotel, Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland. What a beautiful hotel! The rooms were beautiful and clean, food delicious and staff polite and attentive.

 

 

 

Saturday saw a run out to Dumfries House for a guided tour around the home Prince Charles helped to save for the nation. The house, furniture, carpets and decorations are some of the finest provenanced examples of Robert Adam, Thomas Chippendale and other 18th century leading cabinet makers in the world. We finished with a scrumptious afternoon tea before wending our way back to the hotel.

 

  

 

Sunday, for those who wished, was a scenic run out through beautiful countryside and magnificent views around Loch Ken calling at various places along the way.

 

We made our own entertainment in the evening with a quiz provided by Rosie Gregson, play your cards right, roll the pound for a bottle of Whisky which raised £106.00 Tips for the staff, Mr & Mrs (always good for a laugh) and Peter Robinson with a hilarious rendition on his Ukelele.

 

Our thanks go to Stephen Liver and John Butterworth for arranging, organising and planning a wonderful weekend, Margaret Knowles for all the typing up of menus etc and Norma Liver for writing up all the beautiful place cards.

 

 

 

May Sunday Run – in Memory of John and Jean Vero

By now you should have all received details of The May Sunday Run which will take place on Sunday May 19th, through some of Lancashire’s beautiful countryside, and include a visit to Lancaster Castle. The day will end with a “sit down buffet” at Morecambe Golf Club. For further details contact Stephen Liver on 01524 414428 or by Email: stephen@liver.me.uk no later than April 30th.

 

Wrea Green Car Show

This local car show, 26th May 2019, is in aid of Trinity Hospice at a cost of £10.  Please contact Sally or Christine on 01772 682159 or email: ksally@wareingbuildings.co.uk for further details.

 

Gawsworth Hall

Tony Fryer sent a reminder for Gawsworth Hall 27th May. location A563 Macclesfield to Congleton Road, SK11 9RN. Just for fun and weather permitting, dress to match the age of the car you’re bringing.

 

Tatton Park Classic Car Show

As you are aware Area 18 will be having a JDC stand at the Tatton Park Classic Car Show on June 1st or 2nd. The date for reserving tickets has now passed, and there will be NO admission to the club stand for members who have obtained their tickets from a different source. For any enquiries or further information please contact Elaine Birchall on:

01942 225146 or E.mail: djohnbirchall@btinternet.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. 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. Trips and runs are being organised. For all enquiries contact Maurice Hugo at your earliest convenience. Tel: 07836 639761,

E.mail: mhugo.jeep@btopenworld.com

 

Area 18 - Area Day at Leighton Hall

This year our Area 18 day will be held at Leighton allHall, near Carnforth, on Sunday July 7th, 2019 one of the superb venues organised by Mark Woodward. Tickets are £5.00 each and must be paid for when you order. The final date for ordering tickets is now our meeting on June 3rd 2019. For further details and Tickets contact Stephen Liver on 01524 414428 or by Email: stephen@liver.me.uk

 

Lytham Hall

We will have a stand at another superb car show organised by Mark Woodward on August 4th, 2019 Tickets are £4.00 each and must be paid for when you order. The final date for ordering tickets is now our monthly meeting on June 3rd 2019. For further details and Tickets contact Stephen Liver on 01524 414428 or by Email: stephen@liver.me.uk

 

Classics at Hoghton Tower

We will also have a stand on September 1st, 2019 at another superb car show organised by Mark Woodward Tickets are £4.00 each and must be paid for when you order. The final date for ordering tickets is now our monthly meeting on August 5th, 2019. For further details and Tickets contact Stephen Liver on 01524 414428 or by Email: stephen@liver.me.uk

 

Lytham Green

There is a new event being launched on Lytham Green Sunday, 23rd June 2019 run by Edward Cook (a JDC member) in aid of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation. Tickets are £10.00 by pre-registration or £15.00 on the day. Details and Entry forms are available by emailing: classiccarsonlythamgreen@gmail.com and requesting an Entry form etc.

 

Area 18 Christmas Party 2019

Our Christmas Party will be held at Garstang Golf Club on December 7th, 2019. This is an excellent venue where we have enjoyed both Sunday Lunches and our Christmas parties in the past. Although Elaine is still in the process of finalising arrangements, the method of booking will be as last year. To reserve a room for the night and breakfast the following morning you have to book it through Elaine. To make an early reservation contact Elaine on 01942 225146 or email her on djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

 

 

For Sale

Jaguar XKR Convertible 5.0 V8  2011 (61 plate).White (black wheels) black leather trim. FSH, 3x owners, 45,000 miles. Body in excellent condition, new tyres, no scuffs on wheels.

The car has a Jaguar wind deflector as well.
£35,000.00 ono. Call Glynn on 07751469554

 

AlsoJaguar XK Cabria Light Weight suit cases.
Which have only  been used once.Charcoal colour. Kept in dust covers.
£295.00 ono. Call Glynn on 07751469554

 

Dates for your diary

 May 6th:                 Gawsworth Hall -Old Timers, Contact Tony Fryer Area 15

May 19th:                Area 18 - Social Event May Sunday Run – in Memory of John

                                         and Jean Vero

May 26th:                Wrea Green Car Show in Aid of Trinity Hospice.

                                        Tickets from Wareings Builders

May 27th:                Gawsworth Hall – Young Timers, Contact Tony Fryer Area 15

June 1st/2nd:            Area 15/18 - Tatton Park Classic Car Show

June 23rd/July3rd:     Area 18 - Social Event Summer Holiday

June 23rd:                Lytham Green for Rosemere Cancer

July 7th:                 Area 18 - Social Event Area 18 Day Leighton Hall

Aug 4th:                  Area 18 -Social Event - Lytham Hall

Aug 17th/18th:           Area 15/18 - Tatton Park Car Show

Aug 24th-26th:           Oulton Park Jaguar Gold Cup - Area 15

Sept 1st:                 Social Event - Classics at Hoghton Tower

August 4th:              Area 18 - Social Event Lytham Hall

August 17th/18th:        Area 15/18 - Event Tatton Park Classic Car Show

September 1st:           Area 18 Social Event Classics at Hoghton Towers

October 20th:           Area 18 - Social Event Sunday Lunch  

November 8th/10th:     JDC Event - Classic Car Show – NEC Birmingham

November 17th:          Area 18 - Social Event Sunday Lunch

December 7th:               Area 18 – Christmas Party at Garstang Golf Club.

 

Website: 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,

Margaret Knowles –Social Events Secretary, Joan Clayton – Newsletter

 

                                     29 Green Drive

                                                                                                               Penwortham

                                                                                                                Preston

                                                                                                                         PR1 0RD

                                                                                                           22nd March 2019

Dear Members,

 

Our spring has come at last with the soft laughter of April suns

and shadow of April showers. Byron Caldwell Smith

 

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on MONDAY 1st April 2019 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn, BB2 7LF, and it’s our ‘Famous Area 18 Annual Auction’. This is one of our main fund raisers. Please look in your garage, shed, cupboards and root out all sorts of items that may raise some money. Our Auctioneer David Denson and his runner Alan Hewitt will hopefully be working hard entertaining us and encouraging to part with our money. For those members and friends who’ve never experienced one of our auction evenings, you’re in for a real treat. Please help to make it another successful fun night and don’t forget your purses and wallets.

 

Last Month

We were visited by Ian Warburton expressing his views and concerns about electric cars and the future. It was very interesting and I’m sure everyone enjoyed it. The more knowledge you have helps you to make a considered decision.

 

Spring Weekend

Our Spring Weekend in 2019 is being held at the Cally Palace Hotel and Golf Course, Gateway of Fleet, Scotland from Friday April 12th , to Monday April 15th. This is our first weekend in Dumfries and Galloway, and we will be visiting Dumfries House, one of Britain’s most stately homes, which was saved by the intervention of His Royal Highness, Prince Charles.

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 Stephen a ring on: 01524 414428

 

Norman Oldfield

It is with great sadness I tell you Norman Oldfield, one of our long standing members, passed away after a long illness. Norman the former owner of Hackler’s Jewellers, Preston, drove a white E-Type which used to be driven by Simon Dee on his TV programme ‘Dee Time’.

 

A great raconteur, he’d tell you all sorts of tales and it

was often said that if Preston was invaded by Aliens they

would go to Norman’s and find out all they needed to know

about the City.

He greatly missed his old friend Guy Garlick when he died

last year. Those two got up to all sorts of exploits when

they were younger and had so many stories to tell.

Rest in Peace Norman the world has lost another great character.

 

Norman’s funeral will be held at 11.30 am, Thursday 28th March in St George’s Church, Georges Road, off Lune Street, Preston, PR1 2NP. (Please note NOT St George’s Road). Parking is 100yds up Lune Street in St George’s multi storey carpark PR1 2TU. The service will be followed by a private cremation.

 

May Sunday Run – in Memory of John and Jean Vero

By now you should have all received details of The May Sunday Run which will take place on Sunday May 19th, through some of Lancashire’s beautiful countryside, and include a visit to Lancaster Castle. The day will end with a “sit down buffet” at Morecambe Golf Club. For further details contact Stephen Liver on 01524 414428 or by Email: stephen@liver.me.uk no later than April 30th.

 

Wrea Green Car Show

This local car show, 26th May 2019, is in aid of Trinity Hospice at a cost of £10.  Please contact Sally or Christine on 01772 682159 or email: ksally@wareingbuildings.co.uk

for further details.

 

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. 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. Trips and runs are being organised. For all enquiries contact Maurice Hugo at your earliest convenience. Tel: 07836 639761,

E.mail: mhugo.jeep@btopenworld.com

 

Tatton Park Classic Car Show

As you are aware Area 18 will be having a JDC stand at the Tatton Park Classic Car Show on June 1st or 2nd. The date for reserving tickets has now passed, and there will be NO admission to the club stand for members who have obtained their tickets from a different source. For any enquiries or further information please contact Elaine Birchall on:

01942 225146 or E.mail: djohnbirchall@btinternet.com 

 

Area 18 - Area Day at Leighton Hall

This year our Area 18 day will be held at Leighton allHall, near Carnforth, on Sunday July 7th, 2019 one of the superb venues organised by Mark Woodward. Tickets are £5.00 each and must be paid for when you order. The final date for ordering tickets is April 30th.

For further details and Tickets contact Stephen Liver on 01524 414428 or by Email: stephen@liver.me.uk

 

  

Lytham Hall

We will have a stand at another superb car show organised by Mark Woodward on August 4th, 2019 Tickets are £4.00 each and must be paid for when you order. The final date for ordering tickets is April 30th. For further details and Tickets contact Stephen Liver on 01524 414428 or by Email: stephen@liver.me.uk

Classics at Hoghton Tower

We will also have a stand on September 1st, 2019 at another superb car show organised by Mark Woodward Tickets are £4.00 each and must be paid for when you order. The final date for ordering tickets is May 30th. For further details and Tickets contact Stephen Liver on 01524 414428 or by Email: stephen@liver.me.uk

 

Lytham Green

There is a new event being launched on Lytham Green Sunday, 23rd June 2019 run by Edward Cook (a JDC member) in aid of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation. Tickets are £10.00 by pre-registration or £15.00 on the day. Details and Entry forms are available by emailing: classiccarsonlythamgreen@gmail.com and requesting an Entry form etc.

 

Area 18 Christmas Party 2019

Our Christmas Party will be held at Garstang Golf Club on December 7th, 2019. This is an excellent venue where we have enjoyed both Sunday Lunches and our Christmas parties in the past. Although Elaine is still in the process of finalising arrangements, the method of booking will be as last year. To reserve a room for the night and breakfast the following morning you have to book it through Elaine. To make an early reservation contact Elaine on 01942 225146 or email her on djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

 

Dates for your diary

April 12th/15th:               Area 18 - Social Event Spring Weekend

May 6th:                  Gawsworth Hall -Old Timers, Contact Tony Fryer Area 15

May 19th:                Area 18 - Social Event May Sunday Run – in Memory of John

                                         and Jean Vero

May 26th:                Wrea Green Car Show in Aid of Trinity Hospice.

                                        Tickets from Wareings Builders

May 27th:                Gawsworth Hall – Young Timers, Contact Tony Fryer Area 15

June 1st/2nd:            Area 15/18 - Tatton Park Classic Car Show

June 23rd/July3rd:     Area 18 - Social Event Summer Holiday

June 23rd:                Lytham Green for Rosemere Cancer

July 7th:                 Area 18 - Social Event Area 18 Day Leighton Hall

Aug 4th:                  Area 18 -Social Event - Lytham Hall

Aug 17th/18th:           Area 15/18 - Tatton Park Car Show

Aug 24th-26th:           Oulton Park Jaguar Gold Cup - Area 15

Sept 1st:                 Social Event - Classics at Hoghton Tower

August 4th:              Area 18 - Social Event Lytham Hall

August 17th/18th:        Area 15/18 - Event Tatton Park Classic Car Show

September 1st:           Area 18 Social Event Classics at Hoghton Towers

October 20th:           Area 18 - Social Event Sunday Lunch  

November 8th/10th:     JDC Event - Classic Car Show – NEC Birmingham

November 17th:          Area 18 - Social Event Sunday Lunch

December 7th:               Area 18 – Christmas Party at Garstang Golf Club.

 

 

 

Website: 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,

Margaret Knowles –Social Events Secretary, Joan Clayton – Newsletter

 

  

   

 

 

                                                                                          29 Green Drive

                                                                                          Penwortham

                                                                                          Preston

                                                                                          PR1 0RD

                                                                                          22nd February 2019

 

Dear Members,

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade. – Charles Dickens.

 

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on MONDAY 4th March 2019 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn, BB2 7LF, when our guest speaker will be Ian Warburton telling us all about the implications of electric cars in the future. One or two members heard this talk at Area 15, said it was extremely interesting and are sure we will enjoy it.

 

Last month we had our AGM, your committee remains virtually the same but as one member stepped down for personal reasons there is now a place for someone to step up and join our happy band.

 

John Birchall presented the Chairman’s Trophy to Brian and Joan Ekin for all their hard work in rebuilding Area 18 over many years and making it a success which John Birchall and the committee strive to continue to develop and go forward into the next decade.

 

The Gerry Rockley Ladies Trophy was next to be presented. Marie Bradly the recipient last year nominated me, Joan Clayton, to receive it for my work on the newsletter. I was absolutely flabbergasted and stuck for words and just managed a thank you. Sarah said ‘That’s literally never happened before’ and I dare say she’s right. Anyway, thank you once again Marie and also thank you to Norma Liver who presented the trophy on Marie’s behalf as she was unable to attend the meeting.

John showed us a trophy of a ‘Leaping Jaguar’ presented to the club by Ian Birnie, the nephew of John and Jean Vero. This is to be used for the May Sunday Run, in memory of John and Jean Vero.

 

Golden Wedding Wishes

Belated congratulations to Jennifer and Peter Marsland who celebrated their golden wedding last month, what an achievement.

 

Sunday Lunch

Last Sunday forty-four members sat down to a delicious lunch at ‘The Corner House’ Wrightington. Thank you to John and Elaine Birchall for arranging it following Peter and Jennifer Marsland’s suggestion. I’m certain everyone enjoyed both the food and

 

Auction

April brings our annual auction which is one of our main fund raisers. Please start rooting out all those things you don’t need that someone else may want. Last year David Denson was our Auctioneer and his sidekick, oops I mean assistant was Alan Hewitt. I for one am hoping that they will both be able to entertain us all once again to make it another successful fun night. Don’t forget your purses and wallets.

 

Tatton Park Classic Car Show

Please remember if you wish to put your car on the JDC stand at the Tatton Park Classic Car Show on June 1st or 2nd you must get your tickets from Area 18. The final date for booking Tatton Park is March 20th. No reservations for tickets can be taken after this date, and members need to select either Saturday or Sunday or both, when reserving tickets.

There will be NO admission to the club stand for members who have obtained their tickets from a different source. In order to reserve your ticket on the JDC stand, contact Elaine Birchall on 01942 225146 or E.mail: djohnbirchall@btinternet.com  as soon as possible.

 

Classic Car MOTs

As you will all have read and heard, MOTs are no longer required for cars over 40 years old and have not been overly modified. I’m not convinced it’s a good idea and for our own peace of mind we are going to continue to have our MK2 tested. You will have to make your own mind up based on this information Martin Pagett, has sent us.

 

 

 

 

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Facebook Page Jaguar Drivers Club Area 18  

Ian Turner has stepped down from Admin of our Area 18 Page for personal reasons. We would like to thank him for all his hard work in setting up the page and continuing to build up the membership. Luke Clayton, our Membership Secretary, has now taken over as page admin.

 

Spring Weekend

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. This is the first time we will have visited the Dumfries area of Scotland, and we are looking forward to visiting Dumfries House, which has been renovated by Prince Charles. If any members are interested in joining us, but have not yet made a reservation, Please contact Stephen Liver Tel: 01524 414428, E.mail: stephen@liver.me.uk  for further information.

 

 

 

May Sunday Run – in Memory of John and Jean Vero

By now you should have all received details of The May Sunday Run will take place on Sunday May 19th, unfortunately this event in 2018 was cancelled, due to the numbers of events taking place on the chosen day. The committee have now decided that The May Sunday Runs will be held in the memory of this wonderful couple who contributed so much to Area 18.

Jean’s nephew Ian has presented Area l8 with a Jaguar trophy which has been in John and Jeans possession for nearly forty years, and it will be used at May Sunday Run events in future years.

                             

Wrea Green Car Show

This local car show, 26th May 2019, is in aid of Trinity Hospice at a cost of £10.  Please contact Sally or Christine on 01772 682159 or email: ksally@wareingbuildings.co.uk

for further details.

 

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. 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. Trips and runs are being organised and details will be in the April newsletter. For all enquiries contact Maurice Hugo at your earliest convenience. Tel: 07836 639761, E.mail: mhugo.jeep@btopenworld.com

 

Area 18 - Area Day

This year our Area 18 day will be held at Leighton allHall, near Carnforth, on Sunday July 7th, 2019 one of the superb venues organised by Mark Woodward. Tickets are £5.00 each and must be paid for when you order. The final date for ordering tickets is April 30th.

For further details and Tickets contact Stephen Liver on 01524 414428 or by Email: stephen@liver.me.uk

 

Lytham Hall

 

We will have a stand at another superb car show organised by Mark Woodward on August 4th, 2019 Tickets are £4.00 each and must be paid for when you order. The final date for ordering tickets is April 30th. For further details and Tickets contact Stephen Liver on 01524 414428 or by Email: stephen@liver.me.uk

 

Classics at Hoghton Tower

 

We will also have a stand on September 1st, 2019 at another superb car show organised by Mark Woodward Tickets are £4.00 each and must be paid for when you order. The final date for ordering tickets is May 30th. For further details and Tickets contact Stephen Liver on 01524 414428 or by Email: stephen@liver.me.uk

 

Lytham Green

There is a new event being launched on Lytham Green Sunday, 23rd June 2019 run by Edward Cook (a JDC member) in aid of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation. Tickets are £10.00 by pre-registration or £15.00 on the day. Details and Entry forms are available by emailing: classiccarsonlythamgreen@gmail.com and requesting an Entry form etc.

 

Area 18 Christmas Party 2019

Our Christmas Party will be held at Garstang Golf Club on December 7th, 2019. This is an excellent venue where we have enjoyed both Sunday Lunches and our Christmas parties in the past. Although Elaine is still in the process of finalising arrangements, the method of booking will be as last year. To reserve a room for the night and breakfast the following morning you have to book it through Elaine. To make an early reservation contact Elaine on 01942 225146 or email her on djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

 

Car for sale

1999 Jaguar XJ8 3.2 litre. Maroon with cream upholstery. Walnut dash.

Owned for 5 years. Have receipts for 8k. Recent tyres, Auto very reliable. Starts first time and runs sweet, 6 months MOT remaining, needs a small body repair, new headlining plus a few bits. Great restoration project. Graham is asking just £300.00. He just wants the car saving and ideally going to a JDC member. Sounds like a bargain to me.

 

Telephone: 07763 941648. Graham Armistead. email  grahamarmistead@icloud.com

 

 

Dates for your diary

 

April 12th/15th:               Area 18 - Social Event Spring Weekend

May 6th:                  Gawsworth Hall -Old Timers, Contact Tony Fryer Area 15

May 19th:                Area 18 - Social Event May Sunday Run – in Memory of John

                                         and Jean Vero

May 26th:                Wrea Green Car Show in Aid of Trinity Hospice.

                                        Tickets from Wareings Builders

May 27th:                Gawsworth Hall – Young Timers, Contact Tony Fryer Area 15

June 1st/2nd:            Area 15/18 - Tatton Park Classic Car Show

June 23rd/July3rd:     Area 18 - Social Event Summer Holiday

June 23rd:                Lytham Green for Rosemere Cancer

July 7th:                 Area 18 - Social Event Area 18 Day Leighton Hall

Aug 4th:                  Area 18 -Social Event - Lytham Hall

Aug 17th/18th:           Area 15/18 - Tatton Park Car Show

Aug 24th-26th:           Oulton Park Jaguar Gold Cup - Area 15

Sept 1st:                 Social Event - Classics at Hoghton Tower

August 4th:              Area 18 - Social Event Lytham Hall

August 17th/18th:        Area 15/18 - Event Tatton Park Classic Car Show

September 1st:           Area 18 Social Event Classics at Hoghton Towers

October 20th:           Area 18 - Social Event Sunday Lunch  

November 8th/10th:     JDC Event - Classic Car Show – NEC Birmingham

November 17th:          Area 18 - Social Event Sunday Lunch

December 7th:               Area 18 – Christmas Party at Garstang Golf Club.

 

Website: 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,

Margaret Knowles –Social Events Secretary, Joan Clayton – Newsletter

 

Newsletters.

 

 

                                                                                                              29 Green Drive

                                                                                                              Penwortham

                                                                                                              Preston

                                                                                                              PR1 0RD

                                                                                                             25thJanuary2019

Dear Members,

 

While it is February one can taste the full joys of anticipation. Spring stands at the gate with her finger on the latch. Patience Strong

 

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on MONDAY 4th February, 2019 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn, BB2 7LF,  when we will be having our AGM please could everyone bring their Membership cards in order for Luke to check them with the list he has from Luton.

 

Last Month

After a catch up on our activities from Christmas and the New Year we watched a compilation of Jaguar based films; included in this was the manufacture of a MKII, XK120, E-Type and the inimitable Norman Dewis. Thank you to Luke Clayton for arranging this well put-together film.

 

January Sunday Lunch

Last Sunday, 41 of us once again enjoyed a fabulous lunch at Morecambe Golf Club. Our thanks go to Stephen Liver for organising it and Norma Liver for our beautiful place cards with our total cost inside; a brilliant idea which made sorting the money out and easier job.

 

                  

Tatton Park Classic Car Show

Please remember if you wish to put your car on the JDC stand at the Tatton Park Classic Car Show on June 1st or 2nd you must get your tickets from Area 18. In order to reserve your ticket contact Elaine Birchall on 01942 225146 or E.mail: djohnbirchall@btinternet.com  as soon as possible.

February Sunday Lunch

Our next Sunday Lunch will be held on February 17th, 2019, at The Corner House, Wrightington, and is being organised by John Birchall and Peter Marsland. You should have already received details and the menu. Elaine Birchall will be collecting names and your menu choices at the February meeting, if you are unable to attend the meeting, please let John or Elaine know no later than Friday February 8th. Their contact details are: Tel: 01942 225146 or E.mail: djohnbirchall@btinternet.com

 

Spring Weekend

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. Many members have already made their reservation, However we still have a few rooms available, but these rooms must be reserved before the end of January. 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

 

May Sunday Run – in Memory of John and Jean Vero

The May Sunday Run will take place on Sunday May 19th, it is in the planning stage, and details will be sent to you as soon as possible.

                             

Wrea Green Car Show

This local car show, 26th May 2019,  is in aid of Trinity Hospice at a cost of £10.  Please contact Sally or Christine on 01772 682159 or email: sally@wareingbuildings.co.uk for further details.

 

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. There are still a few rooms available at both hotels, but these must be reserved before the end of January. For details of the remaining rooms, to make your reservation or for any other enquiry, please contact Maurice Hugo at your earliest convenience. Tel: 07836 639761, E.mail: mhugo.jeep@btopenworld.com

 

Area 18 - Area Day

This year our Area 18 day will be held at Leighton allHall, near Carnforth, on Sunday July 7th, 2019 one of the superb venues organised by Mark Woodward. Tickets are £5.00 each and must be paid for when you order. The final date for ordering tickets is April 30th.

For further details and Tickets contact Stephen Liver on 01524 414428 or by Email: stephen@liver.me.uk

 

 

Lytham Hall

We will have a stand at another superb car show organised by Mark Woodward on August 4th, 2019 Tickets are £4.00 each and must be paid for when you order. The final date for ordering tickets is April 30th. For further details and Tickets contact Stephen Liver on 01524 414428 or by Email: stephen@liver.me.uk

 

Classics at Hoghton Towers

We will also have a stand on September 1st, 2019 at another superb car show organised by Mark Woodward Tickets are £4.00 each and must be paid for when you order. The final date for ordering tickets is May 30th. For further details and Tickets contact Stephen Liver on 01524 414428 or by Email: stephen@liver.me.uk

 

Lytham Green

There is a new event being launched on Lytham Green Sunday, 23rd June 2019 run by Edward Cook (a JDC member) in aid of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation. Tickets are £10.00 by pre-registration or £15.00 on the day. Details and Entry forms are available by emailing: classiccarsonlythamgreen@gmail.com  and requesting an Entry form etc.

 

Area 15

Tony Fryer is the new ‘Events Coordinator’ for Area 15. His contact details are: Tel: 0161 449 9551, MoB: 07815 678612, E.mail: anthony8fryer@gmail.com. Please contact Tony for any Area 15 events.

 

 

Dates for your diary

 

February 17th:          Area 18 – Social Event Sunday Lunch

April 12th/15th :             Area 18 - Social Event Spring Weekend

May 6th:                 Gawsworth Hall -Old Timers, Contact Tony Fryer Area 15

May 19th:               Area 18 - Social Event May Sunday Run – in Memory of John

                                         and Jean Vero

May 26th:                Wrea Green Car Show in Aid of Trinity Hospice.

                                        Tickets from Wareings Builders

May 27th               Gawsworth Hall – Young Timers, Contact Tony Fryer Area 15

June 1st/2nd:            Area 15/18 - Tatton Park Classic Car Show

June 23rd/July3rd:     Area 18 - Social Event Summer Holiday

June 23rd               Lytham Green for Rosemere Cancer

July 7th:                 Area 18 - Social Event  Area 18 Day Leighton Hall

Aug 4th:                  Area 18 -Social Event - Lytham Hall

Aug 17th/18th:           Area 15/18 - Tatton Park Car Show

Aug 24th-26th:           Oulton Park Jaguar Gold Cup - Area 15

Sept 1st:                 Social Event - Classics at Hoghton Tower

August 4th:              Area 18 - Social Event Lytham Hall

August 17th/18th:        Area 15/18 - Event Tatton Park Classic Car Show

September 1st:           Area 18 Social Event Classics at Hoghton Towers

October 20th:           Area 18 - Social Event Sunday Lunch  

November 8th/10th:     JDC Event - Classic Car Show – NEC Birmingham 

 

Area 18 Christmas Party 2019

Elaine is delighted to let you all know that she has managed to reserve Garstang Golf Club for this year’s Christmas Party on December 7th, 2019. This is an excellent venue where we have enjoyed both Sunday Lunches and our Christmas parties in the past. You will receive further details in the March newslette

 

Website: 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 

                                                                                                              

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               29 Green Drive

                                                                                                              Penwortham

                                                                                                              Preston

                                                                                                              PR1 0RD

                                                                                                     28th December 2018

Dear Members,

 

"You'd be so lean, that blast of January

Would blow you through and through.

Now, my fair'st friend, I would I had some flowers o' the spring that might
Become your time of day."

- William Shakespeare, The Winter's Tale, Act IV Scene 4

 

This year has gone by so fast I can’t believe it. It’s true that once you’ve turned 21 time flies.

 

Our next meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on MONDAY 7th January 2019 at The Canberra Club, BAE Systems, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Myerscough Smithy Road, Balderstone, Blackburn, BB2 7LF when we will have a screen show playing of Norman Dewis and our various activities. This is also a chance for members to catch up and chat about Christmas and their New Year festivities.

 

For those of you that joined together at The Samlesbury Hotel for our Christmas Party I hope you all enjoyed it. Good company, delicious food, great DJ, lovely rooms and in the morning rising to a filling breakfast. We were joined by Andrew Horsfall who as always thoroughly enjoys himself. Unfortunately, some members were unable to join us because of illness and I hope they are all fighting fit again ready for the Seasons Festivities. Our thanks must go to Elaine Birchall and Margaret Knowles for all the organisation and to Norma Liver for writing out the place cards so beautifully.

 

              

                                                                                                                    

 

 

 

Last Month

At our last meeting we were once again joined by a group of young people and their conductor Graham Helm, from the ‘2nd Rossendale Scouts Band’. My Christmas has begun once I’ve listened to these talented youngsters playing Christmas music and carols for us to listen to and join in. I’m sure everyone once again thoroughly enjoyed the concert which showed in the collection bucket passed around, which, added to the proceeds of the raffle raised £300.00. This will be a huge boost to their funds.

We held our Christmas outfit competition which was won by Peter Robinson dressed as ‘The Grinch who stole Christmas’. I’m sure you’ll all agree that he deserved to win. I bet he had some fun getting the green makeup off!

 

Brenda Sturrock

Our sympathies go to a long standing member Howard Sturrock and his family as his wife Brenda sadly passed away Sunday 9th December 2018.

 

January Sunday Lunch

Our next Sunday Lunch will be held on January 20th, 2019, at Morecambe Golf Club. You will receive further details and the menu today by separate email. Stephen will be collecting names and your menu choices at the January meeting, if you are unable to attend the meeting, please let him know no later than Friday January 11th.

 

February Sunday Lunch

Our Sunday lunch is being organised for February 17th, 2019: Details will be sent to you towards the end of January.

 

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. Many members have already made their reservation, but we still have a few rooms available. 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. There are still a few rooms available at both hotels, for details of the remaining rooms, to make your reservation or for any other enquiry, please contact Maurice Hugo at your earliest convenience. Tel: 07836 639761, E.mail: mhugo.jeep@btopenworld.com

 

 

Members Cars

We have had no submission this month so hopefully it will resume in the February newsletter. If anyone would like to let us have a write up about their car and why they became interested in Jaguar Cars, please send it to me Joan Clayton with photos if possible and I will include it in the newsletter.

 

Dates for your 2019 Diary

Members will receive our annual “Diary Dates” for 2019 today by separate email.

 

Tatton Park

Details of how to apply for your tickets for Tatton Park will appear in the February newsletter, please remember if you wish to put your car on the JDC stand you must get your tickets from Area 18.

 

Lytham Green

There is a new event being launched on Lytham Green Sunday, 23rd June 2019 £10 for Rosemere Cancer run by Edward Cook. We will let you have more details as soon as we have them. This is a different event to the one at Wrea Green which is for Trinity Hospice (details to follow)  

 

More photographs of the December meeting Christmas Outfit competition

 

                           

 

 

 

 

 

Lastly the Committee would like to wish you all a happy, healthy and peaceful 2019.

 

 

 

 

Website: 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

 

 

                                                                                                    29 Green Drive,

                                                                                                    Penwortham,

                                                                                                    Preston.

                                                                                                    PR1 0RD

                                                                                          23rd November2018

 

Dear Member,

 

If cold December gave you birth -The month of snow, and ice, and mirth -
Place on your hand a turquoise blue, Success will bless whate'er you do.                                             Author unknown, "A Gem for Every Month," c.1883

 

As we come to the end of another year we look back and think of those members who are no longer with us and how much we miss them.

 

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

 

Once again we are fortunate to have members of the wonderful roof raising ‘2nd Rossendale Scouts Band’ visiting us. This promises to be an evening of harmonious enjoyment with Conductor Graham Helm leading a group of Scouts age 12-18 accompanied by a few adults playing Christmas Carols and songs with which we can join in 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 and cakes etc. There will be a collection for the band to boost their funds.

 

Christmas Party

Before our next meeting we will have had our Christmas Party, on December 1st, at the Salmesbury Hotel. Will those of you who are attending please note that the evening will commence with Canapes and drinks at 6.45 p.m. and we need to be seated at 7.30 p.m. prompt. This promises to be a wonderful evening with our ladies in beautiful outfits and our gentlemen in black tie and dinner suits or lounge suits.

 

Jean Vero

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart I tell you one of our stalwart members, Jean Vero, passed away 4th November 2018.

Jean and her late husband John organised runs for the club members.  One of their events which ran for many, many years was the extremely popular Lancaster to York Run. This attracted a wide variety of people from the Jaguar Drivers club including the late editor of the Club Magazine Tony Dudmesh. This was a fabulous run through the Yorkshire moors and John was very proud to tell everyone that we never went the same route twice. John and Jean would test the run several times to make sure that the route was correct and that nothing could go wrong.  The Mayor of Lancaster saw the procession of cars off from Lancaster and we were met in York by their Mayor.

After the sad loss of John in 2007 Jean continued to organise an event which became known as the 'John Vero Commemorative Run'.  She was assisted in the planning and trialling of various routes by Stephen Liver for as long as she was able. The run is now organised by Stephen and helped by Margaret Knowles.

Jean was a lady who made everyone welcome and feel part of Area 18, but sadly over the last few years she hasn’t enjoyed the best of health. The last time many of us saw her was at Heysham Golf Club following one of the famous runs. She was accompanied by her nephew Ian Birnie along with his wife and son. Jean enjoyed meeting up with all her friends again and sitting in Barry and Margaret Lewis’ XK120 which won ‘Car of the Day’.
A devout Christian, Jean was known for being a loving and kind friend who would help anyone if she could.

Good night, God Bless Jean, you're now reunited with John. Rest in Peace dear lady.

                                                                                         Obituary by Stephen and Norma Liver

 

November Sunday Lunch

Thank you to John and Kathleen Butterworth who arranged our November Sunday Lunch at the New Drop Inn for our enjoyment and pleasure. 48 members partook of the meal and what a sumptuous repast it was too. I’m sure everyone enjoyed it by the contented look on their faces, and hope that those of you who were unable to attend are now feeling much better.

 

Last month

We had Andrew Whittaker relating the story of how he and his father came to own Lister Jaguar Cars. It was an interesting evening telling us about Lister Knobbly racing cars and how the company is now diversifying into specialist tuning of Jaguar cars. Andrew arrived at the meeting in a Lister Jaguar Car.

         

Members Cars

This month our article is by new member Tony Johnson, who joined the JDC in June of this year, and we thank him wholeheartedly for his contribution.

 

 

When my wife was admitted to a care home with advanced Alzheimer's last year I was left total devastated having been together for 60 years.

 

I already had a hobby constructing radio controlled 1 in14 scale heavy trucks and trailers, which I pursued in the winter months, but needed something to occupy my time in the summer. On my way to visit my wife, I was passing through a local village when I spied a modern “S type” for sale at the side of the road, which raised my interest.

 

    

As a time served motor engine engineer, who as a young man worked on Jaguar Cars – E-types, XK's, old S-types etc. as well as whole host of different makes and models, I was in awe at that particular time of a Jaguar S-type 3.8 in British Racing Green with chrome wirer wheels and knock on hubs - BRILLIANT!!!

 

After a bit of mind searching I decided to investigate this S type at the side of the road, and after a thorough examination and a road test and bit of haggling I purchased it. It turned out that this vehicle had won a prize at an event at Lytham Hall in 2017 by the previous owners, who are members of the JDC, so it looked like I had something worth pursuing. I therefore joined the Jaguar Drivers Club on their recommendation.

 

Attending my first event, I registered as a sole exhibitor at the Heskin Steam Rally. The marshal parked me next another Jaguar club, which I did not know existed - the "Jaguar Enthusiasts Club". After a few introductions I was accosted! Yes! accosted, by a lady waving a membership application form, of which I duly signed and payed the fee. I am now a member of TWO Jaguar clubs! I could now look forward to meeting all my new acquaintances, which is just what I needed, but my problem is remembering everybody’s names – not to worry I will progress!!

 

I have gone on long enough, so let’s get down to the cars, yes cars, as I am now the proud owner of two Jaguar cars – “two-Jags Johnson”.

 

After few days of cleaning, polishing and examining the S type I decided the only thing that was not up to scratch were the rear brake discs, which while functioning adequately, they had developed severe rusting so I decided to either have them skimmed or replace them. A close examination revealed that skimming was not an option due to the depth of the rusting the discs would be below the recommended thickness after skimming, so I purchased two genuine new units. Having fitted the new discs I concluded that the car was near perfect or so I thought!

 

 

After a number of weeks it developed a concerning electrical faulty - namely a total battery discharge when left parked for three days it would take the battery down to 8 volts. Armed with my diagnostic meter I checked as much of the circuits I could with no results, so decided to get Preston Jag at Barton near Garstang involved.

 

They, at first struggled to identify the fault. It was easier to “find a needle in a haystack” if you know what I mean. Anyway after two and a half weeks they solved it, and to date it runs absolutely perfect better than ever, as it has also had a replacement a processor, they are one of the finest aftermarket jag people.

Having attained the ultimate with S type, I suppose you could say I had been infected with Jag bug. I started to look round for a XK 8.

 

Trying to find an XK 8 to match my requirements was proving a bit difficult my original requirements were a silver convertible with ivory interior. I went to look at quite a few cars, but was very disappointed with the under body rusting floor pans etc. I therefore concluded that perhaps I should turn my attention to a later model, which would have an aluminium body and perhaps less mileage.

 

After examining a number of possibilities which displayed some rusting on steel parts, mainly around the rear sub-frame, but not too concerning. After quite a long search I located one at local at dealer, but it was a coupe with 60,000 miles on the clock registered 2008.

 

This car looked very promising in very nice condition but outwardly it wasn't my preferred colour being grey, but at least it had an Ivory interior so after extensive examination on the underside on a ramp I concluded that this was the vehicle. It did display some surface rusting, but not what I would call too concerning, so after a great deal of haggling we finally agreed on a price with twelve months warranty!

 

Having got the vehicle home I decided that a good idea would be to have a professional under body treatment done. After searching the Internet I came up with a company at Shaw in Oldham "Rochdale Vehicle Rustproofing" They advertised a complete under body protection, which included removal of the plastic wheel arch protectors etc. and treat the complete underside first with a rust neutraliser, which takes 24 hours to cure.

 

The next stage was to treat the complete underside with a Product called "DINITROL", which is a black wax which dries to leave a cured soft outer layer, but allows all moving parts to move freely.

           

The complete operation costs approximately £600.00 and takes three days with photographs sent to your computer at every stage of the process. In all my years of experience in the motor trade I can honestly say I have never seen such an excellent job which has put value on the complete vehicle.

 

TIP- To remove glazing from headlamp glass, apply WD 40 to a cloth and wipe away the glazing.

 

                                                                                                                        Tony Johnson

 

 

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. Many members have already made their reservation, but we still have a few rooms available. 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. There are still a few rooms available at both hotels, for details of the remaining rooms, to make your reservation or for any other enquiry, please contact Maurice Hugo at your earliest convenience. Tel: 07836 639761, E.mail: mhugo.jeep@btopenworld.com

 

Dates for your 2019 Diary

Members will receive our annual “Diary Dates” for 2019 between Christmas and New Year, in the meantime, please make a note of the following dates.

 

Sunday Lunch

January 20th, 2019: Morecambe Golf Club, which has been a favourite of members for the past twelve years. You will receive details of the lunch and the menu at the end of December.

 

Sunday Lunch

February 17th, 2019: Details will be announced in January’s newsletter.

 

 

Website: 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 

    

 

                                                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                              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.