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Jaguar Drivers' Club

Stand: 1-980
Founded in 1956 the Jaguar Drivers Club will be celebrating its 65th anniversary in 2021. We have been regular attendees at the Classic Motor Show at the NEC for many years and have developed quite a following for our annual Champion of Champions concours competition the final of which is judged at the NEC with prizes awarded to the winners by well known celebrities from the world of motoring. Covid 19 meant that we were unable to hold any concours competitions in 2020 and therefore we took the opportunity to gather together a selection of rare and often unique cars to display on our stand' We believe our display would have provided the most diverse selection of Jaguars ever see together at the Classic Motor Show.' The display included: 1.Lynx Eventer ... well known car collector Dr James Hull had offered to lend us his 6 litre V12 Lynx Eventer.' Only 67 of these attractive coach built variations on the XJS were made and the car we were intending to display is the only 6 litre model that was built. 2.Austin 7 Swallow ... One of the earliest surviving cars built by Sir William Lyons Swallow Sidecar company was this Austin 7 Swallow. It was being loaned to us from the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust (JDHT) collection at Gaydon' 3.Second production E-Type FHC ... Club member and director John Burton has owned this car for many years – it spent some of its life blocking a gap in a hedge which is where John found it.  Being only the second car to roll off the production line means that it has a number features not found on later models. 4.Broadspeed XJ12 Coupe this magnificent 1976 Jaguar Coupe is another of the cars to be loaned by JDHT for the weekend. These charismatic V12 engined leviathans had mixed success in saloon car racing in the mid 1970s. Although they were often successful in securing pole position for the start they very rarely made it to the finish. 5. Realm D-Type Replica 4-Hills champion ... each year the Jaguar Drivers Club enters a small team in a series of Hill Climb events around the country. The fastest Jaguar in the 2019 season was Adrian Evans beautifully prepared Realm D-Type replica pictured here at Loton Park. 6.1990 Jaguar XJS 4x4 Twin Turbo Development Car this XJS is another unique car from the JDHT collection. Built as a development exercise for the planned successor to the XJS the car had  a twin turbo-charged 3.6 litre AJ6 engine and all wheel drive.  Sadly when the programme for the successor was abandoned this car became redundant and fortunately for us was handed to JDHT. 7. 3-litre supercharged X-Type – yet another unique vehicle from the JDHT.  This is the mystery supercharged X-Type' Built as a possible X-Type R to compete with some of the high-performance offerings from Jaguars European competitors it never made it into production and was kept under wraps for many years before being handed to JDHT to join their magnificent display at Gaydon. The Jaguar Drivers Club has been meeting the needs of Jaguar owners for many years.' Catering for all Jaguars from the earliest SS Models through the latest electric I-Pace the Club has recently undergone something of a facelift and now boasts a modern website, one of the best Club magazines available and the largest Facebook presence of any Jaguar Club.'


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