The Jaguar Drivers’ Club will be joining with the JEC on the rescheduled date 4th July 2021 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the E-Type. The event is also for the Mk 10 60th & X-Type 20th. The Bicester Track experience will now be an exciting feature of the day.
Following the announcement of the UK Government’s roadmap for easing COVID-19 restrictions in England on 22nd February 2021 and after extensive discussions between the event’s organisers, partners and venues, the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club and Jaguar Driver’s Club have taken the difficult decision to re-schedule the Summer Jaguar Festival.
The Summer Jaguar Festival was planned to take place over the weekend of 14-16th May 2021 at Heythrop Park Hotel and Blenheim Palace, but it has been made clear that, although the Government’s road map gives us optimism for events to take place later this summer, the intended dates and venues were no longer feasible.
Therefore, The Summer Jaguar Festival will now take place as a one-day event within the atmospheric surroundings of Bicester Heritage on 4th July 2021 and will celebrate 60 years of the iconic E-type, plus the anniversaries of the Mark 10, X-Type, XK8 (X100 and X150) as well as Jaguar’s first victory at Le Mans.
The event will include all the fantastic attractions we were all previously looking forward to, including the previously announced Bicester Heritage Track Experience. These will include special E-types, class of ’61 car display, a sixties fashion show and an interview with Jaguar fan and presenter of Channel 4’s Grand Designs, Kevin McCloud MBE. Tickets will go on sale in April.
As a result of the date change and after consultation with Heythrop Park hotel, we have had to cancel all hotel packages and associated activities. So, all those who booked weekend packages for the previous dates and venue will receive a full refund.
The change in venue for the Summer Jaguar Festival show day also means that all those who booked to attend Blenheim Palace, will also receive a full refund on their day tickets.
IMPORTANT: The Jaguar Drivers’ Club asks specifically that, in the first instance, those booked to stay at Heythrop Park Hotel do not contact the Club nor the venue regarding their weekend hotel package booking. We will be issuing refunds to all those that have booked both hotel packages and day tickets as soon as possible. We ask for your patience as we work through those transactions.
Bicester Track Experience Bookings
The previously announced Bicester Track experience will now be an exciting feature of the day at Bicester Heritage on Sunday 4th July. We intend to run the same format and spectacular line – up of cars for you to enjoy. If you have booked a Bicester Track experience already, your booking is automatically transferred to the new date. If you’re unable to attend then a full refund will be issued. All those who booked for this amazing opportunity will shortly be contacted to confirm your attendance.
Future updates on the new date and venue will be published via www.jec.org.uk/festival
A further announcement on arrangements for the draw of the JEC raffle car raising funds for the Haemophilia Society will be published in due course.
Entries for Concours D’Elegance and Pride of Ownership for the new date and venue will open alongside day ticket sales for the new date and venue in April 2021.
The Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club and Jaguar Drivers’ Club wish to thank all attendees for their patience and understanding regarding the rescheduling of this event.
Date: 4th July 2021
Jaguar Drivers’ Club Ltd, 18 Stuart Street, Luton, Beds LU1 2SL
Telephone 01582 419332; fax 01582 455412