Only three weeks to go before we’re back at Stoneleigh for the first Spares Day of the year at your favourite venue. All the usual traders will be there. Don’t forget that you don’t have to be trade to have a table or a patch of floor to sell anything, so if you have a garage full of parts and bits looking for a new home, email firstname.lastname@example.org and book yourself some space. And if you have a car to sell, the same applies – book it in and, hopefully, it will find a good home with a fellow Jaguar or Daimler lover. For full details, go to the brilliant new website at www.jaguarsparesdays.co.uk.
RESTORATION SHOW AT THE NEC Friday 22 – Sunday 24 March
March is turning into a busy old month for the JDC events team because just days after Spares Day, we’re off again – this time to the NEC for the first big car show of the year and one that particularly appeals to the real hands-on DIY mechanics. As usual, we are lining up an exciting collection of cars for our stand in Hall 5, the Club shop will be open for business with all our popular clothing and gift lines and the team will be on hand to answer technical questions and help with any problems you might have with your own restoration project.
There’s always something new and unusual to surprise you at the Practical Classics Restoration Show
Jaguar Spares Day
17th March 2024
NAEC Stoneleigh Showground, Warwickshire, CV8 2LG
Practical Classics Restoration Show
22nd - 24th March 2024
NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT
JDC Annual Meeting
14th April 2024
Warwick Conference Centre, Kenilworth, CV4 7AL
JDC NATIONAL WEEKEND
13th - 14th July 2024
Whittlebury Park, near Silverstone, NN12 8QH
For additional nights’ stay and other information, please email email@example.com or call 01582 419332.
Please note that dogs are not allowed in the hotel but will be admitted to the Sunday event (outside only)
Whittlebury Hall, near Silverstone, will be the venue for this year’s JDC National Weekend.
JOIN MOTUL AT SHELSLEY Saturday 25 May
All JDC members are invited to join Club Motul at Shelsley Walsh for their annual hill climb for the special discounted price of £15, representing a discount of 15 per cent, and includes a free breakfast roll and hot drink.
And don’t forget that every JDC member in entitled to join Club Motul for free and with it, get access to discounts, offers and advice on a huge range of oils, lubricants and coolants. For full details, go to www.jaguardriver.co.uk and see the membership benefits section.
IT’S TIME TO TOUR Friday 25 – Sunday 27 August
Our JDC tours are filling up fast but you might still be in time to book one of the last places on Roger Kemp’s exciting new trip to Italy’s beautiful Lake Garda and JDC Area 1 will be heading for the Spanish Pyrenees at the end of September, staying in some beautiful Paradors along the way.
Italy & Lake Garda
Our late summer trip will be for a total of 15 nights, from 13 to 28 September and the destination is Lake Garda in Northern Italy, where we have a five-night stop. The outward journey takes in a two-night stay in the beautiful medieval city of Colmar, followed by a run across the famous Stelvio Pass. On the return journey, we stop for two nights in Germany to visit the amazing Technik Museum in Sinsheim, with displays including hundreds of classic cars, locomotives, Formula 1 cars and even a Concorde. The itinerary includes 10 evening meals and admission to the Sinsheim museum.
The booking form will be available this week so order your copy now, plus a full itinerary of this exciting tour, by calling 01582 419332 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lake Garda – the ultimate destination for the JDC late summer tour (Photo: Adobe Stock)
Pyrenees Tour 22 September – 6 October
£2274 per couple based on two sharing
Join Area 1 as they return to Spain for another tour of the Pyrenees. The package includes outbound ferry, with cabin, Portsmouth to Bilbao and return, with cabin, Santander to Portsmouth. Bed and breakfast in a selection of luxury hotels and Paradors, plus 10 dinners, are included and a route book will be provided.
Nothing to do with gearboxes, but our exciting new range of JDC clothing has just arrived and will be ready to order from 1 March at www.jaguardriver.co.uk/shop. Choose from our stylish range of jackets and bodywarmers, hoodies, polos and sweatshirts, plus baseball caps, bucket hats and beanies.
There is also a wide selection of gifts, including the famous JDC grille badge, keyrings and don’t forget our Growler cufflinks for the National Weekend dinner – all in our online shop or on sale at every major event supported by the Club.