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EDITION 26 - February 2024
Official Newsletter of The Jaguar Drivers' Club

February 2024

Edition 26
Official Newsletter of The Jaguar Drivers' Club

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Sunday 17 March – 10:00am-4:00pm

Admission £10 on the door
Free parking

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 info@jaguarsparesdays.co.uk 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.

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

Coming up...

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

13th - 14th July 2024
Whittlebury Park, near Silverstone, NN12 8QH

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Saturday 13 – Sunday 14 July

Whittlebury Hall, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 8WP

We now have full details of the hotel and gala dinner package for this year’s JDC National Weekend at the new venue of Whittlebury Hall near Silverstone.

Saturday night gala dinner only:
£45 per person
(to book, email enquiries@jdclub.co.uk or call 01582 419332)

Saturday night packages:
(including gala dinner, breakfast and entry to Sunday event)

Double/twin room (Saturday) – £196
per couple based on two sharing

Single room (Saturday) – £163

Club room upgrade – £50

Facilities include: golf course and shop; swimming pool (free to guests); luxury spa (pre-book/charges apply); secure parking (free to guests)

To book room packages:
go to www.jaguardriver.co.uk/national24 and enter
• Group code: 104955
• Password: 1016020635
Book upgrades on same link if required

For additional nights’ stay and other information, please email enquiries@jdclub.co.uk 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.

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.

CLICK HERE to buy your ticket, using the JDC code - MEMBERS LOGIN TO VIEW -.

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.

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 enquiries@jdclub.co.uk.

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
£3173 single

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.

For more information and booking, email Sue Parkinson at sue.parkinson1@outlook.com.

Jaguar Drivers' Club Tour in the Pyrenees


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.