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Posted Tuesday 13th June 2017

We enjoyed our Spring Lunch at Cobham Hall so much again this year that we have reserved it again for 2018 for the same Sunday. See Events Reports for photos.

National Drive It Day:

We again celebrated the National Drive It Day, when classic cars of all marques are encouraged to be out on the roads for the public to view. We met at the Holiday Inn at Hothfield, just off the A20 north-west of Ashford before heading off on part of the route that was taken by the National Jaguar Drivers' Club Rally last October. The finish of the tour was at a secret location for a very reasonably priced buffet lunch which was at a micro brewery at Evegate, Smeeth, south of Ashford.

Club Nights:

As our club night in April was on Easter Monday, we just had a casual evening get together which was very well attended, and it was good to have a chat.

In May we held our annual Pudding Competition, and there was a mouthwatering display, with Janet Carrison again winning the competition. Carl Gannon gave us a bit of a talk about the pitfalls of buying classic cars which was enlightening and as usual he made it most amusing.

At our June meeting one of our longest serving members will be giving us a bit of a talk about the history of the Kent Area 4 club, and showing us some of his photos. We are hoping members will also bring along their photos and share their stories.

In July we hold our All Jaguar Evening and this year we will be having a buffet meal. Prizes will be awarded for the best Jaguar over 30 years old, the best modern Jaguar, and the Ladies Choice.

Our August meeting will be our annual Fish & Chips and Games evening, with the gentlemen arrayed in their loudest shirts and the ladies with exotic hats or hair-dos.

BBQ: Early in July we will be at a member's home for a fun afternoon and BBQ.

Museum Visit: We are extremely fortunate to have been offered the chance of visiting a private museum dedicated to Mike Hawthorn in July. The Chairman of the National Jaguar Drivers' Club will also be present that day.

Car Shows:
Please ensure you let the 'contact' named in the calendar know when attending our chosen shows, so we can ask the event organisation for sufficient space for our lovely cats. Let a member of the committee know if you need any help booking in to shows.

Please see our calendar for the events we are attending as a Club. (Events Calendar tab)

We have been lucky so far this year with the weather at car shows: Eastbourne was very busy and we had to attend on the Saturday as the Sunday was completely sold out. The stiff breeze from the sea kept the temperature down. We again had a lovely day at Leeds Castle for Motors by the Moat, and we were with two other Jaguar clubs so a fine array of Jaguars was displayed.

It was a lovely day when we arrived at Deal car show, but the storm clouds came in fast and we had to hastily pack away our chairs and picnics. Fortunately it did not last long and the sun blazed down for the rest of the day, again with a stiff breeze from the sea which prevented us having shade from umbrellas.

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Please don't hesitate to contact me or a member of the committee if you have any queries about the Club and wish to book into any of our events. New members always most welcome. (See Contact Us  tab)

With best wishes
Liz Whitebread
Secretary, Jaguar Drivers' Club - Kent Area 4
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