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STOP PRESS - Eastbourne, Saturday 29 April

Our chairman, Kevin, now has the passes for this event. Please arrange collectionThere might be a couple of spares, so contact him if you wish to join us. 

Those of you who came to our Spring Lunch at Cobham Hall had a lovely drive out in the sunshine to this beautiful venue. We were about a week late for the swathes of daffodils to be at their best but they were still wonderful. We were joined by a dozen visitors from JDC Essex Area, and we dined in style in the Gilt Room. See Events Reports for photos.


National Drive It Day: We are again celebrating 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 will be meeting at the Holiday Inn at Hothfield, just off the A20 north-west of Ashford between 10.30 and 11.45 before heading off on part of the route that was taken by the National Jaguar Drivers' Club Rally in October. The finish of the tour will be at a secret location for a very reasonably priced buffet lunch. Contact us urgently if you wish to join us, as numbers will be closing Easter weekend.

Club Nights:

Our February club night was quite a highlight with a brilliant talk on Astronomy from Jason Hall of the Ashford Astronomical Society. 

Our next treat was in March, with the return of Roy Tysack, a retired police officer who gave us a great talk about Murder Investigation and CSI. He was again excellent.

We are now looking forward to our club night on Monday (Easter Monday) so we are just having a casual evening to get together.

In May we will be holding our annual Pudding Competition, and members should be consulting their cookery books for exciting exhibits that we can all enjoy towards the end of the evening. Carl Gannon will again be letting us into some of his secrets for restoring Jaguars, and regaling us with some of his stories of his Jaguar experiences.

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)


Weekend Away:
At our meeting in February it was decided our weekend away this year will be Friday 22nd to Monday 25th September, and we have a reservation with Warners Sinah Warren Hotel in Hampshire. Please let Shirley Simmons know if you wish to join the club for a fun weekend. Members are of course then free to book for the National JDC Tour of the Cotswolds on 7th October - see the Jaguar Driver magazine or website for details.

Brands Hatch Track Day!
Rob Harris won this entry which was most kindly donated by Terry Dye when he came to talk to us last October, and he spent the day at Brands Hatch with his XK8. He now has a big grin on his face! as seen in Events Reports.

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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. New members always most welcome.


With best wishes
Liz Whitebread
Secretary, Jaguar Drivers' Club - Kent Area 4
ra.whitebread@virginmedia.com
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