As you are probably aware, July has been a busy month for the Kent Area. We kicked off with a very successful and enjoyable afternoon at the Carrison's home for a BBQ. The following Sunday a group of us had the privilege of visiting the Mike Hawthorn Museum. It was a gloriously warm day and we joined the national JDC Chairman in celebrating the life of the Jaguar racing driver Mike, and Jaguars in general.
For the third Sunday in July we went to the Appledore (Kent) show where we won the best club stand. We displayed this cup at our annual All Jaguar Night the following evening, and the team at the Dog & Bear Hotel excelled themselves with a delicious buffet. This is our major celebration of all things Jaguar, and we were joined by two members from Area 2, Sussex who assisted with the judging of the cars. One of our members had most kindly donated three spectacular cups and the winning cars were: best classic car, a beautiful 1964 Mark II 3.8, best modern Jaguar: a blue XK8 convertible, and the ladies present voted for their choice which was a sparkling red F-Type.
Some of our members also attended the Silverstone Classics, and a few of us took our lovely cars to Bearsted on the Green, where the threatening rain just about managed to hold off and the afternoon ended in glorious sunshine.
Our future car shows are: Cranleigh on Sunday 13 August, Herne Bay on 20th, with the Old Timers at Folkestone on the Lees on Bank Holiday Monday. Our final show in the calendar (Events Calendar tab!) is on Sunday 10th September for the Aylesford Priory Car Show with auto jumble - always very popular and they have some interesting stalls. As usual, please let the Contact for each car show know you will be attending, so we can do our best to have sufficient space for our Jaguars.
Our speaker in June was our longest serving member who gave us a talk on the history of Kent Area 4. Please see the Club Archive tab for the main points from his talk. Please let a member of the Committee know if you are able to add any further details of the history of the club.
On Monday 21st August we will be holding our annual Fish & Chips and Games evening. Gentlemen are asked to wear their loudest shirts, and ladies to have a strange hat or hair-do. There will still be plenty of time for a natter. Fish & Chips needs to be pre-booked with our Chairman's wife, Shirley, please ring her. (see Contact Us tab).
Our September meeting will be our annual Quiz night and our webmaster Pete will be taxing our brains. We are hoping to have a special speaker for our October meeting - watch this space.
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Please don't hesitate to contact me or a member of the committee if you have any queries about the Kent Area and wish to book into any of our events. New members always most welcome. (See Contact Us tab)