THE XK8/XKR ENTHUSIASTS CLUB

"A club that embraces, celebrates and focuses on the overall preservation of the Jaguar XK (X100 and X150 models)"

WELCOME...to the official website of the XK8/XKR ENTHUSIASTS CLUB, better known as the XKEC. Formed in 2003 the club brings together an international community of XK owners/enthusiasts that is currently represented across 16 countries, making it the largest single model club of its kind that is dedicated solely to these particular models of the Jaguar marque.  

 

About the XKEC website: On this site you'll discover image/video galleries, see our annual events calendar, access historical details of all the XK models ever produced, register for our exclusive members-only forum, access our club shop, find links to other useful related sites, you may even find the XK of your dreams through our classified page. Whatever your reason for viewing we hope it will leave you very much inspired and wanting to join.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

 

NORMANDY ROAD TRIP

SATURDAY 25th JUNE 2016

 

French XKEC Member Cyrille Pillett is preparing Act II of our XKEC - XK8 Passion members meeting like the one that took place in Le Touquet in May 2015. The date will be Saturday 25th June 2016.
Meeting place will be Honfleur near Le Havre (2 hour drive from Calais or 10 mn drive from Le Havre - Portsmouth ferry link). Members will drive in convey alongside the Seine River, visiting some places of interest and arrive in the city of Rouen end of day for a group dinner. Optionnal Race track 20mn lap may be offered Sunday am in a nearby race track. For further details please contact Cyrille at arsovicy@yahoo.fr

 

SUMMER, SHOW & SHINE

SATURDAY 13th AUGUST 2016

 

The Jaguar XK8/XKR Enthusiasts Club and its sister club the Jaguar F-Type Enthusiasts Club will be hosting their annual Summer, Show & Shine event on the Castle Lower Lawns at Arundel Castle in West Sussex on Saturday 13th August 2016.

This very popular annual event will have over 100 cars on display as well as trade stands, trophies etc. The XK's on display will be those produced by Jaguar between 1996 and 2015 and the F-Types from 2012 to the present day. 

The event, which will also be celebrating the XK8's 20th Anniversary, promises to be a great day out at a superb location, with all members and non members being invited along to display their pride and joys.

 

PROPOSED IRELAND TOUR IN 2017

 

XKEC Member Neil Silverthorne is arranging a Members-Only tour of Northern Ireland sometime in early spring of 2017. Activities will include visiting The Titanic Centre, visiting a private car collection, then a trip up the Antrim coat road to Bushmills to visit The Giants Causeway and also the famous whisky factory. He envisages a trip of 3 to 4 days maximum. Accommodation and travel routes are yet TBA but will be limited to a maximum of 10 cars.

RECENT EVENTS

SCOTTISH MEET

20th JUNE 2016

 

XKEC Member Ter Ironside gathered together some local members for a Scottish meet at FRC Education centre situated just off the Forth Road bridge in Edinburgh. Well done Ter.

ALSACE TOUR (FRANCE)

7th-14th JUNE 2016

 

Twenty five members cars went on tour to the Alsace Region of France. During the tour they visited Koenigsborough & Hohlandsborough castles, enjoyed a steam train ride down and a boat back up the Rhine, a visit to the Maginot Line Museum, a vineyard and a visit to the largest car museum in the world. All are now back safe and sound.

GWSR DISPLAY

12th JUNE 2016

 

Members were invited by the Friends of Prescott Hill Climb to display our cars at the Gloucester & Warwickshire Steam Railway. The event took place at Toddington Station, a lovely period station in the backdrop of the Cotswold hills. Members also enjoyed a steam train journey from Toddington to Cheltenham racecourse along one of the finest steam railway journeys in the country.

AV8 BREAKFAST MEET

11th JUNE 2016

 

The AV8 Cafe in Cirencester was once again the meeting point for breakfast on 11th June. A great turn out once again. 

BROMLEY PAGEANT

5th JUNE 2016

 

Members once again enjoyed our annual trip to the Bromley Pageant of Motoring event at Norman Park in Bromley, Kent. We enjoyed lovely weather amongst a huge array of cars and car clubs, along with picnics and endless teas on tap. Thank you to everyone who attended. A great day out.

GROWLER XIII

20th-22nd MAY 2016

 

Well another GROWLER event has finished and this was probably our best one ever. With record numbers at both Friday (63 people) and Saturday night dinners (118 people) and 150 cars in attendance at Stanford Hall on Saturday, followed by a 50 car convoy on Sunday to Lamport Hall, this event just gets better and better. Many thanks to all those who attended and to Sturgess Jaguar of Leicester for acting our event sponsors and for also putting on such a superb display of cars at the main Saturday event. Here's now looking forward to GROWLER 2017.

 

PERTHSHIRE TOUR (SCOTLAND)

2nd-6th MAY 2016

 

XKEC Members attended a club tour of Perthshire. The itinerary included a variety of scenic tours and cultural visits including a display at a quintessential Highland Castle. There were also some fantastic sights to see in the local area including Dunkeld village, the nearby Hermitage and Falls of Braan. Members also spent time in the elegant Victorian town of Pitlochry and made a visit to The House of Bruar. 

GENERAL

JUNE 2016 GROWLER MAGAZINE - OUT NOW

 

23rd JUNE 2016: The latest June 2016 edition of the club magazine has today been emailed out to all FULL members. Packed with all the latest stories, event reports etc it's not one to be missed.

NEW XKEC FORUM PORTAL

 

To allow Guests to see what our club and forum is all about we have created an XKEC Forum Portal page. Here you will find details about the club, view our events Map, see some useful statistics, see examples of recent posts and view images and videos from recent events. We hope this may encourage you to join our very friendly community. Click on image opposite to view.

NEW BOOKS - OUT  NOW

 

XKEC

2 Lynton Road South

Gravesend, Kent 

DA11 7NF

United Kingdom

 

01474 354623

mark.gregory@xkec.co.uk

Do you want an XK for a photoshoot, or want to advertise within our club magazine or website? If yes, then then please contact our PR Officer at Cliff.Pattison@thexkec.co.uk

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