"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.
XKs 20th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
1st OCTOBER 2016
If you own an XK then why not come along to a special XK 20th Anniversary celebratory event on Saturday 1st October 2016 at the prestigious location of the British Motor Museum, Gaydon in Warwickshire. Irrespective of what club you belong to why not come and join in the fun and share the passion for these significant models in Jaguar’s heritage. Please aim to arrive at the event between 09.30 and 11.00am and stay as long as you wish.
PROPOSED IRELAND TOUR
2nd-4th JUNE 2017
XKEC Member Neil Silverthorne is arranging a Members-Only tour of Northern Ireland on 2nd-4th June 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.
XKEC CORNISH "POLDARK" TOUR
16th-19th SEPT 2016
Twenty three cars attended our recent Cornish "Poldark" tour very kindly arranged by South West Regional Officer John Balwill and his wife Sue. A great time was had by all. Based in the Penmere Manor Hotel in Falmouth members took in daily visits to Lizard Point, Geevor Mine, Poldark Mine, St Just, St Agnes, Cadgwith and Charlestown as well as enjoying joyious evening meals and entertainment. The cars certainly brought about much attraction through the narrow lanes and quaint villages. Thank you John and Sue for a great time in glorious sunny Cornwall. Below are just a few images of the tour. Members can see lots more on our club forum.
XKEC MEMBER WINS AWARD AT CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE EVENT
3rd SEPT 2016
XKEC Member Phil Dyson was proudly awarded the "Classics of the Future" class with his pristine 2003 XKR.
Eight judges made up the Jaguar Trophy panel, led by John Edwards (Managing Director, JLR Special Operations), Tim Hannig (Director, JLR Classic), Vice Admiral Tony Johnstone-Burt (Master of the Royal Household), David Lillywhite (Editor, Octane magazine), Paul Walton, (Editor, Jaguar World), Karen Marshall (MD, Bridge of Weir Leather Company), Tim Scott (Petrolicious.com classic car aficionado and photographer) and Jaguar’s in-house classic car expert, Tony O’Keeffe. Well done Phil.
CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE (WINDSOR)
3rd SEPT 2016
XKEC members attended the Concours of Elegance show at Windsor Castle. A Concours of 60 of the world's rarest cars were on display in honour of Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
Members displayed their XKs alongside other car clubs on the Long Walk up to the Castle.
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.
125 CARS AT SUMMER, SHOW & SHINE
13th AUGUST 2016
The XKEC and its sister club the F-TypeEC held its annual Summer, Show & Shine event at Arundel Castle in West Sussex on Saturday 13th August 2016.
125 cars were on display throughout the day on the Lower Castle lawns amongst an outstanding backdrop of the castle itself. The event once again helped celebrate the XK8's 20th Anniversary. Thanks to everyone who attended.
150 CARS ATTEND GROWLER XIII
20th-22nd MAY 2016
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. See our new video below of the event.
THE 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 CLUB MERCHANDISE: Shown below are just some of the new club merchandise items we have available for purchase. Please click on any of the pictures to see larger images or contact email@example.com for more details.