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

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.

SEPTEMBER NEWS AND EVENTS

EAST MIDLANDS BREAKFAST MEET

24th SEPT 2016

 

A great turn out of 15 cars at our East Midlands Breakfast meet at Donington. This is always a popular event so why not come along.

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.

BORDE HILL GARDENS

4th SEPT 2016

 

Members visited Borde Hill Gardens in Sussex and displayed their XKs on the South Lawns, enjoying a walk around the gardens and a very enjoyable Sunday afternoon picnic. 

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 celebrations. 
Members displayed their XKs alongside other car clubs on the Long Walk up to the Castle. 

GAYDON BREAKFAST MEET

3rd SEPT 2016

 

XKEC Regional Officer Peter Simpson brought together an array of Jaguars to enjoy this very popular monthly breakfast meet amongst the local surroundings and museum.

 

SEPTEMBER 2016 GROWLER MAGAZINE - OUT NOW

7th SEPTEMBER 2016

 

Packed with all the latest stories and articles, the latest club digital magzaine has now been emailed out to all FULL members.

RECENT OVERSEAS GATHERINGS

 

NURBURGRING

1st JULY 2016

 

Member Martin Thomas arranged a petrol heads dream trip to the Nurburgring on 1st July 2016. 

HONFLEUR TO ROUEN ROAD TRIP II

25th JUNE 2016

 

Member Cyrille Pillett gathered together 13 XKs for a sunny day out in Normandy with Jaguar France greeting them on arrival with their latest models.

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.

2016 NATIONAL GATHERINGS

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.

 

GENERAL

 

NEW CLUB GAZEBO, FLAGS & BANNERS

 

To promote our club further we have now purchased a new club gazebo, flags and banners.

Here was our stand at our recent Summer, Show & Shine event with just some of the items and merchandise on sale.

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 mark.gregory@xkec.co.uk for more details.

KEYRINGS

PAPERWEIGHTS

CLOTHING

 

XKEC

2 Lynton Road South

Gravesend, Kent 

DA11 7NF

United Kingdom

 

01474 354623

mark.gregory@xkec.co.uk

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

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