Contact Us


Unit 2 (Basepoint)

The Old Rectory

Springhead Road


Kent DA11 8HN


Telephone: +44 (0)1474 886946






Welcome to the XK8/XKR Enthusiasts Club (Otherwise better known as the XKEC)


Formed back in May 2003 the club today celebrates its 15th anniversary, bringing together an international community of XK owners and enthusiasts across 19 countries, making it the largest single model club of its kind that is dedicated solely to these particular models of the Jaguar marque.


MEMBERS IN:  Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, UK and the USA.

Benefits of Joining

  • Exclusive Membership Welcome Pack with introductory DVD, official Membership Card and club windscreen sticker.
  • Club Office dedicated to everyday club related matters
  • Regularly Updated Website
  • Members-Only Chat Forum with over 299,000 messages and 32,900 subjects being discussed
  • Quarterly Digital Magazine
  • Free Classified Ads
  • Periodic Electronic Newsletters
  • Great social activity at numerous Events/Tours/Rallies/Dinners
  • Regional Based Officers
  • Insurance Discounts
  • Parts Discounts
  • Technical Advice
  • Several Model Register Coordinators
  • Various Social Media site groups and discussions
  • Official Club Merchandise




Come see what our club and forum is all about at our Forum Portal Page. Here you'll 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.




Our club office is located half a mile north of the A2, and half a mile east of Ebbsfleet International Rail Terminal with excellent motorway connections to the M25 and A2/M2 motorway.

The Office is open between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.




Click below to see images from some of our past events.

We hold many Events / Tours / Dinners / Rallies each year and all members are welcome to come along and join in. This will give you just a brief taster of what fun we all have.




On this website you'll discover image/video galleries, events, model histories, club shop, classifieds, how to register for our forum and even find links to useful sites. Whatever your reason for viewing we hope it will leave you very much inspired and wanting to join.

Forthcoming 2018 Events

23rd Mar - Western Shires Sunday Lunch (Glos)
8th April - Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum (Wilts)

14th April - RN Historic Flight Visit (Somerset)
20th-23rd April - South West Mystery Tour (Cornwall & Devon)

22nd April - St Georges Day Run (Norfolk)

22nd April - County Wheels Day (Lincs)

28th April - Visit to Great Central Railway (Leics)

5th May - Rolling Road Day at Viezu (Warks)

6th May - Newby Hall Sportscars in the Park (Yorks)

9th May - Jaguar Factory Tour (Castle Bromwich)

25-28 May - Nurburgring

26th May - Deal Classic Motor Show (Kent)
27th May - RHS Garden Hyde Hall (Essex)
8th - 10th June - GROWLER XV at XK70 (Worcs)

10th June - Locke Park Classic Rally (Yorks)

17th June - Fathers Day Motor Show (Yorks)
17th June - Bromley Pageant of Motoring (Kent)
24th June - Bressingham Steam Museum & Gardens (Norfolk)
1st July - Baston Car & Bike Show (Lincs)
1st July - Darling Buds of May Classic Motor Show (Kent)

7th July - JLR Classics (Warks)
8th July - "Call the Midwife" Tour, Chatham Dockyard (Kent)

8th July - Kimbolton Car Show (Cambs)

8th July - Derby Classic & Retro Show (Derby)

15th July - Whitstable Classic Motor Show (Kent)
20th - 22nd July - Silverstone Classic (Northants)
5th August - Helmingham Festival (Suffolk)

5th August - East Yorks Thoroughbred (Yorks)

11th August - Summer, Show & Shine (Warks)

18th August - Temple Newsam Car Show (Yorks)
19th August - Herne Bay Classic Motor Show (Kent)

2nd Sept - Elvetham Heath Car Show (Hants)

8th Sept - Day at the Seaside (Devon)

16th Sept - Jaguars at the Classic Motor Hub (Glos)
15th-17th September - Isle of Wight Tour
15th-16th September - Manchester Classic Car Show (Lancs)

8th December - SW Christmas Dinner & Dance (Somerset)

Want to see an example of our digital magazine?

To give non members a brief idea of what they are missing out on with our clubs digital magazine then please feel free to access the sample below. We hope this will show the type of content provided each quarter and may hopefully help you consider joining in our ever evolving adventure.

Special events in 2018

We have started to plan many events for our 2018 calendar year. If any member would like to attend or find out further details about any of our specific tours then please contact the Club Chairman at

SW MYSTERY TOUR - 20th-23rd Apr 2018


A 3-day driving tour of Cornwall & Devon, taking in places of interest like Boscastle, Bude, Morwellham quay and many more.

F-TYPE FACTORY TOUR - 9th May 2018


On Wednesday 9th May 2018 members are being invited to attend a tour of the F-Type production Line at Jaguar's state-of-the art Castle Bromwich Factory. Members will get to look at the factory floor and all what goes on behind-the-scenes.

ISLE OF WIGHT TOUR -  15th-17th Sept 2018


A 3-day tour of the Isle of Wight staying at THE ROYAL HOTEL in Ventnor. Dinner, Bed & Breakfast accommodation (inc Ferry Crossings) and excursion tours to some of the IOW main attractions (such as Osborne House etc)

GROWLER XV at XK70 - 9th June 2018


To celebrate our clubs 15th anniversary we are this year holding our annual GROWLER event in conjunction with the XK70 event at Shelsley Walsh. XK70 is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the XK model with trade stands, 1500+ car display, live music etc.

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