8th - 10th JUNE 2018


As promised, we are now pleased to announce the venue and dates for our clubs very special GROWLER 15th Anniversary event for 2018, a milestone in our clubs history.


GROWLER XV will take place over the weekend of Friday 8th June to Sunday 10th June 2018, a few weeks later then we normally have GROWLER but hopefully a little warmer. In 2018 our GROWLER event will be part of a much larger celebration of the Jaguar XK model in general. So, in close association with Philip Porters XK club (catering for the much older XK120,XK140 and XK150s), our GROWLER event will play a large and important part of an event called the "XK70 Jaguar Festival", an event celebrating 70 years of the Jaguar XK and all XK-engined cars.


The event will take place at Shelsley Walsh Race Circuit, the oldest race track in the world that is still in use. Shelsley is very much a Midlands icon, like Jaguar, and Sir William Lyons was a member of the Midland Automobile Club which runs the hillclimb.


The event will celebrate all XKs, modern and old and we will have a special GROWLER display area for some 200 + cars which will make a fantastic display amongst some of the many other 1500+ cars attending.


Attending the event will be historic cars, 100+ exhibitors, personalities, live music, seminars, live demonstrations and so on. There will be approximately 700 classic XK120,140 and 150s there as well as our 200+ cars, plus 100+ historic racers and XK-engined cars and more. There will also be races to watch up the hillclimb so lots going on.


We will also be hosting a special 2-course "Welcome Dinner" on the Friday night in our hotel Garden Room followed by our usual Black-tie 3-course "Dinner Dance" on the Saturday night which will take place in the hotels Edgar Suite. We will also have within our function room at the Saturday night dinner dance three - four cars from both the XKEC and F-TypeEC on display as part of our special anniversary display.

Members will be staying in a superb hotel in Worcester which is only 23 minutes away from Shelsley Walsh itself. The hotel is called Bank House Hotel, Spa and Golf Course (so something for everyone). The hotel is nestled in the heart of the Worcestershire countryside and has superb accommodation from single rooms to Suite's. It has a large indoor swimming pool, a fully equipped gymnasium, an on-site golf course as well as a state of the art Thermel Suite and award winning Temple Spa treatments for those who wish to pamper themselves. It also has a great bar for mingling with fellow members over the whole weekend and there is sufficient car parking spaces for some 400 cars, 100 of which have been reserved for club members.


If anyone wants to take advantage of the many spa treatments available or maybe play some Golf over the weekend then they will need to ring the the hotel reception on 01886 833551 and ask to be put through to the Spa or Golf and book their appointments accordingly..


The Spa brochure can be found at:
The spa price list can be found at:



The GROWLER car display will take place on Saturday 9th June 2018 at Shelsley Walsh giving everyone the opportunity to have a very busy but enjoyable day.


ADDRESS:  Shelsley Walsh, Worcester WR6 6RP


An entry pass for the SATURDAY XK70/GROWLER display will cost £20 per person. Please note that we will be attending XK70 event on the Saturday ONLY as we have other plans for the Sunday.

Each member wanting to be in our GROWLER display will need to complete a form and despatch it off with payment.


We currently have various options for the Sunday so are finalising these details as we speak.


So there we have it, a very special 15th anniversary celebration for our clubs GROWLER event. Come and join in. More details from


Print Print | Sitemap
© XKEC 2003 - 2018 All rights reserved