Welcome to the
XK8 / XKR Enthusiasts Club (XKEC)
"The first port of call for all modern day Jaguar XK owners and enthusiasts"
Formed back in 2003 the XKEC is now celebrating its 18th anniversary, bringing together an international community of XK owners and enthusiasts from across 18 countries, making it the largest single model club of its kind that is dedicated solely to the X100 (1996-2006) and X150 (2006-2014) models of the Jaguar marque.
The Club continues to grow from strength to strength and is run by a loyal and dedicated team. It has Regional Officers, Model Register Coordinators and many other individuals who are all here to assist you as a member of our club. In addition to this website, members also have access to our Members only forum and many other club benefits and offers.
WE HAVE MEMBERS IN: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Norway, Qatar, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, UK and the USA.
"More than just a club"
Our club office sits within the beautiful landscaped grounds of a former Rectory in Northfleet, Kent, UK. Come along and say hello or enjoy a coffee/tea with us, you will always be given a very warm welcome. You will be able to see our vast collection of Jaguar XK brochures through all the models from 1996-2014, our huge XK model car collection (in all scales), original XK advertisements and posters, Jaguar XK launch Press Releases, XK postcards and greeting cards, XK books, workshop manuals and magazines, paintings and artwork and of course our very own club merchandise. To any modern day XK owner or enthusiast this is simply XK heaven. Find us HERE or click HERE to see video of our Office.
OFFICE OPENING HOURS: Monday - Friday 10am to 4pm
XK8/XKR ENTHUSIASTS CLUB (XKEC)
The Old Rectory
Kent DA11 8HN
Telephone: +44 (0)1474 886946 Email: email@example.com Website: www.thexkec.co.uk
As a member of the XKEC, you will receive a copy of our quarterly full-colour digital "GROWLER" magazine.
Our latest Autumn (September) 2021 edition has now been emailed out to all our members.
Its front cover this issue shows our clubs Geneva Overseas Representative out and about on tour.
Within the 66 pages many feature articles will be found including the usual features from Regional News, Model Registers, Classifieds, Club Discounts, Event Reports, Forum News and much much more.
To give non members a brief idea of what they are missing out on with our clubs digital magazine we hereby provide you with free access to the sample below. We hope this will show the professional content provided each quarter and one which will help you consider joining in our ever evolving adventure.
SYWELL CLASSICS: PISTONS & PROPS - 25th SEPTEMBER 2021
For those who don't know the event combines historic racers, hot rods and motorbikes with classic planes and vintage music to create a fantastic event, celebrating classic motoring on the ground and in the air. Watch amazing live action on the transformed ‘Racing Runway’ and ‘Sprint Strip’ with iconic Formula 1 cars, Hot Rods, Dragsters and Motorcycles all in action throughout the weekend. Up in the skies; expect to see a variety of breath taking aerial displays & acrobatics from a variety of display teams. With a vintage fun fair and shopping village it's a great weekend for all the family.
BREMONT WATCH HQ TOUR - TUESDAY 12TH OCTOBER 2021
We have arranged for members to attend an exclusive hosted tour of the new Bremont Manufacturing & Technology Centre, aka 'The Wing' in Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire for TUESDAY 12th October 2021 at 09:30.
The state-of-the-art 35,000 sq ft facility, set in the heart of the Chiltern valley, is the veritable home of British watchmaking and Bremont is proud to be at the forefront of the revival of this historically British craft.
We will also have reserved parking outside the HQ for an exclusive photo shoot opportunity.
Further Details are on the relevant forum post under the 2021 Events section.
FOLLOWING VARIOUS UK GOVERNMENT LOCKDOWNS OVER THE PAST 16 MONTHS WE HAVE STILL MANAGED TO HOST A FEW EVENTS WHICH YOU CAN NOW VIEW HERE .
In the meantime why not sit back and enjoy below our latest event videos from 2021.
Our exclusive member-only forum was created back in 2004 and now contains a wealth of XK information, knowledge and expertise. The forum is a great way of seeking answers to any problems you may have or simply speaking to other members and making new friendships who share your same passion.
There are now well over 338,000 messages posted on the forum, with some 36,600 topics being discussed so why not register now.
You will find here the complete history of all the XKs produced over the years. This includes all the standard models as well as all the Limited/Special Editions that were produced. If you want to find out more information about a particular model then this is the first place to look.
The image above shows one of our very first events back in 2003 at the old Jaguar Brown's Lane factory in Coventry. We then placed an article in Jaguar World magazine seeking out XK owners or enthusiasts who simply wanted to get together. We wasn't then expecting what followed!
Now, eighteen years later we are still going strong thanks to the ongoing support of so many.
Are you looking to purchase an XK then please take a look at our regularly updated CLASSIFIED pages. Here you will find a number of XKs and related items currently up for sale.
XK8/XKR PURCHASING GUIDES
Want advice on buying an XK? Then send us your email address and we will forward to you our useful purchasing advice documents.
Here you will find a wide range of items including our very latest 2021 XK8 25th Anniversary clothing range and other items such as Keyrings, Paperweights, XK brochures and even some back issues of our club magazine.
So why not treat yourself or maybe purchase an ideal gift for a friend or family member.
Take a look now !
Click on button below to see what books and magazines have been written over the years specifically about the Jaguar XK/XK8/XKR models. All provide great research material into the modern day XK.
Most, if not all, are now becoming more and more difficult to get hold of so those shown on our book page are there to simply give you some idea of what books have been written and what can possibly be purchased around the world.
To assist in any research we have included all the Titles, Publishers and ISBN numbers and all these books and magazines can be viewed at the club office.