THE XK8/XKR ENTHUSIASTS CLUB (XKEC)
Formed back in 2003 the XKEC is now celebrating its 18th anniversary, bringing together an international community of XK owners and enthusiasts from across 20 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, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Japan, 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
As a member of the XKEC, you will receive a copy of our quarterly full-colour digital "GROWLER" magazine.
Our latest WINTER (December) 2021 edition has now been emailed out to all our members.
Its front cover this issue shows our clubs recent visit to the BREMONT watch HQ in Henley on Thames.
Within the 63 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.
Recently at Gaydon during our Growler Saturday the XKEC Chairman had the great pleasure of awarding our "2020-21 Clubman of the Year" award to our Western Shires Regional Officer Trevor
The award was given in recognition of his continuing hard work and efforts in bringing much joy to many of his local members in arranging numerous events and for his constant efforts in encouraging people to join our club on our Facebook community group. Well done Trevor, well deserved.
A very big and sincere thank you to everyone who joined us at Gaydon in Warwickshire for the XK8's 25th Anniversary event. It was great to meet old and new members again and you all did us proud with your 106 cars in our display.
XKEC members also done us proud with a few displays in the main arena, especially our XKR 400 display arranged by our very own XKR 400 Register Coordinator Mark Elliott and the original XK8 press car owned by member Daniel Besgrove.
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 339,000 messages posted on the forum, with some 36,700 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 and 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.