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 17th 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, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, UK and the USA.

 

 

"More than just a club"

 

 

THE CLUB OFFICE

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 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 (please note that during Covid-19 the club office is open by appointment only).

 

XK8/XKR ENTHUSIASTS CLUB (XKEC)

Unit 2 (Basepoint)

The Old Rectory

Springhead Road

Northfleet

Kent DA11 8HN

United Kingdom

 

Telephone: +44 (0)1474 886946     Email: mark.gregory@xkec.co.uk    Website: www.thexkec.co.uk

 

Join our great community now and enjoy the many benefits we have on offer

  • Exclusive Membership Welcome Pack with official Membership Card and club windscreen sticker.
  • Around 1000 members across 20 countries.
  • Club Office dedicated to everyday club related matters.
  • Constantly Updated Website.
  • Members-Only Chat Forum with over 333,000 messages and some 35,900 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 / Parts Discounts.
  • Endless Technical Advice.
  • Several Model Register Coordinators.
  • Various Social Media site groups and discussions.
  • Official Club Merchandise.

OUR CLUB MAGAZINE - OUT NOW

As a member of the XKEC, you will receive a copy of our quarterly full-colour digital "GROWLER" magazine.

 

Its latest digital technology allows... 

 

  • Flick page technology
  • A Zoom facility
  • Easy email and links access.

 

Our latest AUTUMN (September) 2020 edition is out now and its front cover shows an image of one of our sister club (F-TypeEC) members cars being displayed at the recent "Classics at Glemham Hall" event in Suffolk.

 

Within the 52 pages many feature articles can be found including...

 

  • Jaguar XK8 "A" Plliar Issues
  • XKR Engine Change
  • Stripes On a Jaguar
  • It's a Small World
  • Glemham Hall Event Report

 

Plus there are the usual features from Regional News, Model Registers, Classifieds, Club Discounts, Event Reports, Forum News and much much more.

 

Enjoy...

 

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 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.

EVENTS - COVID-19 UPDATE

 

Updated: 2nd November 2020

 

As you know the UK Government announced on 31st October 2020 the commencement of further lockdown measures in England to apply from Thursday 5th November until Wednesday 2nd December 2020. These measures include:
 
1. Requiring people to stay at home, except for specific purposes
2. Preventing gathering with people you do not live with, except for specific purposes
3. Closing certain business and venues
 
Complying with the new measures will help limit the spread of coronavirus, reduce the impact on the NHS and save lives. They will be underpinned by law, and relevant authorities, including the police, will have powers to enforce the law - including through fines and dispersing gatherings.
 
The XKEC is instructing all our members and our Regional Sections to obviously follow these strict guidelines. There can, for the time being, be no meetings, social gatherings, road runs or convoy groups during this time.
 
2020 has indeed been a torrid and difficult year for us all and all we can hope is that people will follow the guidelines announced and remain positive that things will return to some kind of normality in 2021.

 

The XKEC does of course continue to follow UK Government advice during the ongoing COVID-19 threat and we remain hard at work continuing the clubs progression by monitoring and adapting our situation.

 

Should restrictions on socialising at events be lifted we will investigate options for other events depending on dates and availability. As this is a rapidly changing situation, we will keep everything under review and updated as best as we can via our usual social outlets.

 

In the meantime please stay safe and well and whilst we wait for things to return to normal why not sit back and enjoy our national event videos below from 2019.

 

WE HAVE FORTUNATELY MANAGED TO ATTEND A FEW EVENTS DURING 2020 WHICH YOU CAN VIEW HERE . 

 

 

MEET THE TEAM

Here in the XKEC we have a number of loyal and trusted individuals who help maintain the clubs overall professsional image and ensure a complete membership package for all our valued members to enjoy.

 

Click below to see Who's Who within the XKEC Team and how you can contact any of them individually via Email.

MEMBERS-ONLY FORUM

Our exclusive member-only chat forum was created way back in 2004 and now contains a wealth of XK information and knowledge. 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 333,000 messages posted on the forum, with some 35,900 topics being discussed so register now.

XK MODEL HISTORY

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. 

 

We also show images of XK Advertisements, Modified XKs, XK Engine Detailing, Race XKs and Stars in their XK's. Enjoy...

HOW IT ALL BEGAN

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, seventeen years later we are still going strong thanks to the ongoing support of so many.

 

CLASSIFIEDS

Are you looking to purchase an XK then please take a look at our CLASSIFIED pages. Here you will find a number of XKs 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 some useful purchasing advice documents.

Email: mark.gregory@xkec.co.uk 

 

 

**BRAND NEW** ON-LINE CLUB SHOP

Here you will find a wide range of items including our official club related merchandise such as Clothing, Keyrings, Paperweights etc as well as XK related 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 !

 

WHAT PUBLICATIONS HAVE BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT THE XK ?

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.

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