Welcome to the exciting world of the Jaguar XK8/XKR Enthusiasts Club (otherwise better known as XKEC for short).
There are of course many reasons as to why you should join the XKEC. Now in our 16th Anniversary year there are lots of benefits to be gained whether you be an existing owner, a prospective owner or even simply an XK enthusiast.
The XKEC currently brings together an international community of XK owners and enthusiasts from across 19 countries including Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, UK and the USA. The club is proud to acknowledge that it has over those 16 years become the largest single model club of its kind that is dedicated solely to these particular Jaguar models.
The Club dedicates its time, energy and enthusiasm into running a very enjoyable venture and one that offers what we feel is the ideal membership package expected from a modern day car club.
We are very pleased to say that you do not have to be an owner of one of these cars to enjoy the benefits - far from it. We very much welcome those who also seek advice on purchasing or owning such a car or simply want to find out more about the car in general.
When joining a car club we know members seek a membership that is both cost effective and enjoyable. Our aim is not just to enjoy your cars but to also enjoy the whole experience of making new friends with similar like-minded individuals who all share the same passion. The whole family can enjoy our “family” atmosphere, whether it be attending any of our numerous events, reading our digital magazine or simply chatting to members via our forum. We aim to create a club that anyone, of any age, can enjoy and take part in, however small or large they want to contribute.
So, if you love the modern day Jaguar XK and simply want to share that experience then why not join our club. We are very friendly and approachable and we are very much “more than just a club”.
Come and join in the fun!
The image opposite was the original advert and article that we placed in Jaguar World magazine back in July 2003.
The idea initially was to just simply get a few XK8/XKR owners together as a toe-in-the-water exercise.
We wasn't then expecting what followed ! Now in our sixteenth year we are still going strong thanks to the ongoing support of so many.
THE XKEC - "More than just a club"
What members say about the XKEC...
"Having purchased an XK in 2010 I’ve been an XKEC member ever since. I didn’t join for the technical advice on self maintenance, as I defer to a local Jaguar independent garage, but many
members join for that reason. I joined for the social events and the pleasure of driving in a convoy of the Jaguar XK models.Accordingly, I have previously organised tours of Normandy and Holland and
for 2016 a tour of the Alsace region of France.
There is no “click” to this club, sadly a feature of many, new members find themselves at home very quickly in my experience.
It’s obviously not compulsory to join but if you have, or are even thinking of having an XK, join the XKEC."
"I can't recommend the XKEC enough: having joined 7 years ago the warm welcome I received from Mark and Karen was matched by and continues to extend to many of our members resulting in friendships with individuals all over the country. Some I have the pleasure of seeing regularly, others periodically at various events and many simply through enjoyable exchanges and banter on the forum. The Forum is an excellent font of pooled knowledge which is invaluable should you encounter a problem with your XK8 as inevitably someone has already had the same experience and shared the outcome on the forum, providing both comfort and a solution. Membership is money well spent and is real value for money."
"I have been a member of the XKEC since April 2012. I joined as I had an XKR Convertible and soon found out the value and friendship in this great club. I no longer have my XKR as I was fortunate enough to buy an Aston Martin but I could not leave the club as I have met so many wonderful people who I would now call good friends and enjoy all the events, the forum and the social activities. I am still an Enthusiast for XK’s and enjoy all aspects of the club."
"The obvious benefit of joining the XKEC is the wealth of information available on XKs and the support of some very experienced and knowledgeable members. But the XKEC is more than just a car club and it has been a delight to make so many good friends over the years via club events and the online forum."
"I bought my 2001 XKR coupé back in 2010 knowing very little about the car, except for the fact that it was a car I had promised myself for a very long time. In January 2011, I decided to join the XKEC which has proved to be one of the best things I have done, for the modest cost of half a tank of petrol! Since joining, the benefits I have enjoyed have been:-
“I have been a club member for over 6 years now during which time my wife and I have enjoyed many regular meetings, annual get-togethers and all manner of social events. This club is populated by enthusiasts, owners and people who enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded individuals whether petrol-heads or not. One thing I can say, with hand on heart, my wife and I have, through the club, met so many wonderful people we are now privileged to call really close friends. This is so, much more than a mere car club.”
"I joined the XKEC in June 2015 having seen a flyer at my local Jaguar dealer (Sturgess in Leicester).