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In 2011 a group of 29 Jaguar owners formed a new club called THE JAGUAR DRIVERS’ CLUB (BOP) INC. Since then the club has more than quadrupled in size and now has over 150 members.

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Recent Articles

My Return to Motor Sport’s Circuits of Competition

A Monthly Series - Part 12 I met Tony Ditheridge in this or that paddock on any number of occasions. He raced a 1958 single seater, mid-engined (straight 4, twin overhead camshaft, 1964cc Coventry Climax) ‘Cooper T45’. In business life he ran ‘Hawker Restorations’...

Muscle Cars and Hamilton Gardens

Saturday March 9 We all met at the Western Bay of Plenty Council Car Park at 8 :45. We then left in convoy to Cambridge Rugby Club Grounds to meet up with the members from the Waikato area. We travelled from there to Hautapu where we visited Ross Bros private Muscle...

One of a kind

Recently one of our club members, Bruce Jamieson, contacted me and said, had I seen the special vehicle that Duncan and Ebbett had on show. This stirred my interest, so I took my camera along to see what Bruce was obviously impressed with. As we stood looking at it,...

Jaguar Bertone Cars

The Jaguar B99 was a concept car first shown by Bertone at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. It was shown as a compact executive B99 version and a sports car version the B99 GT. It was styled more on the traditional Jaguars of the 1980’s. The B99 is 4,500mm long,...

My Return to Motor Sport’s Circuits of Competition

A Monthly Series - Part 11 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. From the circuit distances by car are as follows: Liege City 50km/31 miles; Brussels 140km/87 miles; and Ostend Port 259.42km/161 miles. The N62 and N640 roads route into Francorchamps village...

Art Deco Rally to Hawkes Bay

Wednesday February 13th - Tauranga to Taihape Welcome to a beautiful day to start off our ART DECO trip. Many of the Jags setting out on the Art Deco run met at the ‘COFFEE CLUB’ in Rotorua as a starting point to the run. After a non-alcoholic drink and a catch-up, a...

Mobile Phones in Cars

A short while ago, the Sunday Star Times newspaper has an article written by Damien Grant. It is entitled “How’s my driving? It depends on my demerit points” I quote; “I don’t usually pay much attention to speed signs. This flippant attitude earns me my share of...

More Ramblings From The Workbench

Part 1, 2019 Early in November 2018 we set-off on Wednesday 7th for the Jaguar Drivers’ Club Lower Northland Rally to Whangarei via Orewa. That was the second month after our return from a European summer based at our French home. At Whangarei the JDC members stayed...

Tyre Talk – Part 3

So Which To Use? This comes down to two things - assuming the size is locked in. Design / type and Brand. However, as normal, there are exceptions. Not all sizes are available in the different types and brands. For example, the tyres on a very modern vehicle...

My Return to Motor Sport’s Circuits of Competition

Part 10 Snetterton Circuit, Thetford, Norfolk, UK. The track is adjacent to the A11 road and close by Snetterton Village. It is: 18.6km/11.6 miles from Thetford to the south-west; 35.4km/22 miles from Norwich to the north-east; 39.4km/24.5 miles from Bury St Edmunds...

Jaguar I Pace

For a brief few hours an Electric I Pace Jaguar, the only one in New Zealand, was on show at Duncan and Ebbett’s in Tauranga. Judy and I were lucky enough to be invited to view and to be driven around the block. My impressions: A bigger car than I had expected. (It...