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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

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...

Invitation to Jaguar Mark 1 Day 2019

I have been asked by Letitia Mace of Xclusively Jaguar UK, to publish this article in our magazine. Although we only have one MK1 Jaguar in our club, I thought the article may be of interest to all our members to be aware of Jaguar events overseas. - Ed Further to our...

Club Concours and Rotorua Rally

Once again, the Sun Gods were smiling down as we all rendezvoused at Okawa Bay for morning tea, talk and a chance to catch up with these very fastidious gentlemen who entered their pride and joy on the concours event. Contenders included Peter Davies, Dennis...

Congratulations to Alan Hitchens – NZ Order of Merit

Alan was a member of our club for some years and has recently been awarded a NZ Order of Merit for services to journalism and the community. I have gained permission from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet to present the following article: Alan Hitchens...

Two of a Kind – Jaguar XJ41 and XJ42

In 1980 Jaguar was faced with declining sales of the XJS. The car was supposed to be a replacement for the E Type but was really more of a comfortable cruising G.T. than an outright sports car. Obviously, a new model was required. It was to be a striking coupe´ and...

My Return To Motor Sport’s Circuits Of Competition

Part 9 Circuit de Pau, Pau, Pyrenees-Atlantiques, France. Pau City is 125km/77½ miles to Biarritz in the west, 199km/123½ miles to Toulouse in the west-northwest and 89km/55 miles to Candanchu, Spain to the south. It is situated at the northern margin of the Pyrenees...

XKSS Jaguar In Tauranga

Following Jaguar’s withdrawal from competition at the end of the 1956 season, a number of completed and partly completed D-Types remained unsold at the Browns Lane factory. In an attempt to recoup some of the investment made in building these unused chassis, and to...

Two Of A Kind

E1A and E2A The world was surprised when the Jaguar E Type was first revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in 1961. The gathered journalists were prepared for the usual predictable showing, but were absolutely staggered by the appearance of a car they had no idea existed,...

Smith’s Automotive Instruments

One of my more ‘memorable moments’ on our visit to England, Wales and France last September/October was to track down the current manufacturer of Smith’s Automotive Instruments. The firm is: Caerbont Automotive Instruments Ltd, Unit 1, Caerbont Industrial Estate,...

Tyre Talk – Part 2 (Saving Money)

Pressure – or lack of – is the biggest factor in getting value from our tyres. At the moment air is free – until the Government finds a way of charging / taxing us for the use of. So, there’s no excuse for not using plenty of it. Rolling resistance is the main issue...