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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 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...

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...