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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 160 members.

 

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Recent Articles

Jaguar Royale

I recently came across an article entitled “Jaguar Royale”. It certainly caught my attention for several reasons. The car was called a Royale after the famous Bugatti Royale that was built to eclipse the best that Rolls Royce could make. With a 12 litre engine and...

Katikati Museum and Te Aroha Run – June 19th

Wednesday’s planned run to view Western Bay Museum at Katikati and lunch at Te Aroha, dawned a beautiful sunny day, if maybe a tad cooler. Assemble at the Museum in Katikati at 10am was the instruction. On arrival we were asked to park as many Jags as possible in...

A New Ramblings & Rumblings

From the Highways of NZ - Part 1 of 2 This is it, the unvarnished truth. The appalling toll of life on New Zealand highways and byways is not due to the state, or more realistically the shortcomings in the state of the roads. It is because of the abysmal lack of...

My Return to Motor Sport’s Circuits of Competition

A Monthly Series - Part 14 The explanation of Pat Hoare’s dealings and relationship with Ferrari that I can accept is as follows. Subsequent to the ‘Maserati 4CLT-48’ he wished to purchase a ‘Maserati 250F’. Accordingly he set off for the ‘Maserati S.p.A.’...

Tyre Talk – the Numbers

And now for the Small Print - and you know you should always read the “small print “as that’s the only way you will really know what you’re signing up for, or, in this case buying. Smaller Print and towards the outside of the side wall is some useful info that again...

Two of a Kind

Jaguar C-X75 concept | C-X75 Prototype In early 2010 Jaguar surprised many people by displaying, without prior notice, their latest concept car in the window of a shop in London. For days crowds up to three deep were absolutely blown away by the greatest looking car...

More Ramblings & Rumblings from the Workbench

This season (October 2018 to end of April 2019) our 1972 Series 3, 5.3 litre, 12-cylinder, Coupe 2+2 E-Type Jaguar has managed by the ‘Grace of Whatever’ to perform not one but two longish distance JDC (Bay of Plenty) Club Rallies without having to call-up the...

My Return to Motor Sport’s Circuits of Competition

A Monthly Series - Part 13 An agreeable fellow from the Southern Hemisphere (who will remain nameless), was a regular competitor. Apart from that he was memorable for his knowingly (or possibly unknowingly (!?!) breaking one of the cardinal rules of motor racing. He...

Club Picnic – April 14, 2019

Another really nice day in paradise! Well organised by Dennis & June Catchpole at their lovely home in Te Awamutu. A total of 22 cars with about 42 members arrived from either Tauranga via Western Bay Council car park or direct from their homes. We arrived pretty...

Tyre Talk – Part 4

There is some information written on the sidewalls of tyres that you may, or may not, know the significance of but could be of interest / help. Most important in large print and less relevant in smaller print. Large Print -- the size. For most this is probably...

A Blast From The Past

Goodwood Revival Revisited In September 2018 last year, I was alerted to a Facebook entry posted by my eldest Daughter, one Deb(by) N. Jon Chambers. By some chance she had come across a Facebook photograph of two cars racing at the 2008 Goodwood Revival Meeting. To...

Jaguar Musings

There are mixed messages coming out of Jaguar in England. On one hand they say Electric, Electric, Electric, and on the other hand are talking about new models such as a replacement for the recently withdrawn XK. They say they will not forget the sports car even with...