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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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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Electric, Electric, Electric, and on the other hand are talking about new models such as a replacement for the recently withdrawn XK.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...

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...