Recent Events

Otorohanga Run (October 14, 2018)

Sunday dawned with a 2-degree frost so it was to be an awesome day for a JAG run through the Waikato countryside with a meeting point of The Rhubarb Café in Arapuni Village at 10am. Eleven cars, 20 members and 4 grandies duly arrived with everyone enjoying a catch up...

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Coromandel Run – 11/12 August 2018

11th August Saturday dawned a lovely day for the first day of the run to the Coromandel. Instructions were for the local members to meet at the Orchard House Café, north of Katikati, at 9am ready for a 9:30 departure to arrive at our lunch venue at Mercury Bay Club...

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Waikato Dam Run

June 19, 2018 Del and I left Rotorua on a very wet and dismal morning and headed to the Marist Rugby Club at Oropi to meet our fellow Jag club members. When we arrived, the weather had improved and was quite bright and dry which was great for members to get out of...

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Jaguar Rally – John Bourke’s Reflections

The Invercargill Jaguar Rally was a memorable adventure to the base of the South Island and an experience enjoyed by all the Club members who attended. In our group we also produced some misadventures and created what I will term “three legged races’ Venturing down to...

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Our Journey to the Jaguar Rally

Set off from Gisborne Monday 19 March to Waikanae and Tuesday 20 March a smooth ferry crossing and down to Kaikoura for a late lunch and then to Christchurch to stay with family. On Wednesday 21 March the steering box seized tight, fortunately in the family garage....

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Waitomo Caves Run – June 17, 2018

We met up at the Western BOP Council car park, and headed off on a well-planned journey, navigating the back roads of the lower Waikato, to finish at the Waitomo Caves. A beautiful selection of Classic though to New Jaguars, all shining and fuelled up ready to go....

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The Tuapeka Punt

On the Journey to the 2018 Invercargill Jaguar Rally To attend the Invercargill Rally, a small gathering of four Jaguar cars set off from the North Island for the planned eleven-day expedition to the destination. During this sortie the 2008 XKR of John & Raewyn...

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Te Aroha – Hauraki Plains run

May 2018 A lovely autumnal day for our run over to Te Aroha for Phil Barron’s last event as Club Captain. Gathering at the Western Bay of Plenty car park to traverse over the Kaimais, meeting up with our country members for a long convoy along Te Aroha - Gordon Road...

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2018 JAGUAR DRIVERS CLUB AGM AND AWARDS DINNER

The Club's AGM and Trophy Awards Dinner was again held at the Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club rooms at Sulphur Point Marina. The meeting began at 5.00 pm and concluded at 5.47 pm. 10 committee members were present plus 36 club members. President Neville Barlow took...

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National Jag Rally 2018 – Milford Sound

After a night of heavy rain, rolling thunder and lightning, Tuesday morning dawned fine and sunny for our trip to Milford Sound. Ron & Dorothy were so keen to get started they were up at 4am – or maybe it had something to do with daylight saving and Dorothy’s...

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National Jag Rally 2018 – Doubtful Sound

Attending a National Jaguar Rally was to be a new experience for both of us, so we had no preconceived ideas of what to expect. Did such a Rally have a purpose? we wondered, and if so what might that be? We were to soon find out, as the Rally brought together many...

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National Jag Rally 2018 – Excursion to Stewart Island

While the rest of the group headed off to Te Anau, we chose to take the trip to Stewart Island. We left the hotel at 8.30 am by coach to catch the Ferry from Bluff at 9.30 am.  A very windy day, no rain BUT 4 metre swells greeted us.  This was a bit scary and many...

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National Jag Rally 2018 – A morning at Teretonga

There I was, wrapped in four layers of Merino as it was f’ricking freezing’, (as Mrs. Brown would say!) We assembled for the briefing in a large and chilly shed and then I hurried back to the warmth of the car. While both gentlemen and ladies car enthusiasts, who...

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National Jag Rally 2018 – Greymouth to Invercargill

Waking up on the morning of Tuesday 27th April, Greymouth was not quite so grey as it had been during the torrential rain and wind when we arrived the previous night. There were bits of blue sky which got bigger as we packed the cars and got underway, heading for...

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