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May 16, 2024 - ****NEW**** PRIVATE TOUR AND VISIT TO THE BRITISH MOTOR MUSEUM – 4 SEPTEMBER

We are delighted to be able to offer a quite unique opportunity to fellow members of the JLSA. To mark the birthdate of the founder of Jaguar Cars, Sir William Lyons, on the 4 September, we have been able to arrange a full guided tour of the British Motor Museum, culminating in a visit to the Collections Centre where the JDHT are housed with their wonderful collection of Jaguars and Daimlers. 

You will have the opportunity to discover many different British motor cars through the ages, together with a fabulous array of Jaguars in the main museum, expertly talked through by our guides, before heading over the road to meet the team in the Collections Centre who will happily talk Jaguar with you, and you may well know some of the volunteers working there!

The plan is to make your way over to the BMM at Gaydon for 10.30,am when you will be greeted and offered teas and coffees, ahead of the tour starting at 11.00 am. The tour of the main museum and the Collections Centre will take around an hour and a half, after which you are free to roam the facility at leisure for the rest of the day if you wish. The restaurant is open all day, so you might fancy a cuppa or lunch during the day, and the prices are very reasonable.

Places available are very limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis and we will be sending out application forms very soon so please complete these and send back with payment by no later than 5 August. The price of this trip is £15 per member and £20 per guest.

May 5, 2024 - DAY TRIP TO CAMBRIDGE – SATURDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2024

I am pleased to confirm that our September Day trip will be to Cambridge. Further details will be shared in due course.

March 12, 2024 - 2024 AGM AND MEMBERS LUNCH

On Saturday, 10 March members gathered at Christ The King Parish Centre for our AGM and lunch. Members were informed on our 2023 activities including our financial matters. A number of changes to our Constitution were proposed and there was some interesting and positive discussions – more on this soon when we publish the revised wording. Following a delicious 3 course lunch Peter Leake introduced Sir John Egan who gave an excellent presentation, answering questions about Jaguar’s past and the difficult decisions he had to make whilst CEO. He also shared his views on electric cars! A very informative and insightful talk! Thank you to all members who attended – see you next year! Photographed below is Peter Leake, Sir John Egan and Les Ratcliffe.

February 29, 2024 - UTTOXTER UPDATE

Thought I should give you all a heads up! Tickets are on sale now for our Day at Uttoxeter on 4 May 2024. Members should have received an email/letter with all the details. If you have any questions please let me know. TICKETS FOR THE MARQUEE ARE LIMITED WITH ONLY A FEW LEFT SO PLEASE DON’T DELAY!!!!!!

February 14, 2024 - A DAY AT UTTOXETER RACES – 4 MAY 2024

We shall be returning to Uttoxeter again this year for a fun-filled day! This trip continues to be very popular. Prices are from £15 for a member and £45 for a guest. The Jaguar Marquee (situated next to the finishing post) is available for up to 100 guests. Places are allocated on first come first served basis. Please return your form and payment asap!

February 6, 2024 - MEMBERS ONLY LUNCH AND AGM – CLOSING DATE 19 FEBRUARY 2024

Please don’t forget to return your form and payment for our lunch by 19 February to secure your place. Full details were sent to all members in January. The lunch is on 9 March, 12.15 pm at Christ the King Parish Centre, Coventry. There will be a 3 course lunch – cost £10 per member!

This is a great opportunity to meet up with colleagues and friends!

Our President, Sir John Egan will be coming along!

I look forward to seeing you!

January 21, 2024 - 2024 SUBSCRIPTIONS NOW DUE!

Your 2024 subscriptions are now due! Please can you send your payment of £24 as soon as possible. Thank you!

November 26, 2023 - CHRISTMAS DINNER 2023

It was lovely to see 115 members and guests enjoy our annual Christmas Dinner. This year, we welcomed our President, Sir John Egan who kindly spoke to the audience. Following a delicious 3 course meal, we were entertained by a fabulous singer, who performed some great favourites of Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Bobby Darin etc and it wasn’t too long before many of us were on the dance floor shaking some moves!

November 24, 2023 - WATCH THIS!

We have introduced a “Watch This” section to the Website. Here we will upload and share interesting videos for our members. Please take a look!

November 7, 2023 - 2024 EVENTS

MEMBERS LUNCH – 9 MARCH 2024. We will be back at Christ The King Parish Centre, Coventry for our members-only lunch. A 3 course lunch will be provided and we will hold our AGM. This is a great opportunity to learn about the year end financials as well as plans for the coming years. Also, you will be given the chance to air your views and vote on any proposals.

A DAY AT UTTOXETER RACES – 4 MAY 2024 – Our most popular trip returns! Bring your family/friends and enjoy a fun-filled day at the Races. Coach travel is provided. We have the use of a marquee – situated very close to the finishing line where you can sit and watch the horses race by. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

FURTHER DETAILS WILL BE COMMUNICATED IN JANUARY 2024

October 24, 2023 - CHRISTMAS DINNER 2023

We are looking forward to an enjoyable evening on 25 November 2023 at Christ the King Parish Centre, Coundon, Coventry. Pre-dinner drinks will be available from 7 pm with dinner served at 7.30 pm. We have entertainment and a raffle and this year, we are really pleased that Sir John Egan, our President will be joining us.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

September 17, 2023 - DAY TRIP TO OXFORD – SEPTEMBER 2023

On Saturday 16 September 110 members and guests travelled to Oxford for a day at leisure. Thankfully the weather remained fine all day for us. Oxford is a City of culture, great shops and plenty of eating and drinking venues so something for everything. Some members took the Hop on and Hop off bus to take in the sights and help them get their bearings. Others took a boat trip.

I went on a walking tour of the colleges which was really interesting. I also visited the oldest pub in Oxford called the Turf Tavern. Local legend also has it that former U.S. president Bill Clinton, while attending Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, infamously “did not inhale” during an evening of carousing at the pub. Other famous guests include Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Tony Blair, CS Lewis, Stephen Hawking and the cast of Harry Potter. To work off my lunch, I climbed the 99 steps of the Cafax Tower which gave a fantastic view of the city and the many spires. Oddly for me, I avoided the shops and busy crowds and continued walking, taking in the sights of the city , stopping for a coffee/cake before having a glass of prosecco on a rooftop bar. It was then time to board the coach and return home.

A good day was had by all!