About Us

The Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club is the largest Jaguar Club in the world, with an ongoing commitment to being the first port of call for all things Jaguar. 

We are dedicated to assisting all Jaguar, SS and Daimler vehicle enthusiasts with getting the absolute best out of their cars, providing them with expert advice in a friendly and informal way and giving them all the support they need to keep costs low both on and off the road.

Just as importantly, we're a community of like-minded individuals banding together to share our passion, and it's crystal-clear in our level of commitment!

How does the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club compare with others clubs of its kind? I think the clue is in the title - it’s a club for enthusiasts of a marque that is dear to their hearts, and it shows.

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Our Story

Introduced by Graham Searle

The Club was formed in December 1984, and grew rapidly. Within 12 months, we had established a glossy A4 monthly magazine, a Jaguar spares department and a technical advice service that was second to none. Within 18 months, we'd built a remarkable membership of 2,000, clearly identifying the JEC as the fastest growing single-marque Club.

Our range of facilities and services has steadily expanded over the years, and now encompasses three club insurance schemes, specialist model seminars, major events and trips, our industry-leading 140-page colour monthly magazine, independent manufacturing of specialist tools and spares, and the largest selection of Jaguar memorabilia available anywhere.

We currently operate 90 national and international JEC regions. These regions run a variety of events in the UK and overseas, including regular 'noggin and natter' evenings at local hostelries, video and talk shows, and visits to local specialists, and produce comprehensive monthly newsletters to report on all their activities.

Our flagship monthly magazine, Jaguar Enthusiast, contains everything from full month-on-month restorations and social events to both new and small-scale model news, and has attracted great acclaim from Classic Car magazine. Nigel Thorley, Jaguar Enthusiast editor, was awarded 'Best Editor of the Year', JEC has been voted 'Club of the Year', and Jaguar Enthusiast itself has won the hotly-contested 'Club Magazine of the Year' award on three occasions.

We are very proud of our strong relationship with Jaguar Land Rover (particularly Jaguar Land Rover Classic, the company's historic arm), and work very closely with them to further appreciation of the iconic marque. Along the way, we have restored a historic Mark 1, and refurbished cars including the Series 1 XJ6 that belonged to Jaguar founder Sir William Lyons, the original Series 3 E-Type press car, and a unique Series 2 XJ which was used as a development car and served as the Jaguar Chairman's main transport.

Over the years, we have worked closely with the organiser of the largest single-make Spares Day in the world. In March and October of each year, over 120 stallholders and over 2000 enthusiasts descend on the National Agriculture Centre at Stoneleigh in Warwickshire to find that elusive part, or simply browse and talk about everything Jaguar.

While we work hard to ensure that the technical side of our club is well catered for, we also recognise the great importance of the social side, which is why we hold two international rallies every year, spreading them around the country and often supporting them with weekend break packages through the Warner Hotels chain. In addition, many of our local regions hold their own rallies during the summer, and we've organised and been involved with many overseas trips.

We run JEC from our dedicated office premises in Bristol.

Our Huge Range of Benefits

We cover all aspects of Jaguar/Daimler/SS vehicle ownership - take a look below.

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Savings

The Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club can help you save money, from discounted car insurance and warranty scheme to personal insurance such as Travel, Caravan and Excess. We also have savings on major event tickets and anything else we can think about!

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Support

​​The Club has a range of support services. From purchase advice to inspections & valuations. We support your ownership via our Forum and model groups with expert advice, practical assistance and an excellent classified section for your next car!

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Social

Part of the pleasure of owning a Jaguar, Daimler or SS is the camaraderie within the Club. Our active Regional Network holds loads of events each year and the Club provides a wide variety of Tours and Runs to suit all pockets and tastes.

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Information

​Our 140 page monthly magazine is support by the online digital magazine together with all the information the web site can provide. In addition we have the regular newsletter and our presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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Get up to speed on our remarkable history, full of amazing events, workshops, seminars, and plenty of classic cars.

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Our Sponsors

The Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club is proud to have these partners supporting our activities.

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SNG Barratt Group

Born from a love of Jaguar Cars over 30 years ago, SNG Barratt is the world’s largest independent supplier and manufacturer of parts and accessories for the marque. With a global span via their HQ in the UK and branches in the USA, Holland & France, there isn’t a part of the world that they can’t reach.

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Vredestein UK

The Vredestein brand is over 100 years old and has achieved premium brand status in the automotive industry. Products include car tyres, tyres for agricultural and industrial applications, and bicycle tyres. A significant part of our car tyres is designed by the Italian design house Giugiaro.

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Meguiars

Meguiars car cleaning products are recognised as being amongst the best available with an extensive range for everything you could possibly need for you car. With over 110 years of experience they have learnt a thing or to along the way!

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Jaguar World Magazine

Jaguar World is the worlds best selling independent Jaguar Magazine. With the latest news, road tests, news, reviews, price guides and maintenance  guides.

Available monthly from your local newsagent or App Store keep abreast of the Jaguar World news.

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Toyo Tires

Official sponsor and supplier of tyres to Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club Racing. Toyo Tires has stood for innovation, quality, performance, and excellent service for 70 years.

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Who We Are

The Club was formed in 1984 by 13 committed enthusiasts, and over 30 years later, 6 of them remain directors or at least actively involved in the Club. That incredible level of continuity combined with dedicated new employees and marque experts has produced a strong team that is taking the Club forward without forgetting its roots.

Management Team

Graham Searle

Graham Searle

General Manager

James Blackwell

James Blackwell

Asst. General Manager

Philippa Fox

Philippa Fox

Administration

Helen Norris

Helen Norris

Administration

Helen Hodgson

Helen Hodgson

Marketing & Sponsorship Manager

Peter Purdom

Peter Purdom

Chairman

Mike Horlor

Mike Horlor

XK8 Forum Co-ordinator

Nigel Thorley

Nigel Thorley

Magazine Editor & Seminars

Tony Ridge

Tony Ridge

Director

Mike Young

Mike Young

Club finances

Ken Jenkins

Ken Jenkins

Technical, buying and specialist advice

Simon Cronin

Simon Cronin

Tours & Runs Co-ordinator

Ray Searles

Ray Searles

Director & Events Committee Chairman

Rob Jenner

Rob Jenner

Director & X308 Forum Co-Ordinator

Keith Vincent

Keith Vincent

DVLA Representative

Peter Clarke

Peter Clarke

Club & Regional Constitution

Vince Franklin

Vince Franklin

Regional Co-ordinator

Terry Dye

Terry Dye

Racing Manager

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