Big Forum Weekend

The Jaguar Enthusiast' Club visit Hull in September.  For the first time, alongside a car show, we have a series of seminars on a range of topics including parts advice from SNG Barratt, oils from Millers Oils plus Jaguar memorabilia valuations from Andrew Swift & Graham Searle, plus Antiques from TV’s Caroline Hawley. Not only that, if cars aren't your thing then we have organised trips into Hull and all its attractions.

Event Location

Mecure Hull Grange Park, England, HU10 6EA, United Kingdom
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Event Summary

Event Type:

JEC, Seminar


Date: Friday 15th September 2017 - Sunday 17th September 2017

Event Location:

Mecure Hull Grange Park, England, HU10 6EA, United Kingdom
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What's Happening?

We have arranged a great weekend package at the Mercure Grange Park Hotel from Friday 15th September to Sunday 17th September through our partners Scenic Car Tours - from just £159 per person! 

Alternatively, just book to come along for the day - we'd love to see you. It's only £25 per person (Pre-booking required).

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Saturday 16th September 2017

This event is open to all members whether they just want to join us on Saturday 16th September, or make a whole weekend of it at the lovely Mercure Grange Park Hotel.

The main event will take place on Saturday 16th September, when we will be hosting a series of seminars on topics such as Leathercare, Oil from Millers Oils and parts supply from SNG Barratt. There will also be judging throughout the day for a number of trophies and prizes, sponsored by Millers Oils, including People's Choice, Furthest Travelled and even a Best Dressed Owner who closely matches their car's era.  There will also be a show and shine competition - so polish up that Jaguar!

Have you ever wondered if that bit of Jaguar memorabilia hidden in the garage is worth a fortune? Then why not bring it along and let Andrew & Graham, take a look and value your items.   You can also have your general antiques valued by TV's Caroline Hawley, who is a regular on the BBC programmes, Flog It and Bargain Hunt. You never know you might be sitting on a fortune!

For those of you that would prefer to explore Hull, we have arranged an Old Town Tour and entry to The Deep, Hulls' award winning aquarium.  This will be by coach from the hotel.

On Saturday evening the Club will be hosting a Gala Dinner at the Mercure Grange, when the prize winners will be announced and you can enjoy a brilliant social evening, whether you are staying at the hotel overnight or not.

If you want to join in any of the Saturday activities then book directly with Scenic Car Tours online or give them a call 01732 879153

Sunday 17th September 2017

Humber Bridge Spectacular - Be part of history! 

Make history and be part of the largest gathering of Jaguars, Daimlers and SS cars ever to cross the Humber Bridge together. The Club has been granted permission to drive and be photographed by drone while crossing the Humber Bridge. A sight unlikely to ever be repeated.  You can then join our planned run around the Yorkshire Wolds amidst beautiful countryside, on excellent roads, finishing at the motoring themed Waterwheel Tea Rooms  for a coffee or even a full afternoon tea. 

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The Humber Bridge In July 2016

Want to continue the weekend away?

Why not take a post event car tour to Belgium with Scenic Car Tours visit Dinant and the Belgium Ardennes.

Only 150 miles from the JEC Big Forum event, make the most of the location and be in Europe overnight on the ferry from Hull to Rotterdam.

Beautiful scenery, intimate restaurants and chocolate, lots of it. Even if you haven’t got a sweet tooth, you’ll be bowled over by the Ardennes region and it’s an incredibly compact and easy place to drive. Head south from Brussels for rolling hills, picture-postcard towns and grand country houses dripping with history.


Read the full details of all the weekend activities below.

Friday 15th September

For those who book our weekend package, what better start than to arrive at a time to suit you, book in and relax for an informal welcome on the Friday evening. This will be an ideal time to socialise and meet up with friends old and new from the Jaguar community, get to know the hotel and all it offers. 

Saturday - 16th September


The 'Collectibles'

Located in the conference rooms of the Mercure Grange Park we have devised a programme of short seminars which have a ‘Collectibles’ theme

In the first, we are delighted to welcome local antiques expert and celebrity antiques personality Caroline Hawley, from television shows such as Flog ItBargain Hunt and The Antiques Road Trip. Caroline started dealing in antiques and collectables as a teenager, before setting up shops near her home in East Yorkshire. After many successful years dealing, she moved into auctions and now buys and sells both sides of the English Channel. Caroline’s specialisms include costume and textiles, French antiques, c19th porcelain and pottery. Caroline will be giving a presentation on these and other collectibles after which she will be available to talk to and provide valuations, ‘Antiques Roadshow’ style, so we want as many of you as possible to bring an item along for Caroline to view.

In the second, the collectibles theme is picked up in a Jaguar context as our knowledgeable experts present a talk on Automobilia collectibles within the Jaguar world. It will cover all things Automobilia including brochures, badges, prints, models, mascots, magazines and much, much more. After the talk you are invited to bring your items up review and value.

Oils & Parts 

Around these presentations are built the two parallel streams with Keynote Presentations provided by our headline weekend sponsors, Millers Oils and SNG Barratt.

Millers Oils will be talking about oil and its importance in the healthy running of both modern and classic engines. They will cover aspects of performance and making sure that your car is ready for the winter (it will be September by then after all). To make their presentation even more interesting they will be undertaking a demonstration of how the quality and age of your oil impacts performance and emissions, with a live oil change and emission test of two cars, demonstrating the issues that result from use of the wrong grade of oil, or oil ageing.

SNG Barratt’s presentation will feature the latest developments in Jaguar spare parts, discuss availability (or lack of it), and what we are jointly doing to tackle these issues, plus other matters focusing on jobs for the winter.

Leather Care & Repair 

As well as the headline sponsors we will have a demonstration of Leather Repair and Care Techniques by Furniture Clinic.  This subject is always very popular with our audience.  

We will also have Savoy Auto Centre & Tyres on hand to discuss the best choice of tyre for your car.  

Q & A 

There will be the opportunity to ask questions at the end of each and every seminar session. Our Club’s technical expert Ken Jenkins will be on hand to answer your questions throughout the day, along with Mike Horlor and Rob Jenner.

In addition to their seminars, both Millers Oils and SNG Barratt will have their demonstration sales vehicles in attendance for the weekend, providing the opportunity to buy products as needed at special Club discounts. You will also be able to order items in advance for collection on the day of the event.

In all there will be FIVE seminar presentations which will be repeated twice to enable you to participate in everything you find of interest.


JEC Forum based displays of cars.

Bring & Buy sale* (bring your redundant motoring items to our Saturday bring and buy sale and make some cash!)

The Forum ‘Face Off’ – a show and shine event where all those who want to, can enter their cars to be judged on merit on the day. The winner from each Forum will go forward to the ‘4 o’clock Face Off, where a panel of invited judges will choose the top three cars and the Car of the Day.

*The Bring & Buy Sale will be in one of the indoor rooms and will be manned and administered by an experienced member of the Club’s events team. Your item(s) should be priced clearly, the Club just taking an admin fee of 10% for administration of the sale. Items for the sale will be restricted to a total of five items - those that are relatively easy to carry, must clean, and entry for your items will be free with either the Weekend Ticket or the Day Ticket.

Outside, apart from the Forum displays and the Miller’s and Barratt’s stands we will be inviting other trade and autojumble stands, so if you have lots of items you want to dispose of this might be more suitable for you. The Club’s Prize Draw car and Gift Shop will also be in attendance.

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Onward to Saturday Evening

We have a Gala Dinner at the hotel arranged for the Saturday night, a 3 course meal followed by entertainment provided by a live local band, so there will be plenty of opportunity for dancing if you wish, all of which will be hosted in the newly refurbished spectacular International Suite. Entertainment during dinner will be provided by two Table Magicians who will astound us with their tricks whilst we slurp our soup!

Preceding the Gala Dinner will be our Prize Giving – and for this event we have SEVEN special prizes to be awarded.

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The prizes are...

  • The Longest Distance Travelled to attend the Event.
  • The People’s Choice Award, your favourite car of the day as voted for by you and your guests.
  • The Forum model with the highest documented mileage.
  • Dressage – the individual or couple dressing to co-ordinate with their car, either by choice of colour or by era of manufacture(or both!).
  • The Forum Face-Off - Car of the Day and Runner Up. (That's two prizes)
  • The Best Modified Jaguar – the best nonstandard Jaguar as seen on the day.
The Deep

Non-Jaguar Enjoyment

Conscious that the above will not instantly appeal to everyone attending, we have organised the following tours and activities to give them the opportunity to explore the delights of Hull. These will include:

A Walking Tour of Hull Old Town – Taken into the centre of Hull by luxury coach, a specialist guide to Hull to take you on a private tour of the old town, in itself a fascinating place to visit steeped in history. The tour takes about an hour to an hour and a half, with the opportunity afterwards to take refreshment in a local historic bar.

Visit The Deep (aquarium) - The Deep, one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world, is located in Hull. This award winning attraction is home to 3,500 fish including magnificent sharks and rays. The dramatic building, which overlooks the Humber estuary, was designed by world class architects, Sir Terry Farrell and Partners and opened in 2002. Travel by coach and enjoy a special group visit and they have café/restaurant facilities as well.

The Mercure Spa – Hotel residents will benefit from a special discount on all treatments, access to the pool and facilities will be free to Club member residents and their guests. Remember we have the whole hotel to ourselves over this weekend!

NB - A coach will be arranged to take our guests to the off-site attractions above – there will be a small extra charge for the Tour or The Deep, to include the admission and the coach. We are also working with other local attractions and will make further announcements of more things you will be able to enjoy, next month.

You can book these excursions through Scenic Car Tours website or [email protected] or phone the team on 01732 879153. 

Fort Paull

The Sunday

Now on to describing the Sunday fun. After a leisurely breakfast there will be a further opportunity for anyone who missed out on Saturday to visit the Old Town by coach. We are also undertaking a very special photo opportunity over the Humber Bridge, where we will be using drone photography to take aerial photos of all our members cars driving over the Humber Bridge.  it's bound to be a spectacular sight!

There will also be the opportunity to use remaining time to visit many of the other attractions in the area like Fort Paull, local galleries, museums, country houses or even the Spurn Point Nature Reserve.

If you want to enjoy even more before you return home, why not take our planned run around the Yorkshire Wolds amidst beautiful countryside, on excellent roads, finishing at a new and fantastic motoring themed café/ restaurant very close to the M62 motorway, to take in a final coffee/cake break or even a full afternoon tea. This will leave you ideally placed for your return journey home.

If you want to join in the Sunday fun than contact Graham Searle at the Club office on 0117 969 8186.

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Facts & Features of Event:

  • Forum Parking onsite all weekend.
  • Various Technical Seminars throughout Saturday.
  • Bring and Buy sale.
  • Buffet lunch.
  • Gala Dinner with prize giving.
  • Show and Shine.
  • Sunday scenic runs.

Contact Details

Scenic Car Tours

Tel: 01732 879153

Extra Options and Prices

Packages & Prices

  • Super Ticket with hotel Accommodation. Standard hotel room for two nights, Breakfast, Entry to all Saturday and Sunday events (although entry is free we do need to know when booking), Saturday buffet lunch, Saturday evening awards and dinner package. Also 10% off Spa treatments if booked in advance direct with the spa, quoting "JEC" - only available to hotel guests - ££159.00 per person sharing twin or double or £223 per person single.
  • Super ticket with camping plot. Basic camp plot for 2 nights on Mercure Hotel grounds (basic grass plot, no amenities). Entry to all Saturday and Sunday events (although free they must be booked upon booking).Saturday buffet lunch, Saturday evening awards and dinner package inclusive. - £69.00 per person sharing a camping plot or £83 for single occupancy.
  • Saturday and Sunday Event only entry ticket. Entry to all Saturday and Sunday events (although free they must be booked upon booking).Saturday buffet lunch, - £40.00 per car with two people (maximum 2 children under 12 enter free) or £25.00 per car with 1 person
  • Saturday evening prize giving dinner - £49.75 per person.

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Scenic Car Tours Big Forum Weekend