2020 Programme - January Update

Meetings will be on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Granville at Barford unless otherwise stated. For evening meal arrive 6:30 to 7:00. Activity will commence at 8:00 First item in each month will be the event/s organised by the Region and then other events of interest will be listed in chronological order. These will be added to as and when – if you are aware of events that could be of interest then please send the information to [email protected]


Wednesday 22nd – for this month we are meeting with the Oxford Region at Heythrop Park Hotel for a meeting featuring both Jaguar Land Rover Classic and Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust (JDHT) there will be a presentation outlining the respective aims and objectives of each organisation and time for questions and answers. There is limited space available for this so early booking essential.

Thursday 30th – Rallye Monte Carlo Historique – cars starting from the UK will stop off in Banbury for the ‘Banbury Passage Control’ – if taking a historic vehicle then possibility of displaying in town centre (must be booked in advance). Or just go and visit to see the cars…

Sunday 5th – Bicester Heritage – First Scramble of the New Year.


Wednesday 26th – visiting speaker Kev Riches, Chief Engineer Continuation cars at Jaguar Land Rover – CLASSIC ‘Continuation Cars’ include the Lightweight E-type, XKSS and in current production the D-type (will he reveal what comes next?!). I Have watched the development of these cars from the first E-types which were initially produced in what was left of the Browns Lane factory and then on to the current amazing facility at Ryton. Kev is a long serving Jaguar man through and through and, amongst other things, has built his own C-type replica. If you want to know how tough his job is then have a look at this YouTube video – I guess someone has to do it! We’re back at The Granville at Barford this month – if you want to join us for something to eat then come between 6:30 and 7:00 and then Kev’s talk will be starting at 8:00 Event Organiser: Peter Purdom

Other Events in our area in February: Race-Retro at the NAC Stoneleigh Park – for anyone interested in historic racing. The JEC Racing Section will be present and there is a full programme of interviews and live action with rally cars in the grounds of Stoneleigh Park – full details here


Wednesday 25th – visiting speaker – Viv Thomas, a local Shakespeare and economics expert. Further details to follow Event Organiser: Madelaine Evans

Other Events in our area in March: XK8 / XK / XKR Seminar at Gaydon 7th March covering both the X100 and X150 cars – details here Jaguar Spares Day at NAC Stoneleigh Park 15th March – details here Practical Classics Show at NEC Birmingham 27 to 29 March (JEC Member discounts) – details here April

Wednesday 15th (NB not 4th Wednesday) – we are going to Bicester Heritage for a presentation by Sir John Egan on ‘Saving Jaguar’. The event timing is from 6:30 to 10:00 at the venue so we will need to leave Warwickshire in good time – more details nearer the time. This event is organised by the Oxford Region. With the lighter evenings we will organise a scenic route through the countryside to Bicester Heritage – chance to get the cars out and stretch their legs! Event Organiser: Oxford Region with Bicester Heritage – more details here


1st to 4th – Weekend Away to be based at the Abbey Hotel in Malvern with a full programme (includes time for visiting and shopping!). Scenic runs around the Malvern countryside using Tulip routes (don’t panic all will be explained!) and we are hoping to plan an optional visit to the Morgan factory on the Monday morning. Event Organiser: Pete & Clem Upton

Wednesday 27th – evening run out with scenic route. It will end at Caffeine and Machine at Ettington for an evening meal Event organiser: Madelaine Evans

Other Events in May: Jaguar Summer Festival @ Newby Hall in North Yorkshire (JEC annual event – main event on Sunday 17th or make a weekend of it from the 15th Full details here


Wednesday 24th – first of our daytime runs. The plan is to travel to the JCB factory at Uttoxeter for a guided visit then returning to the Granville at Barford for BBQ. Those unable to make the full day (well worth it if you can!) will be able to join in the evening Event Organiser: Jeremy & Margaret Whyman

Sunday 28th – Cars at the Spa – Car and Food Show in the Pump Room Gardens at Leamington Spa – spaces are limited so we will perhaps organise a ‘time-line’ of Jaguars by selection Event Organiser: (TBC)


Wednesday 22nd – Run out to Brailes village pub for an evening with Aunt Sally Event Organiser: Peter & Maggie Brown (TBC)


Saturday 8th – our annual visit in support of the Brailes Show – all Jaguars welcome, we need more than the MG club! Event Organiser: Peter Rush / Phil Morris

Wednesday 26th – A day out starting with a breakfast meet and then going into the Cotswolds with visits to the Cotswold Distillery and the Whichford Ceramic Works and then returning to the Granville at Barford for the evening Event Organiser: Peter & Angie Purdom


Wednesday 23rd – visit to Clayton Classics courtesy of Geoff Insley – details to be confirmed Event Organiser: Geoff Insley


Wednesday 28th – An evening with either Admiral Horatio Nelson or Sir Francis Drake – we are currently waiting on confirmation from respective secretaries…! How can this be? Max Keen, a retired teacher, talks about Horatio Nelson or Francis Drake in period costume. Something a little different. Event Organiser: John Darkin


Wednesday 25th – Richard West has had an extraordinary career in motor sport including Williams, McLaren, TWR-Jaguar, Arrows F1 and then back to Williams in 1994. Richard was one of the last people to talk to Ayrton Senna who he counted among his personal friends and his contact list is a veritable ‘Who’s Who’ of the top echelons of motor racing – he is a business trainer and international speaker with clients all around the world – an evening not to be missed! Event Organiser: Peter Purdom


Wednesday 16th – Christmas Dinner at The Granville at Barford

Other Things in the Melting Pot

Visit to Black Cabs – Ansty Business Park

Visit to Studio 434 (Potters Bar) – car collection used for films etc – day trip by coach

Trains – GWSR – Classic Car Days Sunday 14th June / 13th September. Fish & Chip Supper?

ACME Whistles – learn the amazing story of the manufacture of whistles in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter for use all over the world.

Planes – visit to Duxford or Hendon aircraft museums. Flying Days at Duxford 23-24 June and 19-20 September

Region contacts:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07768 537940 (Peter Purdom)