JEC South Lincs. - Feb 2021. On line AGM (another first for the club)!

Thirty members, including the committee, participated in February’s virtual AGM.

Proceedings were concise, with members voting to re-elect the committee and retain St Barnabas Hospice Trust as the Region’s charity for 2021. See below for full details......

Thirty members, including the committee, participated in February’s virtual AGM.

Proceedings were concise, with members voting to re-elect the committee and retain St Barnabas Hospice Trust as the Region’s charity for 2021.

Afterwards, Neal Mugglestone gave an excellent, illustrated talk describing the process of building his stunning XK180, about which brief technical details were reported in July 2020’s Regional News. Having initially seen media coverage of the sublime concept car being unveiled at the 1998 Paris motor show, Neal was inspired in 2008 by reading in ‘Jaguar Enthusiast’ the caption ‘you’ll never be able to buy one of these but you can build your own’. So, he purchased the Paul Banham designed body and two XJS donor cars, harvesting the best components from each. Neal explained that because there is no blueprint to guide its assembly, each XK180 built is unique. Fitting the tub and sill panels first, Neal painted each body part separately and fitted them immediately to minimise potential damage prior to installation. He painted the bonnet last, after spending a day and half cutting and filing each louvre by hand, followed by many hours of wet and dry sanding to achieve a perfect finish of the metallic slate-grey paint. Neal’s wife, Davina, helped him to trim the interior, sewing beautiful leather door cards. Once on the road, Neal found the suspension too soft and replaced the springs to increase the ride height and improve handling. The result? A fine blend of heritage and road-holding.

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