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    It's Monday and time for some Jaguar goodness to get us through the day
    Peter Simpson has set this weeks quiz on the incredible XK120. How well do you know this incredible model?

    The XK120 was a sports car built in 1948 to showcase the XK engine, never intended for full-scale production and therefore built in aluminium. How many aluminium cars were built before demand led to full scale production in steel?
    A. 140 B. 240 C. 340

    Weber Carburettors were first fitted to the Le Mans XK120C (C-type) in 1953. Which was their country of origin?
    A. Italy B. USA C. UK

    Which was the best-selling XK120 model?
    A. OTS (open two-seater) B. FHC (fixed-head coupé) C. DHC (drop-head coupé)
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    Ok everyone - There is quite a bit going on currently and I have a couple of announcements for everyone...

    Ionut Shupy has joined our event team - please join me in making him feel Welcome to our event. He is working on our event website, and the changes are already starting.. if you haven't looked recently you may be in for a surprise when you visit it.. we have the start of a new look, and he will be adding more content regarding JLR and the bigger picture about our favourite marque too.

    NextBase have literally just confirmed that they are signing up with us, meaning that there may well be a dash cam up for grabs in the Prize Draw on the day, and I am hoping to be able to arrange a discount code for attendees too based on these early discussions with them. A massive Thankyou to Nextbase for their support of our 2020 event.

    I am not around on Friday so watch out for the Friday Stats and trivia quiz answers on Thursday this week..
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    Ok everyone - here are the answers you are looking for this week - noting that I only got one right myself - so massive congratulations to everyone who got more than me

    The XK120 was a sports car built in 1948 to showcase the XK engine, never intended for full-scale production and therefore built in aluminium. How many aluminium cars were built before demand led to full scale production in steel?
    B 240
    Did you know that originally Jaguar assumed they would just make “a couple of hundred” XK120s in total. In fact 12,061 were built during its production from 1949 to 1954!

    Weber Carburettors were first fitted to the Le Mans XK120C (C-type) in 1953. Which was their country of origin?
    A. Italy
    Did you know they were produced by Edoardo Weber, the C-type used three twin-choke carburettors.

    Which was the best-selling XK120 model?
    A. OTS (open two-seater)
    Did you know the OTS model figure was 7614, although this was by far the longest running model and most went for export to America.

    A huge Thankyou goes out to Peter Simpson for this weeks questions - our Jaguar Trivia Guru
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    Ok, OK.. I know it's not a Friday, and this IS the Friday Stats, but I am not around tomorrow so am giving you your weekly top up of event goodness a day early

    It has been quite a week for our event with lots going on not just behind the scenes but publicly as well.

    I am happy to be able to announce that Nextbase are working with us again, and have just signed up with us for our 2020 event. I believe we are looking at an incredible prize for the Prize Draw on the day and possibly a discount for anyone who misses out on it on the day - a massive Thankyou to them for their support.

    Peter Simpson has been incredible, not only testing the trivia knowledge of all of us, but also educating us with incredible facts such as how many Jaguar leapers there have been, what seat frames can be made of, top speeds and so so much more - a genuine Jaguar Trivia Guru.

    Ionut Shupy has joined our event team and is working on our event website - already we have seen huge changes in our website - a massive Thankyou to him for his work, and please join me in welcoming him onboard.

    Our WhatsApp chat group is growing quickly and is becoming quite active - we will be running a sister chat group alongside it on the day of the event for all event announcements - replacing our old texting service.

    I will be starting on the event paperwork in a couple of weeks to ensure all the info you need on the day is ready for you and in your Welcome packs, and am just about to start promoting our FREE trade and club/forum plots to bring up the number of companies and organisations you can meet on the day.

    I can also announce that we have our first Canadian Jaguar owners coming over for our event this year - please join me in making them feel very welcome.

    Our events aim is to connect Jagsters worldwide with the incredible support netweok available to them, so if you run a community service for Jaguar owners please drop a line to the.jagster@jaguarforumsuk.com and get yourself listed - also if you are a Jaguar specialist and are not currently working with us please get in touch as we would love to be able to connect you with our Jagsters - just drop a line to info@jaguarforumsUK.com.

    So much is going on with our event, no longer just in May So please, check in on us regularily right through the year

    OK here is what you have been waiting for - this is where we are currently in figures:

    Our Forum threads have amassed a huge 21,717 hits
    Our Facebook Group has 807 members
    Our Facebook Page has 4951 friends
    Our new Telegram Chat Group has 9 members
    Our new WhatsApp group has 32 members
    We have 61 incredible Jaguars registered so far and 114 attendees
    We have 20 sponsors
    We have 9 Trade Stands booked
    We have 2 Club Allocations that are filling up
    We have 4 Club/Forum stands booked
    We have 5 awards confirmed so far
    We have 1 Talk by The Pros booked so far

    If you haven't registered yet, please, please consider doing so - your £5 registration goes towards helping us do even more for you and enables us to support the RNLI in their incredible work.. we are not for profit.
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    Formerly:
    Jaguar XJ8 Sport 1998
    75,000 miles - Purchased April 2015, sold February 2017
    Jaguar X-Type 2.5 Classic (manual 5sp. all wheel drive) 2002

    Jaguar XJ8 Sport 3.2 1998

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    Welcome to this weeks Jaguar Trivai Quiz to get you through those Monday Morning Blues Peter Simpson has taken us back to our ABC's this week - so you would think it's easy..

    1. What did the “C” in XJC officially stand for?
    A. Compact B. Coupé C. There was no official designation

    2. What did the “C” in XK120C stand for?
    A. Concept B. Competition C. Continuation

    3. What did the “A” in E1A stand for?
    A. Aluminium B. Advanced C. The first in a potential series of prototypes (A,B, C etc)


    Good luck everybody .. and don't forget if you think you are in with a chance at becoming one of our 'Most Knowledgeable Jagsters' you need to enter this quiz on our event Facebook page
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    Formerly:
    Jaguar XJ8 Sport 1998
    75,000 miles - Purchased April 2015, sold February 2017
    Jaguar X-Type 2.5 Classic (manual 5sp. all wheel drive) 2002

    Jaguar XJ8 Sport 3.2 1998

    (www.jaguarforumsUK.com -The Great British Day Out for Jaguar Owners)


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    Hi everyone - Yes, I know it isn't a Friday and it's not your idea of a Tuesday reading long posts - but so, so much is going on currently with our event a mid week update is needed

    Our event website is about to gain a Club/Forums Register page, where you can list your club or forum - just email the details to club.register@jaguarforumsuk.com and we will get you added in. We have a new member of the team looking after this - Neil Allen.. please join me in welcoming him to the team.. you can contact Neil directly at neil.allen@jaguarforumsuk.com. A massive Thankyou to him for this.

    Our infrastructure is coming along in leaps and bounds with the help of your registrations, and we have just ordered the flag for the start point of the convoy element to save people the usual issue of locating me In addition to this we have a banner for the roundabout exit to Denbies, and another banner for the Organisers tent/stand.. I am still working on sorting our tressle tables (our last one lasted seven years would you believe), directional signage, and our printing costs. We are a grassroots event, always have been so what we don't manage I will work around, but so far we have a massive improvement for everyone with the event.

    Our 2020 Gallery is doing really well, and is well worth viewing.. however we are still missing some Jags there.. if you have one of the following Access Pass numbers could you send an image in along with some descriptive text if at all possible as it would be great to have everyone listed there.. 002, 004, 009, 010, 017, 029, 034, 036, 041, 042, 045, 047, 049, 056, 065, & 066.. Massive thanks in advance

    For the first year ever we have the Jaguar Drivers Club involved which is incredible .. They have asked for a club plot and an allocated area - please join me in making them feel very welcome.

    On a lighter note, on looking at the list of attending Jaguars you may note that I have purposefully skipped 013 and 069 for obvious reasons

    A massive Thankyou to everyone - you have such a huge effect on what we can do for you by registering, supporting, sponsoring, and helping with our grassroots event

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    Formerly:
    Jaguar XJ8 Sport 1998
    75,000 miles - Purchased April 2015, sold February 2017
    Jaguar X-Type 2.5 Classic (manual 5sp. all wheel drive) 2002

    Jaguar XJ8 Sport 3.2 1998

    (www.jaguarforumsUK.com -The Great British Day Out for Jaguar Owners)


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    It is official - our event is known by Jaguar clubs across Northern America.. our event is listed in the Jan/Feb issue of the umbrella group 'Jaguar Clubs of North America' Jaguar Journal.. showing that we are genuinely known by the clubs there...

    You can find a couple of pictures of our entry in our Facebook page, and in the 'References' section of our event website at www.jaguarforumsuk.com - why not take a look?
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    Jaguar S-Type 2.7TD SE 2007
    102,000 miles - Purchased April 2017
    Formerly:
    Jaguar XJ8 Sport 1998
    75,000 miles - Purchased April 2015, sold February 2017
    Jaguar X-Type 2.5 Classic (manual 5sp. all wheel drive) 2002

    Jaguar XJ8 Sport 3.2 1998

    (www.jaguarforumsUK.com -The Great British Day Out for Jaguar Owners)


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    A huge Thankyou to Peter Simpson for his incredible ABC questions this week.. and here are the answers you have been waiting for.. how did you do this week? If you got more than one you are way ahead of me

    1. What did the “C” in XJC officially stand for?
    C. There was no official designation

    Did you know it was generally assumed to denote “Coupé” but never officially designated as such. The car was based on the XJ Series 2 in short wheelbase form and released in 1975 (all XJ saloon models in short wheelbase had been discontinued in 1974 with only a long wheelbase version available)?


    1. What did the “C” in XK120C stand for?
    B. Competition

    Did you know Also known as the C-type the car was built as a competition version of the XK120 designed to race at Le Mans?


    2. What did the “A” in E1A stand for?
    A. Aluminium

    Did you know it was designed to race at Le Mans but Jaguar ceased competing there before the car was ready. It became commonly referred to internally as the E-type for simplicity, but was not intended directly to become the production model of that name. The full designation was Experimental type 1 in aluminium?
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    Jaguar S-Type 2.7TD SE 2007
    102,000 miles - Purchased April 2017
    Formerly:
    Jaguar XJ8 Sport 1998
    75,000 miles - Purchased April 2015, sold February 2017
    Jaguar X-Type 2.5 Classic (manual 5sp. all wheel drive) 2002

    Jaguar XJ8 Sport 3.2 1998

    (www.jaguarforumsUK.com -The Great British Day Out for Jaguar Owners)


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    It's Friday!! I can't believe it - We have made it through the week

    Things have been very busy with our event over the past week and I have so much to share with you, so you need to settle down with a comfy cushion and a mug of tea or coffee whilst I bring you up to date..

    We have been trying hard to make connections not just in the UK, but around the world, and where we had managed to connect with some European clubs, we were struggling to get our event known wider afield. This month we managed to get ourselves listed in the 'Jaguar Clubs of North America Jaguar Journal' which is an umbrella organisation that spans a vast percentage of the Jaguar clubs in that area, and as a result already have two Canadian Jagsters (Karen & Doug Haakonsen) signed up for our 2020 event. They cannot bring their XK8 with them so will be travelling to the event with Mark Lambourne, and then back from the event with myself giving them experience of two British Jaguars that are very different to their own. Please join me in making them very welcome at our event. For us to gain a listing with this organisation is incredible.. not many, if any UK grassroot events make it into there

    Neil Allen has joined the team here this week, and will be looking after our new Club/Forum Register.. please join me in making him feel very welcome, and if you would like YOUR club or forum listed please drop a line to him at club.register@jaguarforumsuk.com and we will make sure you are listed.

    With the help of everyone registering for our event, for the first year ever we now have the following items for the day: High Vis vests, Banner for the roundabout exit, Banner for the Organisers tent, and now as of this week finally a vertical flag for the start point of the drive/convoy element - a massive Thankyou to everyone - after seven years of not managing to assemble anything with the very limited funding we had this is incredible and will make things so, so much better for everyone That's not to say we are completely there yet as I still need to sort printing costs, replacement tressle tables (my 7 year old one has finally fallen apart lol), a tent, a loud hailer (yes I have finally learnt that this will save me spending the day walking everywhere for everyone lol), and some additional signage for the route into the main arena at Denbies. But already you have made a HUGE difference to the day for everyone - I cannot Thank you enough for your support, it's incredible.

    For the first year ever we have managed to connect with the Jaguar Driver Club via their Area 4 Kent group.. I am happy to be able to announce that they will be joining the other incredible forums and clubs on site to meet you, with a stand and allocated area. A massive Thankyou to them for choosing to work with us.

    Our 2020 Gallery, a unique feature, where you can see the Jaguars you will be meeting on the day has been growing but still has a few gaps.. if your Jaguar isn't there please, please consider sending a picture in and helping us make it a complete listing for the day

    We are still short of our target figure of 300 Jaguars for the day, so if you haven't registered yet please do - we would love to have you with us on the day

    Finally, a mini announcement - this weekend I will genuinely be quiet regarding our event as it is my 18th Wedding Anniversary.. my wife has somehow put up with me for this long, and for the past seven years sharing me with our event, and whilst we don't have anything planned we will hopefully be having some us time

    Here are this weeks figures for everyone so you know where we are currently:

    Our forum threads for this years event have amassed a massive 23,011 hits so far
    Our Facebook Page has 4,956 friends
    Our Facebook group has an incredible 808 Jagsters as members
    Our Instagram account is growing and now has 658 followers
    Our Twitter feed is as always stable at 624 followers
    Our LinkedIn account has over 500 network connections
    Our Telegram chat group has 9 members
    Our WhatsApp group has been growing and now has 33 members
    We have 69 incredible Jaguars already signed up spanning over 60 years of production
    We have 135 attendees
    We have 3 club allocated areas
    We have 5 club/forum stands booked
    We have 9 Trade stands booked so far
    We now have 7 awards your Jaguar could win

    We still have quite a way to go with our preparations for the day, but are well on our way to our best ever Great Day Out for Jaguar Owners this May. Thankyou to absolutely everyone involved with our event
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    Jaguar S-Type 2.7TD SE 2007
    102,000 miles - Purchased April 2017
    Formerly:
    Jaguar XJ8 Sport 1998
    75,000 miles - Purchased April 2015, sold February 2017
    Jaguar X-Type 2.5 Classic (manual 5sp. all wheel drive) 2002

    Jaguar XJ8 Sport 3.2 1998

    (www.jaguarforumsUK.com -The Great British Day Out for Jaguar Owners)


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