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    Happy Friday Jagsters

    Here are the answers to this weeks trivia quiz. How did you do? If you got tweo or more right you should consider entering the quiz on our event facebook group as you could be listed as one of our 'Most Knowledgeable Jagster's of the week


    1. When the XK 120 was being developed into the XK 140 how was it referred to by the development team?
    C. XK 120 Mk IV

    Did you know that the (XK) Mk IV was much tested by Norman Dewis who once took it to a Boy Scouts’ Club meeting for them to look at the car – none of today’s great secrecy!


    2. When the D-type was being developed what was its code name?
    A. XP/11

    Did you know the car was sometimes called XKC 054 because the last C-type made was 053, although its actual chassis number was XKC 201. It’s a wonder anyone knew what to call it!

    3. The XJ-S replaced the E-type but what was its development name?
    A. XJ27

    Did you know the XJ27 was always designed as a closed car but a convertible version with code name XJ28 was proposed but never developed.

    Plesase join me in thanking Peter Simpson for this weeks incredible questions about our favourite marque.
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    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 and Stats day..

    Our event is literally just weeks away now, and I thought it would be an idea to give everyone a more complete picture of exactly where we are with things..

    Please note that we still have a number of infrastructure items to sort such as tressle tables, tent, more signage, printing and more yet to do - so if you haven't registered yet for this years event please, please do.. your registration helps us to give you an incredible experience on the day, and you will be supporting not one but two charitable causes too!

    Ok here are this weeks stats for you:

    Our Forum threads for this years event have already amassed 25,660 hits
    Our Facebook page has 4954 friends
    Our Facebook Group has grown to 821 members
    Our Instagramn account is still growing and has 687 followers
    Our Twitter account is stable at 623 followers
    Our LinkedIn account has 500+ networked companies and professionals
    We have 72 Jaguars signed up so far
    We have 139 Attendees booked for the day
    We have 21 incredible sponsors
    We now have 10 trade stands booked
    We have 5 club/forum stands booked
    We have one community stand booked
    We have 3 Club allocated areas booked so far
    We have 7 awards you could win on the day

    Now as a one off special as I cant manage this weekly like I used to be able to - here is a snapshot of what to expect to see on the day itself:

    Attending Jaguars by model (noting generations are not split, and I am dependant on the info I have)

    F-Pace x 2
    F-Type x 7
    I-Pace x 1
    Mark II x 1
    Project 7 x 1
    Project 8 x 1
    S-Type (classic) x 1
    S-Type (modern) x 2
    S-TypeR x 3
    X-Type x 4
    XE x 1
    XF x 7
    XFR-S x 6
    XFS x 2
    XJ x 3
    XJR x 6
    XJR-S x 1
    XJR6 x 2
    XJS x 1
    J6 x 1
    XJ12 x 1
    XJ8 x 2
    XJ40 x 1
    XJ220 x 1
    XK x 4
    XKR x 5
    XK8 x 6
    XK150 x 1

    Years of attending Jaguars

    1959 x 1
    1990 x 1
    1995 x 2
    1996 x 1
    1972 x 1
    1994 x 1
    1995 x 2
    1996 x 1
    1998 x 2
    2000 x 1
    2001 x 1
    2002 x 3
    2003 x 2
    2004 x 4
    2005 x 2
    2006 x 1
    2007 x 5
    2008 x 4
    2010 x 1
    2011 x 3
    2012 x 1
    2013 x 1
    2014 x 8
    2015 x 4
    2016 x 5
    2017 x 2
    2018 x 2
    2019 x 2
    2020 x 1

    I am not known for my statistical abilities, or event maths sometimes lol.. but these hopefully give you an idea as to exactly where we are at this moment in time - we already have a fantastic day for everyone
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    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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    What no E-Types??? Come on fellows, someone must know someone who can bring along an E-Type!
    2005 XK8 Convertible
    Seafrost & Ivory leather plus
    1999 XJ8 V8 Seafrost & Biege leather
    Both a Gem!!!

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    After a weekend of storm Ciara, and with our Jaguars parked up safe and sound, we really need something to take our minds off the fact that it is a Monday - so here is this weeks Jaguar trivia quiz for everyone.

    Peter Simpson of the Jaguar Breakfast Club has come up with some questions this week that none of us can complain we are too young to know the answers to.. the XK (X150 model) from 2005 to 2014.

    Good luck everyone

    1. Which model was designed first?
    A. Coupé B. Convertible C. Both designed concurrently

    2. The XK was constructed from aluminium and involved automation in its production but how much was built by robots?
    A. 60% B. 70% C80%

    3. How many engine sizes were fitted to the XK during its lifespan?
    A. 1 B. 2 C. 3
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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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    I know some of you reading our event threads and info are wondering whether to register for this years event, as after all a large commercial event often offers far more than you would expect from a grassroots not-for-profit event.

    Well, our grassroots event is not your typical event - we are not-for-profit, support not one but two charities and at the same time offer you an incredible day out for not a lot, making us perfect for anyone like me who is on a budget but wants all the bells and whistles you get with a big event.

    Our event will 'blow your doors off' as Michael Caine once said in a movie about British cars, and does so on pretty much no budget whatsoever.

    Our event offers a convoy/drive element as well as our main event
    We have clubs, forums, specialists and national and multinational companies there to meet you
    We have awards you can win including fun ones such as exhaust tone and how clean is your engine bay?
    We have a prize draw with some incredible prizes you could win
    We have talks and demo's by the professionals, including all the free specialist advvice you could ever need
    Everything is included in your Registration except for your fuel, and lunch
    Your lunch costs are discounted on the day to help you eat well whilst you are with us
    You can (as an event attendee) get group discount on winery tours and tasting experiences
    You can meet Jaguars from all walks of life, meet businesses who depend on Jaguars and more
    On the day we may well be running our weekly 'Most Knowledgeable Jagster' Quiz - a chance to be noted by everyone as a Jaguar guru
    You can even get show prices on a number of must have products and services on the day

    In all this you will be helping us to support the incredible RNLI & the Rotary Club (Dorking) make a difference to so many people at sea and in the local community

    And it doesn't end there - we run weekly quizzes to test your Jaguar knowledge, we have an active Telegram Chat group, we have a Facebook group you will love, and a website that not only gives you all the archive photos, threads, and more but also all the latest event news, and is expanding to encompass all the latest JLR info too.

    So whilst we are a grassroots Jaguar event with no budget, and one of the lowest registration costs out there we offer you more than almost any other grassroots event out there whilst also supporting charities, giving you a great day out and inclusion in a very active community where you can get as involved as you want, at a level that suits you.

    We are involved with North American Jaguar Clubs, UK & European Clubs and forums, a range of specialist companies and we support ALL Jaguars be they showroom, cherished classics, school run, modified, project, or only just on the road (like mine ) so why not sign up for this years event and come along and see what we are doing for everyone? You will be guaranteed the same warm welcome whether you have a basic or top of the range Jaguar, modified or standard, old or new model..
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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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    So much is going on currently with our event - so here is a mini update for you

    The signage for the roundabout exit is now with me and looks incredible, as does the signage for the organiser tent. Huge thanks go to Purple Signs for it.

    The Rotary Club are connecting with Soraya (who looks after our event marshalling) to ensure that everyone can get into the main venue without an issue.

    We have just kicked off a club/forum register on the event website - if your club isn't there let me know and we will get it added. Its purpose is to connect you with a great and incredible Jaguar club or forum wherever you may be.

    The number of attending Jaguars is growing, as is our 2020 Gallery where you can see what Jaguars you will meet on the day, before the day.

    I am now very close to starting work on all the paperwork that goes into your Welcome Packs, just a few last jobs to do before I move onto that.

    If you have yet to sign your Jaguar up please do.. we have an incredible event lined up for you, grassroots as always but on a scale we have never managed before, and this year you will be helping the RNLI & Rotary Club (Dorking) in their incredible work too.. so go on, sign your Jaguar up and guarantee your slot at our May 24th 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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    This weeks questions were all about the XK (X150 model) from 2005 to 2014.

    On our event Facebook group we had five Jagsters get two out of three.. how did you do?


    1. Which model was designed first?
    B. Convertible

    Did you know that even though the Coupé was announced publicly one month before the convertible, the planning for the convertible began first due to its greater technical difficulty?


    2. The XK was constructed from aluminium and involved automation in its production but how much was built by robots?
    A. 60%

    Did you know that this figure was higher for the aluminium XJ (over 70%) but being a lower volume sports car there was more human involvement with the XK.


    3. How many engine sizes were fitted to the XK during its lifespan?
    C. 3

    Did you know that in addition to the 4.2 and 5.0 litre engines around 1300 cars received the 3.5 V8 as fitted to the XJ. These went to European markets dictated by tax and engine size brackets. Little is known about where they now!

    A massive Thankyou to Peter Simpson of the JBC for these facts regarding the XK150, every week I am learning a little more about Jaguar
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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 - we have made it and it's time for our usual weekly stats..

    We have had a busy week with our event with a lot happening on our event website - our Classified section is just starting to take off, our new Jaguar Experience page is doing well, and our new Club Register is finally fully in place enabling event attendees to find clubs and forums in their area that they can join. All the signage we have managed to purchase so far is now with me, and hopefully next week I can make a start on the paperwork inc maps, event info, sponsors and more that I need to produce for you guys.

    Don't forget you still have time to book your wine estate tours, and tasting experiences with Denbies for the day remembering to say you are with JaguarForumsUK and we get the group rate.

    Also, if you have been worrying about registering for this years event due to distance from you, we still have our uinique attendee only deal running with a great hotel very close to the start point, that you can book at a very good fixed rate.

    This years event already has a streamlined registration system in place, and with the help we are receiving from the Rotary Club (Dorking) we can get you into the main venue quickly and efficiently than ever before.

    One of our most popular pages on our event website recently is the 2020 Gallery - where, unlike most events, you can actually get to see the Jaguars you will meet on the day before the event.

    If you are a member of, or run a Jaguar club (big or small) and you are not currently listed in our Club Register on the event website please just drop me a line with the details and I will get you added in.. if you are not listed there yet it just means no one has asked for a listing, so go on, get your club added in

    If you would like a FREE trade plot, community plot, or club plot and/or club allocated area PLEASE drop me a line as we still have some spare capacity for stands on site for the day.

    And finally, if you haven't registered your Jaguar yet, you are risking missing out on a Great British Day Out for Jaguar Owners, talks, promotions, show prices, some work performed onsite, prizes, and awards and helping us to support the RNLI & Rotary Club (Dorking).. so go on, please register your Jaguar and help us to help you have a great day AND support charity..

    Did I mention that this year our event patron Frank Woodford MBE will (subject to things) will be popping in by helicopter to meet everyone and promote the RNLI?

    Ok, here are the stats so you know exactly where we are with things this week.....

    We have 75 Jaguars and an incredible 144 attendees registered so far
    Our forum threads for this years event have received a massive 27,000 hits to-date
    Our Facebook page has 4954 friends and our group 828 members
    We have an amazing 21 sponsors
    We have 10 trade stands & 5 club stands booked so far
    Our Twitter feed is stable at 621 followers and Instagram is growing steadily with 704 followers
    Our event websites top most popular pages this week are in order of numbers of hits:
    Event Calendar
    2020 Gallery
    Classifieds
    and Jaguar Experience

    Why not check out our event website at www.jaguarforumsuk.com, check your favourite Jaguar Club is listed in the register and sign your Jaguar up for our biggest ever Great British Day Out...
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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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