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    Senior Member SteveSheldon's Avatar
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    Ok Guys,

    It's a Friday and as always it's stats day so we know how we are doing

    Our Instagram account has almost 400 followers
    Our Twitter feed has over 600 followers
    Our website is busier than ever
    Our Facebook page is fully subscribed
    Our NEW Facebook group has gained over 500 members in less than a week.
    We have signed up with a new incredible sponsor and I am waiting to hear from another two potential sponsors.

    Neil and Mark have accepted moderator roles on our new Facebook group, helping ensure our group remains a great place to be. Huge thanks to them for this.

    And our incredible event Patron Frank Woodford Mbe has added 'Days Out', and a competition for a VIP weekend at The Waldorf to the growing list of what we can do for our attendees and members.

    And that is all in the last week!

    And we have so much more in progress too with the upcoming annual event, our 10th Anniversary event in 2021, and not just connecting with companies that support our Jaguars, but also companies that depend on Jaguars. We have an incredible couple of years ahead of us, so please stick with us as our event has so much more to achieve for you all.

    Have an incredible Jaguar weekend!

    Very best regards,

    Steve
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    Jaguar S-Type 2.7TD SE 2007
    89,000 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

    110,000 miles, Purchased Sept 2012, Sold Oct 2016

    Jaguar XJ8 Sport 3.2 1998

    190,000 miles - Purchased March 2012, Engine overheated July 2012


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    Welcome to our 'JaguarForumsUK Great British Day Out for Jaguar Owners' 2020.

    We have been running this event for seven years now, and this will be our ninth event for you guys, and the largest event ever, as we build up to our 2021 10th anniversary event.

    Our Great Day Out is literally a great day out for everyone from petrolheads to families, and consists of a convoy/drive element, as well as our main event. The convoy/drive takes you through glorious Sussex & Surrey countryside, and the main event is at the largest wine estate in England, Denbies! You can meet the clubs & forums that will support you for the life of your Jaguar, specialists that cover almost every aspect of your Jaguar, can attend talks teaching you how to look after your Jaguar even better, enjoy show prices on must-haves, and win prizes and class awards plus meet other Jaguar owners from around the UK and Europe and get to check out Jaguars spanning over 80 years of production!.

    Your registration includes:

    FREE entry on the day
    FREE entry in the Prize Draw on the day
    Guaranteed inclusion in Award Judging (your Jaguar must be onsite for this)
    Option to enter the FREE Christmas competition


    If you need accomodation in order to attend, we have a unique attendee only deal, offering you great fixed price rooms, with guaranteed availability, just minutes from the start point, and if you have travelled some distance and are without your Jaguar we will team you up with a British Jaguar owner that is attending so you still get the full Jaguar experience with us.

    In addition to all this our website at JaguarForumsUK - The Great British Day Out for Jaguar Owners carries all the event info, historical info, discounts, reviews, features and more right through the year!

    Please find the current details of our 2020 event below - noting that it is subject to change as we go due to a raft of improvements and changes we are currently working on for you.

    Sponsors:

    ScratchShield - The bucket filter system
    Leather Repair Company - Putting Life Back Into Leather
    Robornes - The Surface Protection Experts for your Jaguar
    BagWorld -Bespoke Bags & Luggage for your Jaguar
    Harwoods Jaguar - Harwoods Jaguar Brighton

    Classic Motor Monthly - The Best for Real Enthusiasts
    Haynes Manuals - See Haynes, See How
    JagChat.net - The World of Jaguar Chat

    Simply Performance - Specialists in Secondhand Spares & Performance Parts for your Jaguar
    Julian Ferraro Jaguar Specialists - Independent Jaguar Service & Repair On All Models
    Autoglym - Passion for Perfection

    Jaguar Parts 24/7 - Your One Stop Shop for Jaguar & Daimler Parts
    Stoneman Funerals - A Helping Hand at a Time of Need
    L & K Funeral Directors - Gone from our home, but not our hearts

    Trade Stands:


    DesignCats - The Big Cat Workshop
    Simply Performance - Specialists in Secondhand Spares & Performance Parts for your Jaguar

    Julian Ferraro Jaguar Specialists - Independent Jaguar Service & Repair On All Models
    Stoneman Funerals - A Helping Hand at a Time of Need

    L & K Funeral Directors - Gone from our home, but not our hearts

    Club/Forum Stands/Representation:

    JaguarForums.com
    JagChat.net


    Presentation Slots on the day:

    Event Organiser - Presentation of awards, Numbers drawn for Prize Draw, and closing speech

    Awards on the day:

    The Scratchshield Best Turned Out Jaguar Shield

    The L & K Funeral Directors : Best In Class XJ Saloon

    The JagChat.net Best Classic XJ Trophy

    Attendee Accomodation:

    Holiday Inn Express London Gatwick Crawley, Haslett Avenue East,Crawley,West Sussex, RH10 1UA.

    Official Event Photographer:


    TBC

    Press coverage:

    TBC

    Credits:

    Mark Lambourne - Trophy Support
    DesignCats - Layout & Marshalling

    Latest Exclusive Discount Codes for You:


    TBC

    Itinerary (Subject to changes as we approach the day):

    08:30 Event registration, Welcome Pack Distribution and Welcome Speech
    09:15 Transfer of Jaguars to the Convoy/Drive start point
    09:30 Start of Convoy/Drive element
    10:15 Arrival at Denbies (please follow Marshals instructions for parking on site)
    10:30 Group Photo Shoot with attending Jaguars as the backdrop
    11:00 The JaguarForumsUK Most Knowledgable Jaguar Attendee of 2019 Quiz module
    14:00 Snap Crackle & Pop - Best exhaust tone in both V6 & V8 categories
    14:30 Clean Getaway - Cleanest/Best Maintained Engine Bay
    15:00 Presentation of awards
    15:30 Prize Draw winners announced for some incredible prizes for your Jaguar
    15:45 Quiz results announced and photo shoot of the 2020 Most Knowledgeable Attendees
    16:00 End of day speech and the end of our 2020 Jaguar day out

    Our event is easy to sign up for - just visit the event website at JaguarForumsUK - The Great British Day Out for Jaguar Owners - all the info is there.
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    Jaguar S-Type 2.7TD SE 2007
    89,000 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

    110,000 miles, Purchased Sept 2012, Sold Oct 2016

    Jaguar XJ8 Sport 3.2 1998

    190,000 miles - Purchased March 2012, Engine overheated July 2012


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    OK Guys, Our event is now running its biggest ever competition - offering you a chance at a VIP Weekend at the Waldorf, London. Please note our event makes no money from this competition, with all monies gained going directly to the incredible RNLI helping them save lives.

    All the information regarding entry terms and conditions can be found in our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2490627907835383 or in the News section of the event website at www.jaguarforumsuk.com.

    A massive Thankyou goes out to or incredible event Patron Frank Woodford MBE for donating this prize and hosting the competition.
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    Jaguar S-Type 2.7TD SE 2007
    89,000 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

    110,000 miles, Purchased Sept 2012, Sold Oct 2016

    Jaguar XJ8 Sport 3.2 1998

    190,000 miles - Purchased March 2012, Engine overheated July 2012


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    Ok it's Friday and time to bring you up to date with where we are so far with our event, what we are up to and what is to come

    Our forum threads have already received over 4,190 hits
    Our Twitter feed now has 605 followers
    Our Instagram feed 408 followers
    Our new event Facebook group has 558 members
    Our LinkedIn account has 619 friends in the automotive industry
    We have 14 sponsors signed up with us for our next event
    We already have 5 trade stands booked
    We have two club/forum stands booked
    We already have 3 awards sponsored

    In the past week, in order of numbers here are the top five countries accessing our event website in the past week (in top of the pops style.. )

    UK
    USA
    France
    Andorra
    Canada

    I am currently in discussions with one potential sponsor, and have a number of initial enquiries on the go.

    We are running our biggest competition to-date with the chance to win a VIP weekend at the Waldorf, London - full details about this can be found on the Competition page at the event website

    I will be kicking off the Christmas competition, where you can win a great Christmas pressie for your Jaguar to ensure it doesn't miss out, at the end of September

    The event itinerary is already under review so hopefully you can expect to see the changes we are making, in the next few weeks, so you know what to expect.

    A huge thankyou goes out to Mark Lambourne & Neil Blaxill for their increased involvement with our event, helping moderate our Facebook group, and to our event Patron Frank Woodford MBE for offering the incredible VIP weekend at the Hilton as a prize, and hosting the competition. Noting that all monies from the competition go to the RNLI, not the event, helping them in their work.
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    Jaguar S-Type 2.7TD SE 2007
    89,000 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

    110,000 miles, Purchased Sept 2012, Sold Oct 2016

    Jaguar XJ8 Sport 3.2 1998

    190,000 miles - Purchased March 2012, Engine overheated July 2012


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    Ok guys, I am back from a week off and already there is a stackload of good news about our event surfacing

    The Jaguar Breakfast Club has joined JaguarForums.com and JagChat.net in becoming affiliated with our event. They will be hosting a club allocation at our next event helping swell the numbers on the day, and have also sponsored a brand new award that you could win on the day.

    Our event has a competition running currently giving you the chance to win a VIP weekend at The Hilton, London including your own underground parking spot for the weekend - full details can be fouind on the event website or the event Facebook group.

    I am currently waiting on feedback from a new potential sponsor, and this afternoon I need to give a call to another company that is interested in working with us too..

    There is even more going on.. news to follow as I get to it
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    Jaguar S-Type 2.7TD SE 2007
    89,000 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

    110,000 miles, Purchased Sept 2012, Sold Oct 2016

    Jaguar XJ8 Sport 3.2 1998

    190,000 miles - Purchased March 2012, Engine overheated July 2012


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    A while ago a good friend commented that Jaguar events seldom, if ever include funeral cars, and how (and why) did we manage to bring them onboard with us....

    Our event is truly as inclusive as we can make it, not just for Jaguar owners attending, or trusted incredible specialists supporting Jaguars, but also businesses that depend on Jaguars for their work - and funeral companies not only depend on incredible Jaguars, but also have some of the best kept luxury Jaguars you are ever likely to see.

    Additionally, did you know we already have 60 places prebooked by clubs and forums with another 12 places independently booked already for our 2020 event?

    We are anticipating 300 Jaguars spanning over 80 years of production attending, and all in with a chance at some incredible new class awards, and prizes. Add to that the trade stands, show prices, talks by the Pro's, convoy element, and more and you have our ninth event - next one after that is our tenth anniversary event, a showstopper event so why not register for our 2020 event and guarantee yourself a great day out for Jaguar Owners, and keep an eye out for the info on our 2021 event.
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    Jaguar S-Type 2.7TD SE 2007
    89,000 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

    110,000 miles, Purchased Sept 2012, Sold Oct 2016

    Jaguar XJ8 Sport 3.2 1998

    190,000 miles - Purchased March 2012, Engine overheated July 2012


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    Just to let you know, I am currently in contact with Surrey police to see if we can get any traffic or maybe motorway police to attend and host a talk for us - more info to come as and when I know more
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    Jaguar S-Type 2.7TD SE 2007
    89,000 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

    110,000 miles, Purchased Sept 2012, Sold Oct 2016

    Jaguar XJ8 Sport 3.2 1998

    190,000 miles - Purchased March 2012, Engine overheated July 2012


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    Hi Guys,

    It's Friday (finally) and it's time for a news update regarding our annual event, which has grown in so many ways in the past few weeks...

    Our forum threads have received over 4,800 hits, which is incredible
    Our new Facebook group for attendees has grown to over 610 members
    Our Facebook page still has around 5000 friends - I do need to go through this and have a serious go at unfriending people that are not genuine
    We have an incredible 60 places prebooked by clubs and forums
    We already have 13 (yep that lucky number) of independant bookings
    Our Twitter account is stable at 607 followers
    And our Instragram following is slowly growing and is now at 420

    We are currently running a competition with all funds going to the RNLI for a VIP weekend at the Hilton inc underground parking - almost £1000 in value so well worth entering - noting our event is purely hosting the competition - we are taking no costs from it at all - all the info is on the event website, and in the Facebook group - it is well worth entering.

    Additionally we now have two businesses that depend on Jaguars for their day to day work, and I an trying to expand on that. Also I am waiting on feedback from the Surrey police regarding any Jaguar use, and possibly attending and hosting one of our 'Talk by the Pros' sessions for us.

    I am currently in negotiations with three companies, and one event, and as you likely know the incredible Jaguar Breakfast Club have just signed up with us

    Finally, as I get over the summer holiday period and get back into the swing of the school run etc here I am just starting to get geared up for the free Christmas competition. Remember to be able to enter the competition you need to have either attended our 2019 event or be registered for our 2020 event

    Don't forget to check out the VIP Weekend at the Hilton competition, and please consider entering.. our event Patron Frank Woodford has donated the prize and all monies go to the RNLI
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    Jaguar S-Type 2.7TD SE 2007
    89,000 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

    110,000 miles, Purchased Sept 2012, Sold Oct 2016

    Jaguar XJ8 Sport 3.2 1998

    190,000 miles - Purchased March 2012, Engine overheated July 2012


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    Just a quick post really to bring you guys up to date with things..


    We now have 75 places already reserved or booked with us for our 2020 event, which is incredible.

    We have JaguarForums.com, JagChat.net, JEC (East/West Sussex), & the fantastic Jaguar Breakfast Club all onboard with us.

    I am waiting on feedback from a number of potential sponsors, and in a few weeks time will be reconnecting with our current sponsors and confirming things with them.

    We have two companies that depend on Jaguars for their business involved with us, and as well as a few enquiries on the go I have also contacted the police to see if they use Jaguars and may be interested in hosting a talk on the day.

    I have been looking into extending our charity involvement, and will be following up with this in October.

    As you know our event is not for profit - actually quite the reverse last year with our event losses having to be covered by donations from some incredible sponsors - so for us to be able to support the RNLI and potentially an additional charity yet to be confirmed, is fantastic .

    We are currently hosting a competiton where you can win an incredible VIP weekend at the Hilton for two, with all ticket sales going to the RNLI, our free Christmas competition is coming up soon, and we have some great 'Days Out' coming up too for you..

    A huge and massive thankyou goes out to everyone involved with our event - without you we could not have the incredible event we have - THANKYOU
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    Jaguar S-Type 2.7TD SE 2007
    89,000 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

    110,000 miles, Purchased Sept 2012, Sold Oct 2016

    Jaguar XJ8 Sport 3.2 1998

    190,000 miles - Purchased March 2012, Engine overheated July 2012


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    Ok guys, it's Friday already! I can't believe how quickly the last week has gone.. so time to update everyone with how we are doing

    Things have been really busy with our event in the past few days:

    We have signed up the incredidible P & K Thornton Restorations company - what they don't know about classic Jaguars you can fit on a postage stamp.. it is incredible to have them onboard.

    I am in discussions with a company that specialises in alloy wheel repairs - something we all need - poss more me than some others

    We have been making great progress working with the Jaguar Breakfast Club

    Our Facebook page and group are both very active, and growing.

    Our first 'Day Out' event, a mini event is I believe fully subscribed, and we have more events to come.

    Our competition for a VIP weekend at the Hilton is doing well, not just offering a winner an incredible weekend for two but also supporting the incredible RNLI

    I am currently getting geared up for our Christmas competition - full details to come on that in a few weeks time.

    On the flip side of things one potential sponsor I have been in discussions with for over a year has fallen by the way side, and discussions didn't complete successfully with another three companies so it has not been my most successful week, but nonetheless we are still doing well overall

    For those of you looking for the weekly stats.. here is where we are currently

    Our forum threads have received over 5,866 hits
    Our Facebook page has 4946 friends
    Our Facebook group (NEW) has grown to 621 members
    Our Twitter account has been stable at 606 followers
    Our Instagram account has grown to 425 followers
    We have 77 Jaguars currently registered or reserved for the day
    We have 15 sponsors confirmed spanning a wide range of services and products we all depend on
    We have 5 trade stans booked so far
    We now have three club/forum affiliations which is fantastic
    And on the day we already have 4 unique class awards lined up for you.




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    Jaguar S-Type 2.7TD SE 2007
    89,000 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

    110,000 miles, Purchased Sept 2012, Sold Oct 2016

    Jaguar XJ8 Sport 3.2 1998

    190,000 miles - Purchased March 2012, Engine overheated July 2012


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