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Crewe Hall "XJ X351 Gathering" #2 Sun 4th June 2023

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CREWE HALL HOTEL Sun 4th June 2023 XJ X351 "Gathering #2"

This is THE XJ X351 "Gathering #2" coming to fruition.
To be fair this was never meant to be, but, after comments from a few here n there, and a few requests I've decided to have another go.

I've organised and held many meets over the years, last count around 20+ and open to one and all, old cars, new cars, young and old, no matter.
We've had 15 car events, 20 car events and up to 60 cars at one Crieff event, along with goody bags, prizes and raffles worth £4k etc etc given away,

This planned bigger event is for the X351 only and hopefully we can make it one to remember, following on from last year. No frills, just a good ole car meet / lunch etc. The aim?
We all laugh and joke about the XJ X351 being thin on the ground ( hence the XJ X351 spotting thread ) Lets get a few together!

See last years event here CREWE HALL Sun 5th June 2022 XJ X351 meet event

I'd like to see if we can get 50 or more in the one place at the same time, more would be better still, a world record for them in one place at one time, other than at the factory lol.
A chance to meet members I've never met, see their cars, put faces to names and chalk that off the list.
The plan is to meet for lunch at Crewe Hall at 1pm, see address details / info below.

Meeting on site at 11am ( a little earlier if possible, but there for 12pm ) with lunch at 1pm
This allows time for parking and a little social gathering / banter etc before lunch
Assuming lunch will be an hour or so, with a little more craic to be had afterwards and people can get away from around 4pm or whatever suits.
Directly after lunch, we can organise the photo opportunity for the thread and possible magazine inclusion. This will be a better flow

Crewe Hall Hotel, Weston road, Crewe, CW1 6UZ
Tel: 01270 253333

https://www.crewehallcheshire.co.uk

Due to the success of last year, we're hoping for similar numbers or better

The size of the XJ X351 has been discussed many times, none more so that with the forthcoming meet event.
"Acreage" was one word used recently, as in, we need a lot of it lol.

Crewe Hall Hotel (somewhere Tress and I have stayed several times and know quite well) looked after us well last year and I see no reason why that shouldn't be the same again this year, plus I couldn't think of anywhere more centrally located within the Country, with ease of access for all.

The 17th Century mansion is more than spacious enough to meet all our needs and then some, we may even pick up some culture along the way, who knows.





Parking shouldn't be a problem. We have a specially designated car park for Jaguar XJ X351 ONLY


Although, generally speaking, they only offer cold buffet / sandwiches, they are putting on a carvery style lunch for us on the day, labelling it "Jaguar Club carvery"

The costs are £25.00 per head, payable in advance. I'll be in touch re payments best directly to bank account although Paypal may be an option

The facilities and grounds are awesome, lots to see and do for anyone that has a mind and generally a little bit more special and a good fit for the cars on the day, a really good fit.

29.12.2022 today and the gathering on 04th June 2023, so a little over 5 months away so everybody can get organised well in advance

Would love to see you all there in your X351's, could be quite good!

We now have most attendees fully paid up, places guaranteed on the day, thank you!
To secure your place, please make payment as soon as possible.

Crewe Hall hotel have been working with us and added to numbers available twice now, although we may still have to work on the car park issue / non issue
Working to organise a few bits n pieces that will add a flavour to the day, will hopefully finalise in the coming month or so, then update here.
Hopefully be an article in the Jag mags to help further promote this event, and more.......

We now have most attendees fully paid up, places guaranteed on the day, thank you!
To secure your place, please make payment as soon as possible.

Crewe Hall hotel have been working with us and added to numbers available twice now, although we may still have to work on the car park issue / non issue
Working to organise a few bits n pieces that will add a flavour to the day, will hopefully finalise in the coming month or so, then update here.
Hopefully be an article in the Jag mags to help further promote this event, and more.......

We now have most attendees fully paid up, places guaranteed on the day, thank you!
To secure your place, please make payment as soon as possible.

Crewe Hall hotel have been working with us and added to numbers available twice now, although we may still have to work on the car park issue / non issue
Working to organise a few bits n pieces that will add a flavour to the day, will hopefully finalise in the coming month or so, then update here.
Hopefully be an article in the Jag mags to help further promote this event, and more.......


Hi all, up to date listing below.
Most everyone fully paid up and all good to go, thanks for that.

There are a few stragglers, waiting to check on work availability and a n other commitments etc, please be aware there is only a limited amount of time left to register before it closes
5 weeks to go this coming Sunday, registration closes 14th May.

Latest list below:
EMJ added +1

1. JimC64 XJ X351 3.0D Portfolio LWB 2016 FM / MR / SN +5
2. John9285 XJ X351 3.0D Portfolio LWB 2012
3. #Steve XJ X351 5.0V8 Portfolio LWB 2010 +1
4. ColinG XJ X351 5.0V8 Portfolio LWB 2011
5. Glenn65 XJ X351 3.0D Autobiography LWB 2016 +2
6. Fidelthecat XJ X351 3.0D Autobiography LWB 2016 +1
7. MacD XJ X351 3.0D Autobiography LWB 2017
8. MarcMcC XJ X351 3.0D Autobiography LWB 2016 +1
9. Hallamski XJ X351 3.0D Autobiography LWB 2016 ( XJ 351 FBOG ) +1
10. X-Dave XJ X351 5.0V8 XJR SWB +1
11. X-Dave (1) XJ X351 3.0D Autobiography LWB
12. Philip Haywood XJ X351 3.0D R-Sport 2016 +1
13. Chris Antell XJ X351 XJR575 SWB 2018 (JEC) +1
14. John Tyson XJ X351 3.0D Portfolio 2016 (JEC) +1
15. Henkjan_O XJ X351 3.0D Premium Luxury SWB 2010
16. SabbyXJ XJ X351 3.0D Portfolio 2011 +1
17. John Gwilt XJ X351 3.0D Portfolio SWB 2015
18. Paulskirton XJ X351 3.0SC Portfolio SWB 2013 +1
19. LeeTurner XJ X351 Luxury 2018 +1
20. Ruby351 XJ X351 3.0D Portfolio SWB 2010 +1
21. OBC John XJ X351 3.0D Portfolio SWB +1
22. SirBastion XJ X351 3.0D Prem Lux SWB 2011 +1
23. Mean Mr Mustard 3.0D Prem Lux SWB 2010 +2
24. Ian Dashfield XJ X351 3.0D R Sport SWB 2014 +1
25. Steve Garrod XJ X351 3.0D Portfolio LWB 2011 +1
26. Mark Hines XJ X351 3.0D Portfolio SWB 2019 +1
27. Michael Furness XJ X351 3.0D Autobiography LWB 2018 (XJ 351 FBOG) +1
28. Andrew Garton XJ X351 3.0SC 2016 (XJ 351 FBOG) +1
29. Barrie B XJ X351 3.0D Portfolio SWB 2019
30. Jagryan85 XJ X351 R-Sport 3.0D 2016
31. Theboy XJ X351 3.0D Portfolio SWB 2010 +1
32. JayF XJ X351 3.0D SWB 2014
33. Iain Balsdon XJ X351 3.0D Portfolio LWB 2016 +1
34. Saltburnsand XJ X351 3.0D Portfolio 2019
35. Stephen D Mitchell XJ X351 3.0D Premium Luxury LWB (XJ 351 FBOG) +1
36. Damian Renkiewicz XJ X351 3.0D Portfolio LWB (XJ 351 FBOG) +1
37. Domgears XJ X351 3.0D Portfolio 2014 +1
38. Kevin Herbert XJ X351 XJR 2014 (XJ 351 FBOG) +2
39. HowieFay XJ X351 3.0D Portfolio 2013
40. SSN19 XJ X351 5.0V8 Supersport SWB 2011
41. Kieron Murray XJ X351 3.0D Portfolio 2015
42. Gary Woodhams XJ X351 3.0D Portfolio LWB 2013 (XJ 351 FBOG) +1
43. Legnum Nick XJ X351 5.0V8 Supercharged Autobiography 2017 +1
44. Abdul (XJ1983) XJ X351 R-Sport 3.0D 2017 +1
45. Bryan Mander XJ X351 3.0D Portfolio LWB 2013 (JDC)
46. Chris-b XJ X351 XJ50 3.0D SWB 2019 +1
47. Pegasus3710 XJ X351 3.0D Portfolio LWB 2014 +1
48. Ian McLeod XJ X351 3.0D R-Sport SWB 2016 +1
49. Martin Davis XJ X351 3.0D Premium Luxury 2017 +1
50. Legocar XJ X351 3.0D Portfolio LWB 2016 +1
51. ChelseaSean XJ X351 3.0D Portfolio SWB 2011 +1
52. Nellyboy2000 XJ X351 5.0V8 Supersport SWB
53. Renegade2 XJ X351 5.0V8 Autobiography LWB 2018
54. Andrew Crook XJ X351 XJ5 5.0V8 2014 (XJ 351 FBOG)
55. DGlick XJ X351 3.0D 2017 +1
56. Robert McMahon XJ X351 3.0D Portfolio 2014
57. Ken Lavender XJX 351 3.0D Portfolio 2011 ( FBOG/MES ) +1
58. Clive Hunt XJ X351 3.0D Portfolio SWB 2016 (EM / JDC ) +1
59. Graham Harries XJ X351 3.0D Portfolio 2013
60. Dave Haskett XJ X351 3.0D Premium Luxury 2012 +1
61. Martin Long XJ X351 XJR575 2018 +2
62. Fig XJ XJR 2015
63. Bernard Rothwell XJ X351 Autobiography 5.0V8 2018 +1
64. Gordon Wakeford XJ X351 3.0D Portfolio 2013 +1
65. Carl Hayes XJ X351 3.0D Premium luxury 2016 +1
66. Steven Taylor XJ X351 3.0D Autobiography LWB 2018 +1
67. John Christopher XJ X351 3.0D Portfolio SWB 2012 ( FBOG/MES ) +1
68. Jaguar Heritage XJR Ring Taxi
69. Grahame White XJ X351 R Sport 3.0D 2018 (Email / JDC) +1
70. Flatcap XJ XJ351 XJR575 2018 +1
71. Stuart Ulph XJ X351 3.0D Premium Luxury 2016 ( Email / JEC ) +1
72. EL02BOZ XJ X351 3.0D Portfolio LWB 2013 +1
73. EMJ XJ X351 2012 LWB +1
74.
75.

Total Cars:73
Total plus ones:60
Total Attendees:133


Please add your name to the list if interested, or pm me, whatever suits, don't forget to add full car details and any plus ones if required, this needed for numbers for lunch on the day.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
Numbers for cars / attendees needs to be finalised for 14th May 2023. This will be the last day for any additions
This is a bookable event.


Thanks
Jim
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Had a few calls / Whatsapps last night with checks and confirmations of attendance for the meet.

Email confirmation today from the MD at Jaguar Heritage confirming his attendance with the XJ Ring Taxi on the day.

Shame about the Hurricane Jag not being available, but their drive is always towards D-Day remembrance ( rightly so ) and this is just too close for them.

Sorted out the prize draw last night and even did a dummy run, Martyn, you didn't with the timing belt service prize, so unsure if that improves or lessens your chances on the actual day lol

Jim
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also a 30 foot hose left out for any arrivals on Sat that want to titivate their wheels or whatever
Does that mean JimC64 is going to wash the Cornish mud from March off my car?
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Does that mean JimC64 is going to wash the Cornish mud from March off my car?
Err no, have enough trouble washing the dirt off mine these days.

Maybe as its special Cornish Theboys mud, we could scrape it off and add it to the prize draw :ROFLMAO:

Jim
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No mud slinging allowed 😉
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No mud slinging allowed 😉
So no scantily clad ladies mud fighting? Not sure I want to come now!
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Err no, have enough trouble washing the dirt off mine these days.
Maybe it will rain between now and then. That's as near to a wash as its gonna get.
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Maybe as its special Cornish Theboys mud, we could scrape it off and add it to the prize draw :ROFLMAO:

Jim
Is Theboys XJ a mobile scratch card, not sure I’ll take part if it’s scratch’ n’ sniff….
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No mud slinging allowed 😉
You notice THAT word has hardly been used, even Mac doesn't tend to throw it about lol

So no scantily clad ladies mud fighting? Not sure I want to come now!
:ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:
Maybe it will rain between now and then. That's as near to a wash as its gonna get.
Treat her TB...I'll ask them to leave the hose out a little longer.

Is Theboys XJ a mobile scratch card, not sure I’ll take part if it’s scratch’ n’ sniff….
Jamie and Mac both put on a good show, then turn up in some quite shiny cars, as we've seen before, been noted several times by Ashanti, Steve and others

Good news for me is that my cars all sorted and so can attend.
There was a possibility of turning up in the XF and parking round the corner or handing over the reins to you to sort out :)

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Jamie and Mac both put on a good show, then turn up in some quite shiny cars ...
That's because it rains a lot.
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That's because it rains a lot.
Nope, not buying it.

It rain MORE here in Scotland as you know, doesn't work on my car.
Secret car valeter / detailer on the QT ;)

Jim
Just to be clear about JimC64's cleaning task....

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Just to be clear about JimC64's cleaning task....

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You've parked IN the trees! lol

Hopefully that's all sorted at Crewe Hall as they've just cut them all back :)

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Just to be clear about JimC64's cleaning task....

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Looks like you went to St. Wenn.. :)
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My car has been pol
Just to be clear about JimC64's cleaning task....

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How does a car get so dirty, do you live on a farm?
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You've parked IN the trees! lol
It was too long for the carpark, so the nose had to sniff the undergrowth.
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How does a car get so dirty, do you live on a farm?
I don't polish it twice between each use, LOL 🤣
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So bring the fairy liquid and a sponge JimC64 🤣
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No centre caps?
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