Chairman's Christmas Message

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2014 has been a great year for E-Types.  We held a very well attended second instalment of the E-Type Workshop at Gaydon on April 6th.  Please look for details  of the THIRD instalment of the E-Type Workshop  which will, again, be held at Gaydon on Sunday, April 5th 2015 with five or six E-Types inside the lecture hall with us.

Then we were at Goodwood again on May 5th for another wonderful Jaguar Track Day at this World renowned venue.  And to make it extra special the weather was glorious.  The emotive side of this is that we use the same hallowed surface as that of the really well established Goodwood Revival Meeting held annually in September.  At the time of writing (October) we are awaiting confirmation of the date, Bank Holiday Monday, May 4th 2015.

Then we mustn’t forget the friendly drinks, dinner and accommodation on Sunday May 3rd – and the hotel is no more than two miles from the Goodwood venue.  Booking forms for this event will be sent out early in the New Year.  Why not come and join us?  If you are a potential or hopeful first time participant please contact Petronel (01962 777321 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) for further information.

Rest assured, everything is run to prevent damage to drivers and Jaguars – and please remember that ALL Jaguars are welcome, not just E-Types –  and is taken at your own pace to suit your experience.

At this event there is no competition.  It is fully marshalled and instructors are available on the day to show you the best use of the Track, should you so wish.  All drivers must attend a Briefing and drivers and passengers need to sign Indemnities.  Seat belts must be worn where fitted and helmets are compulsory (we will have a limited number of helmets for hire on the day).

E-Type Day at Prescott has to be the best annual Jaguar party of the year.  In 2014 we had an extra presence amongst the Jaguars consisting of Maseratis, a number of Austin Healeys and a few other interesting Sports Cars.  We have dates for the next two years at Prescott, so please put them in your diaries now.  They are: Sunday, June 14th 2015 and Sunday, June 12th 2016.  For the parties the night prior to these dates the Rising Sun Hotel on Cleeve Hill  (where Norman Dewis has joined us in the past and regaled us with stories of his fantastic experiences, and hope he will be joining us again) has been booked by the E-Type Register for the occasions on Saturday, June 13th 2015 and Saturday, June 11th 2016.  Again, please contact Petronel (as before) for details of the event and availability at the hotel.

For E-Type Days, drivers and passengers will need to sign indemnities.  Seat belts must be worn – where fitted – and arms must be kept inside the car.  The event is fully marshalled and is called a ‘Cavalcade’.  Cars are sent off the Start Line when the previous car is half way up the Hill and you can take the whole thing at your own pace.  Then, when you have learned the course, you can try a little harder – that is what it is all about!

Our new, ‘up-market’ gazebos, featuring large E-Type images, made their impressive debut at the 2014 Silverstone Classic where they were clearly visible across the whole infield.

It is just left for me to say that all members of the E-Type Register Committee wish everyone a Very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.