March news from the Shropshire and Welsh Borders Region of the JEC.
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Welcome to the March edition of our newsletter.  

We are very much looking forward to the forthcoming show season. Please see the list of events for 2017 below.

Nineteen people enjoyed Sunday lunch on 5th February when we once again visited the Fox and Hounds at Shawbury. We parked our cars together which gave a good photo opportunity, see picture above and also below.

Some members drove to Caernarfon on 19th February for Sunday lunch. See picture below.

Elayne and myself are visiting the National Memorial Arboretum, Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire DE13 7AR on Wednesday 29th March with a few friends with MX-5s. The idea is to meet up there mid to late morning and have a look around and then lunch. Friends from the Region are very welcome to join us. This is a fascinating place to visit and many improvements have been carried out recently. Entry is free but parking is £3.00 for the day.
Please indicate via email, if you would like to come along   

Martin has been looking into a possible visit to the Jaguar Land Rover engine plant on the i54 Business Park. Tours are on Wednesdays for up to 9 people (more may be possible). The cost is £39 for adults and £30 for youngsters up to 16, this price includes refreshments. 2nd August is the provisional date, please notify Martin if you are interested. JLR has just revealed its 2018 F-PACE, XF and XE models will be the first fitted with petrol engines from the site. Previously only diesel engines have been built here.

The BBQ will be on Saturday 12th August at 2:00pm at the Old Hand and Diamond Inn, Coedway, Shrewsbury SY5 9AR. The cost is £10 per person for the BBQ, puddings are £4 extra. Contact Martin to book your places or for any further details.

If anybody would like to add something to the newsletter please let me know. Maybe you have changed your car and would like me to include a picture. We now have a "For Sale/wanted" section. Let me know of any cars, parts books, memorabilia etc that you have for sale or wanted. 

Events 2017.

Here is an updated list of events for the year ahead:

Midlands Breakfast Club.
The first meeting of the Midlands Breakfast Club  is on 5th March and the dates of all 2017 meetings are set out below.

International Jaguar Spares Day. 

Spares day is on Sunday 26th March. at Stoneleigh, near Coventry.

National Memorial Arboretum

Visit to NMA Wednesday 29th March

Drive It Day and JDC X-Type Register meeting.

On Sunday 23rd April, RAF Cosford is again the venue for the JDC X-Type Register meeting. This was a great event in 2016 with many Jaguar models present, including a 220. All Jaguars are welcome and you do not need to be a member of the JDC to attend. There is free entry to the museum, you may need to pay for parking, especially if you are not in a Jaguar. This is also Drive It Day.

Pride and Joy meeting.

The first Pride and Joy evening meeting at High Ercall Village Hall will be held on Wednesday 3rd May at 7:00pm. Further meetings will be on the first Wednesday of each month. 

Royal Windsor Jaguar Festival.

The Royal Windsor Jaguar Festival will be held in the grounds of Windsor Castle on 5th and 6th May 2017.
The full programme of activities for the Royal Windsor Jaguar Festival can be viewed online at and then click the link to the Festival details. 

Gemini Shows.

A list of the events we have supported in previous years promoted by Gemini, formerly Transtar, is set out below:

16th & 17th April - Weston Park

30th April - Catton Hall​                                 

28th & 29th May – Ragley Hall​                 

18th June - Trentham Gardens​

16th July – Walsall Arboretum​​

3rd September – Himley Hall

More information via:

31 March/ 2 April Practical Classics Car and Restoration Show. NEC Birmingham.

28/30 April Donington Historic Festival, Donington Park, Derby.

9th July Telford Lions Day, Bowring Park Recreation Ground, Haygate Road, Wellington TF1 1QX.

28/30 July Silverstone

12th August SWB BBQ at 2:00pm at the Old Hand and Diamond Inn, Coedway, Shrewsbury SY5 9AR.

13th August Severn Hospice Car Show, Attingham Park, Shrewsbury.

10th September Jaguars at Warwick Castle.

10/12 November Classic Car Show NEC Birmingham

Here is a link to our regional news page on the JEC website:

Some of our cars at the Fox and Hounds, Shawbury on 5th February.
Sunday drive to Wales on 19th February.
Keep up to date regarding this event via the national magazine or

Midlands Breakfast Club meetings for 2017, at Oswestry, on the following Sundays from 8:30am:

5th March

7th May

9th July

10th September

3rd December - The BIG Christmas event

The 2017 F1 calendar in full, you may want to record these races if you are out at a show.

March 26 - Australia (Melbourne)
April 9 - China (Shanghai)
April 16 - Bahrain (Bahrain)
April 30 - Russia (Sochi)
May 14 - Spain (Barcelona)
May 28 - Monaco (Monte Carlo)
June 11 - Canada (Montreal)
June 25 - Azerbaijan (Baku)
July 9 - Austria (Spielberg)
July 16 - Great Britain (Silverstone)
July 30 - Hungary (Budapest)
August 27 - Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps)
September 3 - Italy (Monza)
September 17 - Singapore (Singapore)
October 1 - Malaysia (Sepang)
October 8 - Japan (Suzuka)
October 22 - USA (Austin)
October 29 - Mexico (Mexico City)
November 12 - Brazil (Sao Paulo)
November 26 - Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi)


Graham Greenwood is selling his Jaguar on eBay: 2007 JAGUAR S-TYPE 2.7D Twin Turbo V6 SE Auto This lovely car, pictured below, is in Redditch. See details on our Facebook page.

FOR SALE: Registration number JAG 1G on retention. £5,500. Contact David Bates.

FREE: Roof Bars for X-Type model year 2004 onwards. Part number C2S 33128. Two bars for saloon or estate. Fitting instructions included. Free to anyone who can make use of them. Contact David Bates.

Ken Williams has the following items For Sale:
1. Jaguar XJ6 rear bumper rubber, best offer secures, any offer over £20 Ken will donate to Hope House.

2. Dust sheet suitable for a Jag XJ40/XJ6 model, best offer secures. Any offer over £20 Ken will donate the extra to Hope House. Telephone: 07941 363931.

Go to for more Jaguar stories and information.

Go to to read informative monthly newsletters or to obtain a Heritage Certificate for your Jaguar.
Membership of the Region is just £5:00 for 12 months. Please contact
Andy Woodhouse, our Membership Secretary on 07930 960450 or to renew you membership or to join us. If you already have a membership application form please return the completed form to: Andy Woodhouse. 52 High Street, Much Wenlock, Shropshire TF13 6AE.
Monthly Meetings.

We have our regular monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of the month from 8:00pm at The Horseshoe Inn, Uckington, Shropshire SY4 4UL. The next meeting is on 14th March 2017.
Some useful telephone numbers:

Martin Edwards, Chairman 07974 309788.

Andrew Woodhouse, Membership Secretary 07930 960450

Steve Braddock-bould, Events Secretary 07970 259101

David Bates, Newsletter Editor 01952 771163

Ray Searles, Events Committee Chairman JEC 07961 977769
Coventry Transport Museum, there are plenty of Jaguars to see. It is well worth a visit.

The JEC has announced the 2017 Charity Prize Draw Car, a stunning 2010 Jaguar 5.0 litre XK Convertible in spectrum blue with warm charcoal leather interior and black hood.

Each year the Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club raises money for important local and national charitable organisations through raffle ticket sales.  This year the prize is an XK Convertible which is exceptionally well equipped with a full service history and supplied by Guy Salmon Jaguar in Northampton.

This year the chosen charity to benefit from the profits of the raffle will be the Prince Philip Trust Fund for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

Tickets cost £2 each or in books of 10 tickets for £20. Tickets will be on sale throughout the year with the draw taking place at the NEC Classic Car Show in Birmingham on Sunday 12th November.  The winning ticket holder does not have to be present at the draw to win.

Follow this link to buy tickets for a chance to win the Raffle Car:
Some years ago my XKR was featured on ITV Central news, here it is being filmed.
 XJK Independent Jaguar Specialists.

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I took this picture at Silverstone some years ago.
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