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President's Report June 2019
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Opening--of-Shepparton-Jaguar reduced

 

Some Jaguar Dealerships in Victorian country areas have welcomed the unveiling of new showrooms over the last few months. The most recent being Shepparton Jaguar Land Rover on Thursday 16 May. A few JCCV metro members and others from Goulburn Valley Register were present to help them celebrate. Fred Williams proudly displayed his Mark IV Drophead in the showroom. His XK150 and Ken Seelenmeyer’s D-Type replica were on display in the service area.

 

The picture here is at the opening with Brett Lewis-Driver (JLRA) Shannon Johns (the Architect), Glenn Rikys (the builder and son of Goulburn Valley members Peter & Ngaire Rikys) and Adrian Givoye ( JLRA). It was a long awaited night for all of them. The timeframe from final land purchase to the unveiling of the amazing showrooms was about 13 years. All good things come to those who wait!

 

Recent motoring headlines have reported Jaguar is to rationalise future model line-ups. It has been revealed a face lifted version of its XE mid-sizer with updated styling and technology will have just two variants on offer. The SE R-Dynamic and the HSE R-Dynamic both with the sole engine offer of a 2.0 litre turbo petrol engine with an eight speed automatic transmission.

 

 

The XE has proved popular amongst our members and we have quite a few enjoying ownership. One of them is Jon Beck, the proud owner of an XE S which he purchased after driving one at a Jaguar Drive Day at Sandown. He knows it is not advisable to test its capabilities on the road so has his mind set on putting it on the track at our Winton Sporting Event on 13-14 July. Gavin Moore will be delighted to hear from Jon and any others wanting to participate in the event. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">

 

I was not at the May monthly meeting but I have been told there was a lot of interest in the I-Pace displayed that night for members to have a close look at. Especially when they lifted the bonnet – no engine! On behalf of the members I thank Mark Galli, a new member, for taking the time to bring his car to the meeting.

 

 

There will be plenty of outings and events for you to participate in over the next few months including our monthly club runs. These have been interesting and varied due to the involvement of members who offer to organise a run. Alan and Karen McKinnon organised a very successful run in April to the Vietnam Veterans Museum at Philip Island followed by lunch in Cowes. The Social team welcome your ideas.

 

Our Public Relations Officer Maurice de Morton is also busy following up the public displays where we have the opportunity to promote our club. As a relatively new member he is doing a great job with his role. His wife Heather is supporting him and they are enjoying getting to know other members through their involvement.

 

It is only four months until our Annual General Meeting in October. I invite you to consider joining the committee. All positions are declared vacant prior to the AGM.

If you have any questions please talk to me or any committee members.

 

Take care on the roads especially now as we experience winter conditions.