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President's Report May 2019
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Presidents Report May 2019


My report this month must mention an event that is now part of the history of Jaguar Car Clubs across Australia. The 50th Jaguar National Rally hosted by our club is now done and dusted and the registrants went home with many a story to tell. My picture this month features BABBA band members experiencing the delights and comfort of John Buncles immaculate 1977 XJ-C that graced the foyer of the Cube for our 70’s night at the rally.


There are full reports on the rally elsewhere in this edition. I will only mention two of the Concours entrants. The outright winner of the Sir William Lyons Trophy for d’Elegance was JDCA member I-Van Ho’s E-Type and the outright winner of d’Etat was JDCWA member Rick Leonhardt’s E-Type. Congratulations to all participants for their achievements.


Without the sponsors, volunteers and members of the National Rally committee this event would not happen. On behalf of our club I thank each and every on of you. The support of the North East Register was invaluable especially the 9 ladies baking those beautiful slices for registration. Country cooking at its best – thank you ladies.


A very special thank you to Cath Mortimer for her role as event photographer. Where ever we went she was there camera up capturing what I am told are some great shots. I am sure some of them are in this edition and all of them will be on our website soon.


The rally was closely followed by our April monthly meeting. After a busy four days as guest at the National Rally, Julian Barratt from SNG Barratt Group was also the speaker at the meeting. His presentation was enjoyed by those present. After the meeting he was kept busy answering questions about E-Types, parts availability etc.,


Julian was very impressed by our clubrooms and the facilities we have for members. He said he has visited many clubs world wide and never seen anything like ours.



ANZAC Day is part of busy April- a day to commemorate the lives of Australians who died in the first and second world wars. We owe our fortunate lives today to the efforts of those men and women.



By the time you read this the members participating in our April monthly run will have been to the Vietnam Veterans Museum at Phillip Island. The Vietnam War also claimed many lives of young Australians during our involvement from 1962 – 1973.


I look forward to catching up with you at future club meetings or events soon. My advice is to get out and enjoy your Jaguars. They need to be used, enjoyed and admired. Safe travelling.