Jaguar Enthusiasts Club




 March 2018

Our full and varied programme of 2018 events continues in March with an invitation to join Aberdeen MG Owners Club at a presentation to be given by Team Aberdeen University on 8th March.  This event will provide attendees with a fascinating insight into the inter-university racing car design competition in which participants from international universities vie for a place at the finals at Silverstone.  A separate invitation was issued to all members for this event, so if you haven’t already booked, you may be too late.  (You’ve got to be quick to catch these limited edition ‘special offers’.)


As frost and snow cannot be completely ruled out by March, we have opted for a supper and presentation evening at the second event of the month on 23rd March.  Our adopted HQ, Kippie Lodge will be the venue – the topic is still to be decided as this goes to press, so check the website for more info.


Mental Health Aberdeen (MHA) was unanimously chosen as the fund raising target for this year’s Annual Gathering at Drum on 29th July.  A local charity, MHA has been supporting Aberdeen City and Shire since it formed in 1950, making it one of the oldest charities providing help and counselling to adults, young people and children affected by mental health issues.  GRJEC are very proud to support this organisation and we look forward to learning more about their excellent work at a special presentation evening on Friday 13th April, again at Kippie Lodge.



February 2018

         The last event of 2017, our Christmas party, held at Kippie Lodge on 9th December, was well attended and a festive time was enjoyed by all. Many thanks to Steve and Gladys for organising the evening, for taxing our brains with the national flags question sheet, and particularly for supplying the “scrummy” homemade tablet and fudge.

By the time this article is in print we will have had our planning meeting for 2018 and the year’s events should be available on our website, and a worthy candidate chosen to be the recipient of all funds generated from the 2018 Drum charity day, which this year will be on Sunday the 29th July. Please visit the website to view,

         In the meantime we look forward to a continued increase in new participants following the trend of 2017, so if you have been thinking about joining us, make 2018 the year you do it! What you will get is a mix of technical, social and charitable events with people who have a common interest/ enthusiasm in the Jaguar marque.

Our website carries the names and contact details of the committee, who will be very pleased to give you more information on the club. We look forward to welcoming you.



January 2018

         The AGM in November gave our chairman Jim Mann time to reflect on the year, which has seen another very successful charity day at Drum, and increased participation at all our events, giving a strong message of renewed spirit within the region. Jim expressed his thanks to all who helped make 2017 successful.

         The office bearers remain unchanged, but with two new roles, those of Vice Chairman and Drum Coordinator, created with Steve Cromar and Dean Sanders respectively filling the new posts. Along with our existing team of willing members assisting the committee, we should be in good shape to handle the events this year. That said new volunteers are always welcome!

         Despite the continuing exodus of people from the Grampian area due to sustained cutbacks in the oil industry, the Registrars’ report showed that membership numbers remain much the same, with new members replacing those who have left.

         Sadly, in November on of our club stalwarts Peter Street, passed away following a brief illness. Peter will be much missed at events and our thoughts go to his wife, Val and their family. We hope to see Val at future events.

         The planning meeting to agree the schedule will be held on the 26th January, though the Drum date of the 29th July is already confirmed so get it in your diary now.