Meeting Report 05-July-22

Notes from discussions at our June Zoom monthly meeting (which was postponed by a week):

  • Talked about sale of land at Terenure College, putting future car show events for that venue in doubt. As a club, we’re still interested in a large Jaguar event in Ireland.
  • Ballylickey event going ahead as planned. Hotel fully booked, 13 rooms booked by JEC members.
  • Watched the first 11 minutes of this video: Jaguar/Daimler V12 Engine – a Powerhouse in a Silk Glove | Tyrrell’s Classic Workshop
  • Reminisced about Jaguars of old: a Daimler Van den Plas that was used for chauffeuring Charles Haughey; Stanley Roche’s Series 1 Daimler Double Six
  • Technical talk about harmonising balancer / damper. Advice to everyone with a Mk2 to check the state of the rubber on the balancer, and replace it as a preventive measure. If it fails, it can cause serious damage. Check your fan vanes, they can sometimes break off. If you have a vacuum tank for brake servo assistance, inspect the state of the tank – if it has corroded and become porous, it will allow air to be sucked in to the cylinder heads, and gradually cause damage to the engine. Similarly, keep an eye on the vacuum hoses because they will perish.
  • Plan to streamline communications with the club region, making more use of the WhatsApp group to keep people better informed.
  • Note that there will be no July monthly meeting, since many members are on holidays.

Ballylickey Trip Update

An update on the Ballylickey Trip coming up in early September – the Seaview House Hotel is fully booked now. 13 rooms have been reserved by JEC members. Anybody who has not yet booked and wants to stay will need to contact the hotel directly to have their name added to a waiting list.

Youghal Event Reminder

The Classic Wheels Ireland Vintage 2022 Classic, Bike Run and Show is on May 28th and 29th in Youghal. At our AGM and Zoom meetings some members indicated that they plan to attend. The run is at 2pm on Saturday 28th, from Farrell’s Summerfield Bar. The static show is at 2pm on Sunday 29th, in the same location. JEC members coordinate meeting through the WhatsApp group if you wish.

Garryvoe Trip for Lunch and AGM

We plan to meet for lunch at the Garryvoe Hotel on Sunday 3rd April, to eat at 1pm. This will be followed by our AGM, as part of which we will arrange the Calendar of Events for 2022. It’s the first opportunity we will have had to meet in person in quite some time, so we encourage as many members as possible to attend. We are looking forward to a good turn out!

Classic Wheels Ireland Youghal Event

An event in which some of our members are planning to participate, and others may like to join them, is coming up soon in Youghal, Co. Cork – the Classic Wheels Ireland Classic and Vintage Car and Bike Event. For pre-1990 vehicles only, it takes place over two days, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd August. There’s a run on the first day, and a static show on the second. More details on

Meeting up at last – Doneraile Court, Saturday 26th June

Please be at Doneraile Court at 11.30am as parking will have to be arranged. As a result of Covid-19 restrictions only 4 people together can visit the house per hour. Our first group will be at 12 noon followed by 1pm, 2pm and 3pm, others may not wish to visit the house.

The restaurant/coffee shop is open and there are also toilet facilities. Please bring a picnic with you and fold up chairs if you have them. We plan to leave at approx. 4pm.

I look forward to meeting everyone after such a long time. Please be mindful of Covid-19 restrictions and that it is still with us. Fingers crossed we will have good weather and an enjoyable day.

Best wishes
John F Sheehan

Michael will be sending out a reminder text over the weekend, please respond with your attention to attend so as we can arrange the house viewings.