Plans to relaunch the Jaguar XK are gathering momentum, with the firms head of product strategy confirming that it is working on a proposal for a whole family of sports cars. Reintroducing a 2+2 seater is believed to be favored by Ian Callum to complement the 2 seater F Type. A launch date is unlikely before 2021.
On Friday the 4th May we set off on our trip to Omagh, Co. Tyrone. Larry & Bernie in their newly restored XK120 FHC and myself and Miriam in the MK2 stopping at Slane and Newgrange on our way up. We arrived at the Silver Birch Hotel about 5pm. The National Day itself doesn’t officially start until the Saturday but quite a few cars were already in situ. Shortly after arriving I was told of the sad passing of our dear friend Bertie Baird who we have known ever since the first meeting many years ago from when we first established contact with the Jaguar Drivers Club Area 30. His funeral had only taken place the previous day and sadly I was unaware that Bertie had died. Both he and his wife Anne were regular attendees at the National Weekend and at the Terenure Car Show, he will be sadly missed.
Spotted this on Facebook recently. Good to have it back.
Well not really, but it makes a good attempt!!!!
The Kingsley Hotel was buzzing on a bright April evening for our monthly meeting:
Following on from the success of previous years, and in association with Jaguar Heritage and Spirit motors we will have the only RD6 concept car, on our stand at the Terenure Classic cars show this year.
The first diesel car designed by Jaguar and also the first Jaguar concept car designed by Ian Callum.
As per previous years the car will be displayed in Spirit Motors on the Saturday prior to the show. I’ve included a few photos to tempt to you to come visit and see this once off car exclusively on The Jaguar Enthusiasts Club stand at Terenure.