Four cars represented our club on the organised trip by the Jaguar Enthusiast Club (Fife & Tayside region). Also joining the trip were our friends from the Irish Jaguar & Daimler Club and the Jaguar Drivers Club area 30 N.I. We departed on the P&O ferry from Larne to Cairnryan at 1.30pm on Thursday arriving in less than two hours. Our first stop was in Irvine for an overnight stay, the following morning we headed to Pitlochery in Perthshire, by-passing Glasgow city on route. After checking into the hotel we explored the very pretty town of Pitlochery. At 6.30pm we met for drinks for the official start of the event and dinner followed at 7pm. Following dinner Terry McDougal, our host, outlined our itinerary for the weekend.
A letter sent by the Fife and Tayside branch of the JEC, welcoming members to Scotland for the 3rd to 6th May trip is available here: Pitlochry Brochure 2019.
Summer is nearly here, the weather is picking up – time to make the most of the opportunities to get the cars out. That was the context of our April meeting, where we discussed:
The Kingsley Hotel was buzzing tonight, but we got our regular spot for our meeting in the lounge area. Great to see a few people at the meeting that we hadn’t met up with for a while.
Our first ordinary meeting of the year took place in our regular venue of the Kingsley Hotel, at 8:30pm on Wednesday 27th February. The mornings are brighter already, and the days are getting longer – it won’t be long before we’re taking the cars out for runs and weekends away again. Items discussed at the meeting:
We had our Christmas lunch in the Garryvoe Hotel on Sunday last, 27th January. Maybe that’s stretching Christmas a bit, but it’s worked well for the last few years combining the lunch with our AGM and this year was no exception. After a waist-expanding 3-course lunch, and the annual raffle (where everyone was a winner!), we got down to business.
Our October meeting fell on Halloween night this year. We braved the ghouls and witches to talk about Jaguars: