TH E BIG ONE
– The Club’s 25
Ann iversary is here Sponsors
n the January magazine
we provided details of the
for Thoresby Hall Hotel, our
weekend base for the Club’s 25th
celebrations in Nottinghamshire.
At the time of writing this
issue, we don’t know what the
booking situation is like but we
do anticipate an early sell-out of
rooms. If you haven’t yet booked,
then you should do so now, the
details of which are as follows:-
Thoresby Hall Hotel
For 5th to 8th June
Tel: 01442 203453
Contact: Diane Clark
Quote our Unique
Booking Ref: 96 TH 8
In view of the anticipated popularity
of this event and particularly for those
who want a different type of “stop-
over” or just a one-nighter before the
big Sunday rally, we will shortly have
available details of other hotels and
guest houses in the area. These will
be published in the March edition of
The North Nottinghamshire area is
well catered for with a wide variety
of accommodation from the likes
of travel lodges, country B & Bs to
quality hotels. If you want to check
out information for yourself, contact
the tourist boards:-
Nottingham for the whole county –
Or for the immediate locality
of Thoresby and North Notts –
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The Club celebrated its 20th anniversary here, at Thoresby Estate in
2004. 2000 cars came along. Help us to make our 25th anniversary
at this venue an even bigger success over the first week of June.
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At the time of writing our sub-
committee organising the event are
Anyone remember 2004 and the Club’s 20 th
anniversary, well this was just part of the working hard on the final plans but just
wonderful display of cars on show? some of the Sunday activities we are
planning will include:-
● A Formal Concours d’Elegance
– open to all Jaguar and
● A special Mark 2 Concours
(open to all variants of the
Mark 2 from 1959 to 1969
including Daimler V8s).
● Our usual Pride & Joy Competition
(for those well prepared but
not concours examples of all
● A NEW Costume & Car
Competition (when the occupants
of the car dress up to match the
car and its era – specifically
geared to the 1960s era.)
● A Mark 2 Extravaganza Display
(all members examples of the
model range parked together
PLUS an Historic Display of
models from the earliest 1950s
Mark 1 2.4 through to the very
last Daimler V8-250 plus some
interesting and unique examples.)
● A Mark 2 Arena Parade
(with commentary depicting
the development of the
car over the years.)
● A Jaguar “Time Line” Display of
Jaguar and Daimler cars from
Thoresby Hall Hotel, our weekend base for the 25th anniversary of the the earliest Swallow through
Club this year. You too could stay here but you need to book early. to the current models.
The Weekend Plans 2000 cars present and this year we are ● Racing Display (displaying past and
For those who will be staying at the planning to entice even more. Not only present Jaguar racing cars along
Thoresby Hall Hotel, you can arrive will we be celebrating the 25th (Silver) with examples from our own Race
during the Friday (5th June), relax, enjoy anniversary of the Club but also the 50th Series.)
our Welcome Meeting with drinks, get anniversary of the Jaguar Mark 2 saloon
your weekend itinerary and take in the and the 10th anniversary of the modern ● Live Music and Childrens
superb hotel and lovely surroundings. Jaguar S-type. Entertainment throughout the day.
That evening there will be live
entertainment after the meal.
On the Saturday, for anyone staying
at Thoresby Hall Hotel AND for those
staying at other venues in the area, we
will have some interesting road-runs
organized so they can take in the local
scenery and sights, with their Jaguars,
of course! Alternatively make your own
plans to visit places like Chatsworth
House, Lincoln Castle and City,
Nottingham, or just relax in the spa and
enjoy the many other facilities Thoresby
Hall Hotel has to offer.
Sunday – Our Official
Within the extensive grounds of the
Thoresby Estate, we are holding what
we hope will be the largest Jaguar event Mark 2 owners – we want your car along at Thoresby this year to
ever in this country (and perhaps the celebrate the car’s 25th anniversary. Whatever model, condition,
world). In 2004 we managed to get original, restored, modified or racing, bring it along.
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Part of our Jaguar “Time Line” from 2004, a feature to
be repeated and improved on for 2009. Virtually every
production model of SS and Jaguar will be on display.
We are not forgetting the modern
Jaguars, with your help, an enormous
display of S-types will be on show.
● Special “Ladies Only” attractions and
● Arena Displays and Entertainment.
● Regional Displays (special themed
displays with good prizes to be won
for the best Regions).
● Club Model For um Displays
(including a special display for the
10th anniversary of the S-type).
● Trade stands, new and used car All our Regions are asked to contribute to the spectacle of the event.
displays and much more, still to be
All this is going to be happening on Want a trade stand at
Sunday 7th June so even if you can’t make Thoresby in June? Contact Sue
it for an overnight stop, or for the full Hedley as soon as possible.
weekend, you MUST come along on the
THE BEAUTY OF THE WHOLE EVENT
IS THAT ENTRY WILL BE FREE TO
CURENT, PAID UP MEMBERS OF THE
JAGUAR ENTHUSIASTS CLUB. A big
Thank You to all our members from
the Club for your continued support,
dedication and enthusiasm.
The most important thing at present is
to set this date (7th June) in your diaries
so you don’t miss out. Also, if you
intend coming along for the stop-over,
at Thorseby Hall Hotel or elsewhere, get
your bookings in as soon as possible.
More next month…..
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