|Thu Jan 08 - 07:00PM |
|Sat Jan 17 - 11:30AM |
Annual General Meeting and Lunch
|Thu Feb 05 - 07:00PM |
February Board Meeting
|Sat Apr 25 - 08:30AM |
Spring Thing Rally & Drive
|Sat May 23 - 10:00AM |
Show and Shine
|Fri Aug 07 - 07:00PM |
Jaguars on the Green Meet and Greet
|Sat Aug 08 - 08:00AM |
Jaguars on the Green
|Sat Aug 08 - 06:30PM |
Jaguars On the Green Awards Banquet
|Sat Jun 06 @ 8:00AM - 04:00PM|
|Sat Jul 18 @ 8:00AM - 04:00PM|
JCCV Jaguars On the Island
|Sat Aug 15 @ 8:00AM - 04:00PM|
|Sat Sep 05 @ 8:00AM - 04:00PM|
The 2014 JDRC/NWA Calendars are now available
Makes a great Christmas Gift for any Jaguar lover
To purchase send $15 to:
420 240th St. SE.
Bothell, WA 98021
Make checks payable to JDRC/NWA
Dear JDRC/NWA Members,
It is the time of year when we elect our Officers and Board Members that keep our club ticking like a fine watch. Use the link below to cast your vote on line for the people that have volunteered for 2015. The results will be announced at the Annual General Meeting January 17th at the Sand Point Country Club.
At the bottom of the ballot is a box where you can write any suggestions or comments that the new Officers and Board Members can use to improve our club.
Our traditional Seattle Yacht Club venue was even more elaborately decorated than in the past, a joyful backdrop for the December 7 Holiday Party. The Dickens Carolers sang us into the holiday season as before, this time accompanied on the bells by Hank and Barbara Snider's charming granddaughter. Their handsome grandsons joined all the rest of the club members in singing "Fa-la-la-la..." on cue. The Snider's membership in the yacht club makes it possible to enjoy this beautiful and historic venue each year. And thanks to Tom Toth for making the arrangements.
We were happy to see Jerry Purkhiser and Pat Gow, who came from Yakima, and Robin Page and Kathie Parker from Abbottsford. Brand new members Dennis and Susan Flynn, who live North Bend, enjoyed their first JDRC event with us. Dennis is a high school friend of President Steve Christensen and just purchased his first Jaguar, a 1998 XK8.
As usual, there was a $10 value gift exchange, featuring many bottles of wine, LeMay tickets and more. Tom Toth organized a silent auction that featured E-Type rubber parts, model and toy cars, chocolate gift sets and a book of Jaguar advertising. Then an unexpected package arrived at the Yacht Club for Ray Papineau. It turned out to be an etched glass art piece depicting the sinuous shape of a 1950 XK120 body shell, created by Steve Shahbaghlian and Tish Oye of Glassworks, the company that hosted our November tech session. The 7.5" x 21" glass is 75-year-old blood red VITROLITE, used on the facades of jewelry stores and pharmacies. Steve and Tish donated the piece so that Ray could auction it to raise money for Northwest Harvest. Zane Ware and Vickie Kollmar were the high bidders and together with Shahbaghlian they were able to provide more than 600 meals to thankful Washington residents in need.
We applauded the effort of other members. Ray and Heather Papineau created an exciting 2014 JDRC calendar, that will cost and be well-worth $15 later, that was given free to members who paid their 2015 dues at the party. John and Catherine Holmes handled payments for dues, auction items and beverage scrip. And Rosemarie and Bill Young updated membership information.
Story and photos by Kurt Jacobson
November 15 General Meeting, Café Veloce, Totem Lake
A hearty Italian dinner in a cozy corner of Café Veloce was a warm and welcome break in the middle of a week of freezing weather, tree and power line-topppling winds, but severe clear skies. Dave Bosworth walked to the November 15 general meeting from his home in nearby Kingsgate. His E-Type FHC was sideswiped and sidelined by a hit-and-run driver with a medical condition and is awaiting repairs at BritSport. Ray Papineau drove his British racing green XJS to the meeting, the only Jaguar as far as I could tell. It was the daily driver for the rest of.
Also attending the meeting were Bill and Rosemarie Young, Rob and Jane Roe, Kurt and Cheryl Jacobson, Vickie Kollmar, Zane Ware, Steve Christensen and VP Activities Tom Toth who arranged the event.
Story and photo by Kurt Jacobson
The November edition of the club's JagMag is now available.
Thanks to outgoing editor Paul for another great issue. The club continues to search for a new editor for this monthly publication, please volunteer to help if you can.
The online ballot for club officers should be available shortly. Stay tuned!
Don't forget the Glassworks Tech Session on November 8th.
Concours E-Type Rear End Restoration Tech Session
Andy Macdonald, British Specialty, October 18, 2014
Tracking down Andy Macdonald’s British Specialty repair and restoration shop in Maple Valley was a bit of a treasure hunt. But his tech session was a treasure. Andy’s knowledge of Jaguar mechanicals is perfectly matched by his ability to clearly present the information, as the readers of his JagMag articles know so well. The October 18 tech session was well worth the wet drive to his facility hidden away in the woods near Maple Valley. Andy’s shop is located off a small paved road, down a gravel road, through a gate and around a couple of horse facilities on an equestrian estate.
Jaguars on the Green, 2014
E-Types predominated at the 2014 Jaguars on the Green concours August 9th at the LeMay , America’s Car Museum. A total of 46 cars signed up in all classes, with 27 judged. The intensely blue sky complimented the thick green turf promised in the title of the event. It was hot, but bearable with a cool breeze. Event sponsor Jaguar of Tacoma brought five seductive new models including an F-Type convertible modified by RDE Autosport to twist and shout out 697 horsepower.