Below you will find many of the events and drives that the Seattle Jaguar Club has put on.   Click in the center of the photo to enlarge it and scroll through them.  Scroll down the page to view the different events.

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Five pilots from Seattle Jaguar Club talked about their experiences. Kurt, standing, was moderator.

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Mike Payne, Director of the Aero Museum

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Homeward after the end of a great event!

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On November 12, 2022 the Seattle Jaguar Club had a tour of the Port Townsend Aero Museum organized by Kent Wiken and executed by Kurt Jacobson.  It included meeting in Kingston where everyone caravanned to the San Juan Taqueria for a Mexican lunch.  Turned out to be a great restaurant for our large group of 40 people and food was wonderful!   Then we proceeded to the main event at the Aero Museum.   We all gathered in their library and had a presentation by five pilots that are members of the Seattle Jaguar Club.   The first photo shows the five pilots seated, with Kurt Jacobson, the moderator, standing.  The panel discussion with our club’s pilots included some of their unique experiences.  This discussion was recorded.  To listen please click on Recording at bottom.  The order of the discussion was

  • Ian McFall - gliders  (on Right in photo)

  • Gary Harris - F4U Corsair  (on Left in photo)

  • Glen Read - Harvard advanced trainer & ski landing gear  (2nd from Left in photo)

  • Rich “Stick” Holmes - carriers  (3rd from Left in photo)

  • Erik Schumy - elite corporate flying  (2nd from Right in photo)

 

This was followed by an overview of the museum by the Director, Mike Payne.  You will see Mike Payne in the second photo of our gallery.  This museum has a great story about helping teenagers and being privately funded.

Note:  some of the speakers are not picked up as well on the recording as others, be prepared to adjust your volume.

Recording of Panel Discussion - click here

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On Oct 29, 2022 The club met at Randy Pickett and Sue Nelson's home in Mill Creek, WA.  Randy had prepared a presentation about rebuilding a V12 engine.   He was currently in the process of rebuilding two.   He walked through the process, showed the tools that are needed for the job and answered questions.  They did a great job organizing the event with directional signs and provided food and drink afterwards.  It was very well presented!

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On Oct 15, 2022 we had a Fall Colors Tour.   Another really fun event organized by Kent Wiken.  We met at the Chuckanut Bay Gallery & Sculpture Garden.  A great store with many unique items created by local artists.  We drove down Chuckanut Drive, very scenic, and stopped for lunch at the Chcukanut Manor Seafood & Grill.  Great food!  Then the drive continued to Vickie Kollmar & Zane Ware's property on Whidbey Island.   They had enlisted a Marimba band to perform for us!  What a unique day it was!  Thanks to Kent for organizing and Vikie & Zane for hosting a great ending to the event!!

Oct 1st - 2nd, 2022 Winery Tour & Hill Climb Races.  Kent Wiken planned another great event! This was a fantastic club drive to Eastern Washington and included wineries, beautiful scenery and watching the vintage cars hill climb race.   The Northwest Aston Martin Club joined us on this event.  There were 2 caravans, one from the north and one from the south.  Everyone met at Chandler Reach Vineyard for wine and lunch.  Then we headed to a member's vineyard, Red Mountain Villa.  Brad Vancour was a generous and wonderful host!   We stayed the night at Richland's Hampton Inn on the Columbia River.  Sunday included a backroads drive to Goldendale and the vintage hill climb races.   From there some people went on to the Maryhill Winery for lunch.  If you have not already, go read all about it in the Nov22 JagMag.

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Jul 2, 2022 was the annual Northwest Historics Vintages Races held at the Pacific Raceway in Kent, WA.   Our club hosted a car corral.   During the event we were all able to make a few laps on the raceway.   Fun day!

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Jun 11, 2022 Show & Shine at the Read's home.   This was a great event!  Such a beautiful spot to park our cars and enjoy each others company.  A big thank you to Debbie & Glen for opening their home to us!!

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Tour Park Place Auto Salon

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they do variety of car wash and auto detailing
they do variety of car wash and auto detailing

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Doug Jackson got to sit in Roy Pringle's car and see how it fit him!
Doug Jackson got to sit in Roy Pringle's car and see how it fit him!

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2022May22 Roving Dinner at Angelos of Burien.

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Jun 25th-26th, 2022 the club had a joint event with the Jaguar Owners Club of Oregon (JOCO).   The original plan was to circumnavigate around Mt St Helens.  When we found that the road was not in the best of shape for some of our jaguars, we changed the plan.  We drove to the Johnston Ridge observatory where we had picnic lunches and toured the exhibits on display about the eruption.  Afterwards we had dinner at a Japanese Steakhouse.   This turned out to be the most fun!  One of the couples from JOCO was celebrating their anniversary and the restaurant put on quite a show for us.

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2022May14 Tech Session was a tour of Park Place Auto Salon in Bellevue, WA.

The club gathered for dinner on May 22, 2022 at Angelos of Burien.
The club gathered for dinner on May 22, 2022 at Angelos of Burien.

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It was just a nice gathering of friends!

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The club gathered for dinner on May 22, 2022 at Angelos of Burien.
The club gathered for dinner on May 22, 2022 at Angelos of Burien.

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Jul 16, 2022 Tech Session.  The club met again at the RW Auto Classics.   We got to hear how the business is expanding from selling parts for older classic cars into doing repair work.   We are always looking for places to take our older jaguars for service.

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Jul 17, 2022 our club had one of its Roving Dinners.   This one was a little different!  We met in Enumclaw and drove to the Crystal Mountain ski resort.   We all road up the mountain in gondolas and had lunch at the Summit Restaurant.   It was another great chance to get to socialize with other members!  And in a fun setting!

July 23, 2022 we participated in the Western Washington All British Field Meet put on in Kenmore, WA.   Our club had many members assisting with registration and parking.  We had about 20 jaguars belonging to club members on display.  One of our members, John Holmes, won the President's Award!

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Aug 6,2022 Jaguars on the Green.   Concours hosted by Seattle Jaguar Club at the Swinomish Casino in Anacortes, WA.  Event included a Friday night Social with the main Concours and judging on Saturday.   Saturday evening was the Awards Banquet with a Silent Auction to raise money for Northwest Harvest.   On Sunday there was a great Brunch and then everyone headed home.  Thank you to our Concours Chair, Joey Manley, our Chief Judge, Zane Ware and all the other volunteers that helped put on this event!

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Aug 20, 2022 was the Arlington Skyfest Car Show.   Several members met nearby and caravanned together to the show.   It is just a very laid back fun show.   Besides the car show they have an aerobatic performance with older planes and a B-17 that can be toured, a beer garden, and a synchronized performance with 100 drones that form into various shapes.  Quite impressive!

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Aug 26, 2022 was the Heritage Classic held in Vancouver, BC, Canada.  This is a JCNA sponsored Concours event.   Club member Brian Case was there with his 2003 S-Type.  Bruce Stewart, one of our members from Canada was there with his 1997 XJR.

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Sep 9, 2022 a few members went to the JOCO Concours and ABFM held in Portland, OR.  If some of the photos look like they might have been filtered to give them a hazy look that was the smoke in the area from fires.  Some photos are from a cross country ride in a Land Rover that was offered on site.  Several of our members took home trophies.

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Sep 11, 2022 several members went to a local carshow held in Edmonds, WA.  It is just a fun time and a great place to show off our Jaguars.   We worked to recruit new members to the club and at least one of those joined before the end of the year.  And Ray Papineau won First Place for Roadsters!
There was a funny comment by a mustang owner next to us that the split window corvette across from us wasn't getting near the attention that our E-Type was.  Made him think he should buy a Jaguar!

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Sep 18, 2022 Roving Dinner at the Tantalus Restaurant in Issaquah, WA.   The club meets at randomly selected restaurants, rotating them around to different areas of the state.  This was a greek restaurant and had great food.   It is just a nice time for members to socialize and get to know one another a little better!

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The photos from older events are stored on the Jaguar Clubs of North America (JCNA) website.   See samples below of drives and events that you will find in our Gallery there.  Click on button to the right to link to our Photo Gallery and then scroll down a little.  And if you open the photos, you can read some verbiage at the bottom.

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May 1, 2022 Spring Thing.   This was a tour of the Oceola Mudflow (Enumclaw Plateau) to Carbonado and the Carbon River Canyon, ending at PowellsWood Garden in Federal Way.   It was a "gimmick" rally where Kurt had created tricky questions we had to find the answers to along the route.  The end included our picnic and a tour of the PowellsWood garden.

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Apr 23, 2022 Overnight Drive that included a stop at the Maryhill Winery and Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (WAAAM) in Hood River, OR.  Kent Wiken had organized another great event!  We had a stop at a place that was a replica of Stonehenge and we went to the Maryhill Museum of Art.   We all stayed overnight at the Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River, OR.

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On April 9 2022 the club met at the LeMay Collection at Marymount for a tour.  The LeMay Collection is amazing!  I didn't expect to see that many cars in one place.  And they had more than just cars.  I am not a musuem person but I would actually like to go back and read all the placards!  They had some interesting stuff! 

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On March 26, 2022 the club got to tour BritSport of Seattle.   Mark Jones is the proprietor and a member of our club.   It was a great opportunity to walk around his premier Repair and Restoration facility and see what projects he is working on.  Mark made himself available to answer questions from all members.

On March 20, 2022 we had one of our roving dinners.   This one was held at AL LAGO Ristorante Italiano in Lake Tapps.   Only 10 members came this time but it made for a nice intimate dinner where we could all sit at one table and have intimate conversations.   It was a nice opportunity to really get to know some of the members a little better!   And the food was great! 

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On March 12, 2022 we had a St Patrick's Drive organized by our VP of Activities, Kent Wiken.   Everyone met in Port Gamble and we drove down along the Hood Canal.  We had one stop at a Hood Canal Visitor Center.   We saw very little traffic so the group of Jaguars were able to stay together over the whole drive.   Nice!   The drive ended in Gig Harbor at Dunagan's Irish Pub & Brewery.   Food was great and we met a nice couple driving an S-Type.  They heard about all the great events that we have and signed up as members in the club.   That is Ian Mcfall and Marjorie Brazier.   You will see their pictures at the next event.  They joined us on the LeMay Collection tour.  Photos coming soon!

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On February 20th, 2022 Thomas Swayze and Richard Scott opened their home to the Seattle Jaguar club.   We were treated with a display of Tom's very large collection of vehicles.   Mostly Jaguars, but a couple of Rolls and a Model A were thrown into the mix.  It was such an opportunity to see these vehicles up close, with the owner giving us lots of details about them. We could ask questions and inspect the vehicles inside and out!  Tom and Richard were the most thoughtful hosts!!  We can't thank Tom enough for sharing his collection with us!

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2022Feb05 we had a Valentine Sweetheart Drive that started with a tour at the chocolate factory, Boehm's Chocolate Candies.  We got to stroll around the historic town of Issaquah and ended with dinner at Calcutta Grill at the Newcastle Golf Club.  There we played a game trying to guess how couples met and where they went on their first date!

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2022Jan23 the Seattle Jaguar Club met for a tour of the Capitol in Olympia, followed by dinner at Mercato.  The Capitol building was really a great tour.   The architecture is amazing, including Tiffany lamps.

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