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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 the event photos.  If you just use arrows to page through, without enlarging, the whole photo might not be displayed.   Scroll down the page to view the different events.

3/10/24 Roving Dinner – Guest Speaker Dr Chang

Are you Sleepless in Seattle or Just Plain Sleepy?  Guest speaker, Dr Chang, explored the importance of sleep to your overall health, energy level and longevity.

We all met for dinner at Angelo’s of Burien. After, dinner our guest speaker, Dr David Chang gave his presentation.  For 16 years ending in 2022 Dr Chang was Medical Director at the Polyclinic Sleep Medicine Center. He has received Specialty Certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine (Sleep).  Dr Chang's B.S. is from Purdue University (Genetic Biology) and his M.D. is from Indiana School of Medicine. So he was highly qualified to be speaking to us on the importance of sleep.

The presentation was full of great information and after, we had a lively question & answer session. You can view Dr Chang’s PowerPoint here and listen to the audio recording.  The presentation was one hour and that is followed by the 45 minutes question/answer session. Thank you Dr Chang!!

Play recording of Dr Chang's talk.

Open the PowerPoint presentation used by Dr Chang.

2/25/24 Drive to Naval Undersea Museum

Some of our members met in Tacoma for the drive to the Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport. Others met us there at the museum. They have a comprehensive introduction to the Navy’s undersea history and operations. It was interesting and educational.  And another chance to talk to other club members. Afterwards we headed to Casa Mexico for lunch.

2/21/24 Social Hour with Avants

Avants Social Hours are always a good time!   We all met for dinner at the Woodinville Cut Shop.   Randy Pickett coordinated the event with Krissy Wells from Avants who had organized this get together.  There were some Avants members with Jaguars that were not members in our club so it was an opportunity to try and recruit new members.

2/03/24 Tech Session – Griot’s Garage

Griot’s Garage in Tacoma has a regular Caffeine & Gasoline session open to everyone from 8am to 10am on the first Saturday of the month.  We joined their Caffeine & Gasoline session for February and asked them to add a demonstration for our members on Paint Protection & Correction.  Their parking lot filled up early.  It was interesting to see all the different cars that came so early in the AM.  They didn't just come for the free donuts! And Griot’s did a great job on their demonstration and answered any and all questions from our members.

1/28/24 Roving Lunch – Matt’s Rotisserie & Oyster Lounge

For our January Roving Lunch we met at Matt’s Rotisserie & Oyster Lounge at Redmond Town Center.  This was a special event to celebrate the life of our member, Tom Hilton, that passed away in September.   We celebrated with his wife Margaret Ames and his sister Kathryn Hilton.  Tom was very much a part of our club having joined in 2017 and participated in many many events.  He was so talented and had such a great sense of humor.  He will be missed.

1/13/2024 Annual General Meeting held at

LeMay Collections at Marymount

A pasta lunch was brought in from Mama Stortini’s.  Then a first for one of our Annual General Meetings, there was a wedding ceremony!  Randy Pickett and Susanne Nelson tied the knot.   They were appropriately attired in checkered flag outfits, including the flower girl/ring bearer with silver sparkly shoes.  Sue’s daughter officiated the ceremony.  What fun!   Then out-going President Paul Petach introduced the incoming officers and turned over the gavel to the new President, Craig Duckering.  After the meeting many members went on the Private Family Garage Tour with over 300 cars from the LeMay family’s private car collection.

12/10/23 – Holiday Party

The clubs Annual Holiday Party was held at the Seattle Yacht Club. What a great location!  Thank you to Glen & Debbie Read!  And I just love their Cheese Blintzes!

Debbie had provided some party favors that included Christmas themed jokes that people got to read as we went around the room introducing ourselves.  What fun!

And we had a silent auction to raise money to benefit Northwest Harvest.  There were some interesting items to bid on and we raised $1,205 for charity!

11/19/23 – Roving Lunch at Katie Downs

The Roving Lunch held at Katie Downs Waterfront Tavern in Tacoma was a great success! I think it had something to do with the after lunch tour of Richard and Linda Desimone’s garage!  Katie Downs was absolutely great about accommodating about 25 more people than our reservation called for!

It was a great chance to socialize with old friends.  And the parking lot had some great cars to look at before heading to the garage tour.

Can’t thank the Desimones enough for letting us drool over their cars, especially the XJ220 and the XJ13.

11/11/23 – Tech Session-Randy Pickett’s Garage

Randy had a lot of new cool stuff to talk about, like powder coating, paint, carbon fiber and more.   He is very generous about sharing his knowledge and his experiences.   He talked about the challenges with pre-painting preparation and spraying techniques and equipment.  And he demonstrated powder coating. Read more of the details in the December JagMag article.

10/21/23 – Tour of RW Auto Classics

An updated visit at RW Auto Classics in Snohomish.  The road had been paved so there was no dust cloud getting there.  Yea!

 

They have been expanding the services they offer so it was good to get a presentation on their business services and repair work, what type of work they’re open to taking and restrictions along with their rates and process.  Quite a few of our members have had work done there.

10/14/23 – Fall Drive & Pumpkin Patch/Corn Maze

Randy Pickett organized this event and had planned a great drive to see the Fall Colors.   But weather did not look promising and so the event was scaled back to just meeting at the Pumpkin Patch.

We all met at the Muddy Boots Pumpkin Patch in Duvall!  Randy had rented a firepit where we could roast hotdogs.   There was a great corn maze that included a variety of clever scarecrows.  See photos taken by Carmen, who is Ehab’s daughter.

It was a fun, laid back event and the weather turned out to be ok that day.

10/7-8/2023 Winery Tour

Most members met at Charlie’s Café in Enumclaw for the drive to Prosser where we had lunch at Desert Wind Winery.  From there we went to Hedges Winery in Benton City for wine tasting.  That was followed by a stop at Brad Vancour’s Red Mountain Villa.  Brad generously provided his “estate made” wine.   It is a lovely place right on Yakima River.  Afterwards we checked into our hotel rooms at the Hampton Inn in Richland and then met for dinner at Budd’s Broiler.

Sunday included a stop at Treveri Cellars in Wapato, WA.  Just a little more wine tasting before heading home!

Thank you to Kent Wiken for planning a great event!

9/23/23 – Thunder Dome Car Museum and social at the Blackburns

We  started at 11am with a visit to the Thunder Dome Car Museum in Enumclaw.   The museum began as a place to house a private owner’s collection but turned into a venue for celebrations, fundraising and displaying of other local vehicles.   Following the museum visit we all headed over to John & Trish Blackburn’s for some Charcuterie and Cheers.  They put on an amazing spread for the club!  They have a lovely home and a beautiful garden.  A BIG thank you to John and Trish for inviting us into their home.

9/16/23 – Battle of Britain Day at Canadian Museum of Flight

This was a Northwest Region JCNA club gathering at the museum in Langley BC.  Not many participants from our club but it was interesting.   We met at the air museum and had an early dinner with the Vancouver club at Adrian’s at the Airport.  We had one club member, Jim Griffith, that flew his Piper Comanche plane up to Lynden with another member Bob Alness.  From there they drove to Langley BC to join the event. Brian and Sharon Case were there. Carl and Clara Foleen, from JOCO joined us.  Interesting display at the museum was the Austin Seven that belongs to Ian and Doreen Newby.

2023.09.09 – Portland ABFM and JOCO Concours

The Jaguar Owners Club of Oregon (JOCO) held the Concours d’Elegance during the Portland All British Field Meet at the Portland International Raceway.

On Friday evening Randy and Susanne Pickett, Cynthia First, Alan Donald and Brian and Sharon Case met at the Chart House for dinner.   Turned out to be Randy’s birthday so we all sang Happy Birthday!

Also attending events on Saturday were Bill Buegel, Eric Schumy, James Smalley, Richard Malmgren, Craig & Katie Cootsona, Doug & Carol Jackson and Kurt & Cheryl Jacobson.

8/25-8/27/23 Heritage Classic

The Heritage Classic is brought to you by the Canadian XK Register & Canadian Classic MG Club.  Event included a Welcome Reception on Friday and on Saturday there were Display Classes for MG, Jaguar and other British cars with the JCNA Sanctioned Jaguar Concours judging at noon.  Location was Douglas Park in Langley, BC.  Optional visit to the Museum of Flight at Langley Airport followed by dinner at Adrian’s at the Airport. Sunday included a scenic drive in the Fraser Valley and then a Classic Revival at Ian & Doreen Newby’s Aldergrove Estate.  There was music from the era and this was a lot of fun.  The Newbys conducted a tour of their International Movie Services collection of vehicles and uniforms and patches and hats etc etc.  It was amazing to see how much stuff they had!!  They provide uniforms and vehicles to the movie industry which included Saving Private Ryan and the Rambo movies.

8/4 - 8/5/23 Jaguars on the Green Concours d’Elegance

The Seattle Jaguar Club’s Jaguar's On The Green, Concours D’Elegance was held at the Swinomish Casino & Lodge in Anacortes, WA.  The JCNA sanctioned Concours was held on Saturday and there was a Welcome Reception on the patio on Friday evening

The Jaguar Seattle dealership brought a new F-Type for display on our Concours field and Jaguar/Land Rover of Tacoma brought a Land Rover Defender for display. 

On Saturday evening there was an Awards Banquet with a Silent Auction that raised funds for Northwest Harvest.

The weather was great and it was a fun weekend!

7/29/23 Tech Session - Photography Class

We are very fortunate to have a member willing to teach us all to be better photographers.  Kurt Miyatake is a graduate of the Art Center College of Design, was a professional photographer in southern California and was a photography instructor at Pasadena City College!  I can’t thank Kurt enough for the time he has gave to the club to put on this class and for doing a zoom class session!

The focus was on tips for positioning of the car, detailing, lighting, and leveraging the location to help create interesting images.

 The location for the photo shoot was at a member’s home in Auburn. A big thank you to Tom Swayze and Richard Scott!

7/21-7/23/2023 Jaguars on the Island

Jaguars on the Island (JOTI) is organized by the Jaguar Car Club of Victoria and is sanctioned by the Jaguar Clubs of North American (JCNA).   It is the largest annual Jaguar show in North America.   The featured models this year were the F-Type and F-Pace.

There was a Welcome Reception on Friday and an Awards Banquet on Saturday that were at the Marriott Delta Ocean Pointe Harbor Resort.  The Concours d’Elegance was at Windsor Park Cricket Ground, Oak Bay on Saturday.

On Sunday they had a Rural Ramble Tour that wandered around Victoria and ended at the Ocean Pointe Hotel for a BBQ Lunch.  It is a great event at a great location.  Highly recommend attending.

7/15/2023  Western Washington All British Field Meet

The annual Western Washington All British Field Meet (WWABFM) was held July 15, 2023 beginning with a Social on Friday for pre-registration or to pick up packets.  There was a food truck and bidding on silent auction items.
Location was Saint Edward State Park in, Kenmore, WA.

On Saturday there were over 50 classes of British cars on display.   There was a swap meet and a cars for sale lot. There were several choices for food.

WWABFM supports Food Lifeline.

7/8-7/9/2023  – Circumnavigation of Mt Hood with JOCO

A drive to circumnavigate Mt Hood in Oregon.  This was a joint drive for the Seattle Jaguar Club and Jaguar Owners Club of Oregon (JOCO).  Mt Hood is a little over 11,000 feet and the highest point in Oregon.  A few participants decided to get together on Friday before the drive and meet for dinner.  The Oregonians recommended Chart House and this proved to be an excellent choice! 

The drive around Mt Hood started in Gresham, OR and proceeded east on Hwy 26.  We stopped briefly at Sandy Historical Museum.  The drive continued up to Timberline Lodge.  We spent some time enjoying the view and most had something to eat at the lodge.  Then we drove back down the mountain and around Mt Hood to Hood River, OR.  We stopped for ice cream!  We travelled west on the OR side of the Columbia and crossed at the Bridge of the Gods to the WA side and continued west on Hwy 14.  This is a great drive along the Columbia River.

Next stop was dinner! Dinner was at the Black Bear Diner in Vancouver.  After dinner everyone headed home or to their hotel.

The Cases stayed overnight and stopped at the Vista House before heading home on Sunday.

6/30-7/2/23 SOVREN PNW Historics

The Pacific Northwest Historics is held at Pacific Raceways  31001 144th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98042 and features many of the world’s rarest and most beautiful pre-1985 race cars. The featured guest for 2023 was Steve Saleen.  This combination car show and vintage racers  is exciting to be a part of.  Most historic racers are in mint condition through extensive restoration, and many attain straightaway speeds in excess of 150 miles per hour. Competitors come from all over the West Coast and Canada. The wheel-to -wheel competition runs on the challenging 2.25-mile Pacific Raceways road course that includes ten turns, a 300-foot elevation drop, and nearly ¾ mile straightaway. The infield offers unparalleled access to spectators, to access infield you cross over by the ticket gate, and everyone is Invited to see the cars and drivers close up in the paddock. 

​The Seattle Jaguar Club hosted a CAR CORRAL.   We got to park and setup lawn chairs right along beside the racetrack.   And then we got to do a parade lap at lunch time!!

Funds raised from this event benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital.

6/23-6/25/23  - Olympic Loop Drive

This was a spectacular drive planned by Douglas Jackson and Kent Wiken!  We were joined by 2 couples from the Jaguar Owners Club of Oregon, Naomi & Al Jasso and Carl & Clara Foleen.  Friday night we stayed at the Shilo Inn in Ocean Shores and met for dinner at Galway Bay Pub & Restaurant.

The drive on Saturday meandered around the beautiful Olympic Peninsula!  The drive was mostly on Hwy 101 with ocean views and inland rainforests with quaint lodges.  There was a stop at the Lake Quinault Lodge.  During the drive we met up briefly with Richard Malmgren in his light blue XK120.

We spent the night at the Red Lion Hotel in Port Angeles.  On Sunday we had a nice stop at Bob Keeler’s rental property in Sequim.  Got to walk on the beach looking for shells.

On Sunday we drove south on Hwy 101 to Hood Canal.   Lunch was at Hama Hama Oyster Saloon.  Great food!  Great company!  Then it was homeward bound.

6/10/23  - Show & Shine at the Read’s home

Everyone met at Debbie & Glen’s waterfront home in Edmonds, WA on June 10, 2023.   What a beautiful home and the perfect location.   We did have a little rain this year but it cleared up and we got to see some sunshine.  It was a great chance to look over other member’s cars and just renew friendships.

Our Chief Judge, Zane Ware, held a hands-on training session using Brian Case’s E-Type.  Great opportunity to practice before the Concours.

A very big thank you goes to Debbie and Glen for hosting this event.

6/4/23  - Roving Lunch in Roslyn, WA

The Jags gathered in North Bend on June 4, 2023 and headed to Roslyn, WA for lunch.   We went to The Brick Saloon .  Roslyn is a quaint small town.   If you can remember the TV series Northern Exposure they used Roslyn for some of the scenes.  Their downtown has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

5/20/23  - ABFM VanDusen Gardens

The All British Field Meet at VanDusen Gardens was May 20, 2023.  On Saturday they had the carshow and they had the Vancouver ABFM Harrison RUN on Sunday that goes to Harrison Hot Springs.

Participating from our club were Will Humiston, Tracy Owen, Jay & Lori Dinnison, Glen Read, Stewart Bruce and Brian & Sharon Case.

The setting at the VanDusen Garden is so picturesque!

This Spring Thing drive was a gimmick rally with clues to find along the route.   There was also the option to drive the route as a timed Rally (JCNA sanctioned event).  There were trophies for both.  Wendy & Craig Duckering organized the gimmick drive and Kurt Jacobson ran the JCNA sanctioned Rally. A big THANK YOU to Wendy & Craig Duckering for taking on the organization of this event!  And to Kurt Jacobson for preparing the JCNA Rally.

We met at 9:00am on Sunday, 5/7/23 in the Safeway Parking Lot in Snoqualmie, WA.  The drive took us on a tour of some of the most scenic roads the East side has to offer.  We cruised by the fields and farms of Carnation, wandered the hills East of Redmond, to the winding roads of Maple Valley and Tiger Mountain.  We ended up in historic Black Diamond for lunch at the Black Diamond Bakery.   There was also an outdoor Miners Memorial and Museum right near the bakery to visit.

The drive was super fun, looking for the clues that the Duckerings gave us.  And it was challenging to also look for the checkpoints that Kurt gave us for the timed rally.  The winner of the Rally was Cynthia First with Alan Donald as her driver.  Tonya & Bob Book won first place in the Gimmick Rally, getting the most correct answers.

4/22/23 – Boeing Museum of Flight joint event with JOCO

On 4/22/23 we participated in an event put on by the Jaguar Owners Club of Oregon (JOCO). The event was a tour of the Boeing Museum of Flight.   Before we toured the museum, we all met for lunch at the Bahama Breeze Restaurant in Tukwila, WA.

After lunch, we headed to the Boeing Museum of Flight in Seattle, WA.   Home | The Museum of Flight

We had signed up for a one hour Docent led tour and that was a good idea. Highlight displays at the Museum include President Kennedy's Air Force One, a Concorde, a "warbird collection" from both WWI and WWII set in period-correct dioramas, and the main gallery included a Lockheed A-12 with drone (the A-12 is the predecessor of the SR-71 spy plane, the world's fastest manned aircraft).

A couple of us got a little more excitement by going on their 360 degree flight simulator.  Kurt Hrubant was the pilot and Sharon Case was the gunner!  Kurt was pretty good at making the simulator do flips!  Wish my harness was tighter!

On Saturday, April 15th we all met at Park Place Ltd.   They are a premier luxury, collector and exotic car dealership in Bellevue.  They gave us a presentation of the services provided which include vehicle sales, service, parts, financing and consignment services.  We got to wander among the exotic cars in their showroom.  There was everything from high-end Porches, Maserati, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Cobra, Corvettes, BMW, Lotus, Aston Martin, Bentley, Jaguar.  The address is 1880 136th Pl NE, Bellevue, WA 98005.   Afterwards, a few of us went to BJ’s for some lunch.

Check out their website Park Place LTD | Luxury & Exotic Car Dealer in Bellevue, WA

3/25/23 Tech Session – Ray Papineau’s Garage

Everyone knows Ray Papineau!  He has been a cornerstone in the Seattle Jaguar Club!   But how many members have had the privilege of seeing his garage?

Everyone met at 11am at Ray Papineau’s garage in Bothell. The main topic was the Jaguar XJS series.   This Tech Session was organized by Brian Case.   Ray did a great presentation on the Pre-Facelift XJS Jaguar.   And Linda Roberts put out a nice lunch of lasagna and salad with garlic bread!

A big thank you to Ray and Linda!!

Please read the article in the May JagMag written by Kurt Jacobson.  He has included a transcript of the session!

Kent Wiken organized a great drive to celebrate St. Patrick's day with a scenic drive and an Irish dinner at Shawn O’Donnell’s in South Everett. Everyone met at 1:00pm  on 3/18/23 at the Delta Hotel Parking Lot in Everett.  From there we drove  by stately mansions on Grand Avenue to Marine View Drive, newly renovated Port of Everett, with stops along the way to Mukilteo, then drove by the Boeing plant (largest building in the world) and Paine field, then on to the restaurant for some hearty Irish fare.  We had a large turnout with 37 participants.

 

As a bonus, Kent arranged for an Irish band to entertain us during lunch.  We had three members from the Carrigaline Celtic Band and they did a great job.  Thanks Kent!

 

If you haven’t, you should read the article Kurt Jacobson wrote for the April JagMag.  He goes into so much more detail.

On 3/4/23 we had another Roving Lunch.   We all met at The Black Angus Steakhouse at 1:30pm in Puyallup.    It was a great chance to socialize with other members.  The food was good and we had a section of the restaurant to ourselves. It was a nice atmosphere to carry on conversations.

On February 25, 2023 the club put on a Tech Session organized by Brian Case.  This Tech Session included one of our members as a guest speaker, John Wiley.   As Hagerty’s Manager of Valuation analytics and regular writer for Hagerty Insider, John knows and has access to a huge amount of collector car market information.   He presented an overview of the collector car market and recent market trends for popular Jaguar models.  He did an outstanding job!

This event was held at Angelo’s of Burien where we had a private room.   The food was great!  I can recommend the Seafood Cannelloni….delicious!

Attached below is the entire audio of his presentation.

Separately attached are the slides that John had prepared for his talk.

Recording of presentation given by John Wiley - click here

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Slide presentation from John Wiley - click here

The Seattle Jaguar Club had a Sweetheart Drive on Feb 11th 2023.   Thanks, Kent, for organizing this event!  Everyone met at the See’s Candies store in Tukwila and got their Valentine’s Chocolates.  Kent had planned a circuitous route that drove up 509 and then through West Seattle, along Beach Drive and Alki Ave.  The drive ended at Salty’s on Alki Beach.  The food was great and we played a Valentine’s Trivia Game.  First Place was a heart shaped box of chocolates, of course!

On January 28, 2023 the Tech Session arranged by Brian Case was at a garage in South Seattle belonging to Jim and Sue Lunz.  The car collection was amazing!   It included several Jaguars.  One was a red XK140 that Jim bought from Adrian Brennan while he was still in college.   See the picture with Jim & Sue posed in front of it.  He has a C-Type replica and an XJ6-C and an XK120.   Also in his collection were Ford GTs that look fast just sitting still.   We hope that Jim will do another tour later this year as we had to close registration when a maximum was reached. Much thanks to Jim & Sue for hosting this event!!

On January 22, 2023 there was a Roving Lunch at Arnie’s in Edmonds.  It was a bright sunny day to be near the water!  Great views from inside the restaurant and afterwards some members walked out on the pier to see the art and watch people fishing and just take in the view of the water and the boats.  Food was good and the company was great!

The Seattle Jaguar Club’s Annual General Meeting was held January 14, 2023 at LeMay – America’s Car Museum.

Featured program included noted Jaguar restorer and Seattle Jaguar Club member, Mark Jones, owner of BritSport.  He did a walk-through of an unrestored 1953 XK120 FHC that belongs to Tim and Kathy Weber.  Mark detailed the steps for a full restoration.

At this meeting the 2023 club officers were introduced.   And club President, Paul Petach, gave out mementos, as a thank you, to members that have contributed of their time to make the club successful.

After the meeting everyone was free to wander the museum or join Kent Wiken at the slot car track to race one of the Jaguar slot cars in his collection!

Watch a video of the featured program at the AGM.

This is Mark Jones, of BritSport, doing a walk-through of the restoration of a 1953 XK120.  This vehicle has belonged to club members Tim & Kathy Weber for 55 years.

On 12/4/22 we had our annual Holiday Party.   This was held at the Seattle Yacht Club.  What a wonderful location!   Thanks go to Debbie Read and Kent Wiken for organizing this event!   Members donated items for a Silent Auction that raised $1506 for Northwest Harvest!  We had a fun game that was prepared by John & Trish Blackburn.   Object was to guess answers to clues about movies featuring Jaguars.  And we were fortunate to have one of our founding members, Bill Young and his wife Rosemarie attending.  And then Rosemarie played on the piano and we sang Jingle Bells!  What fun!!

On 11/20/22 members of the Seattle Jaguar Club met for one of our Roving Dinners.   The location was the Roadhouse Restaurant located in Fall City.   Their claim to fame was that they were used as an image on the set for the series Twin Peaks (if you are old enough to remember that).  It was just a nice relaxing time.  With small tables it was a great opportunity to get to know other members a little better.

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 the 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 below.  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!

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.

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!

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!!

2022May22 Roving Dinner at Angelos of Burien.

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.

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

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.

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!

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!

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!

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.

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.

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!

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!

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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2022Jan08 the Annual General Meeting was held at LeMay-America's Car Museum.   The event included four iconic jaguars belonging to club members with those members having a panel discussion that was livestreamed by LeMay.  The vehicles were an XJ220 belonging to Richard Desimone, Project 8 belonging to Tony Grayson, Lynx D-Type replica belonging to Art Foley and an XK120 belonging to Ehab Sahawneh.  The event was sold out.

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