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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 them.  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.

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!

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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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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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