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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.

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 Rea