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The Classic Marque November 2011 Monthly Newsletter of the

Jaguar Drivers Club of South Australia

SA Jag Day showcases over 100 CATS

Your Management Committee President: Peter Holland Mobile: 8271 0048 Email: Vice President: Di Adamson Mobile: 0407862758 Email: Treasurer: Tim White Mobile: 0419 809 021 Email: Secretary: Julian Lugg Phone: 0417882930 Email:

Register Secretaries: XK, MK 7,8,9 – Robin Ide SS & Daimler – Malcolm Adamson MK 1,2,S,420 – Geoff Thomas V12 – Roger Adamson XJ, 420G, MK10 – Bob Charman E-Type – Alan Baker Multi-Valve – Ron Palmer Club Services Technical Officer: Geoff Mockford Phone: 8231 1233 (Bus) Regalia: Vacant Librarian – Tom & Marj Brindle

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Editor: Pete and Kathy Taylor Phone: 8288 0220 Mobile: 0422 563 876 Email:

Historic Vehicle Registration Inspectors: North: – Don Evans 8251 1575 Central:– Evan Spartalis 8362 8116 Geoff Mockford 8223 1997 South:– Onslow Billinghurst 8325 1971

Member Secretary: Noel Trew Phone: 8172 2071 Email:

Log Books: Peter Holland (temp):

Events Coordinator: Phil Prior Mobile: 0402670654 Email: Web Editor: Tom Herraman Mobile: 0423 214 644 Email: JDCSA Committee members Email:

8333 0057

Club Representatives: Australian Council of Jaguar Clubs – ACJC Rick Luff 0411426913 Federation of Historic Motoring - FHMC Neil Murray Marque Sports Car Association - MSCA Barry Kitts 8391 1759 All British Day: Neil Raw TBA

Front cover A beautiful 1950 XK-120 owned by Rob Loffler. This car is truly a living legend with a history to boot. Originally purchased as a fire tender car in 1950’s, the car was amazingly fast and was quite a sight on Adelaide roads when attending fires. Treasures like this are indeed rare.

A Class Metal Finishers

Fox Creek Winery

Sports Car Centre– Kent Town



Phil Prior (Event Coordinator), Bob Charman (XJ), Geoff Thomas (MK 1,2 420 & S-Type), Malcolm Adamson (SS & Daimler), Julian Lugg (Secretary), Robin Ide (XK, MK 7, 8 & 9), Ron Palmer (Multivalve), Roger Adamson (E-Type),Noel Trew (Membership sec), Tim White (Treasurer) Front Row

Di Adamson (vice President) & Peter Holland (President) Absent – Tom Herraman (Webmaster)

And me, Pete Taylor (editor)

Make it a point to get to know your committee. They represent YOU REMEMBER, IT’S “YOUR” CLUB 2


Treasurer Report: YTD 30.9.2011 supplied

4 OCT 2011

Membership Secretary: Absent.

Meeting opened at 7.45pm

Editor: Absent

Apologies: Robin Ide, Noel & Jo Orford ,Noel & Carmel Trew ,Bill & Barb Mayman ,Colin Gerlach, Pete & Kathy Taylor ,Alan Baker, Ron & Rosie Bailey ,Bill Jones ,Doug Harrison ,Ray & Barb Offie ,Ray Smithers & Judy Langdon, Darryl & Fay Leyton ,Evan Spartalis ,Brian & Sue Walker ,John Stanley & Wendy Hall.

Librarian: New Books, & Magazines, DVD etc Sue & Doug Harrison donated two Graham Hill Books. Events; 

Jaguar Day 16th October 2011 Brochures have been distributed. Voting slips for People’s Choice will be given out at the entrance gate

Please contact Daphne Charman for tickets for The Annual Dinner Dance 5th November 2011.

All Register Secretaries to advise future activities to Philip Prior

Minutes Of September Meeting accepted. Business arising; nil Presidents Report: 

Peter spoke to the meeting re the passing of Noel Roscrow, our Patron.

The Executive Committee is looking at all options re Regalia. If you may be interested please contact a Committee Member. been

Condolences to Ali Roscrow.

Rick Luff has Representative



Peter expressed sincere thanks to Bob Charman for his efforts on behalf of this Club.

National Rally 2014;

Now is the time to think about it and advise expressions of interest from Club Members to form a Rally Committee.

Webmaster; Absent Register Reports 

SS Daimler


XK7.8.9. Next Meeting at Julian Luggs

Compact; Next Meeting 14.10.11 at Holland’s

XJ Bob has checked The Quorn area for a future run.. Also a run to Mt Gambier and Sovereign Hill is being planned.

The XJ Christmas Dinner will be at the German Club.


Rally Director, Secretary, Finance, Events, Social, Publicity, and Sub Committee

E – Type. Meetings are held 3rd week of Month

Please consider and advise

V-12 Next Meeting at Adamson’s Friday 14th October for BBQ

Multivalve; Last Meeting for year will be a Barbecue Tuesday 22nd November at the home of John & Lesley Clarke St. Peters. The first Meeting for 2012 will be at Ron & Claire Palmers Holiday Home at Goolwa. Australia Day Thursday 26th January 2012

MSCA Barry Kitts advised of Come & Try Day at Mallala 23rd October. Volunteer Marshalls very welcome.


Vice President: 

Jaguar Day all ready to go.

Please submit Colour Photos for 2012 Calendar.

October 23 2011 is Mallala Come & Try Day. We need 6-12 Marshalls. Please contact Di.

Secretary: 

Correspondence – All British Day 12th February 2012.

The Club is required to supply a Club Marshall, plus Field Marshalls.. Please advise.

Federation; Next meeting 15th October 2011.Peter Holland spoke on main issues.

Shannon’s Auctions

Fox Creek Brochures.

Magazines from other Clubs

General Business; Peter Holland asked for ideas to put more interest into General Meetings, Guest Speakers etc. Please see Peter with any ideas.

City of Play ford Cavalcade.

Meeting closed 8.20pm.

Letter to Cams 3

PRESIDENTS REPORT November 2011 Sunday 16 October was a pleasant sunny day and saw a large number of Jaguar motorcars and their proud owners from the JDCSA and the JCCC gather at Civic Park, Modbury for the annual SA Jaguar Day. This year celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Mark 10/420G models and the 40th anniversary of the V12 engine, thus there was special emphasis on these two milestones in the Jaguar history, with a wonderful display of the “big cars”. The timeline and lunchtime parade of special interest cars added to the entertainment of the day. There is no doubt that everyone there enjoyed the display as did the huge number of general public who looked in to view the cars. All this could not have happened without the help and support of many people behind the scenes. I take this opportunity to say a big thank you to Di Adamson and her team of helpers (you all know who you are) for organizing a great day for our enjoyment. In addition, I also thank Solitaire for displaying the current model XJ saloon which created a great deal of interest. It is a pleasure to see two of our members being written up in the national press. Rick Luff’s XJS racer has received prominent coverage in the current issue of Jaguar Magazine and Alan Baker’s E-type has been featured in Unique Cars. Both articles make good reading and I suggest that you seek them out at your local newsagent. The personal touch to these articles make them just that much more interesting. While on the subject of Jaguar articles, I was most impressed with the XKR-S that was written up in the Advertiser last Saturday and due for release at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1st next year. It boasts the lowest CO2 emission for cars in its class, speed limited at 300km/h and an acceleration of 0100km/h in 4.4 secs. Very impressive indeed. And how about the colour, French Racing Blue? That really appeals and probably brings out my latent interest in early Bugattis. It does not hurt to dream a little. Referring to my report last month, we are still seeking members who are interested in helping to plan and run the National Rally in 2014. Please give it some thought as we need you. Doug Tilley, who was the National Rally Director for the 2007 Rally has written an article, for this issue of Classic Marque, on his experiences, which highlights the satisfaction his committee felt after a very successful event. It is hard work, but well worth the effort. Thank you Doug for putting pen to paper. Finally, the December General Meeting will be kept as informal as possible, starting around 8.00pm As in previous years we plan to provide professional entertainment and supper platters, all sponsored by the Club. We encourage you to support the Police Club and come for a meal beforehand and then continue on with the fun afterwards. See you at the next meeting. Peter


A Special Deal for JDCSA Members Just present your membership card at any of Adelaide’s Solver Paint stores and you will receive your paint supplies at TRADE PRICE. For those of you who have bought paint before you will know the savings are substantial. This is an excellent opportunity to do those long overdue jobs around the house or office with a quality product and don’t forget the excellent customer service and advice.

Many thanks to Solver for this great deal. P.S. Don’t forget to mention the JDCSA

UPDATE A number of JDCSA members have already taken advantage of the fantastic offer from Solver. Go get some!!!!

Editor 5


Minutes of the XJ, Mk 10 & 420G Register – Held at Shannon’s, South Rd Clarence Gardens on the 12th October 2011 Present: Bob & Daphne Charman, David Bicknell, Andrea, Borys Potiuch, John & Claire Evans, Evan & Andrea Spartalis, Phil Prior, Martin O’Dea, Andrea, Peter Holland, Anne-Marie Pijanka, Noel & Carmel Trew, Andrea, Timothy Dunning, James Mann, Chris Michael, Graeme Moore, Ray & Barb Offe, and Andrea. Apologies Darryl & Fay Leyton, Neil & Andrea Raw, Steve Attard, Robin & Roseanne Bullock, Walter & Beryl Bullock, Warren & Carolyn Bullock, Allan & Sharon Dunsford, Richard & Margie Foster, Brad & Helen Hoare, Pete & Kath Taylor, Merv Tucker, Don & Kathy Tyrrell. Special Note - Sorry to Andrea Spartalis for leaving her out of last month’s minutes. I hope we have made up for it this month. General Business 

The members discussed our Register Christmas Dinner to be held on Friday, 2nd of December, at the German Club, 226 Flinders Street, Adelaide starting at 7.00pm. The dinner will be 3 courses with 3 options for each course at $39.00 per head. Those wishing to attend can give their names to Bob A.S.A.P. A deposit of $10 each required by next meeting.

Members were reminded that the Annual Dinner Dance tickets were available from Daphne. ticket

Jag Day. Phil Prior provided an update to the meeting.

Next year’s runs discussed. Ballarat and Mt Gambier will be 4/5/6 May 2012. Pichi Richi Railway visit, Quorn 24/25/26 August.

Photos discussed for club calendar.

All British Day 2012 discussed.

Peter Holland asked for expressions of interest for 2014 Nationals Committee.

$50 per

Car Talk David Bicknell: “Gertrude” having head light problems but only on low beam. Purchased a 420 from Evan but had overheating problems driving it home. Bob & Daphne Charman: Fixed the electric window at last. Replaced the mechanism. Still having problems with the clock. John Evans: Car has had not much use in the last month. Got 2 new tyres and alignment. Tim Dunning: Getting car ready for the weekend. Peter Holland: 1955 Daimler to be ready for Jag Day. Borys Potiuch: Changed petrol filters. Martin O’Dea: Car performed beautifully on way here tonight. One head light out. New compressor for air conditioner. $1050. Phil Prior: X350 dropping small amounts of coolant. XJC dyno tuned to improve power in top end. ‘S’ Type no brake lights – was compressor switch. Evan & Andrea Spartalis: Evan – N.T.R. Andrea trying to count Evan’s cars. Lost count after 6 at home and 5 at work. Anne-Marie Pijanka: Bought a Mini Moke. (It’s a beauty) Green Genie got to Birdwood OK. AED working well. Thanked Martin for the windscreen wiper motor. Noel & Carmel Trew: Took Jag to Yorke Peninsula. All went well. James Mann: Cleaned the engine. Chris Michael:

Not driven since last Jag Day. Taking it again this year.

Graeme Moore: Went well on the Bay to Birdwood. Ray & barb Offe: Car not been used for about 2 years. Still OK (he thinks!) Meeting Closed at 9.00pm Next meeting: Wednesday 9th November, At Shannon’s, 863 South Road, Clarence Gardens at 7.30pm. PLEASE NOTE: for those wishing to join us for tea before the meeting, we meet at Villi's from 6pm.


SA Jag Day - 2011

SA Jag Day was held on 16 October and this year it was held at a new venue. Civic Park at Tea Tree Gully was the location to showcase as many cats from around Adelaide as possible. The weather was fantastic and the support terrific. Over 100 cars graced the oval and looked stunning against the beautiful green grass and majestic gums. We had a time line of cars that paraded amongst the public gallery where “The Voice�, yes you guessed it, Mr Peter Clarke once again wowed the crowds with his charismatic tones along with the history of each car. The location was new but the support from club members was fantastic as usual. The SA Jag Day committee spent many days preparing for this event to ensure it was as successful as previous years. All the hard work from last years organisers made the task a lot easier so we anticipate next year will be even better.

Ex President Rick Luff was on hand to provide commentary on all the models represented on the day which kept the public captivated and on the edge of their shorts. Many club members stayed until stumps which is also a good sign of a satisfied crowd. Regalia was a hit and Kath Taylor managed to move a lot of merchandise. She said it was great fun and you get to meet so many people from the club. If you would like to have a go at managing the regalia for the club, the position is OPEN. 8

To keep the jag supporters happy, we had music, an espresso van with great coffee, the Tea Tree Rotary Club selling sausages and awesome bacon and egg sambos plus one vendor selling piping hot fresh donuts. From the look on everyone’s faces, they were well and truly satisfied. Next year will be upon us in no time SO, think about putting up your hand to help organise next years event. It is great fun and very rewarding on the day.



Minutes of the Multivalve (XJ40 to current series) held at the home of Peter and Trish Clarke – 27th September 2011 Present; Peter & Tricia Clarke, Ray Smithers, Judy Langdon, Glyn Jones, Bill Browne, Tom Brindle, Sue Harrison, Ron & Claire Palmer, Lesley & John Clarke. Apologies: Tony Human, John Stanley, Wendy Hall, Reg Wymond, Alf & Joyce Taylor, John Castle, Bill & Barb Mayman, Margaret Piper, Marj Brindle, Doug Harrison. Business: 

Yorke Peninsula run this weekend

Annual Dinner Dance 5th November, We have booked two tables for the Multivalve Register. Please contact Daphne Charman for tickets.

National Jaguar Rally Perth 2012, Full registration and accommodation detail is available

Next Meeting; November.

January Meeting: will be held at Ron & Claire’s Thursday 26th January 2012.

Christmas Barbeque at the home of Lesley & John Clarke, Tuesday 22nd Holiday Home at Goolwa , Australia Day

Car Talk: 

Peter Clarke X350 37000km minor squeak in steering column at parking speed. Very fine pitting on windscreen

Ray XJ40 Sport 191000km All okay XJ Sprinter ready for Mt Gambier Hill climb

Glyn S Type 29900km All okay

Bill S Type 64000km Squeak in steering


Sue XJ40


John X300

100000km Recent run to Keyneton, ran beautifully.





155500km Going well NTR


all cars ran without fault on the Yorke Peninsula run.

Thank you to Peter & Trish for hosting this meeting and for your Hospitality. RON PALMER

0418 8555 97


SS and Pushrod Engine Register –

No minutes received prior to publishing


My XJ8 –

by Steve Attard

I’ve had my Jaguar XJ8 for 6 months now and here are a couple of the small differences I have notices between it and my previous vehicle, a Daihatsu Charade. Don’t know if anyone else has had the same experience or it’s just me?

12 differences between my Daihatsu Charade and my Jaguar XJ8 Daihatsu Tyres


Fuel economy


Remote key




$440 per set

$233 each Do you want fitting and balancing with that?

Measured in $100s

Measured in $1000s One, one, one, Ok, OK, OK, less than two, less than two, less than two – Shit!

$120 per month

Look at that, a small car park right near the door!!!

N/A That’s the second battery in 10 years What they say At least it gets you there  What they mean At least it gets you there  Burgers, fries and sticky treats from the drive thru, no problem kids, pile in

Luggage space

There you go, two wheel barrows and an esky – no problems

Spare parts

Any Toyota dealer Australia wide

Servicing Cool factor


Sorry mate, I had to change the air filter too, that’ll be an extra $36 N/A

$300 per month Right – from now on I catch the bus to all hospital appointments Too small, too small, tosser, tosser, BMW, tosser, never get in there, not next to that…is that a spot in the distance? $495.00 Do you want us to program that or can you manage? Oh %$#@, not again… What they say Nice car What they mean Poor bastard For the love of God, please, please, please get your shoes of the %$#@ leather It looks so big outside…

One dealer or UK EBay How much for postage? – That’s more than the %$#@ part!!! Sorry Sir, I will be requiring both kidneys after all… Sub Zero


Notice Board The following applications for membership have been lodged with the Membership Secretary and are listed in accordance with clause 6 (B-C) of the Constitution. If there are no objections, membership will be ratified one month from this magazine: Brenton & Heather Dolan 1968 MK 11 2.4L Ben Adler 1973 XJ6 4.2L The following applications listed in this month Classic Marque magazine have been accepted. Andrew Bowie & Amanda Terry 1968 XK FHC 4.2L James Light TBA Stephen King 1972 XJ6 4.2L We hope you will take advantage of the benefits available, and that you will contribute in your own way to make this a better club for everyone. I particularly ask that Register Secretaries and current members make these New Members welcome at meetings and functions. Noel Trew Membership Secretary

The Four Stages of Life: 1. 2. 3. 4.

You believe in Santa Claus. You don’t believe in Santa Claus. You are Santa Claus You look like Santa Claus.


Mk 1, 2, 420 & “S” type (Compact) Register meeting at Phil and Sue Prior on the 11th October 2011 Present : Peter & Ros Holland, Geoff & Marg Thomas, Phil & Sue Prior, Ray Thomas, Ian & Cheryl Pascoe, David Davidson, Bill Jones, Tim & Sue White, Fred Butcher, Doug & Judy Tilley, Tom & Marj Brindle. Apologies: Colin & Marg Haese. Heather Jones, Bill Browne & Marg Piper. Business Arising: 

Compact Badge approved by Executive . A deposit will be required by members.

Dinner Dance tickets still available see Daphne Charman.

Xmas Break-up Mt Osmond Golf Club Carvery 11th December. LAST day for deposits 10th November see Marg Thomas, or Phone. 83743228.

Calendar photos;”E:Mail photos to Di Adamson.(SOON as Pos)

New Business: 

Marshals required for Display day.

Marshals also required for All British Day fill out form & let me know. (entries close 30th November.)

We will be organising a run to The Humphrey Pump next year (April/May)


Car Talk; Bill Jones; Getting wire wheels de-chromed & powder coated. Ray; Fog lights not working, to be looked at. Tim; (Radiator additive did not work)To be looked at again. Doug; N.T.R. (paint touched up by a come to you painter .Doug said very pleased. Peter; N.T.R. (Daimler looked very good at Display Day many admirers) Fred; hood to be fitted on S.P. 250,requires a Hex Headed Jack wrench. Phil; Brake light switch replaced. Ian; N.T.R. David; Auto clutch slipping being fixed. Tom; N.T.R. Geoff; Power steering trouble turned out to be bushes in steering column, Dyno tuned. Now a very economical & smooth DAME.


Thank You to Peter & Ros for their hosting.

Secretary GEOFF.


Organising a Jaguar National Rally by Doug Tilley Rally Director 2007

Peter Holland has asked me, as Rally Director for the 2007 National Jaguar Rally, to give a brief overview of the responsibilities and requirements to run a successful Jaguar National rally. Let me start by saying that it was challenging in the ensuing two years, exciting during the rally duration and enormously satisfying at the conclusion. In the end I was very glad I had done it. The two main ingredients for the Rally are - People and Location, in that order. I was very fortunate to have a team of club members who supported me fully and did a fantastic job to ensure the Rally’s success. We spent a very busy two and a half years planning the Rally. My wife Judy and I visited a number of rallies prior to ours to get a handle on how they are run. We then spent the Easter prior, in Adelaide, visiting as many venues as possible, to see how each area looked over the planned rally period and what locations would be most suitable for our rally. Here then, are the major items and challenges that must be attended to and managed, in setting up a Jaguar national rally. 1. Location: One must consider secure car parking, car cleaning facilities, location to sporting venue, location to other functions, capacity of venue to hold cocktail party (150 guests), dinner (100 guests), location to other points of interest and for the ladies, shopping. We are fortunate that Adelaide is a relatively compact city. All events, with the exception of the sporting event, were held within a 5km radius of rally headquarters. The Stamford Grand Ballroom was used for the Friday welcome cocktail party and the Sunday presentation dinner. Morphettville Race Course with its Easter Craft Fair was a perfect location for Concours Day. The tram took delegates direct from door to door. Taking the car was a simple 5 minute journey. Glenelg Aussie Rules Football Club had just recently opened a new $1 million dollar function centre just 1km from rally headquarters. This was our venue for Saturday night. Mallala Race Circuit is 70km North of Adelaide which finally allowed the cars to stretch their legs for the Sunday sporting event and alternate Sunday run. The Monday Brunch was held at Adelaide Sailing Club, just 3km North of Rally Headquarters, from here the post rally tour commenced. 2. People: Great people make a great rally. We decided to make each of our club Register’s responsible for an event. Eg The Multivalve register was responsible for the Saturday night function , the XK register was responsible for the alternative Sunday run and so on. This was possibly the single most significant decision we made, because the registers then had ownership of their responsibility and to their credit, all saw their given task through to the end. Also in addition, specific people were delegated certain duties such as treasury, bookings, sponsorship, rally handbook, publicity etc 3. Booking Method: It is very important to make the booking system simple. We pioneered the use of booking over the Internet. This did give us a few headaches due to the number of parties involved and our inexperience. However it worked to our satisfaction and with the current excellent webmaster in the club and peoples expanded knowledge of the internet, this method should work better in the future. Also rally participants are now much more Web savvy. 4. Regalia: A very important part of every rally. An excellent income stream also. Use the KISS method here. Keep it simple. 5. Rally Theme and Logo: All Jaguar rallies have a theme. This must be settled early so that a rally logo can be developed. The regalia can then also then be produced. This can also be a big publicity item. For us, getting the only two original D Types at X Million dollars each to Adelaide created great publicity for our rally. 6. Finances: A critical part of the rally is the setting of a budget and regularly reviewing costs against budget. Plan for a modest surplus. It is also critical to set up a system where duties and responsibilities are measured against a time line. We reviewed our project plan at every meeting, which was held monthly for the two years prior. As the time frame drew closer we met even more regularly. 14

7. Rally Handbook: A very important part of the rally. This must tell the attendee exactly what is happening, where and when. This is also a great place for sponsor advertising. It also becomes a memento of the rally. Every attendee receives one at registration. 8. Communication and Publicity: I gave a progress report to club members every month for the two years prior to the rally. Also we communicated regularly to all other Jaguar clubs. As the rally drew close we then started a publicity campaign. The year prior to our rally we gave a presentation to attendees at the2006 rally. This was in the form of a video presentation, a speech by myself and a parade of members wearing rally regalia for the event. This went over very successfully and ensured a good attendance at our rally. We also communicated back to the ACJC at their meetings, with a progress report.

9. Guest Speaker: Not mandatory, but for the Saturday night dinner a speaker of Jaguar repute can often be a highlight of that night. Melbourne used John Goss, we used an interview technique with our two D Type owners Warren Daly and Keith Berryman. 10. Venues: It is essential that suitable venues be available to conduct some of the “normal� things which happen at national rallies. Such as the sporting event, concourse display day, Sunday brunch and rally registration day. 11. Other: Some other areas requiring attention are Judges, Trophies, Official photographer, MC for functions, insurance. I could go on and on with other requirements, the list is very extensive . 12. Post Rally Tour: Finally, a post rally tour is always held. We did a run from the Murray mouth to Renmark. Following the river all the way. This event lasts for around five days. It is best to have this delegated to persons not involved in any other rally duties, as again this is a big task. I will finish this report with my final summary to the ACJC after our 2007 Rally. The national rally of 2007 was a success in all aspects i.e. financially and logistically, participant numbers and promoting the Jaguar marque. Bringing all aspects of a Jaguar rally together is an enormous task and requires massive support from many club members. We were fortunate to have sufficient enthusiastic club members who became involved in all aspects of the rally. The delegation of duties on a Register basis did seem to work well for us. Insurance is becoming a concern and is now a significant cost in running a rally. In a club with very little sporting interest, the sporting event was made only possible with the assistance of the Sporting Car Club. Without them there would not have been a sporting event at this rally. The rally committee has a belief that rallies of the future should become bi-annual. The task in holding an annual rally is costly and places enormous strain on resources and personnel. Concours could well become show and shine, as the challenge becomes greater in obtaining experienced judges on Authenticity. Future rallies could become more social events rather than sporting, and d’Elegance as is the case today. The committee also feels that a bi-annual event will engender greater enthusiasm from sponsors, clubs and attendees. We enjoyed hosting the 2007 rally and derived enormous satisfaction from its success. The challenge now is to plan for our next one with the same commitment and enthusiasm with what no doubt will be a new team. Doug Tilley - 2007 Rally Director, but with the help of many great club members.


Minutes of the V12 Register – Held at Roger and Di’s on 14th October 2011 Present: Rick Luff, Brian and Sue Walker, Colin Gerlach, David Kendall, Helen and Becky, Tom, Mardi and Sophie Herraman, Paul Elliott, Peter and Ros Holland, Roger, Di and Scott Adamson, Apologies: Trew.

Peter and Kathy Taylor, Alan Baker, Bruce Fletcher, Murray Delaine, Noel and Carmel

BUSINESS:  Our Club Patron, Noel Roscrow passed away on the 14th September. A pioneer and a gentleman who will be sadly missed.  Peter gave a general discussion regarding members becoming involved in the 2014 National Rally committee. A letter from Doug Tilley will be in the Classic Marque, outlining his past experience and thoughts.  See you all on Sunday at Jag Day, Civic Park, Modbury – 40th Anniversary V12, 50th Anniversary Mk 10 and E Type  23 October Mallala – Marshalls required. Come’n’try day .  Climb to the Eagle on 4th Nov 2011.  Dinner Dance 5th November 2011 CAR TALK Paul - Non running project with lots of work to be done. Bought an HE ECU Computer for $60 on Ebay. See how it goes. Brian & Sue - All cars OK. Sold Series 3 Sovereign V12. Had the Daimler Vanden Plas serviced and cut and polished the V12 E Type. David - Didn’t drive it all winter, hooked up a battery and fired it up. Ran a bit hot but will look at temperature sensor. Colin - Currently giving XJS front seats the full Leatherique treatment. Tom - Have had the bumpers off touching up the car and treating the seats. Currently updating the website, facebook and twitter. Peter - The Daimler is ready for Sunday. Rick - Haven’t found solution to fuel problem in the race car yet. Still looking for a set of XJS HE Bumpers. Roger - Had the seats reupholstered and currently giving Leatherique treatment. Coming up well.


Will be on 11th November, 2011. All welcome.

Roger Adamson, Register Secretary

When cows laugh, does milk come out of their nose?


Minutes of the XK, 7, 8, 9 Register held at the home of Julian and Moira Lugg on the 5th October 2011 Present: Julian and Moira Lugg, Sue and Doug Harrison, John and Lindsey Williams, Richard Smith, Rod and Peg Davis, Rob Smith, Peter Holland, John Dunning, Deidre and Robin Ide, and Wendy and Onslow Billinghurst. Apologies: Rob and Vicki Loffler, Peter and Judy Goodale, and Roger, Di and Scott Adamson. Previous Minutes: Minutes of the September meeting were previously circulated and it was agreed that they were an accurate record. Business: Newly elected Register Secretary, Robin Ide advised that, as has been the practice in the past, he intends to run future meetings with a minimum of formality so that we have plenty of time for socialising and car talk. General Club Business 

Registers have been asked for a final list of recipients of fire extinguishers. Action by Robin and Julian.

A sympathy card has been sent to Ali Roscrow.

Please liaise with Phil Prior in the planning of any events.

The Register has been asked to organise a meeting with UK participants in an Australian tour by XKs and E types in 2012. The tour will be in SA in March. It was agreed that we would consider a run to meet with the visitors at Birdwood and that Robin would contact the organisers.

A list was circulated asking members to volunteer as marshals at Jag day.

The club has been asked to provide some marshals for All British Day in February 2012.

General Register Business Spare parts.

It was agreed that there should be more discussion when Rob Loffler is available.

Events 

XK 140s of Rob Smith and Richard Smith were on display at the recent Gouger Street party for Targa Adelaide and Richard’s car is to be featured in SA Life magazine.

Rob reported on the Yorke Peninsula run organised by the Multivalve Register

Future Events 

16 October is Jag day

4 November Climb to the Eagle

5 November Club dinner dance

5-7 November border run to Victoria

Two more people have expressed interest in the NZ tour.

Next Meetings 2 November - John and Lindsey Williams 4 December - Christmas at Billinghurst’s. Details to follow from Wendy and Onslow. 1 February - Tennis and BBQ at Ossie and Rayeena’s 7 March - Robin and Deidre Ide April - to be discussed. Suggested somewhere ‘away’. Closure: Robin thanked Julian and Moira for their hosting and closed the meeting at 9.10pm. Supper and a shed visit followed. 17

GENERAL MEETING ROSTER The Roster for the preparation of supper for the General Meeting is: Nov Dec Feb Mar Apr May Oct

E-Type Register TBA SS & Daimler Register Mk1, 2, 420 & S Type (Compact) XJ, MK10 &420G / V12 Register XK, MK 7, 8, 9 Register Multivalve Register

Duty register is required to arrive at 7pm and ensure the room is ready for 7.30pm start.

Register Secretaries please note: Each Register is responsible for the supply of milk and a light supper. If a register is unable to provide supper, please contact the editor (or President if unable to contact editor) and ask them to obtain supper. The Tables and chairs need to be set up by 7.30pm and all members will assist in this process along with packing up after the meeting. 18

Club & Other Events 4 November :

Climb to the Eagle

5 & 6 November:

XK, 7, 8 & 9 - SA Border Run

5 November:

Annual Dinner Dance – (refer this month’s CM)

2 December:

XJ, 420G & MK 10 – Xmas Dinner

11 December:

Compact Register Xmas “lunch” meeting

More information regarding future events can be found on the website

Quick Reference for Register meetings General Meeting Register Meetings Mk 1,2 &420& S Type (Compact) E-Type Multivalve SS & Daimler XJ, Mk10 & 420G XK, Mk 7, 8 & 9 V12

Tuesday, 1st November 2011

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CAT CLASSIFIEDS For Sale S Type 3.8 MOD in excellent condition. Have owned this car since 1996. See details and pictures on CAR SALES.COM. Phone Tony Ellis - 0423 596 397 Member 1264 For Sale XJ6 Series 1 - 4.2 (6 cyl) 3 speed auto Red Original condition $7000.00 ono Ph: V.R. Wyld – 85 412 524 or 0429412524 For Sale 1989 XJ40 Navy Blue, good condition, 143000Km $7000.00 Contact Bill 8445 7060 For Sale X300 – Sovereign, 4.0 ltr (rare) Flamenco red – Oatmeal leather 129,000km $16,000 ono Ph: 0417890599 Wanted Club Car XJ40 or XJ6 (Series 3) Not needing restoration Contact Nigel on (08) 8333 1347 or 0401 045 167 or Wanted XJS Parts - Set of front and rear bumpers to suit XJ-S. Need to be the HE version with the chrome tops. Contact Rick Luff on 0411 426913, 08 8358 6292 or Open to Offers V12 (I think it is an XJS).Motor is fine, the trans/gearbox needs work if not sold it’s off to the wreckers contact Andrew Admiral Ph: 8296 2581 email


The Cat’s Giggle An Asian Doctors philosophy on health Q: Doctor, I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true? A: Heart only good for so many beats, and that’s it... Don't waste on exercise. Everything wear out eventually. Speeding up heart not make you live longer; it like saying you extend life of jag by driving faster. Want to live longer? Take nap. Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake? A: Oh no. Wine made from fruit. Brandy distilled wine, that mean they take water out of fruity bit so you get even more of goodness that way. Beer also made of grain. Bottoms up! Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio? A: Well, if you have body and you have fat, your ratio one to one. If you have two body, your ratio two to one. Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program? : Can't think of single one, sorry. My philosophy: No pain = good! Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you? A: YOU NOT LISTENING! Food fried in vegetable oil. How getting more vegetable be bad? Q : Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle? A: Oh no! When you exercise muscle, it get bigger. You should only be doing sit-up if you want bigger stomach. Q: Is chocolate bad for me? A: You crazy?!? HEL-LO-O!! Cocoa bean! Another vegetable! It best feel-good food around! Q: Is swimming good for your figure? A: If swimming good for figure, explain whale to me. Q: Is getting in shape important for my lifestyle? A: Hey! 'Round' is shape! Well... I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets. And remember: Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand – chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!" AND..... For those of you who watch what you eat, here's the final word on nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies. 1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans. 2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans. 3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans. 4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans. 5. The Germans drink a lot of beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans. CONCLUSION: Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

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