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THE NEW JAGUAR XF SPORTBRAKE If these images are any indication as to what the new estate will look like, be prepared to want one. With a maximum load volume of 1,675-litres

crossmember that dominates the rear of the car. Rear seat occupants benefit from a handy (or should that be heady) 48mm of extra rear headroom.

You’d expect the XF to be a little bloated in the handling department, but reports are that it retains all the handling characteristics or the XF we have come to regard highly. Its length grows by just 5mm; its weight by less than 70kg and its chassis structure matches the strength of the conventional XF.

The tailgate gives access to 550-litres with the rear seats up and the boot is framed by a set of useful cubby compartments. With the seats folded, the total volume grows to 1,675-litres.

As familiar as it looks, panels on the XF Sportbrake, from the B-Pillar rearwards, are all new. The strong silver signature line running the length of the car is extended while the C-Pillar is finished in gloss black, a trait shared with the XJ saloon. Slim rear light units extend into a strong chrome

Plenty of practical touches help to make life easier. Like remote fold levers mounted within the boot area to lower the rear seats and powerful LEDs that throw a pool of light onto the ground when the boot is open. Set into the boot floor is a panel that splits into three sections to allow smaller loads to be neatly wedged and a tray mounted under the boot floor helps protect valuable items.

Beneath the car there are extensive changes to the rear suspension. Selfleveling air suspension aids driving dynamics and means the Sportbrake can serve as an accomplished tow vehicle. Powering the XF Sportbrake will be a range of efficient yet powerful diesel engines in 2.2-litre four cylinder and 3.0-litre six-cylinder form, each directing drive through the rear wheels via an advanced eight-speed automatic gearbox. Prices and specifications will be announced nearer the time of the launch of the Sportbrake, set to take place in the third quarter of 2012. Sadly, on present information, the XF Sportbrake will not come to South Africa.

How to contact us: Cape Jaguar Club and Committee Email: Postal Address: P.O. Box 76, Plumstead, 7800 Chairman Susie Lawton Home 021 557 6843 Cell 082 347 7623 Email

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At last, the natural successor to the legendary E-Type It’s official. Jaguar has confirmed it will build an allnew sports car, the F-Type. Based on the C-X16 concept coupe shown at last year’s Frankfurt motor show, it will be launched first as a two-seater convertible in the middle of 2013. Although it will debut as a soft-top, a coupé version will follow. Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar Cars reckons the company accelerated development of a sports car after the warm public response to the C-X16 concept previously reported on in CJJ. “The core appeal of Jaguar’s cars is their sporting heart, and that heart will beat stronger than ever before in the F-Type.” We at CJJ can’t wait to see it in the metal.

Club Banking Details Cape Jaguar Club, Standard Bank Helderberg, Branch Code: 033012 Account number: 374 11 2339 Marketplace Adverts of max 40 words to be submitted to Rudy Schats. Such adverts FREE to members, non members pay R75 per insertion. These adds will also be displayed on our website for three months.

Jaguar F-Type Prototype

The all-aluminium body will focus on delivering driver reward. A smaller V6 version of the V8 used in the XK will be available, with supercharging employed on the more expensive models. Engineering prototypes are now being released from Jaguar’s Castle Bromwich plant. The F-Type will join the upcoming XF Sportbrake (see front cover story) and the existing XF saloon, XJ limousine and XK coupe/convertible. No pricing has been released, but the F-Type will sit below the XK in the company’s line-up. It will be pitched against Porsche’s Boxster and 911, as well as the Mercedes SL.

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Hello Howard & Betty Joyner, They own a very smart dark blue –XJ-S Convertible

Goodbye Ian & Susan Adam Rodney & Rolanda Daniels Alice & Louis Ferreira John & Annette Richardson Arthur & Ramona Tribelhorn

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London Calling This will be a short and rather hurried note from the chair as I am writing this on a borrowed laptop here-in what has been an incredibly sunny past couple of days-before heading off to what will be hopefully an equally clement Cornwall for Rick Stein’s Beer & Mussel Festival. Having just attended a dinner hosted by the patron of the Eccentrics Club, Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh at the Savile Club in Mayfair, the new Mrs Lawton-

Marsh thinks she’s just the bee’s knees. Lord Montague owner of the Beaulieu Motor Museum was one of the more famous eccentrics in attendance at this delightfully quirky event. Given the alarming rate of predicted petrol price increases, museums may be what our own garages are going to become in the not too distant future. So I would advise we all make the most of our glorious motorcars on our monthly outings before we’re forced to consider rebonding the house just to enjoy a simple Sunday drive.

“Given the alarming rate of predicted petrol price increases, museums may be what our own garages are going to become”

Harking back to the good old days, it’s very interesting to note the launch of Jaguar Heritage Racing, a programme which will see Jaguar return to the competitive arena of historic motorsport for the first time since 1956. (This announcement has been covered in an article in CATS TALES). It certainly demonstrates the depth of global interest in historic motorsport. I have no doubt that Jaguar’s participation will give us all a kick.

“Jaguar Heritage Racing, a programme which will see Jaguar return to the competitive arena” Whilst we were playing truant in the West End, other tireless club members were busy doing all the intensive legwork and organisation that goes into hosting our annual concours. A huge thank you to all involved and here’s to many more. Prrrrrrrrrrr



PAST EVENTS FUN-RUN WITH A CULTURAL OVERTONE, FOLLOWED BY LUNCH AT THE FARMHOUSE SUNDAY, 18 MARCH It is not often that a member approaches me with an offer to organise a FUN-RUN +LUNCH, but Tony Raylor did so. He added that he would like to invite Derek StuartFindlay to tell us about the area we would be travelling through, the area between Constantia and Cape Point. The core of this area is formed by the Silvermine Nature reserve, which stretches all the way from the Tokai side of Table Mountain to the Noordhoek and Sun Valley areas overlooking the sea. Relevant is that in 1741, the Directors of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) finally decided to admit defeat to Mother Nature. To save their ships from the constant barrage of her deadly winter storms, they put a halt to anchorage at Table Bay. The new, safer destination at Simon’s

Bay was a less than perfect alternative, however. Once on land, the return trek on foot to Cape Town to source vital supplies for the fleet would take a full four days. To overcome this new challenge, the then Commissioner Extra-ordinaire at the Cape, Baron Gustav Wilhelm van Imhoff, ordered the construction of the Simon’s Bay refreshment station in 1743. Among its mandates was the cultivation of lands in the Fish Hoek and Noordhoek valleys to alleviate the problems of supplying fresh produce. The widow Christina Rousseau (nee Diemer) already supplied the ships from her farm Zwaansweide. So impressed with her efforts was the Baron that he awarded her a gift of land near Slangkop ridge, where she established a second farm which she named Imhof.

Derek took us to the highest point in the Silvermine NR, with the most fantastic 360 degrees views, and explained the history of the Constantia Valley and why he is of the opinion that those earlier settlers could not have driven their ox wagons to Simons Bay, but drove to Muizenberg from where they used ships to get to Simons Bay. We then moved to Imhof Farm, where we had coffee and snacks. Derek gave us just a brief history of this farm. More information is available from the Kalk Bay Historic Society and various web sites. We then drove along the western seaboard to the Farmhouse, where lunch had been prepared. A big THANK YOU TO Derek and Tony for arranging something that was certainly “different”.


OUR ANNUAL CONCOURS, HELD AT TIMOUR HALL VILLA GROUNDS 21 MARCH (HERITAGE DAY) Elsewhere in the Journal we publicize particulars of Jaguar Heritage’s Racing Programme which will see Jaguar return to the competitive arena, and although not purposely arranged, it is perhaps appropriate that our 2012 concours was held on Heritage Day.

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While we still hear discussions about which venue is best for the concours, it is my opinion that the grounds of Timour Hall are hard to beat. This year we used the field below where we were last year, which was near perfect. A flat area large enough to accommodate all the cars, in

fact, we could have coped with double the number; lots of shade; no objections to BYO allowing everyone to bring as much food and beverage to the event and enjoy an inexpensive picnic. The turnout was perhaps a bit disappointing: 9 cars in D’Etat and just 5 cars entered for the Pride of Ownership –PoO- category. But there was nothing wrong with the quality of the entrants and all cars were well prepared. Amazingly, there was not one Mark2 to be seen! With Steve Marsh being in England, Tony Kings had his arm twisted to be the Chief Judge, Roger Haupt came out of retirement to take charge of this concours, Henk van der Tak was on hand to ensure that we had power for our PA system and to provide music. We were even able to move Carene’s work station from the



5 1 The organisers of this fine Outing- Carol and Tony Raylor, who are shortly off on their annual migration back to Yorkshire. 2 Eight cars –mainly PoO’s – lined up ready to be judged 3 Eclectic collection of D’Etat cars: from left, 420G, Daimler Sovereign, XK150 FHC and XK140 Roadster 4 Ashley Ellis’ XJ6 Series 2, more often seen at race tracks 5 The cups ready for distribution to the winners; all beautifully polished by Brian MacMahon –back to the camera. Also in the picture Ross West, Henk vd Tak and at the back, under a shady tree, Carene vd Westhuizen at her work station waiting for the score sheets to come to her 6 The proud winners Keith Gilmour, Jacqui and the Daimler Double 6 7 The 4 class winners, from left, Daimler D-6, Fred’s XK140, Tony’s E-Type-1 and Neil’s 420G 8 The winner of the Pride of Ownership, Joan Misplon and her Daimler 6, flanked by the winner of D’Etat and another Daimler, a Sovereign, in the background.

6 clubhouse to the field which shortened the lines of communication and made Carene and Richard part of the scene instead of working in isolation in the clubhouse. It was nice to see ex members Steve Collinson and Stan Jones joining the team of judges and together with Jonathan, Myke made sure that price giving could take place shortly after one o’clock. Well done guys! D’ETAT cars competed in 4 classes and the winners were Class 4, XK120 / 140 / 150 Fred Phillips’ XK140 Roadster Class 5, E-Types Series 1 / 2 / 3 Tony Kings’ Series 1 E-Type Class 6, First saloons fitted with independent rear suspension Neil Matheson’s 420G Class 7, XJ6-12 Series 1 / 2 / 3 +

equivalent Daimlers Keith Gilmour’s Daimler Double 6 OVERALL WINNER: Keith Gilmour’s Daimler Double 6. PoO cars competed in two classes, with just one car in class 3 OVERALL WINNER: Joan Misplon’s 1995 Daimler 6.


This must be the first time in the history of our club’s concours that both overall winners were Daimlers. A most earnest THANK YOU to all who made this concours the success it was: without the “workers” and the car owners who spent so much time fettling – or detailing as the American call it - their cars to make them worthy of being there. Without you there would not have been a concours.


Future Events on Pg.10



A short history of our beloved vehicles – we DO forget


Born from Sidecars: As a 20-year-old motorcycle enthusiast in England, William Lyons, with a friend, William Walmsley, launched the Swallow Sidecar Company in 1922 in Blackpool. Five years later, Swallow was fashioning bodies onto chassis built by Austin, Fiat, and others. By 1931, the now Coventry-

based company had joined with nearby chassis and engine manufacturer Standard Motor Company to build the SS1, which according to some stood for “StandardSwallow”, but this has never been confirmed. The first car to bear the name Jaguar appeared at the 1935 London auto show: the SS Jaguar 100. As “SS” had bad connotations, thanks to the Nazis in Germany, Bill Lyons changed the name of “his” company in 1945 to JAGUAR CARS LTD

X Marks the Spot: During WWII, Jaguar returned to building sidecars, but this time for the military. After the war, the company debuted its first post war sports car, the XK 120 Roadster, at the 1948 auto show in Earls Court. During

the war years, work had concentrated on a new engine, intended to power a new line of saloons, but in the end it was installed in this XK120 Lyons originally intended to build only 200 of the cars, but demand for the striking body with a top speed of 120 mph (192km/h) was too great, and he geared up the Coventry line for mass production. In 1951, a fixed-head coupé joined the Roadster and in 1953 a drophead coupé was added to the lineup.

C You Later: Jaguar followed the success of the XK120 with its C-Type, or competition type, cars of the 1950s. The underpinnings were based on the 120, but the bodies were all-new and aerodynamic. The car debuted in the 1951 24 Hours of Le Mans race--and won, with Stirling Moss at the wheel. Altogether, only 54 C-Types were ever built. In 1955, Lyons suffered the tragedy of losing his only son, John, in a car accident on a trip to Le Mans; it was also the year Enzo Ferrari’s son Dino died. Later that same year, Lyons was knighted by Queen Elizabeth.

D is for Destiny:


Jaguar improved on the touring-ready XK 120 with the new XK 140, and updated its race squad with the legendary and instantly recognizable D-Type. The bassmouth front intake, the bulbous, curved fenders, and the aerodynamic fin behind the driver’s head were innovations in auto design. In 1954, the first D-Type was driven from England to France for testing at Le Mans. It didn’t win in 1954, but it did in 1955--after driver Mike Hawthorn was involved in an accident that resulted in more than 80 deaths, including that of Mercedes driver Pierre Levegh. Jaguar didn’t advertise the win.

Iconic E-Types:


While most automotive histories involve companies being at the mercy of creditors and buyers, in 1960, Lyons bought Daimler. In 1961, he bought truck manufacturer Guy Motors, and in 1963, he bought Coventry-Climax, maker of race engines and forklifts. In its own factories, Jaguar had created the iconic, long-nosed E-Type, which debuted in 1961. In 1966, Lyons announced that Jaguar would merge with British Motor Corporation, though he would stay on as a consultant. In 1968, the 4.2-liter Series 2 debuted, followed by the ill-conceived V12 Series 3 E-Type of 1971. Article put together by Past Chairman Rob Archibald


01 This 1931 Austin Seven Swallow has the pennib style of two- tone paint for the bonnet, common to the saloons and a marked contrast to the standard finish 02 Famous and most successful XK120 driven by Ian and Pat Appleyard –the latter is Lyons daughter- in many rallies and production races. 03 The C-Type that the works raced at Le Mans in 1951-53, winning twice, and also built in limited quantities for sale. 04 The D-Type developed from the C-Type and which won Le Mans in 1955, 56 and 57, and a close second in 1954, and was also built as a limited production model. 05 Jaguar’s extraordinary range of saloon cars was rationalized in 1968 when all except the Daimler Sovereign and the 420G were replaced with a brilliant new car, the XJ6. It was one of the best looking Jaguars. It was offered with either a 4.2 litre engine or a more economical 2.8 litre version of the XK unit.


Things Get Messy: BMC also owned Austin-Healey and MG, and in 1966 became British Motor Holdings. This entity merged with Leyland, owner of Triumph and Rover, in 1968, to become the British Leyland Motor Company. At this point, the Jaguars rolling out of Coventry were saloons like the new XJ6, plus the Series 3 E-Type. But BLM was still close to bankruptcy, so in 1975, the government took control under a new name, British Leyland Cars, which ultimately became BL Cars. This didn’t work either, and Jaguar was split off in 1980 and John Egan was appointed its Managing Director to ”fix it or close it”. In an astonishing display of vision, management skills and sheer determination he pulled the company around. In 1984 Jaguar went public, the share flotation being well over-subscribed. Sadly, Sir William Lyons died early in 1985. Jaguar launched the XJ40 in October 1986 –henceforth to be known as the new XJ6- which signified the end of one era and the beginning of another.

company used the cash to modernize and expand its facilities, and to produce XK8 and XKR sports coupes. It also brought the much anticipated XJ220 prototype to market in 1992--to nearly worldwide disappointment. The 6.2-liter V12 had been downgraded to a 3.5-liter V6, and the all-wheel drive was swapped for more conventional rear-wheel drive. The car wasn’t even legal to own in the U.S.

06 In May 1987, the 3.6 litre Jaguar saloon – generally known as XJ40 – was launched in North America as the 1988-model XJ6, the 4th in the series, although never known as such. In the picture, from Left to right Kenneth Edwards (Personnel and company secretary), Patrick Audrain (Purchasing), Michael Beasley (Assistant Managing Director), Sir John Egan (Chief Executive), Graham Whitehead (North America), David Fielden (Quality), John Edwards (Finance) and James Randle (engineering)

The Modern Era: Jaguar continued to build saloons, a station wagon, coupés and convertibles, with a sporting heritage, all of which seemed to share something with owner Ford and stablemate Volvo. Not for long, though--in 2008, Jaguar was sold once again, thanks to the auto industry’s fall from great heights. In a neat twist on history, Jaguar (along with Land Rover) is now owned by Tata Motors, based in the former British colony of India.

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Ford Steps In: The idea of staunchly British Jaguar having a foreign owner was inconceivable--unless you were the head of Jaguar and knew the company needed resources for new models. Enter Ford Motor Company with US $2.56 billion in1990. The



Jaguar Heritage Racing is go! Last month’s CJJ announced the Historic Racing Revival on page 2. This article gives more details of the envisaged programme, which no doubt will be welcomed by all Jaguar Enthusiasts. The 12th March marked the launch of Jaguar Heritage Racing, a programme which will see Jaguar return to the competitive arena through the vibrant world of historic motorsport. For the first time since 1956, works-supported C- and D-Types will race again at venues including Goodwood and the Nürburgring, while the season-long programme will also see Jaguar Heritage

“2012 sees the 60th anniversary of Jaguar’s development of the disc brake for automotive use” Racing support numerous additional events on the historic motoring calendar. These include the Mille Miglia, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and each round of the E-Type challenge in the UK – a series which in 2011 demonstrated the depth of global interest in historic motorsport, and in Jaguar’s participation specifically. As Jaguar embarks on the most extensive new product development cycle in its history, it is the perfect time to invest in and celebrate its heritage. Says Jaguar Global Brand Director, Adrian Hallmark: “Jaguar


is proud of its heritage, and it is a heritage that is both alive and ever evolving. “Advanced engineering is part of our heritage – 2012 sees the 60th anniversary of Jaguar’s development of the disc brake for automotive use, and ten years since the marque introduced aerospace-inspired aluminium monocoque technology to its modern range, technology today used on both the XJ and XK. Forward looking design is part of our heritage – the poised intent of the C-X16 concept pushes the boundaries today just as much as the SS Jaguar 100 did in 1935. And racing is very much part of our heritage also – which is why we have launched the Jaguar Heritage Racing programme that this year will see Jaguar C- and D-Types in competitive action.” The first event at which Jaguar Heritage Racing will be present is the 2012 Mille Miglia Retrospective in May. This year’s running of the Mille Miglia has particular significance for Jaguar as it marks 60 years since Sir Stirling Moss and Norman Dewis (then Jaguar’s chief development driver) took the start in the first disc-brake equipped C-Type. Later that same year Sir Stirling Moss recorded the first win for a disc-braked car when he drove another C-Type to victory at Reims, paving the way for the wide-scale use of the technology that we all take for granted today. In August, the Jaguar Heritage Racing team will then be in competitive action at

the AVD Nürburgring Oldtimer Grand Prix. Often referred to as the ‘green hell’, the Nürburgring Nordschleife is regarded as one of the toughest tracks in the world, which is why Jaguar has a dedicated test facility located there running a rigorous durability and performance programme for its modern range. Says Jaguar Land Rover Global Head of Communications, Frank Klaas: “The Nürburgring Nordschleife presents a unique automotive challenge that Jaguar’s

“The Nürburgring Nordschleife presents a unique automotive challenge that Jaguar’s development team continually subject our current and future models to” development team continually subject our current and future models to in order to perfect their attributes of quality, durability and dynamic precision. To also see historic works Jaguars in competitive action at the Nürburgring this year will be fascinating.” From Germany, the team will then head back to British shores for the Goodwood Revival in September. The undisputed jewel in the crown of the historic motor racing calendar, the Revival provides a

“Jaguars have been at the heart of our business for many years”

dazzling backdrop of nostalgia for an equally dazzling array of competitive action in which the Jaguar Heritage Racing C- and D-Type will play their part. The Jaguar Heritage Racing programme is operated and managed by JD Classics, based in Maldon, Essex. An established player in the historic motorsport world, JD Classics will prepare both the C- and D-Type Jaguars which will take to the track, and have responsibility for all raceday activities. Derek Hood, managing

same models competed in period is one we were only too happy to accept.” The Jaguar Heritage Racing programme will supplement the activities of Jaguar Heritage – a charitable trust and custodians of an extensive collection of priceless models from Jaguar’s past, including the unique XJ13 prototype. Its cars are not campaigned competitively on-track, but will continue to be exhibited – and demonstrated – at a huge number of events during 2012.

director, JD Classics, said: “Jaguars have been at the heart of our business for many years, and the opportunity to work with Jaguar Heritage Racing and ensure that the company is as well represented in historic motorsport today as it was when those

Jaguar Heritage Racing will be participating in the following key events in 2012: •

Mille Miglia (Italy): 17-20 May

Nürburgring AVD Oldtimer Grand prix: 10-12 August

Goodwood Revival: 14-16 September

Key Jaguar motorsport victories: •

Jaguar secured the first win for a disc-braked car with the C-Type (XKC 005) in 1952. Sir Stirling Moss recorded the win at Reims in a sports car race supporting the French Grand Prix.

Jaguar has won Le Mans seven times:



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Notes (distance and average speeds rounded off to the nearest whole figure)




Peter Walker, Peter Whitehead


First Jaguar win; 2244 miles, 93 mph




Tony Rolt, Duncan Hamilton


Second Jaguar win; 2540 miles, 106 mph




Mike Hawthorn, Ivor Bueb


Third Jaguar win; 2570 miles, 107 mph




Ron Flockhart, Ninian Sanderson


Ecurie Ecosse entry; fourth Jaguar win; 2507 miles, 104 mph




Ron Flockhart, Ivor Bueb


Ecurie Ecosse entry; fifth Jaguar win; 2732 miles, 114 mph




Jan Lammers, Johnny Dumfries, Andy Wallace


TWR Jaguar Sport entry; sixth Jaguar win; 394 laps, 3313 miles, 138 mph




John Nielsen, Price Cobb, Martin Brundle


TWR Jaguar Sport entry; seventh Jaguar win; 359 laps, 3034 miles, 127 mph

Jaguar won the European Touring Car drivers’ championship with Tom Walkinshaw in 1984 (TWR XJ-S)

Jaguar were manufacturers’ champion in the World Sports Car Championship in: 1987, 1988, 1991

Other key victories include: •

1950 Tourist Trophy, Dundrod - XK 120 - 1st - Stirling Moss

1951 Tourist Trophy, Dundrod - C-type - 1st - Stirling Moss

1953 Reims 12-hour sports car race - C-type - 1st - Stirling Moss and Peter Whitehead

1954 Reims 12-hour sports car race - D-type - 1st - Peter Whitehead and Ken Wharton

1955 Sebring 12-hour race, USA - D-type - 1st - Mike Hawthorn and Peter Walters

1956 Reims 12-hour sports car race - D-type - 1st - Duncan Hamilton and Ivor Bueb

1988 Daytona 24- hour race, USA - XJR-9D - 1st - Brundle, Boesel, Nielsen and Lammers

1990 Daytona 24- hour race, USA - XJR-12D - 1st - Jones, Lammers and Wallace


FUTURE EVENTS SUNDAY 19 APRIL Our destination will be the

Cornberg Café, surreptitiously located on a road less travelled . It is situated in the tiny Swartland village of Koringberg, centred between Moorreesburg and Piketberg a mere

SUNDAY, 20 MAY You have heard about Ronnie’s Sex Shop on the R.62, well in similar vein, you won’t find rhino horn muti at the APHRODISIAC SHACK, in fact I doubt whether they even sell Viagra. But what is fact is that the Aphrodisiac Shack Concept was born out of a passion for food of owner Sean Hormann and the art of Chacuterie. They claim to produce fare that is unique to South Africa and possibly worldwide. They are a small concern with a family sized staff compliment but with the success of our products they hope to expand into the international market. We are putting

TECHNO BITS How to take care of your car’s tyres Because the tyre is a vital link between your car and the road surface, you need to care for them This week I’d like to write about something non-technical – the care of tyres and wheels. Tyres, especially high performance tyres are expensive to renew and, because they are the vital link between the vehicle and the road surface, must be well cared for. Correct wheel alignment is necessary to ensure even tyre wear. When new tyres are bought, it makes sense to have them fitted by a professional and to have the alignment checked too. Basic as it is, some confusion exists about tracking. In a perfect world we could simply set all the wheels so that they ran parallel when in motion, thus ensuring even tread wear. But, because there is inevitably some play in the steering joints, when setting the wheels on a stationary vehicle we use toe-in or toe-out. Toe-in means that the distance between the front edge of the rim at midway


6 kilometres west of the N7. Wesley and Elzaan du Plessis got married 5 months ago and also 5 months ago they bought the Cornberg café; they also have started a deli, do have an interest in a vineyard and have many more plans. Entrepreneurial people like that need our support, so please ring fence April 15. in place training programmes for our staff by working alongside the Fairtrade Organisation. Here you will find a range of smoked products that comes with a distinct taste of something that is very unique when it comes to smoked foods. You will find further information on The Aphrodisiac Shack Smokehouse is situated on the bank of the Theewaterskloof Dam 3km outside Villiersdorp. Sean has been in the catering industry for the last 20 years and this is the starting point of a lifelong ambition to own his own restaurant. We plan to meet at the at the Engen 1-Stop on the N2 at 09h00 to fit in a coffee position will be slightly less than the distance between that of the rear edges. Toe-in is, of course, a compromise; during (forward) motion the leading edges of front wheels on a rear-wheel-drive car tend outwards due to rolling resistance. The toe-in helps the wheels to maintain the required parallel setting. On front-wheel-drive cars, because the wheels are in effect pulling the car, the front wheels tend to move inwards; hence the need for toe-out. A comprehensive alignment check at least once a year is well worth having. This will show, apart from toe measurements, camber and castor. After hitting the kerb or other solid object, inspect for tyre/wheel damage and misalignment. Tyre pressures are equally important. Too high and the ride will be hard and the tread will wear rapidly in of the tyre. Under-inflation will cause overheating and rapid wear. Wheel balance should not be forgotten, this may be carried out either on or off the vehicle. Imbalance can cause excessive wear not only to the tyres but also to steering and suspension components. Imbalance can cause vibration throughout the body shell and often can be felt through the steering wheel. Regularly (at least once a week) inspect treads for imbedded nails or stones and look at both sides of sidewalls for damage or bulges. You can prise small stones form the tread, but don’t try the same if you see a nail there unless you are at home,

We plan to meet at the Engen 1-Stop on the N1 from where it is 120 km to our destination, via Hernon and Riebeek Kasteel. Back to Cape Town via the N2 is shorter. Full details of this event have meanwhile been disseminated to members in the familiar manner. stop at GABRIELSKLOOF and still arrive at the Aphrodisiac Shack at around 12h30. Tony Kings has arranged an address by Jeannie Hayward and Anita Meyer about the work of the Cape Leopard Trust, where after we shall sit down to lunch. Cost for lunch, gratuity and club levy will be ± R.200, ± as I have yet obtained a cost for the coffee. Full details will be disseminated to you in due course in the familiar manner.

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or close to a garage. The nail could have penetrated fully and its removal will leave you with a flat. Lastly, tyre wear is largely influenced by driving style. Rapid acceleration and hard breaking and fast cornering will certainly speed up the tyre’s demise. Some people change tyres around to even out tyre wear. That’s okay, but when renewal time comes around you will need four tyres instead of two. Written by Ken Corkett. Furnished for the use of the Cape Jaguar Journal courtesy of Drive Times.

Marketplace FOR SALE: Accuspark Electronic Ignition Kits for Classic Cars @ R495. Also Sports Coils @ R295. Contact Steve on 082-6460824 FOR SALE: XJS PARTS – a Mr. Joshua in Durban has changed the V12 engine and gearbox of his car for a Chevy engine. Engine done 170k km. Hence XJS Engine + gearbox + computer box are FOR SALE. Contact telephone numbers 031-208 6460 / 072-225 0745 FOR SALE: 1973 JAGUAR XJ6 – SERIES 1 2.8 LITRE – Apple Green. One owner, In concours condition, All original. Price R. 50 000; phone Arthur Tribelhorn at 021-851 8406 (H)

CLUB CALENDAR 2012 Photo: 1960 Jaguar XK 150S coupé

In Principle one monthly outdoor activity will be organised which could be coinciding with a Classic Racing Event at Killarney, a Fun-Run on the 3rd weekend of the month, the Concours or joining an event organised by another Classic Car Club. --Indemnity forms can be signed on-site by guests or anyone not already covered. Due to lack of interest, the monthly Get Together (Natter & Noggin’) has been suspended.










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Annual Run + Lunch for Classic British Sports Cars Historic Cars Racing Fun-Run + Lunch Historic Cars Racing Pro Tour, National Race Meeting Fun-Run + Lunch



Historic Cars Race Meeting

Sunday Saturday Sunday Saturday Sunday Fri/Sat/Sun


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Saturday Saturday Sunday Saturday Sunday Saturday Sunday

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Fun-Run + Lunch Historic Cars Racing Fun-Run + Lunch Historic Cars Racing Fun-Run + Lunch NATIONAL CAPE RALLY cars will run the cars on the track in reverse direction RUN to Darling with members of the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club WESBANK Super Series NationalRace Meeting WHEELS’s SHOW Historic Cars Racing Fun-Run + Lunch Historic Cars Racing Fun-Run + Lunch Historic Cars Race Meeting Chairman’s FUN-RUN

RUN + Lunch at Elgin Country Club; organised by the Triumph Sports Cars Club Killarney Race Track – Clubhouse Open At the CORNBERG Café, at Koringberg in the Swartland Killarney Race Track – Clubhouse Open Killarney Race Track – Clubhouse Open To Aphrodisiac Shack near Villiersdorp; with presentation by Cape Leopard Trust Ladies Killarney Race Track – Clubhouse Open Saturday being a public holiday, planning a weekend away.. Killarney Race Track – Clubhouse Open Suggestions Welcome. Killarney Race Track – Clubhouse Open Suggestions Welcome Killarney Race Track – Clubhouse Open

The Darling Flower Show

Killarney Race Track – Clubhouse Open at Hermanus Killarney Track – Clubhouse open SUGGESTIONS MOST WELCOME Killarney Track – Clubhouse open SUGGESTIONS MOST WELCOME Killarney Track – Clubhouse open Chairman’s Choice

Changes do occur, so if in doubt, consult the organiser, Rudy S, or visit our website. Events co-ordinator, Rudy S. also welcomes suggestions for future events and lunch venues. 11


clearance sale! We need to clear existing stock to make way for an exciting new range of CJC and Jaguar-branded clothing, leisure and other rather different items we think you might like. To Clear Jaguar key rings from R25 New CAPS with Jaguar Leaper Logo, Green & Black R50 New Key rings with logos of different models R65 Must have! Name Tags R50

Please contact: Brian MacMahon 021 762 6575 or 083 229 7368 or


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