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The only international club dedicated purely to Jaguar E-types


Sadly, two of our long-standing Representatives are stepping down from duty this month. In the UK we are saying goodbye to Nigel Walker, who has looked after the Lancashire and Cumbria region for some years, arranging a variety of pub meets and other activities. Also leaving the role is Emmanuel Jude, who has taken good care of members in the northern France region. We are sorry to see you both go and send you both hearty appreciation and thanks from Club HQ.

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I also wanted to mention an issue that seems to have been causing a little confusion on our website. When you click to access the Members’ Area, the log-in page is headed ‘Guest Area’. This is the correct place to enter your password. The page title is a fixed part of the Wix website ‘structure’, and not something we can change ourselves. We are pushing for this to be amended.

Latest Magazine

This issue features a look back at the Hampton Court Concours. Our Rep event highlights include a visit to Aldridge Trimming, the Derbyshire High Peak Run and the Robin Hood Tulip Run. 


Why not pay a visit to the E-type Forum?


You'll find an active community of E-type owners and enthusiasts discussing technical issues, asking for advice, sharing news and chatting about all things E-type. The Forum is kindly hosted by 
E-Type UK (in conjunction with the Jaguar E-type Club).

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E-type Club Calendar – Featured Events

Hampton Court Concours

Steve Beeson reports on this year’s Hampton Court Concours event held on 2 September


As always when writing about this event, I get distracted and ramble on about something totally different, and this year is no exception!

Organising Hampton Court this year was no different to the last seven I have organised, with the usual last-minute flurry of
people wanting to attend, or not being able to attend and then scrambling to find someone who can make use of their tickets. Anyway, we did alright on the day, with 19 E-types and nine XKs, so a very good turn-out and all the cars (and some of the owners) polished up well for the day. As usual, we met in the staging area, which most people seem to have got the hang of
now, and the event organisers just leave me to it, so it works like a well-oiled machine.

What I love about the show is meeting people you don’t see from one year to the next. Without exception, everyone is so friendly and talkative. Our first-timers, who perhaps didn’t know so many people, were welcomed into the staging area and hopefully they will become familiar friends in the future.

That got me thinking about what is so special about the show. The location must play a big part, as it really is an exceptional venue to take your Jaguar and spend the day in the gardens of Hampton Court. The weather on the day was perfect, and of course the Concours cars are a big attraction, with some wonderful machinery present, including cars you would never see (or hear) otherwise, as many...

Since its founding in 2004, the E-type Club has gone from strength to strength and we now have members in over 50 countries...

What makes the E-type Club different is that we focus 100% on E-types. 

​There are several excellent Jaguar clubs but they have to cover a vast range of cars and interests from pre-war through to the current range. Naturally, they cannot concentrate on just one model...​

Jaguar E-type side view at Shelsley Walsh
SNG Barratt Group
P&K Thornton
Classic car insuarance specialist
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Club-racer specification E-type sold by Bonhams

A 1963 Series 1 FHC, originally supplied as a LHD car to the US and subsequently converted to RHD club-racing specification was recently sold by Bonhams for £70,460. The car returned to the UK from the US in 2006. ‘PAG 622A’ has been rolling road-tested to 331bhp and 364lb ft, and has been successfully campaigned in historic racing events such as the Roger Bennington Heritage GT Series, the HRCA events in the Republic of Ireland, and the Classic Sports Car Club’s (CSCC) Swinging Sixties. The body is an original steel shell with a fibreglass front end and flared rear wheel arches.

The car was built as a ‘club racer’ by M and C Wilkinson Ltd, rather than strictly adhering to FIA specification, aiming for the sort of extensive modifications an original E-type...


It has always been our belief that E-type owners are, on average, 10 years younger than XK owners. Very sadly, many XK owners are getting to the stage where they are using their cars less or even selling them.

To address this and other developments in the classic-car world, we recently hosted what I called a ‘summit’ meeting here involving a number of leading members of the trade – the classic Jaguar specialists. We had parts specialists, dealers and restorers. We hatched some plans to tackle these challenges, because we are all in this boat together.I mention all this, as the E-type world will face the same challenges in the future, if not now. We believe that E-types will suffer less, as they are higher profile, being better known to the general public and especially enthusiasts, and ownership will remain an aspiration for a higher proportion of the world's classic-car movement.

Philip Porter


Why buy an E-type?


Apart from the emotional aspects, there are a number of hard-headed reasons to buy an E-type. ​


Reliability – there is no point in owning a classic car unless you can use and enjoy it, and do so with confidence that it is not going to let you down. All the E-type’s mechanical components were used in the higher volume saloon...

Why Join the E-type Club?

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XKE Data viewed on laptop

XKE Data is a project to help people find information about a particular car or series of cars by serial number.

This site welcomes participation from anyone interested in these cars. We aren't experts, but there is also no exclusivity to the data hosted here. You don't have to be a member to list a car.

If a site user sees a car with such-and-such car number in a classified ad that's what will be entered. It's all that's known at that point. But over time, hopefully more information will be added, corrections will be made, and at the end of the day we'll know a bit more about a particular car than we would otherwise.

Porter Press International

Porter Press publishes the finest selection of top quality Jaguar books in the world, bar none and these are just some of the titles in their portfolio...

Check with Club HQ for your member discount code (valid on most Porter Press titles).

​First published in 2000 and extensively expanded and updated for this new edition, it includes interviews with many of the central characters. From development...

Original Jaguar E-type

Restorers’ and enthusiasts’ guide to 3.8, 4.2 and V12. This beautifully produced book contains a wealth of accurate information and detailed photographs, gleaned from...

This book tells the story of the 1963 Lightweight Jaguar E-type that was famously given an aerodynamic makeover by Dr Samir Klat of Imperial College, London, for the 1964 season...

An expert could not have written this book.  Experts start with knowledge and experience, and so inevitably make assumptions and gloss over important details.  Chris Rooke had played with classic cars before...

This book tells the story of the 1963 Lightweight Jaguar E-type that was famously given an aerodynamic makeover by Dr Samir Klat of Imperial College, London, for the 1964 season...

Chassis 875027, the focus of this story, was the first E-type campaigned by American racing entrepreneur Briggs Cunningham’s famous team and its performances helped persuade Jaguar to use the...

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