About the Jaguar E-type Club
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The Only International Jaguar E-type Club!
In 2004, after having formed the XK Club in 1997, Julie Porter and I were persuaded to start a Jaguar E-type Club by E-type-owning members of the XK Club!
We are delighted to say that the E-type Club has gone from strength to strength and we now have members in over 50 countries and a truly international and growing membership.
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.
At the heart of the E-type Club is the monthly 72+ page magazine. Packed with superb content, contributed by members from around the world, we have a balance of articles covering all interests. A high proportion of E-type owners appreciate technical/practical features and there is no shortage. Such is the pressure on space, the magazine has gradually expanded up to its current 72+ pages.
The magazine, The E-type, is headed up by James Page, former Editor of Classic & Sports Car magazine. There is a carefully chosen selection of advertisers and, since 2009, members have also received a digital edition of the magazine free of charge. The digi mag includes video, live links, search functions, extra photos and more as the technology advances.
The website, which is actively managed and often updated daily, has a 'Members’ Only' section with a library of technical articles and is ever-expanding. There is also an E-type Forum.
The Club’s emphasis is very much on using the cars – the E-type was designed to be driven!
Thus we have a wide range of events from runs to international tours, from lunches to weekends, from track days to technical seminars, from a party at Monterey to a Dinner at the House of Commons. Many are free of charge or the cost is modest. Above all, we aim to give value for money. Some are organised by HQ, and some by our splendid volunteer Representatives around the UK, Europe, the USA, Australia and many other countries.
For the many members restoring or maintaining their cars, there is a wide range of meaningful discounts with many of the leading specialists, plus technical advice and all the practical features and tips in the magazine.
We have no committees, no concours and no politics, but we do have a very friendly atmosphere. We also have a fantastic team behind the scenes, many of whom have worked with us for many years. All of this for less than a tank of fuel!
Patron: Norman Dewis (OBE)
Norman Dewis (OBE) is a Jaguar legend. He joined the company in 1952 as Chief Test Driver and helped to develop disc brakes as well as all the production and competition cars, including, most famously, the E-type.
Co Founder: Philip Porter
Philip Porter is the author of Jaguar E-type – The Definitive History, Ultimate E-type – The Competition Cars, Original Jaguar E-type, The Most Famous Car in the World and about 10 other Jaguar titles plus a number of other motoring books, including four with Sir Stirling Moss. His books have been voted Book of the Year four times and he writes for magazines such as Octane. Philip has owned his Fixed Head (9600 HP) and Roadster (848 CRY) since 1977.
What Our Members Say
“I have recently read the article in the magazine about a heater fan upgrade. I regard it, by a significant margin, as by far the best written article I have ever read anywhere giving details of an upgrade. It is comprehensive in the information provided, and an absolute model of clarity and presentation.” CC, UK
“Thank you for the great magazine, the Club and the continuous development and effort all the Team is giving to it.” PP, Belgium
“Now at home. Missing the Annual Dinner. The incredible location, your friendship, the members I met two or three years ago but after one second is like I spent the holidays together, new friends we had the chance to know… And your warm welcome, Sir Stirling, Norman Dewis, John Coombs and David Hobbs…
"Was that a dream, or is it true? This makes ‘our’ Club a unique one.” GR & VR, Italy
“We have been members of a few classic car clubs in the past 20 years but can honestly say that the E-type Club has been the most charming, friendly and enjoyable club, and the Silverstone weekend a wonderful and well-organised club event. Keep up the good work!”JdeS, UK
“Thank you for a great magazine and your help and support over the years.” AR, UK
“I really enjoy membership and especially the magazine.” AD, Australia
“I am honoured to be a charter [Founder] member of this great Club. Hope to see you all again next year, and to meet more of you who were not on this year’s adventure.” KL, USA writing about E50 Tour
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