About the Jaguar E-type Club
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The Only International Jaguar E-type Club!
Philip Porter: “In 2004, after having formed the XK Club in 1997, my wife, Julie, and I were persuaded to start an 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..
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 magazine. Packed with superb content, contributed by members and professional writers from around the world, we aim to include a balance of articles covering all interests. A high proportion of E-type owners appreciate technical and practical features and there is no shortage. Such is the pressure on space, the magazine has gradually expanded and now comprises more than 68 pages.
The magazine, The E-type, is headed up by Philip Porter and, since 2017, former Editor of Classic & Sportscar magazine, James Page. There is a carefully chosen selection of advertisers and a regular motorsport news section. The magazine is way above the standard of the average club publication.
As well as the printed magazine, we also offer a digital edition, free of charge. This is circulated by email, and includes video, search functions, extra photos, live links, and more.
The website is updated in-house and has an ever-expanding 'Members’ Only' section with a technical library and practical videos. There is also a very active co-hosted E-type Forum.
The Club’s emphasis is very much on using the cars – the E-type was designed to be driven! Thus we host a wide range of events from runs to international tours, from lunches to weekends, from track days to technical seminars. We also hold events in conjunction with charity partners, most successfully our annual Round Britain Coastal Drive in support of Prostate Cancer UK.
As well as events organised by HQ, we also have a thriving community at local level, with regional activities and events being arranged by our splendid volunteer Representatives around the UK, Europe, the USA, Australia and beyond.
Many specialists and insurers offer members a meaningful discount. These discounts and the technical advice helps those members restoring, maintaining or upgrading their cars, and can easily cover the annual Club subscription.
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!
Former Patron: Norman Dewis (OBE)
The late Norman Dewis was 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 has owned his Fixed Head (9600 HP – the oldest E-type and Geneva launch press car) and Roadster (848 CRY – The Italian Job E-type) since 1977. He 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 three times and he writes for magazines such as Octane. Philip also founded Porter Press International, now the world’s leading publisher of quality motoring books.
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
“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