International XK Club Website
Welcome to the XK Club website. Among the website's many areas, the aspect of which we are most proud is the wealth of information available for our club members. As a member, you can log into our Members' Area using a password provided by the Club. Once inside, you can view technical articles and videos as well as being able to read magazine back issues. You can also access the fantastic Representatives' News and Events section and get to know your local Area Representative..
Jul 6-9 – Pentillie, Cornwall, Tour, UK – One discounted place left
Jul 16 & 17 – XK Club Weekend, UK
Jul 17-20 - Cotswold Discovery Tour, Stratford, UK
Jul 30 - Dorset Bacchanalia, UK
We are continually expanding the 2015 calendar but would welcome your suggestions as to what sort of events you would like us to organise. Please let Louise have your ideas. Click this link to
Latest XK Gazette
Issue 226, July XK Gazette features a comprehensive round-up of XK history, technical, regional and touring stories.
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Jaguar XK DIY Restoration & Maintenance, by Bob Exelby
This is the story of how one man completely restored his XK 120 roadster, transforming it from dereliction into a thoroughly beautiful example of this iconic sports car. He also took the time to investigate and incorporate numerous detail improvements, making the car even more usable and practical for today's roads, some 65 years after it was built.
Cable TV engineer Bob Exelby has a lifetime of home classic car rebuilds behind him and shares all the nuggets of information, advice and tips gleaned through his own blood (literally), sweat and tears over 50 years of 'playing with old cars'. Even the most experienced make mistakes, and he freely shares his so that others can avoid them. This book is invaluable if you want to know what makes an XK 'tick', and if it's the classic car for you - and vital if you own or are restoring one.
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John Egan - Saving Jaguar
This book tells the story of how John Egan gradually overcame the odds and, piece by piece, rebuilt this great company, winning over the workforce, the overseas dealers and, most important of all, the customers. Working with Margaret Thatcher and her Government, Egan and his team of managers overcame every obstacle, every set-back, every challenge. It is an amazing story that will appeal equally to car enthusiasts, those in business and readers interested in social history.
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Jaguar Design - A Story of Style
One ingredient is common to every Jaguar – style.
A major new Jaguar book we are proud to publish. Arguably a greater proportion of people have more passion for Jaguar than for any other car manufacturer. And the reason for this passion is style. Being more than merely functional motor cars, Jaguars stir the blood. People like their Mercedes, BMW, Audi or Lexus, but they love their Jaguar!
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Martin Brundle Scrapbook by Martin Brundle & Philip Porter
Considered by many in F1 to be the top motor racing broadcaster in the world, Brundle had 11 years in Grand Prix racing. He was the 1988 World Sportscar Champion with Jaguar and the most successful Jaguar driver ever, winning at Le Mans, Daytona, Spa and Monza, where he finished first and second in the same race!
In F1 he drove for Tyrrell, Zakspeed, Brabham, Williams, Benetton, Ligier, McLaren and Jordan. His team mates included Michael Schumacher and Mika Hakkinen, both of whom he beat on occasion. His first arch rival, though, had been Ayrton Senna and Martin describes in great detail their epic battles for the Formula 3 Championship in ’83, which Senna won by a single point at the very last race.
Contributors include: Murray Walker, David Coulthard, Sir Jackie Stewart, Ross Brawn, Sir Stirling Moss, Jenson Button, Adrian Newey, Mark Webber, Lord March, Johnny Herbert, Derek Warwick, Win Percy, Jonathan Palmer, Barrie ‘Whizzo’ Williams, Rubens Barrichello, Martin Whitmarsh, Mark Blundell, Eddie Jordan, David Croft, Henry Pearman, James Allen and John Coombs.
Chapters on Banger Racing & Hot Rods, Touring Cars & FF, F3 Sportscars, F1, Business and the broadcasting years with ITV, BBC and Sky.
Over 500 illustrations, over 80,000 words, 256 pages. Price £34.95
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Focus on the Representatives
Get to know your Area Representative. If you are a member, take the time to visit the Members' Area and have a look at the Representative News & Events page, or even find your Area Representative. Click on their name and see if there are currently any Representative-organised events coming up in your area.
The XK Club is Mobile
Our XK Club mobile site is now live!
Just type the usual XK Club URL - www.xkclub.com - into your mobile phone browser and bingo! Here you can renew your membership, find out more about the club, read the latest news and keep up to date with the latest XK Club events wherever you are.
We feel the discounts for members are a valuable service which can easily pay for membership and, as time allows, we will gradually expand the scheme. Suggestions are, of course, always welcome.
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History of Jaguar
Cool Cars - The History of Jaguar. We thought this link might be of interest.
XK Club Website Tutorials & Added Extras
The first video shown here will give you a tour of the non-members' area of the website. Video part two is a comprehensive tour of the XK Club Members' Area and will highlight any parts of the Members' Area that you may require help with. If you are a non-member and would like to see the benefits you could enjoy as a member, then this video is also ideal for you!
To view the videos at full screen please click on the square at the right of the video menu.