About the International Jaguar XK Club
The Only International Jaguar XK Club!
In 1997 Julie Porter and I decided to form an international club purely for classic Jaguar XKs. We never imagined it would grow to the extent it has and play such a significant role in the lives of so many owners.
The thing that makes this club different is that it concentrates 100% on XK 120s, 140s and 150s, and their derivatives, the C-types and D-types.
I think a good club can enhance ownership in many ways. There is the exchange of information, the sharing of common problems and solutions, and the camaraderie created by events.
At the heart of the Club is the 64-page monthly magazine, headed up by myself and former Deputy Editor of Classic Car magazine, Malcolm McKay. We have exceptional support from members who contribute from around the world on all manner of topics. There are superb technical/practical articles and tips, event reports, coverage of racing, originality articles, upgrading advice, restoration stories… We have regular columns on the marketplace and XK guru David Bentley’s famous Where Are They Now? articles monthly. The XK Gazette is packed with XK material and has a selection of specialists advertising their services.
Many specialists and insurers offer members a meaningful discount. These discounts and the technical advice help those members restoring, maintaining or upgrading their cars.
As well as the printed magazine, members have been receiving a digital version free of charge since 2009. This arrives by email, has video, search functions, extra photos, live links, and more as the technology develops. You can view it very easily on your computer or tablet.
This website is constantly updated in-house and has an ever-expanding Members Only section with technical library and practical videos.
The Club’s emphasis is very much on using our cars – the XK 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 an Annual 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.
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! I hope you will decide to join.
The motor racing legend has been an active Patron of the XK Club since 2000 and has attended every one of our Annual Dinners. The XK played an important role in his early career and he describes his TT win in a 120 as his “great breakthrough”.
Philip Porter is the author of around 15 Jaguar books, including Original Jaguar XK, and a number of other motoring books, including four with Club Patron, Sir Stirling Moss. Philip’s books have been voted Book of the Year four times and he writes for magazines such as Octane. Philip has owned his XKs since 1973.
What Our Members Say
“Thank you so much for all the years of pleasure the magazine has given me.” GB-W, UK
“I must say you have a well organised club with a good magazine and excellent venues.” EO, France
“The XK Club is fantastic; it’s definitely one of the best. If anybody has got an XK, I think you have got to be in it”. Jools Holland (musician, bandleader and TV personality)
“Thanks again for wonderful (Annual) Dinner in the House of Commons. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves in very good company!” HvdV, Holland
” I have just joined the XK Club and am writing to say what a find it has been. The 10% discount I saved on a new set of wires for the 150 has more than paid for my membership.” KA, UK
“The XK Gazette is the letterbox highlight of the month.” John Elmgreen, Australia
“Please could you pass on my congratulations to Philip et al for the new digital version of the Gazette. I think it is excellent. One can read it anywhere, even though the hard copy is at home! And from two classified adverts that you have published for me, I have had a call from Berlin and another from South Africa! Both callers say they saw the adverts in the ‘Digital Edition’, and I am now helping the guy in SA to source some tricky parts for his 120 OTS and 140 FHC.” NP, UK
If you would like more information on the International XK Club please email
or tel: +44 (0)1584 781588.