In 1994 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 50-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.
The Club is truly international and we are proud to have members in more than 50 countries.
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.