The Jaguar Car Club of Victoria is about you. It’s about connecting people of all backgrounds with varying interests in the marque, so that you and your family can enjoy and fully realise the numerous benefits of being a member of the JCCV. The club seeks to provide, through its various activities, a happy and fulfilling environment for you...
Although admiration for the Jaguar marque is an all important aspect of the JCCV, the club's emphasis is not just on the cars. Our members are what makes the club and their enjoyment and welfare are also of primary importance. Accordingly, we plan activities throughout the year so that members, their partners, children and grandchildren can participate and enjoy a wide variety of activities and social functions through out the year. Members and their families are encouraged to attend the monthly general meetings at our club rooms, which provide a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere...
The Club Permit Scheme (CPS) allows members of the JCCV to have limited use of historic vehicles on the road network. Vehicles must be at least 25 years old to participate in the scheme. You MUST be a member of the JCCV for a minimum of 30 days before being eligible to apply for a Club Permit under the Club's CPS for a Jaguar and 12-months for a non-Jaguar.
The focal point of the club is of course the Jaguar cars that we greatly admire and to this end, one thing our members love is to join other enthusiasts and show off their pride and joy. The Jaguar Car Club of Victoria (JCCV) participates and supports various interclub displays, charities and events each year, the highlight of which is our annual Concours & Display Day held in November.
For those interested in driving their Jaguars in a somewhat more spirited manner, the JCCV offers members the opportunity to participate in a variety of events in a controlled and safe environment on one of the many race circuits around Victoria including; Winton, Philip Island, Sandown, etc. Through the club's affiliation with the Marque Sports Car Association (MSCA), the JCCV offers...
The year was 1962 Dawn Fraser broke the minute barrier for 100m freestyle, NASA's Mariner 2 becomes the first spacecraft to fly by Venus, Lawrence of Arabia was voted the movie of the year and a dozen Jaguar owners got together and founded what is now the oldest Jaguar Club in Australia.
Our meeting place is a credit to the vision of early members who formed an alliance with the Austin Healey Club and purchased our own clubrooms. They are discreetly located in Springvale and offer members a comfortable club ambience and relaxed atmosphere befitting these fine British marques and their owners. The club rooms offer a large meeting room equipped with full audio visual facilities, lounge room, conference room, library, merchandise shop, kitchen and licensed bar. The club rooms have easy access for wheelchairs and provide comfortable seating and conveniences to make anyone's visit a pleasurable experience.
Important info re Club Permits
From Friday, March 17, to Friday, April 7, there is a new temporary mailing address for all permit renewals and new club permit applications. Please mail to: The Secretary, JCCV, PO Box 4263, Mulgrave, VIC 3170.
Date Change for XJ Register Hoist Day
The XJ Register Hoist Day scheduled for 10:00 am, Saturday 25th March, at the clubrooms has been postponed for the same time the following Saturday, April 1.
Sunday, March 26 - Rippon Lea Estate Heritage Festival
MORE CARS NEEDED
The JCCV has been invited to provide five older Jaguars (pre-1980s) for display in the driveway and in front of the historic Rippon Lea mansion on Sunday, March 26. Rippon Lea is owned by the National Trust of Victoria and is hosting a series of heritage weekends. This event will be a far more relaxed and quieter day than the Grand Prix which is on this same weekend.
Our resident JCCV quiz whiz, Brent Gazzaniga, brought the name of Alice Fenton to the committee’s attention as someone who was very important to Jaguar and to its founder, Sir William Lyons. According to the official biography of Sir William Lyons, authors Philip Porter and Paul Skilleter described Alice Fenton as someone who for 35 years “single-mindedly devoted herself to Jaguar and Sir William. Alice began work in the Swallow Sidecar office as a young teenager having previously worked for Sir William’s father in his piano shop. Within a very short time, her capacity for work so impressed the younger Lyons that she quickly became his personal assistant and sales assistant.