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FUEL THE PASSION

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...

FAMILY FRIENDLY

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...

CLUB PERMIT SCHEME

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.

SHOW OFF

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.

SPORTING

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...

WE'VE COME A LONG WAY

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

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.

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When: 16/10/2015 - 18/10/2015

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  • The President's Report

    by Stuart Cleland
     President - Stuart Cleland

     

    If you don’t regularly attend club meetings, why not come along to our next meeting on Tuesday 1st September at 7pm for 8pm. You can chat to other members around the fire, or watch a pre-meeting film. At the meetings we have interesting cars on the floor, and we have been enjoying some excellent guest speakers. Later on supper is provided at no charge.
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    A unique time line of cars

    by Ann Isaacs
    Colin’s SS1 - one of the stars in his collection
    Our club has many avid collectors but Colin Kiel has gathered his cars with an eye for the unique by carefully selectig ones which, in his opinion, really stand out. So walking into Colin’s large shed is quite a mouth-dropping experience as it is more a well-maintained display museum with examples of elegant cars or ones with an unusual history.
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    The Connolly Brothers

    Would your Jaguar feel and smell the same without Connolly leather?
    by Dawson Miller
    The next time you slide into your seat in the Jaguar and smell the leather aroma, say a quick thank-you to the Connolly brothers, John and Samuel. If it weren’t for these two industrious brothers chances are that the smell and finish of your leather upholstery would not be the same as the one that has become associated with the world’s most desirable cars. The benches and seats of the Houses of Lords and Commons, the Cunard liner QE2, the British Library and the Dorchester and Ritz hotels to name but a few British establishments where Connolly leather is used for the upholstery.
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    Meet our 2015 Committee: Social Secretaries Bryce and Peter Dermody

    Social Secretaries Bryce and Peter Dermody

    The role of social secretary is a most important Club function and because of the work involved is often shared by couples.

    This year Peter and Bryce Dermody have taken on the position.

    As Bryce tells it Peter has been around the club for what seems like a century or two. “He can apparently remember when the Club used to meet at the Auburn Heights Bowling club, now that is showing his age,” Bryce quips. Peter has taken on many roles including president, vice president, treasurer (which Bryce says he is dead if he ever takes on that role again), bar man and now social secretary.

    However Bryce is well aware of how the cards are stacked – Peter is the front man and attends meetings, while Bryce does the background work. She believes this division works well for the both of them as Bryce is a busy mother of two energetic children as well as a highly credentialed maths/ science teacher.

    Peter owns an Mk V which is apparently gathering dust in a storage unit until his restoration plans for it happen. His pride and joy is an XJ40 which Bryce admits she has never driven and she is not sure what would cause Peter more grief – losing the car or losing Bryce! In the fog of looking after the family and school work, Bryce thinks she heard Peter talking about buying a new car but believes there is lot more consultation to be done on that suggestion. Bryce has an X-Type which was bought unseen on EBay from South Australia. Initially she was not keen to have a Jag but now loves it.

    “There is plenty of room in the back for the two monsters (I mean kids) and had enough boot space for a double pram and some groceries which was all that really mattered there for a while. More importantly the X-Type seems to float down the road and hug the corners,” she said.

    “My experiences in the Club have been varied. Obviously I have been a President’s wife and let’s be honest that means I answered his emails, took phone calls at all hours and typed up all those president’s reports. I discovered that I had been made social secretary when reading the CAT-A-LOG one month and so began that stage of my life with the JCCV.” Bryce and Peter are hoping to see many more families coming along to events in 2015. Their two children always love it when there are more friends to play with and the monthly Club runs can be great opportunity to experience and meet others. From the ladies’ perspective she would like to see more dinners in the evening and social events taking place.

    Let Bryce know your thoughts and she will see what can be organised. Bryce would also like to hear if a chocolate tour in the city would be popular. If she can get at least 10 interested Bryce will organise a private chocolate tour in the city (basically eating our way around several chocolate stores).

    Just let Bryce know your preferences - eating, drinking, socialising with others, just drop her a line at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or give her a call on 0402 328 723. Bryce would like to make 2015 the year of the ladies.