Members gathered at Birchanger Services at junction 8 off the M11 at 8am on Sunday 13th August before driving up to the common at Saffron Walden. The weather was really better than expected for a change. The sun shone all day. While awaiting arrival of club members at Birchanger Services, a missed opportunity arose and was gone in seconds. What appeared to be the new E-Pace was seen driving out of the car park. At first it looked like an F-Pace, but for the now familiar camouflage decals all over the vehicle. There would be no reason to camouflage this vehicle had it been an F-Pace. Obviously the vehicle is still undertaking road tests before launch.
On arrival at the common in Saffron Walden, we were joined throughout the day by members from the Cambridge region of the JEC as well as members of the JDC so all Jaguars were together. It was a fine sight and a good display, with many members being approached by members of the public wishing to discuss aspects of their displayed cars.
A good time was had by all and it makes it even better when the weather stays fine. There were other club stands on the common, including the Morris Minor Club, TR Club, MG Club, army vehicles and classic coaches, to name but a few.
Hilton & Moss, a local classic car restorer, had a 1953
XK120 on display which had an asking price of £129,000.
The whole event appeared to be bigger than last year as quite a number of privately owned classic cars parked up on the common. The event this year was in support of the Arthur Rank hospice.