Latest Event News.
Our event may only happen once a year, but there is always something on the go right through the year. Whether it be competitions, special offers or discounts, sponsorship changes, or even the weather updates as we approach the day itself and it will all appear here
20 September 2019It's Friday, and time for the stats on where we are so far :-)
It's Friday, and not only is is Stat's day for our event, but so much has been going on this week..
Our event website has had a host of errors located and corrected which is great.
We kicked off a regular feature for Mondays, to help you get past your Monday blues with a Monday Mini Quiz, testing your Jaguar knowledge every Monday.
I have been in discussions with a number of companies this week, with completion of one incredible signup - VIEZU.
There has been a host of updated information from our existing sponsors.
Our Facebook group is becoming more and more active as time goes by, and our event Facebook page is still running at just under 5000 friends, even after a culling session.
I have started looking into the visibility issues everyone had at our last event, and have some solutions I will be looking to implement at our next event.
This event is without a doubt way more complicated than any event I have organised before, so I have (for the first time ever for me) set up a to-do list and just in the next three months I have a stackload to get through - I'm not sure that a to-do list is really something that encourages you.. lol.. it just makes the mountains actually look like mountains rather than just hills in the fog.
I will be in contact with all 21 companies we are now working with in the next couple of weeks to see if there is anything more I can do for them, and to see if the currently unconfirmed sponsors are happy to confirm for 2020.
Additionally I will be testing the water to see how many of them are happy to book one of our free trade plots on the day as this will allow us to start to formulate the layout we need. Oh,yes, Viezu will (currently) have one of the largest plots on the day as they will be bringing their event trailer and possibly a couple of demo vehicles for you to see.
Once I have this all updated I can start to make progress with our Christmas competition.
An attendee has suggested that we start up a gallery of attendee Jaguars that have signed up - I think thios could work well, and give everyone a fantastic view of what they can see on the day itself.. it is one of my 14 to-do items in the next few months - so keep an eye out for this feature :-)
If you haven't registered for our 2020 event yet, please please consider doing so as we have a fantastic Jaguar day out for you with a convoy, main event, prizes, awards, Talks by the Pro's, show prices, free diagnostic checks (to be confirmed), tuning being performed on site, and so so much more. Our event is the grassroots Jaguar event that feels like a small event, personal, friendly, everyone equal but offers you so much more than you would expect.
OK, that is roughly where we are with things overall, and here are the more specific stats that show you exactly where we are in key aspects:
Our forum threads have received an incredible 6,861 hits so far
Our event Facebook page has 4,959 friends
Our event Facebook group has 624 members
Our Twitter feed has 609 followers
Our Instagram feed is stable at 429 followers
We are now working with 22 incredible companies that either support Jaguars, or depend on them
Of those companies we already have 15 of them confirmed for 2020
We are affiliated with three incredible Jaguar clubs & forums
We have 6 stands booked so far
We have 4 incredible awards confirmed for you so far
We have two club allocations booked with 60 places reserved
We currently have 18 Jaguars signed up
Full vehicle stats will appear in our weekly stats update as we go, so please keep an eye on things over the weeks to come.
Meanwhile, an absolutely massive Thankyou to everyone involved with our event - without you we would not have the event we have!
19 September 2019Hot off the press! New sponsor onboard
OK Guys, Literally hot off the press.... I am pleased to be able to announce that as a result of our discussions with Viezu - Remapping, Timing and Performance Specialists, they have just signed up with us for our 2020 event. They will be bringing their event trailer onsite for us and are very much looking forward to meeting everyone on the day. Please join me in welcoming them to our event. https://viezu.com
18 September 2019Looking for your input ref the website layout
I have now spent some hours playing with nested menus, colour schemes, connecting pages and have not managed to coem up with a cohesive new look/structure for our website.
If anyone has a background image themed on our event, colour schemes in mind, or improvements that we could implement pleae drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the Contact Us Page
16 September 2019NEW!! Weekly Mini Quiz
We have just launched a new feature exclusive to our Facebook group - a weekly mini quiz to test your knowledge of Jaguar trivia and facts. Why not give it a go?
Questions go up early on Monday each week, with the answers posted up late afternoon on the same day.
Why not give it a try :-)
13 September 2019Our Friday Update
Ok guys, it's Friday already! I can't believe how quickly the last week has gone.. so time to update everyone with how we are doing
Things have been really busy with our event in the past few days:
We have signed up the incredidible P & K Thornton Restorations company - what they don't know about classic Jaguars you can fit on a postage stamp.. it is incredible to have them onboard.
I am in discussions with a company that specialises in alloy wheel repairs - something we all need - poss more me than some others
We have been making great progress working with the Jaguar Breakfast Club
Our Facebook page and group are both very active, and growing.
Our first 'Day Out' event, a mini event is I believe fully subscribed, and we have more events to come.
Our competition for a VIP weekend at the Hilton is doing well, not just offering a winner an incredible weekend for two but also supporting the incredible RNLI
I am currently getting geared up for our Christmas competition - full details to come on that in a few weeks time.
On the flip side of things one potential sponsor I have been in discussions with for over a year has fallen by the way side, and discussions didn't complete successfully with another three companies so it has not been my most successful week, but nonetheless we are still doing well overall
For those of you looking for the weekly stats.. here is where we are currently
Our forum threads have received over 5,866 hits
Our Facebook page has 4946 friends
Our Facebook group (NEW) has grown to 621 members
Our Twitter account has been stable at 606 followers
Our Instagram account has grown to 425 followers
We have 77 Jaguars currently registered or reserved for the day
We have 15 sponsors confirmed spanning a wide range of services and products we all depend on
We have 5 trade stans booked so far
We now have three club/forum affiliations which is fantastic
And on the day we already have 4 unique class awards lined up for you.
12 September 2019P & K Thorton Restorations has just signed up with us
I am happy to be able to announce that we have just signed another incredible company up as an official event sponsor - please join me in making them feel welcome to our event.
The company is P & K Thornton Restorations, based in Nottingham. they have been established since 1967 (almost as old as me :-)) and specialise in all aspects of restoration and service of pre 1974 Jaguars.. able to handle everything from servicing right through to a full nut and bolt restoration.
The company is well known, and respected in their field, and have worked on a great number of classic Jaguars over the years.
We are very happy that they have agreed to work with us as official event sponsors.
Please feel free to check their website out at www.thorntonrestorations.com and should you need any work done by them please make sure you mention JaguarForumsUK when contacting them.
11 September 2019Upcoming announcement regarding a new sponsor specialising in Jaguar restorations
OK guys, I will be announcing details today or tomorrow regarding a new official event sponsor that specialises in Classic Jaguar restoration work, and has been doing so since 1965 - it is great to have someone onboard covering this sector and I am sure you will all join me in welcomeing them onboard.
10 September 2019A quick update for you
Just a quick update to bring you guys up to date with things..
We now have 75 places already reserved or booked with us for our 2020 event, which is incredible.
We have JaguarForums.com, JagChat.net, JEC (East/West Sussex), & the fantastic Jaguar Breakfast Club all onboard with us.
I am waiting on feedback from a number of potential sponsors, and in a few weeks time will be reconnecting with our current sponsors and confirming things with them.
We have two companies that depend on Jaguars for their business involved with us, and as well as a few enquiries on the go I have also contacted the police to see if they use Jaguars and may be interested in hosting a talk on the day.
I have been looking into extending our charity involvement, and will be following up with this in October.
As you know our event is not for profit - actually quite the reverse last year with our event losses having to be covered by donations from some incredible sponsors - so for us to be able to support the RNLI and potentially an additional charity yet to be confirmed, is fantastic :-).
We are currently hosting a competiton where you can win an incredible VIP weekend at the Hilton for two, with all ticket sales going to the RNLI, our free Christmas competition is coming up soon, and we have some great 'Days Out' coming up too for you..
A huge and massive thankyou goes out to everyone involved with our event - without you we could not have the incredible event we have - THANKYOU
06 September 2019Latest update regarding our event
It's Friday (finally) and it's time for a news update regarding our annual event, which has grown in so many ways in the past few weeks...
Our forum threads have received over 4,800 hits, which is incredible
Our new Facebook group for attendees has grown to over 610 members
Our Facebook page still has around 5000 friends - I do need to go through this and have a serious go at unfriending people that are not genuine
We have an incredible 60 places prebooked by clubs and forums
We already have 13 (yep that lucky number) of independant bookings
Our Twitter account is stable at 607 followers
And our Instragram following is slowly growing and is now at 420
We are currently running a competition with all funds going to the RNLI for a VIP weekend at the Hilton inc underground parking - almost £1000 in value so well worth entering - noting our event is purely hosting the competition - we are taking no costs from it at all - all the info is on the Competition page, and in the Facebook group - it is well worth entering.
Additionally we now have two businesses that depend on Jaguars for their day to day work, and I an trying to expand on that. Also I am waiting on feedback from the Surrey police regarding any Jaguar use, and possibly attending and hosting one of our 'Talk by the Pros' sessions for us.
I am currently in negotiations with three companies, and one event, and as you likely know the incredible Jaguar Breakfast Club have just signed up with us :-)
Finally, as I get over the summer holiday period and get back into the swing of the school run etc here I am just starting to get geared up for the free Christmas competition. Remember to be able to enter the competition you need to have either attended our 2019 event or be registered for our 2020 event :-)
Don't forget to check out the VIP Weekend at the Hilton competition, and please consider entering.. our event Patron Frank Woodford has donated the prize and all monies go to the RNLI
02 September 2019Newly affiliated club!
I am pleased to announce that the incredible Jaguar Breakfast Club has joined our affiliate progam. Additionally they are sponsoring a brand new award - 'The Spirit of Jaguar', and will be taking advantage of a club allocation at our next event to meet you on the day.
01 September 2019Lots to come...
OK guys, I am back after a week off, and I have a huge to-do list for you, with a new club affiliation, new sponsors, a brand new award and more.. please keep an eye on our event here on our website, via our Facebook group, and our Twitter feed for all the latest information as I go :-)
22 August 2019NEW!! Competition for a VIP weekend at the Waldorf!!!
JaguarForumsUK - The Great British Day Out.. Is pleased to announce our first amazing RNLI support prize draw of 2019 is now open for entry.
The luck winners will be treated to a luxury Executive VIP two night weekend stay for two people at the Waldorf Hotel in London's famous theatre district.. As my personal guests.
This prize has a maximum value of around £ 955.25 depending on high and low season use..
Offering you full access to the Executive lounge plus the wonderful Concierge team.
The prize will also include access to Frank Woodfords' own personal private heated underground parking area for your own Jaguar.. For two nights. Which is located right opposite the Waldorf..
The above prize is offered at Frank Woodfords' own personal expense, plus in his opinion is one of the finest iconic hotels of London to which he have been personally using for many years..
Offering you access to fine dining within the wonderful Homage restaurant, plus access to the lovely Good Godfreys bar to sample a few fine Brandys or be indulge in a variety of amazing Cocktails that are on offer to you.
All draw entries will be charged at the incredible low cost of £2.00 each via our PayPal link below, just think nearly a £1000 prize for a £2 entry,
Please state the number of entries you wish to purchase, you may enter as many times as you wish, but only members of the JaguarForumsUK Facebook group may purchase E tickets.
All funds that have been raised above all administration costs will be donated to the RNLI via the Maritime Association UK.
Terms and conditions are as follows..
The E-Voucher will be emailed directly to the winner which will be published within the JaguarForumsUK Facebook group.
The winner will be selected by a random third party selection team, via a selection program using online draw systems, the selection operator decision is final.
No monies gained from this prize draw will benefit the Maritime Association UK, or our Jaguar group in any shape or form.
The prize draw will take place on the 5th November 2019. (Guy Fawkes)
Giving you plenty of time to enter at your own convenience
The lucky winners will be notified within 24 hrs of the draw via email
The stated prize will have no exchange cash value, the winning e voucher may only be used at weekends upto its given expiry date. Please also refer to terms on the voucher offer directly from the Waldorf London. The voucher will remain valid for one year and remains the property of the Maritime Association until it's use.
Please use the PayPal link below to enter this amazing prize draw,
Please note each entry will cost £2.00 and you may purchase as many tickets as you wish, but you must be a member of our group to enter.
The important bits...
01 Within the notes section of your PayPal account you must state your contact name which you have used on our group membership, and offer a contact number, plus your email address that is linked to your own personal PayPal account.. This is normally forwarded automatically upon your payment but we have problems in the past where multiple email addresses are linked to accounts.
02 All entries from none members to our group will be void and not refunded.. You must be a member to enter.
03 Moderator's of the group will be allowed to enter into this draw but Admin's will not be able to enter.
04 Upon receipt within a few hours you will receive a receipt from us - the Maritime Association to confirm your payment and draw entrie or entries.
If you have any questions or comments then please don't hesitate to contact me directly...
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your help in supporting the amazing work of the RNLI, as without the continued fundraising from you the public this much needed service would be unable to continue.
The RNLI.. Saving lives at sea without question 24/7 365 Days a year. 🇬🇧
The Maritime Association UK
19 August 2019New award sponsorship - hot off the press
We are very happy to be able to announce that JagChat.net have just agreed to sponsor the 'JagChat.net Best Classic XJ' Trophy for our 2020 event - massive thanks to them for their continued support of our event.
So, if you own an XJ - we now have two awards that you are in with a chance of winning on the day :-)
16 August 2019Where are we at the end of another week?
It's a Friday and as always it's stats day so we know how we are doing :-)
Our Instagram account has almost 400 followers
Our Twitter feed has over 600 followers
Our website is busier than ever
Our Facebook page is fully subscribed
Our NEW Facebook group has gained over 500 members in less than a week.
We have signed up with a new incredible sponsor and I am waiting to hear from another two potential sponsors.
Neil and Mark have accepted moderator roles on our new Facebook group, helping ensure our group remains a great place to be. Huge thanks to them for this.
And our incredible event Patron Frank Woodford Mbe has added 'Days Out', and a competition for a VIP weekend at The Waldorf to the growing list of what we can do for our attendees and members.
And that is all in the last week! And we have so much more in progress too with the upcoming annual event, our 10th Anniversary event in 2021, and not just connecting with companies that support our Jaguars, but also companies that depend on Jaguars. We have an incredible couple of years ahead of us, so please stick with us as our event has so much more to achieve for you all.
Have an incredible Jaguar weekend on us!
Very best regards,
16 August 2019Competition!!
Our event Patron Frank Woodford MBE has just announced an incredible competition exclusive to members of our Facebook group...
A two night luxury VIP weekend stay for two at The Waldorf Hotel in London!
All the details can be found in our Facebook group.
An absolutely massive Thankyou to Frank, for this incredible exclusive prize for our facebook group members
14 August 2019Just as I thought there was no more news...
As I said, things never seem to be quiet regarding our event and I have a few updates for you.
We have been looking for companies that depend on Jaguars for their business, and we new officially have a second signup.
L & K Funeral Directors have just signed up with us - they have a variety of Jaguars not just in the business but also personally. they will be bringing one or more show cars with them on the day, and I believe will be sponsoring one of the awards on the day for XJ saloons. A massive thankyou to them for their support of our event.
I have been contacted directly by a new Automotive Museum in New York regarding a possible link with us, and I am currently trying to find out if it is genuine.. if so, it could lead to a number of things for us here - but unfortunately I have no further info as of yet for you - but as soon as I know more I will let you know.
Additionally I am still waiting on the conclusion of discussions with another company that are very knowledgaeable about one specific system on our Jaguars - I am hoping they choose to work with us, and will be onsite to meet everyone on the day - but again more info to follow as soon as I have it.
I know you think I have forgotten (yep, you all know my memory too well lol) but I have been thinking on the posters for the event and have some ideas for a very simple, but hopefully effective design - on A4 format - that once done I can supply as a PDF to anyone happy to advertise our event to visitors or customers, and hopefully help increase the number of Jaguar owners we work with, with our event.
As always please keep an eye on our event as we go - I have a lot of possibilities on the backburner that I am working on for everyone, and even if I only manage the usual 50% of what I have on the go we still have an incredible event ahead of us :-)
11 August 2019Our event now does even more for you :-)
OK, whenever I think things should be quiet here it is anything but :-)
Our event Facebook page has hit its limit, and has been oversubscribed with 5000 friends - incredible!
A massive thankyou goes out to everyone involved with our event - without you, we would not have the event we have.
As a result we have started up a new event Facebook group, which will give us more space, ability to advertise events, competitions and do more for you on that channel. Why not sign up free and join us there? You can sign up FREE here.
Additionally there has been a couple of changes as a result, our patron, Frank Woodford MBE is helping with the admin on our Facebook group, and we are starting to offer Jaguar Days Out between our annual events - all the info can be found in our new group or by directly contacting Frank to see what we have available for you. A massive thankyou to Frank for his help in this!
Also, for your info in the past week visitors to our website have been from all around the globe - here are the top five for the past week, in order of number of visits:
01 August 2019Update - new sponsor and other news for you
We have some good news - if you remember we widened the scope of our event this year to not only include people & companies that directly support you and your Jaguar for the life of your Jaguar, but also to companies that depend on Jaguars for their business.
This is an aspect of our event I am chisseling away at currently to widen our scope, as I am sure it is not just me that has no idea of how much of an effect Jaguars have on all sorts of aspects of our day to day lives :-) (wait on the flood of responses telling me it's just me :-))
I have a lot of enquiries on the go with businesses, however I am pleased to be able to tell you that Stoneman Funeral Services have just signed up with us, making them the first! They attended our last event, and gave us all a chance to take a look over the gorgeous Jaguars they use, without having to pass away to do so :-) and to find out more about them. They were so impressed with us that they have signed up with us officially and will be onsite to discuss their cars, and of course the services they can provide should you want to. An absolutely massive thankyou to them for this.
They will be officially appearing as sponsors tomorrow, when I get a chance to update things, but thought I would let you know in advance.
Additionally I have been working on the event website, and have added an experimental page for classifieds - it's free, as is pretty much anything to do with our event, so please consider giving it a go alongside your current favourite choice of places to advertise your Jaguar parts.
Plus, things are still very, very busy with our event Facebook page - we now have over 4,500 friends there and will be running out of available 'friend slots' very shortly. Our LinkedIn profile is expanding as well, hopefully bringing more companies onboard to meet you on the day.
I will be offline next week regarding the event, but will pick up anything in the way of emails, activity etc the following week.. and meanwhile will try to get everything up to date for you guys by the end of Friday night.
Meanwhile please have a fantastic Jaguar week ;-)
31 July 2019New LinkedIn article about our event
We have just published an article on LinkedIn that fills in a little of the history about our event.. Why not take a look here: LinkedIn Article
26 July 2019Latest update for everyone
It's Friday and time to bring you up to date with our event..
I am currently in discussions with Classic & Sports Car magazine, a specialist lubricants company, and a company that specialises in organising incredible driving routes, plus I have been trying to gain an in-road to Jaguar theirselves.. as always no telling how much of all this will come together for you guys, but it is genuinely all on the go, and I have my fingers crossed that I can pull at least some of this off for you.
Our event patron is looking into our options for the tenth anniversary event currently, to make our 2021 event incredible and the showstopper I know everyone wants - no guarantees - but we are working on it :-)
As always, I have not managed as much as I would like - but we are on schedule nonetheless thankfully - most people are working on their upcoming events for this year, and I am sure it is just us working on 2020 & 2021 events for everyone :-)
Please keep an eye on our event - as so much is currently on the go, and could well come into place for us over the next few weeks :-)
If anyone knows a specialist company that they know and trust that may want to get involved with our event please mention our event to them - they will be made very welcome :-)
Have a fantastic weekend everyone, and enjoy your Jaguar!