OK everyone, We have made it to the end of another week, and are now getting very close to the date of our Great British Day Out for Jaguars, this May 24th.
Ionut Shupy has been running the weekly trivia quiz this week with some interesting questions for everyone, and will be announcing the winners later today on our event Facebook group, a massive Thankyou to him for getting involved with helping all of us (me very much included) learn a little more about our favourite marque - Jaguar!
Our event website has started listing clubs and forums worldwide (including here of course :-)) in a new Club Register, and the feedback especially from our worldwide followers has been very positive.
People have been steadily signing up Jaguars for the event and we have everything from an incredible Mark IX right through to an XJ220, a D-Type, Project 7 & 8's and more - spanning 61 years of production.
I am still working hard in the background to encourage takeup of club allocated areas, trade & club plots and setup partnerships with more clubs than ever.
The Rotary Club are currently in discussions with Soraya regarding the Marshaling for the day, and I am close to making a start on the supporting paperwork you will all need on the day..
If you haven't signed up for our ninth event yet, please do.. you will will be helping us reach our target of 300 Jaguars on the day, and helping us not only build an even better event for you, but also helping us to support the RNLI & the Rotary Club, noting that we are a not-for-profit event.
If you are wondering what our event offers - we offer far more than almost any other annual grassroots event out there - prizes, awards, talks, unlimited advice, a convoy & main event, show prices, connecting you with suppliers, clubs, forums, specialist repairers, an event website at www.jaguarforumsuk.com with archive photos, threads, info, club register and more, a Telegram chat group with all the event chat and news, and an active Facebook group you can get involved in. If you have attended our previous events you will see a huge improvement with this years event - streamlined registration, more marshals than ever, more trade stands and club participation, and we already have 61 years of production signed up! :-) Oh yes, I forgot - you can also book discounted tours and experiences with Denbies to enjoy on the day, and if you need accomodation we have a unique discounted all inclusive accomodation deal for attendees so you can even make a wekend of it :-)
So go on, why not give our event a go, and treat yourself and your Jaguar to a great day out?
Here are the stats on where we are so far, so you know exactly how things are :-)
Our forum threads for this years event have hit an incredible 28,259 hits
We currently have 77 Jaguars spanning 61 years of production and 147 attendees signed up
We have 21 incredible event sponsors
We have 10 trade stands booked
We have 1 community stand booked
We have 5 Club stands, and 3 Club allocated areas booked
We have 7 great Awards you could win inc some fun ones
Our event Facebook page now has 4956 friends
Our Facebook group is growing and now has 831 members
Our event Twitter feed is stable at 621 followers
Our Instagram account is growing steadily and has 727 followers
& our LinkedIn account is connected to 500+ professionals and companies.
I was told by a very good friend some years ago that an event should only take a few months to pull together, and to watch my work/home/event balance - I listened and then ignored everything lol but we do now have a unique event for everyone, that truly encompasses ALL Jaguars from ALL walks of life, a MASSIVE THANKYOU to everyone who has helped us to get to where we are today!