The Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club is to host a Summer Jaguar Festival at Blenheim Palace on May 10-12, packed full of special features, celebratory displays and live entertainment.
Friday evening will see Tom Walkinshaw Racing honoured with an audience of celebrities from Jaguar’s golden era of motorsport, including Le Mans winner Andy Wallace being re-united with his 1988 winning car. The evening will also include a barbecue and music from vocal harmony group, the Swingettes. Following on the Saturday will be a Silverstone Auctions sale at nearby Heythrop Park, with evening entertainment from BBC Strictly Come Dancing band leader and singer, Tommy Blaize.
The main event day is the Sunday, which will see the world’s largest gathering of Jaguars at Blenheim Palace and a ‘Jaguars on Film and TV’ theme. It will also feature a parade around the private roads of the Blenheim Estate to mark the 60th anniversary of the Mk2 saloon, as well as more live music, technical seminars from expert Dave Marks and big screen coverage of the event. Free entry to the house, park and gardens is included too.
James Blackwell, JEC General Manager said: “I really can’t wait for this phenomenal event. It’s going to be an amazing opportunity to see and meet the owners of a huge number of Jaguars from all eras, plus ask questions of the best and most trusted suppliers in the trade. Hearing about the golden days of the iconic TWR Jaguar team will be an unforgettable moment, but I also cannot wait to see the parade of Jaguars take to the roads of Blenheim on Sunday.”
Sunday entry costs £32 per car with up to four occupants – a huge saving on the usual entry price – with extended weekend packages available including accommodation at Heythrop Park. See www.jec.org.uk/blenheim for details.