This is where we tell you what we have planned

Sometimes we get active, sometimes we just chill ...

It is also where you can publicise your own club events, outings and what-not, so tell us about them.

Drop a mail to ctjag8@yahoo.com and we'll take it from there.

... and other times we leave the Jaguars at home and go for a little drive in the country ...


Diary entries: save the date/s now

Hi Guys,

The time for the long awaited talk by Brian Askew has arrived. This once-off event is something special and is not to be missed. Please make every effort to attend and let me know by Wednesday 18th whether you will attend.

When. Sunday 22 March at 11:00

Where. Hebron Haven

What. In 1922 William Lyons and William Walmsley started SS Sidecars

In 1932 SS Cars had produced their first cars – the SSI and SS2

In 1942 SS Cars were refurbishing Whitley bombers

In 1952 Jaguar Cars had won their first Le Mans

Brian Askew will speak on the fortunes of Jaguar during the second World War and their commercial racing successes in the 1950s.

He has found a couple of period videos so the talk could run +/- 45 minutes.

The talk will be followed by lunch where we will order from the a la carte menu.

RSVP. Once again, please let me know by Wednesday 18th whether you will be attending.

See you there,

Mark


Our second stop was at Tanglewood Country Hotel, warmly greeting locals, out-of-towners and holiday makers from near and far since 1885. It boasts nine guest rooms and one ghost.

The Great Hebron-to-Hebron Midlands Treasure Hunt, Sunday 24 November 2019

Reportback:

Who: Five crews in three foreign vehicles and two XJs - a Series 1 and a Daimler 2.4.

Distance: Approx 94 km, up the road from Hebron Haven to St Andrews Church, looking out for cryptic clues along the way. Double back to Tanglewood to look up its original name. Grab a pamphlet to show we had been there.

Then onto the Meander Route for more clues and drop in at The Bierfassl to introduce ourselves and collect a bite of Brattwurst. Answer more questions on the way back.

Visit Full Of Beans to meet the owner and collect a damn' fine cappuccino. Keep the containers as proof.

Back to Hebron for natter and lunch. Our Host, Mike Corlett, said it was a dry run to determine whether the format would work for bigger events in future. He is a member of another motor club and wants to re-open the venue to breakfast runners and four-wheelers.

Excellent lunch with starters, burgers or line-fish, and desserts. Lots of spot prizes. Everybody did so well that no winners needed to be announced.

Full Of Beans Coffee Shop where we met Debbie and enjoyed "mush" cappuccino.

Hebron Haven: Hosting motoring events since at least the late 'sixties, when Ed and spouse spent a wet weekend there after an NMCC club rally. Twenty-seven rooms, 88 beds, a miniature railway and a ghost or six. Plus a pot of gold buried somewhere about the property, it is said.


NMDJA EVENTS CALENDAR 2019/20

July 2019

7th. Scottburgh Classic Car Show.

August

10th. AGM at the Halls

September

Midmar braai.

October

Braai at Shongweni dam to be organised by Werner Lubbinge. That was the day they blew up the Hammarsdale bridge, so we went somewhere else.

November

Quiz to be organised by Elisabeth.

December

Christmas function

January 2020

Braai at the Hamiltons.

February

Lunch at Rawdons

March

Brian Askew's illustrated talk on Jaguar during the WWll years and its racing programme immediately thereafter. Followed by lunch.  Hebron Haven on Sunday, 22 March. Save this date.

April

Picnic at Cumberland.

May

4x4 run to be organised by Robin.

June

Braai at the Melvilles

July

AGM

Spare events

Braai at Hilton College river site. James Guimaraens Mk V start up. James Guimaraens

Progressive supper

Classic car racing at Dezzi and Munster motor museum.

Birding at Thurlow.

Grace College next August

- Mark Pistorius

markpistorius236@gmail.com

082 803 5561