JDC Champion of Champions 2019

David Fisher’s impeccable XK8 wins this year’s Jaguar Drivers’ Club Champion of Champions at the NEC


Modern classics win premier concours

Just one year after the XK8 became eligible for the ultimate concours to find the world’s finest Jaguar’s, a magnificent 4.0-litre XK8 has won the Jaguar Drivers’ Club Champion of Champions at the Lancaster Classic Motor Show at the NEC.

The 1997 Coupé, resplendent in Carnival Red with Ivory interior, belongs to long-standing Club member David Fisher, who has owned the XK since September 1997. With just over 52,000 miles on the clock, it is in original condition and according to David, has no rust because he only uses it in the summer and on dry days. The detailing for the show was carried out by another Champion of Champions hero, David Thorp, of Dovedale Garage.


David Fisher receives the Champion of Champions Trophy from TV motoring personality Quentin Willson and Tony O’Keeffe of Jaguar Cars

The Harold Meyer Endeavour Trophy went to another modern classic – the 2007 S-Type R 4.2 of Gareth Jones, who was so fired with enthusiasm for the supercharged V8 engine following a visit to the Bridgend Engine Plant, that he called Lancaster Jaguar in Sevenoaks there and then to order on in Radiance Red. He has now owned the car for 12 years and covered 12,500 happy miles on rallies and at weekends. Apart from a new battery and a set of rear brake pads, the car is completely original and he carried out all the advance preparation for the concours himself, hence the Endeavour Trophy.


Gareth Jones earned the Harold Meyer Endeavour Trophy for his preparation of this 4.2-litre S-Type R

Photo credits: Dave Airston


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