Brucie’s Diary: April 2019

Belford Classic Car Show

On 21st April we took Brucie and his new stablemate to Belford Classic Car Show.
The Bitter Coupe caused quite a stir as most people have never even heard of the Bitter marque!
This is a car I have wanted since I first saw the advertisement in the early 1980’s, and finally I have one! Fortunately, Rob had always wanted one, so it was easy to persuade him to bid on it!
Brucie was getting an equal amount of interest, as he was partially hidden, and having seen him parked next to the Bitter visitors came to see what was hidden under the cover!
Everyone agreed that the bespoke Xclusively Jaguar car cover, supplied by Specialised Covers is very striking, and as a consequence of this we are now able to offer these covers at a discount and we have already taken our first order!
Xclusively Jaguar had an excellent day, at the end of which, Brucie was awarded ‘Best Restored Car of the Show’ which just proves that you can’t hide quality …. not even under a very smart car cover!
 Brucie pictured with his award, and below, with fellow prize winners



28th April 2019 – Drive it Day!

This year we decided to join in the BVAC run across the Scottish Borders and we took Brucie.  We all had a great time. Rob navigated while I drove and our favourite pictures are of Brucie going through the watersplash near Dere Street.

We also crossed Kalemouth Chain Suspension Bridge, one of the oldest surviving bridges of this kind, and really scary because you have to cross one car at a time at 5mph and you can hear the bridge creaking beneath you ….. not recommended for those of a nervous disposition!



Brucie gets a mention in Classic Car Weekly (Wednesday 24th April 2019)

Rob Jenner was recently contacted by Classic Car Weekly contributor Chris Randall who needed some information on the X300 for a proposed feature in Classic Car Weekly.

Appearing in the 24th April 2019 issue of this weekly journal, it makes reference to Letitia Mace and Brucie as an example of an X300 in longterm ownership.

The chosen picture shows Brucie, with current owner and first owner.



Many thanks to David Marks, GB Classic Trim and Camamile and Hay who are responsible for sympathetically restoring Brucie.

Many thanks to Cheviot Classics for organising Belford Classic Car Show and inviting Xclusively Jaguar