|Big Cats and Wolves
by Eric Arnold (Chairman, JEC Spanish Region)
“Big Cats and Wolves”, what is all that about you may ask. The Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club in Spain held their latest event on 25th August. Club members brought their beautiful Jaguars to Font Del Llop Golf Resort on the CV847 near Aspe. Loosely translated Font Del Llop is the drinking point of wolves in an old Spanish dialect. Just a fantastic day in all respects, a fantastic location, the views from the club house are stunning. PICTURES kindly provided by John Parkin.
As usual in fabulous Spain, we had perfect weather. The golf club had given us special permission to display the cars on the club house front terrace overlooking the pristine golf course, a photographers dream. A few drinks and a chat then lunch. Bread, fresh salad, chicken coujons in batter and reuvelto with home made biscuits, then a choice of Paella De Elche, hake fillet or an Iberico sirloin steak for the main course, followed by a black current cheese cake to die for, coffee, wine, beer and water etc. all for 23 Euro’s, just extraordinary value for such a beautiful spread. May I take this opportunity to thank all those that attended especially the new members and to thank Ian our Events Manager for putting together such a brilliant day.
The superb selection of 14 Jaguars at this meeting, a little down on our normal numbers but typical for an August meeting, and those few cars brought 34 enthusiastic members. No real classics this time but a stunning display of XJ’s, XK’s, S Types and a new XF . The raffle for motoring books, the sale of Jaguar magazines and members kind donations raised 110 Euros towards club expenses. Thank you so much to those who contributed. “Murphy’s Law” was fully functional on this day as the car chosen as best car of the day by the ladies was our Events Manager’s, Ian McMenemy’s pristine blue S Type, this was obviously declined and the prize for Ladies Choice went to David Marshal with his absolutely stunning white XJ, well deserved.
More photographs and a last chat and people started to depart just after 4:30pm. A beautiful day, great food, fabulous cars, all in an absolutely stunning location. Our next meeting is on Saturday 21st September, JEC Spain has agreed to support the Royal British Legion in their Poppy Day Gala Appeal, this will include a cruise out to The Manor at Paradon near Pinoso. Ian is still making final arrangements but lunch will take the form of a carvery, contact Ian for more details. A great run out to help support a great cause, lunch and an opportunity to join in all the other activities, bring the family. I believe we will be joined by members from other car clubs as well. Many members have requested that we return to La Torreta for another Country Lunch Convoy, we will be sorting out the details in the not too distant future.
The Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club is the largest of the worlds Jaguar Clubs, apart from joining in the fun at the meetings, members also benefit from a glossy 132 page A4 monthly magazine, Jaguar spares department and a technical advice service second to none. If you live in Spain and own a Jaguar you should be a member of The Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club. The JEC in Spain is organised by Eric Arnold and Ian McMenemy
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All information correct at time of publishing.