The JEC at Techno Classica Essen 2015

The JEC stand at Techno Classica, Essen 2015


Techno Classica is the biggest classic car show in the world! Held every Spring in Essen over 5 days, I am told that if you visited every stand at the show, you would have walked 14 miles!



Picture: The Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club stand at Essen at the start of day one, and JEC Retail Manager Helen Hodgson, prepares for the onslaught !!


The Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club have been regular participants in the show for many years, and last year, with the help and enthusiasm of German member Joachim Lausmann, made more headway into the European Jaguar fraternity than ever before.

Joachim Lausmann in conference on the JEC stand at Essen

This year, joined once again by Joachim, the JEC team consisted of James Blackwell (JEC Assistant General Manager), Helen Hodgson (JEC Retail Manager), Rob Jenner (JEC Chairman) and, for the first 3 days, Nigel Thorley (JEC Magazine Editor).

Our Swedish Region came by our stand at Essen. They are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year!!

JEC Chairman, Rob Jenner, pictured with new members Мари Фон Лёвенхерц and David Wilkinson


On Friday evening Jaguar Heritage hosted a presentation on the history of Jaguar by Nigel Thorley on behalf of the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club. James Blackwell (JEC Assistant General Manager) commented ‘We have been very lucky‎ to have this presentation hosted by Jaguar Heritage. 38 people turned up for this talk and Jaguar Heritage have been excellent, providing quality food and a perfect arena.’

A captive audience listen to Nigel Thorley, JEC director, editor, author and historian presenting
“The Essence of Jaguar” hosted by Jaguar Heritage at Techno Classica, Essen.

Nigel presenting to Jaguar fans.

Thank you to Jaguar Heritage for hosting this event for the JEC

By close of play on Sunday, almost 40 new members had been signed up, not all of them from Germany – one visitor to Essen, who signed up for JEC membership had come all the way from Shetland!


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