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Centenary Tour September 2022

Sunday 4th September 9:30am to Sunday 11th September 5:00pm

Event Contact Name: Tony Merrygold, Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust

Contact phone: 07802 455 217

Contact email: tmerrygold@jaguarheritage.com

Add to Calendar09/04/22 09:30 am09/11/22 05:00 pmEurope/LondonCentenary Tour September 2022

William Walmsley & Williams Lyons in an early octagonal sidecar

The Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust will be celebrating the Centenary of the formation of the Swallow Sidecar Company, which evolved into SS Cars and ultimately Jaguar Cars, with a series of events starting on Saturday 3rd September 2022.

The Saturday will follow the format of the successful Jaguars at Gaydon event that we held in September 2020 and 2021.  We are planning to include a ‘closed arena’ so that special cars can be driven in for display and we have already booked that well-known walking Jaguar encyclopaedia, Bob Beecham as commentator for the day.  In between Jaguar related activities in the Arena, you will be entertained by ‘My Favourite Things’.

This is a friendly and informal gathering and not restricted to members of any specific Jaguar club.  We will welcome any owner from the Swallow Register, Wolseley Hornet Specials Club, Daimler and Lanchester Owners Club, Jaguar Breakfast Club, Jaguar Drivers’ Club, Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club, XJS Club, XK8 Enthusiasts Club or non club members are welcome to join us for a great day out.  

We will have separate areas setup for cars from the ‘Early Years’ – Swallow Sidecar,  Austin Seven Swallows, SS Cars etc.

To round off the day, the JDHT will be presenting a number of our rare ‘Trust Trophies’ in the Arena at 3:00 pm.

We are planning to finish off the day with a Gala Dinner in the Sky Suite at the Museum.

On the Sunday (4th) we are planning to set off on a Tour back to where it all began in Blackpool, the long way round.  We are working on the detailed itinerary and are trying to make provisional bookings with the hotels, during lockdown.

We are planning to head west of Gaydon and then north taking a week to go through Worcestershire, Shropshire, North Wales, then north through Cheshire arriving in Blackpool on Friday 9th September.  Subject to confirmation, we are planning to finish at Stanley  Park which Swallow used for photoshoots back in the 1920s.  We stay overnight Friday and Saturday in Blackpool and join the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club for a big day on the seafront on the Saturday, finishing with a gala dinner.

More information about the day, the tour and full ticketing details will be available nearer the time.