Every year the members of the Australian Council of Jaguar Clubs come together for the Jaguar National Rally.
Hosted by the Jaguar Drivers Club of Australia and supported by the Jaguar Drivers Club Hunter Region, March 24 – March 27, 2017 will see the Jaguar National 48th Rally take place and it promises to be not just a car show but a huge community event.
Ken White, a Nelson Bay Resident, is the Director of the event and is excited to announce that this year’s rally will be right here in Shoal Bay.
“The Ramada Resort will be rally headquarters and the theme will be ‘Jags Prowling Port Stephens’ with an estimated 300 Jaguarphiles and their magnificent cars attending,” Ken White told Bay News Of The Area.
Held over four days from Friday to Monday, and followed by the Post Rally Tour from Port Stephens to Port Macquarie, the Rally promises to be an event that you do not want to miss.
Friday night kicks off the festivities with a cocktail party at the Ramada promising to set the tone for the following four days.
“150 Jaguars are already registered with more Jags expected to arrive on Saturday morning for a huge Jaguar exhibition,” Mr White said.
Port Stephens 100.9 FM are presenting the Jaguar exhibition which will take place at Fly Point, with more than 200 Jags including specialised Jaguars, brand new Jaguars and Jaguars from the late 30s on display.
There will be a concourse judgment at the end of the day’s event.
Saturday night will see a dinner cruise on our beautiful bay on the Moonshadow.
Sunday sees the registered members leave the Bay to participate in the sporting part of the event beginning at Atalia Rd, Ringwood.
Thirty to 40 cars will then partake in a Hill Climb Rally.
An alternate event will see a coach taking registered members for a tour to Maitland Gaol and then back to Murray’s Brewery for a social afternoon.
Sunday night will be presentation night back at The Ramada with arguably Australia’s most travelled woman, Catriona Rowntree, as special guest speaker.
Catriona’s mother and father, Heather and Stephen, well respected members of the Jaguar Drivers Club of Australia, were the owners of a 1966 S-Type and 1968 420G.
After Stephen’s passing, Catriona and her brother inherited the cars.
Catriona will bring insights of growing up in such a dedicated Jaguar family.
Monday will see a pleasant social brunch with a venue to be announced at a later date.
You don’t want to miss this grand four day event.
For further details contact http://www.jaguarnationalrally2017.org.au
By Jewell DRURY