Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club jumps the pond

21-day tour will cover 2,000 miles of eastern US and Canada

Published: September 11, 2012, 4:00 AM
Updated: November 22, 2021, 3:56 PM

Jaguar club american tour

The UK's Jaguar Enthusiasts Club has packed up 43 vehicles, soon to be joined by 85 people, and shipped them overseas for a 21-day tour of the eastern US and Canada.

The vehicles arrived at Southampton Docks on the 5th and 6th of September, before being loaded and readied for their overseas journey. It's the seventh overseas tour for the club since 2000. "The overseas tours are complicated to co-ordinate but extremely rewarding to complete," said the club's general manager, Graham Searle. He said the vehicles' embarkation was a "lengthy four-day process."

Among the vehicles is a 1950 XK120 Roadster, 1964 E-Type S1 FHC and an XKR-S convertible, the latest Jaguar supercar.

The tour leaves Sept. 26 from Washington, D.C. and will hit Niagara Falls, Montreal and New York City. The motorcade of privately owned Jags has a combined value of (CDN) $2.35-million.