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Jaguar National Rally 2024

The 2024 Jaguar National Rally is complete, and it was a great success.  Good weather welcomed over 200 attendees from all over Australia, and the Saturday Display Day provided a magnificent showcase of vehicles of all ages.  You can find a large gallery of Display Day cars here.

A list of Trophy and Raffle winners has now been added.

A reduced version of the NR website is still available, and we welcome attendees to offer any feedback on the Rally to assist us in doing an even better job next time.


Vale – Gary Williams

03/05/1947 – 19/07/2023.  A JCCT member since 2010, Gary passed away peacefully at the Whittle ward.  Much loved husband of Cheryl.  Proud and loving father of Jason, Sean and Brent.  Father-in-law to Kylie, Emma and Maria.  Amazing pop of Leo, Gus and Jack.  Wonderful memories, forever in our hearts.  Many thanks to staff at the Whittle ward for their care and support.

JCCT Members on ABC Hobart Radio

Recently ABC Hobart featured a segment with JCCT members Chris Edwards, Des Wighton and Jenni Applelby, who talked about their cars and their love of Jaguars.

You can hear the segment here.


Vale – Robert Thompson

We wish to advise the sad passing of Robert Thompson, partner of Peter Lane, on 19th July 2022.
Robert and Peter joined the Club in February 2017 and frequented many Club outings in their lovely XJ300.
President Kent, along with Glenis, Des and myself were privileged to help celebrate Robert’s 80th birthday last year.
We offer our sincere condolences to Peter and he advises he will definitely remain a member and join in our events in the future.
Robert will be sadly missed by all who were lucky enough to meet him.

Jenni Appleby


British Classics day at the NAMT

Northern member Mark Wheatley featured in an article in The Examiner recently, after he attended the British Classics day at the NAMT.  The article appears below.



Cat Chat Returns

The Committee wish to inform members that we will be resurrecting our Cat Chats each month after our normal Committee meetings. They will be held at the Carlyle Hotel, Moonah, in the upstairs function room from approximately 7pm onwards, on the first Monday of each month.

It is hoped to have Special Guest speakers and or films of interest. February 7th we will welcome Charles Weston speaking on his maritime experiences.

Members are also welcome to join the Committee for a meal at 5.30pm prior to the meeting and Cat Chat.
The Carlyle currently offer $9.95 senior meals.

Vale – Athalie Wiggins

The club recently lost a long-time and much valued member in Athalie.  You can read a heartfelt tribute to her here.


Motorsport Australia Licence Update

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Motorsport Australia Board has approved changes to the expiration of certain licence types. These changes were the result of a month long consultation by Motorsport Australia with members and other stakeholders.
Motorsport Australia President Andrew Papadopoulos said with State and Federal Government restrictions still in place across the country, there was a need to ensure licence holders were supported.
“We are certainly very keen for motorsport to return, but we are currently in somewhat of a holding pattern as we wait for things to improve,” Papadopoulos said.
“As such, over recent weeks, our administration has been working out the best solution for our licence holders, in consultation with State Councils and clubs, and have determined that those with national and clubman licences will automatically have their licences extended as outlined.”


“We have also committed to a price freeze on all Speed and Junior licences.
“The changes to the expiration dates also allow us to move National and Clubman licences on to a more regular renewal cycle, meaning that renewals can be processed every quarter, instead of every month as is the case now. This will ensure our membership team can perform as efficiently as possible, making the annual renewal of a licence as simple as possible for members and reducing any delays.”
All licence holders will also be given the opportunity to utilise a buy one, get one free Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships General Admission ticket for the round of their choice in 2020 or 2021.

The changes approved by the Board are as follows:

  • All Junior and Speed licences to be subject to a price freeze until 31 December, 2021;
  • All National and Clubman licence holders whose licence has
    • expired in the period from 1 January to 31 March 2020, and have yet to renew, will be extended to 30 June, 2020
    • an upcoming expiry in April, May or June 2020 will have their expiry date extended to 30 September, 2020
    • an upcoming expiry in July, August and September 2020 will have their expiry dates extended to 31 December, 2020
    • an upcoming expiry in October, November and December 2020 will have their expiry dates extended to 31 March, 2021
    • an upcoming expiry in January, February and March 2021will have their expiry dates extended to 30 June, 2021

Speed licence holders will also receive a $25 Motorsport Australia estore voucher valid for 12 months if they renew prior to 30 June 2020.

Papadopoulos added that “we looked at a number of options and determined that allowing members to delay their renewal and then obtain an extension was the fairest outcome”.

The above changes to expiry dates will come into effect on 1 May, 2020.

Anyone with queries can contact the Motorsport Australia hotline, which is still available via phone on 1300 883 959 or via email: memberservices@motorsport.org.au.

Vale – Cleve Allen

Well-known club member Cleve Allen died recently, leaving a significant hole within the JCCT.  An active and enthusiastic member, Cleve will be sadly missed.  You can read a heartfelt tribute to Cleve here.

Wayne Double’s Mark II at Symmons Plains

Danny Taylor has provided some video footage of Wayne Double’s awesome Mark II racing at the recent “Cars, Bikes and Bands” event at Symmons Plains.  You can view the footage below…
Wayne Double’s Mk II

National Rally 2015  –  Site Archived

The website for the highly successful 2015 National Rally has expired, but you can still access our archived copy here.