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2020 Suffolk Meet - Southwold

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KingfisherJon
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2020 Suffolk Meet - Southwold

Postby KingfisherJon » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:22 am

I’m looking into organising a meet for Jaguars on the grounds of the Boating Lake in Southwold, with kind permission of the owners.

It’ll be a Saturday event, I’m aiming for next May.

I was wondering if there’d be any interest on the forum and we might get some more 40s along?

The Boating Lake is on the sea front, just next to the “world famous” (their words) Pier, which is definitely not like any other pier I’ve visited. Southwold has long been home to Adnams Brewery and is filled with pubs (hopefully makes the day more attractive!) The Adnams shop and brewery tour is well worth a visit. There’s a vast amount of accommodation available in Southwold, or more reasonable accommodation a short drive away in Lowestoft, for anyone coming from a distance looking to make a weekend of it. Also a very good local WW2 Aviation Museum, well worth a visit!
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Re: 2020 Suffolk Meet - Southwold

Postby carsie » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:20 pm

I'd be up for that! Sounds good.
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Re: 2020 Suffolk Meet - Southwold

Postby Simont485 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:13 am

Yes I will come along.......

Also would be interested in a more regular local meet too...…?
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Re: 2020 Suffolk Meet - Southwold

Postby naki_k » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:56 pm

carsie wrote:I'd be up for that! Sounds good.


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Re: 2020 Suffolk Meet - Southwold

Postby naki_k » Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:03 pm

I will go down as a maybe at the moment, pending diary check.
Adnams happens to be one of my favourite brewers though too!

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Another point, a matter of convenience for our European members, the ports of Harwich & Felixstowe are a stones throw from this location. So it might be quicker to get there from NL, than from other places in the U.K.!
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Re: 2020 Suffolk Meet - Southwold

Postby KingfisherJon » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:41 pm

Thanks for the positive responses! If we get many more, I might consider keeping it just an XJ40 meet! :D


Simont485 wrote:Yes I will come along.......

Also would be interested in a more regular local meet too...…?


It would be great to have a regular local meet, maybe something to think about for the future!
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Re: 2020 Suffolk Meet - Southwold

Postby KingfisherJon » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:44 pm

naki_k wrote:I will go down as a maybe at the moment, pending diary check.
Adnams happens to be one of my favourite brewers though too!

Another point, a matter of convenience for our European members, the ports of Harwich & Felixstowe are a stones throw from this location. So it might be quicker to get there from NL, than from other places in the U.K.!


Ghost Ship is a great choice! The Dry Hopped Lager is my usual, but there isn’t much Adnams I don’t like.

That’s a very true point I hadn’t thought about, Harwich much only be about a 90 minute drive away, Felixstowe less. Maybe it might become an international meet!
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Re: 2020 Suffolk Meet - Southwold

Postby naki_k » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:12 pm

KingfisherJon wrote:
naki_k wrote:I will go down as a maybe at the moment, pending diary check.
Adnams happens to be one of my favourite brewers though too!

Another point, a matter of convenience for our European members, the ports of Harwich & Felixstowe are a stones throw from this location. So it might be quicker to get there from NL, than from other places in the U.K.!


Ghost Ship is a great choice! The Dry Hopped Lager is my usual, but there isn’t much Adnams I don’t like.

That’s a very true point I hadn’t thought about, Harwich much only be about a 90 minute drive away, Felixstowe less. Maybe it might become an international meet!


It is easy to forget that we have a very international core membership here. Whenever possible for meets, it’s good to try and include/ cater for members outside of the U.K. if at all possible. Ok, we are not expecting members from New Zealand and Canada to drive their cars over, but regular members from France, Germany, NL, Denmark etc, have and will show an interest in attending meets, if we can put on something that’s worth their long journey.
Often that means an evening social/ overnight stay.
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91 4.0 XJ6 Manual
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93 4.0 Sovereign
93 6.0 XJ81 DD6 x2
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94 4.0 XJR
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Re: 2020 Suffolk Meet - Southwold

Postby KingfisherJon » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:24 pm

naki_k wrote:
KingfisherJon wrote:
naki_k wrote:I will go down as a maybe at the moment, pending diary check.
Adnams happens to be one of my favourite brewers though too!

Another point, a matter of convenience for our European members, the ports of Harwich & Felixstowe are a stones throw from this location. So it might be quicker to get there from NL, than from other places in the U.K.!


Ghost Ship is a great choice! The Dry Hopped Lager is my usual, but there isn’t much Adnams I don’t like.

That’s a very true point I hadn’t thought about, Harwich much only be about a 90 minute drive away, Felixstowe less. Maybe it might become an international meet!


It is easy to forget that we have a very international core membership here. Whenever possible for meets, it’s good to try and include/ cater for members outside of the U.K. if at all possible. Ok, we are not expecting members from New Zealand and Canada to drive their cars over, but regular members from France, Germany, NL, Denmark etc, have and will show an interest in attending meets, if we can put on something that’s worth their long journey.
Often that meets an evening social/ overnight stay.


If there was interest in making a weekend of it with a drive out somewhere and an evening social, I’d certainly be happy to coordinate something! I didn’t want to overshadow the main meet planning for 2020 though, but this would be an ideal location for European members to join us if there was the interest (while strangely it’s probably an inconvenient location for many UK members, but a part of the country well worth visiting).

Suffolk Sportscars, who make the Suffolk SS100, are only a 30 minute drive away. They encourage tours of their workshop, with a chance to view the cars close up. Well worth a visit and could combine with this nicely!
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Re: 2020 Suffolk Meet - Southwold

Postby KingfisherJon » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:40 am

Just for clarification where we’re at:

This will certainly be around mid-May if this suits most people.

If there’s enough interest to make it a weekend event, we could:

Do a Saturday morning tour of Suffolk Sportscars workshop (in which case, Ipswich makes sense for a Friday evening base).

Head to Southwold after. No need to be “glued” to the cars at the Boating Lake, feel free to leave them parked there and explore the town (which is a very popular holiday destination so plenty to do!)

Then take a drive to a local pub/restaurant with good parking and food for evening drinks and a meal.


....Or if there aren’t the numbers to support this, it’ll revert to original plan of a local Jaguar meet with an open invitation to XJ40.com!
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