Jaguars return to Drum

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Scores of keen Jaguar enthusiasts from all over Grampian are expected to descend on the grounds of Drum Castle on Sunday, 29 July, for one of the region’s biggest car shows.

In its 13th year, the Annual Gathering and Car Show - hosted by the Grampian Region of Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club (JEC) - will showcase iconic Jaguars and Daimlers dating back as far as the 50s, including renowned classics and modern favourites.

Every year JEC invite a guest car club to join in the showcase and this year the stage will be shared with classic Morris Minors. The Grampian JEC club is expecting to welcome a number of these iconic cars, some of which will travel quite some distance to be at the show. The annual gathering is the highlight of the club’s calendar which not only brings all the avid Jaguar and Daimler enthusiasts together for an appreciative public audience, but also raises money for a particular charity chosen for that year.

This year will see all the proceeds from the club’s annual fund raising efforts go to Alzheimer Scotland, helping to support the Aberdeen City and Shire branches in their important work. Alzheimer Scotland’s objectives are to raise awareness of dementia; provide information and support services for people with dementia and their families and friends; provide day care and training; and be the leader for change in order to make sure no-one goes through dementia on their own.

At a presentation to the club in March, Fiona Roberts, Alzheimer Scotland’s Grampian region manager expressed her sincere thanks to the club for choosing the charity to benefit from the proceeds of this year’s annual gathering.

All the money raised at the event will be donated to the charity, together with money pledged by a number of local sponsoring companies.

Henry Riddoch, Grampian Region chairman for JEC and gathering organiser said: “The popularity of the club’s annual event has increased every year.

“Over the 12-year history of the annual gathering we’ve welcomed thousands of passionate Jaguar and Daimler car owners and general spectators who enjoy seeing the best of Grampian’s cars all together on show.

“We are grateful to all our sponsors for the support they’ve shown both the club and our chosen charity, Alzheimer Scotland.”    

Visitors will be treated to a whole host of entertainment including music from the Gordon Highlanders pipe band, a raffle and tombola with lots of prizes to be won, refreshment tent, BBQ, stalls with homemade cakes, strawberries and cream and local crafts to browse throughout the day

The JEC Annual Gathering Car Show will take place on Sunday, 29 July from 12 noon until 4pm at Drum Castle. The show is open to all Jaguar and Daimler cars and their derivatives.

If you would like to show your car get to Drum castle before 11:30, no pre-booking is required.