Mammoth XJ220 gathering on the cards

| 11 Jun 2012

A huge Jaguar XJ220 party is to take place at the International Jaguar Weekend at Weston Park, near Telford, on 23-24 June.

Marking the 20th anniversary of production kicking off of the then fastest car in the world, the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club has launched an open invitation to all owners and all members of the Project XJ220 team.

Already signed up are specialists Don and Justin Law (Justin above, with Andy Wallace) who will be bringing along the sensational XJ220-powered Transit van, plus Jaguar Heritage’s prototype XJ220 and even a couple of XJR-15s.

Among nearly 100 notables associated with the project that are expected to be on hand is chief design engineer Richard Owen who said: “It will almost be the anniversary of the day I was given the honour of driving the first working prototype 50 yards down the side of the Bloxham factory to fulfil a project milestone, 21 June 1990. I remember because it made my 39th birthday very memorable!”

The roll call of others who have pledged to attend includes design director Jim Randle, stylist Keith Helfet, project manager Mike Moreton and legendary racer Win Percy.

Non-XJ220 attractions at International Jaguar Weekend include Norman Dewis, invited marques such as Jensen and Alvis, open days at nearby specialists and parts suppliers, a gala dinner, concours d’elegance, plus displays and parades for all the other Jaguars celebrating an anniversary this year such as 40 years of the V12s, the XJ-S Cabrio at 30 and 90 years since the early Blackpool-built cars and sidecars.

Click here for more details on Weston Park and International Jaguar Weekend or e-mail if you have an XJ200 or connection to the model and are interested in attending.