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Peter James Insurance support Jaguar Enthusiasts Club at Castle Combe

16 May 2023

Peter James Insurance is the sole supplier of club insurance to the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club and that includes provision of track day cover for their members taking part in club organised events as part of the JEC’s TrackSport calendar. We recently attended and supported the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club at Castle Combe at their opening event of the season – read on to find out more.

The series of track day events run by the club covers four fixtures throughout the year including Blyton Park, Harewood Hill Climb, Thruxton and the season opener at Castle Combe, in Wiltshire. As part of our specific arrangement with the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club, all club policies contain track day cover for the four JEC organised TrackSport events. Policy holders are simply requested to let the JEC Insurance team at Peter James know 30 days in advance which events they are planning to attend so that cover can be added at no extra cost.

JEC TrackSport - Jaguar Enthusiasts Club at Castle Combe

The opening event took place on 25th April 2023 at Castle Combe with a record attendance and stunning weather conditions. Over 62 cars took to the track, representing Jaguars from all eras from C-type replicas to the latest F-Types, from a Series 1 XJ6 to a family XF Sportbrake and everything in-between. These were all Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club members cars out having fun in a safe, friendly, and supportive environment.

Swallows Racing supported the day with the attendance of several of their star cars and drivers, plus the Swallows transporter lorry. Members were able to enjoy passenger rides with the Swallows family team including Tom Robinson in one of their two Palmersport XKRs, brother Jack Robinson in his championship Jaguar and father Gary Robinson in a JP1.

JEC TrackSport - Jaguar Enthusiasts Club at Castle Combe

This year of course marks the F-Type’s 10th anniversary and to celebrate that fact, the event held a celebratory cavalcade of F-types on track during the lunch break. The cavalcade was made up of over 20 different F-Types from JEC members plus the Sky Team car and a Project 7 from the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust.

Another huge draw for F-Type fans was the Newbarn Racing Britcar Endurance Series prepared example with its 6.2 litre engine. It was the first time that a JEC TrackSport event had played host to Newbarn Racing and their clearly rapid car was a huge hit with those present so a huge thanks to Paul Murray, their principle, and the other members of the team who made it possible for us all to enjoy this awesome F-type on track and in the paddock.

The team from the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust, who were present with the cars, also had another huge treat for enthusiasts attending on the day. JEC TrackSport attendees looked on in astonishment as the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust rolled out the Silk Cut liveried TWR XJR9, the very car that won the 1988 Le Mans 24 Hours with Andy Wallace, Jan Lammers and Johnny Dumfries at the wheel. The car then took to the track at Castle Combe for three spectacular, goosebump inducing laps in a high-speed formation with a TWR built R9R (XJR-15). A real treat for onlookers.

Peter James support all the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club track days by attending with our club gazebo hosted by members of the JEC Insurance team who administer the scheme on a day-to-day basis. It’s a great opportunity to engage with members face to face, answer any questions they might have and to be part of the club community for the day.

JEC TrackSport - Jaguar Enthusiasts Club at Castle Combe

Phil Beck, from the PJI team was present along with Callum Jackson and said, “We were promoting the JEC Insurance scheme and highlighting the cover available upon request. It’s clear that being able to cover club members has been a great enabler of these events to be the success they are.”

Phil went on to say, “Many members had read a bit about the JEC Insurance Scheme already, so visitors commented they were pleased to see us there supporting the event and were keen to find out more about the benefits, specific questions were asked relating to Free Salvage Retention, Member to Member cover and JEC TrackSport cover.”

The scheme generated lots of interest, with new enquiries alongside questions answered for existing club policy holders. These events also give the team a great opportunity to meet with clients that had taken out cover already, but who wanted to take the opportunity to meet the team behind their club scheme in person, to put a face to a name so to speak.

It was an enjoyable day for Phil Beck and Callum Jackson as well as Phil explains, “The roar of the engines, the ambience of the paddock truly made the JEC TrackSport at Castle Combe event a joy to attend. Lots of fun was had out on the track with positive comments fed back to us about the recently launched JEC Scheme.”

Peter James love attending our club partner’s events just as much as our customers do! We get it, that’s what makes the relationship so special.

If you missed out this time, or if you came and are already eager for the next one, then get booking a www.jec.org.uk/TrackSport to secure your place on our next track experience fixture. Also, if you’d like to get your own Jaguar out on track – don’t forget that the club’s insurance scheme – JEC Insurance – cover our track day events as part of your club members’ policy, free of charge. All you must do is let us know you’d like it included when you call on 0121 274 5360.

Click here to read more about JEC Insurance provided by Peter James.

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