Jaguars cruise the streets in style
IT WAS a sight to behold on Churchill St last Wednesday when the Jaguar Drivers Club of Queensland enjoyed a stopover in town.
The group was part of the annual National Jaguar Drivers Club Rally and this year it was Queensland’s turn to host the event.
The rally started at the Oaks Oasis Resort at Caloundra and went for three days.
At the end, 53 members from the club began their own tour which went for about six days – this year visiting the region’s hotspots like Hervey Bay, Fraser Island and of course, Childers, where they dined for lunch at Kape Centro.
Next stop after Childers was the state’s oldest town, Gayndah, and the tour finished at Toowoomba.
Members from all over Australia got to enjoy the host state’s beautiful towns and countryside thanks to the Queensland organiser, Ian McKinney.
Even if you were not a car enthusiast the sight of these 27 prestigious cars in this picturesque town was lovely.
The oldest car on this year’s tour was a red 1956 XK140 Jaguar, owned by Luke Zambotti.
There were a number of E-type and X-type Jaguars including a convertible and coupe.
Cars ranged from the mid 1960s “340’’ to the current day new model Jaguar XE.
Especially eye-catching was an XK8 painted with a Union Jack.
Thanks to Bob Adby, a New South Wales member, and to club vice-president for sharing all his worldly knowledge about these handsome motor vehicles.