Jaguars cruise the streets in style

Isis Town and Country - - News - By JODIE FAIR

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.

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