by Letitia Mace of Xclusively Jaguar
THE Wessex Car Show held on Sunday June 9 at Lulworth Castle in Dorset invited entrants from all car clubs and was delighted by the huge response, resulting in a wonderful selection of cars – English, foreign, modern, classic and vintage.
The show has grown considerably over the years and this new venue was hailed as the best yet, with Lulworth Castle being a noble and picturesque backdrop, and along with the perfect summer weather encouraged a record number of entrants and visitors to an event which is entirely for charity.
There were hundreds of vehicles and motorcycles on display, numerous trade stands, catering, live music and other entertainment. Visitors arrived all through the day, with the added attraction of some discounted tickets for entry to the Castle itself.
The charities chosen to benefit from this amazing event were all cancer charities based in Dorset: The Jigsaw Appeal, Welmar Trust and About Face.
The event was hosted by the Dorset Region of the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club, and the Jaguar marque was very well represented. Four generations of XJ saloon and four generations of Sports Coupes, along with a Swallow, an SSII, a Mark 5, and the JEC raffle car, represented just a handful of the huge variety of Jaguars on display.
The Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club displayed their 2007 XK Drophead, which is the prize to be drawn at this year’s Classic Motor Show in November at the NEC in a raffle which is raising funds for Troop Aid. If you missed the opportunity to buy tickets on the day, you can purchase them from http://www.jec.org.uk/shop/136/win-a-jaguar/win-a-jaguar.html