XK65 Weekend

On the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the Jaguar XK-series, one of the largest gatherings of this great car took place in the picturesque city of Echternach, Luxembourg, of 7. on 9. June. One feels reminded of the introduction of the XK120 at the London Motorshow in 1948.
The crush of cars was enormous, in some places the queue of Jaguars went all the way out to the main street. The team of organizers, amongst them Philip Porter, had loads to do in order to direct the drivers and avoid traffic chaos on the busy main street through Echternach. More than 200 Cats eventually found their way into the huge courtyard of the Abbey of Echternach. The cars came from Germany, Switzerland, France, Great Britain, and Ireland amongst other countries and were accompanied by the big Cats of the Jaguar E-Type, whose meeting was held at the same time. There were even two Jaguar C-Types on the scene, and they were warmly greeted with the words „C-Types not allowed here.“ Obviously a little bit of British humor should not be missing on an event like this. Unfortunately the weather was a little unsteady and we had plenty of rain mixed with grey skies during the third day of the festivities, however, this did nothing to spoil the mood of those attending the XK 65 weekend. The participants talked shop, joked and admired each other's cars. It was simply a good day.

  • Jaguar XK140 FHC chassis no. S815023DN from France
  • Jaguar XK120 DHC from Great Britain
  • Jaguar XK120 DHC from Great Britain
  • Jaguar XK150 DHC chassis no. S827540DN from Great Britain
  • Jaguar XK140 FHC chassis no. S814367DN from France
  • Jaguar E-Type Coupé
  • Jaguar XK120 FHC from Great Britain
  • Jaguar E-Type Coupé
  • Jaguar XK150 DHC chassis no. S827229 from Germany
  • Jaguar E-Type Roadster
  • Jaguar XK140 DHC from Germany
  • Jaguar XK140 DHC from Germany
  • Jaguar XK140 DHC chassis no. 817085 from Great Britain
  • Jaguar XK120 DHC from Switzerland
  • Jaguar XK120 DHC from Switzerland
  • Jaguar XK120 DHC from Netherland
  • Jaguar XK120 DHC from Netherland
  • Jaguar XK140 OTS from Netherland
  • Jaguar XK120 OTS from Netherland, behind them a very special kind of team.
  • The XK150 Dönni Special from Switzerland was also present, driver Georg Dönni together with Markus Höchli.
  • Jaguar XK140 FHC
  • Jaguar XK140 OTS
  • Jaguar XK1240 OTS
  • It could be closely in the gateway if several cats came at once.
  • Jaguar XK140 OTS from Switzerland
  • Jaguar XK150 DHC
  • Jaguar XK120 FHC from Germany
  • Jaguar E-Type Roadster
  • Jaguar XK150 DHC from Germany
  • Jaguar XK120 DHC from Germany
  • Jaguar E-Type Coupé
  • Jaguar XK140 DHC from Great Britain
  • Jaguar XK140 DHC from Great Britain
  • two Jaguar E-Type Roadster from Germany ...
  • … and there you go into the courtyard of the Abbey
  • Jaguar XK120 OTS from Germany
  • Jaguar E-Type Coupé
  • Jaguar XK120 OTS chassis no. 674224 from Switzerland
  • Jaguar XK140 FHC chassis no. S815932 from Great Britain
  • Wait a moment this one was in front of my lens just now, probably damage? The professional repair it ...
  • Jaguar XK150 DHC from France
  • Jaguar XK150 DHC from France too ...
  • … and where now?
  • Jaguar XK140 OTS
  • in the background Jaguar XK140 DHC from the beautiful Berlin in Germany
  • … and the same again Jaguar XK120 DHC from Berlin too
  • … and the cat runs again
  • … and all good things are 3, Jaguar XK140 DHC from - Berlin
  • Jaguar XK120 chassis no. S681218 from Mainz in Germany
  • Jaguar XK150 DHC from Great Britain ...
  • … even a Jaguar XK150 DHC from Great Britain with the chassis no. S827160DN
  • Jaguar XK120 DHC chassis no. 678361 from Germany ...
  • … and the same again
  • Jaguar XK150 DHC chassis no. 827523 from Great Britain
  • Jaguar XK140 DHC chassis no. S818937BW from Germany
  • Jaguar XK140 DHC from Great Britain
  • Jaguar XK150 OTS
  • Jaguar XK140 OTS
  • Jaguar XK150 DHC from Germany
  • Jaguar XK140 DHC from Switzerland
  • Jaguar XK120 OTS without footwell ventilator from Belgium ...
  • … a early model, maybe the car with the chassis no. 660045 ...
  • … could it be, right?
  • Jaguar XK140 OTS from Great Britain
  • Jaguar XK140 FHC
  • Jaguar XK140 DHC
  • Jaguar XK150 OTS from Cologne on the Rhine (Germany)
  • Jaguar XK140 OTS from St. Gallen in Switzerland, maybe the car with the chassis no. S812826
  • Jaguar XK150 FHC
  • Jaguar XK140 DHC from Germany
  • Jaguar XK120 OTS from Great Britain, the first with aero sreens
  • a Jaguar MK2 from Belgium, something different
  • Jaguar XK120 DHC, from which country could be this car?
  • Jaguar XK150 DHC chassis no. S827291 from Great Britain ...
  • und der Jaguar XK150 chassis no. DHC S827055DN, from the Island too
  • Jaguar E-Type Roadster from Germany, nice coloration
  • Jaguar C-Type from Luxembourg, who simply should not be missing ...
  • … therefore the same again ...
  • … and the same again, in the background you can see the Jaguar XK150 FHC with the chassis no. S834334DN from Great Britain
  • Jaguar XK150 DHC
  • Jaguar XK150 DHC from Great Britain ...
  • … and on to the pole position
  • View of the E-Type location
  • Jaguar XK120 OTS chassis no. 671836 from Germany ...
  • … just quickly explained the way and go
  • Look at the major roadway of Echternach shows a Jaguar XK120 OTS from Germany
  • Jaguar XK150 DHC from Munich follows behind ...
  • … a Jaguar XK140 FHC from Great Britain and the last one …
  • … a Jaguar XK140 DHC with a genious registration no.
  • The location of the Jaguar Drives Club Switzerland
  • The location area of the Jaguar XK150 ...
  • … row for row
  • Here you will find the way
  • The second C-Type enters the stage ...
  • … he makes a good figure from every side
  • The location area of the Jaguar XK150 overview
  • The location area of the Jaguar XK140
  • The complete panorama
  • Jaguar XK120FHC from Germany bird's eye view
  • The location area of the Jaguar XK120
  • The past meets the future, the new F-Type presented by Jaguar Luxembourg
  • Jaguar E-Type Roadster, the look under the cowl is always an experience
  • Jaguar XK120 OTS from beautiful Austria looks like directly from the  circuit, so you must talk shop
  • Jaguar XK120 OTS from Germany
  • Jaguar XK120 OTS from Netherland
  • Impressions from the location area of the XK120
  • Impressions from the location area of the XK120
  • In the background you can find the small group of XK120C, the so-called C-Type
  • Jaguar C-Type from Great Britain
  • Two against the rest of the world,two beauties, a XK120 OTS and a XK120 FHC
  • Impressions from the location area of the XK120
  • Impressions from the location area of the XK120
  • Impressions from the location area of the XK120
  • Impressions from the location area of the XK120
  • line of the rear
  • Improvisation is all, Roadster drivers knowing what to do
  • Jaguar XK120 OTS from France ...
  • … even here there are beautiful models
  • The heart of the Jaguar XK ...
  • … inline 6 cylinder 4 stroke engine with two mit zwei overhead camshafts (DOHC) ...
  • … covered under an elegantly formed bonnet
  • Jaguar XK120 OTS with Persenning, the rain can come
  • That's part of it, the car is gone, the oil stain remains.
  • Jaguar XK120 Formation
  • The standard wheel cap of the Jaguar XK120, recognizable by the typical painting.
  • An early Jaguar XK120 recognizable by the attached parking lights.
  • Jaguar XK120 OTS from Great Britain ...
  • … in typical racing style.
  • Impressions from the location area of the XK120
  • One of the most beautiful Drophead Coupé, the color suits him.
  • Jaguar XK140 FHC
  • Jaguar XK150 FHC, one of the few Jaguars with whitewall tires ...
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  • … or not ?
  • A Jaguar XK140 DHC in the classic colors, this time even with Spats ...
  • … somehow noble.
  • Jaguar E-Type Roadster
  • typical E-type aluminum rim, which is still manufactured by Dunlop
  • The heart of the E-type, 6 cylinder, 3 carburetors
  • Jaguar E-Type Coupé from Belgium
  • Red White Red, E-Type Aufstellung
  • typical E-Type spoke rim
  • Who should not be missed by the E-types is ...
  • … the E-Type Lightweight.
  • A Land Rover is a stylish supply vehicle, but what the shovels doing is not obvious for me.
  • The right opponent for a C-type.
  • Jaguar XK120 OTS from Germany in
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  • Fire red Jaguar XK140 DHC on the way home and -Wau- with whitewall tires
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  • Jaguar E-Type Coupé with folding roof, you need a good eye to see it
  • E-Type Lightweight from Germany with the number 63 ...
  • … and a last time the look in the mouth
  • Jaguar E-Type Roadster location area
  • Back to the car park ...
  • … what stands next to my BMW ...
  • … one of the XK120 OTS from Germany ...
  • … in beautiful black and ...
  • … elegant rear, would look good next to my BMW into my garage ;-)