Under The Bonnet Hallowe’en Party October 24 At Jennings Car Barn

A Chapter of the Jaguar Clubs of North America
Under The Bonnet
Newsletter of the
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Wasatch Mountain Jaguar
November 2014
WMJR News Group: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/wmjr
Hallowe’en Party October 24 At Jennings Car Barn
Keeping with recent tradition,
WMJR members gathered at the
Jennings Car Barn for a Hallowe’en Pot Luck Dinner dressed in
spooky attire from the ears up.
This allowed us to retain dignity
appropriate for Jaguar owners of a
certain age, while indulging our
inner ghouls with crazy head gear.
After a car barn tour, admiring
each other’s top knots and enjoying the culinary contributions,
two friendly competitions were
offered by the hosts — a mental
picture / word puzzle, and a bean
bag toss. Attendees were gifted
with needle point tissue holders
(ladies) and British national flags
All in all a terrific time was had
by all.
Attending were: Jerry
Gill and Denise Cummins, Ken and JoAnn
Borg, Susan and Mike
Cady, Craig and Janine
Call, John and Liz
Green, Barry and Allison
Joe and Judy Todd,
Marvin and Connie May
along with Connie's sister (sorry I didn’t make
note of her name), Jim
and Hermione Klekas,
Allred, Bud and Betty
Merritt, and your obedient
Special thanks go out as always to
hosts J and Kay Jennings and
Michelle and Ed Higbee.
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More Hallowe’en Party Scenes
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Still More Hallowe’en Party Scenes
Club Officers
Jerry Gill, 801-272-7274
[email protected]
Vice President
Jim Klekas, 801-971-6060
[email protected]
Past President
Duane Allred
Secretary / Treasurer
John Green, 801-451-5776
[email protected]
Activities Committee
Susan Cady, 801-731-1599
[email protected]
Kay Jennings 801-274-2671
[email protected]
Barbara Smithen, 801-278-2451
[email protected]
Newsletter Publisher / Webmaster
Gary Lindstrom, 801-554-3823
[email protected]
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November Event
Tour of Hulse Car Collection Followed By Gastro Pub Dinner
Jim Klekas has kindly arranged
our club event for November,
which is a tour of a local notable
car collection followed by dinner
at a nearby gastro pub.
The collection is located at the
owner’s home, Jim Hulse, at
12204 La Quinta Pl, Draper, UT .
The restaurant is the Cliff House
Gastro Pub, 12234 Draper Gate
Dr., 801-617-8600,
The car tour begins at 6pm, with
transition to the restaurant at 7pm.
Jim asks that folks RSVP so he
can make reservations at the Clif
House. He can answer questions
at 801-971-6060 but will be out of
town the week before,
Hermione will be happy to take
calls at 801-582-7777 or emails
at [email protected]
The Hulse collection includes:
1967 Jaguar XKE FHC
1960 Corvette Dual Quad
1963 Corvette Split Window
1969 Corvette T-Top
1989 Corvette Convertible
1986 Ferrari 328 Spider
2002 Ferrari 360 Spider
1992 Mercedes 500SL
2004 Mercedes S500
2011 Camaro SS
Driving from downtown Salt
Lake City you can take the following steps:
1) Head south on I-15.
2) Take exit 291 at 12300
South in Draper.
3) Keep left at the fork, follow
signs to Riverton and merge
onto UT-71 N/E 12300 South
4) Continue straight onto E 13200
5) Continue on to Draper Parkway.
6) Turn right onto S 1300 E.
7) At the traffic circle, take the
3rd exit onto Pioneer Road.
8) Turn left onto Cypress Point
9) Take the first right onto Indian
Wells Lane.
10) Take the first left onto Hilton
Head/Pine Valley Way.
11) Turn right onto 1740 E, La
Quinta Place.
12) Destination is at 12204 on
It should be a fun and informative
event, followed by a nice dinner
— so we’re hoping for a good turn
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Annual WMJR Christmas Party
6:30pm Tuesday December 2 at Spice Bistro
The WMJR Christmas Party tradition will be renewed this year at a
new venue: Spice Bistro, 6121 S.
Highland Drive in Holladay
(phone 801-930-9855, web site
be leery of its, well, lively taste.
Last year we had a great time at
an Italian restaurant, but the table
service for our large group tended
to slow things down. So, this
year we’re opting for two changes: a buffet format, and a different
international cuisine: Indian.
We realize that some folks love
Indian food so much they could
eat it every day —in fact, rumor
has it that approximately one billion people do this at home on the
Subcontinent—while others can
And once again we’ll uphold the
tradition of exchanging gifts of
modest luxury (e.g. $10, or 6.25
British pounds). These can be
earmarked for guys or gals or both
(do we have any of those?).
Gifts with a Jaguar connection are
always prized, but any nifty item
will be appreciated.
Rest assured that the buffet will
contain mild dishes mostly,
with a few spicy curries and
plenty of hot sauces for optional garnishing.
Note the date has changed to one
day earlier than originally announced, due to conflict with an
athletic event at the U. Dinner
cost will be about $25 a person.
‘twill be a great way to kick off
the holiday season — we hope to
see you there.
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The Sexes, Beer and Jaguars
Do you drink beer?
About 20 years, I suppose.
So a beer costs $5 and you have 3
beers a day which puts your spending each month at $450. In one year,
it would be approximately $5,400
How many beers a day?
Usually about 3.
How much do you pay per beer?
$5.00 which includes a tip.
And how long have you been drinking?
If in 1 year you spend $5,400, not
accounting for inflation, the past 20
years puts your spending at
$108,000, correct?
Do you know that if you didn't drink
so much beer, that money could have
been put in a step-up interest savings
account and after accounting for
compound interest for the past 20
years, you could have now bought a
new Jaguar F-Type R?
Do you drink beer?
Where's your Jaguar?
From Lyons Tales, Virginia Jaguar
Club newsletter vol. 13 no. 6 Noveber 2014
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The Bay Area Jaguar Club, the Jaguar Associate Group (JAG), is planning their
60th Anniversary and would like to invite members of the western states who
might like to attend.
The Bay Area and California both have wonderful destinations especially in the
summer month. If you would be so kind as to include the press release in your
newsletter, we would certainly appreciate it.
Thank You
Richard Halk, President, Editor
Jaguar Associate Group
Jaguar Associate Group (JAG)
60th Anniversary Celebration
June 26th thru 28th 2015
San Francisco Bay Area
Opening Cocktail Party / Blackhawk
Friday June 26th, 2015
Technical Session / Bacchus Motors -- Or Shopping Trip
Saturday – June 27th 9 A.M. to 11 A.M.
Show & Shine Car / People’s Choice ---Saturday - June, 27th 1 P.M. to 4 P.M.
Awards Banquet Dinner
Saturday - June, 27th 6 P.M. to 12 P.M.
Back Roads Drive / Lunch
Sunday - June, 28th 9:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.
Pre or Post Celebration Tours
Would you like to discover a bit of California before or after your Jaguar anniversary celebration?
Contact me and I’ll help you with suggestions and reservations customized specifically for you.
Lynda Turley, CTC
Luxury Travel Advisor
831-708-4030 or [email protected]
Alpine Travel of Saratoga
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Event Calendar
6pm Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Tour of Jim Hulse Car Collection
Followed by dinner
At Cliff House Gastro Pub
See article on p. 4
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Christmas Party
Spice Bistro, Holladay
See article on p. 5
March 20-21, 2015
JCNA Annual General Meeting
Philadelphia, PA
September 17-20, 2015
JCNA Challenge Championship
Elkhart Lake, WI
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For Sale
1992 Jaguar XJS convertible British
Club member Barbara Smithen is offering her 2002 Jaguar S-type for
sale. It is black with black interior,
lightly used (52k miles), and faithfully
maintained at Garff Jaguar.
If you might be interested or know of
someone who might, contact Barbara
at 801-671-5044.
racing green, 12 cylinder, automatic
trans. 33,760 miles. Always garaged
and covered, excellent condition.
First place winner in category both
times entered in local show.
$20,000. Salt Lake City, 801-2622345.
Watch Fangio’s C-Type Get Flogged Around Monaco
Fasten your seat belt and watch this high speed run —- reminiscent of the C’etait un Rendezvous run through Paris screened at past Cat Dance Film Festivals.
20 Miles Per Gal
Says Well-Known Car
To Go 10,000 Miles Per Gal
Buy The Half-Pound Jar
—Burma Shave, 1935