Jaguar Drivers Club Area 51

Jaguar Drivers' Club Area 51

Jaguar Drivers Club Area 51 in Louisville, Kentucky was formed in 1983.

Area 51 was the first club in the colonies chartered by the Jaguar Drivers' Club of Great Britain.

The club serves the needs of Jaguar enthusiasts throughout the Commonwealth for the exchange of information and ideas, and to share the sheer joy of these wonderful cars.

We organize and promote events not only to the owner who prefers to do his own maintenance, or wants to learn how, but also to anyone who wishes to simply display or drive their old or new Jaguar.

Come join us for fun, fellowship, and the pleasures of owning and driving these special automobiles.

Corporate Sponsor

Jaguar Drivers Club Area 51 is sponsored by:

Jaguar of Louisville
4700 Bowling Boulevard
Louisville, Kentucky 40207

t 502-895-2451



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Recent Club Activities

Keeneland Concours d'Elegance
Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Louisville-area club members will meet at 9:45 a.m. at the McDonald’s on Blankenbaker Road at Interstate 64, then depart at 10:00 a.m. sharp for a leisurely drive east on I-64 to Keeneland, taking a short two-lane detour through horse country along Old Frankfort Pike . . . just for the fun of it.

At Keeneland around 11:00 a.m. or so, we'll settle into a relaxed day of car clubbing throughout the late morning and early afternoon.

Complete the on-line Reservation Form at, including a $15 tax-deductible entry fee per person, which may also be paid at the gate.

E-mail Harold Leggett at, or call 502-593-6379

July 2009 General Meeting
Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 6:30 p.m.

4950 US Highway 42
Louisville, KY 40222

Austin's is just east of the Watterson Expressway and the Brownsboro Road Exit. For those coming from Indiana, take I-71 east then the Watterson Expressway at the split with 71. Take the first exit (Highway 42/Brownsboro Road) right, and turn left at the end of the ramp. Go over the expressway, continue a few tenths of a mile to Austin's on the right.

25th Annual Concours d'Elegance
Saturday, June 6th, 2009 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

St. Joseph Children's Home
2823 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky 40206
E-mail Walt Hancock at

The Jaguar Concours d’Elegance is sanctioned by Jaguar Clubs of North America (JCNA) and is located in the infield of the British Sports Car Club’s British Bash. The Concours registration fee does not enter one in the British Bash. The Bash is a separate and distinct event sponsored by Louisville’s British Sports Car Club for the benefit of St. Joseph Children’s Home. Bash registration is available at

Your British Wheels on a NASCAR Track
Saturday, April 18th, 2009 9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ... You'll be back in time for Thunder Over Louisville !!

We'll meet at Jaguar Louisville, caravan to Sparta, have lunch, and drive three laps on a NASCAR Track ! Not necessarily in that order. Details being developed ! Good times guaranteed. Bring your camera !

For a good time, contact Greg Huelsman ...

Tech Session - Unique Automotive
Saturday, April 4th, 2009 10:00 a.m.

3918 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40218
(502) 452-2688

Car restoration tech session, followed by visit to Bruce's Toy Barn to see all the Unique Automotive automobiles. Terra will bring coffee and Danish! 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Jaguar Drivers' Club Area 51
Christmas Party 2008
at the Pendennis Club

Saturday, December 6th, 2008
Cocktail Hour and cash bar at 12:00 noon
Dinner will begin at 1:00 p.m.

$18.50 per individual, or $37.00 per couple, payable no later than Wednesday, November 26th, 2008 in U.S. funds via cheque or cash to Nelson Rath, 234 Buckland Trace, Louisville, Kentucky 40245

The Pendennis Club
218 W. Muhammad Ali Boulevard
Louisville, Kentucky 40202

Parking will be available in the club parking lot, and a Cash Bar will be provided for your pre-dinner enjoyment. Coat and tie for the gentlemen. Bring wrapped gifts of modest value, not greater than $10 and marked as appropriate for either a male and/or a female, in the same number as the attendees in your party.

Road Trip to French Lick Springs
Saturday, April 19th, 2008 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Diane Sawyer says, “Everyone in America MUST see this hotel !”

1:00 p.m. meet in New Albany, Indiana (I-64 Exit 0), go East past the first stop light, and pull into the parking lot on the right at Conley's 1stStop. Schedule follows:
1:20 p.m. depart New Albany for West Baden,
2:30 p.m. railway museum in West Baden,
3:00 p.m. drive south to the beautifully restored French Lick Hotel,
4:30 p.m. cocktails at the cafe in the domed lobby of the hotel, and
5:00 p.m. dinner at Sinclair's Restaurant

RSVP to Wayne Miller, 812-948-1906 or

Jaguar Drivers' Club Area 51 Christmas Party
at the Pendennis Club

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

$18.50 per individual, or $37.00 per couple, payable no later than Wednesday, November 15th, 2007 in U.S. funds via cheque or cash to Nelson Rath, 234 Buckland Trace, Louisville, Kentucky 40245

The Pendennis Club
218 W. Muhammad Ali Boulevard
Louisville, Kentucky 40202

Parking will be available in the club parking lot, and a Cash Bar will be provided for your pre-dinner enjoyment. Coat and tie for the gentlemen. Bring wrapped gifts of modest value, not greater than $10 and marked as appropriate for either a male and/or a female, in the same number as the attendees in your party.

Jaguar Lane Garden Party /
Open House

Sunday, September 16th, 2007
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Bill Long cordially invites you and a guest to a garden party celebrating the arrival of the Fall driving season, a time worthy of celebration by Jaguar aficionados everywhere.

Please join the President at his home in the heart of the Highlands for food, beverage, and cordial camaraderie.

August 25th Road Trip to the Keeneland Concours !
Saturday, August 25th, 2007 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Support our members with cars to be judged in this classic Concours !

Join up and drive to the Keeneland Concours Paddock to exhibit our Jaguars.

July Questionable Cat? Rally
Saturday, July 21st, 2007 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.

The rally will cover about 75 miles of very scenic paved country roads.

Entrants will meet at the parking lot next to the PNC bank in Prospect, KY in the Prospect Point Shopping Center (at US 42 and River Road). There will be a $10 entry fee to cover cost of the trophies. Registration begins at noon, and the mandatory driver’s meeting at 12:45. The first car leaves at 1:01 PM; others follow at 1 minute intervals.

RSVP to John Kelley at 502-608-6089 or

Whisky Run II Road Trip to Midway and Labrot & Graham
Saturday, April 28th, 2007

Drive the back roads, scenic two-lane highways, and Interstate 64 as part of the Jaguar Drivers’ Club second road trip of the season!

In Louisville, meet at 10:45 a.m. in the parking lot near Von Maur in at the western end of Oxmoor Center on the Shelbyville Road side. We will leave at 11:00 a.m. and drive to Midway for lunch at 12:00 noon. Order from the menu and dine in style on the veranda at the Quirk Café and Coffee House.

Anyone not living in Louisville can meet at the Quirk Cafe at 12:00 noon.
Next will be a leisurely drive on two-lane Bluegrass roads to Versailles and on to the picturesque Labrot & Graham Distillery where Woodford Reserve Bourbon is distilled, aged, and bottled. If we reach the distillery in time, we will take 2:00 p.m. tour; otherwise we will have to take 3:00 p.m. tour. Afterwards we can travel back to Frankfort on a twisting two-lane road near the Kentucky River — or those who want to get home fast can take I-64.

Quirk Café ... 12:00 noon, 131 E. Main St., Midway. Details, including photos and the cafe menu, can be found at

Labrot & Graham Distillery ... 2:00 p.m., 7855 McCracken Pike, Versailles 40383. The distillery’s web site is Photos maybe found at Cocktail Times/Woodford Reserve Distillery Tour, using the Google search engine. The tour cost, including a Bourbon Ball Cocktail, is compliments of Walt and Deanne.

Reservations — Call or e-mail hosts Walt and Deanne Hancock at 502-897-0742 or today !

Fried Chicken-Bourbon Whisky
Road Trip 2007 to Bardstown
Saturday, March 31st, 2007

Enjoy the world-famous fried chicken luncheon at Bardstown's Kurtz Restaurant. Next, tour the Heaven Hill Distillery, and complete the day with a visit to Bernheim Forest.

For the Louisville and southern Indiana contingent, meet at 11:00 a.m. in the parking lot just south of the Krispy Kreme, 3000 Bardstown Road in the Gardiner Lane Shopping Center, in Louisville. Drive two-lane Bardstown Road south to My Old Kentucky Home State Park, and the adjacent Kurtz Restaurant.

Everyone from everywhere ( Lexington, Georgetown, Lawrenceburg, Bowling Green, Elizabethtown ) meets up at the restaurant in Bardstown at 12:00 noon.

Kurtz Restaurant ... 12:00 noon
418 E. Stephen Foster Avenue
Bardstown, Kentucky 40004
Make firm restaurant reservations with Jody Grimes at 502-895-0666 by March 23rd -- $16.50/person or $33/couple, including gratuity.

Heaven Hill Distillery ... 1:30-ish
1311 Gilkey Run Road, Bardstown, KY 40004
No-charge tours throughout the day, allow 1 1/2 - 2 hours to go through the center.

Bernheim Forest ... whenever we get there. Great opportunity to walk off the chicken and the whisky.

Contact Jody and Joe Grimes today at
502-895-0666 or

February Tech Session
Saturday, February 24th, 2007 11:00 a.m.

Gettleman Carriage House -- Lift a Jaguar, watch the oil leak, smell the pungent odour of fried Lucas electronica, trade stories, food and coffee details forthcoming ...

RSVP to Larry and Ricky Gettleman
1461 S. 4th Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40208

February General Meeting
Date Change - This Month Only
Tuesday, February 6th, 2007 6:30 p.m.

2006 Goodwood Revival Festival Celebration and Goodluck Surviving Dinner, you get what you get ... and that's all you can eat

RSVP to Harold and Libby Leggett
4722 Brownsboro Road
Louisville, Kentucky 40207

From Exit 22 on the Watterson Expwy, go 0.35 mi. west on Brownsboro Road, turn Left into Indian Ridge Rd, then first driveway on the left. If you pass Christ Church on your left, turn around.

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