Welcome to the Jaguar Club of Southern New England, or JCSNE for short. We are an affiliate club of JCNA (Jaguar Clubs of North America) and one of the oldest among the more than 60 JCNA-affiliated Jaguar clubs in the United States and Canada, having been founded in 1968 by a group of rabid Jaguar enthusiasts (several of whom are still active in the club today).
Our nearest neighbor clubs are the Empire Division (Metro NY area); JDCLI, Jaguar Drivers Club of Long Island; JTC, Jaguar Touring Club (Metro NY/NJ/CT); JAG, Jaguar Auto Group (northern NJ) and JANE, Jaguar Association of New England (MA/NH). These are active, enthusiastic groups with whom we interact during their events and our own.
Our events calendar is fairly full during the year, with such events as tune-up and technical sessions, tours, an occasional automotive flea market, and our annual all-British car show, British Wheels on The Green. Additionally, each of the JCNA-affiliated clubs, including JCSNE, hosts an annual ‘Concours d'Elegance’ that attracts a field of beautiful examples of the marque with competitive classes geared towards both show-quality and ‘driven’ Jaguars. Here you can peruse photos from our 2017 JCSNE Concours d'Elegance held at Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, CT.
There are also club racing events at such locations as Lime Rock Park for vintage racing enthusiasts. We also hold two JCNA-sanctioned slaloms, one in the Spring and one in the Fall, for those who wish to test their car’s performance in a challenging, but safe, environment. If you've never seen a JCNA slalom, one of our members produced this slalom video which will give you an idea of the fun you can have without overly stressing your car (or yourself).
Membership in the Jaguar Club of Southern New England stands at approximately 150+, including men and women of all ages, some not even currently owning a Jaguar. Those who are owners have collected a wide variety of models, ranging from the classics to the very latest production models.
Monthly meetings are generally held at the iconic Olympia Diner on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington, Connecticut, on the 2nd Tuesday, but it is best to always check the events calendar for up to the minute information, since meetings are occasionally moved to a different venue. Meetings are informal with brief business discussions, and are sometimes followed by speakers, technical demonstrations, socializing, car talk or auto-related movies. Here we are in the banquet room of the Olympia working tirelessly, as always, for our members.
As a member of JCSNE, you are automatically enrolled as a member of the JCNA parent organization and will receive the bimonthly, full color, glossy publication Jaguar Journal. In addition, we publish our own bimonthly newsletter, The Spotted Cat , which carries notices of upcoming events of interest to our members, service information, articles by fellow enthusiasts and experts, and both commercial and free classified advertising. The current issue of the newsletter, in color, is always viewable (and downloadable) on our web site, and members can also choose to have a black & white copy mailed to their home for an additional charge to cover reproduction, postage and handling.
One of the best ways to enjoy your Jaguar is to consider membership in a Jaguar club. Being a club member and interacting with other enthusiasts, you’ll learn valuable information on maintaining, rebuilding, or restoring your Jaguar, and where to find the best parts sources and related services. Several members also swap parts and services with each other, to their mutual benefit.
Tour the public side of our web site to get a feel for our club’s activities and interests. Check the Why Join? page for a description of the additional content you’ll find on the member side of our web site. We hope your interest in Jaguars and this brief description of the club will encourage you to attend our next meeting. If you find our club to be your 'cup o' tea', then by all means join our group. You'll find us friendly and helpful, and we are sure that you'll enjoy membership in JCSNE.
If you have any questions about JCSNE and/or JCNA, please contact us for more information.
...The Officers, BoD and Staff of JCSNE