Nov 24: Dinner with John Nikas

Date(s) - 24/11/2019
6:15 pm - 9:30 pm

Victoria Golf Club


The Jaguar Car Club of Victoria is co-hosting a special Dinner Event featuring automotive writer John Nikas

Ron Dempsey (organiser of the Euro Cars and Coffee at Turkey Head) and the JCCV are hosting a delicious dinner at the Victoria Golf Club featuring internationally acclaimed speaker and writer John Nikas on the topic of…CARS.

A fantastic opportunity to hear and meet John, who has been speaking internationally at various locations and anlässen, and is always very informative and fun.

Meet fellow car enthusiasts and other JCCV members on November 24, 2019.

WHAT: Turkey Dinner with John Nikas
WHERE: Victoria Golf Club
DATE: November 24, 2019
TIME: Around 6:30
TICKETS: $80 p.p., but please see below*
PAYMENT: At the door, credit card or cheque
REGISTER: Contact Ron Dempsey 778.922.0400 or
*The ticket price of $80 is designed to cover the costs for the speaker; the actual food portion of the ticket is $60 and depending how many show up, any funds that are not needed to cover the costs for John Nikas will be donated to charity.

OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION: The event is sure to sell out, so register asap; arrive early to have a good spot to watch/listen (not all seats will have a unobstructed view of the speaker); credit cards (and cheques) will be taken at the Golf Club.

About John Nikas

John Nikas is an automotive writer who specializes in weaving social, cultural and economic themes into his compelling narratives about automotive history. Raised in an Anglophile household, John first fell in love with British sports cars, but his motoring interests have grown to include prewar and postwar performance and luxury cars, endurance racing history and musings on the future of the automobile in the 21st Century.

He received the Denise McCluggage Award in 2012 and five years later was the runner-up for the Mercedes-Benz Award and the Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy for Book of the Year. In 2019, John introduced the Theory of Automotive Evolution, which is the first comprehensive academic examination of the various factors that affect the development and appearance of the automobile.

A noted vintage racing driver, Nikas has campaigned a broad array of classic racers in a number of different series, where he has collected multiple class championships and received special recognition for his on and off track accomplishments. Among his many successes is an overall victory in the 2011 Mille Miglia North American Tribute, which was the focus of a television special that appeared on the Bravo Channel.

John is frequently asked to speak or make special appearances at various automotive events around the world, which have included stops at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Forum, Amelia Island, Goodwood Revival, Hampton Court Palace, The Quail, Blackhawk Museum, Monterey Car Week, The Simeone Foundation Museum and the Concours d’Lemons. Known for his authoritative knowledge, quick wit and entertaining delivery, he has also been featured on various television programs, including spots on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox News, EXTRA! and L’Equipe in France.

John has a number of book projects underway, but continues to write for a number of automotive publications around the world as time permits, including monthly columns on both sides of the Atlantic. Upcoming titles include Dash and Daring: The Fabulous Bentley Boys, The King of Cool and the Green Rat: The Story of Steve McQueen’s Jaguar XK-SS, Morgan Sports Cars: 1934 – 1989, and American Revolutionaries: Shelby’s Daytona Coupes. Titles expected to appear in 2020 will cover Shadow Racing, Jaguar Lightweight E-Types, Alfa Romeo 2.9s, and Nash-Healey competition cars.