WELCOME TO JAGUARS ON THE ISLAND!

2019 marks the 16th anniversary of the Jaguar Car Club of Victoria and the 14th Jaguars on the Island, the largest Jaguar car show in North America. “Good to see you again” to those who participated in recent years and a convivial “Welcome” to those who are here for the first time. We are united by our enthusiasm for Jaguar cars – let’s celebrate together, let our pets socialize – all Jaguars are beautiful, welcome, and deserve a space on the field.

What exactly is Jaguars on the Island (JOTI)? A Jaguar car show, but… why would I want to register? You believe that a Jaguar is more than just a car, right? Read what Gregory Andrachuk, one of the founding fathers of the Jaguar Car Club of Victoria, has to say about the Spirit of JOTI. If you want to be part of the camaraderie and support Victoria Hospice by participating (all net proceeds are being donated) – why not register for JOTI 2019?

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 2019

Friday, July 26, 5:00 – 7:00 pm – Welcome Reception at Hotel Grand Pacific

Saturday, July 27, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – JCNA-sanctioned Concours d’Elegance and Jaguar Car Show for judged Jaguars and Enthusiast Class Jaguars at Windsor Park/Oak Bay (all cars are expected to remain on the field until 3 pm).
Saturday, July 27, 6:00 for 7:00 pm – Awards Dinner – Hotel Grand Pacific

Sunday, July 28, 9:30 am – Picturesque City Prowl around Greater Victoria. We are meeting at the Oak Bay Marina parking lot (1327 Beach Drive) at 9:30 am.
Sunday, July 28, 10:30 for 11:00 am – Delicious Brunch at the Royal Colwood Golf Course
Sunday, July 28, 1:00 pm – JCNA-sanctioned Slalom in the Western Speedway parking lot; Dress code: Helmet for all participants (bring your own or borrow one from the JCCV). Read more…

Or would you like to read up on some background information on Jaguars on the Island? Click here for a brief history on JOTI.

 SATURDAY ON THE FIELD
The field at Windsor Park will be prepared and marked the previous day (Friday) by a crew of volunteers to streamline placement the next morning. On Saturday those volunteering for car placement (aka “arm-wavers”) and the various tents (tea tent, regalia tent, registrar’s tent) arrive around 7 am to set up those tents, tables, etc. When the first cars arrive at around 8:30, the speed is picking up, registration envelopes are handed out, cars are placed, any leaves of grass or dirt from driving the car onto the field are frantically removed, excited chatter everywhere…participants are moving around to view (and compare) cars, renew friendships and talk Jaguars.

At Jaguars on the Island, every Jaguar is welcome, no matter the condition, age, or cleanliness. We are not separated by dents and dirt but united by our love for these gorgeous automobiles. All cars, judged classes and non-judged class (the “Enthusiast Class”) are placed together on the field to socialize.

By 9:30 most of the Jaguars have arrived and been placed (except for those being  delayed by ferries and other impediments, like overheating…), first refreshments have been imbibed, baked goods eaten at the Teat Tent or the Lions’ catering trailer (they serve breakfast AND lunch).

Rags down is around 10:30 am and the judging begins…any hidden pine needles, specks of water, is the spare tire the correct size? When judging ends around 12:00 pm, participants hurry away to have lunch at the Oak Bay Marina, the Lions’, nearby restaurants, or to simply enjoy their home-made healthy lunches in good company in the cool shade of the Tea Tent along with some COMPLIMENTARY beverages (tea, water, pop, etc.) served by the well-known friendly faces of spouses and family.

The afternoon is reserved for ogling other cars, shop talking, admiring, and anxiously waiting for the results that will be presented at the Awards Banquet in the evening. Besides that, the Regalia Tent, the Tea Tent, the cars displayed by Jaguar Victoria, the Victoria Hospice tent (usually with a raffle) serve as attractive pastimes.

Only too soon the clock strikes 3:00 pm and cars start leaving the field, giving their owners the well-deserved break at home or the hotels to rest, shower, change for the evening and the awards, have an apéritif, or chat with friends.

Every car on the field can receive an award, even non-judged cars. The Jaguar Car Club of Victoria considers all Jaguars equal and worthy. Therefore, there are several Popular Choice Awards, like the Mayor’s Choice Award, the Dealership Award, Hagerty’s Grace, Pace and Space Award, and rosettes waiting for you and your Jaguar.

Participate, join in the fun and camaraderie – hope to see you and your Jaguar(s) on the field!

Are you visiting Victoria and would like to stay at one of three host hotels? This year we have made special arrangements with the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, Hotel Grand Pacific, and Comfort Inn & Conference Centre Victoria.

ACCOMMODATION

The take advantage of the special rates, please mention the booking codes below:

Oak Bay Beach Hotel: JOTI attendees are invited to use the custom rate code: JAGUAR to book online or by phone. To use this code, please call 1-800-668-7758 or visit oakybaybeachhotel.com and enter the rate code in the corporate/promotion box. Call 1-800-668-7758 or book online today! Rates are valid until July 23-30, 2019. Subject to availability.
Address: 175 Beach Drive, Victoria, BC, V8S 2N2, Canada

Hotel Grand Pacific: Special guest room rate starting at $209 per night and going up from here, depending on the room view. The $209 rate is for a simple residential view, not a water view. To book, call 1.800.663.7550 and quote JUL19JAGUAR to access the rate. Please note the code won’t work online and will only work by calling in. Secured parking (charges apply) is available: The garage door is open during the daytime, but comes down late at night and is accessible only with a guest room key card.
Address: 463 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 1X3, Canada

Comfort Inn & Suites Victoria: We have arranged for a room block for 10 rooms with a single king bed at a rate @ CAD 179. Cut off date is July 4, 2019. The room block is under “Jaguar Car Club” (notthe Jaguar Car Club”).
Contact details: Toll Free: 1-866-754-404, Tel: 250-382-4400, Fax: 250-382-4053, Address: 3020 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC, V8T 5C7, Canada

Rooms sell out quickly in Victoria in July/August, please make your reservation in time to take advantage of the attractive rates of our host hotels. If you prefer to stay “bed and breakfast”-style, please check out this link: Bed and Breakfast or visit Tourism Victoria.

We look forward to seeing you. Bring whatever Jaguar you have whether it is a concours restoration, daily driver, modern or classic, older or newer. All Jaguars are welcome. The featured model this year: Series I-III (1969 to 1992). Question? Contact:

Telse Wokersien, Jaguars on the Island 2019 Committee Chair, (250) 885-7391
Doug Irving, Jaguars on the Island 2019 Registrar, (250) 897-3270
Terry Sturgeon, Jaguars on the Island 2019 Chief Judge, (250) 370-2299

PLEASE REGISTER FOR JOTI 2019