Prowl Guide

Jaguar Car Club of Victoria
Guide for PROWL Organizers

Our club members all agree that the monthly Sunday Prowls are one of the most
enjoyable activities of the Club. So a big thank you for agreeing to plan and co-ordinate
a Prowl on behalf of the Club.

To help with your planning, here is a general outline with some suggestions. Feel free to
use as much (or as little) as you wish.

1) DATE: First Sunday of the month (generally).
TIME: Meet at 10:30am for 11:00am drive-off.
PLACE: Your choice. (Often at Tillicum Mall or Spencer Road Shell Station or any
location you feel would be a good starting point.)

2) PROWL TO PLACE OF INTEREST: Your choice as to the roadways to be traveled
and end location. You will need to prepare these traveling details and/or a map and
prepare a suitable number of copies for participants.

3) LUNCH: Locate a suitable restaurant that can accommodate participating club
members.

4) GROWLER NOTICE: Prepare, on your computer, a brief announcement with the
above information and any other points of interest relating to your Prowl. You can
dress the notice up with clip art, a border or anything relating to the theme of your
Prowl. Remember to put your name, email address and/or phone number on the
notice for RSVP purposes. (You will need the numbers attending to advise restaurant
well in advance.)
You will need to submit the Prowl notice over a full month before
your Prowl date. (i.e. the March Prowl is to be submitted by the end of January for
inclusion in the February edition of the Growler.) Submit this notice to the editor of the
Growler by email for inclusion as an ”Announcement” and also as a Scheduled event.

5) A week or so before the Prowl, prepare an email reminder and send it to our Club
Webmaster for an email blast to Club members.

6) Remember to have a helper (or yourself) take several photos of the Prowl from
beginning to end.

7) Submit these photos by email along with a brief written review of the Prowl to the
editor of the Growler soon after the Prowl.

These pointers are just suggestions for the standard Prowl. You may vary as you see
fit. These outings are meant to be enjoyed by everyone, so remember to relax and
have fun as well!

Recent Posts

F-type Boot Capacity

Stephen Loyd sent the following post:

As you probably know the F-type has been the butt of some levity surrounding the capacity of its boot.

Well, I’m here to say it has done just fine in providing enough space for my wife and I to take a multi-week road trip to drive Historic Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica Pier.  Besides that, we both drove home from California to BC and I also made the drive outbound to Chicago with a buddy, where our wives flew out to meet us.  For me the whole trip was just shy of six weeks including four with my wife, Debi.  Overall, it was over 10,000 km. BTW, mechanically the Jaguar performed flawlessly in weather between freezing and 46 C.

Here is what we had in the boot, as shown in the photographs:

  • 2  (1 each) standard aircraft maximum carry on size suitcases.
  • 1 small cooler with a cutting board (for picnic activities)
  • 1 men’s shaving kit
  • 1 package Tide laundry soap capsules. We each had enough clothing to go eight days without needing a laundry opportunity.
  • 1 portable coffee maker with a bag of Starbuck’s ground coffee and filters.
  • 1 Bose portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • 1 small packing cube containing a pair of men’s dress shoes
  • 1 red zipper case of various electronic necessities (device chargers etc.)
  • 1 iPad mini
  • 1 Microsoft Surface Pro laptop/tablet computer
  • 1 larger packing cube with a seasonal change of ladies’ wear.
  • 1 small packing cube containing a men’s down vest for the colder leg to Chicago
  • 1 bag of Triscuits (to go with snacks from cooler)
  • 1 bag of microwaveable popcorn.

The other photo shows it all packed up. There was often a bottle of bourbon in there too!

So, as you can see, the boot of an F-Type has all the room a seasoned traveler really needs J  Both my wife and I are long time ‘road warriors’, having pursued careers in consulting.

Cheers, Stephen

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