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TASMANIAN NATIONAL RALLY POSTPONED

Web Administrator - Friday, August 14, 2020
The Jaguar Car Club of Tasmania has advised that the 2021 National Rally is postponed until 2022, with the 2022 dates yet to be finalised. These will be advised in due course.

CMC's THE PRESERVE magazine now available

Web Administrator - Wednesday, August 12, 2020

The latest issue of The Preserve, published by the CMC is here for your reading enjoyment.

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JDCA Featured in Xclusively Jaguar Magazine

Web Administrator - Monday, August 10, 2020

Well known Jaguar aficionado in the UK, Letitia Mace, runs a website called Xclusively Jaguar and publishes a monthly magazine.

In the August issue she has devoted a one-page feature to the JDCA. You can access the magazine here and the story is on Page 12 of the on-screen article, or Page 10 if you download the PDF.

The relevant page is extracted here:

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http://www.xclusively-jaguar.co.uk/category/news/e-magazine/

FITNESS TO DRIVE medical assessments

Web Administrator - Saturday, August 08, 2020
Save time – have your Fitness to Drive medical assessment submitted online 

If you’re an older driver, have a medical condition or hold a certain licence class, you may be asked to have regular Fitness to Drive medical tests.

Transport for NSW has improved this assessment process so that all GPs, specialists, occupational therapists and optometrists can now submit NSW Fitness to Drive assessment forms for their patients online. We have developed 12 new online specialist forms, and improved the online form for GPs. This makes the assessment process quicker and easier for drivers who need a regular medical check to continue driving.

When the form is completed online, it is instantly sent to Transport, saving you a trip to a Service NSW Centre to hand in the paper form.

Your doctor will get an instant response confirming your assessment has been received and a copy of the completed form will be stored for future reference.

So if you receive a request for a medical review in the mail, take the letter to your doctor and ask them to submit the assessment online for you.

For more information visit https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/licence/health/fit-to-drive.html

LATEST FROM THE PRESIDENT - August

Web Administrator - Saturday, August 01, 2020
Welcome to the latest news update for JDCA members. Unfortunately the latest news item is once again the negative impact of Covid-19 and the devastating impact it has on our Calendar of social activities. 

Unfortunately, the second largest gathering of classic vehicles on the NSW calendar, the All British Day at Kings School has been cancelled. Over many years  it has become our largest single gathering of Club Jaguars on our annual calendar.

Your Executive will discuss the various options for conducting a Concours or Show and Shine, possibly in the form of electronic means.

Covid-19 Restrictions currently impact on the type of events that can be conducted. Groups of more than 20 in public places are prohibited. Corporate events can be held in authorised Function Centres but in all cases a strict 4 square metre rule per person applies.

Grey Gum Cafe (Putty Road) midweek run set down for 6 August cannot now be held as a Club event. A rendezvous at McDonalds at McGraths Hill is out of the question and we no longer have a booking at the venue.

However, the Grey Gum cafe will be open on 6 August and it has a large number of outdoor tables under cover spread out over acreage. The social distancing rules can be observed as no table caters for more than 8 persons.

The cafe is approximately a one hour drive north of Windsor on the Putty Road and is well sign posted.

Persons who choose to go for a drive are welcome to drop into the cafe for lunch or a coffee from midday.

Please note if you choose to go for a drive on the day and you are travelling in a vehicle on conditional registration you will need to record the trip in your logbook as this cannot now be considered a Club event.


General Meeting, 18 August

The Strathfield Golf Club is a registered function centre and can host Corporate Events. The Club is prepared open on the 3rd Tuesday of each month for the JDCA. 

There is a requirement for a minimum of 30 persons and the bistro area allowing for social distancing can cater for a maximum of 50. Tables will be arranged to ensure social distancing requirements are met.

It is proposed that Tuesday 18 August be used as a trial Corporate Event taking the form of an informal dinner from 6:00 pm followed by a very brief status report from the Executive on JDCA Club activities at 8:00 pm. 

Please note that the social distancing rules prohibit mingling of patrons so tables will not be permitted to be moved to create larger groups.

If you wish to attend you will need to register on the website by C.O.B. Sunday 16 August.


Sporting

We have been advised that Fiat motorkanas have been cancelled, however planning is continuing on conducting the JDCA hosting of the CSCA Supersprint round on 17 October. We must get the required number of entries to make the event financially feasible. 


Christmas Party

A booking has been made with the Epping Club for Saturday 27 November. We are currently seeking registrations for this event as achieving a minimum numbers is important. 

Please register early for the function. If Covid does necessitate cancellation a full refund will be made. This night has always been a popular event for catching up with fellow members and wishing your friends well for the ensuing 12 months. 

 
All British Day, Register and Midweek Runs

Your Committee is seeking to organise events that meet the legal restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic on dates that are recorded in our calendar.

The impact of the pandemic is a developing crisis wherein decisions on organising or cancelling events must be made in short time frames. The pandemic may develop to a point where it is once again necessary to cancel all Club activity.

Please keep in touch through the various communication mechanisms the Club has employed to ensure you are kept up to date with the current situation at any given time.

Most of all I ask each one of you to do all that you can to ensure your own good health and seriously consider your own personal situation if venturing out whether it be in your Jaguar or not. There is no better time to be risk averse than the present.
 
President
Bob Adby

HISTORIC PLATE COVERS - coming soon - express your interest

Web Administrator - Friday, May 22, 2020
New to the regalia range is a set of two number plate covers for historic plates. 
Please note this is an initial concept and the final design may be slightly different, however the basics of white print on a black background, with the plate cover pinstriped will remain. 
These quality covers are printed in Australia and come with fittings and instructions. 
The covers will be available at a price of $40.  JDCA is taking expressions of interest to determine the demand for the covers. Please email Lauren Jones at regalia@jaguar.org.au by 6 July 2020 if you are interested in ordering one of these sets.  At this stage sets should be available by the beginning of August 2020. 


IMPORTANT NEWS for Members wanting to use their Conditionally Registered Vehicles

Web Administrator - Saturday, April 04, 2020
Important Message From the President
Use of Vehicles under Conditional Registration For Essential Purposes


I have had a few queries about use of vehicles on Conditional Registration during this period of enforced self-isolation under State legislation. Police apparently have been questioning whether cars are out for essential use purposes.

The CMC has provided the following advice:
It has come to our attention that the NSW Police have pulled over a number of vehicles on conditional registration (H, D or J plates) and questioned whether their use is for essential purposes.
The Council of Motor Clubs (CMC) has sought clarification from the Policy Branch of Transport for NSW (RMS) and has received the following advice.
As long as club members follow NSW State restrictions, such as only going direct to the mechanic, the shops, medical practitioners, pharmacies or to work they are allowed to use HVS and CVS vehicles with the filled out log book.
That does not include trips to try the car out or charge the battery etc., as far as CMC interpret it. Those reasons could be considered spurious by any authority who pull a vehicle up and question its use.
There obviously can be no club events where people gather. CMC suggest that no club sanction or organise any such activity as fines are substantial.
Note that two unrelated people in the front seat of a vehicle are breaking the distancing rules. If they are not family or live with you then they are unrelated.
If you have not opted for the log book scheme then you cannot use the vehicle as there are no club events and going for a maintenance run is not considered an essential use. If you are taking such a vehicle to a mechanic it is suggested it be for essential work and you have a prior appointment with the mechanic.
Go it alone is the safe way if you must go out in ANY vehicle.
It is suggested that members who do NEED to use a vehicle under conditional registration have a copy of this advice with them.

Cheers
Bob Adby
President 

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