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Date: 4/14/2021
Subject: San Diego Jaguar Club Touring Event and More!
From: Mark Mayuga, JOCLA President & JCNA SWRD

“And A ONE, AND A TWO, Thank You Myron,



“LAWRENCE WELK” and His Music Makers


                April 11, 2021 was the San Diego Jaguar Club Touring Event in North County San Diego. About 30 Jaguars and one Lagonda Drophead gathered in the quaint town of San Marcos, just across the freeway from the campus of CAL STATE SAN MARCOS. Nedra Rummell and Diah Avery were our hosts and event organizers. NEDRA set-up the Tour with her usual long stretches of high-speed touring and twisty bits, highlighted with old growth trees, vineyards, flower fields, and beautiful estates. Horse country, gentleman farmers, and commercial avocado growers were part of the scenery. The foothills of San Diego County were in full bloom, the little rain we have had helped to keep the hillsides green and colourful.


            The tour started with Nedra leading a pride of Jaguars from our assembly point toward the hills at a merry clip, Nedra has a lead foot to be sure if you have ever tried keeping up with her, you will know what I mean. The route moved through scrub brush and twisty up-hill climbs, left turn on to OLD Highway 395 which paralleled the I -15 Freeway. Looking down at my speedo I was pushing a three-digit number before reason prevailed. Whoosh passed the LAWERENCE WELK CHAMPAGNE RESORT, and onto some mountain climbing. Here is where it got fun, uphill, twisty curves, tree covered blind curves, and quick straight-a-ways really got your juices flowing.


            The route took us around this mountain, and we ended up on OLD HWY 395 again. A quick left, hard on the right peddle, sounds of F-TYPE and XKR exhausts in front made for authentic soundtrack of folks having fun. The route wound around the Escondido and San Marcos neighborhoods until we arrived at the KIT CARSON REGIONAL PARK. Nedra had picked out a spot with lots of safe parking, shade trees, a picnic blanket or picnic tables were your choice. Diah provided games to play, Corn-Hole, Horseshoes, and Changa. Most of the gang settled for picnic lunches with appropriate wine selections, there were several new families in attendance (newborn babies), which made the event a truly family affair. There were several new JOCLA members attending, along with many of the San Diego faithful. The LA Club dominated the games and won the prizes of select wines from NAPA, thank you Diah. Ben Washington and Mike Kritz won the CORN-HOLE Competition. Attending the event were Glen and Georgia Wior, Ben Washington, Dick Parris, Todd and Linda Wright, Jim and Betty Friel, Layna Browdy, Chuck and Terri Keas, Mike Kritz and Mark Mayuga.


            It was another enjoyable picnic day out and fabulous drive through some lush back country roads. Thank you to the San Diego Jaguar Club for inviting us to come along and have such fun. The intra-club events are enjoyable and fun, you guys should try the next one in May at the March Air Force Base Museum.


Cheers, Mark Mayuga, JOCLA President

The Coventry Foundation

Dedicated to Jaguar Heritage in North America


            JOCLA members here is what you need to know about the Coventry Foundation, our club as well as several of our members support the Foundation by monetary means and/or item contributions.  The Coventry Foundation recently was the recipient of a 1965 Jaguar Mark 10 from Steve Kirby, past president of JOCLA.  The Foundation is a 501c3 entity, therefore any contribution made to it in support of its activities is tax deductible.

            So, what is it that the foundation does to earn this support?  The home page of the Foundation states the following: “The Foundation has been created by passionate Jaguar® people who donate their time, resources, and services with the goal of better serving the Jaguar® Heritage and preserving the marque for future generations.”  To be more specific, this is how the foundation accomplishes its goals: 

The four main program goals of the Foundation are:

  1. It provides technical information for all Jaguar cars dating from pre-World War II period to today’s modern vehicles.

  2. Through its JAGUAR Specialty Tool Loan Program, it provides members of JOCLA/JCNA with tools to perform maintenance and restoration tasks that are not available elsewhere.

  3. Individual research projects can be done through either its Columbia, South Carolina site or at the Oceanside, California facilities of Classic Showcase. Both facilities house the research archives and Jaguar tool lending program.

  4. The Foundation sponsors and awards an annual scholarship to a deserving graduate of the automobile restoration program at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

In addition, the Foundation maintains two E-bay stores:


            The Coventry Foundation is ten years old and has established three locations; Columbia South Carolina, Oceanside California, and a museum in Petersburg, Virginia.  The Virginia museum space is provided by Moss Motors at their MOSS MOTORS Distribution Center, the Oceanside CA location is located at the Classic Showcase facility showroom and library.

            The tool loan program is available to all JCNA members as well as qualified Jaguar repair and restoration shops working on members’ Jaguars.  Tools are provided from both the Columbia SC and Oceanside CA locations.

            In addition to the financial support from JOCLA and its members the Foundation is looking for local assistance from one or two of our members that would serve as liaison(s) between club members and the Foundation. The volunteers would assist in publicizing and facilitating recruitment and donations, as well as promoting the programs that are useful to both Jaguar owners and shops that work on Jaguar cars. Currently Glenn Wior, long time JOCLA member, is managing the Foundation tool program located at CLASSIC SHOWCASE, Oceanside. Nedra Rummell, SDJC Membership Chairwoman is the PR contact.

If you are interested in making a monetary donation or have archival materials that the Foundation can use to increase the library collection, please contact:


If you need Jaguar Specialty Tools and you are a JOCLA/JCNA Member please contact:



The Foundation Research Materials can be loaned out to JOCLA/JCNA members, just contact GEORGE CAMP with your specific information request, subject, car VIN #, etc. The Coventry Foundation does not produce JAGUAR HERITAGE TRUST CERTIFICATES, those must be obtained through JAGUAR LAND ROVER, UK.



Janet Sowell, WEBMASTER:



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