Proudly hosted by the Jaguar Drivers Club of South Australia
and Sponsored by Solitaire Jaguar
We commence our journey in Tanunda in the heart of the Barossa Valley, South Australia. Tanunda was settled in 1848 and has a population of 4,000. The Aboriginal meaning of the word Tanunda is, "Water Hole". Whilst here we will enjoy the beautiful scenery, catch up with friends and share our passion for Jaguar cars.
Following registration we will have a relaxed casual welcome BBQ. The following day will take us on a tour of the late Carl Lindner's spectacular collection of Jaguars, consisting of an SS 1 which is the oldest registered Jaguar in the Southern Hemisphere, an SS 100, a replica C Type, D Type, XK SS, E Types and many more.
A picnic lunch at Seppeltsfield Winery will be a welcomed stop. This is one of Australia's oldest wineries, founded by Joseph Ernest Seppelt in 1851 and is well know for its signature wine, the 100 year old Para Tawny. Following lunch you can enjoy the afternoon with a cooking demonstration, glass blowing demonstration, food and wine tasting or simply relax and catch up with friends.
Saturday our Rally Sporting Event will be a hill climb held at historic Collingrove. This is an all inclusive event with the club rooms serving morning tea (Scones, jam and cream) and a guest speaker.
Sunday will be a big day with our Jaguar National Rally Display Day, sponsored by Shannons Insurance. Held at the National Motor Museum at Birdwood in the Adelaide Hills. The Birdwood National Motor Museum was established in 1964 when two motoring enthusiasts purchased the old Birdwood Flour Mill building to house their collection of vehicles. Opened to the public in 1965 the museum is now the responsibility of the History Trust of SA with over 67,000 visitors each year and in excess of 6,500 square meters of display space incorporating more than 350 vehicles.
Our Jaguars will be displayed on the sweeping lawns of the Museum. The feature Model for this years event will be the Jaguar XK 120 celebrating its 70th Anniversary, and the anniversary of the famour XK engine.
Our formal presentation Dinner will be held on Sunday evening, again with a focus on the XK 120, featured on display.
A change of gear on Monday will see us farewelling some people and welcoming others who join us for the second leg of the rally. We travel to Victor Harbor. Our stay here will be based at the McCracken Country Club. Here we will enjoy a multitude of activities, scenic tours, a second Jaguar Display on the town green, fine food and local wine, even a game of golf if it suits your fancy.
Other features of the time we spend in this beautiful part of the sate will be, a steam train ride along the beautiful coastline to Goolwa for lunch, and if you wish a horse drawn ride across the 630 meter causeway to Granite Island.
A visit to a private airfield on Hindmarsh Island is planned. The owner has several restored Tiger Moth aircraft and will entertain us with low fly pasts, plus we anticipate a great photo opportunity with the planes and our Jaguars.
Thursday evening will be time for us to conclude the formal part of the rally and a time to bid many farewell for their journey home.
BUT.... There is more!
The "McClaren Vale Vintage Classic" will be held Saturday 21st - Sunday 22nd April. This is an annual event with over 500 classic and vintage cars gathering on the Sunday for a display and street parade following which cars disperse to designated wineries for lunch.
Accommodation options are listed on the accommodation page.
NOTE: You will need to register separately for this event.