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Online Membership (FREE)

  • Check out the best deals on classic “Jaguars for Sale”
  • Explore the Jaguar Heritage Center
  • Be the first to get Jaguar news
  • Stay informed in the Jaguar Forum
  • Upgrade to full club membership at any time
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Full Club Membership

  • All of the online member benefits, plus…
  • Be invited to all Reno Jaguar Club events
  • Secure discounts on vintage car insurance
  • Receive annual subscription to The Jaguar Journal
  • Qualify for rebate offers on new Jaguars as high as $2,000*
Get Full Club Membership for $55 per year
*Full club members are eligible to receive rebate offers if their annual club dues are current and they have been a club member for at least 6 months.  Rebate offers come from Jaguar Land Rover North America, Ltd and will vary by model.  Rebate offers are subject to change without notice.

1939 SS100

The First Jaguar

The SS100 is an iconic pre-war sports car. Prior to 1940, the Jaguar brand had not yet made the scene. About three hundred vehicles were produced between 1936 to 1941 by the company SS Cars, Ltd, owned by Sir William Lyons. Only about sixty cars were exported.

The S100 was a relatively large grand touring convertible in its day. The price was about 20% below the cost of a Bugatti or a Duesenberg which made the car attainable to more people during the post depression era. Some felt is was under-powered, however. But it’s sporty styling with its long hood, flared fenders and stunning white gauges make this car a masterpiece in anybody’s book.  

This car was the first car to adapt the name Jaguar in its model name — a name eventually adopted by the company’s, as well, given that the acronym “SS” was not well received after Germany was defeated in World War II.

1952 Jaguar XK-140 Drophead Convertible

Undeniable Beauty

Reno Jaguar Club members recognize the beauty of Jaguars. Exotic, yet within reach of everyday car lovers, Jaguars epitomize the blending of art and machine. Modern-day Jaguars are beautifully-styled cars that provide a secure, comforting ride.

But the older Jaguars, some with quirks and kinks, bring back a flood of memories that can easily evolve into a love affair.  Add twitching needle gauges, wire wheels and a sound that is distinctly reminiscent of European sports cars, and it is hard to deny that vintage Jaguars rank among the best touring cars ever built.

Steve McQueen in his 1956 Jaguar XJSS

Fifties Cool

In the fifties, an era defined by abstract impressionism, consumerism and a booming American economy, Jaguar was a brand that appealed to an upwardly mobile populous. Jaguar intended to build 25 XJSS vehicles, essentially a street-worthy version of the highly successful D-type racing vehicle. In February 1957, a fire in Jaguar’s Browns Lane assembly plant destroyed nine half-built cars, leaving sixteen to be sold.

Steve McQueen (the king of cool) bought one of these finished products in British racing green. He loved the car so much he bought it back seven years after he sold it. McQueen’s car is now displayed at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, CA. In 2016, Jaguar announced that it would rebuild, from scratch, the remaining nine XJSS vehicles destroyed by fire.

Why you should Join the Club

Help celebrate the heritage of Jaguar

We are a great group of Jaguar car lovers — representing all makes and models

Hang out with like-minded individuals

We would rather hang out with artists and entrepreneurs than with bankers or CEOs

Find the best resources for Jaguar parts and service

We help you find the best sources for parts, service and sales — including vintage Jaguar specialists.  And you get a subscription to The Jaguar Journal to boot.

Put your Jaguar to the Test

As a member of the Reno Jaguar Club, you are eligible to participate in regional and national events that feature your Jaguar.

Join Today

Online Membership (FREE)

  • Check out the best deals on classic “Jaguars for Sale”
  • Explore the Jaguar Heritage Center
  • Be the first to get Jaguar news
  • Stay informed in the Jaguar Forum
  • Upgrade to first-year club membership for only $35
Get FREE online membership

Full Club Membership

  • All of the online member benefits, plus…
  • Be invited to all Reno Jaguar Club events
  • Secure discounts on vintage car insurance
  • Receive annual subscription to The Jaguar Journal
  • Qualify for rebate offers on new Jaguars as high as $2,000*
Get Full Club Membership for $55 per year
*Full club members are eligible to receive rebate offers if their annual club dues are current and they have been a club member for at least 6 months.  Rebate offers come from Jaguar Land Rover North America, Ltd and will vary by model.  Rebate offers are subject to change without notice.

Club Board Members

Mike Johnson

President

Carl Fuetsch

Vice President

Gerard Gara

Treasurer

Kathy Dyer

Membership Chair