[collectibles] Jaguar Apprentices Club

Just saw a header picture on the Jagforum page showing a badge
entitled ‘‘Jaguar Apprentices Car Club’’. Where did this badge come
from ?
I thought it should read ‘‘Jaguar apprentices Motor Club’’–
Mal
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Hello Malcolm,On Sunday, August 17, 2003, 10:57:56 AM, you wrote:

Just saw a header picture on the Jagforum page showing a badge
entitled ‘‘Jaguar Apprentices Car Club’’. Where did this badge come
from ?
I thought it should read ‘‘Jaguar apprentices Motor Club’’

That’s the much earlier (and rarer according to Norman Dewis)
version that preceded the metal and enamel Motor Club version -
I think it’s intended as a bonnet mount for the 120 and so on
(has two angled studs protruding from the back). Both (with
60 others) are photographed from my own collection here (Nos 1
and 2):

http://www.jag-lovers.org/collectibles/badges.html


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In reply to a message from Tony Bailey sent Sun 17 Aug 2003:

Tony,
Just changed my posting name. I have a metal/enamel ‘‘Jaguar
Apprentices Motor Club’’ badge dating back to when I was a member
('bout 1968). When did it change to ‘‘Car’’ ?
Mine has two studs at the back and at the time if you were a member
you could either buy a tranfer or the proper badge. Was going to
put it on the grill of my E type for the run to Le Mans this year
but was afraid that it might fall off !–
Mal
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Hello Mal,On Sunday, August 17, 2003, 11:20:43 AM, you wrote:

In reply to a message from Tony Bailey sent Sun 17 Aug 2003:

Tony,
Just changed my posting name. I have a metal/enamel ‘‘Jaguar
Apprentices Motor Club’’ badge dating back to when I was a member
('bout 1968). When did it change to ‘‘Car’’ ?
Mine has two studs at the back and at the time if you were a member
you could either buy a tranfer or the proper badge. Was going to
put it on the grill of my E type for the run to Le Mans this year
but was afraid that it might fall off !

Question is, do you have a transfer you want to part with :wink:

The Car version is the original and earlier one - my memory tells
me from about 1955 to 1959 but I could well be way out. When I was
at the JDHT last and had that badge with me, one of the retired
helpers recognised it instantly and said he had had one on his
120.

I’ll ask Norman when I next see him - or possibly if Ian Cooling
is around, he may well have some more accurate information to
impart. I do also hear rumours that Ian’s very delayed Postal
Auction No 4 is actually under a month away now with some 2000
lots on offer…

A ha!

Look what I just found - A Jaguar Apprentices Motor Club web
page!

http://jamc.org.uk/

"You Don’t Have to be a Jaguar Apprentice …
The Jaguar Apprentices Motor Club was formed in May 1955, for the
benefit of Jaguar Apprentices, their friends and associates, to
provide an entry into motor sports at a grass roots level. After
approval by the Jaguar Board, and affiliation to the RAC, the
JAMC held its very first event (a Treasure Hunt) in June 1955.

So, dates were right …


Tony (West Sussex, UK) ['98 XKR Coupe]
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In reply to a message from Malcolm Halls sent Sun 17 Aug 2003:

Tony,
Sorry no transfer. Last one I had was on a Ford Anglia (Harry
Potter with a Cortina GT engine) I used to rally as a JAMC member.
Thanks for the info on the JAMC web page, at one stage I was a
lifetime member !!!
Last time I spoke to Norman was at Browns Lane several years ago,
but saw him at Le Mans–
Mal
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Hello Mal,On Sunday, August 17, 2003, 11:20:43 AM, you wrote:

Mine has two studs at the back and at the time if you were a member
you could either buy a tranfer or the proper badge.

So yours doesn’t have two holes for a badge bar mounting like
mine does but is otherwise the same design? I’d be interested to
see a pic of the mounting if you can come up with one please


Tony (West Sussex, UK) ['98 XKR Coupe]
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Hi All,

Yes, I too can confirm Tony’s dates for this badge.

And, yes, my postal auction really is in the final stages of cataloguing-
with approaching 2000 lots - spanning Swallow to XK8. More on my website

Ian----- Original Message -----
From: “Tony Bailey” tony@jag-lovers.org
To: “Mal9” collectibles@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2003 11:47 AM
Subject: Re[2]: [collectibles] Jaguar Apprentices Club

Hello Mal,

On Sunday, August 17, 2003, 11:20:43 AM, you wrote:

In reply to a message from Tony Bailey sent Sun 17 Aug 2003:

Tony,
Just changed my posting name. I have a metal/enamel ‘‘Jaguar
Apprentices Motor Club’’ badge dating back to when I was a member
('bout 1968). When did it change to ‘‘Car’’ ?
Mine has two studs at the back and at the time if you were a member
you could either buy a tranfer or the proper badge. Was going to
put it on the grill of my E type for the run to Le Mans this year
but was afraid that it might fall off !

Question is, do you have a transfer you want to part with :wink:

The Car version is the original and earlier one - my memory tells
me from about 1955 to 1959 but I could well be way out. When I was
at the JDHT last and had that badge with me, one of the retired
helpers recognised it instantly and said he had had one on his
120.

I’ll ask Norman when I next see him - or possibly if Ian Cooling
is around, he may well have some more accurate information to
impart. I do also hear rumours that Ian’s very delayed Postal
Auction No 4 is actually under a month away now with some 2000
lots on offer…

A ha!

Look what I just found - A Jaguar Apprentices Motor Club web
page!

http://jamc.org.uk/

"You Don’t Have to be a Jaguar Apprentice …
The Jaguar Apprentices Motor Club was formed in May 1955, for the
benefit of Jaguar Apprentices, their friends and associates, to
provide an entry into motor sports at a grass roots level. After
approval by the Jaguar Board, and affiliation to the RAC, the
JAMC held its very first event (a Treasure Hunt) in June 1955.

So, dates were right …


Tony (West Sussex, UK) ['98 XKR Coupe]
Jag-lovers Web Site/Forums Technical Admin/Collectibles+News Admin
Jaguar Brochures: http://www.jag-lovers.org/brochures/
JagImages: http://www.jagimages.com/
TonyBaileyPics: http://www.tbpix.com/