Welcome to 2006! By Alan Talbott, President irst, I'm pleased that you have elected me to serve as AJS President once again. I continue to enjoy the club so it 9s a labor of love for me, although on occasion it's hard labor.
You can help lighten the load for me, and for all who have agreed to serve as officers, with your ideas, articles, participation and assistance. Do not hesitate to address the board with your thoughts. The club is 30 years old and has experienced the usual ebb and flow in that time.
We have withstood many challenges but we have prevailed because of the friendship, assistance and loyalty of our members. You have kept us strong and I expect you will do so in the future. With approximately 8,000 baby boomers a day turning 60 years old in 2006 are you ready for the rocking chair?
I think not. Your officers have put together a program for 2006 to address the issues and to challenge the ways we have done things in the past, with a few changes planned. The first, but not the last change, will be our meeting place.
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past four years but it 9s time for a change. Chicago 9s in Sandy Springs will be our new meeting place starting in February. They offer some advantages we haven 9t had in the past such as separate checks, a somewhat larger private room and less expensive menu choices.<br><br> We will have a menu of six or seven items you may choose from upon arrival. All we need to know is if you are coming so that we can give the restaurant some time to schedule wait staff. Please let us know two days in advance.<br><br> As the year progresses, there will be more changes. I 9m looking forward to being a part of these changes, and hope you will be, too. So come along for the ride!<br><br> It 9ll be as smooth as a Jag. § AJS Christmas Party s in years past, our club activities ended with a flourish at our annual Christmas party - held once again at the Roswell Country Club. Paul & Shelia Brower did a wonderful job with arrangements for the evening in what has become the best holiday party in Jaguar land.<br><br> From the dinner (always excellent at this facility), to the music and dancing (compliments to our extraordinary DJ), to the Jaguar items raffle, the pieces came together to create a memorable evening. If you missed the party, you can share the memories through the photos in this issue. Again, thanks to Paul and Shelia for their hard work this year and for a great party.<br><br> § June 9s Corner Member News By June Mindrup, Health & Hospitality Director In collaboration with Dabney Talbott elcome new members Dr. Max S. & Terri Katz , the proud owners of a 1994 XJ-S convertible from the Walter Hill collection.<br><br> Sheila Brower is the new 2006 Georgia State President Elect of the Women's Council of Realtors. In 2007 she'll be elevated to THE PRESIDENT. Her job will involve travelling throughout the nation.<br><br> Congratulations, Sheila! Rachel Morrison took her Grandson to California for a snow boarding vacation. Now that's a "hep" Grandmother!<br><br> In her spare time, this busy lady is having "Sip and See" events where ladies spend an afternoon "sipping" wine and N ext monthly meeting January 30, 2006 Food 1 01 atlanta Social hour - 6:00 pm Dinner - 7:00 pm Atlanta, , GA AJS x NewsletterJanuary - 2006 Atlanta Jaguar Society "seeing" the Doncaster clothing line she is representing. For those who missed the annual Christmas Party at the Roswell Country Club, it was a boat load of fun...good food...great companionship all taking place amid lots of fancy dancing. Wayne and Malinda Harris went to Florida for Christmas where they visited her son and family.<br><br> Chuck Frangiamore recently celebrated a very Special Birthday. Congratulations...and may you have many more such occasions. Deborah and Frank Coyne celebrated New Years on a Florida Beach.<br><br> How wonderful it is that Frank is recuperating so beautifully from his lengthy and quite severe health problems. Ray and Marilyn Fry are anticipating TWO weddings in their family. Son is getting married in April and daughter recently became engaged.<br><br> No date has been set yet for that wedding. June Mindrup wishes to thank all the AJS'ers for the beautiful flowers received following her surgery. What a gorgeous bouquet - AND - they lasted almost two weeks!<br><br> It was so heart warming to get the many phone calls, cards, food, and moral support during the healing time. I am convinced our club has the most caring individuals ever! See you at the next meeting!<br><br> § Tech Session: Jaguar Woodwork Restoration Saturday February 18th., 10:00 AM At Alan Talbott 9s garage rew Tibcken From Heritage Wood Works will be giving a presentation on the art of restoring and refinishing the wood in your Jags. He has been restoring since 1981 and in 1993 moved his shop to the North Carolina mountains. He has agreed to take his Saturday and demonstrate the processes involved in producing a factory like finish on the old car wood as well as on the new models.<br><br> They do wood repairs as well. Heritage does the Jaguar wood but specializes in Rolls Royce and Mercedes. He has done sessions for those clubs many times but has never done a Jaguar session.<br><br> This is probably why he went undetected by the AJS folks. Drew has been factory trained at many plants in England and Germany. He understands the manner in which the pieces are manufactured and has some great stories about the craftsmanship, or sometimes lack thereof, that goes into producing the wood that enhances the interior of many high- end cars.<br><br> More info and pictures of his work are available at www .herit agewoodworks.com I expect this to be an extremely interesting session and you will probably learn more about the wood product portion of your car than you thought possible. As always the club will provide refreshments. My garage is heated so weather should not be a problem.<br><br> Please RSVP to me at the meeting or by phone. Let 9s have a good turnout for someone willing to drive to Atlanta Jaguar Society www.atlantajaguarsociety.org Officers & Directors President Alan Talbott (H)770.621.9854 firstname.lastname@example.org President Elect Open Vice President Ray Gore (H)706.864.4903 email@example.com 2nd Vice President J.P Summers (H)770.448.5244 firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising & Publicity Director Gary Morgan (H) 770.977.8268 email@example.com Past President Paul Brower (H)770.509.6830 firstname.lastname@example.org Secretary Kenneth Carr (H)404-843-0681 email@example.com Treasurer Fran McNair (H)firstname.lastname@example.org Activities Directors Fred & Beverly Leo (H)770.949.6775 email@example.com Newsletter Editor Pete Scarborough (H)firstname.lastname@example.org Membership Director Wil Sommer (C)404.803.0306 email@example.com Health & Hospitality Director June Mindrup (H)firstname.lastname@example.org Technical Director Paul Brower (H)770.509.6830 email@example.com Regalia Directors: Rachael Morrison firstname.lastname@example.org (H)706.356.4841 Robert Reichert email@example.com (770)971.6553 Concours Director Gary Morgan (H) 770.977.8268 firstname.lastname@example.org Honorary Chairman John Steen (H)email@example.com The AJS Newsletter is published monthly except December and is distributed free to all Society members. For email delivery send request to firstname.lastname@example.org Submissions for publication should be supplied to the Newsletter Editor by email or in other machine readable form by the 25th.<br><br> day of the month prior to publication. Material is subject to editorial revision and may express the sole opinion of the submitter. AJS Newsletter Editor Pete Scarborough 4900 Gaidrew Alpharetta, GA 30022 Atlanta for a presentation to our club.<br><br> (H)770-621- 9854. Directions: From GA400 take I-285 East past I-85 to the Norhtlake Parkway Exit. Turn right on to Northlake Parkway.<br><br> Go to the second stoplight (you will see Sports Authority on the right). Turn right at the light onto Henderson Mill Rd. Follow this to approx a mile to a left onto Henderson Creek Rd.<br><br> The next street is Apple Orchard. Take a right. Take a left at the next street, which is Indian Valley.<br><br> Second house from the corner on the left, 3285 § Cooling System Routine Service By Bob Dwyer, as posted on www.jag-lovers.org he cooling system of your Series III XJ6 does not pose any particular problem in terms of routine servicing. However, it is essential that you maintain it properly as the XK type engine does not like to be overheated ! Contrary to myth, these cars are not inordinately prone to overheating but are certainly susceptable to ordinary cooling system failures.<br><br> The cooling system should be flushed every two years, some owners prefer a more frequent interval. A 50/50 anti-freeze-water mixture is fine although, if you can calculate it this closely, the manual actually calls for a 55/45 mix. The system holds 19 quarts.<br><br> The thermostat does not necessarily require routine replacement although some owners do so every few years. If you do replace the thermostat make sure to use a Jaguar replacement or an exact equivalent. Do not use a generic or universal replacement as it won't have the proper bleed holes.<br><br> The cooling system has a whole slew of hoses, some of them hidden under the intake manifold. These should be replaced every 5 years or at the first sign of softness, splitting, bulging, or cracking. Remember, hoses deteriorate from the inside out so if a weak spot is visable externally you can bet the hose is on its last legs.<br><br> It is also a reasonable assumption that if one fails, the others can't be far behind. Sometime around 1982 Jaguar went from a metal cooling fan to a plastic one. If you have a plastic fan it is very important that you check it often for cracking.<br><br> These fans have been known to disintegrate with catastrophic results. This would be most likely to occur if the fan clutch has seized, allowing excessive fan rpm. Do not gamble here !<br><br> If your fan is cracking, replace it and the clutch as well. These parts are expensive; check the archives for alternative replacements if you wish. You can't go wrong with genuine parts but if your budget won't allow it, better to use an alternative than leave a questionable fan on the car.<br><br> Many XJ-6 owners prefer electric fans and there's plenty of discussion on this topic in the archives. Regularly check the condition of the pressure cap(s). If there is any deterioration of the rubber seal, replace the cap.<br><br> Caution: Never remove the cap on a hot engine ! There is a very real danger of being scalded ! Hose clamps like to loosen up over the years so make it an annual routine to go 'round and snug them up.<br><br> Check the coolant level at least once a month (on a cold engine) and, if needed, top it off to the base of the filler neck of the fender mounted header tank. Interestingly, a number of owners report that when filled to this level a quart or so always disappears, presumably into the hidden expansion tank (inside the fenderwell). Leaving the level a quart or so low eliminates the problem and has no ill effect.<br><br> The Atlanta Jaguar Society Invites you to join us for social hour and dinner followed by a general business meeting. Please plan to attend for a discussion and your recommendations for activities for 2005. Monday, January 30th, 2006 Food 101 Restaurant 4969 Roswell Rd., Atlanta, GA 30342 Tel.<br><br> 404.497.9700 www.food101atlanta.com Social Hour 6:00 PM Dinner 7:00 PM Food 101 Restaurant Name ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ Selection Crab & Shrimp Cakes, spicy Remoulade, Roasted Vegetables Blackened Ahi Tuna w/Fresh Pineapple, Onion/jalap vngrtte. Soup of the Day with Salad; choice of She Crab or Chicken & Sausage Gumbo, House 101 or Caesar Salad. Grilled Kobe Burger, St.<br><br> Andres Cheese, Arugula, Beefsteak Tomato & Horseradish Aioli Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Mashed potatoes, Green beans, Salad Grilled Mountain Trout, Mustard Whipped Potatoes, Smoked Bacon, Brussels Sprouts Berkshire Pork Sirloin, Smoked Gouda / Mac 9nCheese, Pork Au Jus, Asparagus Yankee Pot Roast, Roasted Veg., Noodles, Beef Broth All items served with fresh baked bread, tea or coffee. Cocktails and wine are available at the bar or from your server. Please mail your check and menu selections to The Atlanta Jaguar Society, 3285 Indian Valley Trail, Atlanta, GA 30341 or call Dabney Talbott at 770.621.9854 or e-mail your selections to email@example.com no later than noon, Monday, January 30th, 2006 to avoid a $3.00 surcharge.<br><br> Voluntary contribution for speaker expenses, prizes, etc. Please make your check payable to AJS for total $ $10 $14 $12 $12 $22 $22 $22 $22 No . ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ Total _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ Atlanta Jaguar Society 4900 Gaidrew Alpharetta, GA 30022 Address Correction Requested AJS Newsletter January 2006 Dinner Meeting January 30th Tech Session Feb.<br><br> 18th First Class Mail Commercial Advertising Issues3612 Full Page 200.00 360.00 675.00 Half Page 100.00 220.00 360.00 Quarter Page 60.00 110.00 200.00 Business Card 30.00 55.00 100.00 Classified Advertising AJS Members8 lines, 3 months, free Non-members8 lines, 1 month, $10.00 Activities & Events January 30Dinner Meeting Feb. 18Tech Session at Talbotts: Woodwork restoration Feb./MarchVisit Atlanta Aquarium March 10-12Amelia Island Concours April (Dates TBD) Presidents Rally, New XK-8 Debut at Nally, Tech Session May 13British Car Day at Martha Berry College, Rome May, LateDay trip to Euroautofestival, Greer, SC June (Dates TBD) Overnight tour to Andersonville, Americus AJS 30th Anniversary Party July (Dates TBD)Lake Party at Wil's, Tech Session August (Date TBD)Martini Night at Fernbank Sept. (Date TBD)Tech Sess.<br><br> on Concours Judging, Sept. 30th.Petite Le Mans, Road Atlanta Oct. 6thPre-Concours Party Oct.<br><br> 7th.AJS Concours d'Elegance at Nally Oct. (Date TBD)Fall Tour, British Car Affair, Asheville area. DecemberChristmas Party Firm dates and details on AJS participation in some events will be determined later.<br><br> Dates for the regular monthy meeting dates are not included here to keep the list short. Member ads are removed after an item sells, or after several issues. Please resubmit any ad that you would like to renew.<br><br> Wedding Receptions Corporate Functions Theme Parties Unparalleled Attention to Detials Member of Atlanta Jaguar Society 25 Years Experience In Making Memories for this Generation