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August 20, 2013

Pack of southern Jaguars prowls center of Queen City

Carolina car club opens trip with stop on downtown mall

CUMBERLAND — Tops down on the convertibles, 16 Jaguars, ranging from the mid-1960s to modern day, rolled onto Cumberland Town Centre Tuesday afternoon driven by members of the Carolina Jaguar Club on the first day of a weeklong road trip.

The classic automobiles were parked throughout the brick pedestrian area to be viewed by the public.

“We have 144 members in our club and once a year we take a road trip,” said Jerry Ellison, the journey’s organizer. “We stay in one place and go out from there to nearby places of interest. This year we are staying in Berkeley Springs.”

Ellison, a Fayetteville, N.C., resident, said club members come from throughout the Tarheel State.

Once the club made reservations to eat at City Lights, restaurant owner Bill Shaffer made Downtown Manager Ed Mullaney aware that the motorized entourage would be in town.

“We made arrangements to display the Jaguars on the mall and have welcomed the group with an electronic sign and a banner,” Mullaney said. “This validates that what we offer downtown is good. We love to show neighbors from the South how nice we look and how friendly we are.”

Ellison said he likes to make sure the club is one for driving Jaguars and not just showing them.

“Old cars should be driven,” he said. “Although many of our members show their Jaguars as well.”

Local Jaguar owner Ward Hill of Ridgeley took advantage of the club’s visit to bring his 1969 E-Type, blue, 2x2 Coupe to the mall.

Hill tours as well, the most recent drive being to Carlisle, Pa.

Included in the tour for the Carolina Jaguar Club this week will be visits to the C&O Canal Center at Williamsport and a day at Antietam National Battlefield.

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