It stands for The JBA Owners Club. The club
is an non profit making organization and was formed in 1987 by Geoff
Payne, five years after the first JBA was built. Geoff's idea was to form
a club to help individuals build their JBA's.
Geoff Payne Photo courtesy of Stuart Kelly.
The Club is extremely friendly and has
increased in size from its humble beginnings, but its main purpose still
remains, to help new owners build their kits. The Club has representatives
spread throughout the UK and one in
Holland. These reps are available to members to help new builders as well
as arranging events and outings in their local area.
All the committee
members and reps carry out duties on a voluntary basis. The subscriptions
are therefore only used to finance the production of the clubs magazine
and expenses associated with getting the clubs displays to shows.
The club have arranged
discounts with several suppliers, including JBA. Accessories and
components from various outlets and Insurance packages.
For new owners and builders this can be a terrific saving and it is well
worth joining the club to take advantage of these discounts. In fact the
savings you can achieve can pay your membership fees for a number of
The membership fee is Free
this year until 31st. March 2002. For anyone joining for the first time. For existing members the fee is £16
per annum until 31st March 2002. The fee for the following year
is £14 a saving of £2 from 1st April 2002.
There are meetings and
outings held all over the UK. Annual events such as Stoneleigh Kit
Car Show and other shows. Annual outings like the Derbyshire BBQ and the
Yorkshire Camping Week.
New members or builders
should come along to a meeting in your local area, with your ordinary car.
You will receive a lot of information and help. You don't have to wait
till your car is built.
||The Club has a good
stock of sweatshirts, tee shirts, baseball caps, pennants, badges,
keyrings, pens etc.
These are available from the
Marketing Officer at all the shows, or direct from their home,
name and address in the Magazine.
JBA News is the magazine of the JBA
Owners Club and it is published quarterly. Spring,
Summer, Autumn and Winter. It covers club news, future events,
show reports, personality profiles, new legislation, free members
adverts, for sale or wanted items as well as technical hints and
Members who join
the club part way through the year receive all the back issues of
the magazine for that year as the club likes new members to think
that they get their moneys worth.
inclusion in the magazine are always welcomed by the editor Brian
Jones. You can send items to the magazine by ordinary post or E-Mail
and floppy disc. You will appreciate that it's success depends
entirely on the amount of effort members are willing to put
||A lot more internet sites relating to
the JBA Falcon are now appearing.
Most of them are from JBA Owners Club members. Like the club, they
are extremely friendly and their purpose is to help new builders
and owners, or anyone else, who is interested in these beautiful
You will find links to all these sites on
the Contents and Links
|Click on the Logo To Visit
The Official JBA Owners Club Web Site.
If you would like to join The JBA Owners
Club you can print out a form Here.