Often referred to as the "summer holiday" JAE. This was a one-off JAE held on Mersea Island in Essex over the weekend of 29th - 31st August 2008
Notable themes from this weekend included the August heat, crossing a narrow causeway and the beach-side views of the show
JAE 2009 marked another new venue, Wicksteed Park in Kettering. Renowned amongst JAE aficionados as one of the best locations for the show to date, the site came with an amusement park and a picturesque lake.
It was held on the weekend of the 11th - 13th September 2009 and marked a more permanent home for JAE for quite some years
2012 marked the fourth year at Wicksteed, and thus made it the venue with the longest consecutive JAE presence since Billing.
Notable MSC moments from this event included the return of our German friend Mik, and Harlen's "Dr Zoidberg" sunburn!
Fifth year at Wicksteed, and an MSC (and JAE) first - a full headgasket change on our stand! Resident turbo nut pollyp worked into the night to change a blown headgasket after a trek to frank to pick one up - sadly it still didn't hold up and the Micra in question had to be taken away on a low loader.
In a controversial move, JAE went further north, moving to the Newark Showground. Being an old airfield, this location was beset with wind issues through JAE's tenure so on the list of locations, this one tends to rank near the bottom for JAE fans