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A history of Jaguar cars (A Monthly Series)

The 1970's Sir William Lyons’ decision to concentrate on one model proved to be the right one, for the XJ range eventually sustained the company for nearly two decades but the XJ needed another engine to satisfy a wider range of markets. Also by 1969, emission...

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My Return to Motor Sport’s Circuits of Competition

Part 8 Nurburgring circuit, Nurburg, Germany. The circuit is 60.8km/38 miles from Koblenz, 77.4km/48 miles from Bonn and 138.6km/86 miles from Aachen. A nearby town well-worth visiting, if only for excellent restaurant meals, is Adenau (10km/6.2 miles). During...

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Tyre Talk (Part 1)

General Thoughts / Random Observations The perfect tyre has not yet been invented and probably never will be as shortly we’ll be hovering from A to B in our electric drones. Just how I’m going to get the boat and camping gear to the beach I’m not sure!! Tyre design is...

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The Michelotti Jaguars

Firstly a 1955 XK140SE Michelotti Barn Find Experts could not believe it when a Jaguar XK140 with a Michelotti body was found in a barn of a deceased Belgian car collector. The car belong to Mr Schepens, who was a coach builder, in the town of Ghent. It is one of only...

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A Travel Log

Many of you have travelled the world so this may interest you and I am sure you will have your own tales to tell. On one of our first trips to Europe we found ourselves, without any real intention, visiting many renowned sites associated with both the World Wars. We...

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Jaguar part of ‘Best of British Engineering’ showcase

Jaguar has taken part in a display of the ‘Best of British Engineering’, with an F-Type sports car displayed alongside HMS Queen Elizabeth and an F-35B fighter jet. Wrapped in the livery of the recently introduced plane, the F-Type was displayed on the flight deck of...

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My Return to Motor Sport’s Circuits of Competition

Part 6 Where the anecdotes are of a derogatory nature I have chosen to omit the name of the perpetrator. It should be noted I rarely if ever own up to making any mistakes myself! I am uncertain which racing circuit we were bound for in respect of two of my reminisces...

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A history of Jaguar cars (A Monthly Series)

1950s – Grace, Space and Pace After the three XK120s’ exploratory trip to Le Mans in 1950, it was realised that Jaguar had the makings of a successful competition car if weight could be saved and aerodynamics improved. Consequently, Lyons was persuaded by Heynes and...

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The first XJ6 in Australia now lives in Katikati

The tortuous tale of just how difficult it was to acquire the first XJ6 on Australian roads, and why it is now in Katikati. You've heard it before, I've got (or had) the first 'something' Jaguar that ever came into the country'. Proving that to be a fact is another...

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Stirling Moss

When I was a young lad, Stirling Moss was my hero. My interest was first sparked by a book entitled “Stirling Moss’s book of Motor Sport.” There has been so much written about this man I do not presume to cover even a small part of his amazing deeds. In my library...

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Barn Find

I had a ring from a gentleman recently who said he had his late departed Grandfather’s 2001 Jaguar Sovereign in a shed on his property. It has been out of action for many years but he wondered if anyone in our club might be interested in it. Barn finds are of massive...

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Fancy a Job With Jaguar? Part 2

Continuing the story of Tegan Foster (part 1 here). Perks of the job: Some of the many benefits of this scheme is that Jaguar Land Rover pay for the qualifications and training – so no student debt! The company encourages you to go on placements around the business;...

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XJ50 Celebrates Five Decades of Jaguar

Jaguar is marking 50 years of its flagship XJ luxury saloon- the choice of business leaders, celebrities, politicians and royalty for five decades-with the launch of a new special edition model. Revealed at the Beijing Motor Show, the XJ50 celebrates half a century of...

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