EDITION #203 READY TO PRINT AND PUT UP ON-LINE

One way or another we are all feeling the pinch of Covid-19, and in our case it has been delays with advertising particularly which has slowed us. However, we also have some totally unique and very historical stories in this one involving the stillborn four cylinder XK Jaguar engine – and XK120 number one –…

HISTORY – AND A MYSTERY TOO

This historic scene was found in our image archive and shows the first Australian Touring Car Championship being contested in 1960 at the Gnoo Blas road track in Orange, west of Sydney. It is no ordinary ‘Mk1’ either. It’s the second such Jaguar raced by David McKay who started the dominance of Touring cars in…

C-TYPE XKC037 INDERSTOOD AT LAST

It is a car which has defied all the odds to survive almost totally original, yet it has never been fully understood and linked to images from all stages of its career. This amazing and unique 1955 colour image of the car being towed to Bathurst by its owner hints at much more. It is…

ANOTHER RARE PROTOTYPE XJ-C FOUND

As keen devotees of the intriguing and beautiful two door XJ-C it is great news that another of the very few pre-production prototypes built in 1973, two years before general sale, has been found in England. The number of the car and its identity will have to remain a secret for the time being, but…

CARS WE HAVE KNOWN – LE MANS 1988

I could never have dreamed I would be at Le Mans in 1988 when Jaguar won there again for the first time as a factory entry since 1955 (56 and 57 were Ecurie Ecosse). Sadly, Andrew Whyte, who was to be with us, died unexpectedly just weeks before, but I still went with Roger and…

CARS WHICH HAVE HAD AN IMPACT ON US

A very special D-Type. D-Type XKD520 is a very important car and has followed me around the globe unintentionally! Sold new to Bib Stillwell in Melbourne, then radio superstar Jack Davey, Frank Gardner then former Jaguar Apprentice and Le Mans winner Richard Attwood amongst many, it also lived on Jersey for many years. It returned…

EDITION #202 IS OUT NOW AND IN OUR HANDS

If you are looking for the newest edition, it has been delayed by the virus and all of its flow-ons, but now we have hardcopies in our hands and in the mail too. I am very pleased with it, and am making up for lost time with #203. Our exclusive stories include: The Shorter family…