We have been very quiet lately for which I apologise and won’t give you details of all the goings-in!
However, edition #215 is well down the road and here are some of the major features which will be in it.
THE LAST XK
We celebrate the XK model which ran from 1948 to 2014 – and focus on the last one – the XK-RS.
JAGUAR’S ONCE SECRET XJ-S IS SAVED
A Norwegian Jaguar devotee found one of three engineering prototypes built around the XJ-S. It was neglected, but he bought it and has almost finished restoring it. We debut the car. One other is retained by Jaguar.
THE FACTORY-BUILT ULTIMATE MK1 RACERS – ONLY FIVE WERE BUILT
In 1959 Jaguar built five very special racing Mk1s for their final season. Two remained in the UK, one went to the US and the other two Australia. Today just one provable genuine one survives.
Along with Mike Hawthorn, he is perhaps the most publicly admired Jaguar Le Mans winner. We profile the popular Dutchman.
RARE DAIMLER SERIES 2 DOUBLE SIX VANDEN PLAS
A well known reader has just purchased a very rare Daimler Vanden Plas model. We will begin to follow his restoration programme.
MODELS OF THE FIRST ECURIE ECOSSE TRANSPORTERS
We love the two early Ecurie Ecosse transports, now sadly gone. However, a very clever model maker has reproduced them in the scaled-down form and we see just how he did that.
SOLVING A D-TYPE MYSTERY DATING TO 1958
How about a D-Type which finished third outright at Le Mans in 1958 disappearing for no less than 65 years and with no clues even to its fate. We looked for a long time and eventually found the answer.
NEW ZEALAND-BUILT XJ IN AUSTRALIA
Many XJs were assembled in New Zealand, but almost ever one remained there. However, the owner of one in Sydney contacted us and we tell his story.
Plus much much more.