AT LAST, SEVENTEEN YEARS AFTER TAKING EARLY retirement from Jaguar Cars in the UK, I am once again driving a Jaguar car as my everyday transport.
What a pleasure it is to be driving a car which is as far removed as my imagination can stretch from the XJ-S models, the XJ8s, the X-Type and the S-Types that I used as Senior Management cars in those now dim and distant days.
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THAT MISSING YEARS OF XK120
Kieran Lillis explains the previously unrecorded and lost years of the 1951 Darwin to Alice Springs world record breaking XK120. How it survived unscathed is astounding.
S-S- CARS: FIRST JAGUAR SALOON
WHEN PERTH'S GRANT PIERCE BOUGHT A 1937 1.5 LITRE S.S. JAGUAR IN THE UK HE DIDN'T FULLY APPRECIATE HOW SPECIAL IT WAS. HE SAYS HE DIDN'T WANT TO FALL IN LOVE WITH IT - BUT IS NOW SMITTEN WITH PERHAPS THE FINEST ORIGINAL EXAMPLE IN THE WORLD.
Finding the right XJ-C two door saloon
They are beautiful, rare and still affordable but be quick they are on the rise.
THE DYE IS CAST
NO MORE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES, SUVS AND LESS CARS PRODUCED. WE FIND WHAT THAT MIGHT MEAN. JAGUAR IS ALSO AT PROVERBIAL WAR WITH THE BUILDERS OF REPLICA C AND D-TYPES. THE REASON IS UNCLEAR, BUT IT IS GETTING MASSIVELY DAMAGING PUBLICITY.
THE CANARY THAT ROARS
THE V8 SUPERCHARGED F-TYPE'S DAYS MAY BE LIMITED, BUT THE MATT SORRENTO YELLOW JAGUAR AWAKENS ALL THE SENSES.
Jaguar restores 12 E-Types - all sold at a price
To mark the E-Type's 60th anniversary, Jaguar Classic has unveiled the first cars in the E-Type 60 Collection – what could fairly be called the ultimate factory 'restomod'.
Bob Berry (1929 - 2021)
ANOTHER UNSUNG JAGUAR LEADER IN THE 1950S HAS PASSED. WE PAY TRIBUTE TO HIM
SIXTY years on ... its creation
The E-Type was the creation of one person - aerodynamacist Malcolm Sayer. He was immensley private and secretive with his work, and was also a multi-talented artist and musician.
GRAHAM FRANKLIN'S: DREAMS DO COME TRUE
IF YOU ARE A REGULAR READER YOU WILL probably remember this eye-popping XJR-S in edition #162 when it was owned in Perth (WA) by Peter Crisp.
AN E-TYPE REALITY
Having owned E-Types almost as long as he has been driving, Tony takes a hard look at their rises and falls. His conclusion about their values will surprise.
The U.K. Wants to Clean Up Space
The amount of debris in orbit is an increasing danger—and a potential market opportunity
Bumper UK race fleets forecast
A bumper racing season in the UK is being predicted this summer as the easing of restrictions to social gatherings meets pent up appetite for competitive events. The largest is likely to be the Round the Island Race, which takes place on 3 July, followed by Cowes Week and the Rolex Fastnet Race in August, both of which could see boosted fleet numbers.
EPIC GAMES COMPLAINS ABOUT APPLE TO UK COMPETITION WATCHDOG
Epic Games submitted a complaint this week about Apple’s alleged “monopolistic practices” to the U.K. competition watchdog, which is investigating the iPhone maker over concerns it has a dominant position in app distribution.
There Must Have Been Something in the Water
If The Beatles never happened, if the British invasion never occurred, then music fans around the world would more than likely never have been exposed to some of the finest white blues singers that the U.K. produced between 1964 and 1970.
AI’S ROLE IN THE COVID VACCINATION PROCESS
UBER TO GIVE UK DRIVERS MINIMUM WAGE, PENSION, HOLIDAY PAY
Uber is giving its U.K. drivers the minimum wage, pensions and holiday pay, following a recent court ruling that said they should be classified as workers and entitled to such benefits.
GOOGLE VOWS NO NEW USER TRACKING IN CHROME TO SELL ADS
Google says it won’t develop new ways to follow individual users across the internet after it phases out existing ad tracking technology from Chrome browsers, in a change that threatens to shake up the online advertising industry.
AMAZON OPENS FIRST UK CHECKOUT-FREE GROCERY STORE IN LONDON
Amazon has opened a cashier-free supermarket in London, its first bricks and mortar expansion outside the U.S. as the company bets on strong demand for its contactless shops.
GOD SAVE MY PUBS
Tim Martin is fighting to keep Wetherspoons, his working-class British chain, alive. His detractors would bid it good riddance
AGAINST ALL ODDS
FILMING TOP GEAR AMERICA AT THE HEIGHT OF A PANDEMIC