Highly influenced by the Le Mans-winning D-type, the E-type was meant as a racing car, too—top speed 150mph—but it soon became a popular sports model and all-out 1960s icon, with its stylish lines, central twin exhaust and the likes of Steve McQueen, Brigitte Bardot and Britt Ekland behind the wheel.
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Lost in the maze
THE world’s largest classical labyrinth is currently being constructed from traditional Cornish hedging in the heart of Bodmin Moor, a project that has unexpectedly led to the foundation of the Outdoor University of Cornish Hedging.
It takes a family to raise a village
A hangover from the days of landed gentry, there are still privately owned villages scattered throughout the UK. What is it really like to be at the helm of a community, asks Alec Marsh
My favourite painting Neil Mendoza
The Painter and his Pug
SIXTY years ago almost to the day, on March 15, when the Jaguar E-type first hit the tarmac, Frank Sinatra took one look and said ‘I want that car and I want it now’; shortly after, Enzo Ferrari dubbed it ‘the most beautiful car in the world’.
Myth and magic
Two homes in Devon offer unique insights into the county’s complex history, from witches and hounds to the village where time stood still
Black (and white) beauty
March is the month in which female hares bat away unwanted suitors, but, sadly, the sight of boxing hares is becoming ever more rare. Over the past century, a loss of habitat and predation has resulted in an 80% decrease in brown-hare numbers. Cumbrian sculptor Andrew Kay has created this 5ft-high artwork in steel, priced at £4,700, 15% of which will go to the Hare Preservation Trust. A smaller work, Life Size Hare, costs £840 (www.andrewkaysculpture.co.uk)
In pursuit of a social climber
Of wisteria, noble litter pickers, lockdown funerals and shaggy hounds
Roll me over in the clover
Finding a four-leafed example might be lucky, but, as we toast St Patrick’s Day, Ian Morton investigates why the clover (or shamrock) is so important to the Irish
Bright lights, empty city
For John McEwen, the enforced constraints of the pandemic have engendered a greater appreciation of our capital’s abundant parks and wildlife
A right basket case
From wet woodland to a warm Welsh kitchen: Nick Hammond meets the resourceful craftswoman who has woven a new career from her love for wild places
The night the hurricane hit
Roger Hughes prepares his schooner for 150mph winds
Floating in air
Rupert Holmes explains some essential weather knowledge to help interpret forecasts on the water
150 mph fury of killer Laura
POWER pylons lie scattered like matchsticks after Hurricane Laura slammed into the southern US.
Not Dead Yet
Environmental activists are seeking to shame air travellers and attacking business aviation. GA may soon be in their sights
With much higher cornering speeds and different risks to consider IndyCar concluded an F1-style Halo was not the right way to go, so this season the US series is debuting its own solution called Aeroscreen. Tino Belli – director, aerodynamic development – gave Racecar the fascinating inside story of its design and build
In common with other major, forward-thinking manufacturers, Royal Enfield has embraced the new generation of custom motorcycle building, enlisting up-and-coming as well as established names across the world to make their own mark on a modern Enfield model. But the latest collaboration brings together two firms that, although no longer in British ownership, will for many people remain quintessentially British