Specialised Covers Re-opens When we last visited Specialised Covers in January, we had no idea of the impending lockdown and new regulations that would soon be affecting us all. We were very impressed with the Specialised Covers factory, light and airy, the layout lends itself well to the new social distancing regime. […]
Jaguar E-type 60th Anniversary Tour to Geneva 2021
Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust (JDHT) are still proceeding with the planning for the tour to Geneva in March 2021 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the launch of the Jaguar E-type.
JDHT are working in partnership with Jaguar Classic, and the tour will be accompanied by a JDHT support team including trained Jaguar technicians.
Exact dates, itinerary and costs are now published and available on their website Jaguar Heritage E-type Anniversary Trip to Geneva and confirmed entries are coming in, but we do understand that some people may still be reluctant to commit to the Tour.
JDHT are planning to drive the ‘First and the Last’ E-types all the way to Geneva – 77 RW the first roadster, and HDU 555N the very last E-type built.
Tour participants are being offered the opportunity to drive 77RW and HDU555N along the route to Geneva. Those who are confirmed on the tour and have expressed a wish to drive one of these famous cars will have their name added to a ballot for a half day slot and the successful applicants will be drawn and advised at the end of July 2020.
If you would like the opportunity to drive either ‘the First or the Last’ then please complete the tour application below by the end of July.
Vehicle Collection Manager
Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust
You will find further details relating to the tour under E-type 60th Tour
Last month, the Jaguar Drivers Club launched a wonderful new website!
Go to www.jaguardriver.co.uk and feast your eyes on the brilliant new website.
It’s a very different one to what you’re used to – fresh and modern to look at, easy to navigate and a one-stop destination for everything the Club offers in terms of services, events and activities.
Lockdown may have caused chaos for the 2020 events season, but it has at least allowed me to do a lot of catching up during a time when normally we would be travelling around the country, accumulating plenty of news, ideas and information, but with no time to report on it, so here is a quick “pre-lockdown events” round-up.
Written by current owner David Allan One of the cars regularly competing at Bo’ness Revival Hill Climb in Scotland is a Jaguar D-type, registration TNG 756, an aluminium recreation by Bryan Wingfield of XKD517 (TKF9), the car that reputedly launched the careers of Jim Clark and Henry Taylor. When Henry […]
Xclusively Jaguar is very proud to announce that our latest sponsor is Independent Classic Jaguar Specialist Ken Jenkins
Brucie, Rob Jenner and Ken Jenkins in Hull
Seen here at a seminar, with Rob Jenner to his left, Ken Jenkins is working on Brucie – Ken is a classic Jaguar specialist who has been working exclusively on the marque since 1967. With a workshop in Nottinghamshire, he maintains classic Jaguars (with a particular focus on engine rebuilds and upgrades), as well as selling new and used parts.
I don’t think anyone would argue that the vast majority of Jaguar owners are in their later years, so when someone young shows an interest in Jaguar, we all quite rightly sit up and pay attention.
While assisting Nigel Webb with plans for his last Mark 1 Day in 2019 I was contacted via email by a young man who lives in Australia. He told me that he owned a Mark 1 Jaguar and was therefore keen to travel to the UK for Mark 1 Day. His only regret was that he could not afford to have his Mark 1 shipped to the UK for the event.
Hidden away on a plain characterless A road in North Somerset is a family business that is making its mark, not only in car repairs and sales, but more importantly within Jaguar Racing circles. The only sign of the operation from the road [at the time of writing this] is an ageing E-Type Bonnet with Swallows Jaguar sign-written on it. However, behind the sign is a business that many trust, and many follow closely when they hit the track. At the helm Father & Son team Gary and Tom Robinson, we spent an afternoon with them to find out a little more.