If you wondered why I have been quiet on the internet lately – it is simply because the huge workload it took to get the 200th edition of the Jaguar Magazine compiled, designed and off to the printer.
That happened today, so yes, it is away and also being uploaded onto the internet at Magzter – and here is a little sneak look at the major features.
They include ten pages as above highlighting the events, the people, the cars and the history we have privy to in the past 35 years.
Then there is the discovery of the museum-like best XJR-S in the world. It is one of the last V12 XJ-Ss built, has a six litre V12 engine and travelled less than 8000 kilometres.
We drive the newest updated XE saloon (a favourite of ours) and compare it to the previous model and the fire-breathing XE Project 8. The improvements and restyling cues are impressive.
There have been more than 23 S.S. Jaguar 100s in Australia since the late 1930s, and many of their sporting lives and pieces of history have either been forgotten or not recorded. We find the cars and bring them back to the now in images and words.
Bernard Rubin was one of the heroic Bentley Boys, and won Le Mans with Wolf Barnarto in 1928 – but did you know he was Australia and died just seven years later. How about the first Jaguar to ever cross the line at Le Mans after 24 hours of racing? That happened in 1950 and a works prepared XK120 owned and driven by Nick Haines came home 12th. He too was Australian and died young. Did you realise WO Bentley’s parents were from Adelaide? I am pretty sure you didn’t.
We pay our respects to them all and give them the credit they rightly deserve.
We uncovered the factory-owned two tone 1952 XK120 FHC loaned to Stirling Moss which is now for sale, so dig into its history.
Australian Scott Shearman owns Sir William Lyons luxurious former home, Wappenbury Hall. Scott invited us in and revealed his plans to make the place available for Jaguar lovers to enjoy also.
Our XK150 restoration reaches a climax with the body on the chassis, and now the engine and gearbox installed.
Every heard of an SS120? We have the first of what is planned to be many.
… and much much more is in edition #200 which will be up on Magzter any time now (Thursday Nov 28), and the printed magazine is out and in the mail within a week.
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