SIR STIRLING MOSS DEAD AT 90 – APRIL 12 2020

Sir Stirling Moss has died aged 90 following a long illness, his wife Susan announced today.

The motor racing legend “died as he lived, looking wonderful” in the early hours of Easter Day, Lady Moss said.

Lady Moss was at the racing driver’s bedside as he died, having nursed him through a long illness.

She told the Daily Mail: “He died as he lived, looking wonderful. He simply tired in the end and he just closed his beautiful eyes and that was that.”

She added: “It was one lap too many. He just closed his eyes.”

Stirling gained his first works contact through Lofty England and with Jaguar. Driving a C-Type at Reims he recorded the first race win ever for a disc braked car.

His first works formula car was the HWM which later won the 1954 Australian Grand Prix in 1954 driven by Lex Davision and powered by a Jaguar engine. It remains in that country.

He rose to fame after the Second World War and went on to be acclaimed as the greatest all-round racer ever.

Though Moss famously never won the Formula One title, he finished runner-up four times and came third three times in a career during which he won 16 Grands Prix.

FI commentator Martin Brundle paid tribute to Sir Stirling, calling him a “mighty racer and gentleman”.

We will have a full in-depth tribute to the great man in our next edition.

Rest in peace Stirling and our condolences to Lady Suzi and son Elliott.

THAT’S A WRAP. OUR HAPPY EASTER PRESENT

First look out our new cover – edition #202.

“In Jaguar Magazine there is a wealth of rather unexpected photographs (old and new) and articles not only related to Jaguar cars but also to people directly or indirectly in connection with them.

Hence, it offers a staggered positioning among the magazines dedicated to the marque which makes it a pleasure to read.

Thank you Letitia Mace and Xclusively Jaguar for introducing Jaguar Magazine.


All best wishes.


Gerard Langlois”

A GOOD TIME TO BUY A NEW JAGUAR – AT THIS CRAZY TIME

There has never been a better time to buy a new or demonstrator Jaguar model. For a limited time, Jaguar Australia is offering its customers a 5 year unlimited KM warranty package across the entire Jaguar range of new and demonstrator vehicles*.

The offer applies to selected new and demonstrator XE, XF, E-PACE, F-PACE, I-PACE and F-TYPE new and demonstrator models sold and delivered between 01/04/20 and 30/06/20, while stocks last.

“We are proud to be able to offer Australian customers a 5 year Unlimited KM warranty on selected new and demonstrator Jaguars, as well as savings equivalent to the GST** ” said Jaguar Land Rover Managing Director Mark Cameron

“Additionally, as a thank you to our loyal Jaguar owners, we are offering a loyalty bonus if you trade in your current Jaguar on a new or demonstrator Jaguar over the next three months.” added Mark

The Jaguar owner loyalty bonus includes additional savings on your new Jaguar vehicle, up to the following amounts –

XE – up to $1000
I-PACE – up to $1250
E-PACE – up to $1500
XF Sedan and Sportbrake – up to $2000
F-PACE – up to $2000
F-TYPE – up to $2500
XJ – up to $4000

The Five Year Unlimited KM Warranty package, savings equivalent to the GST, E-PACE Chequered Flag Drive-Away and all loyalty offers are all available for a limited time only, from April 1 – June 30, 2020.

For full details – please go to – JAGUAR OFFERS

*Excludes XJ. **The “Savings Equivalent to GST” offer applies to all Jaguar models apart from E-PACE Chequered Flag Edition. +Recommended drive away price for 20MY Jaguar E-PACE Chequered Flag ordered and delivered between 01/04/2020 and 30/06/2020 at participating Retailers while stocks last. ^5 year warranty includes factory 3 year warranty plus 2 additional years. Jaguar reserves the right to extend any offer.

For more information contact

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TWO JAGUAR MAGAZINES FOR $1.95

The current edition costs $1.95 with edition #199 included

We know how grim things are, and we can’t go out to shop for anything except the essentials.

Even we admit Jaguar Magazine is not an ‘essential’, so we have been working hard (thanks Mike Shaw) to make it possible to put it into our jaguarmagazine.com shop to download directly in digital.

We have made it US$1.95 for the current edition, and like those horrible tele ads say ‘wait, you want more’? Edition #199 is included.

We have never offered Jaguar Magazine digital directly from our website before, but times have changed very quickly.

Stay safe and I hope you enjoy reading them.

Les.

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JAGUAR’S PROTOTYPE BUILD NOW MAKING VISORS FOR COVID-19

Jaguar Land Rover will be turning over its prototype build operations to start production of protective visors for key-workers, utilising its CAD design expertise to answer the government call for more vital equipment to fight coronavirus.

The only reusable, NHS-approved visor of its kind, the design has been developed in consultation with a team of NHS healthcare professionals for efficient rapid prototype printing at the Advanced Product Creation Centre in Gaydon, home to one of the most advanced 3D printing facilities in Europe.

It comes as a national shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for NHS staff on the frontline in the fight against Covid-19 has resulted in many key workers suffering injury from wearing uncomfortable equipment for long hours or going without vital protective wear.

Through collaboration with companies such as Pro2Pro in Telford, the ambition is to produce 5,000 visors a week for NHS trusts across the country.

Pre-line trials have already taken place with a team of healthcare professionals at the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust before assembly began at Jaguar Land Rover in Warwickshire on 31 March.

Using rapid prototyping technology, has enabled the engineers to work through several iterations of the design in under a week, allowing for medical staff to feed back and improvements to be made.

Engineers in the Additive Manufacturing Centre, who have designed and manufactured the visors, are now in discussions with suppliers and partners to scale up production. They hope to create a tool that will enable mass production.

It is Jaguar Land Rover’s intention to make the open source CAD design files available to Additive Manufacturers and suppliers, so many more protective visors can be printed over the coming weeks.

Each face visor has been designed to be reusable, and can be easily dismantled and cleaned before being used again; safeguarding NHS trusts against future shortages as the situation develops.

Ben Wilson, Jaguar Land Rover Additive Manufacturing and Prototype Design Manager, said: “It’s been a real team effort, we’ve trialled different materials and improved the design over several iterations in consultation with real doctors and nurses on the frontline – this has allowed us to create something unique and truly fit-for-purpose.

“While this is a small effort, it is vital we help as many people as we can by utilising our resources. Collaborative teams working at Jaguar Land Rover, along with the wider computer-aided design and 3D printing community will continue to do what we can to help healthcare workers.”

The clear shield is manufactured using chemically-resistant polycarbonate, which is trimmed down by RGH Rubber Limited using a multi-cutter machine. Created using state-of-the-art laser sintering, jet fusion and FDM processes, the team went to particular lengths to ensure the cap top can be worn comfortably and safely for many hours by dedicated healthcare workers.

A secure elastic strap – provided by Beacon Trimmings of Coventry – holds the visor in place, and can be quickly and easily replaced to avoid contamination.

Dr Steve Iley, Chief Medical Officer for Jaguar Land Rover, said: “The health and safety of our employees, customers and their families remains our priority. It’s important we all utilise our skills, expertise and facilities to help protect NHS staff on the frontline during our country’s greatest crisis in a generation.  We can all play a part in helping those who need it most.”

The visors are assembled by a skeleton team of four Jaguar Land Rover employees in a specially designed clean area. Strict processes are in place to ensure there is no risk of contamination before the finished visors leave site.    

Jaguar Land Rover continues to work closely with the UK government and has offered its research and engineering expertise, as well as digital engineering and design, printing of 3D models and prototypes, machine learning, artificial intelligence and data science support. As part of ongoing consortia, Jaguar Land Rover will also support those providing vital equipment for ventilator development.

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