How can I can’t sit and watch a very wet Bathurst 1000 race today on television without my mind going back to 1985.

Our magazine was just 12 months old, and we worked very close then with John Crawford, PR Manager Jaguar Rover Australia.

Thanks to John I spent the entire four days at Bathurst viewing the TWR JRA XJ-S effort and victory from the pits – you are a star JC.

That allowed us to get more inside Jaguar shots than anyone else and information too.

Ot’s time to share a few of them again – and Jaguar will be showing Mike Roddy’s 1985 Bathurst winning XJ-S on its stand next week at the Motorclassica at the Melbourne Exhibition Buildings.

The TWR team members told me at Bathurst that the win there, and the 24 Hour win at Spa, were the two most important victories in the  factory-XJ-S racing career.

This very same car won BOTH of those races!!!

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