Our faithful regular subscribers and other readers will have read our ‘Where’s Wally’ pages over the years, and now, like Top Gear’s ‘Stig’, our Wally has come out of the shadows!
Along with his aviation enthusiast mates Peter Cramer and Steve Veigel, the trio roam the world capturing planes and Jaguars wherever they go and send the images to us.
Well, in the latest batch to arrive today, Wal Nelowkin has not just put himself into the limelight, but he has even got his copy of Jaguar Magazine and his Where’s Wally bag into the shot too.
So next time their images are published, at you know who our Wally is!
Amongst their newest images are these other two taken in Livorno in Italy showing carefully parked Jaguars and Land Rovers in storage awaiting delivery.
Gives you a better perspective on the number of cars being sold doesn’t it!
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We pride ourselves on not recycling old Jaguar stories you might have read before, but instead dig deep for the fascinating untold tales, often from behind the scenes.
In a coming edition we are going to feature former Jaguar designer Cliff Ruddell, who gave us this little gem to tease with!
In recent days a modern update of the XJ220 by a private designer has been doing the rounds – but nobody knew about this official factory concept from the mid-1980s by Cliff.
He points out the XJ220 was intended to be a Group B racer as well as a road supercar, and so Cliff created this stunning concept with both the Group 44 XJR-5 and Silk Cut XJR-7 racers represented beside his own XJ220 which was submitted for consideration.
I don’t think this has been published before in a magazine, so we look forward to working with Cliff to bring you his story and his further evocative Jaguar design works.
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Jaguar XEL is the main topic at Jaguar headquarters nowadays! The company will get its second long-wheelbase sedan! And that sedan is the XEL whose prototype photos surfaced recently!
It is expected that the XEL joins the XFL in Jaguar’s lineup next year. On the other hand, this vehicle will only be sold in China just like the XFL. That is a huge setback for all of us that follow the work of this company and are not from China. As we all know this is one of the fastest growing countries when it comes to the economy, and it is not a rare sight for this luxury car to be owned by wealthy people.
What we could discern from the prototype was that the rear doors of the XEL have been widened and when compared to doors of the standard XE the modification is really substantial. The XFL is 6.2 inches longer compared to the standard version, and so we expect the same case scenario with the XEL.
We also noticed some refined details about this car. An infotainment screen for folks sitting at the back is expected along with a set of foldable tables. Electric side window blinds are also in store with an entertainment package. The XEL should also feature Jaguar’s rear traffic warning system that is a huge benefit for those in the rear when opening the door. This system will make sure that you avoid any approaching traffic coming from the back.
Unfortunately, according to reports, it seems that the XEL is going to be the final body style for the XE model lineup. Ian Callum, Jaguar Design Director, stated that there will be no wagon version for which many believed that will be positioned just under the XF Sportbrake that was unveiled recently.
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Our latest edition is highlighted by our long term drive report on the newest XJ-R, while we also reveal that Jaguar’s ‘R’ model owes its origins to the U.S, and then Luca Manni in Italy shows his stunning XK-R. We also find and photograph the Top Gear XJ13 clone which has just moved from Germany to Australia, then find the tragic Sir James Scott Douglas who was a foundation member of Ecurie Ecosse. Looking for a Series 3 XJ – we offer good advice which may save you money and heartache … and there is much much more