Classic Jaguar aims to be the definitive celebration of this most iconic of British motoring marques. It will chart the historic journey of a car maker that started life in 1922 as the Swallow Sidecar Company in Blackpool. The company soon evolved into a Coventry based manufacturer of sports cars. With a new factory and glamorous new models, Jaguar was flying from the 1950s onwards as it exported cars like the MkVII saloon and XK120 around the world and achieved huge motorsport success at Le Mans. Classic Jaguar magazine aims to relive these golden moments, looking back in time at this magical era for Jaguar, profiling the people, the places and, crucially, the cars that made the company what it is today. With its focus on the traditional, classic models of the past, Classic Jaguar will be the perfect complement to the comprehensive coverage readers can also enjoy in Jaguar World magazine.
The difficult second album
4WPD - RACE TO CONCOURS
E-TYPE 60 - SHELSLEY WALSH
ON TRACK • A pictorial view of Jaguars in competition, this time at Silverstone, Shelsley Walsh, Castle Coombe & Brands Hatch
PRODUCT NEWS • We catch up with the latest must-have products and accessories aimed at today’s classic Jaguar owner
IMPROVED RADIATOR HOSES
E-TYPE LED REVERSE LAMPS
XK140/150 STEERING RACK
PRESERVED IN PERIOD • Freddie Geary meets a racer owner and experiences his ’69 Series 2 modified 50 years ago
READING MATTER • Recently published by the ever prolific Porter Press organisation, we find not just one but two magnum opus volumes on the E-type, as is appropriate for its 60th anniversary year.
HAVE YOUR SAY • Got something to say about anything Jaguar-related? Then we want to hear it!
EXPLORING THE FULL POTENTIAL OF YOUR CLASSIC JAGUAR • Membership of the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club can grant you the opportunity to experience your car ‘on track’ in a safe environment
CATCH-UP TIME! • If you’ve missed out on some of the previous issues of Classic Jaguar, don’t worry – it couldn’t be easier to grab some of our great back issues. We even offer free postage to UK residents and reduced shipping overseas. Check out the sample list below and then head online to:
ACROSS THE ROCKIES BY LIMOUSINE • Is a DS420 the idea way to traverse Canada? Craig Talbot recounts the journey and comes to an interesting conclusion…
THE SEASON HOTS UP • After a slow getaway, the Jaguar Drivers’ Club calendar accelerates towards a packed finale
GOOD THINGS COME IN SERIES THREES • We waited a long while to see Ray Reed’s low mileage S3. Was it worth it? Spoiler alert – yes!
COVER UP • Surprised by the demand for the XK120 open two-seater, Jaguar soon realised that a fixed head version would add greatly to the car’s appeal. We examine a rare prototype
TWENTY FIVE PASS FIVE • Our resident road trip maestro, Peter Simpson takes us along for the ride on an alpine adventure in his XK8
SECRETS OF: BLASTING PROCESSES PART 2 • Following on from the last issue, we now study applications, pitfalls and limitations of the three main variants
THIN END OF THE WEDGE • There’s more than one way to reskin a cat. The William Towns-styled Guyson E12 was deemed controversial in the 1970s and nothing has changed in the meantime
THE ARTWORK OF FREDERICK GORDON CROSBY • Ian Cooling continues his occasional series on Jaguar artists with a focus on the man who designed the Jaguar mascot
SOMETHING IN THE AIR • Jim Patten takes us into the workshop to show how to keep the coolest car on the planet cool
CHARGING THE SYSTEM
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WILLIAM WALMSLEY’S BENTLEY • In 1921 William Walmsley and William Lyons...