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.
Classic Jaguar • An Independent Publication
DEMISE OF JEC RACING
JDC SPARES DAY
LANCASTER INSURANCE CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW
ON TRACK • A pictorial view of Jaguars in competition, this time summing up the conclusions of the JEC and JDC seasons
PRODUCT NEWS • We catch up with the latest must-have products and accessories aimed at today’s classic Jaguar owner
KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY • We investigate the rebirth of a late-model member of the Mk2 family, a special survivor with just one surname in the logbook
HAVE YOUR SAY • Got something to say about anything Jaguar-related? Then we want to hear it!
TRACKSPORT OPENS MOTORSPORT TO ALL • The Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club reveals a new track based initiative
ROCKY ROAD • The XJ-S went on to be a major success for Jaguar, but its gestation was troubled and its early career blighted by poor sales. We take a look at those early problematic days of the 1970s…
LOOKING FORWARD…. • The Jaguar Drivers’ Club anticipates a packed 2022 season
READING MATTER • Paul Skilleter Books publish a major new book on the ‘Lightweight’ E-types and distribute a brilliant handbook from a renowned motoring journalist.
NATIONAL TREASURES • What is an early E-type like to use on a regular basis and can the flaws of the day be seen as charms today? Jim Patten swaps his 4.2 roadster for a 3.8 with a roof for a road trip.
THE ERIC DYMOCK ARCHIVE • Eric recalls his association with Ecurie Ecosse and reveals why they never raced the lightweight E-Type
OUT AT THE JUNKYARD… • Craig Talbot gets his hands dirty and talks us through self-service auto salvage – North American style
MURPHY’S LAW • You may have read about Peter’s adventurous outings with his Mk2 many times within the pages of Classic Jaguar, but behind the scenes everything hasn’t all gone to plan. This time he relates the story of his ownership - and it’s not for the squeamish!
ETHANOL IN FUEL – SHOCK, HORROR PROBE… • Will it make a pigs ear out of our fuel systems?
CAN ETHANOL BE AVOIDED?
FURTHER READING (AND LISTENING)
SECRETS OF: CHROMING PROCESSES • The finishing touch for most restoration projects, we look at all aspects of the procedure
Automobilia CAVEAT EMPTOR! • “Buyer Beware!” warns Ian Cooling. As with the cars, there are dangers lurking for those buying Jaguar automobilia.
MANAGING THE SITUATION • Jim Patten returns to the workshop, showing us how to apply modern engine management to a classic
ENGINE MANAGEMENT AND FUEL INJECTION KIT INCLUDES:
WILLIAM HEYNES’ SUNBEAM CONNECTION • 1935; the year the SS Jaguar madeits first appearance and the assets of the world-renowned Sunbeam...