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.
In defence of the X-TYPE
JAGUAR ‘MK 1’ AND XJ COUPE DAY
2022 CLUB RACING DATES
JAGUAR BREAKFAST CLUB
ON TRACK • With no on track action since the last issue, we relive the ‘all E-type’ 60th Anniversary Challenge at last year’s Silverstone Classic meeting.
HAVE YOUR SAY
A FLYING VISIT TO BRIDGNORTH
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY… the JDC season gets off to a flying start
BLUE REMEMBERED HILLS
OFFSETTING CARBON EMISSIONS
THREE Mk2 SALOONS WOW THE RACE CROWDS DOWN UNDER
E IS FOR EXASPERATION
THE ERIC DYMOCK ARCHIVE
MONTE OR BUST • In 1939, Jack Harrop, William ‘Edgar’ Currie and George Mangoletsi entered a 3½-litre SS Jaguar saloon in the last Monte Carlo Rally before the war and became the first British car home
PAUL KEATING’S XJ40 JOURNAL
SECRETS OF: POWDER COATING PROCESSES • We investigate the theory and practice behind this popular restoration process
THE COLLECTION OF GEORGE MATTHEWS • Ian Cooling recalls a splendid collection of trophies and automobilia that straddled the wartime years.
LET’S GET INJECTED
FRED GARDNER’S SAWMILL • 1936: SS Jaguars are in full production, together with SS1 and SS2’s. The re-opening of Coventry’s La Scala cinema proves to be an illuminating event for Mr and Mrs Lyons and the SS production team. Meanwhile, the recent ‘tartanic’ hue in his sawmill, and the imminent change to all-steel bodies is making Fred Gardner slightly twitchy…
WISH YOU WERE THERE? • This is the place where you can share mementos of your significant Jaguar event, personality or memory from the past. Photograph or scan them, add a brief description then email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. This issue, a reader and more of our contributors share their special memories with us.