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.
Where did that year go?
JDHT BACK TO BLACKPOOL CENTENARY TOUR
JEC TRACKSPORT LAUNCH AND INAGURAL TRACKDAY
ON TRACK • Phillip Island’s historic F1 2.76 mile race track, some 80 miles south of Melbourne, hosts a weekend of classic car racing, claimed to be the biggest such event in the Southern Hemisphere – In this ‘special’ we feature five of the Jaguar entrants at the event.
PRODUCT NEWS • We catch up with the latest must-have products and accessories aimed at today’s classic Jaguar owner
FINAL EDITION: A CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION? • Initially controversial, the XJS became Jaguar’s longest running model. In its 21st and final year of production, the company launched the ‘XJS Celebration’ – now deemed by many to be the most desirable of the range – We examine its history and find out what makes them so special…
THE BEAUTIFUL CAR FOR BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE • From the day it debuted, the E-type was a car for stars. Here, we look at some of the more famous owners, from entertainment and motorsport, over the 60 years since Jaguar’s ultimate sports car wowed the crowds at Geneva
INSIDE THE JAGUAR DAIMLER HERITAGE TRUST • The activities of the trust are explored through their staff and volunteers:
MORE DATES FOR YOUR DIARY!
RESPLENDENT 420G LIVING FAR FROM HOME • It cannot be said that Jaguar 420Gs are as rare as hens teeth, but they were never numerous and now good examples are even harder to find. But here we have a wonderful example, the personal choice of the ex-Lord Mayor of Adelaide
WHY JOIN A CLUB?
E IS FOR EMBATTLED • The clue is in the registration number – CBT stands for ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy’. Peter may need to engage psychological help if his ‘not a project E’ continues to frustrate…
THE ERIC DYMOCK • Eric reflects on engineer Bob Knight’s influence on Jaguar’s core values – and his lasting legacy
MONTE OR BUST • The flag drops in Athens.The pages taken from the diary of W.E. Currie continue to turn, as he, Jack Harrop and George Mangoletsi hurl their SS Jaguar 3½-litre saloon around a treacherous winter route
XJ40 JOURNAL • Paul reveals the origins of the XJ40 Register and how it has developed, worldwide.
XCLUSIVELY LETITIA • Letitia reflects on previous events and looks forward to ‘Mk 1’ and XJ Coupe Days at the Mike Hawthorn Museum
SECRETS OF: WHEEL ALIGNMENT
THE GESTATION OF A CLASSIC
KEEP ON ROLLING • Two identical engines, one fuel injected, the other on carburettors. How do they compare when confronted with by the undeniable truth of the rolling road?
DIE HOHENSTRASSENFAHRTEN AND THE WORKS TEAM CUP FINAL • 1936: Storm clouds are gathering in Europe. Italy has annexed Abyssinia, Nazi Germany is building up its military and the VIII International Alpine Trial is a Switzerlandonly affair. Meanwhile, the SS Cars 1st 11 face their biggest...