Documentary – Norman Dewis: The Greatest Test Driver

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From 1952 till 1985 a friendly Brit named Norman Dewis was the chief test driver and development engineer at Jaguar. He was pivotal in developing the XK120/140/150, the C-Type, D-Type, XKSS, E-Type, and a slew of other iconic Jaguars – making him by far the most important test driver in the company’s history. The big wigs…

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The Development of the Jaguar V12 Engine

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The story of the first Jaguar V12 is an interesting one, the project initially started in 1954 with a view to using the powerplant in a Le Mans endurance racer, but it was mothballed before being restarted in the mid-60s by a team headed by Walter Hassan. In this film, Walter Hassan and Harry Mundy…

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Eagle Spyder GT

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Eagle was founded in England in 1984 with a sole focus on the Jaguar E-Type – both classic restorations and preparing cars for competition. In 1989, company founder Henry Pearman and co-driver Gordon Cruickshank took part in the Pirelli Classic Marathon, taking on Pirelli’s “Famous Five” of Stirling Moss, Paddy Hopkirk, Timo Makinen, Roger Clark…

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2017 Jaguar XKSS

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In early 2016, Jaguar announced that they would be restarting the production of the XKSS to complete the 9 cars that were destroyed in a mysterious factory fire in 1957. Jaguar had originally set aside 25 D-Type racing chassis to be made road-legal and sold to American enthusiasts like Steve McQueen. The British marque had ceased…

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Roland Sands Design Clash Black Ops Jacket

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The Roland Sands Design Clash Black Ops Jacket is a new addition to the RSD line, in their Black Ops Division. It’s a modern interpretation of the iconic American motorcycle jacket – it has an offset front zipper, quilted accents on the shoulders and lower back, and a riding fit with rotated, pre-curved sleeves, a dropped…

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Eagle E-Type Speedster

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The original Series I Jaguar E-Type is overwhelmingly regarded by the British public to be the most beautiful car of all time, Enzo Ferrari himself called it the most beautiful car he had ever seen and was famously quoted as saying that the only thing wrong with it is that it didn’t have a Ferrari…

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Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe

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The Jaguar XK120 was first shown to the public in 1948, it was just 3 years since the end of the Second World War and this new, sleek Jaguar was exactly what the British public needed. Even though the price tag was far beyond reach for most working class Brits, the fact that it was…

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Jaguar E-Type Competition Coupé

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The Jaguar E-Type was never really intended for racing, despite the fact that it shared many design queues with the D-Type – its elder sibling and a car renowned for its racing prowess. Jaguar did build 12 lightweight aluminium race cars with bespoke bodies and highly tuned engines, but racing technology had moved on significantly…

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1965 Jaguar E-Type Series 1

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Jaguar introduced the E-Type in 1961 – It was a car with sweeping lines that was faster than any contemporary road-going Ferrari at half the price. Enzo Ferrari himself called it “The most beautiful car ever made” and in the years that have passed since its introduction it’s been voted the most beautiful car of…

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Costin Jaguar Sports Racer

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The history of this Costin Jaguar is quite remarkable, it’s the only one that was ever made and it essentially started life as two separate cars. The body was designed by British aerodynamicist Frank Costin, and created by coachbuilders Williams & Pritchard for the princely sum of £1,250 – almost ten times the price of…

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