Articles tagged E-type

Page 152, December 2014

The Iron Age

This ex-Jim Clark Lister is still going strong after a long and busy life – and Motor Sport was offered a chance to put it through its paces at Goodwood Writer: Paul Parker, Photographer: Stuart Collins Welcome to an age where design and detail were sometimes lacking, sometimes just what was needed, and what passed for aerodynamics were just smooth curves. Few realised then that more air was...

Page 115, December 2014

Precision

Timing is everything Split-second accuracy is fundamental to both motor sport and the finely honed world of watchmaking, so it’s hardly surprising that the two are highly complementary. For many years now, watch companies have selected racing drivers as brand ambassadors. Famously, Jackie Stewart had his shirts’ left cuff tailored to make sure his Rolex was suitably visible at appropriate moments...

Page 100, December 2014

Magical history tour

During his time in F1 Alastair Caldwell used to pit his wits against Ferrari. Now he’s using an ex-Scuderia treasure in classic events… Writer: Rob Widdows This rally might appear to be a bunch of silly old farts bumbling through little English lanes, but some of it is regulated at 32mph which wouldn’t be possible in a modern car, let alone a pre-war car, so that’s fantastic. I’m in my 1938 Alfa...

Page 66, April 1979

Inflation

When Jaguar Cars stopped making the E-type they ended the run with a batch of fifty Series III V12 cars, the last of which the firm kept for their own publicity purposes. The forty-ninth of the series was sold to a private Jaguar enthusiast and was painted green, while all the rest of the batch were painted black. Each car had a small brass plate on the instrument panel, giving the car details...

Page 45, September 1963

Hants & Berks M.C. Specials Evening (July 26th)

For three years now Nancy Cawthome has organised an unusual and most interesting assembly of privately-owned "specials" from amongst the Hants & Berks M.C. membership. Known by the delightful title of "Sloggin and Clatter," the idea is that unusual, even unexpected, vehicles shall turn up, to be examined, discussed, and perhaps ridden-in. This year the assembly was a couple-of-dozen strong,...

Page 129, November 2014

Historic scene with... Gordon Cruickshank

Bespoke wheels It began as a schoolboy sketch; now one man’s highly personal mod-saloon hits the road Ian Callum is used to watching another striking new model from Jaguar appear from under a dust sheet. This time, though, we’ve seen it before – 55 years ago. The remarkable thing about the unveiling is that it’s carried out by someone who was there in 1959 to see it happen first time round....

Page 119, November 2014

2014 Goodwood Revival

You always know what you’re going to get at the Goodwood Revival. The set dressing, the clothes, the cars, the smiling drivers… it’s the same every time. So how come it still manages to surprise and make its captivated audience, many of whom return year after year, gawp and gasp in amazement? We guess some things are never tiresome. Each Revival leaves defining images that linger, then blend in...

Page 48, November 2014

Reviews

Hidden Glory, The Story of the Crosslé Car Company Alan Tyndall Other volume racing car manufacturers have cultivated higher profiles – March, Lola, Van Diemen and Reynard, to name but four – but one of the UK’s most engaging cottage industries has been ravaged by one-make myopia and many famous names have either gone to the wall or else simply faded away as custom dried up. But not Crosslé. For...

Page 142, May 2012

The Passage of Rarities

Back in the 1980s I was occasionally asked to buy classic and competition cars on behalf of the wealthy Japanese collector Yoshiyuki Hayashi. His pink Italya Trading sponsorship livery became quite familiar on assorted Group C cars, racing not only in Japan but also internationally. Those occasional commissions proved a useful avenue to my actually handling some great cars, and learning so much...

Page 135, May 2012

Around the Houses

Gooding and Company Very often 'star lots' fail to sell. There's sometimes too much hype surrounding the car in question and potential buyers are scared off with high estimates. Gooding didn't suffer any such problems in Amelia Island on March 9. The 1973 Porsche 917 Can-Am Spyder, which we featured in last month's magazine, set a new world record for a 917, an in fact for a Porsche, when it sold...

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