Articles tagged John Egan

Page 76 of April 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, April 1984

Vintage Postbag

VSCC will help Sir, Prompted by DSJ's excellent and timely piece on replicas and fakes in your February issue, I am moved to point out that the phrase "VSCC accepted" is one to of which to beware when it appears in advertisers' blurb. The VSCC can have no control over what advertisers put in their copy. Nor does the Club often issue certificates of anything in connection with old cars, knowing...

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TWR Jaguars XJS: Walkinshaw's Coventry Express

As John Egan remarked to us at the Geneva Show, racing is part of Jaguar’s heritage. A carefully planned European Touring Car Championship programme brought the Coventry marque five outright successes last year, with engineering expertise and part of the budget coming direct from Jaguar, the build, development and race programme handled by the astute Scotsman, Tom Walkinshaw. Neither Renault...

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Daytona 24 Hours

Still Porsches, but the Jaguars looked good Speed, colour and variety are three descriptive words which immediately come to mind to describe the Daytona 24-Hour race, opening round of the American IMSA series run the first weekend in February. Seeing no end to the deadlock between FISA and IMSA, Porsche gave their new 962 model its debut on the famous tri-oval track, driven by Mario and Mike...

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A Star in the Ascendant

Those who have followed the FISA saga through the winter may be aware that President Jean-Marie Balestre was given a ringing vote of confidence at the special meetings in March, the news coming just too late for our April edition. He received the unanimous support of the FIA's General Assembly for his handling of the Senna and Le Mans affaires during the winter, and a majority of 90% in a FISA...

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New Horizons for Jaguar

Jaguar Cars' marketing successes since the arrival of Sir John Egan in 1980 have funded a new £55-million engineering and research centre which was opened at Whitley in May. Six miles from the Browns Lane factory, the impressive-looking British Racing Green-and-white complex is built on a 155-acre site which used to be a Chrysler and Peugeot-Talbot production plant. Jaguar bought the site in 1985...

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A Quarter of a Century Apart

Read that heading again. A quarter of a century, 25 years. . . that is the time span which separated the launch of the Jaguar Mk 10 from the second generation XJ6 range. Both prestige models from possibly the most audacious British car manufacturer of them all, each burst onto a market hungry with anticipation for the latest product of the Coventry factory which, at the time of both launches, was...

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New cars

Aiming to be World class If Sir John Egan mentioned the expression 'world class' once during the recent Scottish launch of Jaguar's new 4 litre version of the XJ6, he mentioned it 30 times. "Jaguar must learn to become world class," - "Our problem is that we are not operating in a world class economy, like that in Japan or Germany, we are seeking world class suppliers, and our problem is that we...

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World Sportscar Championship: Monza 1000kms

Big Cat-trick! It may be too soon yet to claim that Jaguar has Porsche on the run in the World Sportscar Championship, but John Watson and Jan Lammers took a faultless victory in the Monza 1000km race on April 12, and put the Jaguar company firmly at the top of the Teams' Championship. Three successes in four weeks is a marvellous start to the new season for the Silk Cut team run by Tom...

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Jaguar XJ-SC 3.6

The Big Cat goes convertible It was the summer of 1981 which heralded the arrival of the new broom at Jaguar, John Egan blowing the cobwebs off the range with the introduction of the HE series of V12-engined cars, developments which finally enabled the basically splendid Coventry products to gain the market acceptance they truly deserved. This was achieved largely through attention to painstaking...

Page 70 of March 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, March 1988

Book reviews

Carrera Pan-Americana "Mexico" by Adriano Cimarosti. 381pp. 111/2" x 91/2" (Automobilia International Publishing Group, 4 Viale Monte Santo, Milano, Italy. Available from Chater & Scott and similar specialist bookshops. £74.95). This is something that has never been done before, the history of the short-lived but memorable "Mexican Road Race". Probably second only to the famed Italian Mille...

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