Articles tagged Williams Lyons

Page 118 of October 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 118, October 2009

Jaguar XK120

The quintessential Jaguar – it looked the part, it had the performance and it spawned the C and D-types. Needless to say, the XK120’s legacy lives on By Richard Heseltine Time spent away from racing clearly hasn’t blunted his competitive edge. National racing legend Dave Coyne, the man who yo-yoed between junior formulae for much of the 1980s, was a surprise entry for July’s Silverstone Classic....

Page 84 of May 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, May 1999

Blood & Thunder

Jaguar once built the best sports saloon in the world and if the new S-Type is to succeed it must do it all over again. Matthew Franey pits the new car against a ratherspecial version of the old. Heritage. You can define it easily - enough the Oxford English says simply "anything that is or may be inherited" - but try and put your finger on what it means in an automotive sense. Our industry is...

Page 20 of August 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, August 1984

Sir Williams Lyons Award

We are frequently asked how one becomes a motoring journalist. There are, of course, as many different ways as there are journalists but one of the surest is to win the Sir William Lyons Award, organised annually by the Guild of Motoring Writers. The competition is open to candidates aged between 17 and 23 and the prize is £500, a trophy, two years probationary membership of the Guild and, if it...

Page 46 of December 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, December 1984

birkett six hour relay race

Birkett Six Hour Relay Race THE 1984 750 MC Six Hour Relay Race finished up a five how event. Having started promptly at noon, the event was well into its stride, with Ray Bellm's Chevron B19 leading handsomely on scratch, when Barry Smith spun and stalled his Turner at Becketts. Paul Edwards close behind in his Porsche RSR 3.0 could not avoid a collision, the Porsche limping back to the pits in...

Page 4 of November 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, November 1999

Jaguar makes leap into Grand Prix arena

The lid was lifted on the worst kept secret in Formula One last month when Jaguar chairman Dr Wolfgang Reitzle announced that the recently purchased Stewart Grand Prix team would be rebranded Jaguar Racing for the 2000 World Championship. The decision to enter Formula One was taken according to Reitzle as a way "to promote a wider global recognition of the Jaguar brand" although it will not have...

Page 72 of June 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, June 1995

Triumph and disaster

Forty years ago the sport was shaken to its very core by the Le Mans disaster. Indeed, it almost shuddered to a standstill. Of course, the human toll of that race will always remain uppermost. But the 1955 Le Mans was a landmark race for sports cars. It was landmark year; Mercedes-Benz returned with its superb 300SLR, and ranged alongside it was the stunning Jaguar D-type. Designed specifically...

Page 83 of July 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 83, July 2004

News: Jags at Le Mans

Breakthrough at Le Mans A resounding British success at Le Mans! Thanks to Williams Lyons for building the new Type 'C' XK120 Jaguar, to Peter Walker and Peter Whitehead for driving one to a brilliant victory, and to Stirling Moss for taking the lap record in another of these Jaguars in the early stages of the world's most important sportscar race and thus breaking up the Talbot opposition. The...

Page 103 of July 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 103, July 1978

Redressing the Leyland balance

Sir, In view of the amount of "Leyland bashing" sometimes in your editorial, but mainly in your letters column, perhaps we might be allowed to redress the balance a little. We have been running a company Range Rover for over two years and 24,000 miles, with most of the mileage covered in the UK, but some in Western Europe. The car has never let us down, and is extremely comfortable both for...

Page 126 of May 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 126, May 2008

Jaguar XK120

It was the car that put Jaguar on the map internationally with a new benchmark of performance for price. It was also a car of stunning beauty, and it’s still turning heads today By Richard Heseltine / Photography by Howard Simmons Intemperate middle age clearly suits him well. Emitting palpable rays of contempt, he stops short of saying, ‘Get off my land’ but only just. Irate of Cambridgeshire is...


August 2019
100 years, three cars, one epic track test



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