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May 11th 2018
How different the world was when the Jaguar XK120 was launched 70 years ago. In the immediate aftermath of World War II, 1948 was a year of large-scale rebuilding, of invention, of hope. Few Britons could afford a motor car, yet more than half-a-million people crowded Earls Court for the first post-war British Motor Show, where Jaguar’s new open-top two-seater was the star.
April 23rd 2018
In the eyes of Jaguar founder Sir William Lyons, designer Keith Helfet was a natural. Sir William recognised in Keith someone who regarded cars as sculptures-on-wheels and who instinctively appreciated how to make Jaguars look as if they were in motion even when standing still. As Jaguar’s Chief Stylist, Keith was responsible for the XJ220 supercar, XK180 concept car, and 1990s F-type concept. We’re looking forward to hearing some of Keith’s stories about those designs when he steps onto the stage at the XK70 Jaguar Festival as a very welcome Guest of Honour.
March 12th 2018
February 22nd 2018
Darkest Hour, the name given to the movie about Churchill’s leadership of a nation facing an existential threat, could also be the title of a story about Jaguar. In the place of Sir Winston Churchill, the starring role would belong to Sir John Egan - and with Sir John now confirmed as a guest of honour at this June’s XK70 Jaguar Festival, it’s worth reflecting how he saved the marque from extinction. Here are eight good reasons why Sir John so richly deserves his knighthood.
February 8th 2018
The simple answer is that the seductively swoopy XK120 still turns heads, still wins hearts, and still makes people smile. But there’s more. After making a splash on its debut at the London Motor Show in 1948, for decades afterwards the XK120 and the XK engine continued to send ripples far and wide. Here are five good reasons why.
January 2nd 2018
As we greet the New Year by promising ourselves we’ll stop doing some things and start doing others, here’s a resolution really worth making: open your 2018 diary to the weekend of June 9th/10th and note ‘XK70 Jaguar Festival - Shelsley Walsh’. You just have to be there!
October 13th 2017
We're delighted to announce that Peter Sargent & Sutcliffe will be attending the XK70 Jaguar Festival.