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History Repeating: XJ40 Phase Two - 1976-1980

Part 5 – Edge of Darkness

Throughout 1976, and with hostilities continuing to simmer, what few resources that could be focused upon XJ40 concentrated mostly upon the ongoing struggle to establish an acceptable style. 1,049 more words

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History Repeating: XJ40 Phase Two - 1976 -1980

Part 4 – Fortress Jaguar

1975 saw the broken remains of Jaguar in virtual lockdown. Abetted by Browns Lane Plant Director, Peter Craig, Bob Knight’s policy of civil disobedience stemmed the tide of assimilation to some extent, but also prompted Leyland’s committees to redouble their efforts to influence the marque’s future. 923 more words

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Hoosier Nation takes Carleton by storm

Hoosier Nation was alive and well in Ottawa on Monday.

Greg Keeton drove for 16 hours from Marion, Ind. Dean Dewey came five hours from Collingwood and Vern Greulick, his longtime friend and fellow Indiana University grad, made the four-and-a-half-hour hour trek from Schenectady, N.Y. 842 more words

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History Repeating: XJ40 Phase one - 1972-1975

Part 3 – Jaguar – Year Zero

The Autumn of 1974 marked a point when the sky fell in for both BLMC and Jaguar. Lord Ryder’s report into BLMC’s financial collapse was published in April 1975 and its findings were greeted with abject horror at Browns Lane. 1,021 more words


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Future Hometown Hero

The state of Indiana is best known for its contributions to the game of basketball. It has some  great basketball pioneers like Larry Bird, Isiah Thomas, and  Bob Knight who are all in basketball’s Hall of Fame record books. 465 more words

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History Repeating: XJ40 Phase one - 1972-1975

Part 2 – A question of style

In October 1973, senior Jaguar personnel presented the first complete XJ40 styling prototype to BLMC’s Lord Stokes and John Barber. 914 more words

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