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State of Independence

We return to Utah, examining its third significant iteration.

Right up to the late 1960s, Jaguar product planning operated very much on the whim of what its founder considered necessary. 982 more words

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Taming the Cat

Four years in and Utah gets a hard reboot.

The compact Jaguar saloons were landmark cars for the company and did much to raise the carmaker’s profile and profitability, but in its first generation form it was not a model which Browns Lane engineering staff viewed with terrific pride, owing to a number of significant compromises buried beneath its shapely envelope. 1,005 more words

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Great Leap Forward

The 1955 Jaguar 2.4 was overshadowed by its successor, but in many regards, was a more significant car in Jaguar’s evolution as a serious carmaker. 1,061 more words

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Jim Randle 1938-2019

Today we remember former Jaguar technical director, Jim Randle in the words of the man who perhaps knew him best.

My Dad, Engineer Jim Randle, died at home on the 6th July after a prolonged battle with cancer. 876 more words

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Saving Grace - Part Eight

Concluding our profile of the Series III.

It can be stated without a trace of hyperbole that the Series III XJ remains the most commercially significant Jaguar of all time. 1,064 more words

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Bob Knight Has Returned To Indiana For First Time Since His Firing In 2000

Bob Knight has finally returned to Indiana University. Nineteen years after he was fired as the school’s basketball coach, he stepped on campus for the first time on Saturday. 309 more words

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Saving Grace – Part Four

Understanding the background to Jaguar’s 1979 annus horriblis.

The Castle Bromwich paint debacle crystallised the manner in which the relationship between Jaguar and its adoptive parent broke down in the years following its absorption into British Leyland; one characterised by unwarranted interference and lack of meaningful communication on one hand and distrust, insubordination and outright defiance on the other. 1,252 more words

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