Ftype 5.0 (4.5?)

F Type R

To undertake the task of redesigning a successful car acclaimed by many fans is a challenge for any manufacturer, especially for one with such heritage as Jaguar and its F-Type. I thoroughly enjoyed the “old” F-type on UK country roads (which we compared reviewed back to back with the Eagle E-Type –  you can read…

The Most Extreme Jaguar in Wales / Project 8

As the season is changing faster than ever, I remember that not so long ago I was on a sun-filled trip exploring North East of Wales, hosted by my friends at Jaguar. A true celebration of British lifestyle and heritage, we took to the scenic roads of the local countryside in the new XE SV…

The unexpected rise of Resto-mods

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years you will have noticed resto-mod companies garnering a lot of popularity recently. How has this become possible in the purist dominated classic car scene? One of the most attractive traits of classic cars is that they were designed and engineered without having to…

The true heir: Jaguar F-Type or Eagle E-Type?

Photography by Tom Hains You wait 44 years for an E-Type successor and two come along at the same time! We live in nostalgic times and this is made no more apparent than the recent revival of legacy model designations, exquisite restomods and EV conversions (Lunaz Design). But what lovers of classic Jaguars have been…

Goodwood Revival 2018 Recap

Photo by Mikey Snelgar, @mikeysnelgar on Instagram.

Last weekend saw one of the greatest classic car events in the world unfold at Goodwood. Spanning three days, the Goodwood Revival is a celebration of automotive infatuation like no other; owners of some of the rarest and most expensive historic metal risk their prized possessions and their lives racing (and sometimes crashing) a plethora…

A Day at Silverstone Classic

It was a bright and early start to Sunday as I headed to meet photographer and fellow Mechanist, Tom Hains at the Mile End tube station. From there we would be headed to this year’s Silverstone Classic, one of the best automotive events in the UK. Tom had hinted at the possibility of our ride…

The Supervillain Special: Jaguar’s XK120

Photo by Alex Penfold @alexpenfold for the Lorenz Collection @lorenzcollection

There’s something intrinsically sinister about a Jaguar. Whether this impression is born from Jaguar’s association with the infamous Kray Twins, whose ride of choice was a Jaguar MK X, or the mark’s long-standing role as the transport for Bond villains such as Le Chiffre and Mr Hinx; these cars perfectly evoke the svelte ferocity of…

Will that be 6, or 12 of you?

Born in 1975 and based on the XJ platform, the XJS is still a very desirable car today and has seen its popularity and prices climb up in the past 5 to 7 years. The design is the work of the Jaguar team but was initially started by Malcolm Sayer to whom we owe the…

The Extraordinary Goodwood Revival

Revival British Summer This year, Goodwood Revival as not failed to give us one of the most unpredictable weather we could have imagined.  Good thing is that nothing stopped the enthusiasts to bring their best self to the events once again, from all over the world we have seen incredible people sharing soaking smiles and…

Le Mans winning Car 1951 

Clearly, the XK120 was never going to be competitive against pure sports-racing cars and something had to be done to maintain the head of steam and the precious publicity it was accumulating. The 24 Hours race of Le Mans had the right ingredients as it was technically demanding, famous in America, conveniently close and with…