Ford Open Day June

Club Visits and Gatherings

We held another fabulous Open Day in June, this time, for the Ford lovers, owners, drivers and dreamers! We saw over 180 Ford cars and trucks grace our grounds.   Sam Baker from Avon City Ford, brought out the latest Mustang (only $110k’s worth!) which got plenty of tongues wagging. The weather held off till around midday, when we had the …

Is the Jaguar E Type Series 1 Roadster the Greatest British Classic?

Classic Reviews

By Ben Selby The look on the guy’s face said it all. He stared for a good few minutes before he spoke. “Is this an E Type?” he asked. “Sure is” said I. “Wow, its BLEEP-ing mint,” he replied. As I headed inside to pay for gas, the lady at the counter asked which pump it was. I told her …

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Jaguar Enthusiast Luncheon

Past Events

We recently surprised a Jaguar enthusiast with a luncheon for her and her family. Gloria picked her up from home in the Jaguar MK 9, took her on a tour of the countryside, (she sat in the back with her family, just like the queen) then rolled up to the museum for a look and a sumptuous buffet lunch. They could take their time and relax, there was no rush, AND they had the …

This Jaguar XK120 is a Road Legal Kiwi Racing Legend

Classic Reviews

By Ben Selby Any Jaguar XK120 is special. Built from 1948 to 1954, the XK120 was the car which made Jaguar as we know it today. With its XK straight six and gorgeous flowing lines, the XK120 quickly became the must-have accessory for all tycoons and celebrities, such as Clark Gable and Frank Sinatra. The XK120 also saw its fair …

Triumph Stag Review: Its Way Better Than You Might Think

Classic Reviews

By Ben Selby It can be rather difficult to be shake off a bad reputation. It takes time and effort to create a good one, but very easy to create a bad one. Some cars get a bad rep, more so than others. Sometimes, it is entirely justified, other times it is utterly undeserved. I firmly believe the bad rep …

The Unbelievable Story of Duncan Hamilton, Jaguar and Le Mans 1953

Classic Yarns

By Ben Selby As far as endurance races go, it really is hard to beat the Le Mans 24 Hours. Sure, the Daytona 24 and 12 Hours of Sebring are racing epics worthy of the cult following they have today, but Le Mans is special as its the grand-daddy of them all. Since 1923, there have been countless incredible and …

Jaguar XJS Review: A Cult Classic Cat

Classic Reviews

By Ben Selby In the music industry, sometimes a band will release an album which absolutely blows everyone away. Whether its something totally unique or it captures the essence of the time in which it was released, sometimes a great album is capable of changing the way we look at popular culture. The same can be said of cars, particularly …

The Jaguar C Type is Set to Be Reborn

Classic News

By Ben Selby The Jaguar C-Type is to be reborn, with the iconic British marque adding the Le Mans winning sports car to its Classic Continuation programme. The C-Type Continuation will be based on the 1953 Le Mans winner of Duncan Hamilton and Tony Rolt. This received a power boost from an enlarged 3.4-litre straight six with triple Weber carburetors, …