On Friday, 16th December 2011 a small group gathered around the XJ13 at Jaguar Heritage to mark the launch of Peter Wilson's book, "XJ13 - The definitive story of the Jaguar Le Mans car and the V12 engine that powered it".
This was no ordinary gathering, as those present included many surviving members of the team that were originally involved in the original XJ13 car as well as the development of the engine that powered it. Those present included Norman Dewis, George Buck, Frank Philpott, Jim Eastick, Ron Greves, Mike Kimberley, Roger Shelbourne, Robert Berry, Peter Taylor and Peter Wilson himself.
Click the images below to see videos and more detail of the proceedings
The videos include introductions by Tony Duckhouse (on behalf of Jaguar Heritage), Paul Skilleter (renowned Jaguar author and publisher) and further insights by Mike Kimberley (XJ13 Project Manager - later to join Colin Chapman and become CEO of Group Lotus):