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Re-Creating Jaguar's Quad-Cam V12 Engine - Part 1

clock May 12, 2016 14:12 by author Neville |
While we prepare our first (prototype-engined) car for its first appearance on track and work continues on our first of a (very) limited run of customer cars, I thought you might be interested to learn of a second associated project.  A Bit of Background ... Before the V12, Jaguar’s raci... [More]

First Public Reveal

clock March 5, 2016 15:39 by author Neville |
London Classic Car Show In the middle of last month our first (prototype-engined) re-creation of the 1966 Le Mans Prototype was loaded up for transport to London's Docklands Excel for its first public "reveal" at the forthcoming Classic Car Show. I had been very impressed on my visit to the first Sh... [More]

Jaguar XJ13 - Malcolm Sayer's Crowning Glory

clock January 3, 2016 12:59 by author Neville |
"Sayer uniquely blended science and art to produce timeless shapes of exceptional and enduring beauty. He brought science to the art of car design; and scientifically produced works of art.” 21st May 2016 marks the Centenary of the birth of one of this country's greatest design geniuses. Malc... [More]

Car is ready for paint

clock November 16, 2015 14:18 by author Neville |
Perhaps a good time to reflect back 50 years ago to early 1965 when Bob Blake had already made a start on the original's monocoque. At the time, it was believed that it was still possible to have the car up and running in time for Le Mans – time was very, very tight but the skilled team workin... [More]

Rivet Detail ...

clock September 11, 2015 19:07 by author Neville |
Any differences between the rivet detail on my recreation and Jaguar's rebuilt original are completely deliberate! There are many differences between Jaguar's 1966 original car and Jaguar's rebuilt car as it stands today - some fairly obvious and others not as obvious. Rivet details on the front of ... [More]

Recreating Jaguar's Legendary XJ13 - 50 years on ...

clock September 3, 2015 15:26 by author Neville |
Towards the end of 1965, in Jaguar's Competition Department, construction of their XJ13 Le Mans Prototype was underway. In 2015, almost 50 years later, my painstakingly accurate recreation of this legendary car is well in hand ... Video thanks to my good friend of over 40 years, Ian McCann - cast in... [More]

Recreating the XJ13 – Old Technology meets New

clock September 2, 2015 11:45 by author Neville |
Where did Jaguar source components in period?  Although Jaguar were able to raid their “parts bin” for some components of their XJ13 Le Mans Prototype, most of the car’s major items were custom-made. “Off-the-Shelf” components used in period included things such as... [More]

Part 5 in the JCNA Magazine Series - "A 12-Chambered Heart"

clock July 29, 2015 11:27 by author Neville |

Original XJ13 at Goodwood Festival of Speed - June 2015

clock June 28, 2015 10:04 by author Neville |
I was thrilled to hear a mention of my project as Jaguar's one-and-only original XJ13 lined up for a run up the hill yesterday ...

A few assorted images ...

clock May 31, 2015 11:13 by author Neville |
Getting there ... I go off next week to collect the car and take it to have its exhaust fabricated (pictures to follow). In the meantime, the following is an assortment of pictures taken at various stages during the car's build so far.