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SInce the end of the Second World War, Jaguar has been one of the most revered names in the sports and luxury car market in America. The love affair began when the incredibly beautiful XK120 was launched in America at the end of the 1940s. Hollywood legend Clark Gable bought one of the first cars to arrive and then it seemed every other serious motoring enthusiast was keen to follow.
The love affair continued with the subsequent launches of the faster XK140 and XK150 in the mid 50s and reached an even greater level of adulation when the XKE (E type) was revealed to America's motorists at the 1961 New York Auto Show. Many of the company's other models have enjoyed similar success, and to this day, Jaguar is still one of the most sought after cars in the country.
Made over a two year period and filmed from coast to coast, this movie uses both a feast of fascinating archive material as well as a considerable amount of original footage to tell the story of this extraordinary affection for the Jaguar name.
A comprehesnive celebration of the epic 1988 Le Mans Race, this brand new DVD is the definitive story of how Jaguar ended Porsche's Domination of the Le Mans 24 Hour, told By The People Who Made It Happen. This DVD examines the resurrection of Jaguar's motor racing past, Tom Walkinshaw and Sir John Egan's "Three Year Plan", and the Ultimate success at Le Mans. It also provides an in-depth look at the personalities and characters, and of course the cars involved in the re-birth of Jaguar.
Extra Features include, Tony Southgate deatails the key design features of the XJR-9LM at the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Museum, Jan Lammers, Andy Wallace, and Derek Bell Describe a lap of the famous Le Mans Circuit and exclusive on-board footage of the XJR-9LM being given a shakedown at the MIRA in June 2008, prior to its return to Le Mans.
William Lyons founded the company that was to become Jaguar in Blackpool in 1922. His first vehicles were side-cars for motorcycles, however he quickly realised that having his products seen on the racing circuit was a sure-fire way of raising his company`s profile. So, by the mid 1930s William had moved his company to Coventry and was now building sports cars!
Blessed with a team of highly talented engineers, Jaguar produced the XK120, a highly powerful, car that was capable of speeds of up to 132mph, and the subsequent C-Type and D-Type models that really set the Coventry marque on the road to racing and commercial success. Indeed, victories at the 1951 and 1953 Le Mans with the D-Type Jaguar made the company a famous name worldwide, a position it still holds to this day.Including superb archive footage and interviews with Jaguar`s competition director, Raymond `Lofty` England and ex-driver Duncan Hamilton. This DVD is a must-have for all fans of British motor racing.