Monday, 18 June 2012

MAMMOTH XJ220 GATHERING THIS WEEKEND



A huge Jaguar XJ220 party is to take place at the International Jaguar Weekend at Weston Park, near Telford, on 23-24 June.

Marking the 20th anniversary of production kicking off of the then fastest car in the world, the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club has launched an open invitation to all owners and all members of the Project XJ220 team.

The roll call of others who have pledged to attend includes design director Jim Randle, stylist Keith Helfet, project manager Mike Moreton and legendary racer Win Percy.

Non-XJ220 attractions at International Jaguar Weekend include Norman Dewis, invited marques such as Jensen and Alvis, open days at nearby specialists and parts suppliers, a gala dinner, concours d’elegance, plus displays and parades for all the other Jaguars celebrating an anniversary this year such as 40 years of the V12s, the XJ-S Cabrio at 30 and 90 years since the early Blackpool-built cars and sidecars.

Click here for more details on Weston Park and International Jaguar Weekend or e-mail Letitia@xclusively-jaguar.co.uk if you have an XJ200 or connection to the model and are interested in attending.



Source: Classic&SportsCar

Jaguar XJ220 – The Inside Story By Mike Moreton

The Jaguar XJ220 supercar evolved from Jim Randle’s sensational 1988 UK Motor Show concept car. The planned production of 350 limited edition cars, each with a price tag of £360,000, was over-subscribed by a factor of four in a single day! In this book, Mike Moreton, ace director of impossible projects, who was headhunted for the XJ220 project by Tom Walkinshaw, relives the extraordinary inside story of this fantastic, hi-tech car. More info.