Welcome to the International Jaguar XK Club
A thrilling tale of derring-do, time-travel, a classic Jaguar XK and a grandson-grandpa detective duo.
Nine-year-old Bill's seaside holiday takes a magical turn when he discovers an open-top Jaguar XK languishing at the back of a garage – a Jaguar XK that can talk! Bill introduces ‘XK’ to grandpa, and the once neglected XK whisks them back in time to 1948 London. But Bill’s living history lessons take a sinister turn when the trio stumble across a dangerous espionage plot!
This glorious book tells the story of the celebrated lightweight Jaguar C-type, chassis number XKC 051, that Duncan Hamilton and Tony Rolt drove to victory in the 1953 Le Mans 24 Hours. The car went on to have a busy post-works racing career, first with Ecurie Ecosse, then with privateer drivers Bill Smith and Geoffrey Allison. Among its small number of collector custodians in later years, the names of Briggs Cunningham and Adrian Hamilton (son of Duncan) stand out. All this is covered in fascinating detail, supported by a fine collection of period photographs. Any Jaguar enthusiast will love this book.
This book tells the story of one of the six alloy-bodied XK 120s that were prepared by Jaguar in 1950 for racing and rallying. This one, known as JWK 651 because of the registration number it has carried since new, was owned by Leslie Johnson and raced by him in some of the most prestigious events of the time, including the Le Mans 24 Hours, the Mille Miglia (twice) and the Tourist Trophy at Dundrod.
Club Contact Information
If you would like more information on the International Jaguar XK Club please either fill in the form above or contact Louise Gibbs:
International Jaguar XK Club, Hilltop Farm, Knighton-on-Teme, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, WR15 8LY, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1584 781588
Fax: +44 (0)1584 781630