November 2016 News Round Up

Howard Hunt (XJ40 Press Cars) and Ann Masterson (Dunkeld Hotel Reception Manageress) at Glen Lyon

Welcome to the latest Xclusively Jaguar News Round Up!

This month’s cover picture features Howard Hunt (XJ40 Launch Co-ordinator, Special Vehicle Preparation, Press Cars) and Ann Masterson (Dunkeld House Hotel Reception Manageress), as they were when they met at the XJ40 launch in 1986. Our recent anniversary celebrating 30 years since production of the XJ40 began, has triggered an amazing amount of interest in the model that saved Jaguar !!

We have one feature this month relating to the XJ40 Press Launch Fleet, entitled XJ40 Prototype Survivor and Ann Hunt has now sent in a newspaper cutting relating to how she and Howard met, and later married – this I have added to the original Dunkeld 2016 feature, in order to keep everything together.

Updates have also been added to XJ40 30th Anniversary Celebration at Dunkeld, Scotland – 28th and 29th August 2016 in Brucie’s Diary: September 2016



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Dunkeld Update: The November 2016 issue of Jaguar World Monthly and the October 2016 issue of Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club magazine both have reports on the XJ40 30th Anniversary held at Dunkeld in August 2016
October 2016 News from JEC Shropshire and Welsh Borders Region sent courtesy of David Bates
E-type and F-type head on!E-type versus F-type! I love this picture from the November 2016 issue of E-type Magazine – I think the bloodline is clearly visible! What are your views? Which would you choose?
Looking Back ….. Jaguar and Daimler Replacement Handbooks – this post first appeared in Xclusively Jaguar News – January 2011 and has now been updated with new information
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