Current mileage: 164,892
This month I took full advantage of the glorious weather – outside day on day, cleaning the Jaguars after their long winter slumber, hence a short but significant edition of Brucie’s Diary.
Brucie had one important appointment for April, Mark 1 Day 2015, which was fabulous, and although part of ‘Brucie’s Diary’ an event like this deserves its own report, which will appear in due course!
For Brucie, I think 26th April 2015 was one of the biggest days of his life – Andrew Panter, his first owner, was there and after most of the Mark 1’s had drifted away, I brought Brucie back from the ‘Jaguar Parking Area’ where he had been parked next to Jaguar Specialist David Marks fabulous Mark VII, and placed him in the main yard.
I then invited Norman Dewis OBE (Jaguar’s retired Chief Test Engineer) as Honorary Patron of Xclusively Jaguar, to sign Brucie, which I think is a first, and a fitting way to celebrate Brucie’s recent 18th birthday!
This was witnessed by myself, Rob Jenner (Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club Chairman) and Michael Quinn (Sir William Lyons’ grandson).
Michael then asked me if I had my service book with me as he recognised Brucie, and as it transpired, Michael Quinn’s signature appears in Brucie’s service book for the 2 annual services he had at Creamer’s in the years 1999 and 2000.
So Brucie himself has acquired an important signature, and I have realised that his paperwork already boasted an important signature!