If you thought that last month’s feature ‘Mission Accomplished’ was the final word on XJ40’s then you were quite wrong!
As Pim Stouten’s book was being created, he kept us all regularly updated with its progress and contents, right up to the point where the finished item was handed over to Sir John Egan and Jim Randle, for their seal of approval!
|First impression||Linen cover|
|Reading for packaging||Sturdy box|
|Off to the Post Office|| Forwards and Contents pages
|Sir John Egan receives his copy of the book||Jim Randle receives his copy of the book|
The book had grown and grown as more information came to light, fueled by the enthusiasm of all those who took part in the XJ40 30th Anniversary, and the unearthing of new information from long forgotten sources now brought to the attention of internet users.
Then, just when we thought there was nothing more to add, Xclusively Jaguar had a call from one of the Police Training Officers who took part in the ‘Dash to Turkey’ thus adding much more information to a newly opened chapter on the life of two of the XJ40 press cars, one of which still survives and belongs to Jaguar Specialist, David Marks
The story of the ‘Dash to Turkey’ in aid of the Zebrugge Disaster Fund will be re-counted in a future issue of Xclusively Jaguar News, by one of the drivers of D38 BRW.
So, the XJ40 story continues, a second edition of the book is being talked about, and maybe there are yet more new stories to add to it?
We’ve started a ‘waiting list’ for a second print run.
To go on the list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission Accomplished – Sir John Egan and Jim Randle receive their copies of the XJ40 30th Anniversary book
XJ40 Prototype Survivor – the life and history of D38 BRW
Dunkeld – a complete resource on the XJ40 30th Anniversary Celebration with links to all other related features, photos, contacts, participants and cars etc on other websites, magazines etc etc
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