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Nigel Thorley - The Essence of Jaguar

  • Date
    23rd January 2013
  • Place
    Chemistry Research Laboratory (CRL), South Parks Rd, Oxford, OX13TA

Armstrong Siddeley1280 We were once again delighted to open the New Year with a talk from the exceptionally knowledgeable Nigel Thorley who is an authority on many marques of classic car.

For his talk this time, Nigel highlighted the similarities and/or differences between Jaguars and their competition over the years, and looked at how the marque has stood the test of time.

He described how it all started with the Austin Swallow based model, how it compared to other coachbuilders and how Jaguar differentiated themselves from the other competitive motoring brands in certain ways.

Mark VII Artwork He also showed the similarities between styling: who came first?

The talk covered the earliest days through to the latest models with some interesting facts and figures along the way.

A talk of interest to a wide audience, not just those who like Jaguars!

Nigel Thorley

Nigel Thorley Nigel was brought up with Jaguars, his fathers cars including an SS and Marks VII, IX & X. Since then Nigel has owned over 60 Jaguars and Daimlers, beginning with a Mark 2 at the age of 17 and currently running a modern XJ8 (X-350) and a 1958 Mark VIII.

Nigel wrote his first book, The Complete Companion to the Mark 2, in 1983. Some 20 titles later his latest works are Jaguar - Marketing the Marque and Great Cars - Jaguar XK.
(He has also written about Citroens and Fords!)

Nigel was a founder and is a Director of the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club, and has been editor of Jaguar Enthusiast since its inception. He also works for TV programmes, the www.classiccartv.co.uk Internet Channel, and gives many talks both here and abroad.

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