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Martyn Hollingsworth - Fulfilling the Dream

  • Date
    26th February 2015
  • Place
    Chemistry Research Laboratory (CRL), South Parks Rd, Oxford, OX13TA

E Type Jaguar Heritage has opened a brand new workshop facility at Browns Lane, Coventry, the companys original production base.

The workshop team are building six new Lightweight E-type period competition cars, as well as offering servicing and restoration of all Jaguars up to the XK8.

The first of this production run is to be completed soon.

E Type Martyns autobiographical talk covered his time with Jaguar Cars, and outlined the history and the challenge of creating six new Lightweight E-type competition cars, which is demonstrating the depth and unique skillset available within the Jaguar Heritage team.

The main points of Martyns talk included:
His interest in Jaguars
His career with Jaguar Cars
His career highlights
Retirement and life beyond work
"The Missing Six"

Martyn Hollingsworth

Martyn Hollingsworth Martyn retired from Jaguar Land Rover at the end of January 2014 and returned one day later to head up a small team of engineers and technicians charged with building "The Missing Six" Lightweight E Types.

A lifetime admirer of Jaguar cars and 3rd generation employee of the company, he bought his own E Type when he was 22 yrs old and still has the car today.

During his career at Jaguar, Martyn progressed through the organisation holding a number of senior positions in Product Development.

At the Nurburgring In his final years, he was responsible for the build of all JLR prototype vehicles, undertaking all worldwide vehicle test & development activities, Materials Engineering and JLR's virtual & simulation capability.

Married with a 24yr old son, Martyn was born and educated in Coventry, graduating with a Master degree in Engineering from Coventry University. His hobbies include all things relating to cars, motorcycles, canals and cycling.


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