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Past Meeting

Martyn Hollingsworth - Fulfilling the Dream

  • Date
    26th February 2015
  • Place
    Chemistry Research Laboratory (CRL), South Parks Rd, Oxford, OX1 3TA
E Type Jaguar Heritage has opened a brand new workshop facility at Browns Lane, Coventry, the company's 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 Martyn's 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 Martyn's 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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