An early Jaguar advertising slogan summed up the timeless
appeal of this great British marque as "Grace, Space and Pace." This
programme, made with support from the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust, explores
these legendary qualities with superb archive footage and unrivalled access to
the most significant and historic models in Jaguar's own collection.
The Jaguar story starts, like so many of the other greats of
British motoring, in a small garage in the days after the First World War and
goes on to encompass racing success, luxurious limousines and some of the most
iconic cars of all time.
From its humble beginnings as a builder of motorcycle
sidecars to success with the glorious C-, D-, and E-types, Jaguar’s story shows
the British automotive industry at its finest.
The company maybe most famous for its sports cars but this
programme shows much of the success has been built on unpretentious but stylish
and reliable big saloons.
Delve into the Jaguar pantheon with this excellent
documentary and see all the important models including SS100, XK120, Mk VII, MK 2, XK8 and the
classic racers in action. There’s also the chance to see these iconic cars up
close and in detail at various shows around the world.
All this, plus interviews with Jaguar drivers such as
Stirling Moss and Jack Fairman, Group 44 owner Bob Tullius and Group 44 driver
Brian Redman, adds up to a fascinating review of Jaguar's unique place in
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