A Motley Collection

I’ve been an old car buff for more than fifty years. I admit that my special love seems to be Jaguars but I have major soft spots for lots of other marques. I suppose nostalgia is my main influence. I owned a Jaguar XK 120 when I was nineteen and went through six variants in the course of two years. All bargain basement buys; I paid £55 for the cheapest and a princely £150 for the most expensive. Of course they were all used as everyday transport.


When we lived in America in the eighties I started collecting old Jaguars and came home with three XKs and an E Type. I still own a pair of those cars and, to date, have added another batch.

Those who have trawled this site before will notice quite a few changes. A number of old friends are gone to new homes as I have rationalised the collection down to the cars I’m most likely to use. I’ve recently, perhaps foolishly, added a few more sporting Jaguars, rather taken with the notion of having an examples from the SS to the last E Type. Nostalgic acquisitions like my Bradford lorry remain; a vehicle very much in the mould of the transport available in the austerity Britain of the late forties and fifties.


In 1994 I bought a rare works Mini Cabriolet that has, many years later, less than 11000 miles on the clock. The little car is a great favourite with my daughters.


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