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We need some rivets ....
"We need some rivets" said Paul. "OK" I replied, "What kind do we need?". Paul scratched his head and answered, "Dunno - I suppose we need to find out what Jaguar used in 1966".
Recreating the XJ13 – Old Technology meets New
Where did Jaguar source components in period? Although Jaguar were able to raid their “parts bin” for some components of their XJ13 Le Mans Prototype, most of the car’s major items were custom-made. “Off-the-Shelf” components used in period included things such as Lightweight E-Type (LWE) front suspension & steering rack (albeit modified), instruments, lighting and front wheels (as also used on the rears of LWE racers). However, major components used for the car’s rear wheels, drivetrain, power-unit, braking systems and rear suspension had to be custom made in period.
David Hobbs - Jaguar XJ13's Test Driver
Hang on - I thought the late Norman Dewis was the XJ13's test driver? Noooo .... a common misconception but, in truth, the legendary Mr Dewis did not participate in all the tests. Contrary to popular belief, there were no "unofficial" tests and the car was driven at all of its outings during active development by David Hobbs.
Building a XJ13 - Looking back 8 years to January 2015
In 2015 my first car was approaching its "rolling chassis" stage - mirroring events of 50 years earlier in Jaguar's Competition Department. It was then 1965 and William Heynes, Jaguar's Engineering Director still had hopes of seeing the car on track to contest that year's Le Mans endurance race. Time was short but the skilled team working behind closed doors were used to working to such tight deadlines ...
Jaguar XJ13 - Malcolm Sayer's Crowning Glory
21st May 2016 marked the Centenary of the birth of one of this country's greatest design geniuses - Malcolm Sayer
Monaco 2022 - Arrival
Our XJ13 & E-Type Resto-Mod in convoy on way to Monaco Yacht Show. Loved the sound of our tera V12s in those tunnels!
What a summer it has been!
NEWSLETTER - SUMMER 2022 What a summer it has been for Building the Legend!
Salon Prive 2022 - Blenheim Palace UK
Salon Prive 2022 - Blenheim Palace UK
First 10 Years – The Journey Continues
10 years ago I suggested to our craftsmen they should walk 5 miles a day to refresh their minds and creative abilities. 10 years have passed and I have no idea where the heck they all are?
Savile Row - You are invited ....
YOU ARE INVITED - Building The Legend and our Partners Gieves & Hawkes of 1 Savile Row, London would be honoured if you join us at The Savile Row Concours 15/16th June 2022