As Jaguar prices rise and Bentleys come down, Eric Dymock’s ebook JAGUAR details how they earned respect for one another 75 years ago. This study of over 200 Jaguar models since 1922 shows how the pair shadow-boxed throughout the second half of the 20th Century.
Next year’s bottom Bentley could cost little more than a top Jaguar yet once their prices diverged by 4:1.
Contemporary pictures of styling similarities speak for themselves and the book’s history section details how Bentley’s proprietor, Rolls-Royce dismantled a Jaguar in 1937, finding it “disconcertingly good.”
For 2012 and on sale now Dove Digital has producing an expanded, re-written and redesigned successor to Dove Publishing’s Jaguar File, which sold in three editions and several reprints from 1998. It remains the only stand-alone volume detailing every Jaguar saloon, sports car and sports racer. It describes how William Lyons went from building motorcycle sidecars in Blackpool, to creating one of the world’s leading luxury car manufacturers. It follows Jaguar from its beginning as a small private company through the Leyland, Ford and Tata regimes. The complete Jaguar pub quiz handbook, it narrates a heritage that included seven wins at Le Mans and how Jaguar set the pace in style and innovative engineering, with design icons like the E-type of 1961. Model by model prices and detailed specifications show how this was accomplished, from the Austin-Swallow of the 1920s to the XJs and XKs of the 21st Century.
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About the author:
Editorial Director Dove Publishing
1962-1965 road test staff of The Motor. Grand Prix Correspondent of The Guardian, and The Observer 1966-1980. Motoring correspondent Town (Haymarket), 1966-1968, The Observer, 1980-1982, The Sunday Times 1982-1995. Winner of four Jet Media Excellence Awards including the outright title in 1988. Twice winner of the Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy presented by the Guild of Motoring Writers. Compiler of TV motoring programmes 1970s, 1980s. Contributor to The Times, The Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Scotsman, classic car magazines, Scotland on Sunday 2002-2006 and The Business 2007. In 2004 the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers, honouring Scots who have achieved excellence in the field of motoring, presented him with the Jim Clark Memorial Award.
Author of: Champion Year with Jackie Stewart (Pelham, 1970), The World of Racing Cars (Hamlyn 1972), The Guinness Guide to Grand Prix Motor Racing (Guinness Superlatives, 1980), Postwar Sports Cars (Ebury, 1981), Austin-Healey Sprite, MG Midget, a Collector’s Guide (Motor Racing Publications 1981, Heel Verlag 1991), BMW, A Celebration, (Pavilion UK and Orion USA, 1990), Jim Clark, Tribute to a Champion (Dove Publishing 1997 and Dove Digital 2011) and Ecurie Ecosse, (PJ Publishing 2007). Also under Dove Publishing’s imprint, Rover The First Ninety Years, Saab Half a Century of Achievement, which gained the Guild of Motoring Writers Montagu Award for 1997, Honda the UK Story and High Speed Diary. Dove’s series of Eric Dymock Motor Books includes definitive histories of Audi, Renault, Vauxhall, MG, Jaguar, Ford in Britain and Land Rover.
The Complete Bentley, published in November 2008, won a second Montagu and is now available as an ebook. More Dove Digital ebooks include two volumes of Sports Car Classics, compilations of the author’s best features and motoring columns on sporting cars driven over 50 years.
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