All things Jaguar have been in the news lately, particularly the reveal of the new Jaguar XJ last week. But Jaguar has a lot of Heritage to be proud of (even if it’s arguable that an over-reliance on that history has been partly to blame for is lack of appeal in recent years) and it’s apposite that in the week of the launch of the car that should turn Jaguar back in to a force to be reckoned with, that the Jaguar Heritage Museum is re-launched to celebrate all that’s great about Jaguar.
Mike O’Driscoll is Chairman of the Jaguar Heritage Trust – as well as heading up Jaguar in the UK. He said:
“The collection is an important part of Jaguar’s heritage and allows members of the public and Jaguar enthusiasts from around the world to view the famous cars. The structure of the museum has been re-designed so that visitors will gain a greater understanding of the fantastic racing history of our brand. There will be closer links with Jaguar Cars, which is important for the company’s future.
“It is important that we maintain the link to our heritage and the famous vehicles that have gone before like the C-type and D-type. They are not only part of the history but also part of the sporting pedigree that is Jaguar.”
“Jaguar is becoming a sports car company again and we have exciting plans for the future.”
And there’s some cracking stuff at the Museum, including the first car badged as Jaguar (a 1937 SS), the penultimate long-nose D-Type, the last convertible V12 E-Type as well as a whole heap of Jaguar concepts.
The Jaguar Heritage Museum is open Monday-Friday and the last Sunday of each month. And it’s peanuts to get in.
Well worth a look.