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The Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club Podcast
101 minutes | Dec 24, 2021
Episode 73: The team review of the year
A Merry Christmas to everyone in the Jaguar family across the world. It's been a turbulent year, it's fair to say, but overall lots to celebrate throughout 2021 despite the restrictions brought about by the on-going pandemic being ever-present. To round of the year that was, Wayne Scott has assembled some key members of the team that run the club to look back over the high points and low points of the last twelve months.Join us as we re-live 2021, look back on what the Jaguar community achieved and look forward to an exciting new year. it's quite a long podcast this, so grab a stiff drink, put your feet up, sit back and join us for a good 'ole natter.
5 minutes | Dec 17, 2021
Episode 72: Meet Jo Ramirez - F1 legend, Jaguar fan.
This week we have true F1 royalty joining us. Jo Ramirez began his career working for some great car brands including, Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini. In motorsport he worked alongside Dan Gurney, Ken Tyrell, Emerson Fittipaldi and had his career kick-started by none other than Juan Manuel Fangio.Jo was coordinator of the McLaren Formula One team, including during the infamous Prost–Senna rivalry of the late-1980s. But also worked with David Coulthar, Mike Häkkinen and of course, Ron Dennis. Today, Jo Ramirez has retired to enjoy his love of Jaguars and is an honorary member of the JEC in Andalucia.
61 minutes | Dec 3, 2021
Episode 71: Memories from TWR Jaguar's Chief Engineer, Alastair MacQueen - Part 2.
On this week's podcast we continue with TWR Jaguar's Chief Engineer, Alastair Macqueen.In part 2 , he reveals just what went wrong in 1989 and how he blamed himself for the team's loss to Sauber that year and how he turned it around for the 1990 win. We also discuss his life after Jaguar with McLaren, Bentley - who he took to the win in 2003 and MG Lola. Finally how he ended up working with Justin Law at Pike's Peak and what his thoughts are on the future of motorsport. Also, Richard West shares his memories of working with Sir Frank Williams.
53 minutes | Nov 26, 2021
Episode 70: Memories from TWR Jaguar's Chief Engineer, Alastair MacQueen - Part 1
On this week's podcast we have true Jaguar motorsport royalty joining us to celebrate the fact that we have reached 70 episodes!Alastair's motorsport career began in the late 1970’s and in 1980 he joined Eddie Jordan Racing. A successful partnership with Martin Brundle in Formula 3 followed before he moved to TWR Jaguar in the late 1980’s. He became Chief Engineer to the successful team that took the Le Mans 24 Hours race honours in 1988 and 1990. In this interview he spills the beans on some of the stories from behind the scenes of that great era in Jaguar's racing history. Also, Richard West returns with the Hall of Fame, this week discussing the career of a legend, Davy Jones.
35 minutes | Nov 19, 2021
Episode 69: Could planting trees really keep our Jaguars on the road?
On this week's podcast we explore how a new carbon balancing scheme recently announced for car clubs, classic car owners and events can help us to enjoy our classic Jaguars guilt free. Not only that, but help raise awareness around the minimal impact that the classic car world has on climate change to educate the public and prevent the scapegoating of a movement that contributes minuscule and thus easily offset-able levels of emissions. Tree planting and carbon off-setting specialist Tom Worthington from Tree-V joins us to explain, debate and discuss the future for the classic car movement. Also, Richard West returns with the Hall of Fame, this week discussing the career of a legend we sadly lost this week, Tony Dron.
69 minutes | Nov 13, 2021
Episode 68: Everything you need to know about E10 and the future of Fuels
On this week's podcast we take stock on the past three-months since E10 was introduced as the standard grade of fuel in the UK and debunk some of the myths that have circulated around historic vehicles and ethanol in fuels.Nigel Elliot has served over 40 years in the industry developing fuels and is now the Fuels Specialist advisor to the FBHVC. On this podcast we examine what the future has in store for fuel supplies and how we can live with Ethanol in fuel going forward. Also, Richard West returns with the Hall of Fame, this week discussing the career of one of his motorsport heroes and former boss, Ron Dennis.
69 minutes | Nov 5, 2021
Episode 67: Tony Dowe, former MD of TWR and Jaguar Racing USA in conversation.
This week’ the podcast returns with a very special guest who was pivotal to the success of TWR Jaguar.Tony Dowe shares with us some of the incredible behind the scenes stories from that era of his career and gives us a unique insight into the phenomenal racing success of TWR Jaguar in the late 1980s, early-1990s.
39 minutes | Oct 8, 2021
Episode 66: Castle Combe Track day special
On this week's podcast we take a slightly different format as we go out 'live' from the JEC track day at Castle Combe.Wayne wanders the paddock meeting some of the familiar faces to hear about how much fun people are having on circuit with a huge variety of Jaguars. We hear from Tom Robinson who gives us a tour of his race car, plus Matthew Davis from JDHT, JEC Chairman Ray Searles who has really been bitten by the track day bug. We also speak to Debbie Edwards who shared the amazing story of her rally E-type plus much, much more.
43 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
Episode 65: How to buy a Jaguar
On this week's podcast Darren Gilling from club partner Bawns UK who shares his tips from many years of experience on how to avoid the pitfalls of buying classic cars. He discusses what you should look for to avoid online scams, how they inspect cars and also discusses market trends and where he sees values rising the most. A fascinating insight into an important topic. Plus, we induct a legend into our Hall of Fame as we look into the story of Roy Salvadori with Richard West.
64 minutes | Sep 24, 2021
Episode 64: A year in motorsport review with Colin Porter
On this week's podcast Colin Porter joins us to review the 2021 season of racing from the JEC Race Championship. From the early uncertainty brought about by Covid to the moment that spectators were allowed back - we look back over it all. Plus, we preview what the big battles are set to be at the season climax held at Mallory Park next month. We induct an ex-TWR driver David Leslie into the Hall of Fame and Tom Robinson gives us a blow by blow account of last week's round at Snetterton.
59 minutes | Sep 17, 2021
Episode 63: LIVE at Veterans @ Heritage with Mission Motorsport
On this week's podcast we join the JEC Oxfordshire Region for their Veterans Day at Bicester Heritage. With cars provided by the regions members and the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust, hosted by Mission Motorsport it was a memorable day for everyone. We also induct ex - TWR driver Derek Daly into the Hall of Fame and Matthew Davis gives his thoughts on the last round of Jaguar racing at Cadwell Park.
55 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
Episode 62 - The Bronx to Jaguar with Joseph Limongelli
On this week's podcast we travel across the Atlantic to meet our good friend, Jaguar advocate, TV presenter and author Joseph Limongelli - or 'GTJoey' to his friends! During this fantastic chat, GTJoey explains how a young lad from the Bronx made his way up in life, driven by the urge and ambition to own a Jaguar someday. He achieved that with bells on and now chats about the future of the movement with us as well as continuing to write books and create video content to raise money and awareness for the homeless veterans of Long Island. We also induct Jaguar F1 driver, Pedro De La Rosa into the Hall of Fame and MD of the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust, Matthew Davis gives his perspective on the last round of racing at Cadwell Park.
51 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
Episode 61: Young Jaguar Enthusiasts with Scarlett Orr
On this week's podcast we hear from the incredible Scarlett Orr who is not only working towards securing the future of the JEC through her leadership of the Young Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club, but also through her burgeoning career as an aero-dynamicist looks set to also influence the future of motorsport. In this conversation Scarlett reveals her ambitions for the young members section of the JEC and also reveals some exciting news regarding the NEC Classic Motor Show. We also induct Jaguar F1 driver, Eddie Irvine into the Hall of Fame and Tom Robinson takes us behind the scenes with racing action from a very dramatic and damp Cadwell Park.
51 minutes | Aug 20, 2021
Episode 60 : Miniature Jaguar Masterpieces with Amalgam models
This week, the Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club Podcast delves into the world of master craftsmen and discovers how the world's finest modes are made at Amalgam models in Bristol. Some of these masterpieces cost more than the average family saloon so just who invests such money in models? We find out with Sandy Copeman. Richard West inducts Roger Clark into the Motorsport Hall of Fame and Tom shares his race preparations for Cadwell Park
73 minutes | Aug 13, 2021
Episode 59: Kevin McCloud at the Summer Jaguar Festival
This week, the Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club Podcast looks back on our star interview from the Summer Jaguar Festival, held at Bicester Heritage on the 4th July. There, on the live stage, we were treated to 45 minutes with Kevin McCloud, star of Channel 4's Grand Designs. The last time he was on the podcast over a year ago, we talked to him about E-types and his life with cars and design, this time we found out more about the TV series and his gorgeous Swallow bodied Wolseley Hornet. Richard West inducts Andy Wallace into the Motorsport Hall of Fame and Tom shares his race from a fortnight ago at Brands Hatch.
52 minutes | Aug 7, 2021
Episode 58: Marisca on Jaguars in Holland
This week, the Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club Podcast returns with a chat about Jaguars in Holland with the new leader of the Dutch region of the JEC, Marisca Urbanus-Van Den Honaard. Plus we pay tribute to Graham Robson, Motoring author and designer of the E-type exhaust system. Richard West inducts Gerry Marshall into the Motorsport Hall of Fame and Tom shares his preparations for last weekend's round of JEC racing at Brands Hatch.
47 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
Episode 57: How to drive Harewood Hillclimb
This week, with one month to go until we head with all of your Jaguars to Harewood Hillclimb, we are sharing some top tips on how to drive the hill climb in your car properly. Plus we examine some of the history of this incredible venue that we have been so lucky to secure for you all. To help us, we talk to a man who has competed at the venue since the mid -1960s, Jim Johnson. Tom Robinson gives us the latest on his preparations for racing at Brands Hatch at the end of July.
57 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
Episode 56: David Marks LIVE at the Summer Jaguar Festival
This week, we look back another highlight from the Summer Jaguar Festival as we revisit our conversation on the live stage with JEC Technical Advisor, David Marks. In this conversation we gave a broad overview of the XJ40 series of the XJ6 and why they are such a good buy and future classic Jaguar. Plus, we induct another motor racing hero into our Hall of Fame, this week it is a specially extended look at the life of Nigel Mansell, in honour of this weekend's British Grand Prix.
60 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
Episode 55: Sir John Egan LIVE at the Summer Jaguar Festival
Sir John Egan is widely credited with saving Jaguar during the 1980s. He trained as a petroleum engineer at the Imperial College London and worked for Shell in the Middle East before joining AC Delco. He joined British Leyland in 1971 and brought together the company’s parts under the single Unipart brand. Sir John was chief executive and chairman of Jaguar Cars from 1980 to 1990 and during that time, invested heavily in motorsport, won Le Mans with TWR, separated Jaguar from British Leyland and launched the XJ40 before the business , despite his protests, was sold to Ford. When he took over, Jaguar was facing losses of £50million a year and so he set about improving the quality of the processes within the plants, starting with Browns Lane. Recorded live at the Summer Jaguar Festival, we interview Sir John Egan in front of a live audience to gain an insight into this amazing part of Jaguar's history. Plus, we induct another motor racing hero into our Hall of Fame, this week it is Carlos Reutemann, who sadly passed away last week. Tom Robinson explains how he got on at Castle Combe with Matthew Davis joining him to share the race from his viewpoint as well.
49 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
Episode 54: Reviving a heritage brand - Ridgard Seats
Bob Ridgard was one of motor racing's innovators. A driver himself, racing MGs and even a Chevrolet Camaro, he moved to the UK from South Africa in the late - 60s and began developing seats for club racers. His seats went on to be used by the likes of Stirling Moss and works teams like the BMC / BL operation in Abingdon. Ridgard Seats were inextricably linked to the development of driver safety in motorsport through the decades. Bob sadly passed away, but now his business is in new hands. We meet the new lady at the helm, Sam Browne - a pretty handy racing driver in her own right. Plus, we induct another motor racing hero into our Hall of Fame, this week it is Patrick Head, ex- Williams F1 and a figure head in motorsport whose love for cars came from his father racing Jaguars in the 1950s. Tom Robinson explains how preparation is going for the next round of Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club Racing ahead of Castle Combe this weekend.
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