Spirit Motors Extravaganza

img_5269Great events are memorable and boy this is one I won’t forget in a hurry. An invitation only event launching both the new I Pace, Jaguars first foray into electric vehicles and the opening of Spirit Motors new Jaguar Landrover amazing showroom.

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New Jaguar XK

Plans to relaunch the Jaguar XK are gathering momentum, with the firms head of product strategy confirming that it is working on a proposal for a whole family of sports cars. Reintroducing a 2+2 seater is believed to be favored by Ian Callum to complement the 2 seater F Type. A launch date is unlikely before 2021.

RD6 comes to Terenure

Following on from the success of previous years, and in association with Jaguar Heritage and Spirit motors we will have the only RD6 concept car, on our stand at the Terenure Classic cars show this year.

The first diesel car designed by Jaguar and also the first Jaguar concept car designed by Ian Callum.

As per previous years the car will be displayed in Spirit Motors on the Saturday prior to the show. I’ve included a few photos to tempt to you to come visit and see this once off car exclusively on The Jaguar Enthusiasts Club stand at Terenure.

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NCT Snigger. 

A big day in the life of every motorist. Booked in, and reminder  set in your  phone, on the off chance it might slip your mind. In reality it  has probably been in your every thought on the days leading up to the test.

For people like me, who like to drive an old Jaguar,  the anxiety levels before a test day are quite an experience. My 2004 2.7 Diesel engined S Type falls right in to this category. So the day before the test I cleaned, polished and tested the lights for deficient bulbs and checked the usual minor things that can be addressed by an unskilled enthusiast with little mechanical knowledge. A week before hand a new water pump had been fitted and I replaced 3 of the tyres.

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The Jaguar XJ 

This car has survived in many different guises since it first hit the scene back in the 60’s.  A product of Sir William, this model has passed the test of time, although the latest offering may not appeal to the older generation of Jaguar Enthusiast. It is seen as a leap to far and too technically advanced for some. The jury was still out with me on this but I must admit it’s hard not to like The 5lt Autobiography model shown here. 

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