Jaguar

Baypark 29 Dec 68 – Baypark International – Allcomers Feature saloons – Front Row - Paul Fahey #104 Mustang, Norm Beechey Chev Nova, Red Dawson Mustang Row 2 – Scott Wiseman #25 Jaguar E-Type, Spencer (Spinner) Black #92 Chev Camaro Photo Mike Feisst
JAGUAR: A RACING HISTORY IN NEW ZEALAND. PART 12 1967-1968

1967 – Ford Coupe Jag, Stuart Jag, the Mk2 continues, as does the Silcock XK120, and the ‘Bag Jag’  Tahunanui Beach, Nelson 31 Dec 66 and 2 Jan 67 - at Tahunanui Beach, Nelson, on 2 Jan 67, Bill Harris, who had won the NZ...

Pukekohe Wills Six-Hour 9 Oct 66 - Ernie Sprague #2 Jaguar Mk2 3.8 (Rego DS7029) leads Kerry Grant #6 Ford Zodiac Mk4, Denis Simmons #9 Zodiac Mk4, Ray Archibald #3 Jaguar Mk2 3.8 (Rego AD 74), Robbie Francevic #7 Zodiac Mk4, Tim Bailey #20 Fiat 1500, Rod Coppins #1 Jaguar Mk2 3.8 (Rego CT1666) - photo Shell Book 1967
JAGUAR: A RACING HISTORY IN NEW ZEALAND. PART 11B 1966

Pukekohe 8 Oct 66 – On 8 Oct 66 the annual Wills Three-Hour and Six-Hour races were once again staged at Pukekohe, and Motorman magazine of November 1966 reported on the two endurance races.  The 3-hour Gold Leaf Challenge was won by Paul Fahey/Jim Palmer...

Ruapuna (?) 1966 – Brent Hawes Tojeiro Jaguar now with wide rear tyres and rims – photo via Phil Benvin
JAGUAR: A RACING HISTORY IN NEW ZEALAND. PART 11A 1966

1966 – The Mk2, E-Type, ‘Bag-Jag’, Humber-Jag, Tojeiro Jag Pukekohe 8 Jan 66– At the 1966 NZIGP meeting held at Pukekohe on 8 Jan 66, Event 3 was a 6-lap ‘Saloon Car Scratch Race’ for over 1300cc cars and Ray Olenius entered his Jaguar 3.4.  The...

Dunedin 6 Feb 65 – a power-sliding Dave Silcock in his Jaguar XK120, just before crossing the bridge – photo Euan Sarginson in the Shell Book 1966
JAGUAR: A RACING HISTORY IN NEW ZEALAND. PART 10 1965

1965 – Jaguar Mk2s, Ford Consul Mk1 Jag, XK120s, ‘Bag Jag’, Tojeiro Jag, E-Type, Humber Jaguar, Ferrari-Jaguar GT Pukekohe 9 Jan 65 – At the 1965 NZIGP meeting held at Pukekohe on 9 Jan 65, Event 6 was the ‘Pukekohe Feature race for single-seaters’ over 10...

Renwick 16 Nov 63 - #43 Kerry Grant Cortina GT, #28 Ray Archibald Jaguar Mk2 3.8, #35 Ernie Sprague Ford Zephyr Mk3, #18 Ian Dow Jaguar Mk2 3.8 – photo Motorman December 1963
JAGUAR: A RACING HISTORY IN NEW ZEALAND. PART 9 1963-1964

1963 – Alfa Romeo P3 Jaguar, Jaguar D-Type, Jaguar Mk2 3.8, XK120, XK140, XK150, and Maserati 6CM-Jaguar Tahunanui Beach, Nelson, New Year 1962/63 – The Nelson Car Club staged the annual beach racing championship at Tahunanui Beach, Nelson, from 29 Dec 62 to 1 Jan 63....

Dunedin 28 Jan 61 – David Young Jaguar C-Type – photo booklet ‘Racing Round the Houses’
JAGUAR: A RACING HISTORY IN NEW ZEALAND. PART 8 1961-1962

1961 – The Tojeiro Jaguar, Jaguar C and D-Types, Maserati 6CM Jaguar, the Bagnall Jaguar, and a Jaguar Mk2 3.8 wins the National Saloon Car Title Ardmore 7 Jan 61 – The 1961 NZIGP meeting was held at Ardmore on 7 Jan 61. Having recently purchased...

Wigram 23 Jan 60 – Angus Hyslop Jaguar D-Type – 1st place in the Motor Racing Club Trophy & 3rd in the Sports Car race – photo P McFadden in ‘Wigram 1949-1994’
JAGUAR: A RACING HISTORY IN NEW ZEALAND. PART 7 1960

1960 –The C-Type, D-Type and Tojeiro continue, plus enter the Mk2 3.8 saloon Ardmore 9 Jan 60 - At the 1960 NZIGP meeting held at Ardmore on 9 Jan 60, three Jaguar, or Jaguar-powered, cars were entered in Event 5, the 12 lap Ardmore Sports Car...

Waimate 31 Jan 59 - Turn 1 from Queen St into Victoria Terrace - #1 David Young Jaguar C-Type, #54 George Lawton Cooper T39 Climax - photo Terry Marshall Archive
JAGUAR: A RACING HISTORY IN NEW ZEALAND. PART 6 1959

1959 – Keeping the Jaguar flag flying with the XK120, XK150, D-Type, Tojeiro, and ‘Mk1’ saloon Ardmore 10 Jan 59 – The 1959 NZIGP meeting was held at Ardmore on 10 Jan 59. Following an opening race for motor cycle machines up to 350cc, Event 2...

Wigram 25 Jan 58 – Archie Scott-Brown in his Lister Jaguar. Archie was born with a deformed lower right arm, and he had no right hand, yet he drove with much speed and skill – photo Peter Greenslade in ‘Powered by Jaguar’ by Doug Nye page 105.
JAGUAR: A RACING HISTORY IN NEW ZEALAND. PART 5 1958

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Ryal Bush 16 Feb 57 – Frank and Betty Cantwell with their Jaguar XK140 Fixed Head Coupe – photo Cantwell Collection via Phil Benvin
JAGUAR: A RACING HISTORY IN NEW ZEALAND. PART 4 1957

1957 – Jaguar MKVII, XK120, XK140, D-Type, Bugatti T35A Jaguar, and the ‘Mk1’ 2.4 and 3.4 saloon Ardmore 12 Jan 57 – Event 1 on the programme at the 1957 NZIGP meeting, held on 12 Jan 57 at Ardmore, was a 25 lap Saloon Car race...

Ryal Bush 11 Feb 56 – in front on right #37 Mrs June Monk Triumph TR2, #14 J.B. Moodie Jay Jay Special, #20 Irving Hayes Jaguar XK120, #35 R. McDonald Allard J2 – photo via Graham Woods
JAGUAR: A RACING HISTORY IN NEW ZEALAND. PART 3 1956

1956 – XK120s, MKVIIs, C-Type, and Jaguar-powered cars aplenty Ardmore 7 Jan 56 - At the NZIGP meeting held at Ardmore on 7 Jan 56, there were a number of cars with Jaguar engines: Englishman Leslie Marr entered a Connaught B-type (Chassis B3) fitted with a...

Ardmore 9 Jan 54 – from the left, #31 Don Sutherland De Soto Special, #27 Bill Lee Cooper MKVI-JAP, #32 Ray Archibald Jaguar XK120 – photo by Ross Tillson in Jim Barclay Collection
Jaguar: A Racing History in New Zealand. Part 2 1954-1955

1954 – the Archibald XK120, a MkV saloon, an XK120C (C-Type), and Jaguar engines power other cars   Scott Thomson in his book ‘Up to Speed’, at page 179, said under the title ‘Where to Next?’:- “Even the fastest sports cars, the Jaguars, were now hopelessly...