Today is an important day for Jaguar – it’s 75 years to the day the famous British marque was founded.
To mark the occasion, a group of 75 individually-numbered, iconic Jaguars from across the years made a two-day journey from Coventry to Goodwood. This exclusive celebration drive, started in Coventry at 10.30am on Friday 17th September, took in London’s May Fair hotel – site of the original Jaguar model launch in 1935 – and finished at the UK’s largest heritage motor festival, the Goodwood Revival on Saturday 18th.
Most cars were privately-owned examples, driven by their owners, joined by some of the most famous cars from Jaguar’s own heritage collection, including the E-Type, C-Type, pre-war SS Jaguar saloons and a selection of its latest models.
Launched to coincide with the drive, an iPhone and iPad app charting the 75 years of the British marque’s history is available to download now.
This ‘Jaguar 75’ app pulls together a host of materials that tell the company’s story of making beautiful fast cars over the past 75 years through the people and machines that have made it a British motoring icon – including the SS 2.5-litre Saloon, XK120, C-Type, D-Type, XKSS, MKII, E-Type, XJ13, XJ6, XJ-S, XJR-9, XJ220, XK8, XK, XF and XJ.[styledbox type=”general” width=”600″ align=”center”]Watch the Jaguar 75th anniversary video on SkiddPlayer[/styledbox]
We’ve chosen a few of the iconic Jaguars from years gone by in our small gallery beneath, but you can view every Jaguar made by downloading the Jaguar 75 app from iTunes by clicking here. Be sure to also check out the official seventy five years of Jaguar official site by clicking here. Happy 75th birthday Jaguar.