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timbo48

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626 posts

62 months

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Was impressed by the quality turnout for the LM Group C support race but noticed a complete absence of Jaguars, apart from the Bob Tulius car that is. Was there any reason for this? Rather like watching a F1 race without Ferraris.

Rude-boy

17,907 posts

113 months

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I do not have the information from the horse's mouth but 3rd hand. It has been suggested that recent use and age has meant a number of important parts have reached the end of their working life. There are no spares for these parts as all have been used.

I believe that the various owners are working on the solution to the problem they all face and it is a question of time and money before they are seen in anger again, other than the odd static display or one off special appearance.

groomi

8,802 posts

123 months

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Not quite the same as being on track, but the '88 winning no.2 XJR-9 was centre display at the museum. I had a good nose around this car as it was the very car that got a ten year old Cub Scout obsessed by sportscar racing during a visit to Browns Lane later that year. biggrin


timbo48

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626 posts

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Thanks for the info. I suppose that makes sense (makes me think of the Battle of Britain flight Lancaster that has only a certain number of flying hours left on its airframe). Lets hope that the parts can be made and financed so that we can see them again and they don't end up as museum pieces.

ellis427

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59 months

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as said above to do with spares, however i've read it's more specifically a lack of blocks about to use in the big jags. whether thats true or not i'm not sure, however would explain why the cars are all missing. Justin law's xjr8/9 will be at GoodWood FOS to set fastest time... again
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Rude-boy

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ellis427 said:
...it's more specifically a lack of blocks about to use in the big jags...
Was about what I was told by someone who should know when I asked them why they had no big cats to play with over a bottle of Saumur a couple of weeks back.

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