POTW: Jag XJS at Goodwood


The cloud of tyre smoke left by Morgan's Matt Humphreys in the Plus 8 looked like a good bet for the coveted 'most spirited getaway' award from Wednesday's Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival press day. But it seems he was pipped to the celebrated title by Alex Buncombe in the mighty V12 XJS, recorded in fine style in this super crisp photo from Goodwood.

Look carefully and you can actually see the massive side exhausts blasting straw out of the bales beside the track, this being the second time Jaguar has won this title after Anthony Reid set light to a set of rear tyres in the XFR last year.

And if the picture alone isn't enough we can combine POTW with Time For Tea? and share with you a fabulous bit of footage of Tom Walkinshaw manhandling the XJS round Bathurst. As the commentator says, 'here comes the boss!', this actual car - chassis number five of seven - actually raced around Mt Panorama itself.

 

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  • dave stew 17 Mar 2012

    I remember that Bathurst race, it was a great era with loads of in car footage when that sort of thing was quite rare. Dick Johnson in the (I think) XF Falcon too.

  • Whiters 17 Mar 2012

    Rarely a month goes by that I don't watch that video. A wonderful car from a great era.

    Great pic too. Hope to see and hear this at FoS.

  • angusc43 17 Mar 2012

    Whiters said:
    Rarely a month goes by that I don't watch that video. A wonderful car from a great era.

    Great pic too. Hope to see and hear this at FoS.
    I never get tired of that footage either.

    What do we get these days? FWD shopping trolleys in BTCC and diesels at Le Mans......please, give us back some real cars.



  • BBS-LM 17 Mar 2012

    I was down at Brand Hatch last month and watched a load of these XJS blast around the track, they do make a very nice noise, and quit rapid for there size, there was also a Ford GT which look very good to.

  • soad 17 Mar 2012

    Great car, great sound, great track.
    Some damn good driving too thumbup

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