Mk1 Jag to be disinterred after 35 years for special event

| 19 Oct 2013

Owners and cars are coming from as far away as New Zealand for the second Jaguar Mk1 day.

The event, which will include talks from Norman Dewis and Win Percy, will be hosted by noted enthusiast Nigel Webb at his Mike Hawthorn Museum on 13 April and some fascinating cars and stories have come to light since entries opened.

For example, Joel Mutton (main image) was given his Mark 1 by his father when he was just seven years old. But, after being shown at a few events in the early 1970s, the car was put into storage for more than 35 years. A month ago, Mutton finally disinterred the Jaguar and now plans to sympathetically restore it in time for the event.

The response from New Zealand came from Brian Devlin (car above) while another early sign-up is John Dillamore, who bought his example at auction just three weeks ago and is now tracing the car's history.

Even Mk1 owners whose cars will not be on the road at the time of the event are welcome; register your interest by emailing or phoning 07836 687898.