A quick bit of history - The Stag opened up new markets for British Leyland – the company was well served with both Triumph and MG sports cars, but the Stag was something else again: a grand tourer. Essentially, the Stag created a market niche and although it was phased out in 1977 after a production run of nearly 26,000, it is still viewed as the quintessential British classic sports car.
L'operazione alla mano sinistra è perfettamente riuscita, ma il tempo di recupero abbastanza lungo ha obbligato la Honda a preferire di non rischiarlo nei test di Sepang, per averlo al meglio al primo appuntamento del Motomondiale in Qatar.
Una brutta tegola per il maiorchino, che aveva bisogno di adattarsi con la nuova moto.
Blue Monday with this stunning blue Jaguar XKSS from the magnificent collection of @louwmanmuseum. 💙💙💙🇬🇧 When Jaguar withdrew from racing in 1956 they converted their remaining race cars into a street version with chromed bumpers, a canvas hood, and a windscreen to make it fit for use on the public roads. They renamed this street version of the D-type race car the Jaguar XKSS. Because of a fire in the Jaguar factory in Coventry in 1957 a number of XKSS’s were destroyed and only 16 Jaguars XKSS came on the market. One of these rare Jaguars XKSS was purchased by Steve McQueen and can be seen in some of William Claxton’s photos of the actor that were published by book publisher @taschen. I actually have the original photo at home of Steve driving his Jaguar XKSS on Mulholland Drive which was on the cover of the Taschen book. Unfortunately I do not own the car itself but a beautiful XKSS can be enjoyed at the Louwman museum in The Netherlands which has one of the greatest vintage car collections in the world. The way the whole museum is set up, with an extreme attention to detail, a wonderful collection of vintage posters and car related collectibles and with so much love and care for these fine automobiles, is just stunning. I cannot give enough praise! Photograph by @travelinggentleman 🎩🍸 #stevemcqueen#jaguar#kingofcool#vintagejaguar#jaguarxkss#classiccar#louwmanmuseum#vintagecar#british#therake