Well, I made it there and back in the '38 SS, no problems. Put 40 miles on the trip meter. It was a rainy day so attendance was down. About 25 Jaguars, 200 or so other British. A lot of people said they liked the car and took pictures, and many said they were not aware of the Swallow Sidecar & Coachbuilding and SS Cars history. I won an award, People’s Choice Jaguar.
Last year we discussed the damper weighted front bumpers. There were three other cars at the show with these bumpers, two Bentleys from the mid '30s and a '39 six cylinder MG saloon.
We’ve read in some of the history books that the SS Jaguar was called the poor man’s Bentley when it came out. Here is a visual demonstration, my car with a '36 Thrupp & Maberley.