“The Jaguar XK 120 in Competition” by Dr James Fraser

(Terry McGrath) #1

If you only buy one Jaguar book this year this is the book to buy
“The Jaguar XK 120 in Competition” by Dr James Fraser

We are delighted to announce that Mrs Pat Quinn, formerly Pat Appleyard and the elder daughter of Sir William and Lady Lyons, has very kindly agreed to sign the special slip-cased editions of our forthcoming major new book. No-one better, as with her then husband, the late Ian Appleyard, she took the Jaguar name to the top of international rallying in the early 1950s. Her favourite Jaguar was of course NUB 120, with which they won the first-ever Alpine Gold Cup.
We are equally pleased to announce that Robert E. Berry has also kindly greed to sign the leather editions. While working in Jaguar’s PR department at the time, Bob Berry prepared and raced the quickest XK 120 on the circuits in the mid-1950s, MWK 120 carrying one of the ‘LT’ lightweight Le Mans bodies.

The book has now gone to press and copies will be with us by mid/late November, in plenty of time for pre-Christmas delivery (including to Europe). When they have arrived, we aim to notify by e-mail all those who have expressed interest, and will issue a Newsletter just prior to publication. Meanwhile please keep an eye on our web site which already contains a description and sample pages.

Delays in getting the book completed has allowed further research and the book has grown from 300-odd pages to nearly 500… We have also added hundreds more high-quality period photographs, including ultra-rare early 1950s colour pictures from master photographers such as Klemantaski and Guy Griffiths.

Along with this pictorial record, several hundred cars are listed variously by registration number, chassis number and driver – thanks not least to ace XK recorder David Bentley. For the serious XK 120 enthusiast the value of these tables alone are probably worth the price .

Only 550 will be available on general sale, plus the 120 slip-cased leather-bound signed and numbered editions mentioned above. These special editions will never be re-issued, and reprinting the standard edition is not anticipated, so this will be a once-only chance to own this book

The standard edition will be GBP245.00, and as we consider that as it contains far more information than that in books from some other publishers who ask double this amount, we consider this very good value.

The leather slip-cased edition will be GBP395.00, and will be signed by the author, Pat Quinn and Bob Berry.


Copies are only available through the publisher

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