FEBRUARY 1979 – Exact Date Unknown
JAGUAR – It is decided to divorce the slant-six power unit AJ6 from the vehicle project XJ40 ‘to ensure that the engine proceeds as quickly as possible’ – if necessary ahead of XJ40 , for which ‘ease of manufacture’ is now considered as the priority .
Jim Randle publishes a highly technical concept paper on sports cars of the future .
Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...
Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.