Emilio J. Lezcano

Journalist - Editor - Photographer Professional Race Car Driver


JagBook[1] Developing the Legend

 Paul Skilleter with Norman Dewis

 P J Publishing Ltd.

This is a story both of personal achievement and of a heroic
period in Jaguar’s history.  In a career spanning 33 years at Jaguar,  Norman Dewis tested and developed a remarkable series  of cars including:

C-type  –  D-type  –  XK 140/150  –  2.4/3.4 and Mk 22 saloons
Mk  VII/Mk   VIIM     –    E-type    –   XJ13    –    XJ/XJ-S  –   XJ40

Plus, he rode with Stirling Moss in a C-type in the 1952 Mille Miglia, drove a 190mph works D-type  in  the  highly  dramatic 1955 Le Mans, raced in the Goodwood 9 Hours, and set an amazing 173 mph production car record at Jabbeke in Belgium with an XK 120. Completing over a million test miles at 100mph-plus average, Norman Dewis also played a crucial role developing the revolutionary Dunlop disc brake, and survived high-speed crashes and roll-overs in the days before seat-belts – and without ever breaking a single bone.

Filled  with  personal  insights  and  fascinating technical details,  this book tells the unique story of a great Jaguar character and the equally great cars he worked with.


New York International Auto Show 2011

Por Emilio J. Lezcano -carsNtravel.com

En el año 1900, el New York International Automobile Show presentó sus credenciales como uno de los mejores eventos de exhibición de la industria automovilística en América del Norte.  Durante más de 100 años de vida, y cruzando difíciles épocas como la gran depresión, guerras, crisis del petróleo y recesión, hoy día continua presentando todo lo nuevo en el mundo  automotriz.

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