My Email address
Unfortunately I had to remove the link to my E-mail address due to problems with spam! I
welcome genuine inquiries and comments from fellow enthusiasts so to overcome spam I provide my E-mail address as a graphic.
Note: You cannot “click on” this to automatically place it in your E-mail program. Open your E-mail and type the address in
the “TO” box. Apologies for this but it overcomes spam which is a huge problem!
Introducing the owner
I thought I would add a little bit about myself just to give a little perspective to these Web pages.
In 1982, while racing Super Karts, I had a serious accident that damaged my spinal
cord and left me a paraplegic. Using a wheelchair for my mobility hasn’t slowed me down and over the years I have played top level wheelchair basketball, travelled
Australia & overseas and built a career in senior management.
Getting a bit more mature, with no kids at home and a bit of money available I decided
it was time to indulge in the classic cars that I had admired for years. I had been to the car shows, concourses and show and shines etc. and I had read all the relevant
magazines from cover to cover since before I could drive.
Now was the time to take the plunge and buy a classic/collectible car that I could be proud of - not just everyday transport
but a car to be admired and saved for future generations that would only come out of the garage on sunny weekends.
I had trained as a Panel Beater in the 70’s but hadn’t worked in the trade for over 20 years.
The skills were still there and I had the enthusiasm to do a minor restoration or repaint. The
wheelchair does make it a bit more difficult to handle some of the large, heavy or awkward work but I could still handle most of it - although generally at a reduced pace (pictures).
The final decision to undertake the restoration was made when a good friend put up his hand to
help with the more difficult aspects of the work. Malcolm is also a car and motorcycle enthusiast
and he saw his involvement in this project as his way of “owning” a classic Jaguar restoration.
He has done a magnificent job of restoring a mid 70’s Suzuki motorcycle and I must admit that without Malcolm’s help the Jag restoration would not have been possible.
So there you have a bit of background on me. I hope your visit to this site
was informative and entertaining. Feel free to E-mail me with any comments, suggestions or questions.
Proud Jaguar XJC owner & restorer