My Email address
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” this to automatically place in an E-mail program. Open your E-mail and type address in the “TO” box.
Apologies for this but it overcomes spam which is a growing problem!
Introducing the owner
Here is a 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 much and over the years I have undertaken a number of interesting projects in my “Man-Cave”.
Being 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.
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. Mal 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.
I hope your visit to this site is informative and entertaining. Feel free to E-mail me with any comments, suggestions or questions.
Proud (previous) Jaguar XJC owner & restorer