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1991 Jaguar XJR-15: Britain’s Fervent Feline

January 23, 2018
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Sotirios Bakaimis
Sotirios Bakaimis

congrats on the video. What a scenery!!!!!!!

Korey Craft
Korey Craft

One of my fav petrolicious films to date as well. Beautiful car on a beautiful landscape. What a miraculous place! Jas is a true gentleman delivering the message that too few “car enthusiasts” understand. Glad everyone here gets it though!

bclifto
bclifto

My favorite Petrolicious video to date. So well done. I got goosebumps when he started talking about the relationships he’s built with people and the friends he’s made, and the fact that it’s something he shares with his family. And what a guy. If the chance to have dinner with him came up at auction, I’d bid to win.

driveway
driveway

Well done. True gentleman. Fantastic car. Beautifully shot. For me, this makes the top 5 of the films you’ve produced. High-fives all around.

Michael Squeo
Michael Squeo

Great story, well told, beautifully photographed, incredible car. Wow.

Jim Loucks
Jim Loucks

One of my favorites.. Passion with humility and respect. Oh, and I love the car! Bravo..

Robert in LA
Robert in LA

Interesting to learn about progression of Peter Steven’s work from this car to the McLaren F1. You can see the similarity at a glance.

chad johnson
chad johnson

Beautiful video as always! As a someone from the south (BTW, some scenes in Franklin, TN) I loved the juxtaposition of this British supercar amongst the “country” surroundings of Tennessee.
I completely agree. I have yet to meet anyone among us “car-ie people” (Seinfeld) that isn’t fun to get to know, and I still have friends from 30 years ago I call to ask about what their projects are. Wonderful Community.

Jared
Jared

That SOUND! What a fantastic audio track.

Matt
Matt

Superb video as always! A perfect bit of motivation to start my day. I’m embarrassed to say, I knew absolutely nothing about this car before watching this, but WOW! Right up my alley. This man has a beautiful collection, and is clearly devoted to his hobby.

Dana Jennings
Dana Jennings

Fabulous cars, amazing country (would love to be able to drive to a store like that and have coffee and apple pie) and a heartwarming story. I think Jas is a man we would all love to have as a mate.
And of course, kudos to ‘Petrolicious’ for another fantastic video.

Alexandre Goncalves
Alexandre Goncalves

What can I say that hasn’t been said previously?..

Really inspiring – and it’s not just the car, but the message given as this short film draws to a close 🙂 Thanks to “Jas” and to Petrolicious!

PS: is it just me or there’s a dent in the nose of that E-Type? 🙂

Dennis White
Dennis White

Just a little patina!

John Cozzi
John Cozzi

Bravo, Wonderful piece.what t is all about! Love the car, love the man.

Paul Duesler
Paul Duesler

All the comments are spot on, great guy, gorgeous car, beautiful fall colors, stunning film, and that engine sounds unbelievably awesome. One of my favorite petrolicious films. You continue to raise the art.

Spencer Tillim

I saw a video of this car in Monterey for car week. Some guy was commenting to the owner about how this car is so much better looking than the xj220! Turns out the guy has one of those too!!!

2002Red996
2002Red996

I grew up on the mountains of the South East so I love seeing anything shot there . Thanks for sharing the location. I would love to see a section devoted to some of the details of the cars, people, and places in the films.
Don’t know if it was an intentional tie in but seeing his Rolex on the week of the Rolex 24 was kind of cool.

Matt
Matt

Which State is this? Would love to do a drive in these parts.

Paul Steel

Another great film, thanks. I drove from Nashville to New Orleans late last year and did some of the Natchez Trace on the route off highway 61, great place.. shame I was driving a Jeep though!

stavro
stavro

What a lovely man. Oozes humanity. I don’t think I have ever heard a better sound from any car…I am tingling ! Pure.

Valentine Lindsay
Valentine Lindsay

Lovely film, beautifully shot. A true enthusiast talking about an amazing car.

CruiseMulholland
CruiseMulholland

Extraordinary setting and photography. Wide and perfectly built country roads winding through the ‘Indian Summer’ colored forest … the ultimate playground for this awesome Jaguar V12 racer. A very convincing presentation of this automobile, its enthusiast owner and the following generation. Thumbs up for the storytelling and message… as well as the ethanol free gas!

Matt Henry
Matt Henry

An Indian man, driving a British car, talking about Le Mans, in the Southern US. I love this country.

canyon
canyon

GeeWiz Matt, at 23 responses ‘up’ … you might be in for a Petrol-Licious pair of gloves for your brief & rich response .. TopAward for a to the point statement .

Tony Piscitelli
Tony Piscitelli

This has to be my favorite Petrolicious film so far, and that’s saying something. Not only is the car fantastic (Jag guy myself), but this man has a great message about our passion for cars. Well done.

Larry Kirkpatrick
Larry Kirkpatrick

Great story. It is always wonderful to hear of the fellowship an owner has with their car and the road. This one of those true tales. I have an XJ on my shelf that I purchased many years ago as a tribute to what I wanted in my garage (same color I might add.) This gentleman owns many a man’s dreams. Congratulations!

Dennis White
Dennis White

You guys continue to top yourselves. An education about a fabulous car I had no knowledge of, a gorgeous part of the driving world, and a totally involving personal story. One of the best!

Joe Barthlow

great story!

Landroving
Landroving

Great film, especially the audio! The scenic road looks like the Natchez Trace to me, so I’m guessing it was closed for the shoot as they patrol the 45 mph speed limit quite heavily. Anyone else trying to figure out which everyday car that JAG/TVR sourced the tail lights from?

Robert in LA
Robert in LA

@Luna Yes. I think that you have it right. Mazda 626 lamps. Mazda has a bit of history with tail light lenses. As you may know their lens for the NA series MX5 found their way into the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.

http://www.moma.org/media/W1siZiIsIjEyOTU5MCJdLFsicCIsImNvbnZlcnQiLCItcmVzaXplIDIwMDB4MjAwMFx1MDAzZSJdXQ.jpg?sha=6c8d1d97b8189cd3

Mark Jordan
Mark Jordan

Correct, @Landroving – it is indeed the Natchez Trace, traversing Franklin in Williamson County, a half-hour south of Nashville. The opening shot of the car shows it parked outside Puckett’s Grocery, an old and popular landmark in the hamlet of Lieper’s Fork, and the video features the gorgeous Fall scenery and great driving roads around this part of the country. What a fabulous film! I’ll be looking for it, with Nas behind the wheel, on my next trip through. Thanks, Petrolicious – you’ve done it again.

Luna
Luna

Found it! Mazda 626 coupe

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Luna
Luna

I was wondering the same about the taillights… btw TVR (TreVoR Wilkinson) is a not the same company as TWR (Tom Walkinshaw Racing)

wing nut
wing nut

I can add nothing to what has already been said by those that have posted before me. Each of you hit every thought I had of this wonderful short film right on the head. A lovely piece of art both car and film.

Eric Roth
Eric Roth

The ending to this story is so perfect,the look his son had while starting the car along with the focus when revving the engine. Well that’s where it all starts that look, I think we all had that look or have seen it on people that will forever be car people. That look comes from the deepest part of your soul as a car guy or girl! Very well done capturing that.

Kelly Briffa
Kelly Briffa
It never ceases to inspire me. The attitude true car lovers have. No class or ranking, no level of wealth or want ever seem to matter. Its the love of the vehicle. From the guy who loves his Foxbody Mustang to the owner of the finest of automotive craftsmanship the world has ever known, we acknowledge we are all the same. Hot rodders to Bugatti owners see the world through their windshields as one in the same. I have to admit that all of the cars I see on this platform are not my cup of tea as one would… Read more »
canyon
canyon

Good point Kelly, and so true about the richness blended in a shared interest . I see it available outside the auto passion in many other incarnations such as the Autobon Society’s annual bird counts,gatherings here on the peninsula of water colorist,golfer’s,hikers,long distant runner’s and sailors. When I’m walking Carmel or Asilomar beach I try to keep in mind this bigger then life reality. We are capable of being like brother&sister,feeling our way along the worlds big paths as not only neighbors but family .

Alexandre Goncalves
Alexandre Goncalves

“Only if the rest of the world would follow the ways of the motorhead, it surely would be a better place.” So true….

Christijan Cuisinier Nesly

Hi all !… I was thinking :” – when I will find a model-kit of Jag XJR15 ?”… And Petrolicious made it… more : “in real” ! ! This design was so cool and elegant… ; the “nobelty” of the technical data are … majestic! 😉 … And another race car from Le Mans was inspired by it : the Nissan R390. I was talking about a time – not so far – when the race-cars were Art for the pleasure of the eyes…, ears, mind (!) and the heart.

Nate Crabtree
Nate Crabtree

Brilliant car, touching story, and a heart in the right place. A true petrolhead. Would love to meet him on a back road some day.

davidgoldman
davidgoldman

awesome guy, great story, and amazing car!!