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41 Comments on "1991 Jaguar XJR-15: Britain’s Fervent Feline"
congrats on the video. What a scenery!!!!!!!
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!
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.
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.
Great story, well told, beautifully photographed, incredible car. Wow.
One of my favorites.. Passion with humility and respect. Oh, and I love the car! Bravo..
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.
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.
That SOUND! What a fantastic audio track.
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.
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.
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? 🙂
Just a little patina!
Bravo, Wonderful piece.what t is all about! Love the car, love the man.
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.
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!!!
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.
Which State is this? Would love to do a drive in these parts.
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!
What a lovely man. Oozes humanity. I don’t think I have ever heard a better sound from any car…I am tingling ! Pure.
Lovely film, beautifully shot. A true enthusiast talking about an amazing car.
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!
An Indian man, driving a British car, talking about Le Mans, in the Southern US. I love this country.
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 .
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.
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!
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!
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?
@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.
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.
Found it! Mazda 626 coupe
I was wondering the same about the taillights… btw TVR (TreVoR Wilkinson) is a not the same company as TWR (Tom Walkinshaw Racing)
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.
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.
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 .
“Only if the rest of the world would follow the ways of the motorhead, it surely would be a better place.” So true….
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.
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.
awesome guy, great story, and amazing car!!
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