Monday, December 13, 2010

Farewell, Tom Walkinshaw

Tom Walkinshaw, race driver, team owner and car constructor passed away yesterday after a long fight with cancer. He was 64.

Walkinshaw was well-known among Jaguar enthusiasts as the developer of a number of the marque's most famous competition cars. Among them, the XJ-S as raced in the UK and Australia and the XJR-9s that won LeMans in 1988 and 1990. He was also associated with the Rover marque, running a team of Rover Vitesses in the British Touring Car Championship.

Here is a video of Walkinshaw hustling an XJ-S around the awesome Mount Panorama circuit in Australia:

This is post number 300 on the blog.  

1 comment:

  1. Awesome driving.... definitely on the edge. I think I could do that though. :-)


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