Friday, February 18, 2011

Jaguar Factory Fire Video

Readers of these humble scribblings know by now that I can't stay away from the fabulous British Pathé web site. All manner of historic British newsreel footage is cataloged there and it is an easy search to find what you're looking for. This time I wanted to share the news item about the aftermath of the Jaguar factory fire of February 1957.

Jaguar enthusiasts will remember that this event put an end to the production of Jaguar's racer tamed for the road - the XK-SS. Just 16 of the 100 planned cars were completed before the the fire destroyed the tooling, assembly fixtures and partially completed cars. 

Try not to cut yourself on the narrator's diction. 


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