Last Call- Thanks Jaguar Edition

Cheers, mate!
Cheers, mate!

After a long day hoofing around the LA Convention Center, listening to auto maker reps talk up the 36 airbags their “class-leader” has, and how each is uniquely poised to lead us out of the financial abyss, it’s nice to find that the Jaguar booth remains a bastion of civility and hospitality, just as are their cars.

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  1. Deartháir Avatar

    I believe Jaguar calls that model the XBR.
    I'm sorry, that was a terrible joke.

    1. Age_of_Aerostar Avatar

      as in XBR me ASAP?

  2. CptSevere Avatar

    Now that's class. Leave it to the Brits.

  3. Jeff Glucker Avatar
    Jeff Glucker

    They had Newcastle and Bass for their beer choices… Jaguar always does it nice.
    With the day job, on day one we tagged on to the end of Kia's press conference to announce of first ever Car of the Year (the Kia Forte)… and I had two champagne flutes placed in my hands…
    Bottoms up!

    1. CptSevere Avatar

      As long as they weren't filled with soju. That shit's nasty.

    2. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

      What else are you supposed to do at trade shows… wander around, look intelligent, drink beer.

  4. engineerd Avatar

    It's a sad commentary on society when the most hoonerific part of an auto show is beer. But it's OK, because it's by a Jaaaaaag.

    1. scroggzilla Avatar

      [youtube 7eWIrBOc3zE youtube]

      1. Alff Avatar

        Wow. My father, explained, even though he's given over the Jaaaag for an A8.

      2. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

        I was in tears the first time I saw that, now I have to go watch it again.

  5. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

    So for the daily off topic…
    Does anyone wake up obsessed over a vehicle you sold many years ago? Enough so you go hunting the Internets for a similar or that very same one? Thinking "boy, knowing what I know now I could really do some neat things… if I had it back. And had money. And a place to work on it. And…"
    Maybe my OCD is kicked into antsy this morning.

    1. SSurfer321 Avatar

      Anyone on this site that hasn't lusted for "the one that got away" cannot consider him/herself a true Hoon.
      Only when waking up from dreaming about Ms. Murilee do you need to start worrying

      1. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

        I don't know, she has nice legs <img src=>

      2. faster,Tobias! Avatar

        Yup, my '68 Fiat Spider. Rings went when I was in university and as I couldn't afford to have them done, and not wanting to run the car into the ground, I sold it to a more affluent friend. In an effort to recapture some of the magic moments I had in that car I bought, post-divorce and nine years later, a '82 Alfa Romeo Spider. Alas, it just wasn't the same. I should have known you can never go back.

    2. engineerd Avatar

      Yep. My '87 Ford Crown Vic wagon. My wife is glad that one got away.

      1. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

        My wife is happy that my obsession has left also. But it was such a fun truck.

        1. engineerd Avatar

          The wagon was gone long before I met Mrs. engineerd. She's grateful for that. She's not a fan of wagons, and doesn't understand my obsession with them. Oh well. I guess we don't have to agree on everything.

          1. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

            but wagon's are the shiznit! My wife specifically asked for one.

    3. BGW, Capt (Ret.) Avatar

      It's not even my car, but my older brother's; I think I was 10 or 12 when he sold it: 1974 Mazda RX4. A deathtrap in almost every sense of the word, but damn I'd love to have that thing. I'd probably lead to eyesore citations from the city, noise complaints from the neighbors, environmental citation by the EPA and, eventually, divorce… but still.

    4. Alff Avatar

      I have two of those, both of which generate a certain amount of shame… 1980 Rabbit Convertible and 1993 F-150 XLT long bed extended cab 4×4.

    5. Target29 Avatar

      Yes, my '69 Cutlass Supreme. The wheel wells were rusted out and I didn't know anyone who was or had a welder.

      1. JeepyJayhawk Avatar
    6. Kogashiwa Avatar

      But of course. My '91 MR2. Straight from Japan with the proper 3S-GE in it, no Camry motor, 15 years old and looked and drove like new. 16" Volk wheels that suited it perfectly. If the exotic (for this area anyway) looks didn't get people's attention the RHD usually did.
      Sold it because I thought I needed more space. Idiot. I want another …
      Wait, here's a pic:
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    7. ptschett Avatar

      Twinges of this have kept me from replacing the T-bird. I've seen it in action with my dad and his black 1968 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 pillared coupe that he had to sell before I was born for reasons that must have been good at the time. When I saw a nice '68 Cutlass S convertible at a classic car shop he bought that car two days later, and asked the proprietor to watch for a 4-4-2 like his old car.