Last night's Mad Men was filled with Jaguars. Lots and lots of Jaguars. Let's drool over the cars that will keep the show's impermeable cool intact, even as its characters get on to the uglier years of the ‘60s.
If you were looking for a sports car in the early 1960s it appears Coyle-Hampton Motors in El Cerrito, Ca wouldn't have been a bad place to start. We can't find one item on their lot that wasn't a little bit interesting or exotic even when it was a used car.
Five decades ago, inside a grand villa off Lake Geneva, Jaguar unveiled the E-Type. Journos got so heated that Sir William Lyons ordered another be delivered from Coventry for demo runs. Test driver Norman Dewis did the honors.
UK photographer James Lipman has shot for every one of those glossy Britmags we've all spent our lunch money on. Again, he takes our breath away. The 1600-px version is here and the giganto-desktop version is on our Facebook page.
It’s not like England’s greatest phallic sports car needed any visual gags to make it more obvious, but watch what happens when the great French comic actor Louis de Funès gives it the Gallic treatment.