Breaking! JCB Drops Jaguar Bid, Indicates Ford Looking For A Package Deal With Land Rover

The Brit-based construction machinery company and lovers of jazz hands, JCB, has reportedly decided to cut and run from the pursuit of FoMoCo's Jaguar division. JCB spokesman Daniel Ward and Sir Anthony Bamford, chairman of the company, both confirmed today JCB is ceasing talks with Ford leadership after it was… »10/16/06 11:35am10/16/06 11:35am

A New Cat Diesel? JCB's Bamford Says He'd Buy Jaguar

What would a Jaguar XJ bulldozer look like? We may soon have an answer. Hot on his company's diesel speed record victory — 333 mph was the latest in the Dieselmax march-to-400 mph sweepstakes — Sir Anthony Bamford, CEO of JCB, is making headlines this morning by saying he'd be interested in buying Jaguar from Ford if… »8/24/06 10:13am8/24/06 10:13am

Oil Burner Smokes the Salt: Dieselmax Hits 300 mph in Bonneville

Those daring young Brits and their smelly rocket, the JCB Dieselmax, rocked the Bonneville Salt Flats yesterday, breaking 300 mph for the first time. Wing Commander Andy Green took the diesel-powered streamliner to 308 mph — and he says there's room to spare. While the only glitch was a parachute that failed to open,… »8/18/06 8:20am8/18/06 8:20am