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"An almost religous experience"
Tom Ford gets to grips with the Eagle Speedster in Miami
It's difficult to précis this article, so we thought we'd accompany some of James Lipman's extraordinary photography with some of Tom's quotes. You can read the full article in this month's Top Gear Magazine which is available now.
The nose is less a bonnet and more a prow: eager, immense and beautiful. Launches like a proverbial scalded cat.
The finest interpretation of the character of old with the usability of new I have ever come across. There's instant reaction to the throttle, a crash of induction and then delicious, mechanical roar.
The most attention grabbing car in Miami. Drive the Eagle and you become instantly famous and universally adored. The world's most incredible automotive humblebrag.
A car you drive for the sheer hell of it, get up early for, possibly just sit and look at. When you get out of something wishing you could really own it, keep it forever and hand it down to your kids. It's not quite a religious experience but it comes damn close.
The London Classic Car Show - a great success!
We were delighted by the success of the 1st London Classic Car Show.
It was great to see many of our current clients, and the whole show was stacked with celebrities and us normal folk too, enjoying a wonderful selection of classic marques and some brilliant displays. Martin Brundle was kept busy with questions about his career, and his E-Type, and it was great to welcome some famous names to our stand, including James May.
Next year promises to be even bigger and better, with the floor area increasing by 50% due to demand. It's starting to look like London may have gained it's equivalent of Retromobile or the Essen Techno-Classica. We have booked our stand for 2016 already - so we'll see you there.
The beautiful Eagle 25 sold over the weekend too!
Meet a racing legend - Martin Brundle at the London Classic Car Show
Eagle will be strongly featured at the London Classic Car Show that's taking place at Excel in London between the 8th and 11th of January 2015 - with a great selection of E-Types including Martin Brundle's Eagle E-Type.
Martin will be joining us between 5.30 and 7.30pm on the 8th, so if you want to meet a racing legend, here’s a great opportunity!
The Eagle Low Drag GT on Top Gear
The Eagle Low Drag GT features in a major segment in the new series of Top Gear that starts on Sunday 25th January. We'll advise when we're sure of the transmission date of the episode it's featured in.
The Eagle Speedster reviewed by John McLaren for Germanys VOX TV Auto Mobil show.
John McLaren commissioned Eagle E-Type No.1 over twenty years ago. He visited us recently in that very first Eagle - enabling a direct comparison between the very first and our latest evolutions - the Eagle Speedster.
Eagle at the London Classic Car Show
Eagle will be strongly featured at the London Classic Car Show that's taking place at EXCEL in London between the 8th and 11th January 2015. We'll be featuring a full selection of E-Types including the Eagle E-Type, the 'one of a kind' Eagle Low Drag GT and a certain Top Gear presenters favourite car - the Eagle Speedster.
The Eagle E-Type (a 1966 4.2 Roadster) will be driving the Grand Avenue, and there will be plenty of fine examples of 'the most beautiful car ever made' you can feast your eyes on - including Martin Brundle's Eagle E-Type.
We'll see you there!
Eagle E-Types feature in Jaguar World
Malcolm Griffiths photoshoot for Eagle
Eagle in Halycon - the Harrods Aviation magazine
A very complimentary and in-depth feature on Eagle is in Halycon, the inflight magazine of Harrods Aviation. You can read the latest issue with the Eagle feature here.
Mark Bramley wins the 2014 International Photography Awards with the Low Drag GT.
He took the winning set inside the Hush House jet engine testing hanger at RAF Bentwaters. See behind the scenes shots on our Facebook page.
The video from the visit by Automoto, the popular French motoring programme has gone live.
Presenter Jean-Pierre Gagick and camera man Davide Beaucaire flew over from Paris for two days of shooting - with a beautiful sunny day at Beachy Head to start followed by another day down here at Eagle. For those who don't speak French it's still an interesting look 'behind the scenes' and then there's that engine note...
Paris to Madrid Rally 2014
Congratulations to Marc Gordon and his daughter Rosa who completed the Paris to Madrid Rally that took place between 22-25 May 2014. They drove their 1966 Series 1 4.2 and were kind enough to send us some photos of their latest adventure.
Fitting the Speedster screen
Each Speedster screen is created using custom bonded glass to achieve that beautiful curved profile. When it comes to the fitting we trust our friends at JP Windshields with the precision job.
Forty years ago on the 12th of June 1974 production of the Jaguar E-Type ended and this remarkable Roadster was one of just a handful to have been built on that very day.
The last 50 E-Type chassis were earmarked as special Commemorative editions to celebrate the model’s longevity, sales success and cultural impact. Each was identical, made with right-hand drive, with Roadster bodies and finished in a distinctive Black paintwork over Cinnamon leather. Of the 50 Commemoratives this particular example was number 45 and, as such, the sixth to last E-Type ever made.
For us at Eagle it is thoroughly exciting to be able to offer this historically important Commemorative, which is quite possibly the latest example on the open market.
Ben Oliver from CAR Magazine reviews the Low Drag GT and finds "Like a Lamborghini Miura, the joy of driving it comes as much from the knowledge that you're piloting that extraordinary shape through the scenery; you feel like you're performing a public service."
On Thursday 29th May 2014, the charities Aspire and Hope for Tomorrow will be hosting a very special dinner celebrating the Le Mans 24 Hour Race - the most famous endurance race in the world - and the Eagle Speedster will be on display.
John McLaren & Eagle on German Television
Phil Heimlich from the German television channel VOX has been over at Eagle doing a story for the popular Auto Mobil programme. They spent some time filming the workshops and showrooms but predominantly focused on British author John McLaren arriving in his car, Eagle E-Type No.1, and then test driving the Speedster as if he was a potential buyer.
John is a key fixture in the history of Eagle. When he first visited us in 1991, he owned a 'conventionally restored' E-type from elsewhere but was disappointed. He asked if we could restore him an E-Type without compromise - and upgrade it to be more reliable with increased performance. This was Eagle E-Type No.1.
Motorhead Magazine visit Eagle
Norihide Tohyama and Maruo Kono are visiting Eagle from Motorhead in Japan. Maruo is the top photographer on this brilliant lifestyle & culture magazine, so we're expecting some great pictures which we'll update here as soon as we can.
CAR magazine video shoot
Back to Beachy Head with Chris Chilton, the writer and presenter from CAR magazine who travelled down for the upcoming feature on the Low Drag GT. They were not as lucky with the weather as our French friends. We'll update here as soon as the feature is published.
Jean-Pierre Gagick and camera man Davide Beaucaire flew over from Paris for Automoto -the most popular motoring programme in France. See more here.
Around and about Eagle in April 2014
Martin Brundle & his Eagle
We recently built racing legend and F1 commentator Martin Brundle an S1 4.2 Coupe to his personal specification and finished in Black with Tan leather. The maiden voyage was from the Silverstone Grand Prix to Italy via the Alps!
The Sunday Times reviews the Eagle Speedster
Until recently the Head of MI5, Sir Jonathan Evans now writes an occasional column on classic cars for The Sunday Times. We recently went down to Brighton for the photoshoot and we'll feature his review soon.
The Eagle Low Drag GT to feature in CAR magazine
We're delighted to announce that CAR magazine will shortly be running a feature on Eagle and the Low Drag GT.
We'll feature the review in detail here as soon as possible.
Henry Catchpole & EVO
The stunning photography of Dean Smith works well with Mr. Catchpole's eloquence in describing the Low Drag GT. The magazine is on the shelves now and we have to say, we're thrilled with the piece. Hopefully you can see it online soon as well.
Heading off to the sunshine..
Speedster No.3 is (carefully) heading off to a new home in the sun, and the ever-reliable Andrew Batt from Silver Transport is handling the delicate task. Our very own Steve Head can be seen carefully loading No.3 ready for the start of an epic journey.
Andrew Frankel in Autocar
A very enthusiastic review from Andrew Frankel in Autocar reinforces yet again the amazing reaction of the motoring press to the Low Drag GT. You can read the précis here, or even better invest in a copy of Autocar for the full story.
The world of Eagle E-Types
Behind the scenes and across the world!
Simon Cowell buys an Eagle Lightweight Speedster
The Bugatti Veyron has gone, and instead Mr. Cowell has opted for our Lightweight Speedster which we're sending out to the USA for him.
He came down to take a look, and seems rather happy as his recent Tweet attests.
Henry Catchpole winds the Low Drag round the lanes of the Ashdown Forest in Sussex, and waxes rather lyrical about it's qualities.
It's a great film from EVO and very much worth a watch.
Eagle E-Type 27 appears on Channel 4
Featured in the Channel 4 documentary 'How to Be a Billionaire', Eagle E-Type No. 27 gets plenty of screen time. You can catch up with the programme here.
And you really don't need to be a Billionaire to buy an Eagle E-Type.
An E-Type with the benefit of hindsight? Every sweeping, snarling, gorgeous inch of it.
Andrew Frankel, Autocar, March 2014
The new 'responsive' Eagle website is here
The new site brings together everything about Eagle in one place, and works as well on your mobile phone as it does on your iPad or computer. As ever, it's built by our friends at Oxygen.
Jason Barlow gets behind the wheel and does seem rather impressed with the whole thing. You can read his review and impressions of the Low Drag here.
The assembly of Speedster No.4 begins
The assembly of Speedster No.4 is underway - and here's a very brief taster of the colour, which we love. We'll be following the build on the site step by step.
The Daily Telegraph, Chris Evans for the Mail on Sunday, Chris Frankel for Autocar and Charis Whitcombe for Classic Driver...and more! Read the reviews here.
Ian Callum, Jaguar Design Director speaks
"If I were to have an E-type it would have to be the Eagle Speedster - I just love that car. It’s just how I would have designed it; it taking the E-type Jaguar’s purity to a whole new level".
A glimpse behind the scenes!
As part of the amazing publicity that the Eagle Low Drag GT has generated since the launch, there's been photoshoots happening all over England.
Sometimes the 'snaps' taken during a shoot are just as interesting as the final images used in magazines and websites. Here's a few to give you an insight...
We are delighted to have been invited to both of Chris Evan's Carfest events with our E-Type Speedster, which had a great reception.
We prepare our E-Types to be used - and used for Grand Touring especially. As such we get no greater pleasure than seeing them doing just that.
Phil Garratt and Keiron Brown achieved great success on the Trans America Rally, driving 8500 miles on gravel roads through expansive wilderness.
The Speedster joins some splendid icons on The Mall in London
Only Top Gear could assemble such an incredible array of machinery in front of Buckingham Palace.
We were there with the Eagle Speedster and we got some great 'behind the scenes' images that we think you'll enjoy...
The unveiling of the Low Drag GT took place at the Concours d'Elegance in St. James Park, alongside some rather special automobiles.
See some images from the weekend here.
Our Low Drag GT features on the cover alongside the new Jaguar F-Type R Coupe in this months Top Gear Magazine. See the "behind-the-scenes" snaps from the two days at Dunsfold.
We are pleased to see our earliest E-Type being used for the new set of Royal Mail stamps featuring six definitive British classic cars. It's for sale if you want to drive something immortalised by the Royal Mail.