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Old 4 Mar 2004, 00:18 (Ref:893050)   #16
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Have read the Goss story in AMC on his (Citibank) Group A Jaguar XJS.

Something doesn't stack up. I've heard that the Group C survived to run in club racing (stories in Australian Jaguar Mag), but we don't know for a fact (though it was claimed to be ex Goss Group C) whose it was, though I believe Wilmington still has his.

I've also heard about the Citibank Group A Jag was a Walkinshaw shell that returned to the UK became a green machine and sold off by Tom to some unsuspecting punter. But if Gossy still has this car (how recent is the photo) then this story is not true - another urban myth.

If Goss maintained both the Group C and Group A logbooks then he can do anything with the "Citibank Jag." Its not as if this sort of thing hasn't happened before.

I recall a mate, who has a very good Group C knowledge (he raced them in period) telling me that at an historic meeting at Queensland Raceway "the only thing authentic thing about the Group C paddock was the sight of Bob Holden trying to get his Escort to run on four cylinders!"

I suspect that the AMC mailbag will have a few letters on the Goss Jag, and we might get closer to the truth...
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Old 4 Mar 2004, 01:55 (Ref:893085)   #17
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I spoke to Garry at Wakefield Park quite recently & still has his Jaguar. It was advertised for sale last year.
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Old 7 Nov 2011, 00:51 (Ref:2982572)   #18
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Can any one track down the contact details for a group C Jaguar out of NSW that was runing about 3 or 4 years back. I think the drivers surname was smales.
Who wants to know? And why?
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Old 7 Nov 2011, 00:59 (Ref:2982574)   #19
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Old 7 Nov 2011, 09:31 (Ref:2982676)   #20
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don't expect an instant reply - the query was eight years ago
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Old 7 Nov 2011, 11:14 (Ref:2982714)   #21
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Still like to know where John Clintons Group A car is?
So was it worked out how many XJS's Goss had?
or weither a group A shell from '86 went to the UK as a TWR car?
and what is his present car ,the orginal group C car?

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Old 7 Nov 2011, 11:55 (Ref:2982727)   #22
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Don't know about Clinton's car.

However, Australian Muscle Car had a story a few years ago on the Goss Jag. There was only ever one car, which started as a Group C car in 1980 and was then converted by Goss to Group A specs in 1986. It sat in Group A Citibank colours for years until restored by Goss and painted up (inexplicably) in replica 1985 TWR Jaguar colours. Perosnally, I think the car in Group C specs would be stunning.
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Old 7 Nov 2011, 23:32 (Ref:2982988)   #23
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until restored by Goss and painted up (inexplicably) in replica 1985 TWR Jaguar colours
He's got a healthy ego - it's the Jaguar moment he wants to be remembered for
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Old 8 Nov 2011, 01:06 (Ref:2983002)   #24
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Don't know about Clinton's car.

However, Australian Muscle Car had a story a few years ago on the Goss Jag. There was only ever one car, which started as a Group C car in 1980 and was then converted by Goss to Group A specs in 1986. It sat in Group A Citibank colours for years until restored by Goss and painted up (inexplicably) in replica 1985 TWR Jaguar colours. Perosnally, I think the car in Group C specs would be stunning.
Have a feeling Clinton still has it,few years ago in Muscle Car mag,there was a photo of a race XJS in a barn like a farm area,white in colour.
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He's got a healthy ego - it's the Jaguar moment he wants to be remembered for
I remember a few years agoit being on the Jaguar stand at a motor show,the sales guy told me it was the famous Bathurst winning car.
Told him it was not but just an old car with little success,shames its not in its group C trim.
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Old 10 Nov 2011, 07:57 (Ref:2983865)   #26
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Have a feeling Clinton still has it,few years ago in Muscle Car mag,there was a photo of a race XJS in a barn like a farm area,white in colour.
Was that the one with a #54 on it?

That car sported a Group C style bodykit, if its the Clinton car then it would have undergone a makeover post-1986.

I assume the Clinton car was a different car to the Prince-driven XJS that ran in New Zealand Group A races?
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Was that the one with a #54 on it?

That car sported a Group C style bodykit, if its the Clinton car then it would have undergone a makeover post-1986.

I assume the Clinton car was a different car to the Prince-driven XJS that ran in New Zealand Group A races?
you might be correct,so many mags,can't remember which one.
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Was that the one with a #54 on it?

That car sported a Group C style bodykit, if its the Clinton car then it would have undergone a makeover post-1986.

I assume the Clinton car was a different car to the Prince-driven XJS that ran in New Zealand Group A races?
The Alan Prince / ?? Horrigan ( sp ) car is still in what looks to be original Group A trim - looking as immaculate as it always does. Every year the Jag club in Auckland has a show at the ( I think ) Alexandra Park trots stables. Last year ( or this year I can't remember ) the car was there - my Dad took a photo of it. I'll see if I can find it. I don't think it has been on the track in a few years, although I do remember seeing it run at Pukekohe around 2003 or 4?? at a TACCOC marshals day. I even took video of it which I think I still have.
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The Alan Prince / ?? Horrigan ( sp ) car is still in what looks to be original Group A trim - looking as immaculate as it always does. Every year the Jag club in Auckland has a show at the ( I think ) Alexandra Park trots stables. Last year ( or this year I can't remember ) the car was there - my Dad took a photo of it. I'll see if I can find it. I don't think it has been on the track in a few years, although I do remember seeing it run at Pukekohe around 2003 or 4?? at a TACCOC marshals day. I even took video of it which I think I still have.
What was the history of that car?
Any TWR bits?
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Contact this bloke.....
http://www.mikeroddy.com.au
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