The Forney Museum of Transportation welcomes you to explore the history of the Jaguar at its latest exhibit, Jaguar: Grace, Space, Pace! Check it out on Tuesday, January 28th starting at 10:00 a.m.
As the most elegant performance vehicle produced for an international market, the name Jaguar invokes images of movie star glamour, open roads through British pastures, squealing tires on hairpin turns in the Alps and historic speed wins at distinguished races like the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Superlative in every category, these cars were built to be driven fast. Defying convention that sports cars should be lightweight with a four-cylinder engine, Jaguar started with 6 and bumped it up to an astonishing 12 cylinders with the series 3 E-type in 1971.
Competitively priced, Jaguars in the 1950s and ‘60s were the fastest luxury sports car available to the public. In 1953 when the Sports Car Class was introduced to Colorado’s Pikes Peak Hill Climb, only three cars would be first in their class and they would all be Jaguars.
Jaguar: Grace, Space, Pace captures a small window of the company’s history, starting with an SS100 from 1935, which was the first of the cars to carry the Jaguar name. From 1948 to 1986 the car design would change dramatically from stylish roadsters to four-door saloon cars – yet they would all be based on the iconic XK engine. Cars on display live up to Sir William Lyons’ marketing mantra of “Grace, Space, Pace,” exemplifying the golden age of British motor design.
Jaguar: Grace, Space, Pace will be on display at the Forney Museum of Transportation until January 31, 2020. Admission is $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors (65+), and $6.00 for children 3 and older. For more information, please visit www.forneymuseum.org.
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Tuesday, January 28, 2020—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Forney Museum of Transportation
4303 Brighton Boulevard
Denver, Colorado 80216