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9.Coventry-Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust

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Cesta do továrny Jaguar v Coventry

Předběžně se hlaste kdo má zájem o naši cestu do zpustlé továrny a musea Jaguaru na Browns Lane v Coventry,vyrazíme přibližně ve čtvrtek dopoledne mikrobusem a kdo bude chtít Jaguarem směr Velká Británi...

2008-07-30 01:40:35

We visited Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust (JDHT) museum. The route from Prague to Coventry is 1550 km long - quite a distance but it was worth what we could see in the museum. We travelled in a 9-seater van and Jaguar XJ40 4.0 Litre. Of course the XJ40 proved to be more comfortable but also (for some surprisingly) reliable enough to cover more than 3000 kms in three days.

One word is enough to describe the museum - for a Jaguar fan it's gorgeous. The JDHT owns about 130 cars and 30 of them are on display. For example XJ220 (both V12 prototype and V6 production), two D-Types, XK180 concept, Daimler Corsica, SS1 Airline Saloon or the 1897 Daimler.

We also experienced a lot of local cuisine in traditional tavern The White Lion (at the end of Browns Lane), spent an evening in an old pub prom the 17th century called The Rainbow (also not far from the former Jaguar factory) and stayed in Coventry Hill Hotel. Our return was then completed by short swimming in the sea, picnic on the top of white cliffs of dover and short visit of Paris.