Connoisseurs of the brand Jaguar can take a virtual step into the life of a marque worker when they read Jaguar from the Shop Floor.
In Jaguar from the Shop Floor, Brian Martin tells the story of his life as a long-time employee at Jaguar, giving a first-hand account of the development and production processes, and the ups and downs of factory life through the eyes of someone who was actually there.
In this part-autobiographical and part-historical account, the author tells of his childhood in a typical working family of the depression era, and then describes his career from starting at the Jaguar factory in 1949, through a spell doing national service in the RAF and then going back to Jaguar. He left briefly in 1972 to try other jobs, but returned to the factory in the mid-1970s.
The author and book provide a fascinating insight into the Jaguar production process, the book also covers the development of the XK120, Mk V, Mk VII, MK X, the Mark 1 and 2 saloons, the XKSS, E1A, E2A, lightweight E-types, XJ6, XJ12, and XJS.
Jaguar from the shop floor by Brian James Martin
£30.00 UK, $50.00 USA, $65.00 CAN
Interesting Points Include:
- A light-hearted view of the from inside the Jaguar company.
- Many rare and unusual photographs.
- An unbiased view from personal experience.
- A personal history of work on the shop floor.
- Some of the important people who made the company successful