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JAGUAR DVD: historic, race-winning cars driven hard. Unique footage of rare cars, hidden in private collections; until now.

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  • Actors: Alain de Cadenet
  • Directors: Tony Maylam
  • Format: Dolby, PAL, Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Speed Channel / Creation Films
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Jan. 2004
  • Run Time: 70 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000LV6VW4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 87,399 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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With a huge grin, Alain de Cadenet powers the glistening black C-Type he's driving through a dusty track in the hills of California, and introduces the long-awaited Victory by Design Jaguar show. This is a definitive show for lovers of thoroughbred Jags. All the important milestone competition and production cars are featured. The cars are taken to locations in the US and UK and driven and appraised by Alain. Many of the cars featured in the legendary Victory By Design series were strictly built for racing and were never seen in commercial showrooms. Shot in spectacular widescreen photography by award-winning filmmaker, Tony Maylam, and his team of specialist cameramen, the action is then enhanced by Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 Surround Sound. This brand new show will give the Jaguar enthusiast a real chance to appreciate the beauty and power of the Jaguar heritage and the marque's place in automobile history. Among the important cars featured are the first XK120 to win a significant race (with Stirling Moss driving). One of only two special magnesium-bodied racing XK120's he LT2. The most original and authentic surviving Le Mans-winning D-Type. The oldest surviving E-Type (chassis 003). The first race-winning E-Type (chassis 005). The last E-type made. The prototype racing E-Type, the E2A. The unique XJ13 and Lister Jaguar Coupe. The Le Mans winning XJR-9 and the last Jaguar supercar, the XJ220 and its competition sister, the XJ220C. If the action and Jaguar history doesn't grab you, then the full-on Jaguar sound will!

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The gorgeous machines parading before the cameras in the series of six DVD's called ''Victory by Design'' are well beyond the means of almost everyone in the intended audience. Offering histories of six famous marques (Ferrari, Porsche, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Alfa Romeo and Maserati), the producers have collected dozens of precious racecars that would inspire techno-lust in any Sunday driver. But perhaps because the series originated in Britain, it is voyeurism on a transcendent plane, with a racing purist's emphasis on technical innovation and track performance. But one special feature of these DVD's, elevating them above the many books and magazines on exotic cars, is the sound quality. As any racing fan knows, the ear-splitting noise of the track holds as much appeal as the flash of engineered metal past the grandstand. With Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS Surround Sound, you can adjust your speakers to pick up the bass rumble of an Aston Martin AMR1 and or the alto whine of the V-12 engines that are the voice-print of a Ferrari. "Car porn" --New York Times, RICHARD B. WOODWARD

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This is one of a series and a must for any enthusiastic car buff. It focuses on the sports cars and A de C drives them with gusto on country roads, tail sliding and roaring. He must have trusting friends to let him loose in this machinery. It's worth millions. Great stuff. I've seen a number of the films in the series and all are worth watching and listening to. Not only do they not make that way any more; they don't make them sound that way now, either.
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For someone who has a minor Jaguar obsession and no knowledge of the subject, this is a marvellous introduction to the stunningly beautiful cars produced by Jaguar. The history, people, places and background of Jaguar is unravelled by a true fan, who loves his subject and wishes to communicate that love to the world. Read on.
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A must-buy for any Jaguar enthusiast. De Cadanet (lucky b****r)! gets to drive all these stunning historic Jaguars, (and to talk in an informative and passionate manner). Some of these models (most) are the most desirable cars in the world.
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The Jaguar DVDs were delivered very promptly and the recipient has enjoyed watching them. I will be recommending them to others.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Complete Package 10 Sept. 2011
By Stephen A. Campello - Published on Amazon.com
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If you love cars in general and Jaguars in particular this disc will be irresistible. It has it all: beautiful cars, beautifully photographed doing beautiful things. Alain de Cadenet is the perfect host and presenter as he skillfully puts the classic sports cars of the Jaguar heritage through their paces in the hills of central California and the English countryside. He presents the cars within the context of automotive history illustrating what made them significant in their day and why they are still significant treasures. The photography is exceptional for both the driving and static segments, using steady cam to pan around the cars at optimal angles, illustrating their incredible beauty. A great subject, well scripted, well presented. Jaguar Victory by Design is the complete package.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent vision of the history of this marque. 14 Sept. 2012
By Cycleman - Published on Amazon.com
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Watching the history of Jag shows us of the inovation and creativity of management. Jag in my opinion has always produced a "beautiful car" with the reliability in question. This film shows Jags were on the leading edge for both Road and Race uses. When you're "out there" with development sometimes reliability sufers.

This is a great film. I love hearing Alain's descriptions of design and engineering how they work and advance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Most beautiful British cars.. 18 Oct. 2011
By -oo0(GoldTrader)0oo- - Published on Amazon.com
What a wonderful surprise. Where is this guy? He has the most beautiful British cars, the most beautiful cars in the world. He drives them fast on some private roads somewhere.

You can hear them, see them, and almost smell them. He goes right up through the ranks. Shows the car, the engine, and significant developments. Car after car, and their place in racing history. Delightful film for any enthusiast.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "Victory by Design" review 24 Sept. 2013
By Herb Renstrom - Published on Amazon.com
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I had seen this presentation on Speed Channel years ago and I really enjoyed then. The "Victory by design" production crew had it down so smooth in transition to one car to another. As a Jaguar owner, it doesn't hurt that I had owned two of the Jaguars models depicted in the DVD--a lot of good memories.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really Cool! 11 Feb. 2013
By Lisa Childs Harris - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this for my husband two years ago, then I bought it for my brother n law last year. It is so cool! These cars are not pansies, they are taken for real drives. They are powered thru the turns, they are not babied. You can really see what they are capable of.
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