on 30 August 2003
Whyte was Jaguar's PR man for many years, a true marque enthusiast and insider, and his two-volume history of Jaguar's racing programme is a classic of racing history.
The first volume covers the XK120 and C-type in racing, with attention also given to Jaguar's pre-history as Swallow Sidecars and to the XK120's rallying career.
Whyte assembled an awe-inspiring amount of evidence to back up his story - the appendices that accompany the main text are just as fascinating (including a marvellous contemporary account by Patrick Head's father of his C-type experiences in Scandinavia).
Tells you everything you could possibly want to know about how Jaguar went racing in the early days, and does it with style, occasional humour and the passion that only a true enthusiast could bring. Splendid.