Sunday, 9 January 2011
The XK 140 was in production from 1954, 1955 model year, to 1957. Improvements over the XK 120 included substantial bumpers, modern flashing indicators mounted in the wings and a more powerful 190 hp engine. Despite the extra weight the XK 140 was still capable of 120 miles per hour.
Continuing on a Jaguar theme today's blog is a who? what ? where ? when ? to which I have only the following answers.
What Jaguar XK 140 FHC
Where some where in Northern Rhodesia now Zambia.
When circa March 1957 (Cover Roan, Antelope, Magazine 03/57)
I hope someone out there might be able to fill in the missing information.
If you have or know of anyone else who has any information about or particularly photographs of any form of motor sport in Northern Rhodesia / Zambia be it rallying, sprints, hill climbs, racing cars or motor bikes, stock cars, bangers, (motorbike) speedway, karting, participants in any capacity, the tracks, particularly track locations, please leave a message below or e-mail me direct firstname.lastname@example.org.
By the end of the year I hope to start editing a no budget photo video on motorsport in Nothern Rhodesia / Zambia any help with information and or photographs would be much appreciated.
Thanking you in anticipation of your responses.
I shall be returning to this subject as the year progresses.
Back with another couple of cats in Hollywood tomorrow on 'Getting a lil' psycho on tyres', don't forget to come back now !
PS 15/01/11 Wow ! anyone who has any doubts about the power of the world wide web to connect folks check this out, yesterday I received an e-mail from Tim Fulcher who's dad used to race motor cycles in Zambia, he informed me that the driver above is one Ken Livingstone who played an active part in Nothern Rhodesian motorsport as both a driver and a committee member of Ndola Motor Sports Club. Thanks Tim :-)