Me and my Jaguar In a new section of the magazine we bring you everyday stories from Jaguar owners around the world on why and where they love their car JAMES NORD Job(s): Founder and CEO of Fohr Card (a tech platform connecting brands with online influencers) and photographer Home: New York, USA (raised in Georgia) Model: 2015 F-TYPE Coupé Colour: Stratus Grey Why did you choose this car in particular? When the F-TYPE came out it just felt like the brand was returning to what it should be all about. I live in New York – I have absolutely no reason to own a car. But I thought if I have no reason to own a car I might as well get the most fun thing I could possibly have, and that’s an F-TYPE. I didn’t need a car, but I needed a Jaguar if you see what I mean – there’s an important difference – and I find a reason to drive it almost every day. What’s been your favourite moment with the car so far? I went upstate to the Catskill Mountains with friends when I first got the car and when we were driving around all the kids in the towns and villages would come up wanting a look. I guess I took some pride in that. Not many people in New York have seen an F-TYPE either but everyone wants to talk to me about it when they see it. What do you love most about your Jaguar? I’m still in the phase where I can’t believe I actually own the car, but it’s essentially just a lot of fun. If I have a really bad day, I just get in the car and drive. And then I feel awesome. It’s the feeling you get from being inside the car and behind the wheel. What was your first car? Technically, it was a 1964 Jaguar XKE Coupé, gold with a tan interior. My dad pulled me aside after I’d been looking for nine months for an SUV and gave me a box with car keys in it. I thought it was the keys to the SUV we’d been looking for but they were for his XKE so it was always a natural progression from E-Type to F-TYPE for me. “I didn’t need a car, but I needed a Jaguar – there’s an important difference – and I find a reason to drive it almost every day” 68 j THE BLOCKBUSTER ISSUE
PEOPLE MARTIN HEMM Occupation: engineer Home: Munich, Germany & Vermont, USA Model: 1986 Jaguar XJ12 (Series 3) Colour: Westminster blue “I especially like the smell of the leather. This is what distinguishes Jaguars from other cars. It is hard to describe, but the smell reminds me of hotels in Hong Kong” How did you meet your Jaguar for the first time? I discovered the car in a classified newspaper ad and went to Pasing, a Munich suburb, to have a look. That was 27 years ago. The man who sold me the car said he didn’t need the car anymore. It was just a year old and looked like new. Afterwards, the police called me to ask if the man had been driving the car. I was somewhat astonished, but then they told me that his driver’s licence had been revoked. How do you take care of your car? I always keep my XJ12 in the garage and drive it in the summer – never when it rains or snows. Occasionally, I’ll wax the car, give it an oil change and take it to a garage I trust. It is also the most reliable car I’ve ever had and has never broken down on me. What has been you most rewarding experience so far? Definitely, our family trips down to Italy. My children still have fond memories of our vacations with the Jaguar there. I am not allowed to sell the car because my son wants it so badly and I did promise it to him when he was younger. What do you love most about your Jaguar? The way it drives. It feels like you are sitting in a lounge chair. You don’t drive fast in a Jaguar, 150-160km/h suffices on the German autobahn. And I especially like the smell of the leather. This is what distinguishes Jaguars from other cars. It is hard to describe, but the smell reminds me of hotels in Hong Kong. IF YOU’D LIKE J-MAG TO CONSIDER THE STORY OF YOU AND YOUR JAGUAR please email email@example.com or tweet at #MeAndMyJag THE BLOCKBUSTER ISSUE j 69
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