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The JAGUAR #03

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The latest issue introduces our new ‘cub’, the E-PACE compact practical sports car, which is already turning heads on the street. As we commit to electrifying every new Jaguar from 2020, we explore how pushing boundaries on track helps develop our sports cars, from writing motorsport history at Le Mans, to taking on the Nürburgring with the extreme XE SV Project 8 and being at the very cutting edge with the FIA Formula E Championship.

E-PACE Above: With

E-PACE Above: With dedicated personal service from Blackhorse Lane Ateliers, you can create your own bespoke pair of jeans. Right: Marcus Bracey, owner of the illuminating shop, museum and cafe God’s Own Junkyard 12.30PM E17 With the girls still climbing, the E-PACE’s navigation on the standard ten-inch screen Touch Pro infotainment system tells me I’m only ten minutes away from the Walthamstow lighting shop/museum God’s Own Junkyard. Beyond Las Vegas, I’d be amazed if there’s another collection of neon and lighting as impressive, from the sheer visual onslaught, to the amazing history behind them. Current owner Marcus Bracey is the third generation of his family to be involved in sign making, and the business has lit most of London’s West End, as well as creating bespoke signs for blockbuster films from the 1980s cult classic Blade Runner to the more recent action movie Captain America. Often the producers don’t have storage room after their films are finished so give the signs back to Bracey, meaning he now has 12 business units packed to the rafters with the brilliant, in every sense, lighting. Indeed, he has 1,400 or so signs in his coffee shop area alone and spends £700 a week on electricity to keep them lit. What many may not know, many of these lights on view are also for sale or hire. I marvel at this oasis of light in the heart of the city, and pledge to come back on another day. But first, it’s time to head back south (and east) for more fun and adventure. 22 THE JAGUAR

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