Sunday, 7 November 2010
The Founder of Jaguar Cars.
Saturday morning found me riding the Norton through the leafy the lanes of Warwickshire making the best of the late Autumn sunshine, on my way home i came through the Village of Wappenbury just outside my home town. And because i had a camera in the pocket of my Belstaff i thought it appropriate to show the final resting place of the founder of Jaguar Cars. William Lyons started his Automotive career building Swallow sidecars at a Blackpool factory in 1922. However it wasn't long before Lyons had his sights set on Motor Car production and started manufacturing the Austin Swallow . By 1928 the company had moved to Holbrook Lane in Coventry after outgrowing there original premises in Blackpool . Soon the ever expanding company moved into the famous Browns Lane site an ex " shadow factory " used for important war work.