Jaguar from the Shop Floor, Brian Martin tells the story of his life as
a long-time employee at Jaguar, giving a first-hand account of the
development and production processes, and the ups and downs of factory
life through the eyes of someone who was actually there.
part-autobiographical and part-historical account, the author tells of
his childhood in a typical working family of the depression era, and
then describes his career from starting at the Jaguar factory in 1949,
through a spell doing national service in the RAF and then going back to
Jaguar. He left briefly in 1972 to try other jobs, but returned to the
factory in the mid-1970s.
Providing a fascinating insight into the
Jaguar production process, the book also covers the development of the
XK120, Mk V, Mk VII, MK X. The Mark 1 and 2 (2.4, 3.4 & 3.8 litre)
saloons, the XKSS, E1A, E2A, lightweight E Types, XJ6 XJ12 & XJS.