While reminiscing over Jaguars past, it was the British marque’s 1985 assault on our own Mount Panorama that first came up in conversation.

It was the first year for Group A in Australia, and the burly ETCC Jaguars arrived to spoil the local parade… the irony being that Aussie John Goss would win in one of those very Jaguars!

It was this lap, however, that remains front-of-mind. Sit back and enjoy the screaming V12 Jaguar XJ-S pole lap, as driven by Tom Walkinshaw.

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From childhood stories of my Dad's Phase 2 XW GT-HO, I have always loved cars. That passion was nurtured via epic road trip stories read in magazines, undertaken in wonderfully evocative machinery. It was inspirational, and there was no longer a choice: I was going to make a career in motoring journalism. At Trailing Throttle, we want to recreate that feeling of behind-the-wheel immersion. We hope you enjoy the ride.