Autocar Gongs Jag, Ford, Maximum Bob

Frank Williams
by Frank Williams

Britain's Autocar has bestowed its annual awards on its patrons. This year's winners include the Jaguar XF, which received the Design Award for "leap-frogging an entire design generation to produce original, contemporary interior and exterior themes on which all future Jaguars will build." Joining the Jag: GM Car Czar Bob Lutz. Maximum Bob received Autocar's Outstanding Achievement award for "his long career as one of the motor industry's most successful and influential 'car guys'." Ford of Europe was named Car Company of the Year in recognition of its "key role in the progress towards recovery of the US-based Ford group, and as a future donor of models for the US market." I'm thinking these are all examples of that famous English dry wit; that sense of humor that Americans don't seem to understand. Yes? Please say yes.

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  • Donal Donal on Nov 13, 2007

    Jaguar? That car in the picture looks like a Buick to me. Not that it looks bad, mind you. I have an old Regal Custom that we use for short errands, and I like it, but this car just doesn't say Jaguar to me.

  • Andy D Andy D on Nov 13, 2007

    Kudos to a VW concept car with the engine under the rear seat coupled to the rear wheels???????? Deja vu all over again

  • Paul Niedermeyer Paul Niedermeyer on Nov 13, 2007

    Tha Jag is a (questionable) matter of taste, but the interior does have some nice aspects. Lutz does have a long and not exactly unsucessful career going back to Opel, BMW and Ford. And even RF likes the new Malibu. Ford of Europe is being heavily praised for the new Mondeo, and the S-Max, Galaxy and Focus have been generally well received and sucessful. And the VW concept is good. So the answer you're looking for

  • Robert Schwartz Robert Schwartz on Nov 13, 2007

    Donal: High 5.