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Cake, Cars & More Cars! SimonsCarSpots at Jaguar Land Rover, Gaydon

Having picked up a new Vauxhall Zafira Tourer the day before, kindly provided by Grimshaws Vauxhall of Eccles, Manchester, Simon and I got up at 05:30 to head down in the early hours to Gaydon, Warwickshire, to the Motor Heritage Museum and Jaguar Land Rover, for the JLR Experience Day. Here’s the short introductory video we made on our way down the M6:

Simon Ford & Oliver Hammond from SimonsCarSpots-com at Jaguar Land Rover JLR Experience Day March 2012 - Vauxhall Zafira Tourer SRi from Tilly at Grimshaws Eccles Manchester

As we got closer and closer to Gaydon, we increasingly felt like we were in motoring heaven, even whilst we were still on the M40. Jaguars, Land Rovers and Aston Martins were everywhere! On the drive down, we were in Twitter and SMS contact with Rob Griggs-Taylor (for PetrolBlog) and Chris Auty (Driving Spirit), who were also attending the JLR day.

Nearing the JLR site at the Motor Heritage Museum, we put aside any temptations the National Herb Museum stirred up in us, and resumed our infamous car spotting obsession the minute we parked up in the car park – A Maserati 3200GT, Audi S8, Hyundai Veloster… the list goes on!

Simon Ford & Oliver Hammond from SimonsCarSpots-com at Jaguar Land Rover JLR Experience Day March 2012 - Rob Griggs-Taylor

We were delighted to meet fellow Tweeter and contributor Rob Griggs-Taylor (there on behalf of MajorGav’s PetrolBlog) a few minutes later, and had many a good natter with him throughout the day, over the abundance of wonderful cake, tea/coffee and lunch provided by Jaguar Land Rover. We also enjoyed meeting Chris Auty from Driving Spirit, who bravely tackled the off-road course straight after lunch! Our “Twitter table” was later joined by Andrew Merritt-Morling and another nice guy called James, and it was interesting to find out about their own motoring passions and involvements.

Simon Ford & Oliver Hammond from SimonsCarSpots-com at Jaguar Land Rover JLR Experience Day March 2012 - with Chris Auty from Driving Spirit

But enough of the waffle – what about the cars? Simon duly plunged straight in, his first car of the day being a white Jaguar XKR-S convertible, which he will be covering in his own blog post along with his drives of the Continue Reading →


Quentin Willson to the Rescue for Saab Owners in the UK

On the 19th December 2011, Saab officially declared bankruptcy, ending almost 65 years of vehicle manufacturing from the Swedish company.

Anyone who owns a Saab registered after March 2009 will most likely find their vehicle warranty null and void, meaning that any mechanical or electrical faults on vehicles registered after this time will not be covered by Saab themselves.

Quentin Willson extended car warranties for UK Saab owners

This is where Quentin Willson comes in. He has vowed to offer every Saab owner, who has been affected by the recent Saab closure, a special deal on a “like for like” extended warranty on their car.

Quentin is the designer of the self acclaimed “UK’s Best Used Car Warranty” as provided by the extended car warranty specialist, Warrantywise.

Warrantywise will offer extended car warranties ranging from 12 to 36 months at a special discounted price to help ease the worry that current Saab owners are facing. And, because Warrantywise offer the UK’s highest level of warranty cover, they are one of only a handful of companies who can match the original cover Saab owners enjoyed.

All Warrantywise warranties include unlimited claims up to the full retail value of your vehicle, as well as recovery, car hire, hotel and travel expenses as standard. And, because it’s been designed by Quentin, all Warrantywise warranties have no betterment clauses, no weasel words, no excess and cover your car when it goes wrong so you don’t have to wait for your Saab to break down before you can make a claim.

Contact Warrantywise at or call 0800 001 4550 for a quotation.


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