Peter Hugo and Chris Window are a team
We are pleased to be up there with the best in the Classic Jaguar world with huge experience and an enviable track record. Whether it is driving and enjoying our own classic Jaguar XK’s and Jaguar E-Types, immersing ourselves in motorsport at major Historic events such as the Goodwood Revival, Classic Le Mans and Silverstone Classic – or just being pleased to sell and maintain very good cars – we love the world that we are in and we are more than happy to share it with you. Between the two of us we have owned and, in most cases used on a daily basis, most of the Jaguar models that we sell and maintain, including the modern Jaguar range. So we have first hand experience of the fun that can be had …and the problems that can be avoided! We have a good track record and can offer a very personal service.
Quality is the key word in our vocabulary – whether relating to the cars that we sell, or to the engineering expertise of our workshops.
Peter Hugo — Sales
Peter is the Salesman, but just a little more than that! He’s a bit of an Historian and also an aesthete. He is as ‘picky’ about the cars that he sells as he is about those that he owns. He has a critical eye and will only stock cars with which he feels comfortable. Since buying his first car – an Austin 7 – in 1963 when he was 14, Peter has owned and competed in cars from the 1930’s to the present day – Riley, Lagonda, BMW and above all Jaguar! His mentors were Bill Meredith-Owen of The Stratford on Avon Motor Museum and also the legendary Rivers-Fletcher who taught him the ‘art’ of Speed Hill Climb.
Peter’s small collection of cars includes three Jaguar E-Types and a Jaguar XK150 Roadster and he is justifiably proud to have owned, until recently, one of the earliest E-Types: 1961 Chassis No. 850055. With external bonnet locks and separate bonnet louvre panels, it is the 55th RHD Roadster to have been produced.
Chris Window — Engineering
Chris is the Engineer – every job, whether large or small, is viewed with an engineer’s eye and a determination to “do the job properly”; for Chris there is no compromise – it is either done correctly or not at all. He has a no-nonsense approach, preferring to find the cause of the problem rather than just fit another part. His experience in this field has enabled him to accumulate a vast fund of knowledge to the benefit of both the car …and, of course, the customer!
Chris’ Jaguar XK120 Roadster, recently sold to its fourth owner, is a fitting testimony to his inherent abilities and determination to get things ‘just right’ …it is a purist’s dream! He makes no apology, however, for owning also a Porsche 996 Turbo.
Jay Deakin — Workshop Manager
Jay Deakin, our Workshop Manager, is also in charge of maintaining the modern range of Jaguar cars as well as overseeing WinSpeed’s Motor Sport Division. Having studied Motor Sport at Brooklands College and since also qualifying in Advance Motor Sport Engineering, Jay’s work is reflected in everything he does. An example of this can be seen in one of WinSpeed’s purpose-built track cars. He has previously built (from chassis up) several highly competitive purpose built tarmac rally cars whilst working for a rally team in Australia.
Whether It’s petrol or diesel – an X-Type, S-Type, XJ, XK or F-Type Jay’s experience over the years has enabled him to gain a huge knowledge of the vehicles and any job can be achieved be it repairs, servicing, maintenance or upgrades.