Vintage Jag info

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A car enthusiast from a motoring museum in the north of Scotland has contacted The Galloway Gazette to ask if any readers can enlighten him on the racing history of his recently acquired vintage Jaguar XK 120 Roadster.

Darren McWhirter tracked the car down in the Far East but says it was originally supplied via The County Garage in Stranraer to local dentist Fred Mort in 1951.

Mr Mort lived in Seacroft, Ladies Walk and raced the car during 1951/52/53/54 at Turnberry, Charterhall, Winfield, Rest and Be Thankful and Bo-ness with various successes.

The car was also raced from time to time by Mrs Slyvia Black a keen and skilled lady driver.

He told The Galloway Gazette: “I hope to find out if there is any surviving family, if there are any photos or information from Tunberry and also where Mrs Sylvia Black might fit into the picture. Who also raced the car during that era.

The car was found in Hayling Island just off the south coast of England in the 1970’s. It was restored and has been with various owners in Australia and Japan. The Jag is now returning to Scotland to join the collection in the Moray Motor Museum in Elgin.

If you have any information please contact Louise at the Galloway Gazette on 01671 404767 or e-mail her at