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Origin of the MG Sports Car

In 1924, the famous octagon MG logo was registered as a trademark marking the birth of one of the most loved British sports cars.

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Jaguar D Type Performance Monitored by SMITHS Gauges

The original Jaguar D-Type sports car won the Le Mans 24-hour race in 1955, 1956 and 1957 with the performance being monitored by SMITHS gauges.

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Lotus Esprit S1 Movie Stardom

The Lotus Esprit S1, with SMITHS instrumentation in the dashboard, became a household name when it appeared in the James Bond film, The Spy Who Loved Me.

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Original 1948 Land Rover with SMITHS Gauges

One of the first-ever prototype Land Rovers, originally appearing at the 1948 Amsterdam Motor Show, is being restored by Jaguar Land Rover for display in their classic works showroom in Coventry.

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SMITHS Clock Speed of Iron Maiden Drummer

Iron Maiden drummer, Nicko McBrain, commissioned the Jaguar Classic division to build a bespoke XJ6 which included SMITHS classic car flight gauges.

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