Norman Dewis, Jaguar's main test driver throughout their glory years, got a gong in the New Years Honours list in the UK today.

His development credits include:

  • C Type
  • D Type
  • E Type
  • Lightweight E type
  • XJ13
  • XK140
  • XK150
  • Mk1
  • Mk2
  • Mk7
  • XJ6
  • XJS
  • XJ40

Plus a motorsport career including Le Mans, the Mille Miglia, and Goodwood.

Jaguar claim he's driven over a million miles for them at an AVERAGE of over 100mph.

Pretty good career effort, I'd say.

Jaguar press release