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Jim Randle

Postby j_r » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:50 pm

Hi All,

Another sad day for the Jaguar Community as it was reported earlier that Jim Randle has sadly passed away.

I'm stuck for words at the news as it only seems 5 minutes ago he was presenting at Dunkeld.

Rest in Peace Jim and thank you for being the driving force behind the cars we all love and adore.

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Re: Jim Randle

Postby xjr41 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:59 am

Another great Jaguar loss.
RIP Jim, and long live the Randle handle.
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Re: Jim Randle

Postby pimgmx » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:10 am

A sad day indeed. :(

Meeting 'the man' at Dunkeld will always be one of my Jaguar highlights...

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Re: Jim Randle

Postby Elsa_jag » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:35 am

Very sad news indeed.

I only met him once, We sat and chatted with him at breakfast at Dunkeld. He was a very friendly and down to earth guy, especially considering he was responsible for a period of really innovative engineering at Jaguar.

RIP Jim Randle
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Re: Jim Randle

Postby old del boy » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:58 pm

Very sad , it was a great honor to have him attend our humble meet up at Dunkeld , he and his old colleagues attending really swelled our numbers that day , i was impressed he found the time and energy to come and make such a valuable contribution to the event ,

RIP Jim Randle .

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Re: Jim Randle

Postby sybaris » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:44 pm

Rest in peace.
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Re: Jim Randle

Postby naki_k » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:35 pm

old del boy wrote:Very sad , it was a great honor to have him attend our humble meet up at Dunkeld , he and his old colleagues attending really swelled our numbers that day , i was impressed he found the time and energy to come and make such a valuable contribution to the event ,

RIP Jim Randle .

Derek..


Very well said Derek.
An honour to meet him.
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Re: Jim Randle

Postby david » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:26 am

I was saddened by reading of this. It was an interview of Jim Randle by LJK Setright in Car magazine in 1986 - and Setright's techincal appraisal of the XJ40 in the same magazine than inspired my late father to buy one of the early cars.
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