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'To The Garage'

'To the Garage' is primarily a YouTube-based channel obsessed with all things XK8 and Jaguar, but we also enjoy tinkering with camper-vans, Jeeps and all manner of garage and shed based projects. This website is where we store links to useful documents, offer TTG merchandise and provide links to some tools and parts that have proven useful in making the videos. Plus essentially anything else difficult to share on YouTube. Please follow the link above to reach the YouTube channel and please help us by subscribing, clicking the notification bell and sharing what you like with your friends.
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X100 Photo Competition

Entries for the 2021 calendar competition have now closed, and the winners have been voted on.

If you have not already done so you should view the Photo competition 'Short list' video on our YouTube Channel. We have narrowed down the field from almost a hundred entries. Its your job to choose the winner and the 11 runners up.

If you wish to vote then having checked out the video on showing the 26 finalists. You can click the link in the videos description to cast your vote.  Voting is now closed.


We have selected the best 26 photos

You have to vote which is best

Watch the video. Choose your winners and then click the link in the video's description to cast your vote.

Under the Car

Live projects at the moment include those shown below.

Do you want to see what John has been up to in windy Lincolnshire?


This is Purdey. My 1996 Jaguar XK8. She was one of the first 1500 cars ever made. Aquamarine Mica in colour, with a cream leather interior in Sport Trim. She is my favourite model of my favourite car and my second XK8. The majority of my YouTube videos revolve around her.

This is Ruby. She is our 2007 Rapido 9090F 'A' class motorhome. 'A' class denotes being designed as a motorhome from the outset with completely bespoke bodywork, chassis, rear suspension, etc. She does use a Fiat ducat 2.3 Turbo Diesel engine/gearbox and front bulkhead, along with the majority of the Fiats dashboard.  We are enjoying learning about and improving Ruby as well as using her as the home base for many of our adventures.


This is Yogi. He is our 2017 Jeep Cherokee Limited. 2.2L Diesel Automatic, with every single option on the list ticked. Even stuff we don't use, like self parking. The Jeep Cherokee is arguably the most American car available today. Every example is made in the states and the majority of its parts are also American. With the increasing trend for global production from multiple sites and shared platforms, the Cherokee may hold onto this title.

Olive the T2 and Betsy the T4 are campers we have. one improved. and enjoyed, but have now moved on to  new owners.
Olive is a 1979 Automatic Bay window with a Viking roof that we gave a complete one off interior. to along. with some mechanical upgrades/improvements.
Betsy is a rare Autosleeper Trophy T4 conversion with a 5 cylinder Diesel engine. She was slowly improved and tweaked for regular use as a mobile office and day van before she was re-homed to Scotland.


There are many other Weird & Wonderful
'To the Garage'  Projects and how-tos that we are always working on.

Jaguar XK8s
Our passion is the Jaguar XK8. The most beautiful car in the world. I have owned two of them (a Carnival red '97 cabriolet named PJ) from 2007 to 2019 and an Aquamarine '96 cabriolet sport (named Purdey) since early 2019. We love modding, maintaining and learning about these cars and regularly share 'Secrets of the XK8' and the 'XK8 show' with our YouTube subscribers.


A 1990 VW T25 called Campy.  It's a high-top conversion powered by a 1.9L water cooled engine (Wasserboxer) mated to an automatic transmission. She also has an LPG conversion.   
NOW SOLD, but only to my Mom & Dad

This is 'Blu' our 2008 XJ Limousine.  Powered by a 2.7 diesel engine, and in Sovereign trim including such niceties as double glazing, rear multi media pack and full limo glass at the rear. Blu was bought as a project car to improve and to smash out huge motorway miles.  She is an example of an X358 which is the facelift of the XJ6 by Ian McCallum.  At the time of writing she had covered 155000mi and we improve upon her bit by bit every month.


Jeep Renegade Limited. This little Tonka Toy gave us lots of adventures and fun. Its performance was somewhat enhanced over the standard for a 1.6L diesel after undergoing a significant ECM remap provided by our local independent Jaguar dealer. Fabulous fun. This Jeep has now been moved out to make way for our Cherokee.

Contact John at 'To The Garage'

'To The Garage' is a site for all enthusiasts of spannering, restoring, tinkering and modding. We were born out of a passion for Jaguars and began making a few simple videos for our own amusement on YouTube.

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Lincolnshire. United Kingdom

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