Jaguar nearly always tops the poll in Scottish Car of the Year (SCOTY). In 1999 the S-Type took top prize. In 2001 it was the X-type. In 2003 the XJ was best luxury car and in 2004 X-type estate and S-type won again. In 2005 XJ was best diesel. In 2006 the XKR was best sporting and overall SCOTY. This year the XKR-S was again best sporting and the XF 2.2 best diesel.
Jaguar XJR-S best Scottish sporting car of the year.
This year there was a new award to mark the 50th anniversary of the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers (ASMW), which organises SCOTY. Members voted the Jaguar E-type the most iconic car in the half century since the Association was founded, making it a joint golden anniversary for both.
Sponsored by Renfrewshire Bridge of Weir Leather firm, the award was presented by CEO Jonathan Muirhead to Ken McConomy, Jaguar’s Global PR Director.
Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar Cars, said: “The 50th anniversary of the E-type is truly special - as has been the reaction throughout the year from owners and enthusiasts, many of whom weren't even born in 1961. We're honoured that the Association should present such an important award to the E-type; testament to the incredible talents of the design and engineers teams that created the car - talent, I'm happy to say, that lives on today in a new generation.”
Now the sole UK supplier of hides to the motor industry, Bridge of Weir Leather’s sponsorship was appropriate. It supplies leather for the XJ and Range Rover as well as concept show cars, including the DC100, a potential Defender replacement and C-X16sports car shown at Frankfurt.