Celebrating the life and work of Malcolm Sayer – best known as the designer of the C, D and E-type Jaguars.

Launching on what would have been my grandfather’s 96th birthday (21st May), my family and I set up this site to recognise his life and achievements. In his lifetime his work was largely unrecognised, and it is only through the work of a few dedicated people that his outstanding contributions to the automotive and aeronautical worlds have been made clear.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of his pièce de résistance in 2011 – the E-type – it’s clear to see his legacy has continued, inspiring the next generation of designers and engineers, as well as those faithfully recreating his vision. Here we pay tribute to Malcolm with stories from his life and work from family, friends and enthusiasts, as well as celebrating the other unsung design and engineering pioneers who have helped to shape the world today, and continue to do so.

Thank you to all of those who have kept his dream and vision alive, it makes us proud and it’s very inspiring to know that what he produced has had such a lasting effect.

If you would like to contribute articles or information to the Malcolm Sayer Foundation, please contact us

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