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Jaguar Announce 3 "New" Continuation Models

Jaguar have announced the 'Continuation' of three Heritage models.  The D-Type, the XKSS (McQueen drove one) and the XK-E Lightweight will have their remaining numbers fulfilled after a factory fire put a stop to production 60 years ago.  The last D-Type, for example, left the assembly line way back in 1956.  Using an archive of original drawings, details and methods, all remaining cars will be hand-built to period-correct detail. 

Kev Riches, Jaguar Classic Engineering Manager, said: “Recreating the nine D-type-derived XKSSs was hugely satisfying, and an even bigger technical challenge than the six missing Lightweight E-types, but lessons learned from the XKSS project have given us a head start on the final 25 D-types. Each one will be absolutely correct, down to the very last detail, just as Jaguar’s Competitions Department intended.”

Tim Hannig, Director, Jaguar Land Rover Classic, said: "The XKSS occupies a unique place in Jaguar's history and is a car coveted by collectors the world over for its exclusivity and unmistakable design. 

"Jaguar Classic's highly skilled team of engineers and technicians will draw on decades of knowledge to ensure each of the nine cars is completely authentic and crafted to the highest quality.” 

Not sure how this new release will affect the auction market, we can only assume the electrics will be updated spec, let's hope!

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2018 McLaren 570S Spider

Images ©McLaren Cars Ltd.

What was already determined by many in the automotive press as the best value of the McLaren road car range, has now been enhanced with a folding hardtop.  Introducing the 570S Spider. The new flying buttress fairings appear after the driver opens to top and is integrated neatly into an already very elegant profile and shape.

The now-famous dihedral doors remain, despite the reconfigured roof, providing clearance in closed quarters parking (which McLaren owners tend to avoid)  The 570ps (562bhp) twin-turbo V8 power plant is back delivering smooth power for those long distance jaunts.

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Krona o Stjärna "77|17" Active Line

Our new 77|17 active line is a look back and at the same time forward to comfort, sport, leisure, and ease.  Inspired by our early days of play, sport, and competition, 77|17 captures and magnifies those elements of comfort and simplicity.  Made of Tri-Blend cotton for breathability and durability, 77|17 promises versatility for whatever activity moves you.  Look for this line to expand as we head into summer.

77|17 Active Tee - $28.00

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Krona o Stjarna 'TDL' Cotton Tote

Our 6oz. cotton totes are just the thing to ease back into the fall school season.  Summer's not quite 'over' it seems and the Swedish expression for "Chill Out" will help cooler heads prevail.  Available in Black and Natural.


KoS Hard iPhone Case

Surfaces, texture and color.  Our new hard cases protect your iPhone brilliantly with original photography from our various travels and experiences.  Available for iPhone SE®, iPhone 6®, 6s®, 6 plus® and 6S Plus®.  Made in the USA.


KOS Summer Meals: Quinoa 'Tabbouleh'



Cool Summer Meals: Quinoa 'Tabbouleh'

Nobody wants to cook anything in this scorching August weather.  Here's how to alleviate that problem with minimum time over a stove.  While not technically 'Tabbouleh' by use of the grain, Quinoa can add a twist plus more protein to this great summer dish.


  • 1 Cup tri-color Quinoa
  • 4 cups diced cucumbers
  • 4 cups diced tomatoes
  • 1 diced whole red or white onion
  • 4 fresh squeezed lemons
  • 2 cups chopped flat parsley or cilantro
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Balsamic vinegar


Bring (1) cup of tri-color Quinoa to a boil in a small pot (rule of thumb: 2:1 Water / Grain ratio) simmer it down until moist.  Remove from heat and let cool, spoon into large mixing bowl. 

Add diced ingredients along with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and lemon juice to taste.  Let chill in refrigerator at least one (1) hour before serving.


Oversized frames, squared up wayfarer shape. These sunglasses are as classy as your grandparents Cadillac, but ultimately more modern.  One of our favorite designs and The Cassette Company's most popular wood sunglasses. Made of real re-purposed skateboards, which are made of 100% Canadian Maple and demand your respect. Features include Canadian maple frame, metal spring hinges and polarized lenses.  Boulevard and other designs are available this month for 20% off using our discount code "20off0503" when you make a purchase on the Cassette Company website.

- Maple Skateboard Frame
- Metal Spring Hinges
- Polarized lenses
- Large Fit

Lens Color
- Smoke

Frame Size in mm (Lens Width x Bridge Width x Arm Length)
- 52 x 20 x 144