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Jag-lovers Norman Dewis' Birthday Greeting Summary
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Norman Dewis on his 80th Birthday!

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We have 496 greetings for Norman stored at the moment
 

Norman Dewis, Jaguar driver extraordinaire, celebrated his 80th birthday on August 3rd 2000.

Below is a list of all greetings sent so far by Jag-lovers worldwide - these were printed and presented to Norman on his Birthday by Terry Larson.

 

Here are all 496 of the greetings, most recent first


Posted by Paul Patek [patek at hawaii.edu] in USA on Thursday, 10th August 2000 from 128.171.230.50
To one of the people that have made Jaguar the passion for so many. Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Ronald Young [youngllron at aol.com] in USA on Thursday, 10th August 2000 from 205.188.200.53
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I just bought a jag (E-type) two months ago and I love it. I know why You have stayed with jags so long. I hope I can send you a birthday memo 20 years from now Happy Birthday Ron Young

Posted by stephen mitchell [ddandw at hotmail.com] in uk on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 212.49.244.213
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! from one new jag nut to an older one. all the best

Posted by Paul Kluka [paul.kluka at lineone.net] in England on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 212.140.43.40
Congratulations on your 80th Birthday. Many happy returns!

Posted by ole oestergaard [ooe at sa.aarhus.dk] in Denmark on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 194.239.178.201
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by DAVID PACE [davidpace at maltanet.net] in MALTA on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 195.158.98.139
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Judi O\'Bryan [judio at ipa.net] in USA on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 207.50.161.103
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! And many, many more. Kinda like the life of a Jag!

Posted by Trevor Maycock [trevor at tmaycock.freeserve.co.uk] in UK on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 195.92.198.79
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Without your great dedication and vast experience, I am sure that Jaguar would not be what it is today. You made the marque then and continue to uphold all that is good with the marque today. Congratulations on your 80th. I hope that you have many more.

Posted by Franck Guilloteau [franck_guilloteau at hcc1.com] in USA on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 208.249.47.93
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by David Hodges [dav.lyn at virgin.net] in UK on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 62.252.0.5
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Happy Birthday Norman I am new to Jaguars and until now I did not know you, all the same Happy Birthday mate and good luck to ya

Posted by Dennis Hanna [dennis_h at ix.netcom.com] in USA on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 64.63.6.85
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Doug Collins [dougcollins at mediaone.net] in United States on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 24.130.1.29
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I caught the Jaguar fever in the early 60's with the E-type and have been driving them ever since. My daily driver is an '87 XJ6 and I am restoring my 73 e-type. Thanks for all of you help in making these automobiles so special. Doug Collins

Posted by george desantis [gorgula at look.ca] in canada on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 24.141.17.171
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! keep shifting norm

Posted by Tex Terry, II [actiims at csonline.net] in USA on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 206.101.123.215
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! First heard of you in '57 while living in Venezuela, So. Amer. Mother (from South Wales) made a point of getting me interested in Jaguar at that time of your running. Great things have come from your involement with Jaguar and certainly appreciated world over! I now own a 1986 XJS V12 as a result of this. Thanks!!! Tex.

Posted by Bill Smith Jr. [sas1 at surfsouth.com] in USA on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 216.128.140.171
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! With much admiration and envy, I wish I could have just a small fraction of your knowledge and experiences with Jaguar. Thanks for helping create some of the most beautiful cars on the planet. (They even look good on a trailer... or in pieces...)

Posted by Richard and Lyn Gress [richard at skarn.med.utah.edu] in USA on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 155.100.100.190
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! From all of us whom your life's work has touched in such positive ways, our best greetings. From now on every time I work on those disc brakes on the S Type I shall remember your contributions! Richard

Posted by Jeff Broughton [qwikv6 at hotmail.com] in US on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 207.144.120.3
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thanks for all of your contributions to the Jaguar world over the year!

Posted by Gerald H. Roehner [ghrainer at aol.com] in Ohio, USA on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 152.163.206.201
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! From a long time (from my perspective) Jaguar lover. Thanks for all you have done. Best Wishes, Gerry Roehner 2259 Panhandle Road Delaware, Ohio 43015 (1957 XK140MC OTS #S812644) (1974 XJ12L)

Posted by Richard Fleming [daimlerman at free.net.nz] in New Zealand on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 210.55.227.8
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! My XJ Coupe is my pride and joy, thank you for your part in creating such wonderful cars.

Posted by O. H. Olsen [odd.olsen at maritech.no] in Norway on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 193.216.80.66
Thanks for your contribution to making excellent cars! Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Ersoy Karabadjak [ekarabad at bigpond.com.au] in Australia on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 139.134.27.67
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Lew Haines [lewhaines at aol.com] in USA on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 152.163.207.76
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thanks for your work of love to get us these great cars!!!

Posted by Jari Rinne [jari.rinne at finnkino.fi] in Finland on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 194.197.68.45
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Have a wonderful day, and thanks a lot of a beautiful cars.

Posted by Frank Gauer [fgauer at pacbell.net] in USA on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 206.170.238.154
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thank you for the wonderful automobiles you've given us! Frank Gauer

Posted by Peter Murray [pjmurray at bechtel.com] in England on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 212.133.25.179
To a Great survivior of the Best. Happy 80th Birthday Norman, have a great day!

Posted by bob seconder [bocher at webtv.net] in USA on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 209.240.200.42
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! happy birthday,god bless.

Posted by Bradley Mclean [jagman_74 at hotmail.com.au] in NSW - Australia on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 203.63.252.251
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! May your 80th birthday bring you as much pleasure as the two vehicles I have bring me and always remember - Old Jagmen don't stop they just get restored!

Posted by Philip Baier [jag5 at vbe.com] in usa on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 64.77.131.119
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thanks for helping make Jaguar the Marque it is, and many more great years to you. I wish I could meet you and hear the stories of glory from one who lived them. Maybe you can come to the EAA next year and do that at the Jaguar Factory Display! HBTY , Phil

Posted by John Whitford [whitford at insync.net] in Texas on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 209.113.31.202
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thanks for all the wonderful cars! John Whitford

Posted by Gerry Peterson [smoothy58 at aol.com] in USA on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 152.163.197.201
Norman- On the 80th celebration of your birth, let me be among the hundreds of Jaguar lovers worldwide to wish you "Congratulations!!". The development work your acomplished at Jaguar Cars was instrumental in that marques' success and forever changed the automotive world as we know it. I am the proud owner of 63 E-Type FHC s/n 888764 and believe it is even more lovely today than when it was manufactured 37 years ago!! Happy Birthday again! And may you have many more!! Gerry Peterson

Posted by R.Tinkler [rtink at saber.net] in U.S.A. on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 205.139.65.85
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Way to go, hope you have many more! R. Tinkler

Posted by Dennis Barr [barrmark262 at aol.com] in USA on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 64.12.104.182
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thank you for being a part of my happiness. I love my Mark 2, and hopefully in a few months I may be driving it after a complete ground up restoration. We all appreciate you very much.

Posted by Errol Chin [erchin45 at altavista.com] in Canada on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 154.5.113.118
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Oliver Marks [omarks at rpminteractive.com] in USA on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 209.246.19.51
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I grew up in Coventry - my school friend Peter Weston now test drives on the MIRA test track as you did for Jag! Thanks for getting the lumps out so I don't have to experience them!

Posted by Phil Morgan [pmorgan15 at home.com] in Canada on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 24.112.158.238
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Bob Buchenan [rbuchenan at aol.com] in USA on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 152.163.207.209
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thanks to your many years with Jaguar, I (and many other Jag-Lovers) have a car that has no equal. I wouldn't trade my 84 XJ6 for anything. It is a joy to drive and just plain sexy to look at, even after 16 years and 150,000 miles. Sure says a lot for the vision and competency of the people involved with Jaguar. Best wishes, you deserve them. Bob

Posted by Bob Cathey [1jagman at bellsouth.net] in South Carolina, USA on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 209.215.18.25
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! What a great way to celebrate!! Jag lovers all over the world wishing you a Happy Birthday. Add me to the list. An xk140mc restored and a Mark IX in the works here. Thanks for all you mean to Jaguar enthusiasts and lovers all over the world.

Posted by Lee Walden [k6lw at arrl.net] in USA on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 209.239.201.95
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I am in the process of restoring a 1966 Mark X. My brother still has the 1966 Mark X my grandfather bought new from the factory. He drove that model around the world. England to South Africa to Turkey to India. There he put it on a boat and shipped it to San Francisco and then he drove it to Miami Fl. I only hope I can do justice to this fine car in my restoration work. I hope you have a grand and glorius birthday Norman. Lee

Posted by James W. Downhour [jimnopal at netusa1.net] in USA on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 216.117.65.31
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Wish you many more birthdays. I have a 63 XKE coupe and can appreciate how you must have felt driving in those races.

Posted by Dennis Beisswanger [beiss at ix.netcom.com] in US on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 165.121.84.140
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I have owned my 82 XJ6 for 5 pleasurable years. No other car I have owned has come close to giving me the enjoyment I get from my Jag. It still brings smile to my face whenever I'm driving or just admiring it. Thanks for your many years of hard work.

Posted by Mark Moore [birdwire at texas.net] in USA on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 209.99.40.95
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Jim Ellis [jellis at metz.une.edu.au] in AUSTRALIA on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 129.180.4.204
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I wish you many more miles of Jaguar driving plus all the other good things in life that are important to you. best regards, Jim Ellis. Armidale, NSW.

Posted by Darius J Padko [dpadko at howmet.com] in USA on Wednesday, 9th August 2000 from 152.163.201.214
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I purchased my first Jag in Nov98, it's been simply a joy to drive. I hope all the good that you have done comes back to you many times over. Nazdorovlyah, Darius J Padko Succasunna, NJ USA 1986 SeriesIII euro4.2 Sovereign

Posted by Mike Condon [mikec445 at msn.com] in USA on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 63.36.153.105
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I'm a recent Jaguar driver (55 years old)and wish you the best and many more years behind leaper.

Posted by Troy Amason [thelink at cmxway.net] in United States on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 209.186.42.22
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! And thanks for the hard work and wounderful cars!!!!

Posted by gerard vincent [gerard.vincent3consultants at wanadoo.fr] in France on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 193.250.49.82
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thanks for contributing to help us dreaming, driving or not our Jag! Cheers, Gérard.

Posted by Ted Zenuk [zaidaz at flash.net] in USA Tucson, Az on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 216.215.112.87
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I bought my first XK140 in 1959. I owned it for 7 months & it put me in debt for 3 years. But I was hooked. I bought my second XK140MC FHC in 1966 & still have it. It's the only car I have ever "loved." Thanks for all you've done for Jaguars. I wish you many more years to enjoy.

Posted by T.R. Dearden [trdearden at aol.com] in USA on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 38.203.162.137
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thank you for all you have contributed to making the Jaguar cars I have come to love what they are. Best of luck, many happy returns, and keep on drivin'!

Posted by Ben Pittarelli [bpittarelli at yahoo.com] in USA on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 63.82.34.194
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Your efforts and dedication are inspiring! The results of your work are evident every time my 3 year old's face lights up when he sees that we are going for a ride in the Jaguar (pretty much like his fathers'). Best wishes on your 80th! Ben and Matthew Pittarelli

Posted by Warren C. Warburton, Esquire [warren1 at ao.net] in USA on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 205.244.242.106
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! My XJ-S and I wish you the best on your 80th. Thanks for the cat

Posted by Tom Simon [tcsimon at mciworld.com] in USA on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 216.192.217.58
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! From a new XJ-S owner. Thank you for making the XJ-S the car that it is.

Posted by Andy Jordan [andy_jordan at mail.com] in Canada on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 199.85.124.150
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thanks so much for all your efforts - without you my work day wouldn't be able to end with such a wonderful car - 88 XJ-S. Here's to many more birthdays - I figure you have to be at least an ND120 :-)

Posted by George Shabatura [jag52 at uswest.net] in USA on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 216.160.23.115
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Hi Norman congratulations on your 80th, hope you have a wonderful year & many more. It's nice to hear about people like you that helped made driving a Jaguar such a pleasant experience. I will think of you every time I drive my 1972 OTS and once in a while when I drive my 1952 XK120 OTS, OK, whenever I drive either one of them I will think of you Regards & Best Wishes George Shabatura

Posted by Bruce Cunningham [bcunning at together.net] in Vermont, United States of America on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 209.91.3.53
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thank you for everything you have done and are still doing to make owning a Jaguar such a beautiful experience. Ours is a 120 OTS (673099) which we drive about 6,000 miles a year (just about every day that there isn't salt on the roads). We know that it is the passion that you and other Jaguar people put into these machines that makes our passion possible so we practically celebrate you birth every time we turn the key or enjoy working on this fine machine. Bruce and Donna Cunningham

Posted by Larry Lee [leelarr at mail.auburn.edu] in USA on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 24.12.219.28
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! All of us who enjoy classic Jaguars--mine is an SII XJ6--are in your debt. Your unique talents contributed much to the making of a unique marque. As you enjoy you birthday--including, I presume, a drive in your favorite Jag--I would like to join Jaguar lovers the world over in wishing you all the best! Larry Lee Auburn, AL, USA

Posted by Michael J. Flook [mflook at seic.com] in USA on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 12.20.48.100
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thanks so much for the work you put forth to make these cars the best driving machines in the world!

Posted by Jerry Lippmann [jerry.lippmann at asu.edu] in USA on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 32.100.146.105
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! And thanks for your many contributions which have resulted in many sublime and long-lasting smiles from Jaguar drivers everywhere!

Posted by Jerry Meissner [jerry.meissner at att.net] in United States of America on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 12.4.254.30
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! We all appreciate what you have contributed to the Jaguare experience as we know it. God Bless, Jerry Meissner

Posted by J. Rick Smith [g.s.i.investigations at home.com] in United states on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 24.4.254.3
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thank you for the many years of devotion!

Posted by Peter B. Morris [pblstnm at aol.com] in USA on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 152.163.213.71
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! We all owe you a great deal, and we truly appreciate all you have done for our beloved marque! Best wishes for good health and great happiness! Sincerely, Peter B. Morris USA

Posted by John Walker [jw202035 at msxssc.shell.com] in United States on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 134.163.248.87
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! May you have many more. Thank you for helping make the E-type what it is.

Posted by Scott Phillips [scottphillips2 at yahoo.com] in USA on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 209.220.84.202
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! As a forever Jaguar lover ---- especially a high school romance with an E-Type --- and then a loving owner of a used '88 (yup!) XJ40 -- I wanted to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY and thank you for your years of work on the VERY BEST MARQUE in the WORLD!!!! Scott Phillips

Posted by Trey McCay [tmccay at automatikdesign.com] in USA on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 64.34.209.185
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! It is an honor to have the opportunity to send a birthday wish to someone so formidibly associated with the Jaguar marque, if not the autombile industry itself. Enjoy your day. I'm sure we'll be chiming in again on your 90th! Trey McCay 85 VDP--Ethyl

Posted by Thomas Christiansen [tchristian at sbw.schuler-ag.com] in Sweden on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 195.2.173.29
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Steve Scibilia [scibilia at optushome.com.au] in Australia on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 203.164.3.165
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Happy Birthday Norman

Posted by Kerry L. Vickers [vickersk_ at excite.com] in USA on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 199.211.220.33
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thank you for your contribution in developing a vehicle every young man aspires to own and is never satisfied until he is able to drive down the road with a kid-like grin from owning his first Jaguar. Best wishes!

Posted by Bert Buchmann [bbuchmann at dplanet.ch] in Switzerland on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 212.28.137.130
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! All the best for the future...thank you for everything you have done for the great JAGUAR movement.

Posted by Sylvia Koberger [sylvia.koberger at smart.com] in Germany on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 53.122.34.115
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! The Jaguar E Type is the best car ever built! I fell in love with a Series 1 4.2 litre E-Type which I own for a year. Testdriving with this car must be a dream. Not so much politics like today... I wish you a lot of nice trips with a roaring cat. Sylvia Koberger

Posted by Frank Gerber [frank.gerber at swissonline.ch] in Switzerland on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 195.24.91.101
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thank you for all your work which helped in establishing Jaguar as a marque with such a strong bias to racing and sports cars. With due respect and most friendly greetings, Frank Gerber 1988 XJ-S V12 Le Mans XJ-S Lovers List Jaguar Racing Club Gold Member

Posted by Dag Bakka [dag at access-data.no] in Norway on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 195.204.185.8
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by paul piskor [ppiskor at aol.com] in usa on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 205.188.198.39
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! thanx for all you've done! happy b-day and i wish you many more!

Posted by Mark D Young [saphoto at iafrica.com] in South Africa on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 196.2.45.69
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Among many other greetings, this may seem like just one more. For me though, the immense pleasure and on-going joy derived from owning and using a machine which benefitted from your considered input over many years, is infinite and beyond the norm. I appreciate, on a personal level, the efforts from which I and many others have reaped rewards. We cannot repay the debt save for organising this raft of messages. I hope you have a great day and a blessed existence into the future. Thank you.

Posted by Chris [thisthis at hotmail.com] in USA on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 24.21.186.33
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thanx for everything you have done for Jaguar. Best wishes, Chris Margiotti, New Orleansm LA

Posted by Per Arne Braaten [braaten at c2i.net] in Norway on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 195.0.135.10
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Best wishhes from Norway, and thanks for the E-Type, I have just finished a total restoration of my Series 2 Roadster, it shines and works perfect. Regards Per Arne Braaten

Posted by Raymond E. Sharp [resharp at home.com] in USA on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 24.4.252.69
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thankyou for helping to develop the E-Type and giving so much pleasure to those of us who appreciate speed with beauty. I fell in love with the E-type in 1961 as a poor kid in England. Now I have two ( an early flat floor, welded louver coupe and a 1971 roadster). Thankyou so very much! All the very best Ray Sharp.

Posted by Charles E. Gilmore Sr [cgilmore at satx.rrcom] in United States on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 24.26.233.57
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I am new to the Jaguars, but I've loved them nearly all my life. After buying a real lemon (1985 XJ6) in 1993, I am now hooked. I maintain everything on it myself, to include rebuilding the engine and transmission. I am very proud of my Jag because everywhere I go, I get complments on it and it just feels great. While I may not know you personally, I'm sure that owning a Jag is knowing something about you and your contributions to a fine car. Thanks for everything. I hope you enjoy your birthday and that you will have many more to celebrate. Sincerely, Charles from Converse, Texas (San Antonio)

Posted by David Shield [dshield at pacbell.net] in US on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 207.215.85.237
Norman, Wishing you a very happy birthday. A lifetime full of accomplishemnets, for which we are grateful. Many happy returns, Holly and David Shield

Posted by Ken Veary [smokestack20 at yahoo.com] in USA on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 63.214.75.94
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Been an E-type admirer since the first time I had seen one, and have been lucky enough to have owned two. Thanks for your contribution to the sucess of the marque. Your welcomed to show me how to drive the E-Type the way it was meant to be driven if your ever in town :-) Thanks! Happy 80th Ken

Posted by Rich Neary [richneary at aol.com] in USA on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 152.163.213.46
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Have fun, Rich

Posted by Tom Carson [carson at alaska.net] in USA on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 209.112.136.65
Norman, Please accept my heartfelt wish for a grand 80th birthday. You are one of a select group of gifted individuals who established Jaguar as a respected and sought-after marque. Excellent, inspired work! I own a 1962 Mark 2, and a 1954 XK 120SE OTS. I own these cars because I recognize and love what they are...and because there is nothing else like them in the world

Posted by Stu Romberger [rummy at epix.net] in USA on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 209.74.11.72
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Your love of Jaguar shines brightly in my 66 E-type FHC! Happy Birthday and Thank You!!

Posted by Bruce Hornaday [bhornaday at aol.com] in USA on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 205.188.198.23
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Your contributions are what have made the Jag what it is today. You should be proud of you life's accomplishments, you have brought joy to so many! Thanks!!!

Posted by Michael Patrick Moore [mmoore8425 at aol.com] in United States of America on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 152.163.213.62
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I feel honored to be able to send you this greeting. I own two Jaguars, and love them. I wish you many happy returns!

Posted by David Hansen [coates.best at bmts.com] in Canada on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 216.183.140.3
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! All best wishes on your Birthday Norman. As a fellow "Jag-Lover" I can't begin to convey my appreciation for your contribution to unarguably the finest marque in the automotive world. My sincere thanks.

Posted by Michael & Janice Goodwin [koolkataz at uswest.net] in Phoenix, AZ USA on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 130.13.67.2
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thanks for attending our Concours in 1998, that was the show where Terry showed off the SS-90 that he had rebuilt, it was a real pleasure for me to chat with you and learn some Jaguar Company history from someone who was there when it all was happening. I was glad to get your autograph in one of my Jag books. I enjoy driving my ' 68 OTS "E" and it is a pleasure to rip around the mountains of AZ in the best body design of all time. The sound of the XK engine is a real joy to hear as One is pushed back into those great seats and play with the gears, Happy Birthday and thank you for your work. Please come back to Phoenix and speak again at one of our club meetings. Michael & Janice Goodwin

Posted by Phil Evans [pre at hotkey.net.au] in Australia on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 203.134.9.12
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Another marvellous milestone in a great man's life. I hope you enjoy your 80th very much and I hope you continue "carrying the Jaguar flag" for many years to come. My best regards, Phil.

Posted by George Hutchins [george5852 at aol.com] in U.S.A. on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 205.188.197.37
Keep on driving!!! Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Jim Coombe [jcoombe at ipa.net] in USA on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 208.142.2.42
As long time Jaguar lovers, my wife Barbara & I would like to wish you the happiest of birthdays. We have owned 2 E-Types for over 25 years, and more recently an XJ-6. As the years go by, we come to a greater and greater appreciation of the outstanding work by you and the others back at Browns Lane some 40 years ago. One only has to drive an E-Type to recognize how far ahead you truly were. Happy 80th and many more!!

Posted by James & Susanne Warren [warrensj at together.net] in USA on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 209.91.40.154
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! There has been no other marque with the mystique of Jaguar...and this due to the competitive edge always lurking behind the elegance. Your contribution to establishing and maintaining that edge deserves the thanks of the industry and certainly of those of us who have tasted the water and cannot leave. Our heartiest congratulations on the 80th anniversary of your birth.

Posted by Wayne Hendy [wrhendy at hdc.com.au] in Australia on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 165.228.130.11
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! A job well done ,By your biograghy your the cause of all of our adictions to Jags(it was the ride that sucked me in) Wayne

Posted by Evan Thompson [ethompson at nexus.edu.au] in Australia on Tuesday, 8th August 2000 from 203.108.165.44
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! All the best for the next twenty - plus years.

Posted by Nancy and Scott Gilbert [kc7mzj at aol.com] in USA on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 12.13.226.13
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! The Spirit of the Marque is in no small part due to the efforts you put out - A hearty thanks from all of us who have so benefitted from your expertice. Many more Happy ones!

Posted by Philip Jones [phil at smartcomm.freeserve.co.uk] in UK on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 195.92.194.19
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! How do you tell how happy a C Type driver is - Count the flies in his teeth! All the best to one of the pioneers of our great hobby.

Posted by Doug Ingram [dougi at home.com] in Canada on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 24.69.48.14
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thank you for all you did for my favourite British marque!

Posted by David Johnson [davesjag at netzero.net] in United States on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 12.78.199.102
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! It's a pleasure to wish you a happy birthday! Here's my wish for many more! Dave

Posted by Mark Treworgy [trew at n-jcenter.com] in usa on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 209.26.119.60
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I and my cars thank you. Have another wonderful 80 years.

Posted by Dylan Smith [copper925 at aol.com] in USA on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 205.188.198.23
Norman, Happy Birthday! While my Jag is sometimes a bit of a pill due to my lack of mechanical skill, when it ticks over it's really a thrill. Much of the credit for that thrill is owed to you, sir. Many happy returns.

Posted by Dick McCutcheon [rmccutch at bellsouth.net] in US of A on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 216.76.180.9
Happy 80th Birthday Norman,and may you have many more! Being a retired development flight test engineer I can appreciate the experiences you must have gone through over the years in being a key member of a development team for Jaguar. The ups and downs of develpoment with the associated extreme lows and the satisfaction of final success make for an interesting and rewarding life. I am sure that yours has been very rewarding and will continue to be so for a long time. Regards Dick McCutcheon

Posted by Frank Basten [fbasten at recorder.ca] in Canada on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 206.47.98.151
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! We all appreciate your impact and the contribution you made in the development of the various Jaguar vehicles you worked on . All of our cars are probably recipients to some degree of your influence. Best Regards, Frank Basten (91xj40&86xj12vdp)

Posted by Michael Allen [mgallen at neeo.net] in United States on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 24.147.154.162
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Your legacy will be with us long after we're both gone. Thanks

Posted by Graeme Adamson [claymore at iname.com] in South Africa on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 196.34.250.7
Thanks for what you've done for Jaguar! Have a great birthday!

Posted by Paul Bjarnason [bearson at erols.com] in USA on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 38.201.1.2
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Congratulations and thanks a million -- you outdid Hugh Hefner by creating cars that a man can lust after and enjoy long after he can't do anything with Playmates any more. All the best to you. Paul

Posted by Marvin Match [match at ee.utah.edu] in USA on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 128.110.18.70
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Congratulations. I'm honored to be able to write to a living legend! My first car was a '62 E-type. The most wonderful automobile I've ever owned. Now I own a mostly-restored '74 XJ6. It's wonderful as well, but in a different way. Marvin Match

Posted by Ewout Belderok [belderok at hetnet.nl] in The Netherlands on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 194.134.211.237
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thanks for your hard work for Jaguar making them the best cars.

Posted by Glenn Beck [jaguarxjscv12 at aol.com] in California, USA on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 205.188.197.59
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thanks for your work! I now proudly own a Jaguar after many years of lusting. It was worth the wait!

Posted by Ray Farmer [rfarm at msn.com] in UK on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 212.139.37.251
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by David North [dnorth1 at optonline.net] in US on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 209.2.156.250
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thank you for your work with Jaguar. I know that my '87 XJ6 is just that much better and fun to drive due to your enthusiasm and skill. David North 1987 XJ6 sIII

Posted by Jim ODell [jimodell at home.com] in USA on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 24.4.254.71
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thanks for all you've done to make our cars what they are!!! Jim '86 XJ-S

Posted by Matt Dillon [jagginroun at aol.com] in USA on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 206.213.209.31
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Henk Smit [h.smit2 at chello.nl] in The Netherlands on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 62.108.1.72
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! And many many Years !!!

Posted by Lyndon Martin [lyndon.martin at ubc.ca] in Canada on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 24.115.133.16
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thanks for helping to create such great cars! Here's to many more years of driving

Posted by John Testrake [jtestrake at aol.com] in USA on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 205.188.199.196
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! It is an honor to be able to wish you a happy birthday. I have always loved Jaguars and am truly indebted to those such as yourself who devoted their lives to producing a truly remarkable automotive legend. Thank you for all your hard work and tireless devotion.

Posted by Art Blackwell [aeb1 at americanisp.net] in US of A on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 208.244.175.94
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! At least your driving wasn't " Go Fast, Turn Left " like my Dads! He now owns successful World of Outlaw Sprint cars instead of driving them ( 5 wins out of the last 6... a bounty has been placed for the first driver beating that car ).... ...... Thank you for your contributions to the marque and to racing in general...

Posted by Pete Forte [pete4t at yahoo.com] in USA on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 12.38.103.22
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I recently bought a '92 XJS convertible, I swear it has taken 25 years off my age! Give it a try, or maybe that's what's keeping you young now......

Posted by Allan Pebworth [allanp32 at hotmail.com] in USA on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 208.244.245.2
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! As a enthusatic owner of two XKE's (Series 1 OTS and Series 3 Coupe) as well as being an mechanical engineer and sometimes SCCA racer, I appreacate all the hard work and effort you put into making the Jaguar all that it was (and a great car it was). May you have a happy birthday and many, many more. Allan

Posted by Michael Metlich [m.var at aon.at] in Austria on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 62.47.23.44
Happy 80th Birthday Norman and many thanks to your contributions to Jaguar !

Posted by Simon David [cosmo at informix.com] in England on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 192.147.111.2
Best wishes on your 80th birthday Norman and thank you for providing the world with truly wonderful motor cars. Cosmo

Posted by Hal Bryan [hal at actioncity.com] in USA on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 131.107.3.76
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Many thanks to your contributions to Jaguar history! All best regards - Hal Bryan

Posted by John and Sue Richardson [jtrichardson at alturaenergy.com] in USA on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 63.71.99.114
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Sue and I really love our Jags and would like to say "Thanks" for all the effort you put into helping make the Marque what it is today. Now...about the A\C and electrical systems :-)) John and Sue in West Texas

Posted by Chuck Renner [crenner at dynalivery.com] in USA on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 209.184.153.83
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thanks for all your work towards making our favorite marque so exceptional.

Posted by Ted Trim [ted.trim at icl.com] in England on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 194.176.223.193
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thanks for all the work you put in to make Jaguars such a pleasure to drive.

Posted by dave ginieres [duesenberg at juno.com] in usa on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 63.214.76.252
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! and thank you for being involved in the efforts that led to all of our frustration, consternation and general malaise these many years later, namely our very quirky but loveable goddamned jaguars.....thanks a lot pal ! happy birthday and many more of 'em !! and thanks again.....i enjoy my jaguar, i really do ! dave g.

Posted by Ken Nicks [tr302 at aol.com] in USA on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 152.163.201.73
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Each time I take a friend for a ride in my '51 MKVII for thr first time, besides the obvious comments about the styling of the car and the beauty of the interior it is never fails that they have some comment about the ride or the handling or the lack of body roll etc. I think that this an on going testimony to you and the entire Jaguar orginization for all the long hours of development work!! I wish you the best of birthdays and maybe in you next go-round work on the windshield wipers a little harder!! Warmest Regards! Ken Nicks

Posted by John Kieffer [kieffer at softek.net] in USA on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 216.248.14.212
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thanks for helping develop such a great automobile. John

Posted by Steve B. Hiland M. D. [pendoc at apex.net] in United States on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 205.204.186.1
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thanks for these fabulous cars, and very best regards. Doc

Posted by Rich Murrell [torchlake at webtv.net] in USA on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 209.240.200.72
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Wishing you all the best from here in Northwest Lower Michigan! And our 74XJ12L sends it's thanks as well :^) Have a wonderful Birthday!

Posted by Randy Anderson [radata3 at aol.com] in USA on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 205.188.198.166
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by George Brown [george.brown at uk.mckhboc.com] in England on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 204.152.29.253
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! My daily driver is a 1985 XJ6 Sovereign, now having covered 175,000miles - and she still turns heads. All the best!

Posted by Ralph Cooke [rcooke at yadtel.net] in USA on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 206.74.50.62
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! We're still enjoying the fruits of your labor. Hope you have many more birthdays to come! You're just now coming "on cam." RMC

Posted by Allan Charlton [allancharlton at ozemail.com.au] in Australia on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 203.108.0.58
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I fell in love with Jaguar when I learnt to drive in my father's Mk IV. He never owned another Jaguar, but I have owned a few and I still own an early XJ-S. I am grateful for the efforts you made to make my cars such a pleasure to drive -- elegant, graceful, sure-footed, and a huge amount of fun. Thank you, Norman. Have a wonderful birthday! Allan

Posted by Dave Morrin [dave.morrin at xtra.co.nz] in New Zealand on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 203.96.106.224
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! being a test driver for Jaguar Cars would be the pinnacle of one's career in the motoring industry. All the best.

Posted by Andrew Robertson [kinrob at xtra.co.nz] in New Zealand on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 203.96.105.58
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I race a 7.5 litre XJ S1 saloon, and despite being a bit bloated, it's a good thing and tons of fun - thanks for your fabulous contribution to the sporting heritage of Jag

Posted by Bill Sotiras [bsotiras at arcom.net.au] in Australia on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 203.26.206.10
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Eric Mitchell [eric at brightgreen.net] in USA on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 158.252.241.82
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! As a owner of an Series 3 XJ6, 1987 US spec, I can't begin to thank you for the effort you've put into Jaguar reaching the levels of excellent quality and engineering that it has. An electrical engineer by profession, I am constantly impressed with the terrific engineering that went into these automobiles. I'm hooked for life, I'm afraid. Many happy returns on the birthday, Norman, and best regards from the "colonies". Eric Mitchell

Posted by David Lister [dlfix34 at aol.com] in USA on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 152.163.207.193
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Wm. R. Simpson [wsimpson at coin.org] in USA on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 204.184.41.28
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Ihope that I'm driving my jag at 80. Keep on jagging. Simpson

Posted by Russell A. Melancon [jaguar at cajun.net] in USA on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 206.65.74.201
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Darrin Hodges [darrin.hodges at qmi.com.au] in Australia on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 203.35.192.132
Congratulations!! Happy 80th Birthday Norman! regards

Posted by Steve Corbally [steve.corbally at defence.gov.au] in Australia on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 203.5.217.4
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! May you continue to enjoy your life to the full. By the way, it's at least six months, probably closer to a year ago since you last visited Australia, and the Bay to Birdwood and the Classic Adelaide are again coming up.....what's keeping you lad.....time for another jaunt Down Under.....we'd be very pleased to see you again. Regards Steve Corbally

Posted by Les Halls [l_halls at yahoo.com] in USA on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 198.211.232.224
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Very few can claim that their life's work made such a difference to not only a company or marque, but to an entire industry. We are still reaping the benefits of your work to this very day, sir. I wish you much health and happiness in the years ahead.

Posted by Don & Joyce Cole [jagdj2 at aol.com] in California, USA on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 205.188.193.172
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Susan Salsburg [old_cat at prodigy.net] in USA on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 63.252.139.132
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! You're my inspiration ! If you can still be so damn fast, then I'm not too old to race my 56 MGA & 61 Jag MKII. Enjoy the day & keep the greasy side down !

Posted by Raymond OBrien [obriens1 at medaone.net] in USA on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 24.147.101.168
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! You are certainly one of the "Jaguar Greats" Many Happy Returns of the day. Regards, R. O'Brien

Posted by Paul [paulbentz at home.com] in USA on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 24.11.201.36
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thanks for making our Jaguars handle and stop like a Jaguar should. You never know when it may come in handy, and thanks to your work, these cars have become much safer and aggressive!

Posted by Jannis [jannis.p at chello.se] in Sweden on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 213.200.168.78
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! All the best to you :-)) Jannis Politidis 1985 SIII

Posted by Terry & Darlene Larson [tlljaguar at cs.com] in Arizona, U.S.A. on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 205.188.199.145
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! We would like to wish you, all the best for your 80th birthday. We treasure not only our friendship but also the times we have spent together. We are inspired by your youthful attitude and presence. Your loyalty to the marque is superb. Jaguar cars would never have become what it is today without your dedication & hard work. You have earned & deserve the respect from enthusiasts all over the world. Here's wishing you continued health & happiness for many more years of "carrying the flag" for Jaguar. Your good friends, Terry & Darlene Larson

Posted by Ken Davis [kenjdavis at home.com] in United States / New Zealand on Monday, 7th August 2000 from 24.4.254.99
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! All your years of work, dedication and love of the Marque is truly appreciated by "us ol' Jag owners". First Jag I ever remember seeing was a 120 (?) on a farmers field in new Zealand, many years ago. I now have an XJ6 (S3) and I'm looking at a restored 67 E-type. Happy Birthday SIR!!! Enjoy the run at Monterey!

Posted by John Danhires [john at nt-sux.com] in USA on Sunday, 6th August 2000 from 24.29.4.115
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by bob lonewolf [j5538rstu at aol.com] in u s a on Sunday, 6th August 2000 from 152.163.197.76
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Ben de Snoo [ben at desnoo.nl] in Netherlands on Sunday, 6th August 2000 from 212.238.77.114
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I hope to get the 80e good luck

Posted by Jan Aarnoudse [j.g.aarnoudse at med.rug.nl] in The Netherlands on Sunday, 6th August 2000 from 129.125.36.152
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Loudon Seth [sethl at earthlink.net] in Ohio, USA - ex N. Ireland on Sunday, 6th August 2000 from 38.27.177.158
Dear Norman, Congratulations and a very happy 80th birthday! You are in part responsible for my love affair with Jaguars. I well remember your sensational high speed run at Jabbeke in the XK120 in 1953. I confess it was that young whipper-snapper, Stirling Moss's win at Dundrod in 1950 that is my first great Jaguar memory. (I grew up not far from him and am just a few years younger.) I was an avid supporter of Jaguar in the C-type and D-type days and was lucky enough to be at Le Mans for some of the epic races in the 50's, including one where, if I remember rightly, you yourself were one of the drivers.Jaguar's success owes so much to you. Thanks for the memories and for all your great work making the marque what it became.May you have many more happy years - and one day I hope I might get to shake your hand.Sincerely,Loudon Seth - Jaguar driver and proud

Posted by Keith Morris [keithm at olypen.com] in USA on Sunday, 6th August 2000 from 208.229.228.228
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I have had deep feelings for Jaguar's long before I really understood what they represent to the automotive world. I thank you for you efforts to bring Jaguar to the top of the racing world. Keith Morris Seattle

Posted by Colleen [fstcoke at aol.com] in USA on Sunday, 6th August 2000 from 152.163.206.189
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Congratulations on your many years as a test driver for Jaguar. Talk about a dream job, imagine getting paid for something that you (presumably) totally enjoyed. May you celebrate many more enjoyable birthdays in the future. Best wishes, Colleen

Posted by Steve Wilke [slwilke at tampabay.rr.com] in Florida, USA on Sunday, 6th August 2000 from 24.164.14.68
Best wishes for a very Happy and Healthy 80th Birthday, Norman! Thanks largely due to your efforts, Jaguars are as pleasing to drive as they are in appearance. Cheers to you, Norman! Best of health and happiness this year, and the years to follow. Best regards, Steve Wilke

Posted by Matt Grimes [matt at ctshoppe.com] in USA on Sunday, 6th August 2000 from 216.81.179.131
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I LOVE my Jaguar! Thanks for all you've done.

Posted by Bob Gallivan [rgallivan at monmouth.com] in USA on Sunday, 6th August 2000 from 209.191.59.184
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Dear Norman, I just want to take this opportunity to wish you all the best on your 80th birthday and thank you for your commitment and dedication to this superlative breed of cars. If you could see the smile on my face & hear the laughter as I take those sweeping curves at speed in my 1984 XJ-S H.E you would be proud, as well you should. The next time that happens I'll be thinking of you. All the best and thank you. God bless. Bob Gallivan

Posted by Charlie [cnowlin at goodtimes.com] in USA on Sunday, 6th August 2000 from 206.162.78.55
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Charles van Sorgen [cvs at innotime.com] in The Netherlands on Sunday, 6th August 2000 from 194.134.11.187
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Dear Norman, I wish you many great moments in your live with family and XK-Jaguars.

Posted by Jim Carney [carney_fam_ark at msn.com] in USA on Sunday, 6th August 2000 from 63.27.191.97
Mr. Dewis, Thank you so much for playing such a big part in developing my favorite, the Series I E-Type. I rebuilt mine from scratch, and drive it often & enthusiastically. Happy birthday! Sincerely, Jim Carney

Posted by Carlos Artal [carlos.artal at ncr.com] in UK on Sunday, 6th August 2000 from 195.92.67.67
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thank you for all the hours of pleasure.

Posted by Bradley Starcevich [starchb at altavista.com] in United States of America on Sunday, 6th August 2000 from 166.90.68.123
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thanks so much for all that you have done to promote the marque that we all love.

Posted by Andrew Olson [andrewolson at mediaone.net] in USA on Sunday, 6th August 2000 from 24.163.225.170
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I love my E! Thanks for helping to make it possible! Andrew 66 OTS

Posted by Wade Lovell [success at ceoathome.com] in USA on Sunday, 6th August 2000 from 24.25.216.10
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thank you for helping with the rear end rebuild on my '77 XJ6L. It was almost as good as having you here. My friend, George Herreros (70) says he will give me a hand when he finishes his latest hotrod, a blown '64 Corvette convertible. If he didn't have a Jag rear end in his '31 Nash restoration hotrod I'd think he didn't like kitties! Yours, Wade

Posted by Les Falconer [lfalconer at juno.com] in USA expat Kiwi on Sunday, 6th August 2000 from 38.33.22.154
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I first fell in love with the beauty, engineering and the mystique of the marque about 35 years ago when I was totally intrigued by a Mk1. Being a young bloke, my dad totally ruled out the idea of owning such an incredible performer, but the passion remained and was finally realised some 16 years ago with the acquisition of a Series 2 XJ6. Since then I have had the pleasure of owning a series 3, and an XJS HE and am currently driving an XJ40. So thank you for your invaluable work in helping provide the magic that only belongs to Jaguar. Happy 80th Norm.

Posted by Bob Sawyer [xkejag64 at aol.com] in USA on Sunday, 6th August 2000 from 205.188.200.191
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thank You, and all the men and women of Jaguar for giving such a wonderful Marque. Cheers, Bob Sawyer

Posted by Stephen J. Keppler [asapkep at gateway.net] in USA on Sunday, 6th August 2000 from 129.61.146.21
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Hope you have a great day and enjoy it as much as we enjoy our 1969 XKE-FHC. Thanks for your many contributions to Jaguar and motoring itself. Without the effort (and often courage) of men like you, the modern day motorist would not enjoy the perfomance and safety of twin cam engines, four wheel disc brakes and four wheel independent suspension. Thanks for a job well done! Steve

Posted by George Leicht [glite at eos.net] in USA on Sunday, 6th August 2000 from 205.133.149.140
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Trevor Law [trevor_law at yahoo.com] in England on Sunday, 6th August 2000 from 62.188.151.97
It's great to be able to wish you happy birthday Norman... I spend many happy hours with my Jags - one (an XJR) for work and one (XK150 DHC) for play, and often read about the early post-war days. My home is pretty close to the Jaguar factories in the Midlands so I see many of the new models before they are released... a few years ago you would probably have been driving some of them. I know you attend some of the Jaguar club functions and hope to meet you there sometime. I shall toast your birthday with a wee dram of Laphroaig 15 year old malt... Best wishes - Trevor Law

Posted by LEN WHEELER [lenscats at flash.net] in USA on Saturday, 5th August 2000 from 216.215.118.183
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! So!! You are the guy I can blame for my fascination with Jaguars. After restoring a Series 1 1/2 OTS and a Series II 2+2 for my wife, we now also have two XJS's. I have had to retire just to take care of all these cars. Gosh though they are gorgeous and I never take any of them out but I get many complements. Thanks for all your efforts with Jaguar and have a great birthday!!

Posted by John Morgan [suka at intergate.bc.ca] in Canada on Saturday, 5th August 2000 from 207.34.182.82
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I grew up in London GB and when I was a kid, I deeply admired the shape and styling of Jaguar cars-still do. I'm lucky enough to own a MK VII, an XK 140 and an XJC They still need lots of attention yet to get them back to original condition and by the time I'm your age, I might have achieved that goal! Congratulations on a meaningful life, well spent and thanks for contributing to the enrichment of the lives of so many people like me who cannot create as you have done but can appreciate the results of your work. I hope you enjoy many more happy years with your hands on the wheel, Happy Birhtday! Regards, John Morgan, Vancouver Canada

Posted by Mr.Shelley Yoelin [shelleyyoelin at peoplepc.com] in U.S.A. on Saturday, 5th August 2000 from 4.16.62.242
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I have enjoyed Jaguars since I was 14 in 1963 and my Dad bought a Mark 2. I am now restoring a 69 E-type FHC and drive a 90 XJ6. Many thanks for your contributions to these beautiful machines. Peace and Love, Shelley Yoelin

Posted by Burgess Howell [bfhowell at knology.net] in The Deep South of the US (a state of mind) on Saturday, 5th August 2000 from 24.214.40.53
Hello, Norman. Happy 80th birthday and thanks for all your excellent work with Jaguar. We Series III XJ owners appreciate your contribution to the refinement of our automobiles. -- Burgess Howell (1986 XJ6 VdP)

Posted by Frank Heselton [frhj at erols.com] in USA on Saturday, 5th August 2000 from 216.164.225.126
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! In 1956, while in high school, I bought a magazine featuring the race cars of the world. The most attractive to me was the Jaguar, and I've been in love with them ever since. My E-Type restoration isn't finished yet, so I haven't been able to personally enjoy the results of your work with Jaguar, but I'm certainly looking forward to it! Again, happy birthday, and many more to you!

Posted by Leroy Curtis [leroy at baram.demon,co,uk] in UK on Saturday, 5th August 2000 from 212.188.149.189
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thanks for all the work you did to make Jaguar the great marque it is today.

Posted by Barry Goldman [bgold at wizard.com] in United States of America on Saturday, 5th August 2000 from 209.170.209.168
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Many happy, and HEALTHY returns.... at least a day driving a Jag is a good one. I have an XK140 SE - Fixed Head Coupe, I brought it from the New York City area to my retirement home in Las Vegas, Nevada. Always a rather hot car in the summer, the desert climate here only adds to the warmth in the cockpit...not to mention the engine temperature. When it is necessary to lose a few pounds, I take it for a drive and sweat it off! Again, Happy 80th!

Posted by John Tompane [ouzler at pacbell.net] in USA on Saturday, 5th August 2000 from 63.192.216.249
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Let me extend my warmest wishes on your birthday, as well as my heartfelt gratitude for your life's work. I know Jaguar would not have been the same without your fine efforts. My ownership of the marquee spans from the XK120 through the XJ-S with a couple of XJ sedans as family transport. Your touch and attention to detail shows throughout these cars, and is indeed why these cars are so special. Sir William obviously knew how valuable you were to Jaguar, and I'm glad I have an opportunity to echo his feelings. Cheers, JT

Posted by Mark Hicks [mhicks at mathe.com] in USA on Saturday, 5th August 2000 from 141.150.40.89
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I was in love with the E-Type since I was a child. I finally purchased my first one in my 30s and now have two so they keep each other company. ;-) I must say thanks for all your contributions toward bringing cars like the E-type into existance. Enthusists the world around owe you profound gratitude for helping create the cars we love so well. Your work will live on to future generations of enthusists and continue to inspire.

Posted by w.i.wong [wiwong at hkstar.com] in hong kong, china on Saturday, 5th August 2000 from 203.198.1.102
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Happy speeding!!!

Posted by Markus Radocha [markus_radocha at hotmail.com] in Austria on Saturday, 5th August 2000 from 212.152.137.10
Dear Mr. Norman! My best wishes and a big thank you for giving us so many stories and having taken some of the flaws off the cars we love and drive. Happy birthday! Mark

Posted by Byron Gillard [bcgillard at dccnet.com] in Canada on Saturday, 5th August 2000 from 209.5.131.172
Happy 80th Birthday. Many happy returns to you Norman. Glad you were born!!!!!

Posted by Robert G. Erb [erb99 at msn.com] in USA on Saturday, 5th August 2000 from 63.17.93.18
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Bought my first Jag. (XK-l50) last week. Thank you for your work in developing this fine machine and the ones that preceeded and followed it. Happy Birthday!

Posted by Gary Leonhardt [ghiaguru at swbell.net] in USA on Saturday, 5th August 2000 from 209.184.9.99
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I have read some of your tech tips and can't wait to put them to use. My realm is the VW, specifically the Karmann Ghia. If you want to see what I have ahead for me, check out my personal web page, http://home.swbell.net/ghiaguru Cheers!!!

Posted by David M. Lokensgard [dlokensgard at earthlink.net] in United States of America on Saturday, 5th August 2000 from 209.179.223.96
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I am pleased to be able to send my best wishes to you on this occasion via the Jag-Lovers organisation. I have owned Jaguars since 1967, my first being a '55 XK140 OTS. I still have that car, and my wife and I use XJ6 sedans as daily drivers. We have a sign in the garage reserving parking for the marque only. Thanks for your efforts in making these cars so enjoyable and interesting! Dave Lokensgard

Posted by John Meyer [johnjmeyer at earthlink.net] in USA on Saturday, 5th August 2000 from 206.15.1.207
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I understand you will be at Monterey for the historics. I do hope my son and I have a chance to say hello to you then. I own a 68 EType OTS - have since 1971 and prior to that had a 67 coupe. You have had a wonderful career. I'm envious! John Meyer

Posted by Ed Gordesky, Larry Wilkinson, David Smith [edgelb at aol.com] in USA on Friday, 4th August 2000 from 205.188.193.27
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Best wishes from the three of us at Charles Maund Jaguar, Austin, Texas,USA

Posted by Tom Pettersen [tompettersen at c2i.net] in Norway on Friday, 4th August 2000 from 193.216.212.201
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Hope You are still going strong. Greetings from north of the polar circle (Bodř, Norway)where my old Mark V and me are living under the midnight sun. Good luck for the years to come! best regards Tom

Posted by Craig Sawyers [c.sawyers at tech-enterprise.com] in England on Friday, 4th August 2000 from 62.255.0.5
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! And many thanks for your contribution to the legend of Jaguar. All the cars we love and drive (mine an XJ12) bear evidence of your total committment to engineering, development and driving skills. Best Wishes Craig Sawyers

Posted by Gary Temple - Vice President Customer Care Jaguar Cars [gtemple at jaguar.com] in USA on Friday, 4th August 2000 from 136.1.1.101
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Have a wonderful birthday! God Bless, Gary

Posted by Chris Gilson Jaguar Cars [cgilson at jaguar.com] in USA on Friday, 4th August 2000 from 136.1.1.101
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thank you for all your efforts in making Jaguar one of the worlds premier marques. Have a great "B" Day and have fun in Monterey. Make Terry sweat a little while driving his car!

Posted by Roy White [roywhite at ev1.net] in USA, TEXAS on Friday, 4th August 2000 from 38.227.25.2
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Bill Issa [cars at dreamsoft.com] in California, USA on Friday, 4th August 2000 from 207.218.158.102
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! May you live another 80 yeqrs, you have contributed engineering and beauty to our lives. It is time life gives you lots of appreciation and love back. Best of luck and happiness, Sicerely yours, Bill

Posted by Urs W. Haehnle [haehnle at bluewin.ch] in Switzerland on Friday, 4th August 2000 from 213.3.5.34
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Dear Norman I hope that we can see you for a long time still at future events driving the famous XJ-13. Saw you last time in Jabbeke and admired your fitness and enthusiasmus. All the best, happiness and good health wishes you Urs Haehnle and all SS-Register members of the Jaguar Driver's Club Switzerland.

Posted by Tomas [thomas700 at hotmail.com] in U.S. on Friday, 4th August 2000 from 130.191.184.61
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I just happened to stumble across this site while looking for stuff about mini coopers. anyways my b-day was the 1st of august and i wanted to wish you a happy birthday just because. Happy Birthday. From Tom

Posted by Jim Michael [jmikol at aol.com] in USA on Friday, 4th August 2000 from 152.163.194.214
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! My E-type is the light of my life and I'd like to thank you for all you've done to make it possible. Best wishes for a happy birthday and many more

Posted by Denis Hakanson [d.hakanson at bom.gov.au] in Australia on Thursday, 3rd August 2000 from 134.178.30.65
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! In the 50s I gazed upon the Jaguars you helped design with awe and now, finally in the following century I have realised those dreams and can now enjoy the fruits of experts such as yourself. A truly beautiful machine and a genuine tribute to all those who stayed true to the Jaguar legend.

Posted by Stan Carpenter [scarpenter at ofc.com] in USA on Thursday, 3rd August 2000 from 205.247.255.27
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Since becoming an E-type owner in the Jaguar family several years ago, I've come to greatly admire the contributions you've made to the Jaguar legend. Someday soon I hope to meet you. The honour would be all mine. Best wishes for a happy and healthy birthday and to come.

Posted by Ian Hissey [ian_hissey at ichiexport.com.au] in Australia on Thursday, 3rd August 2000 from 203.134.33.74
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! It was a pleasure to meet and talk with you on your recent trip to Australia, after both reading so much about you and your exploits, and hearing first hand from one of your "apprentices" (Mike Duncalf, who I stay with down at Lymington) of the excting times at Jaguar, you have had a wonderful and fulfilling life, I'm sure your memories are absolute treasures. We are organising a 16,000km round Australia trip in July next year, including the commemorative XK Darwin to Alice Springs re-enactment, and you will be in the centre of many night-time discussions. Thank you for your solid and beneficial contribution to all things Jaguar, congratulations again on your 80th birthday.

Posted by Rick Hill [risorijo at att.net] in USA on Thursday, 3rd August 2000 from 12.78.7.12
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Without your help in development and testing work, we might driving cars no better than Studebakers or Nashes...or worse yet, something Italian or French! Best wishes, Rick Hill Boca Raton, FL

Posted by Steve Stewart [saplstewart at optushome.com.au] in Australia on Thursday, 3rd August 2000 from 203.54.56.148
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thanks for inspiring so many within and outside Jaguar.

Posted by Randall Walker [walkiens at worldnet.att.net] in Texas (USA!) on Thursday, 3rd August 2000 from 12.73.231.205
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Jaguars, especially of the 50's and 60's, are the all-consuming passion of many of us. Success for these products of innovative design and superb engineering would not have been possible without your personal attention to detail and scrupulous professionalism. Thousands of us thank you and wish you many more years of hearing such appreciation. See you at Monterey!

Posted by Graeme Dalling [graemedalling at hotmail.com] in New Zealand on Thursday, 3rd August 2000 from 202.180.64.90
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! As a young boy in the 1950's Jaguar always held a fascination for me and the mystique even to this day is still there.The shape,the sound of that XK engine and the power and speed for their day was impressive indeed. Thankyou Norman, as it is for people like you and the rest of the team you had around you at the time that I am still enjoying motoring in Jaguars of the 50's and 60's. All the best on that special day,from down under,Graeme Dalling,New Zealand.

Posted by Everett Turner [eeturner at blomand.net] in USA on Thursday, 3rd August 2000 from 204.116.17.51
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Great go old chap!

Posted by Mark A. Riley [mriley at nucmar.physics.fsu.edu] in USA on Thursday, 3rd August 2000 from 128.186.111.32
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! You have been one of my heroes since I was a "wee lad" and it is so wonderful to still see you active and being made a "fuss of" in Jaguar events all around the world. This is exactly how it should be! In 1969 my uncle got an E-type. I was 9 at the time but I spent almost every Saturday morning for the next 5 years cleaning and polishing it. Ever since then I wanted an E of my own really badly and spent countless hours reading every book about them (and of course reading your name and all of your adventures!). My dream came true 3 years ago and my wife and children will tell you I have not been the same since. It is something I will cherish forever and I want to thank you for your role in making this car the classic that it is and for helping to bring so much joy to so many people. Have a wonderful birthday Norman! Take care, be good and thanks again for changing my life! Very best regards, Mark Riley (Tallahassee, Florida, Tel: 850 668 7759) ps If you are in Tallahassee ever please feel free to drop by! By the way, my wife makes a mean "Yorkshire pudding!" pps I recently took a colleague at work for a spin in my car. The result is that he is this very weekend off to Jacksonville to pick up his first Jaguar (S-type). Another has now experienced the magic that you helped create!

Posted by Rick Ashworth [rick.ashworth at launceston.tas.gov.au] in Australia on Thursday, 3rd August 2000 from 193.35.197.197
I would LOVE to send a message to Norman....he was our guest here in Tasmania a couple of years back and he and I spent a very interesting couple of hours standing in a field in pouring rain watching the Targa Tasmania contestants go by....at least 6 Jaguars in their too! Norman could tell how each contestant was going to fare on a tricky corner merely by listening to the sound of their engine as they approached. He was uncannily right almost every time! He also gave our club a very interesting after dinner talk. If you could forward my very best wishes to Norman for his 80th, I would appreciate it. We owe him a great deal, not only for his work with Jaguar, but for his service with No.2 Group, Bomber Command RAF. There are not many of his kind that survived, and our debt can never be repaid. Here's to you, Norman!! Cheers, mate. Rick

Posted by John Bruce [john at the-bruces.freeserve.co.uk] in Scotland on Wednesday, 2nd August 2000 from 212.188.134.72
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I have loved Jags for many a year, and for all that time your name has been synonymous with the marque. Thanks to you we have a spoting heritage. See you at Le Mans sometime? Cheers John

Posted by tony [ceap89 at a0l.com] in usa on Wednesday, 2nd August 2000 from 152.163.213.203
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by scott jacobsen [rburkh8788 at aol.com] in usa on Wednesday, 2nd August 2000 from 152.163.207.54
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Dougie Kerr [www.dougie at kinver-house.freeserve.co.uk] in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England. on Wednesday, 2nd August 2000 from 195.92.194.72
Congratulations on your 80th birthday and all the very best for the future from the members and friends of the Leicester Region of the Jaguar Enthusiast's Club. We enjoy your company at the Jaguar events around the country and long may this continue. Have a wonderful time on your big day and many more to come. Happy Birthday, Norm. !!!!

Posted by scott miller [thunderdome at hotmail.com] in usa on Wednesday, 2nd August 2000 from 63.27.47.41
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! happy birthday norman, love tha jags, what a wonderful job it must have been.hope to see you at goodwood nest year.

Posted by Glenn Dharmin [glenn_d at engineer.com] in Jakarta - INDONESIA on Wednesday, 2nd August 2000 from 202.146.253.4
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Lee Mason [lee.mason at banctec.com] in United States on Wednesday, 2nd August 2000 from 192.252.0.3
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I envy you and your achevments. Your accomplishments have enabled me to enjoy driving a fine machine like my Jaguar XJ6. Best wishes and Happy Birthday. Lee Mason

Posted by Christopher C. Cole [chris at ccc.com] in United States on Wednesday, 2nd August 2000 from 24.165.105.53
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! God Bless you!

Posted by Dave Draper [dd at dial.pipex.com] in England on Wednesday, 2nd August 2000 from 193.149.85.139
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I am aware that driving my Jag that I am driving part of your genius and experience. Thanks!

Posted by Michael Ifverson [michaelifverson at hotmail.com] in Sweden on Wednesday, 2nd August 2000 from 212.151.83.51
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thank you for all the work you have been doing during all the years for us that love to drive our Jaguar cars. I hope that your birthday will be a big celebriation. Best regards Michael Ifverson Sweden Driving a lovely Jaguar E-type SI FHC 1963

Posted by Adam J. Owens [ajowens at aol.com] in USA on Wednesday, 2nd August 2000 from 172.131.131.248
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! A man who truly deserves the title 'living legend'! All the best, A.J. Owens - USA Correspondent Jaguar Driver magazine, President Jaguar Association of New England

Posted by Shane Jarvis [jarviss at optusnet.com.au] in Australia on Wednesday, 2nd August 2000 from 198.142.200.250
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! You are one of the few peoplw in the world to malke a career driving Jaguars. I have read that the drive at 172 mph in the modified XK120 was nothing short of absolute bravery. So on reaching 80, congratulations, and may you have many more.

Posted by STACY HENRY [stacyhenry at worldnet.att.net] in USA on Wednesday, 2nd August 2000 from 12.73.8.81
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Wes Channell [channell at cvc.net] in U.S.A. on Wednesday, 2nd August 2000 from 198.106.217.239
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Your work continues to give us joy in all of our vehicles.

Posted by Tony Ortega [surcaribe at aol.com] in Cuba on Wednesday, 2nd August 2000 from 152.163.204.16
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Love British automobiles, as soon as I finish this project with the Jag, I will go into the Rolls Royce. Many more happy Birthdays.

Posted by Ron McGrice [mcgrice at eisa.net.au] in Brisbane Australia on Wednesday, 2nd August 2000 from 202.139.8.102
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! At this stage in life I think it best that you now drive your Alfa UNDER 100mph, unlike the Jaguars in the past. Cheers, Ron

Posted by john colville [jdcolville at home.com] in Canada on Tuesday, 1st August 2000 from 24.69.48.14
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Brandon B Shriver [sea-clusion at intergrafix.net] in USA on Tuesday, 1st August 2000 from 216.37.135.55
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thanks for all your hard work through the years!!

Posted by John Lomas [onejag at home.com] in Canada on Tuesday, 1st August 2000 from 24.65.174.204
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thanks for your contribution in making these cars the truly wonderful automobiles they are. What a great job this must have been over the years. Wishing you many more years at the wheel.

Posted by Lynn Allin [jaggrl at mindspring.com] in Texas, USA on Tuesday, 1st August 2000 from 207.205.148.223
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! A newcomer to this Jaguar community/addiction, I nonetheless realize the rich history and recognize the genius of so many of the people involved. It would be remiss if I did not take an opportunity to thank you for your contributions on this very special occasion, your 8th decade. If you've plans of retiring soon, can I have your job? Sadly, our Jaguar, a 1967 420 RHD, is still in need of some work...namely 7 years worth, and I can't stand it any longer! I "allowed" my husband to buy MY dream car foolishly believing a few minor adjustments were all that were needed, and I would be cruising and gathering tickets in no time. You inspire me. Maybe when I am 80 it will be finished and I too will get to race it. Today I am 32. This gives my husband a deadline. But back to the point...Happy Birthday. Keep the rubber down. love, Lynn (and her mechanic/husband Shawn)

Posted by Finn O. Sveen [finn.sveen at netcom.no] in Norway on Tuesday, 1st August 2000 from 62.92.23.149
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! We wish you many years to come,with these beautiful cars.Thanks for your great work for Jags. Bjoerg og Finn

Posted by Rick Hurst [hurst50 at hotmail.com] in USA on Tuesday, 1st August 2000 from 38.27.164.101
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Dear Norman, thanks for all the smiles your work has provided people over the years.But most of all thanks for the beautiful cars you helped to give to the world. You're a rare lucky soul whos job was a labor of love. A very happy birthday sir and keep on driving. And could you maybe help Eddie Irvine out a bit.

Posted by Dan Mooney - Classic Jaguar [danmooney at classicjaguar.com] in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, 1st August 2000 from 216.171.25.205
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Dear Norman: On behalf of everyone at Classic Jaguar in Austin, Texas I am delighted to extend my best wishes for your 80th birthday. There are many (like me) around the world who have literally built their lives around our love of Jaguars. You cannot know how much your contributions/life's work are appreciated - you are an inspiration to us all. Had it not been for your work with Sir William developing some of the greatest cars in automotive history, some of us might have to go out and get ourselves proper jobs! Have a great birthday celebration, Norman. Warmest Regards, Dan Mooney Classic Jaguar www.classicjaguar.com

Posted by George Keller [keller120 at aol.com] in Worthington, Ohio USA on Tuesday, 1st August 2000 from 205.188.198.33
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Keep the petal to the metal. What an exciting ride through life you have seen. Keep racking up those miles and smiles. All the best my friend. Cheers!!

Posted by David Cleary [david.cleary at eds.com] in England on Tuesday, 1st August 2000 from 199.228.142.8
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! To the man who has driven more Jaguar miles than anybody else to ensure that when we drive a Jaguar it feels special. All the best.

Posted by Keith Vincent [keith.vincent at ukgateway.net] in UK on Tuesday, 1st August 2000 from 194.69.109.210
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Norman, Thank you for all you have done for Jaguar. I first fell in love with Jaguars in the 60s and bought my first car (a Mark 1) in 1977. I now have an XK140 and a Mark 2 and have been involved in the club scene for more than 20 years. Jaguars have been a great part of my life, so thank you for the part you played in making them what they are today. Have a great celebration. Keith Vincent Vice Chairman Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club

Posted by yuji kobayasi [rook at parbox.or.jp] in 1-7-12 honcyho gosen city niigata pref japan on Tuesday, 1st August 2000 from 210.163.26.105
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I want to hear your 100th Birthday!!

Posted by Caylie Maryai [bentleylady at aol.com] in USA (INDIANA) on Tuesday, 1st August 2000 from 205.188.192.179
HAPPY 80TH BIRTHDAY NORMAN! :) Hope u have a wild & delightful day! Congratulations on "BRDC" and good luck in California. I must say u are an amazing guy u should be very proud of yourself for everything you have accomplished. I unfortunately don't own a Jag,I don't even have a car because a drunk driver totalled mine, But I do love Jags and if I ever win The lottery u know what I will be getting! I will even nick name it after u! I must say I am 1 chick who wouldn't mind meeting u or even getting your signed autograph. Once again allow me to wish a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the Legend himself NORMAN DEWIS! Your 22 yr old fan Caylie GOOD LUCK

Posted by Gary Goldstine [gilroyggg at aol.com] in Gilroy, California USA on Tuesday, 1st August 2000 from 64.12.105.151
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thanks for your contributions to the Cause!! I continue to enjoy reading of your work and seeing the historic pictures you appear in. I am reminded of this everytime I see your signature on the door panel of Terry Larson's C-Type. Best wishes, Gary Goldstine

Posted by Richard Tufts Holland [holland-rick at juno.com] in 10 Fieldstone Drive Somerville New Jersey USA on Monday, 31st July 2000 from 216.112.168.150
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! God Bless you on your 80th...age is an attitude not a chronological measurement...You, Sir are measured by the joy you bring to others...people like myself and other Jaguar "lovers" who enjoy the comradship of the unique automibile and the folks that have been part of it.... Today, the 31st of July, is the anniversary of my birthday, but you are 19 years my senior..and I only hope that I can travel as far... Regards, Rick

Posted by Lesley and Roy Johnson [royandlesley at telus.net] in North Vancouver, Canada on Monday, 31st July 2000 from 209.53.245.40
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Many happy returns of the day. Thank-you for all you have done and are doing for the Jaguar marque.

Posted by Mike [mike78977 at hotmail.com] in Canada on Monday, 31st July 2000 from 24.66.126.35
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I dont know who you are but u like jags so im gonna wish u a happy birthday!

Posted by Doug Corby [dougannopt at hotmail.com] in Originally England, currently USA on Monday, 31st July 2000 from 63.24.137.51
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I don't know you, until a few minutes ago I hadn't even heard of you, and you certainly don't know me, but after reading about how much you have contributed to the history and development of my favourite car manufacturer, I am compelled to send you birthday greetings. If I am lucky enough to make it to 80 (23 to go!), I would wish that I could look back on my life and know that I had helped as many people as you have to find pleasure in their lives. If I could be there I would definitely buy you a Guiness! Many Happy Returns! and may there be many more birthdays! Doug Corby.

Posted by Olav O. Kristensen [ook at hib.no] in Bergen , Norway on Monday, 31st July 2000 from 158.37.87.78
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!!! The best wishes for the Day and the future from the Bergen Jaguar Forum and the Norwegian Region of the Jaguar Enthusiasts´ Club . Thank You very much for all You have done to the Marque .

Posted by Jens Peter Hoegh [jp at revisor.dk] in Denmark on Monday, 31st July 2000 from 212.242.16.84
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! All the best wishes. It was a real pleasure to see you driving the NUB 120 in Copenhagen CCCC in 1998. Best regards Jens Peter Hoegh (xk 120 fhc 680113)

Posted by Richard A. Fortune [richard at netvoyager.com] in Houston, Texas USA on Monday, 31st July 2000 from 216.62.148.42
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! My personal love affair with Jaguars began in the spring of 1965, at the age of 17, with a 56 XK140 MC rdstr that was being sent to a junkyard. I personally rebuilt every piece on the car and drove it as my only form of transport throughout my college years, up until I was called to service in the Army during the Vietnam war. All total, I owned the 140 for 18 years. Of all the E-types, Sedans and XJs I have owned my personal favorite has, and I am sure will always be, the 140. You efforts in the development of the early XKs and E-types helped to bring something special to all of us who have owned and appreciated these wonderful automobiles. A Heart Felt Happy Birthday!!!

Posted by Jan Brandt Jensen [jan at jbteknologi.no] in Norway on Monday, 31st July 2000 from 193.71.123.25
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Bill Borden [bborden at hsonline.net] in U.S.A. on Monday, 31st July 2000 from 208.10.222.46
Norman, Very best wishes on your 80th birthday. I fell in love with the XK 120 at age 10 and it has been my favorite car since. Thanks for your part in making it happen. May you have many more happy birthdays. Bill Borden Hanover, Indiana U.S.A. 1950 XK 120

Posted by Mark Baczewski [markb at carroll.com] in USA on Monday, 31st July 2000 from 204.141.201.15
I don't know you and you don't know me but if we are both Jag lovers then a Happy Birthday for you it should be! Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Ray Tahan [raybt at msn.com] in USA on Monday, 31st July 2000 from 63.17.19.50
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! May you be with us at least another 80 years. Countless enthusiasts like myself have enjoyed many years of driving pleasure because of your hard work and dedication to the Jaguar Marquee.

Posted by Tom Yuppa [arcom115 at webtv.net] in Warwick,Rhodeisland USA on Monday, 31st July 2000 from 209.240.216.104
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thanks for your work with the best car ever made. wish you great health and happiness

Posted by Murray Motroni [jaguar at ca.com.au] in Australia on Monday, 31st July 2000 from 203.76.17.27
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! You probably won't remember me, but I am the treasurer of the Jaguar Car Club of Western Australia and we met at the ACJC National Rally here in Perth in 1998. The club movement in Perth has been steadily growing and we have just recently purchased additional clubrooms next to the existing building to cater for projected future growth. I am sure you can remember the turn out of members to meet you and hear your tales at our club meeting? The movement is more the richer with people like yourself who give so much time in retirement to enthusiasts with a common passion. Many happy returns Norman and may you have many more! With best regards, Murray

Posted by Sreekanth S Mallia [sreeks007 at usa.net] in India on Sunday, 30th July 2000 from 61.1.238.93
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I have read a lot abt u. The present day world would never have been the same without you. Wish u a very happy birthday.

Posted by Tom Adams [rt66doc at hotmail.com] in New Mexico USA on Sunday, 30th July 2000 from 38.29.68.146
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thanks for your contributions to my favourite marque. I didn't know of your input at the time, but I well remember my mouth agape at first site of an E-Type in Columbus, Ohio in 1962. My only current disappointment with Jaguar lies in F-1. Have you considered offering your services, perhaps sitting in for Irvine or Herbert, at least until they get the points up a bit? Best Wishes & Thanks Again, Tom Adams

Posted by Phil Spence [pjdaspence at bigpond.com] in Australia on Sunday, 30th July 2000 from 139.134.127.249
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Your Jaguar legacy is appreciated particularly in our big country where driving a Jaguar is a great joy. All the very best

Posted by Patrick McLoad [mcload at ev1.net] in USA on Sunday, 30th July 2000 from 207.218.245.6
Dear Norman: On behalf of the entire Jaguar Club of Houston (some 100 members strong), I'd like to wish you a sincere and happy 80th Birthday! Your unique talents and insights in Jaguar testing and design have no doubt attributed to the fabulous cars that we as collectors enjoy and revere today. If and when you get a chance, please visit our website at http://www.jcoh.cc Again, thank you and happy birthday. I hope that someone has sat you down for a professionally taped interview recallling your days and experiences at Jaguar! If not, I volunteer! Sincerely, Patrick McLoad

Posted by Max W. Bauhofer [mwb.messen at bluewin.ch] in Switzerland on Sunday, 30th July 2000 from 213.3.72.121
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Much loved since my schooltime and proudly owned since then years ago - a car which has really grace, space and glory. Thank you to bring all your knowledges in this projects. For the future only the best !!!!!!!!! Max

Posted by Lindsay Smith [lgsmith at bigpond.com.au] in Australia on Sunday, 30th July 2000 from 139.134.23.67
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Best wishes from the Jaguar Drivers Club Hunter Region (in Newcastle Australia).You gave us wonderful memories from your visit back in 1998 I think it was.Enjoy your birthday and come back any time you can to Australia.I value greatly my autographed photo of the red E prototype on the banking with a younger Norman Dewis at the wheel!!! Regards,Lindsay Smith,President

Posted by Rick and Sue Perthes [coxperthes at aol.comb] in California USA on Sunday, 30th July 2000 from 205.188.200.154
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Best wishes from Rick,Sue, Jedediah, and Julia and your biggest fan Stephan Justus Perthes. We all hope you have a lovely Birthday.

Posted by Peter Gray [petegray at voyager.co.nz] in Palmerston North, NZ on Sunday, 30th July 2000 from 203.21.27.10
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Best wishes Norman, you may recall we had a chat with the Manawatu Drivers Dinner last year, you autographed my book. Hope this message finds you well, all the best for you and yours, Regards, Peter and Heather.

Posted by ronald gordon begg [ronaldbegg at iprimus.com.au] in Australia on Sunday, 30th July 2000 from 203.134.26.2
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I must confess to not having much knowledge of you, but after having read about you and seeing you are still driving Jag's ( as infuriating as that can be ) what a magnificent effort. Keep it up for many years in the future Ron Begg Melbourne Australia

Posted by Luisjo [donazul71 at hotmail.com] in Spain on Sunday, 30th July 2000 from 62.60.83.215
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I am 29 years old, sorry by my english, I am a doctor in Tenerife*Canary Islands)continue with this amount of adrenaline and you will live till 120 years, like XK 120.

Posted by Marie Butler [mbutler at windsor.igs.net] in Canada on Saturday, 29th July 2000 from 216.58.125.203
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Norm: I haven't a clue who you are, but I just read you bio and by gar.....you deserve congratulations for your accomplishments. Happy Birthday from Canada and many many more Marie

Posted by Sören Beckman [soren at sb-vent.se] in Sweden on Saturday, 29th July 2000 from 195.67.213.22
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Soon I will drive a Jaguar too

Posted by Jag [jagbassi at hotmail.com] in England on Saturday, 29th July 2000 from 24.4.252.136
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Did you know my name is Jag?

Posted by simon [nomiscorp at home.com] in canada on Saturday, 29th July 2000 from 207.61.236.17
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Amsterdamer Israel [ralik at bezeqint.net] in ISRAEL on Saturday, 29th July 2000 from 212.179.173.76
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Many moor hapy years

Posted by Billy Safier [rahbucks at quixnet.net] in USA on Saturday, 29th July 2000 from 63.14.100.50
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by bill judd [billsjag at home.com.au] in australia on Saturday, 29th July 2000 from 203.164.3.165
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I only found this web site tonight and its great. Happy birthday Norman, keep on jagging.

Posted by Bob Harty [bobharty at email.msn.com] in Seattle, WA, USA on Saturday, 29th July 2000 from 62.7.95.163
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Best wishes for the day

Posted by Mary Mort [hughmort at hotmail.com] in wales on Saturday, 29th July 2000 from 62.7.130.237
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! My kind of E-type man. love Mary & Kids

Posted by Neil Smith [neil at xkengineering.com] in UK on Saturday, 29th July 2000 from 194.6.100.50
Happy 80th Birthday Norman from everyone at XK Engineering. Sorry I couldn't make it to the reception on the 29th, I was out of the country. Hope the day went well. Neil

Posted by Peter [pjsmith at expresspc.net] in Smith on Saturday, 29th July 2000 from 202.172.120.13
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Dr. Paul Hanson [phanson at sedona.net] in USA on Saturday, 29th July 2000 from 204.245.58.22
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I think every Jaguar owner owes you a debt of gratitude. In fact, every mile we drive with Grace, Space, and Pace we are thankful. God bless you on your 80 th birthday! Paul Hanson, MD

Posted by Christian J. Jenny, President Jaguar Drivers\' Club Switzerland [christian.jenny at unisg.ch] in Switzerland on Saturday, 29th July 2000 from 216.192.3.6
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Dear Norman, For your Birthday all my best wishes on behalf of the Jaguar Drivers' Club Switzerland. You have done so much for Jaguar and all of us who have loved Jaguars over all those years. I was so pleased to have seen so much of you in Goodwood, radiating Jaguar Enthusiasm as its best. Jaguars have become a part of our lives. We love them, care for them and most of all, meet wonderful people through all our engagements in the world of these great automobiles. It is people like yourself who have give the name JAGUAR the great meaning it has today. Please continue to stay as young as you look and keep making the world of Jaguar a world for people who communicate ideals and enthusiasm. With all our best wishes, Yours Christian J Jenny President Jaguar Drivers' Club Switzerland

Posted by Joakim Moe Rřisland [joakimmr at online.no] in Norway on Saturday, 29th July 2000 from 130.67.68.203
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Marisabel Davalos [mrsbl at earthlink.net] in USA on Saturday, 29th July 2000 from 168.191.77.34
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I'm new to this wonderful website and couldn't ignore the Birthday greetings link :) So although haven't yet a clue how special you are, wanted to say "HAPPPYYYYYY BIRRRRTHHHHDDAYYYY :) :) :)

Posted by E.A.Stockley [alanmarion at compuserve.com] in UK. on Friday, 28th July 2000 from 194.168.57.14
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Press on your good for 120!

Posted by SID BIRCHALL [sidney.birchall at worldonline.fr] in FRANCE on Friday, 28th July 2000 from 212.83.161.228
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Mark D. Roberts [c.roberts at sympatico.ca] in Canada on Friday, 28th July 2000 from 192.58.194.14
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Congratulations on reaching such a milestone. Have a wonderful day, and a great celebration. Cheers, Mark R.

Posted by Les Brinsfield [les_brinsfield at qx.net] in USA on Friday, 28th July 2000 from 207.246.86.6
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I once drove an XK150 that was for sale at $1895 - I had no more than $12 to my name at the time, but I always remember that ride and appreciate your enthusiasm for excellence.

Posted by Craig Leister [cleister at compuserve.com] in USA on Friday, 28th July 2000 from 12.78.248.212
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! It's great to have someone with us who was there when it started and played an active role. I hope you enjoy your day. I have a 67 2+2, 71 XJ6, 84 VDP and have owned a 63 FHC and 68 2+2. These cars are great. Thanks for your contribution to their success.

Posted by Bill Eastman [william.eastman at medtronic.com] in USA on Friday, 28th July 2000 from 144.15.249.67
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Wishing you a happy time on you birthday and many more. People like you give the rest of us inspiration to continue our hobby. Regards, Bill 58 XK150 fhc projet, 61 MGA driver.

Posted by Jerry Mouton [jerry at moutons.org] in USA on Friday, 28th July 2000 from 209.233.27.42
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thanks to your efforts I have enjoyed great driving for a quarter century. I compete with my E-Type in autocross (US style!) events and it does you proud against the more modern stuff. Best wishes to you this day.

Posted by M J NOONAN [grandmie at mediaone.net] in UNITED STATES OF AMERICA on Friday, 28th July 2000 from 24.128.190.214
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Robert Davey [rgdavey at pacbell.net] in Southern California - USA on Friday, 28th July 2000 from 207.214.191.13
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! A wonderful life associated with such exciting cars deserves celebration!! Here's to many more years - keep on driving. . .

Posted by Roly Alcock [roly at mothy.clara.co.uk] in Great Britain on Friday, 28th July 2000 from 208.156.14.10
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Knight Martorell [pknight at tampabay.rr.com] in Tampa, Florida, USA on Friday, 28th July 2000 from 193.113.57.163
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! from Knight (675527)

Posted by David Ellis [david.ellis at tafensw.edu.au] in Australia on Friday, 28th July 2000 from 203.13.174.107
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! May the joy of life continue for many years to come. As a Jaguar lover I have always had a passion for a series 1 - 1 1/2 roadster however the $ cost of these in Australia has presented a real problem (the wife and kids wanted to eat - how unthoughtful!). Having owned many 2nd hand saloons my current stable includes 1 420G and 3 mark 9's. No doubt your passion has influenced many others as did my dads (who by the way bore some likness to your handsome self), which was why I had no chance of avoiding the jag bug I guess. I hope you will enjoy your special day and may God bless you and yours at this time Kindest regards David Ellis

Posted by Rusty and Jolene Beard [rusty at cybervault.com] in USA on Friday, 28th July 2000 from 216.9.206.95
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! It's been my pleasure to meet you, briefly, and discuss driving the XK-120, when you visited Phoenix, AZ. Your visit with my wife and I is a highlight of our Jaguar experience.

Posted by Michael Eck [michaeleck at att.net] in USA on Friday, 28th July 2000 from 12.78.146.85
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! My first car was a '57 red 3.4 Litre Saloon, and I have had a Jaguar ever since - I currently drive an XK120 and a MK2. When I saw you in the video titled "Flat Out And 50", I thought how great it is that you are here to share with us your memories of the history that you helped create. Many happy returns!

Posted by Jim Sjoreen [jsjoreen at aol.com] in USA on Friday, 28th July 2000 from 205.188.195.31
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Dear Mr. Dewis, Having been bitten by the Jaguar bug at the ripe age of 10, I am pleased to tell you that my 67 E Type OTS is finally complete after a brief 20 year restoration! (Marriage, mortgages and children impeded my progress but one can't hasten the good things in life.) I am pleased to be able to express my best wishes to you as I prepare the car for the road (insurance appraisals notwithstanding.) It goes without saying that the character of a marque is a reflection of those who were involved in its development and in establishing its reputation. Jaguar owners are fortunate that you are part of the heritage. Happy Birthday Norman. Jim Sjoreen

Posted by Coleman [mrhkbh at telocity.com] in USA on Thursday, 27th July 2000 from 64.34.80.189
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! You know what i love Jaguar Cars I bet you do to. So were both the same. I love the new 2000 s-type my mom said it was to much to buy. I was mad at her so she gave me a diecast model of the new Jag. I loved it!

Posted by Bruce MacCormack [cascadia at az.com] in Bellingham, WA USA on Thursday, 27th July 2000 from 24.10.38.94
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! As an E-Type owner, I can think of no better accolade to you than the ninety three separate pages in Philip Porter's defining history of the Jaguar E-Type in which you are personally referenced! As an ex-patriate Brit, I am especially proud of your historic achievements which have resonated around the worldwide community of British automobile enthusiasts. Long may you reign! Bruce MacCormack, Director - Jaguar Clubs of North America, NW Region.

Posted by Welsh Enterprises [contact at welshent.com] in USA on Thursday, 27th July 2000 from 209.240.0.17
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! BEST WISHES AND THANKS TO YOU FOR THE VALUE YOU HAVE ADDED TO THE JAGUAR MARQUE. IF IT WEREN'T FOR YOU ; THE AUTOMOTIVE WORLD WOULD BE A POORER PLACE. AGAIN, HAPPTY BIRTHDAY! CHEERS, BILL WELSH WELSH ENTERPRISES

Posted by juhan kleingold [henk at netactive.co.za] in south africa on Thursday, 27th July 2000 from 196.22.160.35
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I am 38 years of age and own 12 Jags from a 57 to a 2000 model and respect any one with a passion for these cars God Bless

Posted by Tim Moran [timoran at ticnet.com] in USA on Thursday, 27th July 2000 from 138.126.255.194
Mr. Dewis, While not a Jag owner (Austin Healey here) and 20 years younger than you, I AM old enough to appreciate what men like YOU and Donald Healey have done for British motoring and the resulting hobbies that we now enjoy.. If it were not for YOU and men of your era and of your ilk, we would NOT be having the fun with the fruits of your labors as we are in OUR era. Sir, I salute you ! ! ! Happy Birthday, and many more, to you. Tim Moran North Texas Austin Healey Club www.ntahc.austin1.com Modified Austin Healey Registry www.modifiedhealeys.austin1.com

Posted by Jukka Linneo [pa31 at nic.fi] in Finland on Thursday, 27th July 2000 from 212.38.224.117
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Greetings from Finland Regards:Jukka,first time cat owner.

Posted by LEE H. THOMAS [leetofdallas at yahoo.com] in DALLAS, TEXAS USA on Thursday, 27th July 2000 from 199.1.154.76
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! AND MANY MORE FROM A NEW JAG OWNER. JUST PURCHASED MY FIRST, HAVE HAD LEXUS AND MERCEDES BEFORE.

Posted by Pascal Gademer [pascal at pam-trading.com] in Miami, FL on Thursday, 27th July 2000 from 209.215.49.85
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! You are one of the few people we should be grateful to when we enjoy driving or admiring the best cars in the world. Whenever I slip behind the wheel of my V12 E-type or my new XKR, the pleasure I get driving them is a unique experience. Thank you for your priceless conribution !

Posted by Carlos de Astorza [carlosastorza at a-v-s.org] in Spain on Thursday, 27th July 2000 from 212.85.42.154
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Muchas felicidades !!

Posted by Arno Wahl [arnowahl at aol.com] in Germany on Thursday, 27th July 2000 from 195.93.0.131
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Hope that you enjoy this very special day and will have many more with the Lord's help. I was told that the growling sound of the XK engines make the prostate shrink. Is that really true? A man at your age should know and be willing to share the answer with the XK lovers org. All the best and keep it rolling. Arno Wahl Kalletal/Germany

Posted by Konstantin [havanabar at hotmail.com] in Canada on Thursday, 27th July 2000 from 154.5.152.131
Happy 80th Birthday Mr. Dewis You come to mind when I "Open Her Up" (XJ-S V12) on a long stretch of highway. Regards, Konstantin (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)

Posted by Peter Fielding [fieldingpm at nampak.co.za] in South Africa on Thursday, 27th July 2000 from 196.34.250.7
Greetings Norman, I am delighted to have this opportunity to wish you a very happy 80th birthday. I have an XK140 which I brought over to XK50. I listened to your hilarious story which you related at the Hagley Hall dinner about how hot it got in the cockpit beneath that plastic bubble sitting on the cushion! Thanks for all you have done for Jaguar over the many years. Our XK gives us great joy and brings us together with other enthusiasts throughout the globe. Very many happy returns and many more. Best wishes, Peter

Posted by Steve Nichols [arcisparki at ameritech.net] in USA Detroit on Thursday, 27th July 2000 from 209.18.29.182
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! 1E13706 was my ride and my life from 31Oct70 to 1Apr89. Not a moment goes by that I don't rue the day I sold her. Sans your inspired design envelope, J Weslake might just as well have researched coal carts. I've been a Jag mech since 1968 and haven't failed to note how very much other mfg.'s covet and copy your effort, with so much lost in the transition. My best wishes to you, and many happy returns. Steven Nichols

Posted by Mike Morrin [mike at ingenious.co.nz] in New Zealand on Thursday, 27th July 2000 from 62.125.147.84
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I am jelous of your career, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I would have! Keep on enjoying life to the full! best regards, Mike Morrin XK150 S3 e-type XJ-S XJ-SC

Posted by Wayne Phears [wthears at mediaone.net] in USA on Thursday, 27th July 2000 from 24.88.22.173
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Best birthday wishes from a fan. My e-type is LH OTS no. 10 (875010) and I often think of all the Jaguar legends like you and Lofty and Sir William who must have fretted over all of those early cars. I also had the great pleasure of seeing you at Amelia Island and hearing you tell the story of getting the the e-types to Geneva and doing the speed runs there. Thanks for all you have done for Jaguar. P.S. My wife was at Amelia and thought you were positively the best.

Posted by Peter Young [jaguar at home.com] in California USA on Thursday, 27th July 2000 from 24.4.254.39
Have a wonderfull Birthday Norman, and many happy returns!! Peter and Family

Posted by Brian D. Devlin [brianworld at voyager.net] in Portland, Michigan USA on Thursday, 27th July 2000 from 209.153.179.8
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Best wishes and a sincere thank you for your efforts. I am a proud owner of a 1986 XJ12 Vanden Plas, that undoubtedly benefitted from your work.

Posted by Jack Richard [jacrich at home.com] in Alameda California on Thursday, 27th July 2000 from 24.0.81.180
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Unfortunately for me I haven't met you except through reputation. I am about to embark on bringing an XK150 back to life and look to you for inspiration.

Posted by Russell Colber [jagxj12l at earthlink.net] in USA on Wednesday, 26th July 2000 from 163.231.230.97
Happy 80th Birthday Norman Dewis! It's wonderful that you're carrying on, one the very last that brought Jaguar to full fruition after WWII. Doubly wonderful that you survived the terrible accident with the XJ13. My first Jaguar was a 1961 Carmen Red Mk 2. I still have my 1959 Mk IX (Duotone Greys) and 1974 Signal Red XJ12l, enjoying every drive in these poised, fast motorcars. I hope everything goes well for you. Congratulat

Posted by John Yale [john.yale at swec.com] in USA on Wednesday, 26th July 2000 from 63.27.94.183
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I grew up in the back of a MK in colorado in the 60's, and finally have my own XJ6. Thanks for creating such a dream to own and drive. May you have many more plesent experiences and birthdays. John

Posted by Steve Silen [ssilen at lpslaw.com] in San Anselmo, CA, USA on Wednesday, 26th July 2000 from 193.113.57.163
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Those of us striving to keep the old XKs and MKs alive and running appreciate everything you did to make these cars what they are, a wonder to drive and look at. Steve - 58 XK150S OTS, 58 XK150 FHC, 59 MK IX

Posted by Danielle Cage [braccus at msn.com] in USA on Wednesday, 26th July 2000 from 63.36.151.79
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Happy Birthday to you... Happy Birthday to you... Happy Birthday dear Norman... Happy Birthday to you!!

Posted by Ed Mellinger [meed7 at yahoo.com] in California, USA on Wednesday, 26th July 2000 from 134.89.10.221
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thanks for your contributions to Jaguar... you are truly one of the "carriers of the flame". As an allegedly grown man I hate to admit it, but in a small way I'll be mentally re-living your exploits every time I press the starter button of my XK150! Ed Mellinger Monterey CA '59 XK150 FHC

Posted by Paul Spitzer [tyrnbiter at flaglink.com] in USA on Wednesday, 26th July 2000 from 207.204.215.201
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thank you for your enthusiasm throughout the years contributing to the dreams of many. You and your colleagues created conveyances which vividly occupied the imagination and desires of generations. Fortunately for some of us the dreams and desires have been fulfilled. It is an indescribable joy to participate in the experience of Jaguar. Of course this is on a good day.... Hope your birthday is one of the "good days" with family and friends. Best wishes.... Paul Spitzer Flagstaff, Arizona

Posted by Mona Carloni [carloni at mm.com] in USA on Wednesday, 26th July 2000 from 206.147.126.14
A very Happy Birthday Norman! My your day be filled with good friends, family and all the passion and love those of us throughout the world have felt, and still feel, for our Jags and the joy they bring! Thank you for your contribution. Take care, Mona

Posted by Jack Rubin [jrubin at interaccess.com] in USA on Wednesday, 26th July 2000 from 207.208.189.128
Best Wishes on your birthday! I've driven/raced an XK120 for the last 12 years and have often wished for the opportunity to thank those who built and developed this crude, honest and altogether wonderful beast! Thanks to you (and to all the others who contributed in so many different ways) for allowing me so much pleasure! I hope someday to be able to thank you in person (or perhaps more appropriately, to share a pint or two), but for now, please accept my e-best wishes for a happy 80th year!

Posted by Ray Warden [ray.warden at dial.pipex.com] in England on Wednesday, 26th July 2000 from 62.188.151.124
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Just a line to wish you a happy birthday Norman. I had always admired the Cars that Jaguar produced. It must have been extra special to drive the prototype and have some idea of the special place these cars have in British Motoring history. Many more happy years to you norman and thanks for your contribution. The Jaguar is a special car to drive. best regards Ray Warden.

Posted by Pat Morey [pemorey at worldnet.att.net] in USA on Wednesday, 26th July 2000 from 12.78.106.52
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I have had a love affair with Jaguars all my life. I have had my XK 150 for 33 years! Thanks very much for your contributions to Jaguar, to racing and to the hobby. May you have many more years of driving pleasure! Pat Morey 1960 XK 150 ots

Posted by Ernest L. Wagner (Mad Ludwig) [fhc12001 at aol.com] in USA on Wednesday, 26th July 2000 from 152.163.195.209
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Dear Mr. Dewis: As you are my senior by only 18 years I have to respect your age and your accomplishments as related to the cars I love so dearly, Jaguar. You have had a very wonderful and eventful life and trust you will have many more healthy years to enjoy your memories and relaxation! Good health and God bless you! Ernest Wagner (ML)

Posted by Eltjo Ottjes [e.h.ottjes at hccnet.nl] in Netherlands on Wednesday, 26th July 2000 from 195.109.214.1
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Have a nice day with your relatives and friends and go for more years in good health.

Posted by Tomi Järvelin [tomij at sci.fi] in Finland on Wednesday, 26th July 2000 from 195.197.136.179
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! My late grandfather bought two Jaguars (MKVII and XK120) in 1952, when he was 60 years old. After that he drove over 30 years, some times with XK120 with then 3 grandsons, two sitting in the co-drivers seat and one above the transmission tunnel. Many times the speed was still over 100 mph. We have very fond memories about those cruises. (We grandsons also have his old MK VII). So you should have many, many enjoyable years to drive with Jaguars.

Posted by Ron [duncan120 at aol.com] in USA on Wednesday, 26th July 2000 from 205.188.197.42
An 80 year old car Jaguar man with all the parts working... For what it's worth, you don't look a year over 79. The late Rivers-Fletcher told me many stories about you, I'm not sure if any of them were true but I sure hope that they were... Graham Gauld (ex EE) speaks highly of you also. You know, your life has made mine a little better. It's hard to say that about most people today. Thanks Mr. Dewis. Great article in Motor Sport by the way. Happy Birthday and many many more. Ron

Posted by Roger Payne [rpayne at dynamite.com.au] in Australia on Wednesday, 26th July 2000 from 202.139.64.38
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! It is fantastic that so many people in Australia can now relate the person to the name following your recent visit. Makes people truly appreciate your original and now ongoing contribution to the Jaguar legend. Have a great 80th Norman.

Posted by venura fernando [venura at yahoo.com] in Sri Lanka on Wednesday, 26th July 2000 from 216.6.1.39
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! way to go man ! ALL THE VERY BEST FOR THE COMMING YEARS...!

Posted by Richard Morris [rich456 at earthlink.net] in USA on Wednesday, 26th July 2000 from 193.113.57.163
Happy Birthday Norman!!!!!!!

Posted by Terry Hilton [xkparts at tsn.cc] in Australia on Wednesday, 26th July 2000 from 203.109.233.11
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I HOPE YOU HAVE MANY MORE, IF IT WASN'T FOR YOUR EFFORTS, I WOULD NOT HAVE MY XK TO ENJOY. HAPPY BIRTHDAY NORM

Posted by Larry and Sherron Jackson [xk120 at aol.com] in Redding, CA, USA on Wednesday, 26th July 2000 from 152.163.207.179
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! My wife and I will never forget your talk about the 172 mph, not Kph, test drive at the banquet for the XK50 event. I was glad to be able to shake your hand and talk to you before and after the dinner. You have had a great 80 years of doing things that we can only dream about. It sure says alot about your skills and the builders of the automobiles that you are still around to enjoy life. I just hope that I am in such good health when I am your age. It is a pleasure to be able to wish you MANY MORE and HAPPY BIRTHDAYS. Larry and Sherron 1951 XK120 RHD, 660636

Posted by Ted Uiterwyk [tuiterwyk at zibex.com] in USA on Wednesday, 26th July 2000 from 208.190.126.17
Congratulations on the occasion of your 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Paul Squire [paul at squire.co.nz] in New Zealand on Wednesday, 26th July 2000 from 203.110.14.196
Happy Birthday Norman! I certainly enjoyed your visit to our Auckland JDC. Sadly my XJ12-S1 was off the road at the time (the Webers were leaking fuel) so I didn't get your opinion on its modified suspension - maybe next time;-)

Posted by Mike O'Rourke [wmor at ix.netcom.com] in U.S.A. on Wednesday, 26th July 2000 from 207.223.181.227
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! And, thanks to you and your team at Jaguar, my 3 E-Types send their best also.

Posted by Monrad Ikdahl [monradi at c2i.net] in Norway on Wednesday, 26th July 2000 from 193.217.214.63
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Mr Abbčs MOHSEN [abbesmoh at planet.tn] in Tunisia on Tuesday, 25th July 2000 from 193.95.97.131
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Happy birthday with best wishes from a Tunisian Jaguar lover

Posted by Michael Simpson [dvac948274 at aol.com] in Columbus, Ohio, USA on Tuesday, 25th July 2000 from 152.163.204.191
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! HAPPY 80TH B-DAY NORM KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. I AM A JAGUAR OWNER AND LOVER MINE IS AN 1990 ARCTIC BLUE AND LOADED XJ6.THE ART OF DRIVING . ALL JAGUAR LOVERS UNITE .WELL ANYWAY HAPPY 80TH B-DAY NORM . YOU THE MAN !!!

Posted by Craig Van Steenburgh [craig at jag-lovers.org] in USA on Tuesday, 25th July 2000 from 38.30.48.209
Thank you for all you've done with Jaguar over the years. It is, and will remain one prestigious marque! God Bless You! Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Stephan Kassner [stephan.kassner at ic24.net] in UK on Tuesday, 25th July 2000 from 195.92.67.76
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! And may you have many more of them!

Posted by vassie [vassien at mweb.co.za] in SA on Tuesday, 25th July 2000 from 196.31.186.120
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! enjoy!

Posted by Julio César Pacini [jpacini at waelder.com.ar] in Argentina on Tuesday, 25th July 2000 from 200.3.117.66
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!I loved jaguars since a kid when I saw a magazine with an article of the then brand new E-type. Imports were forbiden then locally and that only made my jaguar appetite greater, I have then owned 7 Jaguars and currently 2, both are from your most active period, a Jaguar Xk140 and a series 1 E-type I have read all I could about Jaguars and incidentally about you. You are a character greater than life, I greatly admire you and hope I get to my 80th birthday too. It is an Honour for me greeting "The Guy".

Posted by Brian Hawkes [brian.hawkes at talk21.com] in UK on Tuesday, 25th July 2000 from 193.113.57.163
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Best wishes on reaching the great age of 80 and still enjoying automobiles. Good luck for the future. Brian

Posted by Norman Watkins [norman_watkins at compuserve.com] in Scotland UK on Tuesday, 25th July 2000 from 62.24.128.33
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Best wishes for the 3rd. and for a lot more happy birthdays in the future. I am sure you have a great many memories of your work with Jaguar - how I envy you. I have always admired Jags but have only owned one for the last couple of years - it's great! Regards Norman Watkins.

Posted by Froilan R. Cruz [froilan at meesony.com.sa] in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, 25th July 2000 from 212.26.18.28
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Quite an honor for me, greeting "The Guy".Without you and the team responsible for Jaguar, I would'nt be enjoying my 84 XJ6 beauty. Thanks a million!!!

Posted by Jeff Green [greenje at aib.edu] in USA on Tuesday, 25th July 2000 from 199.120.97.189
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! That's an amazing accomplishment!

Posted by Gregory Wells [greg at coventrywest.com] in USA on Tuesday, 25th July 2000 from 209.86.155.197
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I just finished reading (and re-reading, I'm leaving it in the loo for further perusal!) Chris Porter's excellent book on the racing Jaguar sports cars. It certainly seems like your experiences with Jaguar in the Fifties were an enormous amount of fun, as well as a tremendous amount of work, I am certain. Be assured that there are those of us interested in Jaguar who would sacrifice our wives and children to have been in your shoes! The overwhelming success of Jaguar, both past and present, obviously is due in part to your diligent efforts and for that, I am grateful, as arecountless Jaguar enthusiasts around the world. Best wishes on your eightieth. Here's hoping you have many more birthdays ahead of you. Gregory Wells Coventry West, Inc. (Jaguar Parts Specialists) Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Posted by Malcolm Philpott [mhjaguar at aol.com] in England on Tuesday, 25th July 2000 from 152.163.205.24
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! It may well be that without your input to the Marque I would not be in a position to enjoy driving a MK IV today.This is to personally thank you for all you have done for Jaguar, and long may you live to enjoy it.

Posted by Riaan Hattingh [riaan.hattingh at resbank.co.za] in South Africa on Tuesday, 25th July 2000 from 196.34.250.7
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Michael Emm [jag-m at speedline.ca] in Canada on Tuesday, 25th July 2000 from 209.5.88.11
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Enjoy your wonderful day and you have made myself and my 87 series III very happy !!!

Posted by Rogelio Padrón [rogeliop at cabtfe.es] in Tenerife - Canary Islands - Spain on Tuesday, 25th July 2000 from 195.76.153.201
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! My very best wishes on your 80th year and thank you for make us happy

Posted by Trevor & Louise Mitton [mittontl at bold.net.au] in Australia on Tuesday, 25th July 2000 from 203.33.24.3
Happy 80th Birthday Norman, from Adelaide, South Australia

Posted by Roger Phinney [roger at batans.ns.ca] in CANADA on Tuesday, 25th July 2000 from 205.188.199.33
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Very best wishes on your 80th year!! As a long time Jaguar enthusiast, my thanks for all of your wonderful work with Jaguar cars over the years---they are the greatest!! We are fortunate to have had several XK's and E-types since the late 1950's and just the sight of one still brings tremendous pleasure. Our XK 150 is still going strong 42 years after it's production! At one time--back in 1961 actually, we owned a 120 fixed head coupe that I had purchased in Long Beach, California, U.S.A. It has recently turned up in Australia where it is being restored. After the history of the car was checked, it turns out that this was the first left hand drive 120 coupe built, and was the show car used around Europe at the time to introduce the model in 1951. You may have seen this particular car at the factory back then! Being a part of the development and the evolution of the marque must have been a tremendously satisfying persuit for you. Keep well, and again, our best wishes go to you on a very special day! Regards, Roger and Irene Phinney, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Posted by walter acker IV [walter at slip.net] in U.S.A. on Tuesday, 25th July 2000 from 209.152.144.170
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! may have another enjoyable 80 years I have enjoyed the previous jaguar cars and now I own a wonderful car namely a Jaguar XJ-S

Posted by Vaughan Bromfield [vaughan.bromfield at uts.edu.au] in Australia on Tuesday, 25th July 2000 from 138.25.32.40
Norman Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thanks for making Jaguar what it is today.

Posted by Rob Reilly [xk120q at ix.netcom.com] in USA on Tuesday, 25th July 2000 from 165.236.196.21
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! If not for you and Heynes, Bailey, England, et al, and of course Sir William, we wouldn't have anything worthwhile to talk about on the Internet. Best Regards, Rob Reilly Mark V saloon owner since 1969, XK120 FHC owner since 1980, XJ12L S2 owner since 1983

Posted by Gary ODell [gary at group36.com] in USA on Tuesday, 25th July 2000 from 4.34.145.53
Best wishes on your birthday, Mr. Dewis! I hope this day finds you well. As a long-time admirer of the Jaguar marque, I want to personally thank you for your contributions to the timeless beauty and performance of such beautiful cars. I have never met you nor others who made Jaguars a timeless winner, but each time I watch a video, read any of numerous books on the marque, or turn a bolt on my car, I know that your drive and dedication, and that of others you knew worked with, shaped what is still a legend in motor racing and production car history. I recently purchased a MkII to enjoy, and in the same month was given a rather sorrowful MkI that needs plenty of attention, and I'm proud to be part of a group that is dedicated to the continued driving enjoyment of Jaguar cars across the world. Best regards, Gary O'Dell Portland, OR, USA

Posted by Gerard Peters [petersg at prodigy.net] in The United States of America on Tuesday, 25th July 2000 from 63.253.55.73
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thank you for being instrumental in making so many dreams come true. Your work has brought much happiness to those who have fallen in love with these beautiful cars over the years. Gerard in Colorado, USA

Posted by Frederick Shenk [fbshenk at earthlink.net] in US on Tuesday, 25th July 2000 from 38.27.143.216
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Keep on Jaggin it!

Posted by John Darack [dpisland at aol.com] in USA on Tuesday, 25th July 2000 from 205.188.193.57
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thank you for your contributions to the development of the cars which have provided us with so much pleasure! Best wishes, John Darack, very fortunate owner of: 1954 XK120FHC 1958 XK150OTS

Posted by Petri Savolainen [petri.jo.savolainen at nokia.com] in Japan on Tuesday, 25th July 2000 from 210.148.76.83
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I hope that you keep on enjying driving these noble Cats in the coming decades.

Posted by Ken Gray [kengray at starwon.com.au] in Australia on Tuesday, 25th July 2000 from 203.15.243.14
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Norm, May you enjoy another 80 of the best. Best Regards Ken

Posted by David Box [jagman at alphalink.com.au] in Australia on Tuesday, 25th July 2000 from 203.62.183.17
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Congratulations for achieving this milestone. May you have many more! Thank you also for your contributions to Jaguar over the years, as this has enabled me to continue to experience the joys(and frustations!) of Jaguar motoring in my XJ6L and XJSC. Take Care, David

Posted by Duncan Williamson [duncanw at wairc.govt.nz] in New Zealand on Tuesday, 25th July 2000 from 202.36.122.18
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I hope the next 80 are as interesting as the first.

Posted by john & karen elliott [johnelliott at fsmail.net] in england on Monday, 24th July 2000 from 195.92.67.69
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! it1s nice to see a jaguar enthusiast of such a tender age driving a classic. heres to the next eighty!!!! best wishes john & karen

Posted by Charles (Chad) Shue [chadshue at hotmail.com] in USA on Monday, 24th July 2000 from 209.20.146.1
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! From one of the newr jag lovers to one of the true originals.

Posted by John Sharpe [josh at sharich.freeserve.co.uk] in England on Monday, 24th July 2000 from 195.92.194.21
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Many happy returns Norman, I recently saw you driving the XJ13 at the Festival of speed. Due to your sheer hard work and determination, you made Jaguar and Norman Dewis a name that is recognised World Wide. I hope Jaguar and all your friends organise a really fantastic party for you. Have a nice one, hope to see you in action at the revival meeting in September. You are truly one of the all-time greats. Regards John

Posted by Henry Fok [spectre at fok.com] in United States on Monday, 24th July 2000 from 216.59.24.10
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Congrats on hitting 80 - from both myself and my 1984 XJ6. Regards, Henry and Samantha the Steel Kitty

Posted by Harry Price [xk150fhc at cs.com] in United States of America (the Colonies) on Monday, 24th July 2000 from 12.13.248.4
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Norman, best wishes on reaching the beginning of your ninth decade. Hope you enjoy many more. What exiting times you have seen, both with Jaguar and around the world. Sure do appreciate your efforts on the E-type. My first Jag was a 1964 XK-E coupe with the 3.8. It brought me great pleasure, and only once made me walk home (broken rotor bug in the distributor). At least it had the common decency to do it 3 blocks from the apartment. Make Mr. Larson take you out to dinner! Harry Price

Posted by Ron Mewett [mewett at msn.com] in USA (ex-Brit) on Monday, 24th July 2000 from 63.30.50.190
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Congratulations and thanks for your untiring contribution to Automotive history.

Posted by Mark Davies [mdavies at cpwp.co.uk] in England on Monday, 24th July 2000 from 212.46.130.19
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Best Wishes From Mark & Lorna. You look in better condition than Graeme.

Posted by Bernard Cristalli [bcrist at club-internet.fr] in France on Monday, 24th July 2000 from 213.44.0.12
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! With my '64 Mk2 3.8 litres you give me pleasure everyday. It's my daily driver.

Posted by harrison l. root [hrroot at logoncafe.net] in usa on Monday, 24th July 2000 from 207.18.62.140
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! i hope my interest in jaguars is as strong as yours thrity years from now. i have two jags. 83xj6 90vdpm they keep me on my toes. yes, they have rocked me back on my heels before. but, i have recovered. thanks for all the help.

Posted by George W. Cohn [gwcohn at azstarnet.com] in United States on Monday, 24th July 2000 from 169.197.39.145
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Were it not for your great efforts, we might not have the E-Type in all of it's glorious incarnations to cherish and enjoy now. Thank you for all the work and dedication that you put into the Jaguar Marque! George Cohn List Administrator E-Type jag-lovers.org

Posted by Jim Reminga [jreminga at develcorp.com] in USA on Monday, 24th July 2000 from 216.47.227.109
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I have a 1957 XK140MC OTS and a 1992 VandenPlas XJ40. I sincerely appreciate your contribution to the history of Jaguar. Have a very happy birthday!

Posted by Sean Smith [tssmith at dbis.ns.ca] in Nova Scotia, Canada on Monday, 24th July 2000 from 142.177.92.30
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! As the owner of one classic Daimler (1966 2 1/2 Litre V8) and the son of another owner (1969 XJ6 4.2), I want to thank you for your efforts in making these and many other Jaguars a delight to drive.

Posted by Jaguar Brussels [alain.puttaert at skynet.be] in Belgium on Monday, 24th July 2000 from 195.238.20.57
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Which you many driving hours !

Posted by Paul (Jez) Stow [paul.stow at fjcomp.com] in England on Monday, 24th July 2000 from 194.203.184.50
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! You and Jaguar made some great cars and gave us a marque to be proud of. Many thanks - Jez PS When do you get to test drive the R1 - they definately need some of your input!

Posted by Bruno Burkart [bruno.burkart at datacomm.ch] in Switzerland on Monday, 24th July 2000 from 212.40.5.56
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! an a lot of happy hours with your jag! best regard from switzerland bruno

Posted by Matti Huttunen [matti.huttunen at siba.fi] in Finland on Monday, 24th July 2000 from 128.214.152.77
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Bill Weismann, XJ40/X300 Webmaster [weismann at ix.netcom.com] in Orlando, Florida USA on Monday, 24th July 2000 from 207.222.133.19
Norman, Happy 80th! May you have many more! I wish you health and happiness of course, and of course a very heartfelt thanks as it's people such as yourself that are responsible for Jaguar being what it has become. Jaguars have not only brought me much joy, but have also been my business as well for some time. Your accomplishments are an inspiration to us all. So We'll all raise a pint to you on the 3rd! Happy Birthday! Bill Weismann and my 1995 Vanden Plas with 115K troublefree miles

Posted by Brian [bryfs at spacebears.com] in the Commonwealth of Virginia on Monday, 24th July 2000 from 172.141.14.135
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thank you, sir, for helping make my Jaguar such a marvelous joy to drive.

Posted by Hugh Porter [hnporter at home.com] in Canada on Monday, 24th July 2000 from 24.64.198.226
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! The very best to you. Just looking at a picture of you at the wheel of the XJ13. What a fabulous car with a driver to match. Take care and enjoy your Birthday to the MAX.

Posted by John Baxa [jwbaxa at mindspring.com] in USA on Monday, 24th July 2000 from 209.186.12.34
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Do us... a favor and come drive my car! I do appreciate the contributions you've made to the development of these fine motor cars that we now so enjoy. Here's to your milestone, and may the road continue to weave.

Posted by Albert Escalante [aeseeyou at aol.com] in U.S.A on Monday, 24th July 2000 from 205.188.197.171
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Have a great and glorious day on your Birthday! I don't know if you have family to spend the day with, but please know that you have enriched my life simply by my being able to read about and enjoy your many exploits! As a Jaguar owner and lover of the marque and all its rich history I salute you, Norman Dewis and may you enjoy many more birthdays knowing how much pleasure and joy you've given to the little guy, like me and countless other fans of yours. Albert Escalante

Posted by Yexenor [yexenor at usa.net] in India on Monday, 24th July 2000 from 203.197.145.200
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Long live Jag and Norman Dewis.God save the Jag kingdom.

Posted by Doug Dwyer [dwyerd at email.msn.com] in USA on Monday, 24th July 2000 from 63.15.111.165
Wishing you the very best on your birthday. We Yanks enjoy our Jags tremendously and owe you quite a large "thanks" for your part in making Jaguar the finest car to own, bar none. Hoisting a pint in your direction...Happy Birthday.

Posted by Jeb Boyd, Jag-Lovers V-12 Engine Administrator [l.boyd6 at gte.net] in U.S.A. on Monday, 24th July 2000 from 63.20.72.61
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I have loved Jaguars all my life and want to thank you for your involvement and hope you have many more years for all of us to tell you so. Thanks from a Jag-Lover in Pennsylvania. Cheers!

Posted by Charlie Nowlin [chache at thethinker.com] in USA (Lumps Admin.) on Monday, 24th July 2000 from 206.162.78.39
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! May you have 80 more, at twice the health and happiness as this past 80. Your efforts toward making the marque what it is, shall not go unremembered. Have one hell of a good time on your birthday, but don't have a pint too many.....And go easy on the ladies.... We luv YA! Charlie

Posted by Grant Beaumont [grant.beaumont2 at australia.boeing.com] in Australia on Monday, 24th July 2000 from 12.13.238.137
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Heartiest Greetings on your achieving yet another milestone. From a Jaguar driver/restorer much appreciative of your efforts.May my association with Jaguars make me live as long !!

Posted by Evan Gamblin [egamblin at fox.nstn.ca] in Canada on Monday, 24th July 2000 from 154.5.13.146
All the best on your 80th birthday, Norman! And thank you for the contribution you've made to Jaguars over the years. (From a grateful XK-140 owner).

Posted by Gordon Jeffrey [gordon.jeffrey at computer.org] in UK on Sunday, 23rd July 2000 from 62.125.145.20
Wishing you a very Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Douglas Buchan [dbuchan60 at earthlink.net] in U.S.A. on Sunday, 23rd July 2000 from 63.39.11.159
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Happy 80th and many more to come. Doug Buchan

Posted by Fil Harding [fil at hillwood3.demon.co.uk] in England on Sunday, 23rd July 2000 from 195.11.50.204
Without the vision and efforts of you and your peers, I would not had the chance to become so passionate about the marque, to the point almost of obsession, about all things Jaguar. Just think about what I would have missed out on!!! Good Wishes, Good Health and Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by Angela Pearson [apearson at ureach.com] in United States on Sunday, 23rd July 2000 from 166.90.239.64
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Your're an inspiration man! Thank you for all your contributions. Owning a jag has been my dream since I first saw one at the North American Auto show in Detroit, Michigan over 16 years ago. I'm 32 years old now and although I don't have one yet, I'm refusing to give up hope! Have a wonderful 80th and keep on driving!

Posted by Vince Villi [villieg at villi.com] in USA on Sunday, 23rd July 2000 from 209.114.161.241
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Hi Norm, Happy BDay!!!! I bought my first Jag yesterday, 91' xjs: 16,600 miles: never saw rain until the day I had it delivered. Brand new , except for 16K mile of loving care. What a car. It looks like Aristotle was right when he spoke of waiting for the greater gain. My BDay present (8-25-48) came early. I won't bore you with details. Thanks for the work you did to perfect the line. Best regards, Vince Villi Murrysville, PA 15668 USA

Posted by Stephan J. Perthes [e-type at perthes.de] in Germany on Saturday, 22nd July 2000 from 62.224.61.96
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! A very heartful, warm THANK YOU for your personal contribution to the greatest sports car ever built (well, as long as it runs ... mine does, but I have no rpm meter at the moment, no ventilation inside (o.k., the weather in Germany wasn't the warmest these days :-) and a few other minor things, mainly caused by "The Prince of Darkness ;-)) Anyway: I LOVE MY E-TYPE. If you want to have a look, here you go: http://www.perthes.de/e-site/my_etype/ LONG MAY YOU RUN (and I do not mean my car now :-) All the best from Stephan in Germany.

Posted by Dag Paulsen [datopaul at online.no] in Norway on Saturday, 22nd July 2000 from 130.67.9.155
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! And thanks for your contribution to the development of the great E-type that is sitting in my garage.

Posted by Richard Robinson [tomorrowr2 at yahoo.com] in US of A on Saturday, 22nd July 2000 from 4.54.88.135
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I am glad to have a chance to send my best wishes to a fellow Jaguar driver and enthusiast. The legend continues and the people who made it all possible should be commended for your vision and aspirations. God speed, Richard Robinson Carlsbad, CA '90 XJ40 VDP 137K+ miles

Posted by Gary Oxley Jaguar Model Club [gary at jaguarmodelclub.demon.co.uk] in England on Saturday, 22nd July 2000 from 193.237.54.6
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I FORGIVE YOU FOR BENDING XJ13 !!!!! Only joking Norman ( deflating tyre ), happy birthday and may you have many more. Cheers Gary

Posted by Valerie Hyams [val23 at aol.com] in USA on Saturday, 22nd July 2000 from 62.7.43.13
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Jaguars are really sexy looking cars and if their test drivers are all like you then I can see why! Best wishes and maybe see you one day. Valerie

Posted by Mike Plechaty [mplechaty at earthlink.net] in USA on Saturday, 22nd July 2000 from 63.36.207.249
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! And thank you for all the Jaguars you have driven.

Posted by Jac van Guilder [funsun98 at aol.com] in New York City USA on Saturday, 22nd July 2000 from 152.163.205.29
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! WE ALL LOVE YOU and your gifts of vision and courage. Thank God you used them!!

Posted by Bob Bailey [bbbbailey at earthlink.net] in Pasadena CA USA on Saturday, 22nd July 2000 from 209.178.170.193
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Here's to your happy birthday party and all the affection that your good deeds and great help have brought to all of us. Keep the revs up. There's a great straightaway just over the hill.

Posted by Greg Meboe [greg at meboe.com] in USA on Friday, 21st July 2000 from 12.13.226.11
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! We drive our Jaguars every day and have done so for years. I always feel like I'm driving a special creation, into which good people put a lot of thought and effort. Thank you.

Posted by Ernest Abunaw [ernest_abunaw at yahoo.com] in United States on Friday, 21st July 2000 from 162.74.99.5
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Your contribution to my passion is well appreciated.I proudly drive my 1996 XJ6 mostly on weekends. It is a wonderful piece of machinery. I love it dearly.Many more.

Posted by Pete Groh [petegroh at yahoo.com] in Ellicott City, Md. USA on Friday, 21st July 2000 from 206.66.218.153
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Have a happy birthday. I noted you have more hair than me. I have that receding hairline, but mine is more advanced. I am sometimes referred to as "The Key Guy" in the hobby. Best regards from a fellow British car owner. Pete Groh

Posted by William F. Trimble [trimbwf at mail.auburn.edu] in Auburn, Alabama, USA on Friday, 21st July 2000 from 131.204.130.185
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Best wishes from a confirmed British car owner and fellow Jag-Lover. The more I become familiar with my car (1985 XJ6) the more respect I have for what you and others in Coventry have done over the years. Warmest regards. Bill Trimble

Posted by Braulio Mercader [mercader at justice.com] in US Army in Bamberg, Germany on Friday, 21st July 2000 from 195.30.20.41
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Your contribution to our passion is invaluable, indeed. People like you make our live more fun through the coolest cars in the world. Best wishes from Germany, Braulio

Posted by Bill Hall [whhall at cts.com] in USA and England on Friday, 21st July 2000 from 204.216.188.115
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! May you have many more and still enjoy the cars that have given so many of us so much pleasure as well.

Posted by Andreas van de Voort [avdv.associates at advalvas.be] in Belgium on Friday, 21st July 2000 from 213.224.83.10
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! As I have noticed that being a Jaguar Lover is something special, being it for such a long time must be very special! Congratulations with your birthday and enjoy driving a Jaguar for many years to go. Kindest regards, Andreas van de Voort

Posted by Jeff and Joan Freeman [jeff at vtwin.com] in US of A on Friday, 21st July 2000 from 151.140.35.235
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! May you have many more of them!!

Posted by Nick & Cathy Anderson [tikiman at worldnet.att.net] in USA on Friday, 21st July 2000 from 12.78.142.141
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by John Cleghorn [cleghorn at xtra.co.nz] in New Zealand on Friday, 21st July 2000 from 203.96.111.200
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Happy Birthday to a great ambassador of the marque. You have helped make Jaguar something special. Have a great day Norman. Kindest regards John (Clegs)XJS

Posted by Robert Soar [sales at no-name-garage.co.uk] in UK on Friday, 21st July 2000 from 212.41.32.192
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! With best wishes for the future and many thanks for your work in the past - making Jaguar the best car in the world.

Posted by DOC SCADRON [doc at docsjags.com] in USA on Friday, 21st July 2000 from 209.246.59.239
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Margaret and I wish to express once again what a wonderful experience it was to spend the evening with you and get to know you, first hand, at the Jabbeki celebration last year, and wish to take this extraordinary opportunity, provided by my friend and fellow Jaguar restorer and enthusiast, Terry Larson, to wish you many happy returns of the day on your 41st anniversary of your 39th birthday.If they ask you how many candles to put on your cake,.........tell 'em "Just set the whole cake a-fire! "..... LOJ...doc and Margaret Scadron, Scottsdale, Arizona

Posted by Clarence Novak [novanet at netwiz.net] in USA on Friday, 21st July 2000 from 208.147.114.28
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! You don't know all of the many Jaguar enthusiasts, but surely we all of know of you and your historic contributions to Jaguar cars. Your efforts and place in Jaguar history is very revered and appreciated by all of us who restore, race, exhibit and enjoy Jaguars old and new. My present passion is the restoration of my late father's 1965 4.2 MKX sedan. It is the fourth Jaguar we owned. I have seen the XJ13 in person and now I wish the gentleman who drove it with such determination the best of birthdays. Happy 80th Norman.

Posted by David Betts [davidb at motorsport.org.uk] in UK on Friday, 21st July 2000 from 195.92.67.75
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! It was great to see you enjoying yourself at Goodwood. Many more happy ones.

Posted by Jerry Liudahl - Old Irish Racing [jerry at oldirish.com] in USA on Friday, 21st July 2000 from 207.205.174.175
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! All the best to the living legend of Jaguar motorsports on your milestone birthday! As my grandmother used to always say, "the work praises the man." For all your work at Jaguar, thank you!

Posted by Jerry Vilicich [wildwest33 at aol.com] in USA on Friday, 21st July 2000 from 152.163.207.72
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I've been a jaguar lover my whole life. I'm sure your contribution to the marque is part of the reason. Many Happy Returns, Jerry

Posted by Robert Fletcher [carinya at interact.net.au] in Australia on Friday, 21st July 2000 from 210.215.8.8
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thanks for you all your input into Jaguar. You must many fond memories. I live at Bathurst Australia, the home of Mt Panorama where the Jaguar XJS won the James Hardie 1000 touring car event, thanks, I am sure to your early development work.

Posted by Derek Spicer [mor.tish.er at xta.co.nz] in New Zealand on Friday, 21st July 2000 from 203.96.111.200
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! From the membrs of the Hamilton Jaguar Drivers Club and myself. Cheers Derek

Posted by David Hunt [cuontv at bellsouth.net] in Nashville, USA on Friday, 21st July 2000 from 209.214.118.121
Mr. Dewis Many happy returns on your upcoming birthday. Having been born two years after your drive at Le Mans, I can rightly assume you have many wonderful memories of places seen and dear friends made. I hope your clarity of memory is the last thing to go followed only by your sense of humor. My grandfather used to say that some men are bestowed with greatness, while a precious few live a full life of greatness earned. I fancy you to be the latter. Thank you for all you have given us. A toast to your good health. David Hunt Nashville, Tennessee '78 XJS '83 XJS (completely disassembled in my garage)

Posted by Michael Bourland [mikebyk at aol.com] in Oklahoma USA on Friday, 21st July 2000 from 152.163.232.31
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Proud owner of 1967 E-type better now than when new. You did well! MB

Posted by Mike Fulton [mfulton412 at aol.com] in USA on Friday, 21st July 2000 from 205.188.192.39
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I assume yuou can remember the early Jag days! I own a 1938 SS Jag Saloon. Its not a fun driver, but it turns a lot of heads. Wishing you good health and many more birthday celebrations. Mike

Posted by Brett Kelien [jag.man at netzero.net] in Clarksville,In USA on Friday, 21st July 2000 from 4.54.195.121
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!Thanks for all you have done in the past and here's to what you will do in the future .Thanks to you and others like you I currently enjoy ownership of 5 XJ6's and 6 XJS's , you have helped to make my life abit nicer and I hope this note might brighten your day as well I only hope someday I to will own an E-type as well as being able to run one of my XJS's flat out on a track somewhere.

Posted by Emanuel Green [emanuelgreen at hotmail.com] in USA on Friday, 21st July 2000 from 209.187.30.70
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Dear Norman: I can only imagine what it was like to drive all the classic jaguars as you have. without your help we would not have the jags we desire so much. Jaguar cars are the most beautiful in the world. My dream is to own a MK2. One day I will. For now, I love my 87 sovereign. From the bottom of my heart, thank you, God bless, and many, many more years to you. Emanuel Green

Posted by Mike Stone [copper_sandy at yahoo.com] in United States on Friday, 21st July 2000 from 63.83.151.193
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! As the proud owner of my first Jaguar (a 1994 XJ6 acquired 6 months ago) I greatly appreciate the efforts that have gone into the design, development, and production of this fine automobile. You should be very proud to have been associated with Jaguar in such an instrumental role. Best wishes for a very happy birthday and may there be many more to come!!

Posted by Ann and Col Haywood [haywood at nw.com.au] in Australia on Friday, 21st July 2000 from 203.29.88.236
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Many Happy Returns ! Thank you for all you have done to develop our favourite marque!

Posted by Clive Arnold [carnold at netspace.net.au] in Australia on Friday, 21st July 2000 from 210.15.249.186
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I met you when in Brisbane, Australia and enjoyed immensely the address you gave. Thanks for helping to develop my favourite car; the E-Type. Best Wishes. Clive Arnold, Brisbane, Australia. ( Driving and loving 1E20761 )

Posted by Paul Spurlock [paulsp at snet.net] in USA on Friday, 21st July 2000 from 204.60.212.8
A very Happy Birthday Norman! Congratulations on your life and your accomplishments! You have to love those Jags just like me :-) Paul

Posted by Tony Capper [pyramid650 at aol.com] in Virgin Islands on Friday, 21st July 2000 from 152.163.201.191
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Oh the stories you could tell!Many happy returns.

Posted by John Littler [john.littler at ibm.net] in Australia on Friday, 21st July 2000 from 203.53.4.157
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Congratulations on reaching this milestone. Your contributions to the Jaguar marque have been outstanding, you're one of the greats who made the Jaguar name renowned. As a Jaguar owner I very much appreciate the contribution you have made to ensure that Jaguar is synonomous with elegant performance. The Jabekke run was the start of some amazing successes for Jaguar, without your skills it never would have happened, you backed this up with many notable achievements - a very proud record. I'm glad you survived the XJ13 mishap !! John

Posted by Larry Martz [jagmkix at cwo.com] in USA on Friday, 21st July 2000 from 209.63.107.130
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I'm custodian of RHETT, a '59 original Mk IX. For display, I carry the Mk VII/VIIM/VIII/IX Racing history, which includes: "Jabbeke, Belgium (speed record), 1953: Mk VII (LWK 343) (Norman Dewis), 121.704 mph" My DEEP thanks for all you've done over all these years for Jaguar! Larry Martz

Posted by Len Brighton [lenbrighton at hotmail.com] in Australia on Friday, 21st July 2000 from 203.17.171.53
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! What a great life you have had, and I hope it continues for many more years to come. Just think how many other fabulous makes of cars there would have been if they had bothered to use XK engines!

Posted by Lawrence [lawrence at jag-lovers.org] in Boulder Colorado USA on Friday, 21st July 2000 from 128.117.24.14
Happy 80th!!! I've had great fun with Jaguars of all sorts, from XK120's through the XJ6's, and it was you and your mates who made it all possible.I hope the following (a tiny bit of the report I made to Jag-lovers when I took our race team's 1960 MkII racer to drivers school) brings back some pleasant memories for you: "...Before long, your confidence is back, everything becomes right again and soon you are in transition to this wonderful time-without-time where life reduces down to a 3-second stream-of-consciousness window of total focus on setting up this line just right, late brake, late apex under acceleration, wind it out, shift-up, wind it out, brake, brake HARDER, downshift, pushing into the next corner hotter, accelerating out faster, passing that Alfa, dropping the cars off your tail then getting smoked by a someone even faster, trusting the Jag, pushing it hard and probing your limits before, suddenly it's over, the checkered's out and you're pulling into the pits with muscles trembling and a huge grin on your face..."

Posted by Jeremy Coleclough [jcole at netcomuk.co.uk] in United Kingdom on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 194.42.229.183
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I would very much like to be a part of this tribute to you.If all things are equal you may be the only man who can hear a bottom end bearing shell going before it goes...whilst driving at full blown test speed ..for this and actually everything else brilliant!!!!! Cheers. Jeremy Coleclough, extremely happy owner over the years of a whole load of Jaguars.

Posted by Ralph W. WEIBEL [weibel at rol3.com] in Switzerland on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 212.101.144.198
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I am proud that you signed my poster at the celebration in Jabbeke.Thank you - and my very best wishes associated with good health. Not only from me, but from all of the Jaguar Drivers' Club Switzerland - we all wish you all the best ! Ralph Weibel, red XK 120 OTS, # 67 4224 (Jabbeke No. 117)

Posted by Ian Richardson [ianricho at hypermax.net.au] in Australia on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 216.252.209.5
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! It was a pleasure meeting you during your recent visit to Australia. I have been a Jaguar driver driver for 38 years and still have my first Jaguar, E-Type 860876, which I bought new in 1962. Not as many years as you have been driving Jaguars. Congratulations on your lifetime achievments.

Posted by Bruce Glad [bglad at prodigy.net] in USA on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 206.170.227.126
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thank you for having played a key role in developing the cars we all love so well! (Mine's an 87 XJ6 VdP)

Posted by Dale Robbins [dtrobbins at ameritech.net] in USA on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 206.141.203.56
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I have always been an admirer of the e-type...from my youngest days. I built not one but two of the 1/8th scale model cars as a young boy. I LOVED that car...working doors, windows that rolled up and down, bonnet that opened, revealing a detailed engine. Imagine my delight when I was taking my younger son to a golf tournament two years ago..when I saw HER...and she was "For Sale". I couldn't drop my son off and get back quickly enough. And yes, she was in my price range. It's not a show car, the model I've got, but it's plenty to see my name on the title of a Jaguar XKE, 1966, 4.2 ,2+2, opal. blue. Thanks for your work and dedication, it has and will continue to provide enjoyment to the lucky few for years to come! Happy Birthday! Sincerely, Dale Robbins Piqua, Ohio, USA

Posted by W. Chance Rosic [crosic at hotmail.com] in USA on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 136.205.76.240
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! May you be blessed with the fulfillment of all your dreams, such as driving the new XJ220 all out. Oh - thats my dream, but if you like you can dream it too. Have a great and glorious day! Chance '79 XJ6L "DadsJag"

Posted by LYNDA D. PERRY [lyndadperry at aol.com] in USA on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 152.163.201.176
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! FOR ALL THAT YOU DO! THIS ONE'S FOR YOU! HAVE A VERY ,VERY ENJOYABLE DAY!

Posted by Ivy Porterico [ivyjag at africana.com] in usa on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 204.23.184.180
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! And many more! Live long, prosper, drive a Jag!

Posted by Bill Guzman [bggtv6 at aol.com] in USA on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 199.211.225.194
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I wish you the best on your glorious day, and any day in this wonderful world.

Posted by Emily Webster Love [hoofbeats at aol.com] in Kinsman, Ohio, U.S.A. on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 205.188.200.54
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Wonder how many messages you'll get from women Jag lovers? I'm on my second, my husband being a 'foreign car' hater. But he can't resist getting behind the wheel of my '89 XJ-S and seeing how fast the V-12 will go from 0-100. And he admires the way the car holds the road - I imagine we have you to thank for a lot of that. This is my second Jaguar; I owned a '73 E-Type roadster, also a V-12, for 15 years before sellng it for four times the purchase price! As soon as I'd let it go I was sorry and set out to replace it with another collectible Jag. My bright red kitty-cat coupe is just such a car, I love it and will never let it go! Thank you for helping to bring such style into our lives! May you have many, many more happy birthdays.

Posted by Betsy Rettew [betsy at hrtek.com] in USA - Philadelphia on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 24.4.252.2
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Norman Have you been involved in this 12 cylinder thing? I've been thinking on the 12 and whether it's symbolic of anything. Are twelve cylinders 12 calender months it took to design, 2 hours of design per cylinder with a sleepless night? In honor of twelve women? The number of pints 1 person can consume in a good run in a London Pub?- I began my adventure with Jaguar Car in the fall of 1999 with a 1989 XJS V12. This car has been more than a car. It has been one of the most wonderful experiences of my life. Thank you for your contributions that led to my experience!!!

Posted by Bob Knowles [bknowles at neptune.on.ca] in Ontario, Canada on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 206.172.32.79
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thanks for all the test miles, and all the pavee, so that I can enjoy my E type. Best wishes for many more happy birthdays. Bob Knowles, retired, Ford of Canada

Posted by Mark Batchelour [mark at batchelour.freeserve.co.uk] in United Kingdom on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 195.92.198.76
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!

Posted by David Chiahotny [david_chiahotny at dofasco.ca] in Canada on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 192.139.152.130
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Those of us who are priviledged enough to own Jaguar cars to drive, owe you a debt of gratitude for your work in the development of one of the great marques of the world. We wish you the best of God's blessings on your 80th birthday and many more to come. Our E-type has given much pleasure and much is still to be experienced. David Chiahotny

Posted by David Berman [dberman51 at yahoo.com] in USA on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 47.234.0.51
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Best wishes on your birthday, with great appreciation for your work over the years, I know we still feel it in the Jaguars of today. David 1994 XJ40 4.0 Sovereign

Posted by John G. Dale [jdale at webtv.net] in United States on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 209.240.200.32
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!I wish you well on your birthday. I wish I could have been with you during those glorious times.

Posted by Karen Kangiser [karen.kangiser at computerboards.com] in USA on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 207.94.47.77
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I wish you a happy birthday from Massachusettes USA. Thank you for your contribution on making Jaguars such a pleasure to drive. Have a great day ~ all the best. Karen

Posted by FREDERICK GERRENS [stogyman at deathsdoor.com] in ENGLAND on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 194.112.60.238
Norman Happy 80th Birthday

Posted by Mark Stephenson [marks at trnpa.com] in USA on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 209.63.68.171
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! It was great to see you in Phoenix at the sprightly young age of 78. Hope to see you again at 90.

Posted by Rex N. LaBrie [tdpilot at micron.ner] in USA on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 204.229.102.82
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Just a moment to wish you a very happy birthday to an outstanding person! I pray you remain in good health and spirits and enjoy many more birthdays. What a joy it must have been to drive brand new xk120s-(I have 2, also e-type and xjs-Cheers to you Norman !! Rex

Posted by Christian Steinmann [cs at hms.org] in Austria on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 62.47.14.131
Norman! Best wishes, good luck and honest respect for your achievements. Have a lots of fun and may the Jaguar always be with you! Christian XJ6 (X300) '95 3.2l 89.000km [The Cat] Color: HFB [Brooklands Green] Trim: SDR [Coffee leather/fabric]

Posted by Dave & Linda Freeman [dlfreeman at ipa.net] in USA on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 209.128.164.209
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! We are the present caretakers of 672200 and appreciate all you have done throughout the years for the marque.

Posted by Alastair Lauener [alastair at jag-lovers.org] in Scotland on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 146.176.80.72
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! It must have be wonderful to have been part of Jaguar in those very different days!. I have been a Jaguar enthusiast since age 10 when my father bought the 1964 S-Type, and enjoy every moment I drive this beautiful automobile. May you have many more Jaguar moments. Happy 80th Birthday!

Posted by Ian Cooling [ian.cooling at invictanet.co.uk] in England on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 62.6.135.13
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! And many many thanks for all those wonderful Jaguar moments you have given us down the years. I shall be dining out on your stories from that magical evening with Paul Skilleter at Beaulieu for many years to come. Here's to you and all those many years you too still have to come! Ian Cooling

Posted by Allan & Judith Mandell [agm18 at pacbell.net] in USA/ California/San Diego on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 63.202.232.90
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Dear Norman, I have owned Jags for 42 years and this is the first birthday card I have ever sent to someone connected with Jaguar. Both Judith and I could not be happier it is for your 80th birthday. Keep that engine revving and thank you for all of your efforts on behalf of Jaguar. That little badge of mine from my old 150 now has more meaning than ever no that I know for sure that you were one of the drivers in 1955. Have a wonderful,joyous birthday celebration and many more to come. Allan & Judith 69 2+2

Posted by Terry Marsden [tmarsden81 at hotmail.com] in U.S.A. on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 204.131.166.199
Happy Birthday Mr. Dewis! I'm sure all Jaguar owners, both past and present, appreciate the contributions you have made over the years in ensuring that Jaguar is and remains, one of the most exciting automobiles ever produced.

Posted by Kent Cerrone [kentc at one.net] in USA on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 216.68.130.86
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thank you for the great contributions you made to Jaguar's heritage and legacy. My '68 E-Type Series 1.5 OTC and I thank you for your knowledge, involvement and attention to detail. Many happy returns.

Posted by Larry Conrad [larry_conrad at wr.com] in the USA on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 138.230.48.18
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I am the proud owner of a BRG 1983 XJ-S. Still looking good and going strong. Best of luck and thanks for your contribution over the years.

Posted by Danny Kopels [dkopels at bigfoot.com] in Los Angeles on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 209.25.84.194
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! The test results are in, and you're the Best! Danny

Posted by Charles E. Bishop [bishop-13 at att.net] in Texas! on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 12.65.144.53
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! We in Texas have a variety or roads in which we can test our Jaguars. Your verve and verasity have contributed greatly to the development and enjoyment of a marque that you and we all love so well. The anniversary or your birth will be celebrated as an important date in the history of Jaguar! May you have eighty more to enjoy everything you love to do. Happy Birthday!! Charles #677556 & #735933

Posted by Roger Los [info at los.com] in Seattle, Colonies on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 63.224.47.198
Happy 80th, Mr. Dewis, may there be many more in your future! I imagine that being a test driver for Jaguars was both exciting and tedious--and a very special skill very few would have been qualified to do. Congratualtions and well done for being among those few who could have done the job. When I read Porter's account of the building of the E-Type, I'm amazed at your notes on the prototypes--the car clearly would have been nowhere near as good without you involved. I'll think of you when driving my '61. I trust that years since you left Jaguars have been good ones and that they'll continue to be so. Happy birthday!

Posted by Mark Liptrot [mark at dlc.co.za] in South Africa on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 155.239.230.233
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! It must be great to be part of the wonderful Jaguar heritage-keep on driving those beautiful cats!!Best wishes,Mark LIptrot('64 S type)

Posted by Walt Morris [walterm at iname.com] in USA on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 192.25.214.6
Norman - There are several jobs I can picture as being a 'dream job', test driver for Jaguar ranks right up there! I appreciate all the work you must have done to make the E-type the great-handling driver's car that it is. Nothing compares to the sound and feel of driving that car on a crisp, clear day, with the wind in one's hair (top down, of course!). Without Jaguar and people like you, I would never have had that experience. I and my 1969 E-type OTS thank you! And of course --------- Happy 80th Birthday!

Posted by Andrew Woodward [warfin at yahoo.com] in United States of America on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 63.225.219.130
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thank you for helping to improve a distinctive breed of automobile. Reading about the Jaguar Le Mans racing of the 1950's forever hooked me on Jaguar cars. I only wish I could drive as you did. AJW ('74 E-Type OTS, '76 XJ12C)

Posted by Alex & Barb Cannara [cannara at ibm.net] in USA on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 32.102.3.42
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! We have always admired the Series II/III Jaguar sedans and appreciate your part in making them such a pleasure to drive and ride in. We have a 1979 XJ6L SII, in fairly good condition, since it was always in California after getting off the boat.

Posted by Ginger Corda [jaguare71 at aol.com] in USA on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 205.188.198.181
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! You beautiful hunk of man! It is because of your hard work and daily efforts that so many of us get to look absolutely dashing every day when we drive our Jaguars! Thank you, thank you, thank you. But you know, more important than appearance is performance. I LOVE driving my V12! I only wish I could drive like you! Love and kisses from Florida, Ginger 71 S3 2+2

Posted by Jim Downes [milltech at pacbell.net] in USA on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 206.170.125.55
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Through your work, you contributed to making the daily commute of thousands to their work a fun & enjoyable time. On top of that you prove that driving a Jaguar is good for one's health. Obviously I'll have to get another and drive it harder!!!! Have a great day! Jim Downes

Posted by Doug & Betty Brown [dkbetts at cconnect.net] in USA on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 205.244.106.211
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! My wife & I have many happy memories of our D-engined 1962 E-type that we use to drive to work each morning on the LA freeways - usually with flames shooting out of the hood louvres from the backfiring Webers and water geyshers shooting up through the floor pans! And we are building a 1966 E-type racer as I write! Thank you for your part in our happy times.

Posted by Ronald Bender [robxj6 at aol.com] in USA on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 198.23.5.8
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Many, many thanks for helping to develop such wonderful, exciting automobiles (I can't bring myself to call them cars). Thanks to your input we are able to enjoy automobiles which are designed with the driver in mind and to avoid, not just survive, accidents. Not to make the passengers think they are sitting in their Barcaloungers in their livingrooms.Ronald Bender 89 XJ40, 90 XJ-S Convertible

Posted by Douglas Grace [webpro at pro-site.com] in USA on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 208.186.215.192
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Birthday Greetings from a fellow Leo. I am twenty years behind you and have my first Jaguar at age 60 although I have wished for the pleasure for many more years than that. Thank you for your immeasurable contribution to the car, the legend and the fun in life it brings for me.

Posted by Peter Morris [pmorris at tfb.com] in USA on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 216.120.17.208
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I want to thank you for all you've contributed to the success of Jaguar and the driving pleasure that has resulted. Without your input, these automobiles which we enjoy driving would surely have been less enticing; for many of us, our favorite car might even have been some other marque. The confidence I feel in the handling and solid feel of the car as we move down the road are a testament to your input. Thank you, Peter

Posted by Phil Testa [philtesta at juno.com] in USA on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 63.20.95.92
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thank you for being a major part of the legend. May you have much good health and fortune. I toast and salute you. Many happy returns of the day. Phil Testa XK120 OTS 673138

Posted by Don Dalfonzo [ddalfonz at rmc.edu] in USA on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 192.240.95.1
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! After being warned by several local experts and/or friends never to buy a jaguar, of course true to my nature I bought one.. the only regret I have is that I didn't get one earlier.. wonderful experience, handling, and driving machine.. of course it won't win any drag races but everything is a trade off! Thanks for all you've done to better the car.. '86 S3

Posted by Tom Bibus [tbibus at one.net] in USA on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 209.50.99.79
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thanks for contributions towards Jaguar success. Even girlfriends without any interest in cars have said keep the Jaguar. I have-kept the Jaguar-not the girlfriends. Great car that I feel very safe driving as well as responsive such that it has helped in several tight driving situations. I would appreciate any recollections of yours which could be posted on Jag lovers-I know I would enjoy reading. Tom

Posted by Dianne M. Daniels [aldenter at quixnet.net] in USA on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 208.28.186.216
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I just wanted to thank you for all you've done to make the Jaguar a wonderful car to drive and own. I own an '88 XJ40 / XJ6, and I've never driven a more responsive and rewarding car. Everywhere I go, I get admiring looks and driving the car is sheer pleasure! I'm now spoiled rotten, and nothing but a Jaguar will do! I know the feedback you provided Jaguar as an expert driver helped make my car what it is today. I'll cherish the car forever, and thank you for your part in making it my dream car! May God richly bless you for another 80 years! Dianne

Posted by Matthias Fouquet-Lapar [mfl at sgi.com] in France on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 192.48.160.10
I wish you a very happy 80th Birthday Norman! Best regards from Paris, Matthias

Posted by John B [jrb at hard.net.au] in Australia on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 202.76.128.22
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! All the Best Mate, I hope you have a Fantastic Birthday and many more to come. John

Posted by Gene Wright [ewright926 at aol.com] in USA on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 205.188.200.46
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I sincerely hope the next 80 years are as rewarding as the first 80! Have a wonderful day, and stay away from the young lasses, if at all possible. Take a nice long drive in the country in a Mark X, or something as beautiful! Thanks and best of luck!

Posted by Wim Bakker [wb.bakker at wxas.nl] in Holland on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 194.134.208.129
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I have fond memories of our (brief) meetings in July of 1998 when we participated in the festivities of XK 50 and Philip Porters Tour. You may remember that evening when you were addressing the Tour participants with your stories. Philip introduced you and asked questions but he was so tired that he fell asleep to your great amusement and that of the audience! Best wishes to you and many more happy returns!Wim Bakker

Posted by Chris Burdo [cburdo at jag-lovers.com] in United States of America on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 192.251.173.34
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thank you Norman for all you've done for the Jaguar marque. As far back as I can remember I've always loved Jaguars and consider myself privileged to be the owner of a 1965 S-type. As my Jaguar and I are the same age,(35), I hope to be driving it when I reach your age. Thank you once again for all you've done to bring Jaguar to where it is today...Chris Burdo

Posted by Jason D. Korke [chimpboy at ozemail.com.au] in Australia on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 210.84.82.107
A happy eightieth birthday to you, sir! My XJ-S will be 24 this year, and I'm only a few years older. With a little luck we'll both still be going well past eighty. Maybe not pulling as many chicks, but still going. Cheers, thanks, and many happy returns... Jason Korke

Posted by Richard Lelliott [richard.lelliott at zoom.co.uk] in UK on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 193.133.190.50
Many Happy Returns on the occasion of your 80th Birthday Norman! I've enjoyed Jaguars more than any other car over all my driving life, whether owned or just borrowed (with the owner's permission!). Your contribution to their continued success is legendary. My mum is 80 on the 4th August, so we'll drink a toast to you then. All the very best, Richard Lelliott

Posted by René Robbé [r_robbe at nl.ibm.com] in The Netherlands on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 195.212.29.101
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thanks what you did for Jaguar ! This is what they call passion. As I'm only 47 years old I hope that I can enjoy this passion as long as you did till today. I'm glad that I can drive an MK 2 myself now, so I can understand a little what an experience it was to drive these cars at the time they were build. Many more healthy years. Cheers René Robbé

Posted by Boris [borislindstrom at yahoo.com] in Netherlands on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 62.208.87.233
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! XJ6 4.2 SWB Full options '70 Have a nice day ! Greeting Boris !

Posted by Philip Maurice 673565 [ijest at ihug.co.nz] in NZ on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 203.109.254.112
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! The tales of your exploits kept the vision alive for me until I could afford to own an XK120. Thanks for your contribution to the success of the marque that so many of us love so much.

Posted by Mark Brown [mark at realestate-bellingham.com] in US on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 216.145.25.91
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! You've a wonderful pasion I hope to follow, as a young man (33) with a growing family I hope to one day own the most beautiful and respected vehicle on the road - pros and con's considered! Cheers, Mark Brown

Posted by Malcolm Ives [mive at pacificcoast.net] in Canada on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 216.86.101.157
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I have been with Jag now for about 35 yrs. and have never stopped loving what I do! Done it all.... service, parts, and now sales! Still a great thing to do. Hope You have a Great Birthday Norm. and I enjoy reading articles about you and the racing side of Jag. Malcolm Victoria B.C. (John Ladd Jaguar) for Vancouver Island.

Posted by Gunnar Helliesen [gunnar at bitcon.no] in Norway on Thursday, 20th July 2000 from 193.91.245.17
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Thank you for all you have done for the Jaguar marque! Many happy returns!

Posted by Tom Henderson [tucats at uswest.net] in USA on Wednesday, 19th July 2000 from 63.226.199.79
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! And thanks for your contributions to a program that led to production of my XK8. God bless you and give you many happy returns.

Posted by George M. Badger, III [w3ab at arrl.net] in USA on Wednesday, 19th July 2000 from 134.89.12.202
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! 80 years eh? What is in the works for the next 80? Take care and above all, have fun! But remember to keep the shiny side up. Regards, GEO

Posted by Nizar Elmajdoubi Elidrissi [nizar.elmajdoubi at wanadoo.co.ma] in Morocco on Wednesday, 19th July 2000 from 212.217.65.117
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I hope for you great health and more long happy years. it's always a pleasure for me to admire people with such high taste of beautiful cars. Sincerly. Nizar EL MAJDOUBI EL IDRISSI, Casablanca , the 19 July 2000

Posted by Robert Sailor [robert.sailor at wcom.com] in USA on Wednesday, 19th July 2000 from 166.35.192.44
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! And I hope that you have many, many more of what I'm sure were fun filled years. God bless

Posted by Les and Mira Ashton [lesmira at ozemail.com.au] in Western Australia on Wednesday, 19th July 2000 from 203.108.0.57
Happy 80th Birthday Norman!We've been a long time out of JagLand, but it's great to know that people like you have been keeping it warm while we've been gone. Many More! Les & Mira Ashton.

Posted by Mak Choong Moon JP [cmmak at pc.jaring.my] in Malaysia on Wednesday, 19th July 2000 from 161.142.111.146
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! May you have 80 more years!!!!!

Posted by Sietse from the Netherlands [sietse at joymail.com] in The Netherlands (Holland, that is near to Germany) on Wednesday, 19th July 2000 from 195.96.98.188
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! I came to this site and thought that someone who drives a Jaguar must have style. I am 13 years old and would like to drive a Sovereign when I am old enough

Posted by Sean Straw [sean.straw+jaguar at mail.professional.org] in USA on Tuesday, 18th July 2000 from 216.240.41.75
Happy 80th. Why not celebrate by taking an XKSS out for a spin?

Posted by Nick Johannessen [nick at jag-lovers.org] in Norway on Saturday, 22nd July 2000 from 193.217.240.173
Wishing you a very happy birthday and many returns, Norman. It's good to see there are still some of the boys left from the good old days. My grandfather, Joe Thompson, was in experimental at Jaguar in the 50's and 60's. He was also a mechanic on the Le Mans team and took part in the high speed testing of LWK 707. Maybe you remember him?

Posted by Tony Bailey [tony at jagweb.com] in England on Tuesday, 18th July 2000 from 193.113.57.163
Happy 80th Birthday Norman! Jaguar owes you an immense debt - or do you still owe them for the repairs to the XJ13 I was admiring at Goodwood?. May there be many more birthdays for you. Tony

 

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