In his 33 years of testing and development for Jaguar, living legend Norman Dewis was responsible, in no small part, for many of the company’s most legendary vehicles. Now 94 years old, Dewis has received recognition on Her Majesty’s New Year Honours List and an Order of the British Empire (OBE) on Jaguar’s 80th anniversary.
Dewis was part of the development of 25 cars at Jaguar and is considered Britain’s greatest test driver. He was the principal test driver for vehicles like the Jaguar C- and D-type race cars, the XK 140 and 150, and others. To honor his achievements, Jaguar produced a short film which features tributes from the likes of Formula One World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart, Sir Stirling Moss, and more.