Back in February 2007, CAR ran a beautiful seven-page feature on Callum’s own project at the time: a lovingly restored 1932 Ford hot-rod. The original car had a four-cylinder of course, and I think was built in Cork. VAT no 918 5617 01 Ian Callum, one of the most influential designers in the automotive industry, just announced his retirement from Jaguar Land Rover after serving as Design Director for the past 20 years. He and his younger brother Morey, who currently is VP for design at Ford, spent their youths sketching cars and covering their bedroom walls with car brochures. 1993 - Aston Martin DB7. The ever-affable Scot took time out from the event held in the City of London to take us on a personal tour of his collection. A lot, Stock grille, 25-louvre bonnet, 11-inch lamps, Ford 1932 Hi-Boy Coupe rolls on Southend sea front, Polished conrod steering column support a neat touch. Having designed the Ford Puma, Jaguar I-PACE and the original Vanquish, automobile architect Ian Callum agreed to develop R-Reforged’s revamp last … ‘Just look at the dead-on front profile,’ Callum told us. It’s an American thing.’. Jaguar design director Ian Callum unveiled his new-for-2014 Mk2 today – but this is far from his first hot-rod influenced car. He also revitalised Jaguar with a … “The hydraulic gearbox on the earlier cars was less than perfect, but the issues had largely been solved by the time my 2005 example was produced. It’s perfect for a sunny Sunday; I’ve only ever driven it once with the roof up when I got caught out in the rain. We couldn’t resist asking him which car was his favourite – and his answer may surprise you: “I’ve always been a hotrod fan, and John Golding in Southend has put it through three renovations to get it to where it is today, complete with the 1970s period look which is my favourite hotrod trend. It makes him smile. But driving it I thought of ways it could be better, and that process ended up becoming a business with the launch of the Vanquish 25 [resto-mod business].”, “I don’t like that question! On CAR’s shoot at Southend’s pleasure beach, Callum’s hotrod made quite an impact. But I had to have one, and 993 prices were going up and up but after 18 months I finally got a call from Williams Crawford in Cornwall who had one in as a part-exchange. View all Ford Reviews. I bought it unseen, on 65,000 miles. Η εμφάνιση των τετρακίνητων buggy των 4,50 μέτρων και των 1.850 kg πιστώνεται στον Ian Callum, το γνωστό πρώην σχεδιαστή της Jaguar, ενώ ο κινητήρας του είναι ένας V6 3,5 lt της Ford. Ian Callum, Jaguar's director of design, is leaving after 20 years at the company. ‘The cabin rolls out  and tapers at the bottom as it moulds around two occupants. Company Number: LP003328 Registered Office: Academic House, 24-28 Oval Road, London, NW1 7DT. Jaguar design director Ian Callum unveiled his new-for-2014 Mk2 today – but this is far from his first hot-rod influenced car. The go-anywhere-fast machine was penned by renowned car designer Ian Callum, whose previous work includes a couple of other rally cars, including the Ford Escort Cosworth and the Ford … ‘This is not a coupé, it’s a coop,’ Callum told us. Just listen to him talking about the rod’s attitude and poise and you could be forgiven for thinking you’d been transported to an F-type Coupe motor show press launch. Ian Callum says the Ford RS200 was 'the first time' he had a chance to work on anything. Moray S. Callum (born 19 November 1958) is a Scottish automobile designer who is currently Vice President, Design for Ford Motor Company.His elder brother Ian Callum was the Design Director of Jaguar from 1999 to 2019. ‘Jaguar makes coupés, Ford does coops. Jonny Smith, host of the YouTube channel The Late Brake Show, caught up with legendary designer Ian Callum in his workshop/studio where Callum is working on his Singer-style reimagination of the Aston Martin Vanquish, the VC25.The space is also where he also stores his beautifully curated collection of cars. It’s a brilliant design. Jag’s legendary Director of Design, Ian Callum, is leaving the company to “focus on personal projects”. Powering Callum’s coupe is a 351 Windsor V8, breathing through a GT40 alloy head and power goes to the rear axle – where else – through a Mustang-sourced T5 five-speed manual. And the TR6 is so much better than the TR7 that came after; that car was over-bodied and frankly hasn’t aged very well.”. Which sounds to us like a good reason why car manufacturers should start selling cars like the 1932 Ford Deuce Coupe today. 1984 - Ford RS200 Rally Car. “Having Ian Callum as The Collector at London Concours this year is a real honour for us,” said Andrew Evans, the show’s director. Part of it was that it was quite a concise, precise design process. The cloudless sunshine could almost be mistaken for west coast California, except it’s cold.’. The cult status of this humble two-door began when young, post-war American guys were hungry for thrills.