John Elmgreen, born in Australia in 1948, has been a Jaguar XK enthusiast since his university days where he bought his first Jaguar, XK120 DHC, to restore. In the early 1970s, he started collecting information on XKs throughout Australia, before leaving for England in 1975, where he lived in London for six years. In 1980, having taken his XK120 to see the Le Mans 24 hour race, he decided with Terry McGrath from Perth to turn their collective efforts into a book. The Jaguar XK in Australia appeared in 1985. As the internet made its mark, he expanded his collection of historical XK information to the histories of every XK ever made (all 30,000 of them). John’s interests do not just include the XKs. He also has a keen interest in cricket, wine and music. In his spare time, he even plays in two bands in the Sydney area.