British Super Model David Gandy Launches New 'Escapism' Short Film
LONDON – Sept 27, 2013: Today Jaguar has launched a short online film featuring renowned British model David Gandy. The film is about his number one passion in life; driving sports cars, which he describes as “the ultimate escapism” from his hectic life as he drives some of the most famous sports cars ever produced.
The film, which also celebrates the latest addition to Jaguar’s iconic sporting bloodline, the new F-TYPE convertible, is now available to view, share and embed at the official Jaguar YouTube channel: (http://youtu.be/J_jvfrz12NI).
In the film, Gandy gives us insight into his life as he invites us on a road trip that starts at dusk as he escapes ‘the craziness of London’. David Gandy: Escapism features the style icon driving his favourite British heritage cars from the C-Type, E-Type and XKSS, through to the very latest F-TYPE.
Gandy discusses his passion for driving; “that feeling of freedom, just you and the car” and how driving is his ‘meditation’. Throughout, he wears the same Persol sunglasses as one of his icons, Steve McQueen, who famously owned a Jaguar XKSS.
The film was fittingly first previewed at Goodwood Revival, the world’s most popular historic motor sport celebration. David was there in person to share the film with Revival visitors on the Jaguar stand in the Earl’s Court Motor Show Exhibition.
David Gandy comments: "Jaguar, with its unique, seductive design and high performance engineering is making the world fall in love all over again with the classic British two-seater sports car. It was such a pleasure to take a journey in some of the most fabulous cars in automotive history through to the new F-TYPE, which more than lives up to its sporting predecessors."
Earlier this year, Gandy was part of the Jaguar Heritage Racing team at the Mille Miglia, a one thousand mile celebration of a vintage car race held in Italy. David partnered with British fashion icon Yasmin Le Bon in a classic Jaguar XK120 on the event. He describes the exciting and challenging event as ‘one of the greatest adventures of my life’.