Here at JVD Automotive, we are passionate about Jaguars

Our team of knowledgeable technical professionals has been supplying Jaguar owners with intelligent and practical advice for many years. Combined with value for money, we provide a friendly and personal service with a high level of attention to detail.


Due to the advanced technology that goes into your Jaguar, specialist diagnostics, tools, equipment and expertise are required to keep them in good running order. Regular maintenance can often highlight faults that can be put right before they become costly and possibly dangerous. If you hear a strange noise, or something just doesn’t feel right, then please contact us. We may even be able to help without seeing the vehicle and doing so could save you a great deal of money in the longer term.


So, whether you own a Jaguar XJ, Jaguar S-Type, Jaguar X-Type, Jaguar XK8/Jaguar XKR or even one of the current models such as a Jaguar XF, Jaguar XE, Jaguar F-Type or Jaguar F-Pace, JVD Automotive is fully equipped and has the necessary experience to maintain your vehicle. Whether it is a standard Jaguar service or a complete engine rebuild, JVD Automotive can provide the required level of expertise and experience.

JVD Automotive - Independent Jaguar Car & VUHL Motorsport Race Specialists


With our extensive experience in motorsport we are able to offer a wide range of trackside and race car preparation services. Whether it’s to ensure your car is in top condition for an upcoming track day or trackside support on the day itself, you can be sure you will get the level of service that can only be provided by fellow enthusiasts.


Our founder Jay Deakin has been involved in the development of the Motorsport marque VUHL since its global launch at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed. He sold and still maintains the first UK example.


Our attention to detail is second to none and we pride ourselves on exceptional customer experience. We use the highest quality equipment to ensure we maintain high standards across all our services. If you would like a quotation or further information, please contact us today.

JVD Automotive - Independent Jaguar Car & Motorsport Race Specialists


JVD Automotive - Independent Jaguar Car & VUHL Motorsport Race Specialists - Jay Deakin


Jay’s passion for the Jaguar marque knows no bounds. He served his apprenticeship within the JLR group and has spent the last 14 years honing his technical skills on Jaguar models of all ages. General maintenance, diagnostics, repairs and upgrades for the brand are his meat and drink. 


However, his expertise extends beyond the world of road-going leaping cats and encompasses a variety of competition machinery. He has built, prepared and project managed tarmac rally cars in Australia, and run and maintained classic Jaguars at such iconic events as the Goodwood Revival and Silverstone Classic.


He has also been a key member of the global Vuhl 05 programme, which has not only involved him in the ongoing research and development of these thrilling street-legal track days cars, but preparing and maintaining those in the UK as well as the examples driven by such racing greats as Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button and David Coulthard in the annual Race of Champions meetings.

JVD Automotive Services - Independent Jaguar Car & VUHL Motorsport Race Specialists - Keith Baker JVD Automotive Team Member


Keith has probably forgotten more than most Jaguar engineers have ever known, and is credited with instilling Jay with his passion for the marque from their time together at Racing Green Cars. 


His engineering career began with British Leyland, whose portfolio of the time included Jaguar and Land Rover. A move to turbocharger experts Turbo Technics involved him in an array of exciting projects as well as the establishment of its southern offshoot in Aldershot. After many happy years under that banner he joined Chasseur Automotive where, among other notable achievements, he was responsible for the 450bhp Tornado. That company then morphed into Paramount Performance before being absorbed by Racing Green Cars, where he was again responsible for the creation of many especially memorable vehicles. At one stage, his experience even extended to a period teaching his favourite subject of motorsport engineering at Brooklands College. Now, a founder member of JVD Automotive, he is devoting his skills to the maintenance, repair and upgrade of cars belonging to the company’s burgeoning customer base.

JVD Automotive - Independent Jaguar Car & VUHL Motorsport Race Specialists
JVD Automotive - Independent Jaguar Car & VUHL Motorsport Race Specialists


JVD AutomotiveUnit 3, Hurst Court, High Street, Ripley, GU23 6AY

Call us to make an appointment on 01483 222274 or speak to Jay on 07502 408073.

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