Top Gear cites Jaguar designer
the Year 2012, selected by its awards judging panel for "designing beautiful cars, again
and again." The accolade adds to Callum's international success this year, following the
worldwide acclaim for his design of the new Jaguar F-TYPE two-seater sports car
[http://www.jaguar.com/gb/en/ftype ], revealed at the Paris Motor Show in September.
"The genius of Jaguar director of design Ian Callum isn't just in the classically
exact proportions of his cars, it's in the way they continue to intrigue and inspire long
after the initial novelty has worn off," TopGear noted.
"In 2012 the erudite Scotsman... cemented his iconic status with the F-TYPE,
ironically as classic a Jaguar as there's been since Callum arrived there 12 years ago.
Who else could have penned such a worthy successor to the E-Type."
Commenting on his selection, Callum said: "It's an honour to be singled out by TopGear
as one of their 'men of the year,' the magazine is respected internationally for its
insight and its enthusiasm for all aspects of cars and motoring. However, it is with the
benefit of having such a great team around me that we have been able to deliver the cars
and designs that define Jaguar today, so they, too, deserve recognition for what we are
achieving together," Callum said
Since the introduction of the Aston Martin DB7, Ian Callum has been acknowledged as
one of the world's foremost design talents. Born in Dumfries, Scotland, Ian attended a
course in Industrial Design at Glasgow School of Art which was followed by a two-year
course in Automobile Design at the Royal College of Art. By Joseph Szczesny