A new scholarship is to be
awarded to young designers in memory of Geoff Lawson, who helped
revive Jaguar’s fortunes in recent years.
He was top designer for the
Coventry-based firm for 15 years and was behind a series of highly
successful cars including the XJ220, XJ6 and XJ8 saloons, the XK8 and
XKR sports cars and the S-type.
The F-type concept car, which
was unveiled to universal acclaim at the Detroit Motor Show in January
was also created under his guidance.
Mr Lawson died suddenly last
year, aged 55.
A scholarship in his name has
been created by Jaguar with the Royal College of Art.
It will be awarded annually to
a student or students in the college’s Vehicle design Course.
The first award of the
Scholarship will be in the next academic year.