JE Motors formed in Coventry by engine builder John Eales
JE Motors produce their first modified 3.5 Rover V8
JE Motors develop and produce the first 3.9 Rover V8
JE develop 4.2 Rover V8. Popular upgrade in Range Rover / Rover SD1
This continues through 1986 & 1987 with not a single engine failure……quite an achievement.
JE build competition Rover V8s for Land Rover Paris Dakar entry.
JE further develop Rover V8 to 4.5 L
Marcus Mantula launched with JE V8 engine
JE launch Range Rover ‘Dakar’ upgrade package to commemorate Paris Dakar success.
Land Rover purchase design rights for 4.2 V8 for forthcoming Range Rover LSE
JE launch Land Rover Discovery ‘Dakar’ performance upgrades.
JE produce Metro 8R4 conversion
JE Motors become JE Engineering
JE fit the first V8 engine to a Westfield sports car
Spen King CBE, the ‘father of the Range Rover’ joins JE as technical director
Larger 5.0 engine added to ‘Dakar’ range
JE powered drag racer becomes fastest Rover V8 with standing quarter mile time of 9.48sec
JE develop first performance diesel upgrade for 300 TDi engine
JE become the first company to tune the new Range Rover GEMS management system
JE develop ride, handling & braking modifications for the Range Rover P38 range
JE move to new purpose built premises in Siskin Drive
JE launch their famous S-Car, a 335 Bhp supercharged version on the 4.6 Range Rover P38
JE launch a range of performance upgrades for the new Freelander 1
JE further develop Rover V8 into 4.9 ‘Dakar’ spec
JE lead the way with power upgrades for the new TD5 engine in Defender & Discovery 2
JE are first to a develop full performance upgrade package for Defender range
JE develop performance upgrades for the new Range Rover L322 petrol & diesel models
JE purchase trading name Warwick 4×4 and take on a number of their staff
JE develop the ultimate 5.0 Thor version of the famous Rover V8.
JE launch performance upgrade programme for new 4.2 Supercharged AJV8 engine
JE build a number of 5.0 V8 Automatic Defender’s for specialist armoured fleets abroad
JE develop stand alone electronic control of ZF Auto Transmission –Begin offering on Defender
JE introduce their first Super Defender, the 450 Bhp Supercharged Zulu.
JE begin serious restoration programme on Range Rover Classics inc. Ex Prince Charles 2 door
JE celebrate 35 years with the JE35 Defender model featuring a 320 Bhp 4.4 AJV8 engine
JE develop the first TDV6 Defender engine conversion with the 245 Bhp Twin Turbo ‘Saluki’
JE re-introduce the ‘Dakar’ model name on their new bespoke Range Rover Evoque
JE build a Defender ‘Zulu’ Mini Monster truck with a 10 inch lift and 460 Bhp V8
JE develop and launch 3.2 TDS conversion with 6 speed Auto, a first for Defender
JE announces a new name and brand look, JE MotorWorks along with 3 sub brands Re-Imagines by JE, Engineered by JE and Styles by JE along with an all new website
To celebrate their 40th year JE launches the their ultimate Defender, the new Zulu2 which will be built to a strictly limited run of 25 cars and packs a JE developed 4.7 Supercharged V8 producing 475 Bhp and over 650NM torque all fed to the 4 wheels through a new 6 speed Auto gearbox