With the factory instruction course achieved in 1961, and with many friendships created with some of the Jaguar greats, including Lofty England, Jim returned to WA to work with Don Hall at his speed shop 1965 and Jim started his own business in a Caltex service station on a 'road bend' in Albany Highway (hence the still operating business name of Roadbend now run by his sons). The growth of the business rapidly outstripped the facilities of the premises and new ones were constructed nearby and moved into.
During all his working years Jim participated in competition motor sports eventually settling on rallying as a less time and money consuming area of interest. He raced a number of MK1 Jaguars with great success - over a period of 3 years winning the Amateur Trials Series, The Darling 200 Rally, King of the Mountains Trophy and 1000 Mile Rally and various placings in other top class events. He also participated in the ever popular Variety Club Charity Bash.
Now retired, Jim has returned to an earlier interest in landscaping and tends the beautiful gardens of his home. He's still competing in the concourse arena, hosts a very popular club night and participates in many club events.
The JCCWA is very proud to have Jim Percival as a Life Member and their Patron.
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