Kenny McCarthy


Position at XKS Unlimited: Marketing

Birthplace: Youngstown, OH

Start Date with XKs Unlimited: October 19, 2015

Family: Widower, two adult Daughters and one fast-growing Son.

Education: BS in Business Administration - Finance Major. Minor in Mathematics and Economics.

Favorite Movies: Apocalypse Now, Blade Runner, Caddyshack, Field of Dreams, 12 Angry Men, Major League, One Flew Over the Cookoo's Nest, The Shawshank Redemption, The Shining.

Favorite Books: Tropic of Cancer, Player Piano, The Brothers Karamazov, Moby Dick, The Old Man and the Sea, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Infinite Jest, Big Red Barn (my kid's favorite book growing up).

Favorite Musicians/Musical Group(s): Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Blondie, Lou Reed, Pete Townsend, Bob Marley, Mark Knopfler, Lucinda Williams.

Interests (other than cars, of course): Mountain Biking, Backpacking, Surfing, Reading, Cleveland Indians Baseball.

My First Car: 1968 GMC 1/2-ton pickup, 350 with 3-speed on the column!

My Favorite Jaguar: XK-120 Aluminum-bodied Roadster.

My Top Ten Vintage Street Car Collection Would Include: 1972 Volvo P1800ES Wagon, 1967 Toyota 2000 GT (Only 351 made), 1959 283ci Corvette, 1965 Cadillac Coupe de Ville Convertible, Jaguar Series I 4.2l E-Type, 1963 Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupe with 427 (based on the 409, only 50 were ever made), 1972 Kawasaki H2 (Got to include a motorcycle in here), any Hot Rod by Boyd Coddington, 1967 Dodge 426 Hemi Coronet (with the WO23 Drag Race package, only 55 made), 1967 "R" code Ford Galaxie 500 (427 with T-10 4-speed).

Current Street Car I Most Lust After: Chevrolet SS. Detroit V-8 muscle, 6-speed on-the-floor and rear-wheel drive. What more could you want?

My Favorite Jaguar Related Experience: Hearing and sharing the great stories from our customers about their cars.

My Favorite Non Jaguar Related (automotive!) Experience: Riding with my Uncle in his '63 White Convertible Impala 409 with the 2-speed Powerglide. He'd snap this 8-year old boy's head back whenever he'd stomp on the gas.

Favorite Childhood Vacation: Riding Roller Coasters all day long at Cedar Point.

Role Models Growing Up: My Mom. She raised three kids as a single parent in the 1960's. She is the strongest person I have ever met.


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