Team Sky's Team Principal, Sir Dave Brailsford, who is from Derbyshire, has said the team's dream is "to win the Tour de France" later this year.
He was speaking at the official Jaguar unveiling of Team Sky's new Pinarello Dogma F8 bike for this year's race.
The new bike will make its competitive debut when Tour de France racing begins on Saturday 5 July.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been announced as the first UK customer for Coventry-based Jaguar's newest car.
The Portuguese coach has been named as the car-maker's latest ambassador.
Jaguar, who are based in Whitley, will officially launch the new F-TYPE Coupé in London on 13 February.
Jaguar Land Rover boss Dr Ralf Speth says he wants to compete with US car makers but says the expansion will be driven from the UK. He says the Midlands is a fantastic region to build cars.
He was speaking at the British American Business Council dinner in Birmingham yesterday evening.
British colleges produce the best designers and engineers and the UK has the best car craftsmen in the world, he said, and advanced manufacturing is the key to success.
Business secretary Vince Cable revealed at the dinner that Dr Speth lets him loose on the Jaguar Land Rover race tracks.
Both men are in Birmingham for a three day transatlantic conference organised by the British American Business Council.
Stratford upon Avon is hosting its first ever Stratford Festival of Motoring. More than 200 classic and special interest cars will be there.
Event highlights will include the appearance of TV star and Fair Fuel campaigner Quentin Willson with his own cars, as well as an exoskeletal kit car, an Austin Healey driven by international rally star Pat Moss and the only surviving Triumph Stag of its kind.
The new F-Type Jaguar Land Rover is being unveiled at the Paris Motor Show tonight. It's a front engined, rear-wheel drive convertible which will be built at the Castle Bromwich plant. The new aluminium Range Rover will be revealed tomorrow. Full details on the car here.
Vehicles made in the Midlands are leading the way in global sales.
The region is making far more cars this year than it did last but that figure could be even higher if smaller firms, who keep the big manufacturers going, could expand.
Paul Everitt from SMMT
Richard Parry-Jones from the Automotive Council