As part of the E-Type Jaguars 50th anniversary celebrations we went along to Silverstone on the 20-22 July 2011. Amongst thousands of classic cars from other clubs over 1000 iconic E-type Jags took centre stage at the Silverstone Classic
More than 800 of Britains favourite sportscars took part in a special parade on the full 3.6-mile Grand Prix circuit, creating a massive E-type traffic jam. The final number of cars in the parade will be notified to Guinness World Records and the outcome is to be confirmed.
The Three day weekend was a great long weekend offering, excellent motor racing of all types from F1 cars to large saloons. With live rock bands in the evenings, at this years event Wishbone Ash, 10cc and Suzi Quattro played on the Saturday Evening. We camped right near the event with free camping for children, all of us had a great time, it was a great day out for children and an excellent introduction to the thrills of supercars and motor racing. A definite for the summer event calendar in 2012.
The Goodwood Revival Honours the Jaguar E-Type assembling the greatest race of competition e-types. In just under six weeks time, more racing at the 2011 Goodwood Revival on the 16-18 September. A collection of the most significant and authentic racing Jaguar E-types ever will compete in the exceptional Fordwater Trophy race.
To once again mark the 50th anniversary of e-type the Goodwood’s Fordwater Trophy will feature a grid exclusively made up of Jaguar E-types of a type that raced up to 1966. The race will be a real classic. A 45 minute long two-driver race, with pit lane driver changes between 15 and 30 minutes. So if you missed Silverstone this is worth a visit.