The Jaguar E-type will be 60 next year and no doubt the Jaguar Heritage PR team will be cranking up the volume to remind us what an extraordinary car it was, or should we say, is, because they are re-making them. They have for the moment pulled the plug on the Jaguar Challenge series of races, but depending on how things go, these may yet be re-instated for next season. One thing is sure, the HSCC will be marking the anniversary with a dedicated hour-long E-type race on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit next May at their Silverstone International Trophy meeting. Their aim is to attract 60 E-types for 60 minutes on the 60th anniversary.
This will extend a Club tradition, as in 2011 the HSCC organised the E-type Challenge to mark the model’s 50th birthday. In addition to this special celebration race, the HSCC is actively working towards running more races in 2021 to cater for all models of Pre-1966 Jaguar, including E-types.
Other festivities planned are a tour to Geneva, where the E-type was first unveiled to the world, again with a target of 60 cars, to include the first Geneva Motor Show E-type and the last E-type made. Sadly the Geneva Motor Show has already been cancelled for 2021, but the Tour, organised by Jaguar Heritage (www.jaguarheritage.com), will go ahead.