Jaguar's iconic race cars return to the world of motorsport with the launch of Jaguar Heritage Racing. Throughout the summer works-supported C-types and D-types will remake history as they compete at the legendary Mille Miglia, Nürburgring Old Timer Grand Prix and Goodwood Revival.
It all started with William Lyons in 1922, whose love for automobiles and engineering along with a £500 bank loan enabled him to start a successful motorcycle company called Swallow Sidecars. His move into automobile production interrupted by the Second World War, Lyons spent the long nights on firewatch duty at the factory sketching fast, beautiful British cars.
When peace returned in 1945, Lyons changed the company's name to Jaguar and three years later its first sports car was launched, the XK120. The car's style and 120mph top speed caused a sensation; its success in racing captured the public's imagination.
Winning at Goodwood
The Jaguar Heritage Racing team scored a season finale victory in the Freddie March Memorial Trophy night race, which kicked-off the world famous Goodwood Revival Racing weekend.
The victory marked an emphatic end to an incredible first season in racing for Jaguar Heritage Racing, who claimed the top step of the podium at Grand Prix De Monaco Historique and the Nürburgring Old Timer.
The 2012 Freddie March Memorial Trophy at Goodwood Revival was a challenging 90-minute, two-driver event designed to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first Goodwood Nine Hours race.
Sharing the Jaguar Heritage Racing ex-Fangio C-Type with historic racer John Young, Alex Buncombe pushed incredibly hard as the sun set over the beautiful Goodwood Racing Circuit to take the lead, and set the fastest lap on the way to a memorable victory over a formidable line-up of Aston Martin, Ferrari and Maserati competitors.
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Winning at Goodwood
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