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As the Jaguar E-Type turns 60 celebrations are set for June 2021

todayFebruary 27, 2021 111

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Another major event announcing their intentions this week is the E-Type club. Thankfully, with plans in motion, the planned event is now looking to go ahead in June. Following on from the Ferrari Owners Club announcement, this is the second event after the Goodwood Members meeting was pushed to October.

This iconic car, owned by the stars of all the ages, was launched in March 1961 at the Geneva Motor Show. Owners included George Harrison, Mick Jagger, George Best, Frank Sinatra, Sir Jackie Stewart and Bruce McLaren to name a few.

Certainly one of the most beautiful cars in motoring history, even stated so by Enzo Ferrari, the icon was bought back to life and updated as a fully electric version in recent years.

Jaguar E-type Club Co-founder Philip Porter says: ‘Vitally, we have the UK Government’s go-ahead. So, nothing is stopping us now. It is max revs in each gear as we accelerate towards E-type 60 in June’.

‘We are determined to have one hell of a celebration – we all deserve it. So, with the support of our sponsors, our exhibitors, our entertainers and, above all, enthusiasts, we are looking forward to a fabulous birthday party for the E-type’.

‘To remind you, it is the original E-type’s 60th and the V12 E-type’s 50th. See you at Shelsley Walsh.’

In following the Visit England ‘We’re Good To Go’ protocols, the event organisers will have Covid-19 measurements in place to ensure the safety of all event attendees. Visitor numbers may be limited. At every stage of the Government’s Four-Step Roadmap, all such measures will be reviewed.

The event is actively supporting charity partner ‘Hope for Tomorrow’ – a dedicated charity, bringing cancer care closer to patients’ homes via Mobile Cancer Care Units which they provide to NHS Trusts across the country.

Discounted advance tickets available from www.etype60.com

About Shelsley Walsh 
Shelsley Walsh is the oldest motorsport venue in the world still using its original course. Since 12th August 1905 Shelsley Walsh has been attracting world famous drivers through the ages such as Campbell, Segrave, Caracciola, Bira, Collins, Stuck, carved their sporting careers hurtling up the 1,000 yard, 1 in 6 gradient track. In recent years John Surtees, Sir Stirling Moss, Andy Priaulx, Derek Bell and Hans-Joachim Stuck have driven the famous Shelsley Walsh tarmac, nestled amid one of Britain’s most quintessential countryside locations in the rolling hills of Worcestershire easily accessible to the M5.

Written by: Steve

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