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Little Classics News: 21 June 2014

Jaguar Set to Impress at Goodwood with History in Motion

1954 Le Mans Test XKD401 Tony Rolt in first D-typeLong-term supporter of the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed, Jaguar, will be making some noise at next week’s event from 26-29 June with an exceptional line-up of its cars, both classic and new.

1954 Jaguar D-type OVC501Visitors to the Jaguar stand at the spectacular automotive show will be delighted to see the first new product from Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations - the new division of Jaguar Land Rover responsible for a range of special product and service programmes for Jaguar and Land Rover customers.

1956 Jaguar D-type 393RWChiming perfectly with Goodwood’s 2014 Festival theme of ‘Addicting to Winning’, Jaguar will have an extensive selection of its past, present and near-future models at the event, including victorious examples of the racing D-type, XJS TWR and XJR-9 tackling the famous 1.16-mile hillclimb.

1956 Reims Bueb Jaguar D-type 393RWTwo of the Jaguar Heritage Trust’s significant D-types will be in action as this legendary Jaguar marks its 60th anniversary.

1974 E-type Group 44The original 1954 D-type prototype will be demonstrated, as will the later 1956 ‘Long Nose’ model, to be driven by ex-Grand Prix racer Bruno Senna. Bruno recently covered over 1,000 miles in this car at the 2014 Mille Miglia, with co-driver and fellow Formula 1 star, Martin Brundle.

1984 Jaguar XJS TWR #1Other Jaguar Heritage competition racers in action at Goodwood will include the iconic ‘Group 44’ E-type, the Group-A XJS TWR and the 1988 Le Mans-winning XJR-9 LM, the latter being reunited with one of its victorious team drivers; Andy Wallace.

1988 Jaguar XJR-9 winning Le MansAway from the competition cars, examples of Jaguar’s new production F-TYPE R Coupé and XFR-S Sportbrake will be publically seen in action at the Festival, with both set for high speed drives up the famous Goodwood Hill.

1988 Le Mans XJR-9 Winner



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