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Little Classics News: 21 May 2014

Jodie Kidd and David Blakeley Lead the Big Cats at Mille Miglia

Jaguar Mille Miglia 2014 Jodie Kidd and David BlakeleyBritish TV Presenter Jodie Kidd and war hero-turned-author David Blakeley produced a memorable driving performance in their Mille Miglia ‘race’ debut this year, earning the highest final placing of any Jaguar Heritage Racing entry.

Jaguar Mille Miglia 2014 Brian JohnsonThis remarkable result - in a team which included Formula 1 legends and several experienced racing professionals – was achieved following a challenging 1,000 mile drive over four days from Brescia, through Padova, Rome, Siena , Pisa and Bologna, before returning to cross the finish line in some style back in Brescia.

Jaguar Mille Miglia 2014In a field of 450 of the world’s most coveted classic sports and luxury cars from marques, Jodie and David drove their stunning Jaguar XK 120 – nicknamed ‘Betsey’ by the driver duo during the event, to a credible 130th place in the final standings.

Jaguar Mille Miglia 2014Jodie Kidd said: “David and I are absolutely exhausted but are taking away the most incredible memories from this special event. ‘Betsey’ was a joy to drive. She was fast, smooth and a brilliant way to experience the glorious Italian countryside. David and I feel privileged to have been at the wheel of one of the most beautiful cars in the entire event. We will be back next year!”

See Jaguar’s Video of Mille Miglia 2014

Successful British musician and singer Elliot Gleave, known more famously as ‘example’, was left glowing by the Mille Miglia experience. Elliot said: “I am absolutely buzzing after the best four days of driving I have ever known. The response to live updates from Italy from followers on my Twitter, Instagram and Facebook profiles was overwhelming. My wife Erin and I are thankful to the Jaguar team for this opportunity, which is one we’ll never forget.”

We look forward to next year!!

A few lovely Jaguar images from Mille Miglia 2014

Jaguar Mille Miglia 2014 Jay Leno

Jaguar Mille Miglia 2014

Jaguar Mille Miglia 2014

Jaguar Mille Miglia 2014

Jaguar Mille Miglia 2014

Jaguar Mille Miglia 2014

Jaguar Mille Miglia 2014

Jaguar Mille Miglia 2014

Jaguar Mille Miglia 2014

Jaguar Mille Miglia 2014

Jaguar Mille Miglia 2014

Jaguar Mille Miglia 2014

Jaguar Mille Miglia 2014



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