68 Cars Registered For E-type Challenge

Jaguar E-type Challenge

Jaguar E-type Challenge

The new E-type Challenge, conceived to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Jaguar E-type, has received massive support with 68 cars now registered for the series, more than six weeks ahead of the opening race at Brands Hatch on 2/3 July.
The series, managed by the Historic Sports Car Club, in conjunction with Jaguar Heritage, is supported by JD Classics and is running with two classes, for cars prepared to a period race trim and standard cars, and with strict eligibility checks.

The season starts at Brands Hatch and then moves to the Silverstone Classic over the weekend of 22-24 July, where a new record will be set for the greatest number of E-types ever in a race. The season continues at the Nurburgring and Oulton Park in August.

“We are absolutely delighted with the response and our aim is to start a maximum grid of 58 cars at Silverstone,” said Grahame White of the HSCC.
The entry list for the E-type races is full of talented and determined racers and includes former Classic F3 racer Michael Quinn, grandson of Jaguar co-founder Sir William Lyons. During the period when the E-type was introduced to global acclaim, Lyons was managing director of the company.

Among the likely pacesetters will be Jon Minshaw, who has enjoyed great success with several E-types over the last decade. “For someone who loves racing E-types as much as I do, you couldn’t want for better. I’ve been racing E-types for 12 years now and it is still my favourite race car,” said Minshaw. “The E-type Challenge will be very competitive at the front. Gary Pearson will be quick and one of the biggest challenges will be my younger brother Jason.”

Other leading names among the list of registrations are Andrew Haddon, John Clark, Alex Buncombe, Chris Scragg, Paul Drayson, Manfredo Rossi, Mike Newman, Les Ely, Jeremy Welch, Sandy Watson and Carlos Monteverde.

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