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Classic Jaguars to woo the Revival crowd

Published 12 September 2013

Jaguar treats the Goodwood Revival meeting as something of a homecoming, and 2013 will be no different in that respect. The company will have a huge presence at the event, which opens its gates tomorrow to a sell-out crowd this weekend.

More than 30 historic Jaguar and Jaguar-powered race cars will be competing over the Revival weekend, with racing C-types, D-types, E-types and Mark II saloons out in force, often leading the grid. Expect to see C-types leading the charge in Friday evening’s 90-minute Freddie March Memorial Trophy race into the dark.

Jaguar XK140s promise exciting racing in the Fordwater Trophy for production-based sports cars of a type that raced between 1955 and 1960, and a number of D-types will be vying for victory in the Sussex Trophy, competing against contemporary sports cars from Ferrari, Maserati and Aston Martin. More than a dozen E-types and E-type lightweights will compete in the hard-fought two-driver Royal Automobile Club TT Celebration race for closed-cockpit GT cars.

The popular St Mary’s Trophy for 1960s saloon cars (below) will have a special poignancy this year as the race is dedicated to the memory of the great driver, racing team manager and renowned Guildford Jaguar dealer John Coombs.  Coombs achieved fame with his racing Jaguar Mk2s, with the distinctive registration plates BUY 1 and BUY 2, as often driven by such motor racing greats as Graham Hill. 

Appropriately ex-Coombs Jaguar Mk2s will be completing in the St Mary’s Trophy over the Revival weekend.

Jaguar At The Goodwood Revival (2)

Goodwood Revival 2013

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