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Silverstone Classic 2017: Jaguar royalty to join XJ220 celebrations

Published 25 May 2017

Two of the men who played a key part in bringing the Jaguar XJ220 supercar to life will attend the model’s 25th birthday party at this year’s Silverstone Classic. Keith Helfet (above, left) and Jim Randle will both be joining the silver jubilee celebrations at the Northamptonshire race circuit on 28-30 July.

As engineering director at Jaguar, Randle was the mastermind behind the fastest and most expensive road-going Jaguar ever created. Helfet was Jaguar’s senior sports car designer and the brains behind the XJ220’s timeless lines.

The two leading lights were recently reunited at Don Law Racing in Staffordshire, the family-run business that is responsible for keeping XJ220’s on the road. Law currently has 22 XJ220s undergoing various renovations, some with just delivery mileage on their odometers. Law will be curating the record display and parade at Silverstone in July.

Enthusiasts wishing to take part in the XJ220 celebrations must purchase tickets for this year's Silverstone Classic in advance. Adult admission starts at £43 and all tickets provide access to racing paddocks, trackside grandstand seating, live music concerts on both Friday and Saturday. For more information, visit silverstoneclassic.com.

Don Law Racing

Silverstone Classic

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