E-types to tour Bri­tain

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News -

The old­est Jaguar E-type in ex­is­tence is to help launch a round-Bri­tain char­ity drive at Bicester Her­itage’s Drive-It Day Sun­day Scram­ble this week­end (24 April).

Mo­tor­ing writer Philip Porter, owner of 9600 HP and founder of the Jaguar E-type Club came up with the idea of a coastal drive. His car, which de­buted the model at Geneva in 1961, will be at Sun­day’s Ox­ford­shire event to en­cour­age more E-type own­ers to take part.

The run is be­ing or­gan­ised by the Jaguar E-type Club and will sup­port Prostate Can­cer UK – Philip re­cently re­cov­ered from the con­di­tion. It will run in Septem­ber as a re­lay over 18 days and 4000 miles, with each leg be­ing 200 miles.

Louise Gibbs, the club’s gen­eral man­ager, says: ‘Book­ings go live at the end of the month and we’re re­ally look­ing for­ward to it. We’re hop­ing to have at least 50 E-types on each stage

like to root out many, many more in the Mid­lands, North and Scot­land. Po­ten­tially, hun­dreds of E-types could be in­volved, and that would be a record in it­self. Some over­seas own­ers are ex­press­ing an in­ter­est in com­plet­ing all 18 days. We’re hope­ful of rais­ing many thou­sands of pounds for Prostate Can­cer UK. ’

Each par­tic­i­pat­ing car will set up its own Just Giv­ing web­site, and the

Owner of 9600HP and founder of the E-type Club, Philip Porter, is the in­spi­ra­tion be­hind the char­ity drive.

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