E-types to tour Britain
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.