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Murray Walker to flag off 120 XKs on char­ity road run

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week - www.xk­club.com

Leg­endary mo­tor­sport com­men­ta­tor, Murray Walker, will flag off a host of clas­sic Jaguar XKs at this year’s Round Bri­tain Coastal Drive (RBCD) on 12 June, once again in aid of Prostate Can­cer UK.

The 18-day event will see cars set off from the Na­tional Mo­tor Mu­seum at Beaulieu for a tour of the UK, with more than 120 cars ex­pected to take part.

Walker, who has long been an XK Club friend and sup­porter, said: ‘Al­though this isn’t a race, it sounds to me like a great event.’ The RBCD will go through a dif­fer­ent stop each day, run­ning from the south coast all the way up to In­ver­ness, with the event fin­ish­ing back at Beaulieu on 29 June. Lon­don-based XK Club mem­ber, Pa­trick Han­ratty, will take part in all 18 stages of the RBCD in his XK150 Drop­head Coupé and un­der­stands the im­por­tance of this event more than most. Hav­ing sur­vived bowel can­cer, he is now be­ing treated for prostate can­cer, and will give after-din­ner speeches about his ex­pe­ri­ences dur­ing this year’s event.

Last year’s in­au­gu­ral RBCD – which fea­tured cars from the E-type Club – raised more than £60,000 against a planned tar­get of £50,000, but Philip Porter, the event’s or­gan­iser and him­self a sur­vivor of prostate can­cer, is hop­ing to beat that fig­ure this year. He says: ‘I urge all Jaguar XK own­ers to take part. Not only will they be sup­port­ing a very im­por­tant cause but, as I know from ex­pe­ri­ence, the driv­ing is ab­so­lutely su­perb. Our XKs were de­signed for driv­ing and that, for many of us, is the real plea­sure of own­er­ship.’

last year’s in­au­gu­ral event raised more than £60,000 for Prostate can­cer Uk.

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