Tar­tan grid

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

The Re­vival al­ways pays trib­ute to a his­tor­i­cally sig­nif­i­cant mo­tor sport great, but this year, it was a whole or­gan­i­sa­tion in the spot­light.

Ecurie Ecosse, the Scot­tish rac­ing team founded by David Mur­ray in 1951, was re­mem­bered with track pa­rades of ve­hi­cles as­so­ci­ated with it on each day of the meet­ing. This pri­va­teer out­fit’s most fa­mous achieve­ments in­cluded wins at the 1956 and 1957 Le Mans 24 Hours – rather against the odds, given its shoe­string bud­get.

The metal­lic blue Jaguar D-types that made these wins pos­si­ble starred, but didn’t eclipse the team’s fa­mous Com­mer TS3 mo­bile work­shop/car trans­porter, which en­joyed a rare track out­ing, ac­com­pa­nied by a 1950 Bed­ford K-Se­ries van.

Three-times F1 champion, Sir Jackie Ste­wart, joined the ve­hi­cles on their laps, and any­body wear­ing tar­tan en­joyed a grid walk to see the ma­chines and their driv­ers up close be­fore they set off on this most Scot­tish of cel­e­bra­tions.

For­mer me­chanic Ron Gau­dion took part in Ecurie Ecosse’s pa­rades. Clas­sic fans get up close to the Ecurie Ecosse cars on the start­ing grid.

Fa­mous Com­mer TS3 trans­porter, which sold at auc­tion for £1.6m in 2014, made a rare ap­pear­ance on track.

Lord March kept a lower pro­file than usual.

One of the Le Mans podium D-types.

Sir Jackie Ste­wart, in suit­ably tar­tan at­tire.

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