Jaguar E-type: Fac­tory & pri­vate com­pe­ti­tion cars

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The world is not short of books on the Jaguar E-type, but what sets this one apart is that it’s about rac­ing E-types as a whole, not just Lightweights, or only those driven by su­per­star driv­ers. To say that it’s com­pre­hen­sive is some­thing of an un­der­state­ment.

Trac­ing the of­ten-com­plex his­tory of rac­ers is no mean feat, and the level of de­tail and lists of rac­ing E-types – more than 450 in all – make this book a go-to re­source in this re­spect, plus there’s an in­dex of the driv­ers that raced them. Page after page of won­der­ful pe­riod pho­tographs and pic­tures – more than 400, in fact, many of which have never been pub­lished be­fore – ac­com­pany this knowl­edge­able work, and its easy-to-read style means you don’t feel bogged down by the many facts. It’s un­usual that the text is first per­son and, at times, sub­jec­tive and anec­do­tal, but this sim­ply serves as a re­minder of the pas­sion and en­thu­si­asm be­hind it. LP

£40 Peter Grif­fiths, Ve­loce. ISBN 978 1 787111 86 8

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