Jaguar E-type: Factory & private competition cars
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