10/01/2011 E-Type Birthday Celebrations at Silverstone Classic
The Silverstone Classic, on 22-24 July 2011, will stage celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Jaguar E-type, one of the most revered sports cars of all time. Special races and displays will form an important part of the event.
There will be two races dedicated solely to competition versions of the Jaguar E-type, with a record grid of more than 50 race-prepared E-types predicted. Says Grahame White, Chief Executive of the HSCC, “The response has been remarkable with huge interest from the UK as well as abroad. As the Silverstone Classic is held on the full Grand Prix circuit, we will be able to start what’s almost certain to be the biggest grid of E-types of all time – it promises to be a magnificent sight.”
In total, more than 1000 racing and road-going E-types are expected to join the golden anniversary celebrations at Silverstone, and owners are being offered dedicated infield parking areas and special ticket discounts. Meanwhile, the Jaguar E-Type Club has set up a unique ‘E50 Birthday Celebration’ weekend package, which includes a run through some of England’s most beautiful countryside, accommodation, and a dinner dance at Stratford-upon-Avon; plus a full three days at the Silverstone Classic.