Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar D-type to star at 2015 Concours of Elegance

A 1957 Jaguar D-type ‘Long Nose’ – the car that placed second at Le Mans that year behind its race-winning Ecurie Ecosse sister entrant – is the latest significant exhibit to be confirmed for the 2015 Concours of Elegance…

Ecurie Ecosse returns home

Of course, the legendary Ecurie Ecosse racing team has its roots in Scotland – so it’s fitting that the Long Nose legend will be attendance at the country’s first Royal concours event. It’s not the only local hero to be confirmed, however: ‘Flying Scot’ Sir Jackie Stewart has also been inducted as Vice Patron of the event (alongside Patron HRH Prince Michael of Kent), and will showcase three of his F1 World Championship cars on the palace lawn. They’ll line up next to machines once driven by his countrymen Jim Clark and Johnny Dumfries, the latter represented by his 1988 Le Mans-winning Jaguar XJR-9.

The 2015 Concours of Elegance takes place at Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh from 4-6 September 2015, and tickets are already on sale. In our role as Official Digital Media Partner, Classic Driver will bring you exclusive news and features in the run-up to the Royal pageant of automotive excellence, so stay tuned for more exciting insights in the coming weeks.

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