Ecurie Ecosse reunion with C - type Jaguar at the 'Ring
Seen at the site of the historic victory in 1953, the all Scots team of Fisken/Donaldson/Dron were reunited with the winning car, KSF 181, at the Nurburgring last weekend.
In training for this weekend's 24 Hour Endurance classic the re formed Ecurie Ecosse team took the opportunity of driving the original C - type, and taking in some practice laps of the daunting Eiffel circuit.
Whilst Gregor Fisken and Ian Donaldson (Oakfields) are well known dealers in classic automobiles as well as racing drivers, Classic Driver's own Tony Dron has been a professional driver for many years as well as a top flight journalist. Nowadays the three are normally seen at Historic meetings such as the Goodwood Revival, however Tony has a long career history including works drives for Porsche at Le Mans and winning the British Saloon Car Championship in the 1970s at the wheel of a Triumph Dolomite Sprint - the hot car of its day.
Tony is a Nurburgring specialist and the team is hoping for a good result. Talking to Tony on Monday (27th May) he was really looking forward to the event, but realistically feels overall honours will go to one of the many Dodge Vipers or hot Porsche 911s in the race.
Comparisons between the C- Type and E36 M3 BMW? Decades apart and impossible to say, but definitive models of their respective eras.
A full report and photo montage of the event will appear in Classic Driver in two weeks time.
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