The oldest and most luxurious car manufacturers encourage the spirit of competition among their clients. It is a common practice for Bentley, Porsche, and Jaguar, among others. These brands organize competitions and exhibitions that allow the proud owners of their finest racing cars to take them for a spin on the road or at the racetrack. The opportunity will come after May 2, which marks the start of the Jaguar Heritage Challenge Series, an annual event that brings together a large group of vintage cars for competition. The number of participants in the 2015 edition will break all previous records.
The Jaguar Heritage Challenge Series, organized in collaboration with the British Historic Sports Car Club (HSCC), runs until August 31, 2015. It will take place during five weekends in some of Europe’s most renowned racetracks, coinciding with events dedicated to classic sports cars.
"Jaguar has recently established a firm presence in events such as the Mille Miglia (in Italy) and Goodwood Revival (in the UK)," says Derek Weale, director of Jaguar Land Rover Heritage.
The Jaguar Heritage Challenge Series follows the success of the E-Type Challenge Series, held since 2011. It also coincides with a period of intense activity for Jaguar Heritage. The brand is immersed in launching replicas of the E-Type Lightweight, the Heritage Driving Experience, and the newly opened division devoted to restoring classic cars from the British brand.
Who can participate in the Jaguar Heritage Challenge Series race? Any Jaguar model produced before 1966. The cars will compete in several categories: Jaguar XK sedans prior to 1966, C-Type, D-Type and XKSS; and two E-type categories. The competition format will last 40 minutes, with a compulsory pit stop and optional driver change. To enter the competition, please visit http://www.hscc.org.uk/jaguar-heritage-challenge