2013 Silverstone Classic

This year’s Silverstone Classic turned out to be a great event, with a huge turnout of cars – particularly on the Saturday.

In addition to the dozens of members who brought their E-types, we were pleased to welcome lots of non-JDC owners, more than a dozen of whom signed up!

New members Mauro Poponcini and Sophie Pittoors came all the way from Antwerp in their silver-grey Series 1 fixed-head, which they’ve only owned for a few months. “It’s our first one,” Sophie said, “and it’s the most beautiful car ever made.” Even Enzo Ferrari would agree with you there, Sophie!

Not to be outdone, Simon Fox brought his new black XKRS convertible – the one that caused such a sensation at Prescott – on the Friday, then came back Saturday with his red E-type roadster. He would have brought the Mark 2 on Sunday but it was in the altogether (ie minus paint) in the bodyshop.

Another couple in the first flush of E-type ownership is Bill and Georgia Williams, who are still living the dream with their beautiful S3 roadster. “We so love it,” Bill said. “It’s wonderful!”

The club’s presence at Silverstone has been in the balance for some time and there is talk of not going next year. But having seen the number of enthusiastic members who made the effort to come this time, I think we will be reconsidering. What do you think? Let us know!

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