Sizzling Start to E Type Season

The May Bank Holiday means Track Day at Goodwood and this year’s turned out to be one of the best ever, with no rain and not a prang in sight!

And if the good weather wasn’t enough, our favourite crowd-pleaser, Grant Williams, turned up with BUY 1 to treat the crowds to one of his bravado displays of tyre-frazzling slides around the historic circuit.

Another Revival star was Nigel Webb, who came with his daughter Sheri in his red Series 1 E Type. Luckily, Nigel and Grant were in different groups so there were no head-to-heads this weekend. Regulars included Craig Wenlock, Robin Shaw and Brian Cracknell with their various E type lightweights, Ben Griffin in his SS100 and Phil Parkinson in his XK140. Sean Morvan and Rodger Price turned up from Jersey – Rodger in his immaculate Mark 2 and Sean in his S Type R, while Sean’s son Andrew brought his father’s latest purchase – a beautiful dark-red XJ6 Series 1. Jack White and son Nick never miss a Track Day with Jack’s gold Mark 2 and our chairman, John Burton, shared the wheel of his C Type with daughter Alex.

And if there was one car on the track guaranteed to stop on a postage stamp, it was Peter ‘Mr Coopercraft’ Cooper’s racing 420, complete with roll cage, alloy wheels and bonnet locks. Track Day newcomers were Mike Bouet with his smart red S Type and Simon Fox, who left his classics at home in favour of a snarling black XKRS convertible. He managed to get it through the noise test but once on track, the 510bhp beast was harder to keep quiet. “It’s an animal,” Simon said with a broad grin. “If it had been wet, I wouldn’t have dared take it out!”

Blockley brought a pile of wheels clad in their new E Type tyres for people to try out and judging by the number they sold, the verdict was a big thumbs up.

Our Track Day is still one of the best-value events of its kind and it’s free to spectators, so if you didn’t make it this year, don’t miss it next time around!

Goodwood Photos

We were very pleased to welcome Tony Rogers from Grey2Black Photography as the official photographer at our Goodwood track day. He has been in touch to say that if anyone missed getting their photographs on the day, he would be more than happy to arrange a preview of them and to take any orders via e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Goodwood Track Day Photo

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E Type Workshop - 14 April 2013

Don't miss our E Type workshop at the Motor Heritage Centre, Gaydon, on Sunday 14 April.

Everything you need to look after your E Type:

  • Brakes to Bodywork
  • Clutches to Carburettors
  • Wheels to Windscreens

Only £50 per person, including lunch, refreshments and hand-outs.

For more information or to book, please contact JDC Head Office on 01582 419332, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

JDC Tour - Belgium & Holland

 

Following on from the successful five countries European tour in September 2012 we are pleased to be able to tell you that the JDC is organising another cross-channel tour this year. In September 2013 they will be visiting Belgium and Holland taking in city centre visits, sites of historical interest and a classic motor race.

The tour will include 9 nights bed and breakfast in 3 and 4 star hotels, three evening meals and admission to the events listed including the Classic Race Meeting at Spa-Francorchamps. A tour book will be provided for each car giving information about the places we will be staying and suggested routes between destinations. For most days the recommended route will try to keep to quiet roads and stay away from motorways.

The cost per person is £875 based on two people sharing a room. For single occupancy the cost will be £1,450. This is subject to a minimum number of places being booked.

Please note that the tour will be limited to twenty cars so bookings will be accepted on a first come first served basis.


This event is not organised by the E Type Register. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to book. 

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