Excitement builds for the Jaguar E-type 60th anniversary event

Excitement builds for the Jaguar E-type 60th anniversary event

 

With less than five weeks to go - the clock is ticking down as the excitement around E-type 60 ramps up


As we cautiously approach what is hopefully the end to lockdown loneliness, there are many reasons to sensibly gather in celebration, starting with the 60th anniversary of the E-type. That’s surely reason enough to get to E-type 60 at Shelsley Walsh on 12 and 13 June. But there are other Jaguar birthdays to highlight, too: the Series 3 V12 was launched 50 years ago while 70 years have passed since both the C-type and the Fixed Head Coupe version of the XK120 first appeared. Last but certainly not least, the E-type’s special guest, that classless icon of 1960s mass-production performance motoring we call the Mini Cooper is also 60 this year.


Speaking of Minis, apart from a trio of the cheeky tykes that’ll star in a re-enactment of The Italian Job, there’ll be a hillclimb class just for them, in between all the angry cats. Sounds like serious fun? 


So, plenty of cars in motion up the hill, and a whole host of special ones to get close to in the paddock including the E2A Le Mans prototype, 4 WPD – the first all-aluminium Lightweight E, Rob Beck’s Galaxie-engined Egal, the ‘Dave Clark Five’ album cover E-type, the XK 120 once owned by Sir Stirling Moss, Paddy Hopkirk’s Monte Carlo Rally-winning Mini, original C- and D-types and many more.


E-type 60 also hosts the launch of two major new books entitled 9600 HP and Original E-type. Signing sessions will be held for both books by authors Philip Porter and Malcolm McKay respectively.


Complementing all the wheeled action is a full programme of live celebrity interviews, big-screen period footage, Party in the Paddock, ’60s tribute band – The High Tones, ‘Mods’ on scooters, specialist exhibitors, tasty street food and competitions galore – something for everyone.


Surrounded by the sights and sounds of the Sixties along with a similar sense of optimism, E-type 60 is the perfect way to get your gathering groove back.
 

Be assured that Covid-secure measures will be implemented to ensure the safety of all visitors and exhibitors. Please expect to be asked to wear a face-covering in indoor areas at Shelsley Walsh


Welsh Enterprises is your one stop shop for all your Jaguar vehicle needs supplying quality parts for all Jaguar models from 1949 to present. Welsh has been acquiring rare and hard to find parts over the years.  
 

Photo courtesy of Paul Abadjian

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