Huge Gathering of Significant E-Types for Shelsley Walsh
Over the weekend of June 12 – 13, at the historic Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb course, E-types of every description – the fast, the last, the famous, the first – are gathering in a not-to-be-missed celebration of the E-type’s 60th anniversary.
The event is set to be a remarkable reunion of the three E-types that starred at the Geneva launch in March 1961 – the car that wowed the crowds on the show stand as well as 77 RW and 9600 HP, the Roadster and Coupe that thrilled passengers on the test course outside.
Apart from the first production Roadster, Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust will also present WHP 205J, one of the earliest V12s, and HDU 55N, the very last E-type off the production line.
E-types of the celebrity sort will include FPL 660C, the Ex-Denis Jenkinson E-type; HMT 598B, aka The Dave Clark Five album cover car; and 848 CRY, the beautiful red survivor from The Italian Job.
E-type track stars will also be superbly represented by the unique E2A prototype that raced at Le Mans in 1960, and, as an absolute treat, the first two production E-types that took to the start line in 1961 at Oulton Park. The race-winning ECD 400 will be joined by the car that started life as BUY 1, and which morphed over time into the Lightweight E now known as 4 WPD.
Other racing machines of huge interest are the unique, Sami Klat-designed Low Drag Lightweight registered as 49 FXN along with the GTO-beating Ford Galaxie V8-engined Egal racer.
Central to the car displays at E-type 60 will be the E-type CatWalk, which will comprise one example of each Series 1, 2 and 3 body style.
With E-types of absolutely every persuasion on site, fans of this 1960’s icon will not be disappointed. In addition to the E-types, special guests include that other motoring icon of the 1960s, the Mini. The event reunites John Fitzpatrick and the Broadspeed Mini he campaigned in the early ’60s.
The action-packed 1960s-themed weekend will feature everything from exciting racing action, star cars, demonstrations and celebrity appearances, to live music, op art, films, fashion and more!
There will also be more than 50 specialist exhibitors in the E-type 60 Shopping Village, providing a broad array of products and services.