Jaguar Launches New Historic Racing Series For 2015

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon

Own a particular, race-ready Jaguar from the mid-1960s or earlier? The English brand is preparing a racing series just for you.

Dubbed the Jaguar Heritage Challenge, the five-race historic series will begin its first season next year, and is open to XK, C-Type, D-Type, pre-1966 E-Type, MK I and MK II models. Per Jaguar Land Rover Heritage Business Director Derek Weale, the race series further boosts Jaguar’s presence on the heritage racing scene, which includes famed events like the Mille Miglia and Goodwood Revival.

Operated by the Silverstone, England-based Historic Sports Car Club, the Jaguar Heritage Classic will hold four of its five races in the U.K. in 2015, with the remaining race held somewhere in Continental Europe. Dates, classes and venues are expected to come in the near future.

Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Nov 17, 2014

    The motto of this series must logically be: "To finish first, first you have to finish!"

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    • Robert Gordon Robert Gordon on Nov 17, 2014

      @bball40dtw "I would like to see a racing series with less loved and possible less reliable Jaguars. Let’s dust off some V12 XJSs and XJ12s and now we are talking." What the 'unreliable' XJSs that won the European Touring car championship and took outright victories amongst others at the Spa 24 hours and the Bathurst 1000. The car was a legend in the endurance racing scene, because the V12 was so reliable.

  • 3Deuce27 3Deuce27 on Nov 17, 2014

    Pretty precious metal for a race series. though, we do see a few in the Portland Historic's and the Loop's hill climb.

  • 05lgt 05lgt on Nov 17, 2014

    Marketing genius. Is there a better excuse for racing involvement than the current Jag working to tie its name to these memorable machines? Plus, any racing support is a good thing for us, the B&B.