Old Jaguar C and D-Types from 1956 will be roaring once again on the race rack as Jaguar confirms launch of a heritage racing program that will see the brand returning to the world of classic motorsport. Of the most significant venues these legendary Jags will be either racing at or just hanging out we can mentionGoodwood and the Nürburgring, Mille Miglia, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and each round of the E-type challenge in the UK.
The first event at which Jaguar Heritage Racing will be present is the 2012 Mille Miglia retrospective in May. It will be followed by the AVD Nürburgring Oldtimer Grand Prix in August. From Germany, the team will then head back to British shores for the Goodwood Revival in September.
Jaguar says this heritage racing program is a good way of looking back and reminiscing about the brand’s history, in the midst of the most extensive new product development cycle in its history. The Jaguar Heritage Racing programme is operated and managed by JD Classics, based in Maldon, Essex.
“Advanced engineering is part of our heritage – 2012 sees the 60th anniversary of Jaguar’s development of the disc brake for automotive use, and ten years since the marque introduced aerospace-inspired aluminium monocoque technology to its modern range, technology today used on both the XJ and XK. Forward looking design is part of our heritage – the poised intent of the C-X16 concept pushes the boundaries today just as much as the SS Jaguar 100 did in 1935. And racing is very much part of our heritage also – which is why we have launched the Jaguar Heritage Racing programme that this year will see Jaguar C- and D-types in competitive action.“