Jaguar Heritage, as we have already told you on a number of occasions, is a new division of the British firm specializing in dealing, restoring, and organizing activities involving classic Jaguar models. One of the activities they are very fond of is the Mille Miglia rally in Italy.
It is a grueling thousand-mile journey across Italy on public road and in often less than pleasant weather condition. So in order to prepare the teams they will be entering in this year’s Mille Miglia – 14-17 May – they came up with a nifty idea called the ‘Mini Miglia’ which is a short 100-mile training course in the Scottish Highlands. The idea is to help the drivers get acclimated with the sort of conditions they will be facing during the real event.
This shows how seriously Jaguar takes their Mille Miglia campaign, even though these days it is more of a fun roadtrip with lots of rules and regulations rather than a full-on car race. Still, Jaguar Heritage wants to win. So they sent the cars and the drivers – including a fair few celebrities – from Loch Lomond northbound on the A83 towards Inveraray Castle and then south along The Rest And Be Thankful – part of the original British Hill Climb Championship – and back to Loch Lomond.
Among the big names participating in this year’s Mille Miglia for Jaguar Heritage there is Jaguar Director of Design Ian Callum, Chef and TV Presenter James Martin and Supermodel David Gandy. As for the cars, we have the Ecurie Ecosse D-type, two Jaguar XK120s, an XK140, a Mk VII, two C-types and another D-type.Jaguar Hosts ‘Mini Miglia’ in Preparation for Mille Miglia,