Video: Jaguar Gears Up For 2013 Mille Miglia With Look Into Past
By John Beltz Snyder
May 13, 2013
Jaguar Heritage Racing will participate in the 2013 Mille Miglia classic car tour from May 16 to 19, and has brought us this video to help get us excited for the team’s entry in the event.
Jaguar Heritage Racing will be entering three C-Types (one of which was once owned by Juan Manuel Fangio) and three XK120s, which will be followed by five new F-Types in supporting roles. Behind the wheels of these classic machines will be seasoned motorsport veterans, and celebrity drivers from other walks of life, including the grandson of Jaguar founder Sir William Lyons, German actress Hannah Herzsprung, among others.
The thousand-mile driving event began in 1927 as an endurance race around Italy, and continues today as a celebration of historical vehicles.
Watch the video from Jaguar embedded below. Scroll down for more information in the official press release.
Stars of Film, Fashion, Sport and Motorsport to Drive with Jaguar Heritage Racing in Mille Miglia 2013
Jaguar Heritage Racing enters three C-Type and three XK120 classic cars into famous event
Jaguar 'Bloodline' of sports cars to be celebrated with new F-TYPE joining the 1,000 mile tour
(MAHWAH, N.J.) - May 10, 2013- Jaguar has curated a unique team of drivers for its Jaguar Heritage Racing entry into this year's Mille Miglia classic car tour. Taking the seats of outstanding examples of Jaguar C-Type and XK120 heritage race cars will be six-time Olympic cycling Champion Sir Chris Hoy, global supermodel David Gandy, Le Mans 24 Hours race winner Andy Wallace, Chairman & CEO of 20th Century Fox Jim Gianopulos - who will drive with a film industry colleague, German actress Hannah Herzsprung, Italian Salvatore Ferragamo Jr., fashion icon Yasmin Le Bon and Michael Quinn, the grandson of Jaguar founder Sir William Lyons.
This exciting list of classic car enthusiasts will be led by Jaguar Heritage Racing's own multiple race winner Alex Buncombe and motoring journalist Chris Harris, who will link up for the event in a Jaguar C-Type once owned by former Formula 1 Champion Juan Manuel Fangio.
The Mille Miglia is the pinnacle of classic motorsport, and the competitive event in 1952 saw Jaguar debut the disc brake on its C-Type sports car, piloted then by Jaguar Chief Development Engineer Norman Dewis and Formula 1 legend Sir Stirling Moss. Norman Dewis was with some of the 2013 Jaguar Heritage Racing team at Goodwood Motor Circuit this week, in a driver training session which was captured on film and now available to view and share at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEkckuR8E-k&feature=youtu.be
The line-up of three C-Type race cars and three XK120s will be followed on the majority of the driving route by five new Jaguar F-TYPE sports cars.
Jaguar Regional Director for Europe Bernard Kuhnt - who will drive with Hannah Herzsprung in the event said: "Jaguar's 1952 entry into the Mille Miglia was hugely significant in the evolution of Jaguar products. Seductive design, intelligent performance and technological innovation were features of all Jaguar sports cars in the 1950s and 60s and they are prevalent in the incredible new F-TYPE. I am delighted that the Jaguar sports car 'bloodline' will be together in this great race and that such an exciting list of individuals will come together to celebrate the occasion and drive our cars."