Jaguar Launching New Historic Racing Series

By Winding Road Staff

November 14, 2014

Jaguar has announced that it will be creating its own one-make series for vehicles made by the British automaker before 1966. Accordingly, the 2015 Jaguar Heritage Challenge will offer entry to C-Types, D-Types, E-Types and Mk I and MkII sedans of said vintage. The series builds upon the success of the Jaguar E-Type Challenge and will be administered by the Silverstone-based Historic Sports Car Club.
 
 
The Jaguar Heritage Challenge includes four races to be held at UK venues and another race to be held elsewhere in Europe. Derek Weale, Jaguar Land Rover Heritage Business Director, had this to say about the new series:
 
"Jaguar has established a strong presence in renowned heritage car celebrations including the Mille Miglia and Goodwood Revival in recent times. A single-marque race series will be an exciting addition to our plans for next year, and I look forward to meeting privateer teams that want to race Jaguar heritage sports and saloon cars in 2015."
 
The confirmed dates, classes and race venues are expected to be announced shortly. Check out the press release below for additional details.
 
JAGUAR ANNOUNCES RACING PLANS WITH LAUNCH OF 2015 JAGUAR HERITAGE CHALLENGE
 
IN BRIEF
 
- Jaguar announces the 2015 Jaguar Heritage Challenge, a new historic race series dedicated to pre-1966 Jaguar models
- Eligible Jaguar models will include the XK series, C and D-types, MK I, MK II, and pre-1966 E-types
- Five races planned during the 2015 season, with dates and venues to be confirmed in due course
- The Jaguar Heritage Challenge to be administered by the Historic Sports Car Club
 
IN DETAIL
 
(Whitley, Coventry – 12 November 2014). Jaguar today announces the 2015 Jaguar Heritage Challenge, an exciting new historic race series, which will be dedicated to iconic pre-1966 Jaguar models.
 
The Jaguar Heritage Challenge will build on the success of the popular Jaguar E-type Challenge that ran for a number of racing seasons. As with the Jaguar E-type Challenge, this exciting new race series for pre-1966 models will be administered by the Silverstone-based Historic Sports Car Club (HSCC).
 
Derek Weale, Jaguar Land Rover Heritage Business Director, said: "Jaguar has established a strong presence in renowned heritage car celebrations including the Mille Miglia and Goodwood Revival in recent times. A single-marque race series will be an exciting addition to our plans for next year, and I look forward to meeting privateer teams that want to race Jaguar heritage sports and saloon cars in 2015."
 
The HSCC plans to run five Jaguar Heritage Challenge races during the 2015 season, with four to be held at major UK venues, plus one Continental European circuit. The confirmed dates, classes and race venues will be announced shortly.