by Gauk
Mon, Apr 16, 2018 10:24 PM
  • Spectacular Le Mans Classic event features on international 2018 Jaguar Classic Challenge calendar for pre-1966 Jaguar cars
  • First race of five-round 2018 Jaguar Classic Challenge season gets underway at the Donington Historic Festival on 4-6 May
  • Brand-new Jaguar Classic Tour and Track Experience combines a visit to Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works with the opportunity to drive a range of classic Jaguars on track

(Ryton-on-Dunsmore, UK — 13 April, 2018) Jaguar Classic has expanded its customer tours and events calendar for 2018, with a range of experiences guaranteed to delight and excite owners, enthusiasts and fans of the Coventry marque.

The Jaguar Classic Challenge returns for its fourth consecutive season, giving owners of pre-1966 race-prepared Jaguar C-types, D-types, E-types, XKs and saloons the opportunity to compete in five 55-60-minute races at prestigious race weekends across the UK and Europe.

The biennial Le Mans Classic event, held on the iconic Circuit de la Sarthe in France – which is whereJaguar scored seven 24-hour race winsbetween 1951 and 1990 – joins the calendar for 2018, alongside the UK-based Donington Historic Festival, Silverstone International Trophy and Oulton Park Gold Cup, plus the Spa Six Hours in Belgium.

Tim Hannig, Jaguar Land Rover Classic Director, said:“The spectacle of a grid full of classic Jaguars racing on circuits around Europe, including Le Mans – which holds a special place in classic Jaguar enthusiasts’ hearts – is a sight not to be missed. We encourage all owners of eligible cars to join this competitive series, which enjoys great camaraderie between participants. We all share a passion for Jaguars and seeing them used as they are intended.”

The return to Le Mans Classic on 6-8 July is especially poignant as 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the Jaguar XJR-9 LM’s win at the 24-hour race. Current Jaguar Classic Chief Test Driver Andy Wallace took victory in 1988 alongside Jan Lammers and Johnny Dumfries.


  • 4-6 May: Donington Historic Festival, Leicestershire
  • 16-17 June: HSCC Silverstone International Trophy, Northamptonshire
  • 6-8 July: Le Mans Classic, Circuit de la Sarthe, France
  • 25-27 August: The HSCC Oulton Park Gold Cup, Cheshire
  • 14-16 September: Spa Six Hours, Spa Francorchamps, Belgium

For more information, and to register to take part in the 2017 Jaguar Classic Challenge, see

For those seeking a closer look at the craftsmanship in action at Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works, plus the chance to combine that with driving a range of classic Jaguars on track, the one-day Jaguar Classic Tour and Track Experience isnow available.

Following a tour of the purpose-built new facility in Warwickshire, where activities include Jaguar and Land Rover Reborn restoration and new Jaguar D-type Continuation assembly, as well as servicing for classics including XJ220, and lunch, participants will get to drive E-types, XK150s, Mk2s and XJC V12s from the Jaguar Classic Collection.

Bookings for select dates this summer, priced at £650 per person, can be made on 0333 733 3003, or

Gift vouchers and other Jaguar Land Rover Classic experiences are also available, including guided tours of Classic Works from just £49 per person.

published by Gauk



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