D-TYPES AT GOODWOOD
Birthday bash for D-Type 60th inspires Jag-only grid for Revival race
Just yesterday we were enjoying a view of Goodwood from a Rover SD1 touring car; today there's confirmation that the Jaguar D-Type's 60th anniversary has inspired a 30-car grid of the type for a special race at September's Revival.
D-Types were regular competitors in period at Goodwood, as the evocative LAT shot of Ron Flockhart leading Desmond Titterington in 1956 demonstrates. This year the D-Types will race in the Lavant Cup and Goodwood is promising short- and long-nose cars from owners across the world together with XKSS 'road' versions and the one-off E2A prototype described as a bridge between D- and E-Type.
What's it like to race a D-Type? Handily Chris Harris can tell you all about it, his experiences of competing one last month at the Le Mans Classic making for an inspiring read. You can expect a vid to follow in due course.
The sight of such a huge gathering of D-Types all going at it hammer and tongs will be the stuff of Goodwood legend; here's looking forward to September and a fitting tribute to one of our favourite racing cars.