Jaguar Classic is celebrating its Le Mans-winning heritage this summer. Jaguar sports cars have won on seven occasions over five decades. The Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works opened on the 14th of June. It is a new facility dedicated to offering a range of products and services for owners and enthusiasts of classic Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles, and it began the tributes with a trio of racing icons on display: C-type, D-type and XJR-9. All three cars are part of the Jaguar Heritage Trust’s collection, housed at the British Motor Museum, Gaydon. Andy Wallace has now joined Jaguar Land Rover Classic as Chief Test Driver for its vehicle programmes. Wallace will road test all Jaguar Legends Reborn and Legends Continued cars before they are presented to clients and offer them expert driving tuition. Later this summer, five D-types including a number of the 1957 Le Mans cars and the 1956 example displayed at Classic Works, will come together for a convoy starting at the new home of Jaguar Land Rover Classic. Headed for a special display at the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace (1-3 September), the tour will include stops at Silverstone and at the home facility of the Panasonic Jaguar Racing Formula E team.
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