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The racing E-type Jaguar emerged from the ambition of both the racing fraternity and Jaguar enthusiasts who wanted to take this iconic British sports car onto the track to see what it would do. With official (and sometimes unofficial) help from the factory, the E-type was continually developed and modified from almost the first week that the first production car left the factory. Recognized the world over, this beautiful aerodynamic car remains as popular today as it was in the 1960s.Jaguar E-type in Competition features period photographs and stories from the E-type’s early racing days, describes how the cars evolved, and gives details of the lightweights, semi-lightweights and factory specials, the Le Mans cars, the Modsports era, and the replica lightweight racing phenomena. The detailed appendices include lists of cars and drivers, book and magazine references. As the only book in its field to cover every aspect of the E-type’s competitive history from 1961 until the present day, the author redresses the balance to detail the 95% of cars usually overlooked. The reader will find hundreds of previously unseen photographs and new information, providing an invaluable source of material for anyone interested in this incredible sports car. Jaguar E-type in Competition takes a detailed look at the racing E-type: an exciting and important aspect of Jaguar’s history, but one that has often been overlooked and poorly documented. • Dedicated solely to the Jaguar racing E-types • Over 400 photographs and pictures – most previously unpublished • Over 450 racing E-types identified and listed, including car registration numbers • All competition exploits recorded including the modsports era • Commentary and photographs of factory lightweights, specials and the Le Mans cars • Photographic comparison of cars then and now • Includes drivers list • Chapter on originality, traceability and values • Detailed bibliography and list of relevant magazine articles • Extensive first hand experience of 50 years involvement with Jaguar E-type racing Models Covered: JAGUAR E-TYPE RACING CARS FROM 1961 TO 1975 AND THEIR EXPLOITS UP TO THE PRESENT DAY. SERIES 1, FHC AND DHC, 3.8 AND 4.2 MODELS SERIES 2, FHC AND DHC, 4.2 MODELS SERIES 3, FHC AND DHC, 5.3 MODELS LIGHTWEIGHT AND SEMI-LIGHTWEIGHT MODELS
Author: Peter Griffiths
Author Bio: Peter Griffiths is a retired chartered accountant with a lifelong passion for Jaguar motorcars - especially the E-type. He had his first Jaguar at the age of 18 and has owned nearly every model since, including several racing E-types. He was the treasurer/director of the Jaguar Drivers Club in the 1980s, as well as acting on the events and social committee, and E-type register. He served as a race official at many Jaguar Club race meetings, and has written several articles for The Jaguar Enthusiast Magazine, making him well-positioned to know first-hand the cars he has written about in this book.
Publisher: Veloce Publishing
Binding Type: Hardcover
Illustrations: 400 color & b/w photos
Dimensions: 9.84 x 9.84