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E-type Round Britain Coastal Drive – Seats To Be Auctioned For Prostate Cancer – Passenger seat in Italian Job E-type to be auctioned online
Entry now approaching 150 E-types – Raising awareness of, and funds for, prostate cancer – E-type designer’s daughter taking part – Two leading magazine editors participating – Supporters include Lord March, Ross Brawn, Brian Johnson, Martin Brundle, Jeremy Clarkson, Derek Bell, Willie Green, Jools Holland – Supporting companies include SNG Barratt, Eagle, MWS, CMC – More cars still needed

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“The E-type Club ROUND BRITAIN COASTAL DRIVE, supporting Prostate Cancer UK” has set up an online auction platform for members of the public to bid for a half-day ride in the Jaguar E-type from the iconic film, The Italian Job.

The world’s favourite sports car was designed by the legendary Malcolm Sayer. His daughter Mary will be participating and giving a talk on her fascinating father, who designed the Le Mans-winning C-types and D-types and was the first to design a production car mathematically, during the Cromer evening (26th). Sayer was born in Cromer and the house is denoted with a blue plaque.

A growing programme of evening events is developing. The following evening (27th) the participants and media will be entertained at the amazing premises of J.D Classics in Maldon.

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Those entered include Ross Brawn, David Lillywhite Editor of Octane, Phil Bell Editor of Classic Cars and one of the greats of historic racing, Willie Green. The original Jaguar dynasty will be represented by Sir William Lyons’s grandson, Bill Heynes’s son and Wally Hassan’s son.

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The media and public are being offered the opportunity to ride in various E-types taking part. The  JustGiving page is available for those who would like to support the event and Prostate Cancer UK.
 
‘Publicity is unashamedly the name of this game,’ says author Philip Porter whose brainchild this event is. ‘We are out to raise awareness of the risks of prostate cancer and the need to get tested.

If you like, this three-week driving party for a great cause is a publicity stunt with over 150 fabulous E-type Jaguars. The event is kindly supported by SNG Barratt Group with mechanical back-up and parts.
 
‘To join in and experience a ride in a stunning E-type, please encourage people to bid for a seat with me in my Italian Job convertible or one of the other fantastic E-types taking part. Having recovered from prostate cancer, it’s now “exciting times”!’
 
Porter is not only celebrating his recovery but also the publication of his latest book, the first volume of his definitive biography of Sir Stirling Moss, which will be launched at the Goodwood Revival meeting immediately before the start of the Round Britain Coastal Drive.

‘It is such a mammoth tome that if I can carry a few during the event it will certainly keep the back end down!’
 
For more information please call the office on the number below.

 


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The Headlines

E-type Coastal Drive is Gathering Momentum – Ross Brawn Signs Up – Supporters include Lord March, Brian Johnson, Martin Brundle, Jeremy Clarkson – Eagle Low Drag GT just entered – Ross Brawn doing two Scottish stages – Priceless original Lightweight E entered – Over 100 E-types participating – Raising awareness of, and funds for, prostate cancer – More cars still needed

“The E-type Club ROUND BRITAIN COASTAL DRIVE, supporting Prostate Cancer UK” is really gathering momentum now.

rossOver 100 Jaguar E-types have already booked for one or more of the 18 daily stages round the coastal roads of Great Britain. One of those is Formula 1 legend Ross Brawn who masterminded Michael Schumacher’s seven World Championships.

Brawn has a fantastic collection of cars, reflecting his time with Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar, including a pair of stunning E-types.

‘I think this sounds like a very different and interesting event, supporting a very worthwhile cause. I have booked for two stages and am looking forward to enjoying the fantastic coastal roads of Scotland in my Jaguar E-type.’

martinAnother F1 legend involved is Martin Brundle. ‘As a Jaguar E-type owner I am delighted to be a Supporter of this unique event for a very good cause.’

In the historic motor racing world, Goodwood hosts the finest events, thanks to the creativity and drive of Lord March. ‘I am delighted to offer Goodwood as the venue for both the start and finish of this unique event, and to support this very worthwhile cause that is of vital importance to men everywhere.

‘Goodwood played a significant role in the original E-type story and these beautiful cars have entertained the crowds in more recent years at our Goodwood Revival meetings.’

‘I am overwhelmed,’ says E-type Club founder and author Philip Porter who has recently recovered from prostate cancer and conceived this event. ‘The support we are getting from owners and high-profile friends is just amazing.

‘It feels really good to be using our lovely cars in this very constructive way. Our aim is to raise awareness of this killer cancer from which one in eight men suffers.’

Our growing list of Supporters includes Brian Johnson, Jeremy Clarkson and Derek Bell who will be flagging the cars away at Goodwood.

This unique event is all about E-types, as well as people. The owner of one of the two fabulous Eagle Low Drag GT E-types has just signed up and this stunning creation by Eagle, one of the leading E-type specialists in the world, is bound to cause tremendous interest.

Jaguar originally built just 12 very special aluminium Lightweight E-types for racing at Le Mans and Sebring. They were driven by World Champions Jackie Stewart, Graham Hill and Jack Brabham. One, arguably the ultimate Lightweight E, was built with a special Low Drag body. This unique car, which has a value between £5m and £10m, has just been entered by eminent Jaguar restorer Classic Motor Cars.
 
These two cars span the complete spectrum from ultimate period E-type to ultimate modern E-type-inspired creation.


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The Headlines

E-type Coastal Drive Is Gathering Momentum – Ross Brawn Signs Up – Supporters include Lord March, Brian Johnson, Martin Brundle, Jeremy Clarkson – Eagle Low Drag GT just entered – Ross Brawn doing two Scottish stages – Priceless original Lightweight E entered – Over 100 E-types participating – Raising awareness of, and funds for, prostate cancer – More cars still needed

Fundraising:
We have two aims: to raise awareness massively / to raise funds to beat this killer. The information about fundraising and our JustGiving page are available on the Club website – www.e-typeclub.com

A Thought:
Would you be prepared to lend your E-type to members coming from overseas?

Practical Stuff:
Accommodation Lists are now available on www.e-typeclub.com

What RBCD means: supporting the vital work of Prostate Cancer UK – using our fabulous E-type Jaguars for the benefit of men everywhere – enjoying some stunning driving routes – reaching out to the public with our beautiful cars – working with local and national media – sampling the contrasting and fabulous coastal scenery – participating in a unique event.

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