British Holiday Information

Brands Hatch celebrates 50 years of the Jaguar E-Type

Jaguar E-Type at Druids

A Jaguar E-Type crests the hill at Druids bend during the 2010 Masters Historic Festival

The 50th anniversary of the Jaguar E-Type is to be celebrated at the Brands Hatch Masters Festival this coming May Bank Holiday, 28 – 30 May.

The event, a major fixture in the historic racing calendar, will take place on the full Grand Prix circuit on the Sunday and Monday.

Included in the E-Type entries for the Gentlemen Drivers race are former British Touring Car driver John Clark, GT Champion Nathan Kinch and historic racing stalwarts Martin Stretton and Gary Pearson, who will be racing one car with his brother John, plus another in the same event. Also present will be fellow historic racer Chris Scragg, owner of the 18th Century Spa Hotel in Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Once described by Enzo Ferrari as the “world’s most beautiful car”, the E-type will start alongside newly-prepared cars as well as long-established racers for the two-hour endurance race.

Also present amongst the E-Types are classic Cobras, Bizzarinis, Austin Healeys, TVRs and Lotuses, including a 1964 Elan once raced by Grand Prix driver and team owner Jackie Oliver.

The Masters Festival also features a varied schedule of races featuring some of the most evocative cars from the post-war era, which includes Formula One, Sportscars and Touring cars as well as an Interseries Revival race – where the cars from the world’s best racing series would feature on the same grid.

Tickets and more information:

Tickets for the Masters Historic Festival at Brands Hatch cost from £17 for adults are now on sale. Entry for children aged 12 and under is free. For more information call 0843 453 9000 or visit www.brandshatch.co.uk