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Mini join the E-type 60 Celebration, June 2021 (PR)
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:54 pm    Post subject: Mini join the E-type 60 Celebration, June 2021 (PR) Reply with quote

Owners of the humble yet much-adored Mini, in all its classic forms, are invited to join in the celebration of that other iconic sixties British classic - the Jaguar E-type - at its 60th anniversary event at Shelsley Walsh.

The two legendary cars often slug it out for the top spot in public votes on the Best British Car Ever, but for the weekend of 12-13 June 2021, any such rivalries will be put aside to celebrate 60 years since the launch of the E-type by reviving the cars, music and fashion of the ‘Swinging Sixties’.

One of the unifying features of the event will be an homage to the 1969 film ‘The Italian Job’, a movie which beautifully captured the mood, energy and cars of the carefree decade. The actual E-type used in the film - repaired and restored since its rather one-sided fight with a Mafia bulldozer - will be on show alongside a trio of red, white and blue Mini Coopers and the original six-wheeled coach, rescued from the cliff edge.

The organisers are delighted to have support from Mini legend Paddy Hopkirk MBE, whose relationship with the car started in 1963 with competitive racing on the Tour de France Automobile and the world-famous Monte Carlo Rally.

About the event:
Organised by the Jaguar E-type Club, E-TYPE 60 is celebrating 60 years since the launch of the E-type and the spectacular 'Swinging Sixties’ and is the only event dedicated to the E-type and its anniversary.

The weekend will be action-packed with activity on the hillclimb each day and all day, together with live entertainment focused on the 1960s and its outrageous trends. ​

Competitive hillclimb classes, cavalcades and demonstrations to include Mini and E-type.

Special featured cars display to include the 9600 HP, the original E-type press car and oldest Fixed-Head Coupé and 77 RW, the first Open Two-Seater off the production line. Both were driven from the UK to the 1961 launch in Geneva.

Tickets and further information can be found at www.etype60.com

About the Jaguar E-type Club
Founded by Philip and Julie Porter in 2004 and the only club to focus 100% on the iconic model, the E-type Club now has members in over 50 countries; a truly international and growing membership. The Club’s emphasis is very much on using the cars – the E-type was designed to be driven!

Members of the E-type Club receive a monthly 72+ page magazine and can access a wide range of events many of which are free or at low cost to members. For those restoring or maintaining their cars, there is a wide range of meaningful discounts with many of the leading specialists, plus technical advice and all the practical features and tips in the magazine. No committees, no concours, no politics and a very friendly atmosphere.

Event Charity Partner: Hope for Tomorrow
Hope for Tomorrow is a dedicated charity, bringing cancer care closer to patients' homes via Mobile Cancer Care Units (MCCUs) which they provide to NHS Trusts across the country. During this global health crisis, cancer patients are among the most vulnerable members of society. Hope for Tomorrow and their Mobile Cancer Care Units (MCCUs) allow patients to receive their treatments in a local and safe environment. Each unit costs £198 per day to run. Personal 1-2-1 care is the focus of nursing staff, creating a safe and secure environment which helps to reassure those receiving treatment. https://hopefortomorrow.org.uk/

Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb
Shelsley Walsh is the oldest motorsport venue in the world still running events on its original course. Since 1905, Shelsley Walsh has attracted world-famous drivers. Motor-racing legends, including Stirling Moss, Prince Bira of Siam, Malcolm Campbell, Hans Stuck Sr, Raymond Mays, Peter Collins and Henry Segrave have hurtled up the 1,000 yard, 1-in-6 gradient track. The start line, the corners, the views are essentially the same, making it the jewel-in-the-crown of hill climbing. In more recent years, Derek Bell, Stirling Moss, Andy Priaulx, Hans-Joachim Stuck and John Surtees have driven the famous Shelsley Walsh tarmac. https://www.shelsleywalsh.com

Book in Confidence - COVID-19 SECURE
The safety and well-being of all visitors to E-type 60 is a priority and although the organisers are mindful that the pandemic situation will, undoubtedly, have changed course by June 2021, they will take whatever precautions necessary to safeguard visitors.

The event is registered with Visit England and will take the required action to welcome visitors in line with Government and Public Health England guidelines. The details of the measures will be circulated nearer to the event date.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
They might have a replica of the Bedford VAL coach, all the references to the original which I have found say it was scrapped years ago.
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