The All-American Hero and Jaguar's Racing E-types

Briggs Cunningham's Le Mans dream, US road racing, and the legendary Jaguar E-type

The All-American Hero and Jaguar's Racing E-types
Format: Hardback, 288 Pages
ISBN: 9781907085819
Publisher: Porter Press
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No less a figure than Enzo Ferrari is said to have described it as “the most beautiful car in the world”. Small wonder that demand swiftly exceeded supply after Jaguar initially laid down plans to build the car in relatively small numbers…

It was an instant hit on racing circuits, too: little more than a month beyond the launch, Graham Hill took a roadster to victory on its debut at Oulton Park. Chassis 875027, the focus of this story, was the first E-type campaigned by American racing entrepreneur Briggs Cunningham’s famous team and its performances helped persuade Jaguar to use the E-type as basis for a competition thoroughbred that has become one of the most coveted of all time: the Lightweight.

The author

Originally from Norfolk, Phillip Bingham has spent more than 30 years writing about cars and motorsport. He has covered everything from Formula 1 to Land Rover’s Silk Trail Expedition, an 11,000-mile trek from the UK to India that crossed 13 countries and two continents on the dirt tracks, desert trails and high mountain passes of the trading routes that first connected Asia with Europe more than 2,500 years ago. This lifetime of extensive travel has given him a broad and balanced view of the global automotive industry.

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Format: Hardback, 288 Pages
ISBN: 9781907085819
Illustrations: 250+ color & b-w photos
Size: 11.8 in x 9.84 in / 299.72 mm x 249.94 mm

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