E Type Jaguar vs Corvette Stgingray
Just in case you haven't had enough of British cars, we're gonna keep it
goin...but this time we're comparing the E-type Jaguars with the America's
flagship sports car, the Corvette Stingray...Let's take a look.
The E-type Jaguar originally came with a 3.8 liter, 3-carborator version of
the world renowned XK engine, delivering two hundred and sixty-five brake
achieving a top speed of a hundred and fifty miles an hour. It was the
first Jaguar sports car with independent rear suspension -- together with
inboard disk brakes. The sleek, elegant body was a refinement of the
Malcolm Sayer design D-type shape.
Early models can be identified by welded-up hood-lubers and flat-floor
interiors, which provided less space but more cache. The 3.8-liter engine
model had to make due with the rather slow-moving moss gearbox. But when
the 4.2 model arrived, an all- synchromesh box was added, as were
improvements to the breaks with more trust-worthy power assistance.
The cooling system was also upgraded but the tradeoff was that the 4.2
version engine was not as free revving as the 3.8 model. The interior of
the 4.2 got reclining seats to replace the thinly covered but comfortable
buckets and the trunk-lid had 4.2 added to the jewelry to make it more
As the E type evolved from the Series One to the Series Two in the late
60s, it gained some features and lost others. First to go were the
distinctive but inefficient headlight covers and the lights themselves were
moved forward. The center nuts for the wire wheels lost their spinners for
A series two E type is also identifiable from behind -- the thin delicate
rear lights of the earlier versions gave way to the larger lights placed
under the full-width bumper. The Exhaust pipes were also spread further apart.
Under the hood, the series two underwent further changes. Gone were the
polished alloy cam covers and twin Stromberg carbs.
The interior was equipped with rocker switches instead of the previous
toggle switches, once again in the interest of safety. But what was lost in
cosmetics for the series two was gained in drivability. The notorious
cooling problems of the early E types were now well on the way to being
solved. And the brakes were much improved. But whether a series one or a
series two, the 6-cylinder Jaguar XKE represents one of the all-time highs
in automotive design and performance.
Two years after Jaguars landmark achievement, the Chevrolet division of
General Motors delivered a classic of its own -- the all-new Corvette
Stingray. Though perhaps not as sophisticated a design as the Jaguar, it
had three hundred and twenty-seven cubic inches and available fuel
By 1967, the Vette could be had with a mean motor, to give it a
straight-line performance edge over almost anything else on the road. So
which was the better car...you decide.
But one thing is for sure; both the Jaguar XKE and the Corvette Stingray
answer the question...what is a sports car.
1970 Corvette #27 Wins at Limerock Vintage Races Sept 3-6, 2010
The 25th Annual Limerock CT Vintage Races with 320 entries in 10 Groups.
This video follows a 1970 Corvette convertible 355 ci piloted by Mark
Ferrara. There were 5 sessions of 10-12 laps. A practice session, then 3
races. In the first race Mark goes from 17th to finish 7th. The next race
he starts 9th and finishes 3rd. The last race he starts 3rd and then get
the lead before the first lap is over & continues to lead to the checkered
flag. In the last race a Donovan Jag #61 goes from last place to 3rd or
2nd. Congratulations to all. DocRebuild.com at work. This sound track is
from this Groups racers on this track.
Donington Historic Festival - E-type Challenge Race 1
The first E-type Challenge race of the 2012 season took place at the
Donington Historic Festival on Saturday May 5. Follow the exciting action
all the way to the chequered flag with track side and in car footage from
the car of last year's winner Jon Minshaw.
Jaguar E-Type lowdrag - Oldtimer Grand-Prix 2010 Nürburgring
Qualifikation zum Rennen "Masters GT bis 1965". Impressionen aus der
Boxengassen vom Motorenstart, kurze Aufnahme von der Strecke und zwei
Runden Inboard im Qualifying mit Oliver Mathai. Es gab kein Rennen aufgrund
des schlechten Wetters am Sonntag
Vintage Racing - 1950s Indy Cars startup and race. LOUD!!!
Chris Ashworth records a series of 1950s Indy Cars at Michigan
International Speedway. This was a vintage racing event that was associated
with the Concours d'elegance of America, where these cars were on display
after this event.
This event was incredible! I got to wander in the pits and the garage area.
You will hear these cars starting up right from the tailpipes, and you will
see them driving on the track from the pits.
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Sideways in a D-type! Win Percy Jaguar race action at Goodwood
This DVD I created some years ago (see http://www.xkd505.com ) has sold
over a 1000 copies and is a really exciting watch and listen - half of it
covers 14 laps of a flat-out race at Goodwood in a Jaguar D-type taken with
a cockpit camera and with a full added commentary from the legendary Win
Percy. The car is the recreated ex-Mike Hawthorn 1955 Le Mans winner,
chassis XKD 505 - wind the volume up for this clip!
Great Sounds Group C Racing/Gruppe C Spa Francorchamps Spa Classic 2014
Great Group C Racing practice Session at the Spa Classic, with great cars
and even better sound like: MAZDA 767B, Sauber Mercedes C 11, NISSAN
R90CK, JAGUAR XJR16, PORSCHE 962, Porsche 956, GEBHARDT C91, ASTON MARTIN
AMR1, CHEETAH G606, INTREPID RM1 and SPICE SE88!
Sportscars Racing Videos:
Donington Historic Festival Jaguar Racing 2011
While cutting together the main footage for the Donington Historic Festival
we thought given all the Jaguar celebrations taking place this year to put
together a bit of just E Type and D Type racing footage (with a few paddock
shots as well) from the Donington Historic Festival as a bit of fun for all
those Jaguar enthusiasts.
Its not too long and a bit rough and ready but we hope its enjoyable none
the less !
2010 Paul Ricard Endurance Jaguar E Type
First lap of the 2 hours endurance race a part of the 10.000 tours event
organized by Peter Auto around the 40th anniversary of the Paul Ricard
track in southern France
E-Type period film
Jaguar Cars film from 1961 describing the then new E-Type Jaguar.
Clips from DVD: The E-Type Archive - Porter Publishing. Buy the DVD if you
want the full story and decent quality video. Usually available from eBay
1965 Sebring 12 Hour Grand Prix of Endurance - "The 12 Hour Grind" - Part 2 of 5
This is the second part of "The 12 Hour Grind" which deals with the
legendary 1965 Sebring 12 Hour Grand Prix. This is the race where Jim Hall
and his Chaparral went on to victory despite the notoriously rough Sebring
course and the deluge of five inches of rain that struck half way through
the race. For the first time in many years American drivers driving an
American car had won the race. The race video will be shown in five parts.