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
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.
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.
TIRED OLD E-TYPE JAGS
I've seen enough mint, shiny, perfect E-types in my life with those stupid
engraved signs on them telling everyone how much they hate fingerprints.
Well, I welcomed fingerprints on my Jag. See, "You can't take it with you!"
So I thought I would make a video of all the Jags that "didn't go with
All photos are compiled from years of searching on EBAY for that special
"Diamond in the rough." If you bought an E-type restoration project off
EBAY, take a good look, you may just see your car.
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 !
Jaguar E-type Low Drag Coupe - Le Mans Classic 2010
At Le Mans Classic 2010
Pre-grid, warm-up, race and way back to paddock. Various 1962 to 1964
Jaguar E-type coupés, including several Low Drag Coupé versions
Le Mans Classic 2010
Pré-grille, chauffe moteurs, course et retour au paddock. Diverses
versions de 1962 à 1964 de coupés Jaguar Type E, ainsi que plusieurs
versions de coupés "Low Drag"
More about XKE on http://ow.ly/6WGWa