Jaguar History - C-Type Le Mans (1953)

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Le Mans, 1953
BBC coverage on the 1953 Le Mans. 60 starters 26 classified finishers. A young Sterling Moss among other other racing names of the time. Keep a look out for #39, Lawrence Mitchell, who came 13th overall in a Fraser Nash.





Jaguar History - 1955 Le Mans disaster
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75 YEARS OF JAGUAR HISTORY BROUGHT TO LIFE
The 23rd September 2010 marks the 75th anniversary of the Jaguar marque. To mark the occasion, a group of 75 individually-numbered, iconic Jaguars from across the years will make a two-day journey from Coventry to Goodwood. This exclusive celebration drive, starting in Coventry at 10.30am on Friday 17th September, will take in London's May Fair hotel -- site of the original Jaguar model launch in 1935 -- and finish at the UK's largest heritage motor festival, the Goodwood Revival on Saturday 18th





Le Mans 1955 Disaster: How it happened
The worst accident in motor racing history happened at the 1955 24 hours of Le Mans. The 1955 Le Mans disaster lead to the death of 83 spectators and Pierre Levegh, more than 100 more people were injured. The photographer of this footage was injured but did survive the incident. This footage was only recently released after being hidden from the public for almost 55 years. The footage formed part of the evidence in an enquiry into the cause of the incident which absolved all drivers involved, and came to the conclusion that the track had insufficient protection for the spectators. Mercedes voluntarily withdrew from the race 8 hours in, Jaguar declined to do the same. Mike Hawthorn won the race. Hawthorn is said to have admitted causing the incident behind closed doors though never in public.




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