E-type Extravaganza at Sandown Park

August 6, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 27, 2015

E-type Extravaganza at Sandown Park posted on 23 June 2011

E-type Union Jack

Big and small E-types will come together at Sandown Park Race course on Saturday September 3rd this year, when Classic Motor Cars of Bridgnorth and Barry Potter Fairs celebrate the 50th anniversary of the E-type Jaguar.

Owners of both the real versions and their toy counterparts are being asked to bring them along to the show which will see Jaguar’s top test driver Norman Dewis, who originally tested the famous marque, on hand to sign autographs.

Owners of real E-types are being invited to go along and take part in a free to enter Concours d’Elegance, which will see their cars displayed outside the famous venue and then judged with prizes awarded.

Bonhams, the famous car auctioneers, will be on hand to value not only E-types but also any Jaguars that turn up on the day. Owners are asked to contact Bonhams beforehand, to book an appointment time if they wish their car to be valued.

Owners of their toy counterparts are invited to bring them along so that they can take part in a miniature Concours d’Elegance, the first time that this has happened anywhere in the world. Vectis, the world’s leading toy auction house will be running the Concours and a toy valuation service.

Barry Potter, who has been running his famous fairs at Sandown Park for the last 24 years said: ” This should be a fantastic day out for E-type and Jaguar enthusiasts whether they collect the real thing or their toy counterparts.”

“Thanks to Peter Neumark and Classic Motor Cars several very famous Jaguar E-types will be on display at Sandown Park.

Lindner Nocker E-type

Heading the E-types will be the Lindner Nocker lightweight. The one and only factory Low Drag lightweight E-type which been put back together after 7,000 hours of restoration.

When it crashed in at the Montlhéry circuit in 1964 the Lindner Nocker E-type was so badly damaged that a complete restoration was thought to be impossible. Now, some 47 years later, the car has been put back to its former glory after more than 7,000 hours of work and using more than 90% of the original parts.

Also there will be the only E type known to survive with the chassis number one prefix and the first E type to be sold that was owned by Lofty England, manager of Jaguar’s sports car racing team of the 1950s. Lofty went on to become Chairman and Chief Executive of Jaguar Cars before retiring in 1974.

Jaguar Heritage will have on display the last E-type ever to be produced: HDU 55N.

Jaguar Heritage will also have a number of other famous Jaguar’s from their Coventry museum on display and will be selling Jaguar Heritage items to raise money for their famous museum in Browns Lane Coventry.

Peter Neumark from Classic Motor Cars said: “We will have experts on hand to give advice about restoring and maintaining Jaguars but there will be many other Jaguar activities. We want all Jaguar E-type owners to take part in the Concours d’Elegance. Cars do not have to be pristine, it will be a fun event and there will be a variety of classes and prizes.”

The event will also see the launch of the “Toy Jaguar Book” by Michael Driver, which explores the world of Jaguar cars through the many toys and models, produced by manufacturers around the world

Paul Skilliter books will be selling some of their great books on Jaguar cars including Norman Dewis of Jaguar which Norman will be signing and Octane magazine will have available a special supplement to celebrate the 50 years of the E-type

The Maidenhead Static Model Club, Britain’s oldest and widest based model collectors’ club will be displaying a wide variety of Jaguar models, from tinplate through to diecast.

In the café area at the show will be an E-type art gallery created by ARTS BANK, which is owned by Bryan Goodall the Chairman of Vectis.

Bryan has commissioned artist from his unique gallery based at Saltburn on Sea near Middlesbrough to create their own tribute to the Jaguar E-type in a series of unique limited edition prints.

“ I am sure that many dealers will bring model Jaguars to sell,” said Barry Potter, “and we would like as many Jaguar Cars to turn up as possible including of course E-types.”

He added: “They could make it a Jaguar E-type weekend by attending the our E-type Extravaganza on the Saturday and then travelling to Chelsea Legends at the famous Chelsea Hospital on the Sunday for the second running of the famous car show.”

E-type and Jaguar owners that would like to bring their cars should contact David barzilay on: 0207 544 8980 or email him: david@barzilay.co.uk