On-board footage of Matt Nicoll-Jones in the M & C Wilkinson E-Type leading the field at the Oulton Park gold cup – race 1 -HSCC “E-Type Challenge”
Following the return of our own Lightweight E-Type from the engine shop, a day prior to the Gold Cup, Michael decided (despite his father Mike’s reluctance) to give Mathew Nicoll-Jones; former British GT4 champion and two time Ginetta champion his first taste of historic racing.
Matt Nicoll-Jones out drags Alex Buncombe at the start of race 1
A great weekends racing at Oulton Park gave Chris his first two “E-Type Challenge” podiums along with a third podium in the Broadspeed XJ12C. Congratulations from all the team on these fantastic results!
Three podiums for Chris! (right)
The 40th Nurburgring Oldtimer event gave M & C Wilkinson the chance to compete once again in the E-Type Challenge and Masters “Gentleman Drivers” events with two E-Types. Given the fact that the circuit is situated high up in the Eifel Mountains good weather is certainly not expected, but surprisingly the weekend was blessed with sunshine throughout.
Above; First E-Type Challenge podium for Jamie! (Right)
The Silverstone Classic is now regarded by many as one of the most prestigious event on the Historic Racing calendar and this year was no exception. M & C Wilkinson had an action packed weekend in store with five E-Types, the Broadspeed XJ12C and the TWR XJS competing in various events over the course of the weekend.
A first ever trip to Dijon for the GTSCC two hour race for “Pre 66 GT and sports cars” saw Michael competing with Jamie in his beautiful Lightweight E-Type with Michael’s Partner Danielle and daughter April in attendance for the first time since her birth last year!