Peter Auto “Sixties Endurance” 2016 – Third place overall and First E-Type in the Championship

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M & C Wilkinson are delighted to announce that Alexis De Beaumont and John Bussell managed to achieve third place overall and first E-Type in the Peter Auto Sixties Endurance Championship 2016.  All the team would like to give special thanks to Alexis for this opportunity that without him this would not have been possible.

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Jaguar World – A Family Affair

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Apologies for the radio silence, we have had a very busy year and we are behind with our blog reporting.  Way back in November Jim Patten of Jaguar World kindly carried out the following feature on our Company.

 

Jaguar World – Peak Performance

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Jim Pattern of Jaguar World has again kindly featured a very special Series 2 E-Type Jaguar that is under our care and available for purchase.  Please see article below for full details

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Jaguar World – “Morecambe Wise”

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Jim Patten of Jaguar World recently has carried out a feature on a very special early XK120 Jaguar used in competition throughout its life.  Please see article below for full details and be aware this car is available for purchase and immediately ready for use.

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Peter Auto “Sixties Endurance” 2016 Round 1 “Jarama Classic” – Round 2 “Spa Summer Classic” – Round 3 “Dijon – Grand Prix L’age D’or”

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The M & C Team have been privileged to have competed in all three rounds of the 2016 Peter Auto Series, Europe’s premier historic race meetings. The team have taken part with Alexis De Beaumont and his beautiful E-Type fixed head coupe.

Round 1 of the series started at Jarama in Spain, a good qualifying saw Alexis and John Bussell qualify 5th overall on the grid and 1st E-Type. Unfortunately an engine gremlin struck half way through the two hour race when Alexis was challenging for the lead meaning an unwanted DNF at the event.

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Alexis in second place at the start in Jarama

Round 2 of the series was at the world famous Spa circuit in Belgium. Another good qualifying put the E-Type 12th on the grid, 3rd E-Type overall. Both drivers managed to overcome a low down power issue during the race so that they and the car finished 6th overall and 1st E-Type by the end. Thus moving the car and drivers into 7th place overall in the championship!

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Charging through the field at Spa!

Round 3 and the M & C Team headed over to Dijon in France to compete in round three of the series. An amazing qualifying put them 3rd on the grid, 1st E-Type and a point eight of a second off of the pole positioned Cobra. At the start of the race the car was promoted to pole position (for reason we still do not know!) Alexis managed to drive an incredible stint in the first half matching the times of John throughout the race and by the end John managed to bring the car home in 5th overall and 1st E-Type yet again!

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Alexis using all the track during his driving master class at Dijon! 

We await the updated championship standings to be published from the organisers, however we believe this will now have placed the car and drivers in the top three of the championship and certainly first E-Type at this stage.

Goodwood Members Meeting 2016 – Graham Hill Trophy Race footage – M & C obtain an E-Type Goodwood lap record!!

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At this year’s Goodwood Members Meeting M & C Wilkinson took part with Bradley Ellis driving Chris Scragg’s E-Type ‘XAN 555’ in the Graham Hill Trophy Race. This was Brad’s first ever outing in an E-Type and amazingly with only fifteen minutes of qualifying he managed to set an E-Type lap record at the circuit of 1.25.1 to put him Second on the grid and first E-Type overall on the grid.

Click the link below to watch the full race; unfortunately the mightly V8’s power past at the start and going into the first corner Madgwick, Brad was pushed wide, giving him a mountain to climb in the twenty five minute race. By the time Brad pulled back through the field to get in the mix for third place the race was cut short half way through and finished under safety car after a sticking throttle caused a Cobra to hit the barriers at Fordwater.

Jaguar Mk2 “1 COA” – Time capsule

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Nigel Thorley editor in chief of the Jaguar Enthusiasts magazine has kindly written the following article below in the January issue of the JEC magazine regarding one of our most recent discoveries of a very special Mk2 Jaguar.

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Jaguar World – “Tour Master”

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Jim Patten of Jaguar World recently read our blog articles kindly provided by one of our long term clients, Guy Vinall regarding his small group of friends and their classic car club which tours various parts of the globe.  M & C Wilkinson are privileged to be able to maintain and prepare the car for each event along with the XK120 of Norman Roper.  The article below written by Jim features a history of Guy and his most recent tours in the car.

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Jaguar ‘Champion of Champions 2015’ concourse – Best ‘E-Type’ in show & Client testimonial.

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M & C Wilkinson have recently competed in the 2015 Jaguar ‘Champion of Champions’ Concourse at the annual ‘Classic Car Show’ at the NEC in Birmingham with one of our long term clients E-Type series 2 FHC. The E-Type was awarded the best E-Type in show and third overall. A fantastic achievement for client and the M & C Team for all their hard work together in preparation for the event.

Our client kindly wrote the following testimonial prior to the event detailing the cars history and the restoration work carried out by M & C Wilkinson;

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