Dozens of E-type Jags due to visit Cromer, birthplace of sports car’s designer

Cromer-born Malcolm Sayer who designed the E-type Jag. Picture: SUBMITTED

Cromer-born Malcolm Sayer who designed the E-type Jag. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Colin Finch

Dozens of sleek Jaguar E-types will be descending on Cromer, the birthplace of their designer, later this month during a Round Britain Coastal Drive charity event.

The sports cars will arrive in the resort on Monday September 26, having started their journey that day in Bridlington, East Yorkshire.

They will leave the town on Tuesday September 27, en route for Maldon, Essex. E-type designer Malcolm Sayer (1916-1970) was born in Cromer.

The event aims to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

More than 160 E-types from around the world will be taking part in the 18-day, 3,600 mile event, some just doing one stage, others all 18.


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The event starts and ends at Goodwood racecourse. On September 12, five-time Le Mans winner Derek Bell will flag away 70 cars and the event will end with a lap of the famous circuit on September 29.

The drive is the brainchild of author Philip Porter who recently recovered from Prostate Cancer.

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He will be driving the whole route in his red E-type convertible 848 CRY which appeared in the iconic film The Italian Job.

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