Norfolk Jaguar E-Type celebration

Jaguar E-Type owners are being urged to join a Norfolk event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic sports car.

Jaguar E-Type owners are being urged to join a Norfolk event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic sports car.

Kip Bertram, who owns two red 1973 Series III V12 E-Type roadsters, said the cars would be at The Forum in Norwich on Saturday, August 20 from 9.30-10.30am before going on a Norfolk run, possibly to Cromer where its designer Malcolm Sayer was born.

Malcolm joined Jaguar in 1950, designing the C-Type which won Le Mans first time out and three years running, then in 1952 the D-Type – one of the world's most successful sports racing cars. The road-going E-Type went into production in 1961 with 72,000 made before it ended in 1974, four years after Jaguar's director of design died.

Kip said: 'I think it is the most beautiful moving creature since Concorde has gone, It is a real head-turner.'


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He already has responses from 10 owners after the E-Type Owners Club alerted members to the event but is sure there are a lot more E-Types in Norfolk and would like to see at least 20 taking part.

'We just want to celebrate 50 years of the E-Type and show off our wonderful cars.'

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E-Type owners wanting to take part should contact Kip on 01508 558511 or e-mail kipbertram@hotmail.com

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