Jaguar Lightweight E-Type: The Autobiography of 4WPD (Great Cars)

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Expert author Philip Porter covers this famous E-Type's active life in every detail with a wide variety of source material--including factory documentation--to explore not only the car's race-by-race performances, but also the trials and tribulations of its development and evolution. A fine array of period photographs, every competition appearance is shown, and a gallery of magnificent modern images support the meticulously researched text.

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This volume in the Great Cars series outlines in exhaustive detail the history of the most important competition Jaguar E-Type. Run by John Coombs with factory support and driven by some of the best racing drivers of the day, this car took part in the E-Type's first motor race and later became the prototype all-aluminium Lightweight E-Type.

The car's post-Coombs racing life is also fully covered, embracing up-and-coming Brian Redman's exploits with it in 1965. Also detailed is its modern-day successes at the Goodwood Revival, where it has twice won the TT Celebration race. The car has been raced by numerous fine drivers, including Dario Franchitti and Emanuele Pirro.

In this book author Philip Porter covers this famous E-Type's active life in every detail, using a wide variety of source material, including factory documentation, to explore the car's race-by-race performances and the trials and tribulations of its development and evolution. A fine array of period photographs includes every competition appearance plus a gallery of magnificent modern images that support the meticulously researched text.

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Philip Porter has written about 30 motoring books, twice winning the Montagu Trophy for best motoring book of the year. A lifelong motor racing enthusiast, that enthusiasm was largely fired by Stirling Moss. Like so many young boys in the fifties, he was Philip’s absolute hero. As a consequence, Philip began successfully competing in motor sport while still at school. He began acquiring classic sports cars long before it became a boom and owns 9600 HP, the oldest E-type in existence. This led to some motoring journalism among his busy business career. He later satisfied his competitive spirit with flying hot air balloons and airships, winning the silver medal at the 1991 European Airship Championships. In 1992 he became the first person ever to fly an airship in Africa. He is Chairman of the Sherlock Holmes Society and an active member of the Jerome K. Jerome Society. In 1997 he and his wife Julie founded the International Jaguar XK Club and in 2004 they started the Jaguar E-type Club. Philip edits both monthly magazines and Sir Stirling is Patron of the XK Club. Philip and Julie live in a Tudor farmhouse in Worcestershire and have their offices in an adjoining thatched barn.

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