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A model show! - E-type Extravaganza at Sandown Park

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Big and small E-types will come together at Sandown Park Race course when Classic Motor Cars of Bridgnorth and Barry Potter Fairs celebrate the 50th anniversary.

Owners of both the real versions and their toy counterparts are being asked to bring them along to the show which will see Jaguar’s top test driver Norman Dewis, who originally tested the famous marque, on hand to sign auto graphs.

Owners of real E-types are being invited to go along and take part in a free to enter Concours d'Elegance, which will see their
cars displayed outside the famous venue and then judged and prizes awarded.

Bonhams, the famous car auctioneers, will be on hand to value not only E-types but also any Jaguars that turn up on the day. Owners are asked to contact Bonhams first, if they wish their car to be valued, and book an appointment time.

Owners of their toy counterparts are invited to bring them along so that they can take part in a miniature Concours d'Elegance, the first time that this has happened anywhere in the world. Vectis, the world’s leading toy auction house will be running the Concours and a toy valuation service.

Barry Potter, who has been running his famous fairs at Sandown Park for the last…years said: " This should be a fantastic day out for E-type and Jaguar enthusiasts whether they collect the real thing or their toy counterparts.

'Thanks to Peter Neumark and Classic Motor Cars several very famous Jaguar E-types will be on display in the foyer at Sandown Park. Heading the E-types will be the only E type known to survive with the chassis number one prefix and the first E type to be sold that was owned by Lofty England, manager of Jaguar’s sports car racing team of the 1950s.  Lofty went on to become Chairman and Chief Executive of Jaguar Cars before retiring in 1974. Outside, Jaguar Heritage will have on display the last E-type ever to be produced: HDU 55N.

Jaguar Heritage will also have a number of other famous Jaguar’s from their Coventry museum on display and will be selling Jaguar Heritage items to raise money for their famous museum in Browns Lane, Coventry.

Peter Neumark from Classic Motor Cars said: “We will have experts on hand to give advice about restoring and maintaining Jaguars but there will be many other Jaguar activities. We want all Jaguar E-type owners to take part in the Concours d'Elegance. Cars do not have to be pristine, it will be a fun event and there will be a variety of classes and prizes.”

The event will also see the launch of the Toy Jaguar Book by Michael Driver, which explores the world of Jaguar cars through the many toys and models, produced by manufacturers around the world

Paul Skilliter books will be selling some of their great books on Jaguar cars including Norman Dewis of Jaguar which Norman will be signing and Octane magazine will have available a special supplement to celebrate the 50 years of the E-type

The Maidenhead Static Model Club, Britain’s oldest and widest based model collectors’ club will be displaying a wide variety of Jaguar models, from tinplate through to diecast.

In the café area at the show will be an E-type art gallery created by ARTS BANK, which is owned by Bryan Goodall the Chairman of Vectis. Bryan has commissioned artist from his unique gallery based at Saltburn on Sea near Middlesbrough to create their own tribute to the Jaguar E-type in a series of unique limited edition prints.

'I am sure that many dealers will bring model Jaguars to sell,' said Barry Potter. 'And
We would like as many Jaguar Cars to turn up as possible including of course E-types.'

He added: 'They could make it a Jaguar E-type weekend by attending the our E-type Extravaganza on the Saturday and then travelling to Chelsea Auto Legends at the famous Chelsea Hospital on the Sunday for the second running of the famous
car show.'


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