The Goodwood Revival is all about preserving history, and Jaguar’s heritage is rich with racing success. In 2012, Jaguar Heritage Racing was formed to supplement the activities of the Jaguar Heritage Trust, which itself is tasked with preserving historically significant Jaguar models.
As the name implies, Jaguar Heritage Racing campaigns select Jaguar models at vintage racing events throughout Europe. After racking up class victories at this year’s Monaco Historique, the Le Mans Classic and the Nürburgring AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix, Jaguar will be bringing C-type and D-type racers to this week’s Goodwood Revival.
The C-type cars will compete for the Freddie March Memorial Trophy, while the D-types will run for the Sussex Trophy. Also running will be a Jaguar Mk. 7 Saloon, entered by Jaguar Heritage Racing’s partner in vintage competition, JD Classics. The Mk 7 will be competing for the St. Mary’s trophy with co-drivers Derek Hood and Andy Wallace.
Of the Goodwood Revival, Jaguar’s global brand director, Adrian Hallmark, said, “It showcases some of the finest and most successful race cars ever built and I am proud that we are able to bring the rich heritage of Jaguar to life; both on track and as part of our bespoke displays.”
Jaguar Heritage Racing will recap its 2012 vintage racing season in a one-minute movie, scheduled for release on October 1. In the mean time, the above trailer gives you a good idea of what to expect from both the video and this weekend’s Goodwood Revival.