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Jaguar historians will love this, because outside of tis glossy, photo-heavy hardback format, it's essentially a series of records detailing the fate of every single racing Jaguar E-Type. The sheer number of cars involved means a densely-presented amount of data, but it's fascinating nonetheless. For such an iconic car, the story of the racing E-Types in general - rather than individual cars such as CUT 7 and the Linder-Nocker low-drag racer - hasn't enjoyed a dedicated book. Griffiths addresses this in his chronicle of British club racing - one that will be of significant use to the historic racing scene. - Classic Cars. There are good books, and then there are really good books. This book defiantly falls in the latter category. Author Peter Griffiths is a passionate E-Type owner and racing devotee, and all of that is evident from the moment you open this tome. The 224 pages are crammed with a life-time's worth of knowledge from the author, and it is all explained in a very readable stye. The amount of identification history, and mechanical specifications of particular cars is staggering. - The Jaguar Magazine. This comprehensive history of revolving around the Jaguar E-Type, and in particular its development as a competition car by 'privateers' (over 450 listed), fills a gap in this very busy section of the market and deserves a place on every enthusiast's bookshelf. - Retro Speed. This large format, profusely illustrated book covers such topics as early racing E-Types, the Lightweights, semi-Lightweights and Specials and perhaps the author's favourite era, that of the sometimes outrageous Modsports cars. xtraordinarily comprehensive indices occupy the whole of the second half of the book. Despite the wealth of literature already available on the E-Type Jaguar, Peter Griffiths' book covers much new ground. Invaluable to readers seeking information on individual cars, it's also one that no-one interested in the competition history of this iconic machine should be without. - Speedscene. If you have an interest in club motor sport, this book forms an ideal and charming account of the racing, rallying and pretty much all other activities privately owned E-Types got, and still get up to. The book drips with glorious retro images from venues such as Brands Hatch, Snetterton and Prescott. The world-beating names are still present, but punctuated by others like John Oxborough (who raced heavily modified versions), John Burbidge and Brian Spicer. The tracing of many of the original cars via their number plates shows the level of detail and research that's gone into it. One for the enthusiast. - Motor Sport. What sets this book apart is that it's about racing E-Types as a whole, not just Lightweights, or those driven by superstar drivers. To say that it's comprehensive is something of an understatement. Tracing the often-complex history of racers is no mean feat, and the level of detail and lists of racing E-Types - more than 450 in all - make this book a go-to resource in this respect, plus there's an index of the drivers that raced them. Page after page of wonderful period photographs and pictures - more than 400, in fact, many of which have never been published before - accompany this knowledgeable work, and its easy-to-read style means you don't feel bogged down by the many facts. It's unusual that the text is first person and, at times, subjective and anecdotal, but this simply serves as a reminder of the passion and enthusiasm behind it. - Classic & Sports Car.

Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende

Peter Griffiths is a retired chartered accountant with a lifelong passion for Jaguar motorcars - especially the E-type. He had his first Jaguar at the age of 18 and has owned nearly every model since, including several racing E-types. He was the treasurer/director of the Jaguar Drivers Club in the 1980s, as well as acting on the events and social committee, and E-type register. He served as a race official at many Jaguar Club race meetings, and has written several articles for The Jaguar Enthusiast Magazine, making him well-positioned to know first-hand the cars he has written about in this book.

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