12 - 13 June 2021 - Shelsley Walsh
CELEBRATING 60 YEARS since the LAUNCH of the E-TYPE and the SPECTACULAR 'SWINGING SIXTIES’
This weekend will be action-packed with activity on the hill each day and all day, together with entertainment focused on the '60s and its outrageous trends.
Featuring 9600 HP the original launch press car and the oldest Jaguar E-type.
Including a display of all 13 models of
E-type and introducing guest star the
Mini - unique icons of the '60s combining to illustrate the revolution in car design and lifestyle.
The Series II and Series III E-type, the latter with the brilliant new V12 engine, propel us into the '70s where 1960s' Op Art is superseded by flower power and the hippy culture.
ABOUT E-TYPE 60
A fun packed event focused on the '60s and early '70s and all their outrageous trends. Join 9600 HP the original launch press car, hundreds of E-types and Minis, as we celebrate and pay tribute to these game-changing icons.
Experience the oldest racetrack in the world still in use.
Enjoy watching demonstration runs and a competitive speed hillclimb – as well as the chance to take a spin up the track yourself.
Photo: E-types at our XK70 spectacular in 2018
A unique event celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the E-type featuring 9600 HP, the original launch press car.
Experience the oldest racetrack in the world still in use. Enjoy watching demonstration runs and a competitive speed hillclimb – as well as the chance to take a spin up the track yourself.
All this plus historic cars, competitions, prizes, displays, entertainment, personalities and live theatre – to include forums, Q&A sessions with a panel of Jaguar experts and much, much more.
Period dress encouraged – but not compulsory.
E-type History & Style
For many the E-type is simply the most beautiful car ever produced. They top every poll.
Jaguar’s heritage is second to none with seven Le Mans wins (five in the 50s and two in the 60s), international rally successes, record-breaking, race wins on every continent and a loyal following in Hollywood with many of the biggest stars of the day.
To many the E-type is simply the greatest sports car of all time. It has everything: sensuous sculptural beauty, allied to superb performance, as proven by its successful career on the race track, and, above all, is a fantastically enjoyable car to drive and utterly usable. This beauty is no prima donna.
Our 'E-type 60' event in June at Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb is designed to be a fitting tribute to the sensational E-type and a fabulous celebration of the car and the period into which it was born, a period when people and cars could be free spirits.
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The local charity we are supporting for E-type 60 is:
Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is responsible for funding and operating three air ambulance helicopters and two critical care cars serving the communities of six Midlands counties: Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, the West Midlands and Worcestershire. This constitutes the largest air ambulance operating region in the UK. The charity also provides secondary cover to surrounding areas, such as Warwickshire and Mid Wales.
We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to E-type 60.
We have been making plans to ensure that this will be a safe end enjoyable event with visitors' wellbeing uppermost in our minds. We will be implementing safety precautions in line with the UK Government's advice at the time and will publicise all such measures on the event website