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Coventry Motofest 2019

Saturday 1st June 10:00am to Sunday 2nd June 5:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS NOW ENDED

Contact web: www.coventrymotofest.com

Location: Greyfriars Green, Coventry City Centre, CV1 1DY

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1974 E-type Group 44

1984 TWR XJ-S Group European Touring Car Championship Winner

Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust are taking 6 of the cars from our Collection to Coventry Motofest this year.  Motofest is a motoring festival unlike any other in England, based in Coventry, UK providing a unique blend of motorsport demonstrations, static displays, live music and anything else with a connection to Coventry and transport.

 

Project 7

1987 Jaguar Turbo Charged XJS 4X4

The Trust cars will be lined up at the top of the slip road opposite Greyfriars Green – perfectly placed so that we just have to fire them up and go forwards, straight onto the Ring Road.

You’ll know when we fire up the two racing cars – the Group 44 E-type and the championship winning TWR XJS as the surrounding buildings will shake.

 

Although with modern cars you press the start button, put it in gear and off you go, but this is not the case with our racing cars.  We have to run them for about 10 minutes to bring the oil and engine coolant up to a proper temperature.  So if you want to get up close and personal when we fire them up come over about 15 minutes our scheduled start time.  Just a note of caution – if you have small children, they may find it VERY noisy.

XJR Nurburgring Taxi

400 bhp Jaguar XKR-R Prototype

Our 6 cars are:

Group 44 E-type        TWR XJS

Project 7                         4X4 Turbo XJS

‘Ring’ Taxi                    XKR-R Prototype

 

 

With the support of Coventry City Council, Motofest closes half of Coventry Ring Road which is then under the control of MSA Marhalls and used for timed competition runs, interspersed with demonstration sessions.

The Trust will not allow our cars to be used for timed competitions but we take the opportunity of the demonstration sessions to use some of our historic race cars on the public highway, using them as intended and putting on a great spectacle for the thousands of visitors who flock to the city over Motofest weekend.