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E-Type 60th Anniversary Tour to Geneva -March 2021

Saturday 6th March to Sunday 14th March

Event Contact Name: Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust

Contact email: Etype60@JaguarHeritage.Com

Location: British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire, CV35 0BJ, Tour to - Geneva Motor Show, Palexpo, next to Geneva Cointrin International Airport.

Add to Calendar03/06/21 12:00 am03/14/21 11:59 pmEurope/LondonE-Type 60th Anniversary Tour to Geneva -March 2021British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire, CV35 0BJ, Tour to - Geneva Motor Show, Palexpo, next to Geneva Cointrin International Airport.

Sir William Lyons
with E-type 9600 HP
at Geneva – 1961

E-type 60th Anniversary Tour to Geneva

Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust (JDHT) is planning a tour to Geneva in March 2021 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the launch of the Jaguar E-type.

JDHT ran a very successful tour in 2011 to celebrate the 50th anniversary and for 2021 we are taking at least 60 E-types to Geneva – including the first roadster 77 RW, and the last, HDU 555N.

The event will start over the weekend of Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th March 2021, based at the JDHT Collection at the British Motor Museum in Gaydon and will include a ‘start of event’ dinner.  The tour participants will be flagged off the following morning from the Collection Centre heading across the south of England crossing the channel via the Eurotunnel.

Unlike Norman Dewis who completed his ‘Dash to Geneva’ overnight we will take a leisurely route over several days to reach Geneva around 11th March for the Geneva Motor Show.

The tour will be accompanied by a JDHT support team including trained Jaguar technicians.  We are pleased to be working in partnership with Jaguar Classic on this Tour and together we are sure participants will have a truly unique experience.

Our ‘expressions of interest’ list for this event is now closed.

We had planned to publish the full itinerary and confirm the entry price by the end of March 2020.  However the problems with the COVID-19 Pandemic mean we haven’t been able to make as much progress as we wished.

Planning for the Tour is proceeding, as we all hope that the COVID-19 crisis will be over by March of next year.  The outline plan for the Tour is now set and we have booked hotels for all the nights.  We are still trying to confirm some of the daytime checkpoint locations and lunch stops and inevitably this is taking longer than would be the case under normal circumstances.  The outline route is also planned but this needs to be driven, a couple of times, for us to complete the route book.

We hope to be able to confirm everything by the end of April but, as none of us know how the next few weeks will pan out, this may slip.

At the moment there is nothing for possible participants to do. We have details of everyone who has expressed an interest and you do not need to make a decision to either cancel or participate at this stage.

For now just keep the following dates in your diary

Start Date – Saturday 6 March 2021 – Registration day at British Motor Museum at Gaydon, Warwickshire
Sunday 7 March – 10:00 start – first driving day
Thursday 11 March – we plan to arrive in Geneva
There will be an end of event dinner on Friday 12 March 2021 with Friday night being the last night of the formal Tour
JDHT personnel are planning to drive back from Geneva to home over the 2 days Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 March.

Stay safe and we will update you as soon as we can.