Norman Dewis Tribute with JEC at Classic Motor Show at the NECFriday 8th November to Sunday 10th November
The Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust have teamed up with the Jaguar Enthusiast’s Club (JEC) to put on a tribute to Norman Dewis across the Show weekend. We are providing three of the most famous cars from our Collection, all three of which Norman actually drove.
1954 Jaguar D-type Prototype OVC 501 Chassis Number XKC401 – this is the first D-type (with a C-type chassis number) which Norman tested, first in England and then at Le Mans.
1961 Jaguar E-type Roadster 77 RW – this is the car that Norman famously drove to Geneva, non-stop, overnight – to provide additional capacity for press drives at the launch of the E-type.
1966 XJ13 (above)- tested by Norman which was rebuilt after he famously rolled it at the MIRA test track, and walked away unharmed.
Joining together classic car enthusiasts from all over the UK and beyond, the 2018 classic car show graced the halls of Birmingham’s NEC once again. Covering over one million square feet – that’s about 18 football pitches – more than 3,000 iconic classic and vintage cars and motorbikes were showcased.
The Classic Motor Show brought together the UK’s leading classic car dealers who offered a wealth of marques to suit all needs and pockets. A diverse mix of rare and loved motors spanning more than 100 years were shared with us by the dedicated members of 300 clubs, making the 2018 show the WORLD’s largest gathering of classic vehicle clubs.
The 2019 show promises to be even bigger and better.