Jaguars coming to north Northumberland

A group of sensational Jaguar E-types are coming to north Northumberland.
A group of sensational Jaguar E-types are coming to north Northumberland.

Motoring fans should keep an eye out for a group of sensational Jaguar E-types making their way through north Northumberland later this month.

The E-type Club Round Britain Coastal Drive (RBCD), supporting Prostate Cancer UK, is due to leave Marshall Meadows Hotel in Berwick at 9.30am on Sunday, September 25, heading south to that evening’s stop at Bridlington in Yorkshire.

More than 160 E-types from around the world will be participating in the 18-day, 3,600-mile event. Some will be doing just one stage, others all 18.

This event, which is believed to be unique, is the brainchild of author Philip Porter, who recently recovered from prostate cancer. He will be driving the entire route in his red E-type convertible, 848 CRY, which appeared in the iconic film, The Italian Job.

Supporters of the RBCD include Jools Holland, Brian Johnson, Jeremy Clarkson, Martin Brundle, Murray Walker and F1 legend Ross Brawn who will be driving one of his E-types on two stages.

The drive starts and ends at Goodwood. Tomorrow, five-time Le Mans winner Derek Bell will flag away 70 cars as they drive up the famous hill-climb. The event concludes with a lap of the famous circuit on Thursday, September 29.