15th May 2014, Jaguar Heritage Racing will be tackling the legendary Mille Miglia classic car endurance event from 15th of May until 18th of May. line up with top-name drivers, which will be traversed over 1,000 gruelling miles from Brescia,Rome,Brescia in ten of the most revered and sought-after historic Jaguar cars ever produced.
Household names from stage and screen, plus fashion, motor sport and music celebrities will campaign their assigned historic Jaguars through Northern and Central Italy for four tough but memorable days of hard driving. Spectators enthusiastically lining the Mille Miglia route will get to see examples of historically-significant Jaguar XKs, C-types and D-types shooting past them with well-known faces in the cockpits.
Leading American TV show host, Jaguar collector and classic car enthusiast , Jay Leno, will drive the famous ex-Sir James Scott-Douglas 1951 Jaguar XK 120 roadster, raced as part of the Ecurie Ecosse team in period.
Another famous 1951 XK 120 roadster, the ex-Duncan Hamilton racer registered LXF 731 will be shared by husband and wife team, Elliot and Erin Gleave. Elliot is known as successful British musician Example, with his wife Erin being the Australian TV presenter that he first met when she interviewed him for MTV channel.
Other significant Jaguar XK models on the Mille Miglia will include the ex-Jim Swift racing XK120 roadster, that will be driven by multiple award-winning British actor Jeremy Irons.
Jaguar Vehicle Integrity Chief Engineer, Mike Cross, will drive the famous ex-Stirling Moss Monthlery record-breaking XK120 Coupé, which carries the registration LWK 707. The author David Blakeley and model turned to TV presenter, Jodie Kidd, will share a stunning example of the Jaguar XK120, which was driven by Oscar-winning actor Daniel-Day Lewis in the 2013 event.
Jaguar Heritage Racing is also entering three well-known C-type racing cars, to be driven by celebrities as diverse as Belgian singer and songwriter, Milow (Jonathan Vandenbroeck), who will drive with Jaguar Land Rover Regional Director for Europe Bernard Kuhnt, and legendary AC/DC lead singer and car afficionado, Brian Johnson. Ex-Jaguar Le Mans 24 Hours race winner, Andy Wallace, will drive the Jaguar C-type which won the 1952 Reims Grand Prix with Formula 1 legend Sir Stirling Moss at the wheel.
Two motor racing greats ex-Jaguar Le Mans and World Sports Prototype Championship winner, Formula 1 driver and SKY F1 TV pundit, Martin Brundle, plus ex-Formula 1 racer, Bruno Senna, will share the well-known ‘Long Nose’ Jaguar D-type, the penultimate example built, registered 393 RW, as this legendary Jaguar model celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2014.
A number of new Jaguar F-TYPE Coupés will support the Jaguar Heritage Racing team, following the full Mille Miglia route through Italy with broadcast crews and a lot of VIP guests.
The drivers making up the Jaguar Heritage Racing team will be tweeting live throughout the entire event, which was famously once proclaimed as ‘The most beautiful race in the world’.