Tuesday, May 31, 2016

campaigned 2wice in La Carrera Panamericana, in 1953 and 1954. Imagine for a moment... taking a brand new Jaguar for a race through Mexico. With the bad roads of the 1950s

Very cool paint, the stripes over the wheels, and the louvers in the Mexican natl colors...

XKC 029 was originally exported via the Californian Jaguar dealer Hornburg to Mexico. It ran in both the 1953 and 1954 Carrera Panamericana races with sponsorship from the state of Mexico ‘Estado de Mexico’ in 1953 and ‘Veracruz’ in 1954, making it the only Jaguar C-Type to have competed on the original Carrera Panamericana. The driver for both years was local legend ‘Paco’ Ibarra and in 1954 he was partnered by Nickey Pinal.

Highly original throughout, it has been returned to its 1954 livery and caused a stir at the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed where it was demonstrated on behalf of the owner. It was then invited that August to attend The Quail in California where it won its class.

Found on http://www.race2play.com/homepage/show_blog_posts/4352


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