In 1948 Jaguar unleashed the stunning XK 120 sports car.
Cherished by Hollywood stars and racing drivers alike, it helped launch the careers of Stirling Moss and future World Champion, Phil Hill. Officially the fastest production car in the world, the XK led Britain’s post-war ‘export or die’ campaign, earning vital dollars, siring five Le Mans winners and triumphing in international rallies.
Over 100 XK 120s, 140s and 150s will be driving stages of the 18-day, 3,500-mile ‘XK Club Road Britain Coastal Drive, supporting Prostate Cancer UK‘.
They will be flagged away from the start at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu by the legendary Murray Walker OBE.
Four drivers are doing all 18 stages, including author Philip Porter who had the original idea for this adventure after recovering from prostate cancer.
Notable entries include one car from the USA and one from Holland. Some 289 stage bookings have been taken so far but they are still rolling in.