Alex Brundle pays homage to Jaguar E-type in beautiful 60th anniversary film

Alex Brundle takes a romantic look back at his special attempts to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Jaguar E-type by winning a British historic race.

The Adrian Flux sponsored professional driver set himself a challenge to cross the line first during 2021 – 60 years since the iconic Jag first captured the public’s hearts.

This film documents that journey, as well as revealing Alex’s love of the beautiful vehicle that is treasured by classic car fans around the world.

Alex Brundle on his very special Jaguar E-type challenge

The globally-recognised British driver and motorsport commentator talks throughout the video about his mission that took him and the iconic vehicle to Donington Masters Historic Festival, Brands Hatch Masters Historic Festival and the Classic: 2021 at Silverstone

Footage shows his efforts during the season as he took to three famous circuits in the car widely seen as one of the most popular that Jaguar has rolled off its production line. 

“With the 60th anniversary of the E-type I realised that, with Gary Pearson next to me who is very much ‘Mr E-type’, I had an opportunity to set myself a goal and a task and one that would mean something to people – to try and win a big British historic race in an E-type Jag,” said Alex at the start of the film. 

“The reason why that’s a challenge is because in historic racing Jaguar E-types are underpowered. They miss two cylinders, being a straight-six versus the V8 Cobras, the big V8 TVRs. So actually to make an E-type successful in that kind of racing is a bit of a project because you have to have the chassis absolutely right, you have to have the weight as low as possible. You have to have somebody like Gary in the corner sharing the wheel with you and go out there and learn about the cars.

“That’s the challenge I set myself and it’s a challenge that I want to mean something to E-type fans, fans of the most beautiful car in the world, arguably.”

But did Alex – who was joined by his dad Martin at the Silverstone race – manage to achieve his goal? Watch the 10-minute feature to find out.

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