The Jaguar E-Type, fifty two years on....

by Helen Hooker April. 27, 2013 4735 views

Kevin and I were lucky enough to be invited to the launch of the new Jaguar F-Type this evening at Goodwood House. The F-Type seems to have been the worst kept secret for months prior to its official launch. I saw one on the road last July, admittedly it was covered in camouflage but it did have a great big sign on the back bumper saying [] so they evidently weren't that keen on keeping it a secret! This evening's launch was a most enjoyable event - copious amounts of bubbly, tasty canapés, a speech from Olympic hurdler Sally Gunnell (who is also a local girl and a Jag driver) and, of course, the ceremonial unveiling of the new car. As it happens I took barely any useable photos of the F-Type as the light had all but gone by the time it was unveiled and there were people swarming around them all night. However, I was luckier with one of the gorgeous E-Types they also had on display and we had a very pleasant chat with her owners, Frances and John. In spite of my lack of successful photos the F-Type itself is a beautiful car and I'm sure, for those with at least £60,000 to spare, it drives beautifully!

I hadn't planned to convert my photos of this beautiful E-Type to black and white but there red lighting under the canopy created a very odd effect and rather distracted the eye from it's exquisite lines.

Kevin had to find out if the driver's seat fitted him, even if we do need to win the lottery before we can buy one!

Red was the colour theme of the evening, and that even included the rather elegant cupcakes!

Of course the Jaguar's British heritage was on show too, with Union Jack paper bags and red, white and blue jelly beans to go inside them!

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Matt Mckenna 7 years, 1 month ago

stunning pictures of a stunning car, thanks for sharing, love the 1st & 2nd

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Marsha 7 years, 1 month ago

What an interesting much to see! Nicely done, Helen!

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Sandra Vermeulen 7 years, 1 month ago

The angles of #1 and #5 I like very much.

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Pete 7 years, 1 month ago

I have always wanted one :-)

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Josy 7 years, 1 month ago

Everybody knows your passion for cars.... and you know how to pay them a great tribute !

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Antonio Gil 7 years, 1 month ago

You know how to pay tribute to a great car. #1 is fantastic.

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David Cardona 7 years, 1 month ago


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Ann Garratty 7 years, 1 month ago

Such beautiful elegant cars... sigh! The F-type is pretty, but not quite in the same class as the E-type

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Tom Thompson 7 years, 1 month ago

Beautiful car what a clasic

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G B 7 years, 1 month ago

I looooove jaguars! great set with wonderful details!

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Jacki 7 years, 1 month ago

Sounds like a fun event... beautiful old car!!

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Miclaud 7 years, 1 month ago

Well well...

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Vivienne Albiston 7 years, 1 month ago

Oh Great, brings back memories of an old boss who would offer me a lift in his pink e type to see me struggle to get in, in a tight knee length skirt...impossible without flashing underwear as you probably know. Love the angle on no1 .

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