The Lavant Cup race at the Goodwood Revival 2014 was held Saturday, September 13th at the 2.4-mile Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, England. This year’s Saturday feature race showcased a grid exclusively made up of Jaguar D-Type variants, in celebration of the model’s 60th anniversary.
The Jaguar D-type, a winner of the Le Mans 24-hours three years in a row in the 1950s, was celebrated at the Goodwood Revival. Thirty examples of Malcolm Sayer’s memorable design took part in a mouth-watering parade, the largest gathering of such cars in history. Their numbers included the former works car that won at Le Mans in 1955, driven by Mike Hawthorn and Ivor Bueb, and the ex-Ecurie Ecosse victor in 1957, a year in which D-types took five of the top six places.
Jaguar’s insatiable test driver, Norman Dewis, now in his nineties, was, in 1954, the first to drive a D-type, the prototype, OKV 501. He showed his continuing enthusiasm by taking part in the parade. The car, still owned by Jaguar, was another of the D-types present today.
Many of the cars that had taken part in the parade then competed in a 25-minute race, held exclusively for D-types and their exotic road going equivalents, the XKSSs. The contest, which included Le Mans winners Derek Bell and Andy Wallace, was won by serial Goodwood victor Gary Pearson in his 1955 ‘long-nose’ version. “One of the most beautiful cars I have driven,” remarked Bell, who was racing a D-type for only the second time.
Similar to the one-model Fordwater Trophy 2011 race for Jaguar E-Types, the 2012 Shelby Cup for AC Cobras and the Whitsun Trophy 2013 race for Ford GT40s, Senior Photographer Tim Scott also documented the Lavant Cup race for Jaguar D-Types at the 2014 Goodwood Revival. We split up Tim’s pictures into two galleries. The first gallery starting below features our favorite images, all displayed in the full-width view of Sports Car Digest, while the second gallery and race results can be found on the last page of the article and gives a comprehensive view of all the photographs. To see more from Tim, visit fluidimages.co.uk.
Goodwood Revival 2014 – Jaguar D-Type Featured Photo Gallery
The unauthorized use and/or duplication of any editorial or photographic content from SportsCarDigest.com without express and written permission from the publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to SportsCarDigest.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.