Built specifically with the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans in mind, this Tojeiro-Jaguar was commissioned by David Murray of Ecurie Ecosse for the 1959 racing season and raced at Le Mans as well as the RAC Tourist Trophy at Goodwood that year. Many years later would later join the Ecurie Ecosse collection of Mr. Dick Skipworth who prepared the car for historic racing in 1995. Since then, the Tojeiro-Jaguar has been a regular front runner in the historic racing scene around the U.K. and has always been a crowd favorite at the Goodwood Revival, even returning to Le Mans for the 2018 Le Mans Classic.
After years of success in historic racing, it was decided that the car would be fully restored and further prepared for continued use in historic racing by ADP under the supervision and management of DK Engineering. With work beginning in mid-2019, the car was finally completed by mid-2020.
Its first event was the Lavant Cup at the Goodwood Speedweek in October of that year. With James Cottingham at the wheel, a fierce battle for the lead ensued between the Tojeiro-Jaguar and a Maserati Tipo 61 ‘Birdcage’ driven by Marino Franchitti, with the Tojeiro-Jaguar finishing in second place by less than a second.
In May of 2021, it was entered in the Donington Historic Festival. Driven there by James Cottingham and Olly Bryant in the Woodcote and Stirling Moss Trophy, the pair had a thrilling battle with Chris Ward in a Lister-Jaguar but managed to take the checkered flag and overall win.
Considering its recent restoration and subsequent success, this Ecurie Ecosse Tojiero-Jaguar will surely remain at the front of the pack for years to come.
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