Gallery: Jaguar Heritage classics at Coventry Motofest 2015

Jaguar celebrates 80 year anniversary with a moving display of priceless heritage cars in Coventry, including one-off XJ13 and D-Type

The second annual Coventry Motofest went off with a bang last weekend, partly thanks to Jaguar's extensive heritage presence. The British brand celebrated its 80th anniversary at the event, bringing along some of its most valuable and historic production cars and racers.

The Coventry Motofest is a relatively new event, and sees the Midlands city come to a halt in a gloriously loud three day festival of everything automotive. The city's ring road is closed off and turned into a street circuit, where everything from classic Le Mans racers, BTTC cars and drift teams showcase their talents in a cloud of noise and tyre smoke.

Alongside the moving activities at the free-to-attend Motofest, static displays of a vast variety of classic motors could be found dotted across the city, as well as new models and music festivities.

Jaguar invited us along as part of its anniversary celebrations, and gave us a special treat in the form of a fast ride-along lap in its heritage 1956 D-Type Long Nose, amongst a number of priceless heritage models, the new XE saloon and the F-Type Bloodhound SSC Rapid Response car.

Click on the image gallery and video link above to see details of the multi-million pound car collection tackling the Coventry ring-road.

Recommended

Jaguar Land Rover launches new car body development cycle
Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover launches new car body development cycle

JLR has entered a two-year material testing programme that will hopefully produce harder-wearing body panels for its future cars
21 Oct 2020
Jaguar Land Rover launches cabin noise cancelling system
News

Jaguar Land Rover launches cabin noise cancelling system

System from Jaguar Land Rover works similar to active noise cancelling on a pair of high-end headphones, to reduce wind and tyre noise
9 Oct 2020
Next generation Jaguar Land Rover interiors to be made from recycled plastic waste
Jaguar

Next generation Jaguar Land Rover interiors to be made from recycled plastic waste

Econyl - the popular recycled nylon textile - is coming to future Jaguar Land Rover interiors
28 Sep 2020
Jaguar Land Rover Aluminium Upcycling initiative to slash carbon emissions
Jaguar

Jaguar Land Rover Aluminium Upcycling initiative to slash carbon emissions

The use of end-of-life vehicles in addition to other recycled sources, will form part of Jaguar Land Rover’s drive towards zero-emission production
20 Aug 2020

Most Popular

New 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport turns up the wick to 296bhp
Volkswagen Golf GTI Hatchback

New 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport turns up the wick to 296bhp

The new Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport adds more power and gets an aero overhaul
13 Oct 2020
New Land Rover Discovery Sport PHEV 2020 review
Land Rover Discovery Sport

New Land Rover Discovery Sport PHEV 2020 review

The Land Rover Discovery Sport P300e plug-in hybrid promises 135mpg and an all-electric range of 38 miles, but does it deliver?
21 Oct 2020
Car exhaust smoke explained
British Steam Car
Tips & advice

Car exhaust smoke explained

Is your car suffering from a smoky exhaust? Our troubleshooting guide tells you the causes and what you need to do to fix it
22 Oct 2020