We had a great weekend at Donington for this years Historic Festival. This year we had the Jaguar XK140 of Joao Mira-Gomez and the Bill Thomas Cheetah of Ian Burford. Both cars were out for their first races of 2019 following successful test sessions. The XK140 ran great all weekend but the Cheetah’s running was sadly cut short after being picked up in a collision between the two cars in front. The XK140 will be back out out Thruxton in a couple of weeks. The Cheetah will be back out following repairs.
This long cold winter finally broke in time for this years Donington Historic Festival. We had just the one car this year, the Jaguar XK140 of Joao Mira-Gomes competing in Motor Racing Legends Woodcote Trophy. This car comes over from Portugal to compete in the UK every season. Next race for the big cat will be Silverstone Classic.
It has been a hugely busy week but we are here at Donington with 3 cars ready to race at this weekends historic festival. The Jaguar XK140 is back from Portugal with Joao Mira-Gomes competing in the Woodcote Trophy. Mike Haigh is out for the first time since his Goodwood podium in March. This time however he will be piloting his 1958 Ford Falcon in the HRDC Touring Greats race. Finally Larry Tucker will be out in the Shelby GT350R for the cars second ever appearance.
The Dolomite Sprint of John and Alun Edwards has been in prior to this weekends Donington Historic Festival. A few oil leaks needed some attention as well as some tuning adjustments on the rolling road.
Back for the 2015 season is the Mira-Gomez Jaguar XK140. We picked the car up from Dover last week and put it straight on the lift for a quick prep prior to this weekends Woodcote Trophy race at the Donington Historic Festival. The car will also be competing at Masters Historic festival at Brands Hatch and the Silverstone Classic.