You were there: Jaguar E-type's debut race at Oulton Park, 1961

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Our recent story featuring Damon Hill driving his father’s E-type, the first competition entry of the model, prompted Nick Rowe to send us these excellent photographs. They were taken by his father who was present at that 1961 Oulton Park meeting which saw the design’s race debut and its maiden victory in a 25-lap event in the hands of Graham Hill

Graham Hill in his winning Jaguar E-type at Oulton Park in 1961

Graham Hill signs autographs for the crowd after taking the E-type’s inaugural win in Tommy Sopwith’s ECD 400. He is perched in the third E-type at the meeting, 1600 RW

Jaguar E-type driven by Roy Salvadori at Oulton Park in 1961

The second E-type contesting the event was BUY 1, the John Coombs entry, which Roy Salvadori took to third place

Jaguar E-type at Oulton Park in 1961

1600 RW appeared at the event in a spectator role. It was the fourth E-type built and the first to be sold to a member of the public


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