[collectibles] Coys Historical Festival, Rockingham UK - Pictures

Coy’s Festival was held at the new UK Rockingham Speedway for the first time
this year. I took the camera along and have now posted the best 80 odd of
over 200 pictures taken on the Sunday of this three day event.

The place is so new it isn’t even finished (schedule is a September
completion) as can be seen from the photos! However, it should prove to be a
welcome addition to UK race tracks as we don’t have any other oval banked
tracks here - since Brooklands that is.

The event included a major ‘Jaguar Legend’ element and auctions for cars and
automobilia (list of lots linked from web page). Most of the posted images
are of static cars but there are a few race pics taken from a less than ideal
position with some Cs and Ds at speed (not that many Jags in the races
anyway). XKs predominate throughout (major displays of same from XK Club)
along with the JDHT collection of Jaguar race and prototype cars from SS Cars
days through to the recent X100 SVO (alias the 6-speed manual XKR-R). Philip
Porter also kindly posed while signing a copy of his book on the restoration
of 9600 HP.

The original Ecurie Ecosse transporter was there (check pics against your
model of it!) and an S.S.I with original interior was up for auction but
needing some work from the buyer.

The range of Automobilia on offer at the auction was disappointing (unless
you were building a replica C or D type in which case there were a lot of
spares on offer). The major car on offer was Hawthorn’s 1955 Le Mans winning
D-Type (XKD505, Reg 774 RW). Estimate was UK400 - 600,000. Recreated around
the frame of the original car plus a contemporary production monocoque, it
was never going to make as much as OKV 2 did a while back. When it came to
the action, the bidding struggled between the floor and telephone to reach a
very modest UK350,000 plus commission to the lady bidder in the tent [maybe
the auctioneer announcing that Mansell has performed donuts on the track in
it the day before had something to do with this low price!]

http://www.jag-lovers.org/images/rham/

Info on the Rockingham track is at:

http://www.rockingham.co.uk/

Tony–
Tony (UK) [1998 XKR Coupe]
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Tony,

Thanks so much for making the photos available, they are wonderful! One of
my racing buddies and I have discussed making our next annual “road trip” to
a far flung racing event one in the UK. Your photos certainly make this
look like a great possibility.

This year we are off in July to Road America and Brian Redman’s little
vintage racing party there. Featured cars and personality are Jim Hall and
his Chaparrals.

Regards,

Jerry

J.N. (Jerry) Liudahl
Old Irish Racing - Eugene, Oregon
Jaguar - Alfa Romeo
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Subject: [collectibles] Coys Historical Festival, Rockingham UK -
Pictures

Coy’s Festival was held at the new UK Rockingham Speedway for the first time
this year. I took the camera along and have now posted the best 80 odd of
over 200 pictures taken on the Sunday of this three day event.

The place is so new it isn’t even finished (schedule is a September
completion) as can be seen from the photos! However, it should prove to be a
welcome addition to UK race tracks as we don’t have any other oval banked
tracks here - since Brooklands that is.

The event included a major ‘Jaguar Legend’ element and auctions for cars and
automobilia (list of lots linked from web page). Most of the posted images
are of static cars but there are a few race pics taken from a less than
ideal
position with some Cs and Ds at speed (not that many Jags in the races
anyway). XKs predominate throughout (major displays of same from XK Club)
along with the JDHT collection of Jaguar race and prototype cars from SS
Cars
days through to the recent X100 SVO (alias the 6-speed manual XKR-R). Philip
Porter also kindly posed while signing a copy of his book on the
restoration
of 9600 HP.

The original Ecurie Ecosse transporter was there (check pics against your
model of it!) and an S.S.I with original interior was up for auction but
needing some work from the buyer.

The range of Automobilia on offer at the auction was disappointing (unless
you were building a replica C or D type in which case there were a lot of
spares on offer). The major car on offer was Hawthorn’s 1955 Le Mans winning
D-Type (XKD505, Reg 774 RW). Estimate was UK400 - 600,000. Recreated around
the frame of the original car plus a contemporary production monocoque, it
was never going to make as much as OKV 2 did a while back. When it came to
the action, the bidding struggled between the floor and telephone to reach a
very modest UK350,000 plus commission to the lady bidder in the tent [maybe
the auctioneer announcing that Mansell has performed donuts on the track in
it the day before had something to do with this low price!]

http://www.jag-lovers.org/images/rham/

Info on the Rockingham track is at:

http://www.rockingham.co.uk/

Tony


Tony (UK) [1998 XKR Coupe]
Brochures: http://www.jag-lovers.org/brochures/
Collectibles: http://www.jag-lovers.org/collectibles/
Jaguar/Daimler Collectibles Exchange
http://www.jag-lovers.org/HyperNews/get/collectibles.html
Local JEC Site: http://www.jag-lovers.org/clubs/wsxjec/

Fantastic pictures Tony, Thank You
Alastair>Coy’s Festival was held at the new UK Rockingham Speedway for the first time