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by David Zalstein

Sir Stirling Moss will jump back behind the wheel of the original Jaguar C-type he drove to victory in the 1952 Reims Grand Prix in France as part of the second Donington Historic Festival in May.

Moss will complete demonstration laps at the Donington Park circuit in the Jaguar C-type XKC 005 to mark the 60th anniversary of the landmark 1952 win – the first-ever race victory in a car equipped with disc brakes.

While Moss’s illustrious career only ended last year when he retired from racing at the age of 81, the car has some history too. Apart from the historic Reims Grand Prix win, the famous MDU 212-plated Jaguar C-type also competed at the 1952 Monaco Grand Prix, took wins at Boreham and Turnberry and second at Goodwood the same year and ran in the 1953 Italian endurance event the Mille Miglia.

The Donington Historic Festival will see Group C sports cars, Historic touring cars, Formula 2s and E-type Jaguars also hit the black-top.




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