1967 Jaguar E-Type Racing Series 1

Work Begins Again

Now that our 1967 Jaguar E-Type Racing Series 1 is back in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop, classic car technician Jonn has begun his work

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East Coast Mini Club

Our 1967 Jaguar E-Type Racing Series 1 received some attention in the East Coast Mini Club Facebook group recently. The names of Bridge Classic Cars

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An E-Type Returns

Our 1967 Jaguar E-Type Racing Series 1 has recently returned to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop. Coming back to be re-painted, it won’t be too

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Awaiting Parts…

Our 1967 Jaguar E-Type Race car is feeling rather poorly at the moment and is awaiting a new clutch from Norfolk Clutch and Brake who

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Jaguar’s 9 Lives

Our custom build Jaguar E-Type race car has come back into the workshop for a new pressure plate as the one we’d fit had shattered

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Jaguar At Dawn

The dawn chorus sounded a little different this morning. Accompanying the chirping birds on their morning song was the rumbling purr of an E-Type. Craig

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2020 In Reflection

It goes without saying, 2020 has been tough for everyone but there have been some positives! Bridge Classic Cars turned 16, we welcomed in more

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Friday Snapshot

Another week has flown by! Once again we’ve had photoshoots, new arrivals and spectacular developments on our current projects. Behind the scenes and sneak peeks

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Workshop Walkabout

Our week has been very busy with two photoshoots at the start of the week and new projects arriving in the workshop. Tr6’s new hood

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Friday Snapshot

We’ve been very busy this week with winners and photoshoots as well as ongoing works to our current projects! Check out the news section of

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Workshop Walkabout

There’s been a lot going with week already and its only Wednesday! Take a look at what’s been going on s far. Range Rover Sport

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Moves like Jaguar

From purring to roaring, we’ve seen this Jaguar E-Type race car grow from start to finish. The project itself has been the epitome of Bridge

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Workshop Walkabout

We had a walkabout this workshop this afternoon to see what everyone’s up to. One of our classic car technicians Pete has the 1996 Nissan

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The Jag’s All Geared Up

Our superstar seamstress Kath in our trim shop has been designing and manufacturing a bespoke gear knob for the 1967 Jaguar E-Type Racing car. She’s

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An E-Type Photoshoot – How we captured our 1967 Jaguar Series 1 Racing E-Type for Auction

Our 1967 Jaguar E-Type Racing Series 1 is for sale by auction right now on Car & Classic.

To prepare for this, Tom and Myself headed over to the former RAF Bentwaters to shoot the car during the worst flooding scene in our area for nearly 40 years.

After gently driving the road-going racer across the site and into the infamous Hush House (the former engine test facility when the base was active). After getting the car in position, we took our time to carefully clean down the car ready for the shoot. It looked incredible under the down lights in the stark and industrial building, a complete contrast against its vibrant and eye catching Volcano Orange paintwork. After the car was cleaned down, we head into the control room where so many test engineers had gone before and hit the lights…

This wasn’t going to be like any other shoot though. We had decided to try something different and really push ourselves creatively in a short amount of time. Thinking back to the incredible photo shoot with our Chevron Formula 2 car, which had been shot by Freddie several years before in the same place, we decided to capture the racing E-Type using long exposures and carefully painting light across the bodywork and accents of the car as well as trying light painting through the background to give it a little more of an ethereal, artistic feel.

Here are some of the results:

Using our tripod and the cameras exposures set to around between 10 and 30 seconds, with the cameras light sensitivity turned all the way down. We began capturing the exterior shots of the car. With myself on the controls of the camera and Tom armed with a single diffused studio light (connected to a portable power pack), we began to slow work our way around the car using the studio light to paint the light over certain areas of the car to give it correct exposure but also to amplify the wonderful form and curves of the vintage E-Type.

Because of the amount of moisture in the air (we shot this at the height of the local storms, and hence why the car was shot inside) the headlights remained fogged up which adds to the vicious look of this road-going racer.

To capture the detail shots of the car, or ‘beauties’ as we refer to them here in the marketing department, we adopted the same approach of carefully dancing the highlights across the bodywork after triple checking the triple checks to make sure the focus was laser sharp on the area we needed.

Things like the Monza filler, a distinct feature on our E-Type, or the quintessential rear lights all had to be captured this way. Although more time consuming, allowed us to achieve the best result. For a few hours, it was a case of systematically going through every angle and aspect of the car with Tom, to capture everything that we needed. The trickiest part of the shoot, was actually the interior.

Because most the interior is covered by the roof, it tends to be the darkest aspect of the car. It’s also the easiest part to be able to see reflections in as almost from every angle you have a glass surface.

Once all of the essential photos were ticked off the list, it gave myself and Tom a bit of time to experiment with some more ‘artistic’ style shots to round off the shoot and add a sense of flair to this one of a kind classic.

Continuing with the use of long exposures to capture enough light to correctly show the car but also show off the menacing and purposeful character of our E-Type, we decided to play with highlights and framing. Using the torches on our smart phones, we worked our way round the car at speed to highlight the haunches and lines, while also creating patterns and shapes to display the car inside of what was essentially a stark and empty background.

The results, are something that we as a team are very proud of capturing for the auction of the car with our friends at Car & Classic.

Also, we offer full photo shoots with your pride and joy by the team here at Bridge Classic Cars. Click here and inquire.

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Work Begins Again

Now that our 1967 Jaguar E-Type Racing Series 1 is back in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop, classic car technician Jonn has begun his work on getting it ready to get back out on the road.

In the early stages of this new round of work, we are looking forward to seeing what the future holds for our racing E-Type.

It’s Back In The Workshop

After being securely stored at The Hangar for the last few weeks, the time has finally come for our 1967 Jaguar E-Type Racing Series 1 to come back into the Bridge Classic Cars workshop in preparation for its transformation to begin.

By the time it leaves us, it will look very different to its current racing persona and we are very much looking forward to seeing it move into the next chapter of its life.

East Coast Mini Club

Our 1967 Jaguar E-Type Racing Series 1 received some attention in the East Coast Mini Club Facebook group recently.

The names of Bridge Classic Cars Directors, Gordon and Craig Ranson can be seen on the car.

Our racing E-type is back with us and we are very much looking forward to getting it running and ready for more photo opportunities in the future.

An E-Type Returns

Our 1967 Jaguar E-Type Racing Series 1 has recently returned to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop.

Coming back to be re-painted, it won’t be too long before this impressive car looks very different to how it does now.

As you can see from the pictures below, even in the trailer, it is a fantastic-looking Jaguar!

We love having unique vehicles in the workshop and this certainly fits the bill.

Featured – SuffolkAndFast with our incredible 1967 Jaguar Series 1 Racing E-Type

Our friend, SuffolkandFast, shared this a little while ago and it got us feeling all nostalgic about our 1967 Jaguar E Type Series 1 Racer that we built in house.

Mike drove the racer for the photo and video shoot of the car. We at Bridge Classic Cars are massively proud of this project which was entirely built by our amazing in-house team from the ground up. To watch the video that we made to go along with the car, just click on the video below.

A New Home – The Final Journey of our 1967 Jaguar E Type Racing Series 1

The day has come. Our beloved 1967 E Type Racer has left the building to start its new life on the twisting roads around Blackpool with its very lucky new owner.

Those who have been following along with the story of this Volcano Orange E Type will have seen the amazing film and also the wonderful article in Car & Classic about the car. But, like all good things they must come to an end. Our time with this fun in-house built E Type at Bridge Classic Cars has come to an end.

Carefully loaded into our very own enclosed transporter, and safely secured down by our in-house transportation team it was on the first journey of its new life far from us here at Bridge Classic Cars in Suffolk.

As it left, the Bridge Classic Cars team thought about the good times that have been had with this brightly coloured flash of fury. The hours of hard work, devotion and fanatical attention to detail put in by all the members of our highly skilled and enthusiast led team. The film shoot with SuffolkandFast on a misty and foggy morning up at RAF Bentwaters or our very own in-house marketing guru Freddie driving the car back from Helmingham Festival of classic and sportscars while it popped, banged and spat flames as it passed the pub filled with local enthusiasts thanks to its rebuilt engine.

But as the doors closed on our bespoke transporter, we could all smile and know it was going off to be loved and cherished by its new owner. To live and breathe on new roads high above the north/south divide where an entirely new group of enthusiasts and bystanders can enjoy and appreciate this remarkable, one-off road racer.

Live Auction 1967 Jaguar E-Type: Reserve Met

Our one-of-a-kind E-Type is available to purchase through Car and Classic auctions. The reserve has been met and this auction will be coming to a close on Thursday 26th August at 9.00 pm. View the listing here.

It’s not often that a competition-spec E-Type comes up on the open market, and even rarer that a road-registered, fully rebuilt and extensively upgraded example rears its head.


Offering the unique opportunity to buy a virtually brand-new E-Type 2+2 with numerous enhancements that both improve the performance and usability of the car, this gorgeous Volcano Orange example has been finished to the highest standards and has evidently been a true ‘passion project’ for the builders – an opportunity too good to miss, and likely one that will never be repeated. 


Be sure to get your bids in thick and fast if you want a chance to own this stunning S1 E-Type.

Bridge Classic Cars at the 2021 Helmingham Hall Festival of Classic and Sports Cars

What a weekend! Now we’re back at base, it’s time for a re-cap of another classic car-fueled weekend. After a canceled 2020 show, Helmingham hall played backdrop for a wonderful show. Charlotte and the Bridge team were all at the show to present our restoration projects and current competition lineup. We even closed out the show by drawing the winner of our 1959 Jaguar MK1 which was Shaun Clarke, with ticket number 1486.

Here are a few snaps we took at the show.

Were you at the show? It was lovely to meet so many of you yesterday.

Race Car’s New Clutch

We’ve now received the new clutch for our 1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Race Car which can be fitted to replace the faulty one. We’ve also manufactured a bracket for the starter motor as it wasn’t engaging. Once everything is fitted back together again, it will need a test drive to understand if it is running correctly or not.

Faulty Flywheel Replaced

We’ve now got the new clutch in for our 1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Race Car which suffered from a faulty flywheel. Now with the new part, we hope this one will be able to handle the speed.

Awaiting Parts…

Our 1967 Jaguar E-Type Race car is feeling rather poorly at the moment and is awaiting a new clutch from Norfolk Clutch and Brake who are fabricating a new heavy duty clutch.

Jaguar’s 9 Lives

Our custom build Jaguar E-Type race car has come back into the workshop for a new pressure plate as the one we’d fit had shattered and fractured during one of our test drives. Unfortunately, the element was faulty, thus leading to this dramatic fracture. Our beloved Jaguar has gone from a roar to a pur but we’ll have it back up and running soon.

We’ve also found that the clutch slave cylinder was leaking which we are now endeavouring to fix.