High-speed homage to Ecurie Ecosse at Goodwood

Last weekend, the Goodwood Revival celebrated the 60th anniversary of Ecurie Ecosse’s glorious 1-2 finish at the 24hs of Le Mans in 1957.

This was the second consecutive triumph for the Scottish competition team in the most famous resistance race of all, and the third consecutive for the Jaguar D-Type, which on the other hand occupied positions 1, 2 , 3, 4 and 6 in that edition.

The team's most iconic cars gathered to mark the occasion and the high-speed celebration parade turned into the largest collection of pre-1966 Ecurie Ecosse vehicles to be ever seen in one place.

The line-up included the Le Mans-winning D-Type from 1957 with four more Ds, several C-types, the two Ecosse Imps, both the Lister-Jaguars, all four Tojeiros, the Cooper Monaco, the Austin Healey Sprite, the sole-remaining XK120, the Connaught Type A and even the legendary transporter.

Amongst the C-Types was the last one to run in Ecurie Ecosse colours, which has been restored and is regularly maintained by CMC.

The car was bought by Sir James Scott Douglas to race in the 1953 season. Having been restored, it spent many years in the USA before its current owner brought it back to the UK in 2006. More recently, it competed in the Mille Miglia twice as part of the Jaguar Heritage team.

Each day, the cars were piped out of the assembly area by the Pipes and Drums of the London Scottish Regiment.


Images: CMC's Peter Neumark & Nigel Woodward leading the field in the last C-Type to run in Ecurie Ecosse colours during the 60th anniversary high-speed celebrations at this year's Goodwood Revival.


Photos courtesy of Wouter Melissen ©