Jaguar Mk 2 birthday bash draws cars, crowd

Jaguar Mk 2 birthday bash draws cars, crowd

Classic Motor Cars restoration shop enjoys another anniversary party

Last year, British restoration shop Classic Motor Cars held a 25th anniversary party for itself and more than 2,000 people — including famed Jaguar test driver Norman Dewis — showed up, as did more than 100 vintage vehicles. 

“We expected a few hundred to turn up, but members of the public and cars just kept on coming throughout the day,” said Nigel Woodward, the company’s managing director.

The event was such a success that Classic Motor Cars did it again this year, except this time the party celebrated the 60th birthday of the Jaguar Mk 2. 

The scene at Classic Motor Cars celebration

Once again, several thousand people gathered at the company’s shop to see more than 70 of the historic Jaguars, plus more than 50 other vintage vehicles.

“This is the second time that CMC has organized an event of this scale here at our headquarters in Bridgnorth,” Woodward said. “The day turned out to be an unprecedented success with tremendous participation not only from Mark 2 owners but also from the owners of a huge variety of other classics, from Porsches to a Model T Ford.”

The event also raised money for the Hope House charity.

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