Jaguar Mk 2 birthday bash draws cars, crowd

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More than 70 historic Jaguar Mk 2 models were among the more than 100 historic cars on display | Classic Motor Cars photos

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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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the Web and becoming the author of more than 15 books. In addition to being Editorial Director at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times, writes a weekly automotive feature for The Detroit News and is an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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  1. Am interested in purchasing a mark 2 fully restored.Should you have any cars in mind I would appreciate referral.thks len Ackerman east hampton ny

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