WOODHAM MORTIMER BRINGS ICONIC BRITISH RACERS TO SILVERSTONE CLASSIC 2019
- Woodham Mortimer customers campaigning four historic cars to world’s largest classic motor racing festival
- Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar XK120 and Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica to compete in Woodcote Trophy
- Archie Scott-Brown Lister Jaguar Costin racing in Stirling Moss Trophy
- Bentley 3/4½ litre featured in Bentley Centenary Race
Woodham Mortimer, the leading race preparation and classic car restoration specialist, will support four iconic British cars at this year’s Silverstone Classic (26 – 28 July). All expertly prepared and maintained by the Woodham Mortimer Race Team, entries include a Bentley 3/4½ litre, Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica, ex-Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar XK120 and Lister-Jaguar Costin.
As the world’s largest classic motor racing festival, Silverstone Classic attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year and features unrivalled track action, with a wide spectrum of historic racing cars from all eras. This year is set to be yet another unmissable event, with a packed three-day race programme attracting entries from all eras.
Woodham Mortimer customers will campaign the former Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar XK120, Lister Jaguar Costin and Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica in the coveted the Stirling Moss and Woodcote Trophy.
Founded in November 1951, Scottish businessman and amateur racing driver David Murray led his team, Ecurie Ecosse, to win consecutive Le Mans 24 Hour races for Jaguar in 1956 and 1957. Legendary car, LXO 126, is the sole survivor of the team’s three Jaguar XK120s, previously driven by Sir James Scott Douglas and still sports the iconic blue and white team livery. Taking the reins at Silverstone Classic this year will be Josh Ward and Chris Ward.
Behind the wheel of the Lister-Jaguar, Costin will be David Hart. The car started life as a works Lister ‘Knobbly’ and was campaigned by Brian Lister’s most cherished driver, Archie Scott-Brown in 1958. Lister refitted the car the following year with the sleeker bodywork designed by aerodynamicist, Frank Costin. That year, the car went on to compete at the Le Mans 24 Hours and star in the MGM film, The Green Helmet.
Also competing for the Woodcote Trophy is the 1951 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica, piloted by Steve Ward. Shown at the 1948 Earls Court Motor Show, Frazer Nash’s first post-war car was originally called the High Speed. It was renamed the Le Mans Replica following the marque’s third-place finish at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1949.
Josh Ward and Thomas Ward will also race a beautiful example of the iconic Bentley 3/4½ litre Bentley Centenary Trophy for Pre-War Sports Cars. Commemorating 100 years since the marque was founded, the Trophy will feature more than 30 racing Bentleys alongside a wide array of pre-war racers, including Aston Martins, Bugattis and MGs.
Jean-Marc Gales, Chairman and CEO at Woodham Mortimer, said: “We are truly excited to spearhead a calendar of prestigious motorsport events, as the race and workshop divisions of our business flourish. Our team of expert craftsmen is highly experienced in all aspects of race preparation and support, and our order books for race and workshop services are filling up fast. This is a testament to the fact that Woodham Mortimer is the one-stop service for so many who are also looking forward to participating in the motorsport season.”
At the Silverstone Classic, Woodham Mortimer will be displaying selected cars for sale in the Classic Marketplace area. Customers wishing to speak to staff about consignment, restoration, racing or sales should visit the Woodham Mortimer stand over the weekend.
Woodham Mortimer is a full-service restoration, race preparation and sales business, based in extensive facilities in Maldon, Essex. With more than 40 skilled craftsmen working in-house, the company delivers some of the highest quality race preparation work in the world. Its race team has prepared and run some of the most successful historic racing cars to compete at international events. Cars restored by Woodham Mortimer’s team of experts have won honours at many of the world’s most prestigious Concours events.