Treat for classic car enthusiasts

Classic car fans will be heading to West Yorkshire this weekend where a one-off Jaguar racing car takes to the streets of Bradford as part of the city's classic car show.

The Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust (JDHT) is sending the Jaguar XJ13, developed for the Le Mans 24-hour race in the 1960s and worth an estimated £14 million, to the Bradford Classic on Saturday July 19.

The car will be accompanied by its equally famous test driver, Norman Dewis, who was driving it on the Mira test track in 1971 when he broke the lap record at 161mph before he crashed at 140mph.

It is believed that this is the first time the XJ13, which is kept in the JDHT museum in Coventry, will ever have run through a British city. It will also go on display at the Speedmaster Conference Centre on Saturday evening when Mr Dewis will give a talk about his exploits with the car.

This is the third year of the two-day Bradford Classic. There will be about 80 traditional classic cars on display on Saturday, and a large display of competition and performance classic cars as well as live demonstrations to entertain the crowds on Sunday.

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