Derek Bell flags away intrepid fundraising E-types


Le Mans legend Derek Bell yesterday flagged away 70 Jaguar E-types as they set off on a world’s first journey to raise money for charity.

The Round Britain Coastal Drive is the brainchild of author and Jaguar guru Phil Porter, who devised the 18-day run to raise money to help battle prostate cancer. 

Originally planning to drive the route solo in the famous ex-Italian Job E-type 848 CRY with perhaps a few other E-types joining him for odd days, Porter was immediately swamped by people wanting to get involved, many wanting to join him on the entire trip.

Henry Pearman’s Eagle E-types was out in force at the Goodwood start as the cars made their way towards the first overnight stop in Lyme Regis. Other high-profile people and cars taking part include the fabulous Lindner-Nocker Low Drag Lightweight, racing driver Mike Wilds and more.


Philip Porter is writing a blog on the adventure exclusively for C&SC. Read it here.

Bid on a passenger ride on the RBCD here.

Donate to the charity here.

Why not go along and watch the E-types en route at their closest point to you? Click here for the event itinerary.

See our previous stories on the RBCD:

Lightweight E-type joins epic round Britain rally 

E-type Club rallies owners for charity drive  

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