A C-Type in Sicily

1953 Jaguar C-Type at the Targa

When I conjure a Jaguar C-Type in my mind it’s always surrounded by verdant rolling hills of Spa or the green pastures of Goodwood. For some reason it never even occurred to me to imagine her in the brown and dusty roads of the Piccolo Circuito delle Madonie.

The Sicilian mountains seem to suit her though, don’t you think? Tommy Wisdom sure thought so when he took a C-Type to finish 17th at the 1953 running of the Targa Florio. You might think that 17th is nothing to brag about, but even finishing the Targa is a proud accomplishment.

1953 Jaguar C-Type at the Targa1953 Jaguar C-Type at the Targa1953 Jaguar C-Type at the Targa

2 responses to “A C-Type in Sicily”

  1. Pilote says:

    Looks like it was a rain race too–or at least a drizzle race. Props to anybody horsing a C-Type around that circuit in those condtions.

  2. Hervé Smagghe says:

    Abaut c in exotic parts of the world, there was the white one driven by colonel Simone in Marocco Sport GP 1955 !

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