Tue 13 Jul 2021 9:00 PM - Wed 14 Jul 2021 8:30 PM BST

Bowcliffe Hall, LS23 6LP

E-TYPE Iconic Celebration

Sir William Lyons, founder of SS Cars (subsequently renamed Jaguar after WW2) recruited William “Bill” Heynes in 1935.


Bill Heynes was appointed as Technical Director and Chief Engineer in 1946 and created what is arguably the most iconic engine in British motoring history – the original Jaguar XK. This sensational straight-six used a nearly indestructible block with a twin-cam cylinder head and produced 125 hp in its original form. Wrapped in gorgeous bodywork, the original Jaguar XK120 debuted to stunned crowds at the London Motor Show of 1949. Never had such a potent, complex engine been turned loose in a production car to the enthusiastic British masses.


Heynes’ scintillating six solidified Jaguar’s immediate reputation as a serious performance car. The glory years of the C- and D-types in international competition were rooted in the superior performance of the engine he created. Heynes won at Le Mans 24 Hour 5 times in the 1950’s.


Heynes and the engineering team later commenced design and development of the Jaguar E-Type in 1957 which launched to world acclaim at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1961. The icon of 1960s motoring was called “The most beautiful car ever made” by Enzo Ferrari. Production ran from 1961 to 1975 culminating in the Series 3 with its V12 engine. The early 3.8L “Flat Floors” are considered the most desirable and pure version of the E-Type.

Now, 60 years on, Bill Heynes Grandson (of the same name), William Heynes is managing the most detailed, elaborate and comprehensive E-Type restoration project ever seen. In conjunction with Stephen Owens (the Chairman of the Fast Lane Club), William is restoring 9 early Series 1 “Flat Floor” E-Types to a level of detail never seen before.


On 14th July 2021 the first 2 E-Types to be completed will be unveiled for the first time. You are invited to be part of this incredibly special day to see these wonderfully restored E-Types as well as some “Work in Progress” examples and hear from William Heynes & the Team first hand about the restoration project of the most iconic British Sportscar of all time.

Special Guests Include

Ian Callum
Director of Design for Jaguar Cars for 20 years

Amy Shore
Leading Automotive Photographer

Jonathan Turner
Owner of Bowcliffe Hall, Entrepreneur, Classic Car Enthusiast & All Round Good Egg

Ben Cussons
Chairman of the Royal Automobile Club

Tony Jardine

British Motor Sport pundit, BBC, ITV, Sky Ex F1 Assistant Team Mgr. Race and Rally driver

Tony O’Keeffe
Vice President of the Jaguar Drivers Club

Jonathan Heynes
Son of Bill Heynes (Jaguar Technical Director & Chief Engineer)

Special Cars Include

D-Type 774RW

Winner at Le Mans in 1955 driven by Mike Hawthorn

XK120 Competition Roadster

The 1954 Alpine Rally Class-Winner RJH400

E-Type Chassis #216 SSN300

The 1961 Ex Sir Jackie Stewart racecar

E-Type Chassis #5 OTS ECD400

The first car to race competitively driven by Graham Hill (and it won)

E-Type Chassis #1 1VHP

The very first right hand drive production Jaguar E-Type Fixed Head Coupe

E-Type Chassis #4 1600RW

The first E-Type ever sold – “The Lofty England” car


Wednesday 14th July (14:00 – 20:00)

  • Free Car Parking
  • 60+ Classic Jaguars & other very special classic cars on show
  • Various Guest Speakers & Interviews Including Ian Callum, Ben Cussons, Amy Shore, Tony O’Keefe & Jonathan Heynes
  • Complimentary Pol Roger Champagne (1 Glass per person)
  • Live music
  • Complimentary Souvenir Brochure
  • Food Included: BBQ, Yorkshire Fish & Chips and Paella
  • Exhibitors include: Vertu Jaguar Land Rover, Berry’s SNG Barratt
  • Prize Giving for the Concours Event
  • Unveiling of the first two William Heynes Restoration cars & “work in progress”
Price Per Person: £49 per person
(Places Limited to 300 people)

VIP PACKAGE – 2 Day Event (Open to all Classic & Sports Cars):

Tuesday 13th July DAY 1 – VIP’s & Special Guests Only

  • Breakfast at Bowcliffe Hall & Check In (9:00-10:00am)
  • Classic Car Yorkshire Driving Tour
  • Lunch at Grantley Hall
  • Afternoon Tea back at Bowcliffe Hall
  • Guests who have brought their cars on Trailers can leave them securely at Bowcliffe Hall overnight
  • Evening Celebration Dinner at Oulton Hall Hotel with Special Guests Ben Cussons, Tony O’Keefe, Tony Jardine, Amy Shore & Ian Callum (Dress code: Smart Casual)
  • Overnight accommodation at Oulton Hall included (20 minutes away from Bowcliffe Hall)

Price: £799 for 2 guests (based on 2 people sharing twin/double)
or £459 for Single Room Occupancy per person
(Limited to 120 Guests & 60 Cars – Advanced Purchase Only)

Wednesday, 14th July DAY 2 – Celebration Day

  • For VIP’s, After breakfast Oulton Hall we return back to Bowcliffe Hall for the main Celebration Day
  • Concours event for VIP’s and display on the main lawn at Bowcliffe
  • VIP Lunch with our special guests
  • Complimentary Pol Roger all afternoon
  • Various guest speakers, “audiences with” & demonstrations throughout the afternoon – MC Tony Jardine
  • Food Included – BBQ, Fish & Chips and Spanish food available
  • Exhibitors include Vertu Jaguar Land Rover, Berry’s, SNG Barratt
  • Fabulous Trophy for Concours Winner
  • Unveiling of the Will Heynes Restoration Cars
  • Meet the team – chat with the various personnel present about the Restoration cars

20:00 Depart

Think it’s too far? Oulton Hall are offering special room rates for guests associated with the event so you can stay the night before or after the event. Please get in touch for more information

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** Important Information – Covid 19**

Having discussed the event in detail with our partners Bowcliffe Hall, Grantley Hall and Oulton Hall, we are happy the event can proceed as planned despite the recent government extension to Corona Virus restrictions. The event will adhere to all the Government Guidelines and we can assure you the safety of all our guests and staff is our top priority as well as having a great time.