Welcome to the Le Mans Classic, the bi-annual heritage event that follows the modern Le Mans a fortnight after Webber and co. have gone home. Cars from the 1920s to 1990s are welcome, and run day and night in period-grouped classes. In 2014, 50,000 people went to watch. This year? Over 120,000. It’s a huge, glorious, mesmerising event.
Jaguar has reams of heritage with la Sarthe, and planned a 100-car parade around the 8.5-mile circuit last Saturday afternoon. So, TG was entrusted with delivering one of the F-type SVRs down to the circuit. They get their postcard, and we get to spend several hundred miles in the first 200mph Jag since the XJ200. Deal.