In the course of documenting the history
of Jaguar Lightweights and the build of my own car, I have been fortunate
to have access to some very rare film footage. On this page, you will find
links to film clips comprising some of the most interesting archives of
Jaguar's 1963 racing efforts, as well as some other interesting odds and
ends. The nature of the beast is that these clips occupy a huge amount
of space. It's recommended that you use the fastest possible connection
to load these files...it would take just over three hours to do so at 28.8.
So for those of you who have access to T1 facilities, or those with lots
of patience, here is a real treat:
One of Briggs' pet projects was a radio system allowing the driver to communicate
to the pits. Here he works on the device with Alfred Momo. The car in the
background his his "heavyweight" E-Type. Filmed at Sebring, March 1963.
Slow pan of the Lightweight E-Type driven by Leslie and Morril. Filmed
at Sebring, March 1963 (1.3MB)
the Mist Shot of a Briggs Cunningham E-Type in action at Sebring. Filmed
at Sebring, March 1963 (150KB)
Shot from pit row as the 1963 Sebring gets underway. March 1963 (2.2MB)
Report Newsreel footage of the 1963 Le Mans Race. Start, finish, shots
of Bino Heinz' burned racer, Roy Salvadori's wrecked Lightweight E-Type.
Filmed June, 1963(5.8MB)
Le Mans Start
Another newsreel report, covering the start of the 1963 Le Mans race. Filmed
Jun, 1963 (3.5 MB)
Driving Footage of night racing at Le Mans. Shot of Hansgen's Lightweight.
Filmed June, 1963 (811KB)
The most unusual footage of all. In this clip, Bob Grossman brings his
shattered Lightweight back to the pits after his accident on the Mulsanne.
Filmed June, 1963 (1MB)
Fred Baker wins the Class C Sportscar Championship with an "ancient" E-Type
Jaguar, prepared by Lou Fidanza. The jewel of GT Jaguar's racing heritage.Filmed
October 1980 (8.6MB)
My Motor My
engine being run in on the GTJ dyno. In this sequence, full race trim producing
400HP! Filmed March 2000 (2.6MB)
Copyright©2000 Michael Frank. All clips reproduced with permission,
copyrights of original holders apply