1988 Jaguar XJR-9LM Took to Bradford Streets

This is a good example on how to get to see a 20-year old Le Mans winner without actually attending a special event or Salon Prive. Or go to the museum, for that matter. In fact, those who wanted to get to the Jaguar Heritage museum in Coventry and feast their eyes on the Jag, we're in for a surprise.

The car was taken out of the museum and taken to the streets, to take part in a parade of Jaguars attending the Bradford Classic Car show. About 25,000 people got to see, in bulk, the Jaguar XJR-9LM, as well as former competitors brought to the event by Aston Martin Racing, and Ginetta.

This was a very special weekend for car fans in Yorkshire and the North of England”, said Councillor Kris Hopkins in a release. “Each year we have tried to build the show and this year has been the best yet. Bradford and the surrounding area are famous for manufacturing cars with companies like Jowett and Ginetta. It is also world famous for its association with film which has recently been recognized with the special UNESCO City of Film award”.

"In a motoring first for the UK, four famous Le Mans cars from Aston Martin Racing, Jaguar Heritage and Ginetta went on display as the Bradford Classic show this year celebrated the famous Le Mans 24-hour race, while the National Media Museum hosted the UK’s first motoring mini-film festival, 'Wheels on Reels'," the organizers added.

The event took place on Sunday and the 1988 Jaguar was taken back to its museum after the event.
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