If You Own a Jaguar D-Type, You Need This Bus

In the 1950s, Ecurie Ecosse made a custom transporter to get its Jaguar D-Types to the races. It still runs today.

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Back in the 1950s, legendary Scottish race team Ecurie Ecosse modified a Commer truck to transport its Jaguar D-Types to various races. In the 1980s, Dick Skipworth decided he needed a better way to get his D-Type replica to the track than simply driving it there and back. Through a friend, he tracked down the original Ecurie Ecosse transporter, and had it refurbished for road use.

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Over 25 years later, you can see Skipworth's bus parading around the grounds of Goodwood Circuit, not transporting D-Types, but spectators. It's the perfect way to get around the track.

The old Commer is an interesting vehicle. Ecurie Ecosse picked it largely for its compact engine, a three-cylinder two-stroke (!), which was mounted under the floor. That meant there was room for three cars and a race weekend's worth of spares.

This bus just about the perfect accessory for the D-Type. Too bad there's only one in existence.

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