JD Classics looks to continue 2015 with a series of four entries at the Donington Historic Festival.

  • JD Classics is entering four expertly prepared racing cars in the 2015 Donington Historic Festival: a Costin Lister, Cooper T33, Rover SD1 and Jaguar E-type
  • The JD Classics race team has already kicked off the 2015 season with two podium finishes at the 73rdGoodwood Members’ Meeting
  • The team will be looking to build on last year’s success at Donington, where JD Classics cars took two victories
JD Classics will be entering four cars, expertly prepared by its Historic Racing team, in to the 2015 Donington Historic Festival from 2-4 May.


Following a successful 73rd Goodwood Members’ Meeting earlier this year, in which JD Classics cars took two podium finishes, the team looks set for more successes at Donington. At last year’s event, JD Classics scored two victories: one in its Ford Cologne Capri and one in its Costin Lister.

The Costin Lister will be competing again this year in the Sir Stirling Moss Trophy for pre-1961 sports cars, driven by JD Classics’ own Chris Ward. JD Classics founder, Derek Hood, and historic racing driver, John Young, will drive the team’s Cooper T33 in the Woodcote Trophy for pre-1956 sports cars.

Taking part in the GT and Sports Car Cup will be JD Classics’ Bastos Rover SD1 with John Young and former Touring Car and Endurance racer, Steve Soper at the wheel.

New to this year’s event is the HSCC Jaguar Heritage Challenge, in which JD Classics will be competing with a Jaguar E-Type. Sharing the drive will be Derek Hood, Chris Ward and John Young. The Jaguar-only race is open to all Jaguar models produced before 1966.

JD Classics’ hugely successful race preparation team is just one part of the company’s wider business, which also includes world-beating Concours restorations. At last year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, JD Classics picked up two ‘Best in Class’ awards for its Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head CoupĂ© and XK120 Jabbeke land speed record car restorations.

Most recently JD Classics became the first classic car specialist to open a showroom in Mayfair, London. 

Surrounded by boutiques from the world’s most sought-after luxury brands, JD Classics’ showroom on Mount Row showcases a selection of the company’s finest models.

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