'May they be blessed with much publicity for this important cause. Go, Go, Go!'
Murray Walker, who will flag off the Jaguar XK Club Round Britain Coastal Drive, in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.
West Sussex Gazette, December 2016
Unique coastal drive to be run in 2017 with Jaguar XKs
Following the great success of the first ever Round Britain Coastal Drive, supporting Prostate Cancer UK, when more than 200 Jaguar E-types took part during September 2016, this unique event will be run for classic Jaguar XKs in 2017.
The event was the brainchild of author Philip Porter, who drove, a few months after recovering from prostate cancer, the entire route in his E-type which featured in the film The Italian Job. He founded the International Jaguar XK Club 19 years ago.
‘The drive was absolutely superb,’says Porter,‘and all the publicity did a great job raising awareness of prostate cancer which kills a man every hour in the UK. The forerunners of the E-type were the equally brilliant XK 120s, XK 140s and XK150s of the ‘50s.‘They were the cars that put Jaguar on the