XK-120


Aug 12.

If Top Gear are to be believed, the car that this particular badge is attached to (a Jaguar XK-120) was the first real “Supercar” of it’s day.

The badge reveals a little bit of information about Jaguar’s racing heritige… I was curious so I did a little bit of digging. As it happens, Jaguar won at Le Mans in 1951 and 1953 with the Competition version of this car – the XK-120c (victory in 1952 was taken by Mercedes with the beautiful 300SL).

I took this at the Phoenix Park Races, where it was being raced! I’m only sorry I didn’t get to see it in action and that I didn’t get a few more shots of the car itself.

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