Jaguar and City Legends come together
5th April 2011
Jaguar and City legends come together
LEGENDS of two different types attracted the crowds at Coventry City’s match against Watford at the Ricoh Arena.
Eighty-three Jaguar cars ranging from E-types to the XKR were among rows and rows of gleaming vehicles in the Jaguar Exhibition Hall before and after kick-off.
Among the visitors to the exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary of the Jaguar E-type which was designed and produced in Coventry were over 50 former Sky Blues players as part of the annual Legends Day organised by the Former Players Association.
Two of Sky Blues fans’ most popular all-time players gave the exhibition and the Legends Day their seal of approval at the match which attracted a crowd of 16,519 – City’s second highest attendance since the Leeds United fixture in November.
Tommy Hutchison, who won all his 17 Scotland caps while playing for the Sky Blues between 1972 and 1981, said: “This has been a great day. Everyone looks after us when we come here and it was great to look at these fabulous cars.”
Former team-mate Willie Carr added: “It has been really nice to see all the lads again – particularly those I have not seen for years. It is magic to get everybody together and I think a lot of the supporters like to see the older players again to see if we have lost any hair!”
The exhibition attracted Jaguar owners from across the country and Europe including Gaynor Cauter from West London with her Jaguar E-type 4.2 series one.
“I have owned it for 31 years and I take it to rallies in France and Germany every year – it has already done 2,000 miles this year,” she said.
“This has been a marvellous day and has been very well organised.”
David Nursey travelled to the Ricoh Arena in his 1951 XK 120 Roadster from his home in Ludlow.
He said: “It has been great because I have always liked E-types even though I have never had one. It has been really interesting to be here today and see all these cars.”
Sky Blues and Watford supporters also had the chance to race mini-cars in the Jaguar Education Zone, win a Jaguar Track Day and hear music from the Jaguar Land Rover Brass Band.