Also tackling this 100-mile training course – which also included a Mille Miglia-style time trial officiated by the CCHMSC – was adventurer Charley Boorman who accompanied Giles English whilst Nick drove with renowned British chef James Martin.
Giles English remarked: "It is a real honour to have been invited by Jaguar to take part in the Mille Miglia as part of their
team. Bremont is of course launching its Jaguar watch range this year so it's a really lovely extension of the partnership
and incredibly special for us to be able to drive such beautiful vintage cars in this iconic and historic race."
Jaguar's Director of Design Ian Callum piloted an Ecurie Ecosse D-type with its owner Clive Beecham. Ian Callum
said: "Driving these cars in this situation is just the most wonderful thing in the world. It is one of the highest highs
I can possibly imagine."
The 'Long Nose' D-type is the very same car that was runner-up in the 1957 Le Mans 24 Hour race, won by another
of Ecurie Ecosse's cars – and helping cement the Scottish team's place in history.
Accompanying the Ecurie Ecosse D-type in Scotland, were two Jaguar XK120s, an XK140, a Mk VII, two C-types and
another D-type. Each of the cars performed spectacularly throughout the 100-mile trial.
The D-type driven for the first time in anger by James Martin and Nick English was awarded first place in the 'Mini
Miglia' regularity trial, followed by the Mk VII of Charley Boorman and Giles English. The cars and drivers will next
meet on the start line in Brescia on May 14th, ready to tackle 1,000-miles through Italy on the 2015 Mille Migla.