A brief history, taken from the following sources:
‘Jaguar C-type, D-type & Lightweight E-type Register’ compiled by Terry Larson, Penny Woodley, Den Carlow and Paul Skilleter. Edited by Anders Ditlev Clausager.
Originally sold to Gillie Tyrer by Litherland Motors, Liverpool and, according to the log book, then re-sold to Futura Rubber Company owned by Alex McMillan, and raced by him.
25th May 1956 advertised for sale in Autosport, by Gillie Tyrer.
Sold to Murkett Brothers, Jaguar dealers of Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.
TKF9’s colour was changed from light green to white, the colour of Murkett’s Jaguar demonstrators — ‘because there were too many green or blue Ds around’
Mike Hawthorn tested TKF9, but was too expensive, so Henry Taylor was chosen instead.
1958 sold to Jock McBain and raced for the Border Reivers Team, managed by Ian Scott-Watson – 20 events, no retirements, 12 wins!
Raced by Jock McBain, Jimmy and John Somervail, but mainly Jim Clark.
Jim Clark achieved the first 100 mph lap on an unbanked track in the UK driving TKF9 on 5th April 1958 at Full Sutton.
Ian Scott-Watson was asked to discreetly arrange for an afternoon at Charterhall where the then Duke of Kent had several laps in TKF9
Sold to Alan Ensoll, in the winter of 1958/9, who competed in hill-climbs, sprints, races and autocross.
In a feature written by Gordon Cruikshank for Motorsport (Dec 1994), Alan Ensoll claimed that TKF9, although mechanically sound, cosmetically was “in a hell of a state” so the monocoque was rebuilt, the headrest was removed, an XK-SS-style luggage rack fitted and TKF9 was re-painted Pastel Green.
Often referred to in the press, at this time, as an XK-SS as Ensoll successfully campaigned TKF9 across the North of England.
8th July 1960 advertised for sale (as a D-type) in Autosport, by Alan Ensoll.
April 1961 sold to, and raced by, Robert J Duncan of Crumlin, Northern Ireland.
14th February 1964 advertised for sale (as a D-type) in Autosport by Belmont Motors.
Sold to Bryan Corser of Shrewsbury by August 1964, and raced by him at least once.
Recorded as being rebuilt as a D-type and painted British Racing Green.
1978 sold to Walter Hill, but remained in the care of Martin Morris (owner and driver of OKV3), Higher Ashton, Devon.
Walter came over to test drive TKF9, but returned to the USA leaving TKF9 with Richard and Trisha Pilkington, at their Totnes Motor Museum.
1979 sold to Willie Tuckett of Devon, who competed in Historic Racing
1983 TKF9 crashed in the historic race supporting the British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch and was rebuilt by Martin Morris. A replica bonnet was fitted.
2001 sold to Nigel Corner
2006 sold to Eric Heerema
Original bonnet repaired and refitted. Returned to ‘original’ colour (that would be pastel green according to the C, D & E type Register book).
|17th September 1955||Silverstone, Epsom Downs Bowl||Alex McMillan||did not finish|
|8th October 1955||Silverstone, final meeting||83||Alex McMillan||finished 1st in 3 races entered|
|17th March 1956||Goodwood||37||Alex McMillan||6th|
|21st April 1956||Aintree 200||25||Alex McMillan||13th|
|5th May 1956||Silverstone, Daily Express International Trophy||12||Ernie McMillan||19th|
|12th May 1956||Silverstone||100||Alex McMillan||1st|
|June 1956||Queensferry Sprint Trials, Chester Motor Club||Gillie Tyrer||131.58 flying quarter mile|
|21st July 1956||Silverstone||126||E. Murkett||3rd|
|18th August 1956||Oulton Park, Daily Herald Meeting||18||Henry Taylor||8th|
|2nd September 1956||Snetterton||17||2nd|
|21st September 1956||Silverstone||2nd & 1st|
|6th October 1956||Silverstone||5th & 3rd|
|31st March 1957||Snetterton||did not finish|
|6th April 1957||Oulton Park, British Empire Trophy||59||not placed|
|22nd April 1957||Goodwood, Sussex Trophy||81||8th|
|12th May 1957||Spa Francorchamps, Grand Prix Meeting||36||Henry Taylor||3rd|
|26th May 1957||Nurburgring||16||Taylor & A. Scott-Brown||did not finish|
|10th June 1957||Goodwood Whitsun Meeting||Henry Taylor||did not finish|
|25th August 1957||Spa Francorchamps, RACD Grand Prix||6||Brian Naylor||5th|
|14th September 1957||Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy||78||Henry Taylor||not placed|
|28th September 1957||Goodwood, Goodwood Trophy||1||3rd|
|13th October 1957||Oulton Park||5th|
|5th April 1958||Full Sutton, 2 races entered||92||Jim Clark||1st & 1st|
|27th April 1958||Charterhall, Sportscars over 2.0L||41||Jimmy Somervail||1st|
|18th May 1958||Spa Francorchamps, Grand Prix||Jim Clark||8th|
|24th May 1958||Full Sutton, 2 races entered||92||Jim Clark||1st & 1st|
|21st June 1958||Crimond||1||Jim Clark||1st & 8th|
|29th June 1958||Charterhall, 2 races entered||38||Jim Clark||1st & 1st|
|6th July 1958||Charterhall, 2 races entered||38||Jim Clark||1st & 2nd|
|12th July1958||Full Sutton, 2 races entered||73||Jim Clark||1st & 1st|
|27th July 1958||Winfield, Sprint (fastest time of the day)||Jim Clark||1st|
|27th July 1958||Winfield||Jimmy Somervail||2nd|
|4th August 1958||Mallory Park, Sports Cars Race||Jim Clark||1st|
|4th August 1958||Mallory Park, Formula Libre heat||Jim Clark||2nd|
|4th August 1958||Mallory Park, Formula Libre final||Jim Clark||7th|
|28th September 1958||Charterhall, 2 races entered||38||Jim Clark||2nd & 3rd|
|12th April 1959||Catterick Hill Climb||Alan Ensoll||1st|
|27th June 1959||Castle Howard Hill Climb||Alan Ensoll||1st, fastest time of the day|
|5th July 1959||Charterhall||Alan Ensoll||did not finish|
|18th September 1959||Catterick||Alan Ensoll||2nd|
|2nd October 1959||Castle Howard Hill Climb||Alan Ensoll||fastest time of the day|
|21st May 1960||Barbon Hill Climb||Alan Ensoll||2nd|
|24th March 1962||Kirkistown, Ireland||Robert Duncan||2nd|
|26th may 1962||Kirkistown, Ireland||Robert Duncan||1st|
|29th May 1967||Oulton Park, Griffiths Formula Race||not placed|
|4th April 1981||Silverstone||Willie Tuckett||19th|
|3rd July 1982||Silverstone, AMOC||Willie Tuckett||23rd|
|9th April 1983||Silverstone, 2 races entered||Willie Tuckett||17th & 5th|
|1983||Brands Hatch, British GP support race||Willie Tuckett||crashed|
|1990||Nürburgring, Coys 500 km race||Willie Tuckett||1st|
|September 2009||Spa Francorchamps||41||Gary Pearson||3rd|
|September 2010||Spa Francorchamps||42||Gary Pearson||!st|
|2011||Le Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or|
|27th May 2013||5||Gary Pearson|
|2015||Spa Francorchamp||Gary Pearson||3rd|
|2016||Le Mans Classic||28||Gary Pearson|
|26th September 2016||Spa Francorchamp||5||Gary Pearson|
|5th May 2018||Donington, RAC Woodcote Trophy||5||Gary Pearson|
|2019||Goodwood Revival, Freddie March Trophy||18||Gary Pearson||1st|
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