Jaguar XK120 wins at Goodwood!

Jaguar XK120 - winner at Goodwood Revival 2016

Jaguar scoops Best in Show crown at Goodwood Revival


A stunning XK120 beat-off stiff competition to scoop a top spot in a hotly-contested competition at this year’s Goodwood Revival.

The breath-taking 1951 Jaguar XK120 Open Seater Tourer was voted Revival Car Show ‘Best in Show’ on the Sunday of the event.

Now in its third year, the much-anticipated Best in Show competition, organised by Stewart Miller & Peter James Insurance, celebrates the cream of the crop classics on display at the iconic motor racing event, which took over the Goodwood Race Circuit from September 9th – 11th.

The beautiful Jaguar was one of thirty vehicles, shortlisted from hundreds of entries by Sir Stirling Moss. Each day’s shortlists were then voted for by the public in the run up to and during the three-day event, when they were displayed in pride of place around the Stewart Miller & Peter James Insurance stand.

The early steel-bodied XK120 was held in a collection for decades, but is now well and truly back on the road and driven with a passion, according to proud owner and JEC member Rafe Garvin, who has this year already taken part in tours of the Riviera up the famous cols of the Monte Carlo Rally and the big Alpine passes of St. Bernard.  He intends to drive and enjoy the car for decades to come – “thank you Sir William Lyons…”

Rafe’s pride and joy was joined this year by fellow Best in Show winners,a 1948 Triumph Roadster TR2000 and a 1963 Maserati 3500 Gti Sebring Series 1.

Also shortlisted , but just missing out on a top spot was a gleaming, 1950 Jaguar MK5, described by its owner Richard Stapley, a member of the National Street Rod Association, as a classic upgrade – being an MK5 to look at, yet an XJR to drive.

A first at this year’s Revival, everyone who voted in the Best in Show competition has been automatically entered into a grand prize draw, organised by Stewart Miller & Peter James Insurance, to WIN Motor Insurance for a Lifetime.

There is still chance to enter the competition – visit and enter and submit your details or see one of the team on the Stewart Miller & Peter James Insurance stand at a number of classic vehicle shows this autumn.

For full competition terms and conditions, see

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