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An event for Jaguar E-type sports cars. A circumferential coastal route of mainland Britain.  Approximately 180-mile stages and driven sequentially by groups of E-types, akin to a relay.

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From the very beginning, the Jaguar E-type has been synonymous with adventure. The memorable launch of Jaguar’s new car at the Geneva Motor Show in 1961 was only possible because of two epic drives, by Bob Berry in 9600 HP and Norman Dewis in 77 RW. Both men drove through the night to get the cars on display; Berry arrived with only 20 minutes to spare.

 

The RBCD is split into 19 daily stages; drivers can do one, a few or all. It covers almost 4,000 miles, from the narrow lanes of Cornwall to the sweeping valleys of Cumbria and the long, enticing roads of East Anglia. 200 E-types took part in the first event in 2016, and many participants have already vowed to complete more or even all stages on the next incarnation, tempted by spectacular Scottish scenery, convivial dinners in beautiful houses and a stop at Cromer, birthplace of E-type designer Malcolm Sayer.

 

‘This event was a wonderful way to see England, Wales and Scotland,’ said Porter of the 2016 drive, ‘to sample places one has heard of but never been to, and discover so many quaint villages and stylish towns. Every day had its own character and special quality. Above all, there was a wonderful camaraderie as we all had a common cause and could use the fabulous E-type Jaguars, which we are lucky enough to own, for the good of men everywhere.’

 

Porter founded the E-type Club in 2004 as a sister club to the International XK Club, and none other than Norman Dewis himself serves as patron. The RBCD was a natural successor to the regular tours undertaken by club members, but soon grew to become something with real purpose. Porter completed the first drive shortly after recovering from prostate cancer, and the event has become an excellent way to raise awareness of and funds for Prostate Cancer UK. ‘Everywhere we have gone, round the coast of Great Britain, we have been raising awareness direct with the public and through the media,’ says Porter. ‘People have been amazingly generous. And we have had a lot of fun. Everyone wins.’

 

Prostate cancer affects one in eight men, with someone dying every day from the disease, so it is vital that more people know of the dangers. The inaugural RBCD raised £62,000 for Prostate Cancer UK, smashing the target of £50,000. The second event in June 2017 (for Jaguar XKs) raised over £70,000 ad the target for September this year will be £70,000.

 

With so many drivers already keen to participate and support from such notable E-type owners as Jools Holland and Ross Brawn, all E-type owners have to hope for is weather as good as the pioneers enjoyed. Porter only had to raise his roof for nine of the 150 hours of driving in 2016, and sunshine ensured the glorious landscapes of coastal Britain were as spectacular as anyone could wish. The RBCD looks set to become a must-do regular fixture in the motoring calendar.

ClassicFabs -E-type RBCD film & event sponsors
Event partner, J.D Classics

Event Partners

Event Sponsor

SNG Barratt Group event sponsor
Map of the UK for coastal drive

Daily Stages (start points):

 

Tenby (Day 1)

 

Port Meirion (2)

 

Lytham St Annes (3)

 

Workington (4)

 

Ayr  (5)

 

Plockton (6)

 

Kinlochbervie (7)

 

Inverness (8)

 

Montrose (9)

 

Edinburgh (10)

 

Alnwick (11)

 

Beverley (12)

 

Cromer (13)

 

Chelmsford (14)

 

Hastings (15)

 

Lymington (16)

 

Exeter (17)

 

St.Ives (18)

 

Bridgwater (19)

One sunny September morning, a fleet of E-type Jaguars set off from Goodwood House, West Sussex, on an epic drive around the coast of Britain. Thunderstorms in Cornwall, sunshine in Scotland and seaside towns in Yorkshire, friendly kangaroos and mysterious mice: the cars swept through it all. Philip Porter, founder of the E-type Club, led the way at the wheel of his bright red ‘Italian Job’ E-type Roadster., 848 Cry. The drive and the crews raised tens of thousands of pounds for Prostate Cancer UK and blazed the trail for many more motoring adventures to come. With spectacular filming, interviews, aerial footage and behind-the-scenes glimpses, this film tells the story of a spectacular, 4,000-mile, pioneering journey.

2016 Event Photographs

Here's a small selection of photographs from the E-type RBCD.  To view images from all stages of the event please click here.

Etyp drive
E-type RBCD participants enjoying their stop off at Dunbeath Castle.
Classic car club members
RBCD E-types at Blackpool
RBCD participants, Paul Abadjian and Octavia Pollock.
Ross Brawn on the last leg of the drive
Last leg, heading to Goodwood Motor Circuit
Stage 3 leaders, Paul & Rachel Pitfield
Fun and laughter on the drive.

Blog & images from September 2016

Calling All E-types!

17 September - 5 October 2018 inclusive

We raised over £62,000 in 2016, let's beat that in 2018!

Etypes on tour in the UK

A huge thank you to all who took part in the 2016 drive and to the many spectators along the way that kindly donated money to Prostate Cancer UK.

 

Club member, Robert Jordan, kindly offered a case of champagne to the participants raising the most funds for Prostate Cancer UK. Brothers, Bruce, Rick & Ron Bourne raised a total of £4295.72 which has not been surpassed, so congratulations to all three of them!

Rob, Rick and Bruce Bourne celebrating after raising the most funds on the drive for Prostate Cancer UK.
Stage Leaders and brothers Bruce & Rick Bourne

Stage Leaders and brothers
Bruce & Rick Bourne.

Rob, Rick & Bruce Bourne

Jaguar E-type Club logo

Jaguar E-type Club

www.e-typeclub.com

Visit the Prostate Cancer UK website by clicking here.
Visit the International Jaguar XK Club website

International
Jaguar XK Club

www.xkclub.com

Visit the E-type Round Britain Coastal Drive page

Prostate Cancer UK

www.prostatecanceruk.org

Prostate Cancer UK Facebook Prostate Cancer UK Youtube Channel Prostate Cancer UK Twitter page
Visit the XK Club Round Britain Coastal Drive page

www.roundbritaincoastaldrive.co.uk

Visit the Jaguar E-type Club RBCD Facebook page Visit the E-type Club Youtube Channel Visit the E-type Club Round Britain Coastal Drive Twitter page Visit the XK Club RBCD Facebook page Visit the XK Club Youtube channel to see XK Club Round Britain Coastal Drive, supporting Prostate Cancer UK footage. Click here to visit the XK Club Twitter page
Click here to donate to Prostate Cancer UK
Click here to donate money to Prostate Cancer UK

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Jaguar E-type Club logo International Jaguar XK Club logo Prostate Cancer UK logo

ClassicFabs -E-type RBCD film & event sponsors
Event partner, J.D Classics
SNG Barratt Group event sponsor
Map of the UK for coastal drive
E-type RBCD participants enjoying their stop off at Dunbeath Castle.
Classic car club members
RBCD E-types at Blackpool
RBCD participants, Paul Abadjian and Octavia Pollock.
Stage 3 leaders, Paul & Rachel Pitfield
Fun and laughter on the drive.
Ross Brawn on the last leg of the drive
Last leg, heading to Goodwood Motor Circuit
Etypes on tour in the UK
Rob, Rick and Bruce Bourne celebrating after raising the most funds on the drive for Prostate Cancer UK.
Stage Leaders and brothers Bruce & Rick Bourne
Jaguar E-type Club logo
Visit the Prostate Cancer UK website by clicking here.
Visit the International Jaguar XK Club website
Prostate Cancer UK Facebook Prostate Cancer UK Youtube Channel Prostate Cancer UK Twitter page
Visit the Jaguar E-type Club RBCD Facebook page Visit the E-type Club Youtube Channel Visit the E-type Club Round Britain Coastal Drive Twitter page Visit the XK Club RBCD Facebook page Visit the XK Club Youtube channel to see XK Club Round Britain Coastal Drive, supporting Prostate Cancer UK footage. Click here to visit the XK Club Twitter page
Click here to donate to Prostate Cancer UK
Click here to donate money to Prostate Cancer UK

ClassicFabs -E-type RBCD film & event sponsors
Event partner, J.D Classics
SNG Barratt Group event sponsor
Map of the UK for coastal drive
Etypes on tour in the UK
Jaguar E-type Club logo

Visit the Prostate Cancer UK website by clicking here.
Visit the International Jaguar XK Club website

Prostate Cancer UK Facebook Prostate Cancer UK Youtube Channel Prostate Cancer UK Twitter page
Visit the XK Club Round Britain Coastal Drive page
Visit the Jaguar E-type Club RBCD Facebook page Visit the E-type Club Youtube Channel Visit the E-type Club Round Britain Coastal Drive Twitter page Visit the XK Club RBCD Facebook page Visit the XK Club Youtube channel to see XK Club Round Britain Coastal Drive, supporting Prostate Cancer UK footage. Click here to visit the XK Club Twitter page
Visit the Jaguar E-type Club Prostate Cancer UK logo International Jaguar XK Club logo

ClassicFabs -E-type RBCD film & event sponsors
Event partner, J.D Classics
SNG Barratt Group event sponsor

Daily Stages (start points)

Map of the UK for coastal drive

Daily Stages (start points):

 

Tenby (Day 1)

 

Port Meirion (2)

 

Lytham St Annes (3)

 

Workington (4)

 

Ayr  (5)

 

Plockton (6)

 

Kinlochbervie (7)

 

Inverness (8)

 

Montrose (9)

Edinburgh (10)

 

Alnwick (11)

 

Beverley (12)

 

Cromer (13)

 

Chelmsford (14)

 

Hastings (15)

 

Lymington (16)

 

Exeter (17)

 

St.Ives (18)

 

Bridgwater (19)

E-type RBCD participants enjoying their stop off at Dunbeath Castle.
RBCD E-types at Blackpool
RBCD participants, Paul Abadjian and Octavia Pollock.
Stage 3 leaders, Paul & Rachel Pitfield
Fun and laughter on the drive.
Ross Brawn on the last leg of the drive
Last leg, heading to Goodwood Motor Circuit
Etypes on tour in the UK
Rob, Rick and Bruce Bourne celebrating after raising the most funds on the drive for Prostate Cancer UK.
Stage Leaders and brothers Bruce & Rick Bourne
Jaguar E-type Club logo
Visit the International Jaguar XK Club website
Visit the Prostate Cancer UK website by clicking here. Visit the XK Club Round Britain Coastal Drive page Visit the E-type Round Britain Coastal Drive page
Visit the Jaguar E-type Club RBCD Facebook page Visit the E-type Club Youtube Channel Visit the E-type Club Round Britain Coastal Drive Twitter page Prostate Cancer UK Facebook Prostate Cancer UK Youtube Channel Prostate Cancer UK Twitter page Visit the XK Club RBCD Facebook page Visit the XK Club Youtube channel to see XK Club Round Britain Coastal Drive, supporting Prostate Cancer UK footage. Click here to visit the XK Club Twitter page
Click here to donate money to Prostate Cancer UK
Click here to donate to Prostate Cancer UK

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SNG Barratt Group event sponsor
ClassicFabs -E-type RBCD film & event sponsors
Event partner, J.D Classics
Map of the UK for coastal drive
Rob, Rick and Bruce Bourne celebrating after raising the most funds on the drive for Prostate Cancer UK.
Stage Leaders and brothers Bruce & Rick Bourne
RBCD E-types at Blackpool
RBCD participants, Paul Abadjian and Octavia Pollock.
Stage 3 leaders, Paul & Rachel Pitfield
Fun and laughter on the drive.
Ross Brawn on the last leg of the drive
Last leg, heading to Goodwood Motor Circuit
Etypes on tour in the UK
Jaguar E-type Club logo Visit the International Jaguar XK Club website

Visit the Jaguar E-type Club RBCD Facebook page Visit the E-type Club Youtube Channel Visit the E-type Club Round Britain Coastal Drive Twitter page Visit the XK Club RBCD Facebook page Visit the XK Club Youtube channel to see XK Club Round Britain Coastal Drive, supporting Prostate Cancer UK footage. Click here to visit the XK Club Twitter page
Click here to donate money to Prostate Cancer UK
Click here to donate to Prostate Cancer UK
Visit the Prostate Cancer UK website by clicking here.

Prostate Cancer UK Facebook Prostate Cancer UK Youtube Channel Prostate Cancer UK Twitter page

 Copyright 2017 Porter & Porter Ltd

 

Terms & Conditions  |  Cookie Policy   |  Privacy Policy

Visit the Jaguar E-type Club Prostate Cancer UK logo International Jaguar XK Club logo

Etypes on tour in the UK
Event partner, J.D Classics
ClassicFabs -E-type RBCD film & event sponsors
Map of the UK for coastal drive
E-type RBCD participants enjoying their stop off at Dunbeath Castle.
RBCD E-types at Blackpool
RBCD participants, Paul Abadjian and Octavia Pollock.
Stage 3 leaders, Paul & Rachel Pitfield
Fun and laughter on the drive.
Ross Brawn on the last leg of the drive
Last leg, heading to Goodwood Motor Circuit
Jaguar E-type Club logo

Visit the Jaguar E-type Club RBCD Facebook page Visit the E-type Club Youtube Channel Visit the E-type Club Round Britain Coastal Drive Twitter page
Click here to donate to Prostate Cancer UK
Visit the International Jaguar XK Club website

Visit the XK Club Round Britain Coastal Drive page
Visit the XK Club RBCD Facebook page Visit the XK Club Youtube channel to see XK Club Round Britain Coastal Drive, supporting Prostate Cancer UK footage. Click here to visit the XK Club Twitter page
Click here to donate money to Prostate Cancer UK
Visit the Prostate Cancer UK website by clicking here.
Prostate Cancer UK Facebook Prostate Cancer UK Youtube Channel Prostate Cancer UK Twitter page

 Copyright 2017 Porter & Porter Ltd

 

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