Vredestein’s classic tyre range features on Jaguar XK120 and XK150 cars competing in the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club XK Race Series.
Premium tyre brand Vredestein awarded the Duncan Hamilton Trophy for its long-term support of the popular JEC Race Series (KX120-150 models, 1948-1961).
Vredestein UK has been the main sponsor of the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club XK Race Series since 2010, and involved with JEC for 13 years. The tyre company’s support for the Club was acknowledged with the Duncan Hamilton trophy at the JEC Racing Awards Dinner last month.
The dinner, a convivial occasion organised by JEC to celebrate its members’ racing successes in 2016, was an opportunity to remind Jaguar owners and racers that the Vredestein Sprint Classic range is the tyre of choice when it comes to competitive racing. “The Vredestein Sprint Classic ‘period’ look suits our racing Jaguar XK120s and XK150s whilst also performing superbly as everyday road tyres,” said Terry Dye, JEC Competitions’ Secretary.
Vredestein Country Manager Karl Naylor received the Duncan Hamilton Trophy on Vredestein’s behalf, for its support of the XK Race Series. He also presented awards to Kevin Zwolinski (XK Drive of The Year), Andy Keith-Lucas (Winner XK Trophy), Derek Pearce (Mechanics’ Nightmare), Chris Keith-Lucas (Most Consistent Driver), and Tom Butterfield (Merville Kirkham Memorial Trophy).
“We look forward to forging an even closer relationship with the JEC, as we continue to sponsor the exciting XK Race Series in 2017,” said Karl Naylor. “We are one of only a few tyre manufacturers who produce modern tyres with a classic look, therefore affording the best of both worlds, in terms of performance and safety.”