Jaguar to sponsor U.S. Vintage Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International


WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (May 18, 2016) – Watkins Glen International announced today that Jaguar Cars North America will sponsor the United States Vintage Grand Prix weekend, one of the largest vintage racing events on the national calendar, September 9-11, 2016.

“We are very excited to confirm Jaguar as our entitlement partner for the United States Vintage Grand Prix in September,” Watkins Glen International President Michael Printup said. “Jaguar’s existing relationship with SVRA (Sportscar Vintage Racing Association) made this a natural fit, and we look forward to building on their participation in last year’s event and welcome them to the WGI family.”

Jaguar has a storied history at Watkins Glen International, with legendary drivers such as Hurley Haywood, Chip Robinson, and Martin Brundle, among others, piloting the marque at various events around the historic New York circuit.

Pre-race ceremonies at the weekend event will also showcase Jaguar’s racing success, with Davy Jones serving as Grand Marshal. Jones, who won the 1990 24 Hours of Daytona driving a Jaguar XJR-12, is currently the Lead Driving Instructor for Jaguar.

“We are thrilled to continue this partnership with SVRA and Watkins Glen International,” said Kim McCullough, Vice President, Marketing, Jaguar Land Rover North America. “This partnership allows us to engage an audience that is enthusiastic about the Jaguar marque and provide an excellent autocross experience featuring the Jaguar F-TYPE and the All-New XE sports sedan.”

The SVRA United States Vintage Grand Prix presented by Jaguar returns to its traditional fall weekend at Watkins Glen International, September 9-11, 2016. The weekend kicks off on Friday with practice and qualifying rounds and continues on Saturday and Sunday with eleven race groups scheduled to compete on the 3.4-mile long course.

About Jaguar
Jaguar is a premier manufacturer of luxury sedans and sports cars offering unparalleled design with tremendous performance. The company's vision throughout its storied history has been simple: To produce beautiful, fast cars that are desired the world over. Jaguar strives to provide a world class ownership experience to every owner. Today's Jaguar lineup consists of the Jaguar XE, two-seater F-TYPE, XF sports sedan, and the XJ luxury sedan. Jaguar designs, engineers and manufactures exclusively in the United Kingdom, at the Castle Bromwich manufacturing plant in the British Midlands. Jaguar is fully engaged with sustainability initiatives and social concerns with continuous involvement in environmental and community programs. For more information visit the official Jaguar website at

About Jaguar Land Rover
• The United States is one of the leading global markets for both Jaguar and Land Rover

• Jaguar Land Rover employs 32,000 people and sells vehicles in 170 countries around the world

• Jaguar Land Rover has two state of the art engineering and design facilities and four advanced manufacturing plants in the UK

• Headquartered in Mahwah, New Jersey in the United States, Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC has offices across the USA

• Jaguar Land Rover is represented by more than 330 independently operated retail outlets in the USA
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