Posted on 19 June 2014
Thornley Kelham recently supported a stunning Jaguar XK120 in the 3rd Summer Marathon car rally in Livigno, Italy. Around 80 cars participated in this 4-day event with 3 circuits starting and finishing in the beautiful town of Livigno, passing through spectacular mountain passes and picturesque villages en route.
Day 1: Livigno - Edolo - Tirano - Poschiavo - Livigno
Day 2: Livigno - St. Moritz - Colico - Tirano - Livigno
Day 3: Livigno - Prato di Stelvio - Golfo di Bormio - Livigno
Our race mechanic, Colin, fully prepared the car prior to it being transported to the event and acted as co-driver whilst the owner drove. The XK120 performed brilliantly, being built specifically for this purpose. It drew many great comments and much attention and admiration from competitors and spectators alike.
The event included 80 timed stages, enough to test any driver and navigator. The car finished commendably placed and despite a terrible weather forecast it turned out beautiful in the end with sunshine and blue skies (except for the last day) to highlight a memorable and enjoyable event.