WHAT DO the celebrated actor Jeremy Irons, Formula One commentator Martin Brundle and AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson have in common? They’ve just competed in the famous Mille Miglia endurance run, joining other celebrity drivers behind the wheels of 10 classic Jaguar sports cars.
With the sun beating down, the intrepid entertainers, personalities and former racers set out on the four-day round trip from Brescia to Rome beaming delightedly, and by the time they crossed the finish line, they were still grinning broadly.
Away from the jokes and smiles, the famous drivers, who also included Bruno Senna, nephew of Ayrton, were handling some very serious machinery, however. Fortunately former model Jodie Kidd, Sunday Times Driving contributor Jay Leno and the rest returned the assorted XKs, C-types and one D-type unmarked. Or so they told Jaguar.