Basically, car spectators and enthusiasts from all over the world are already used to witnessing brimstones and little fires at the different races organized by NASCAR all across the state. The traveling circus as touted simply feels at home especially when it made it a point to swing through the premises of the famous Bible Belt. However, when the car drivers who are English took off with their historic racing cars and start Tebowing right at the car race finish line, many have concluded that this must have to be a sign.
Simon Butler is considered as one of the most popular car racing icons in the world these days. In fact, Simon is also known through its popular name, The Racing Reverend. The Reverend is expected to drive the 1952 Jaguar a C-type historic car that also aims to compete with the equally popular car model Royal Auto Club’s The Woodcote trophy. Basically, Simon Butler in known as Ashted Parish associate rector in Surrey, England. As it is also expected, The Reverend will also work in collaboration with his co-driver named Jonathon Crouch, competing for the WT series. The historic Jaguar car is currently owned by one of Simon’s parishioners, Tony Allen.
According to Simon Butler, he thinks and believes that he is the only Anglican priest who has given the opportunity to drive a modern Formula 1 car. However, he also added that this driving experience he has had is considered by him as his very first experience in driving historic cars particularly in a prestigious car racing event like this.
According to the Reverend, car racing is just like living a life to its fullest. He said that whenever he is behind the steering wheel, he feels like he is pushing himself to defy all sorts of boundaries and putting himself and the car right to the very edge. He also exclaimed that taking a car to its limit is just like putting one’s self at the razor edge. It’s just like grabbing the different opportunities and embracing the different risks that also come along with such opportunities.
Risks are parts of the Jaguar C-type pedigree. Basically, it comes with XKC 016 chassis number and was taken out as new sometime in 1952. The car competed in some European events until such time that the car crashed and killed its driver. In 1970, the Jaguar was restored and is back with its original car racing specifications.