OK, so this isn't 'new' news, but it was certainly huge news in the world of motoring racing at the time.  And we simply couldn't resist sharing this great film with you. 

Sixty two years ago, Jaguar made all the headlines at the 21st Le Mans 24-hour endurance race. A star-studded team of drivers launched the magnificent new streamlined and aerodynamic C-Type on an unsuspecting world. The car snarled, rasped and purred through 24 punishing hours on the demanding circuit to a stunning first victory against the established giants - Ferrari, Aston Martin, Alfa Romeo and the American Cunninghams.