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2012-11-20 10:38

CLASSIC CARS TAKE ON LEJOG: Classic car owners will push their rides to the limit across the epic 2253km Le Jog rally in the UK.

LONDON, England -  The 2012 Le Jog rally will see classic car owners take part in an epic 2253km journey across the UK in December 2012.

Over 60 cars will leave Land’s End on a route across Britain that will see them travelling through Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Wales, Shropshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, North Yorkshire, Northumbria, Northumberland, East Lothian, West Lothian, North Lanarkshire and across Scotland to John O’Groats over a four-day period.


Historic Endurance Rallying Organisation (Hero) event director and clerk of the course for Le Jog, Peter Nedin, said: “Le Jog is one of the toughest events of its kind in Europe, possibly the world, and we constantly strive to maintain this enviable reputation.

"We have no idea what the weather will bring but it certainly won’t stop the drivers who will do all they can to finish  the course no matter what the conditions are.”

Many vehicles built before 1984 will be taking part, including a 1957 MGA coupe, a 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL and a 1974 Datzun 240 Z.

Hero joint managing director, Patrick Burke, said: "This will be one of the most testing events that we have ever run. As in past editions the event is attracting crews from all over Europe and beyond which is a testament to the event and all those who work so hard to make it happen.”

The 2012 Le Jog will visit parts of the UK not used in previous events, including two new locations for the rest stops - Llangollen and Slaley near Hexham, as well as several new test locations.

The route will also be taking drivers deeper into Wales than previous events and challenging crews with night-time regularities and difficult terrain.

Hero will be supporting the Whyte Sisters, Seren and Elise, who will be tackling the course to raise funds for the Pink Ribbon Foundation in a 1964 Mini Cooper. The sisters will also be the youngest female crew to compete in the event.

First prize winners will receive a week-long sailing trip in the Mediterranean on board the Orianda luxury yacht.

Competitors will aim to collect elusive gold medals (two were earned in 2011) but just crossing the finishing line is the main aim of many.


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