Competitors brace themselves for Le Jog

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More than 60 classics are set to take part in the epic 1400-mile Le Jog rally from 1-4 December.

Cars such as a 1957 MGA belonging to Curt Wagner and Horst Pokroppa’s, plus the 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL of Jochen Gabriel and Onder Turker, will compete in the Historic Endurance Rallying Organisation’s event, which runs from Land's End to John O'Groats.

Models from Maserati, BMW, Alfa Romeo, Triumph, Datsun and Porsche will also participate in what organisers bill as “the UK’s toughest classic car rally”.

The course will pit man and machine against some outstanding driving roads – many of which will be new to Le Jog this year – in areas such as Devon, Somerset, the Welsh Borders, Northumberland and through the Great Glen and Inverness in Scotland.

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

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