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Jaguar XE sets lap record at forgotten circuit

Jaguar XE 300 Sport sets lap record at forgotten Grand Prix circuit in France

A Jaguar XE 300 Sport has established a lap record for a production saloon at the original Circuit de Charade in Clermont Ferrand, France. The 5-mile (8km) track, which included public road sections, hosted the French Grand Prix in 1965, 1969, 1970 and 1972, but it fell out of favour for …

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Driving abroad: the essential guide

Crossing camel - Morocco

Are you confident about driving abroad? Are you up to speed with the local laws of the road? British motorists reveal all in new research…. Whilst there’s no denying that hiring a car abroad allows you to get off the beaten track and discover new sights, sounds and tastes, it’s …

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Off-road fun at Camp Jeep

Camp Jeep 2015

Jeep owners and fans get in gear for the second annual Camp Jeep in France. Organised by the Jeep Owners Group (JOG) – the only official club run by the Jeep, and already established in 17 countries in the EMEA (Europe and Middle East) region – it’s “a celebration of …

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Toyota’s European milestone

Start of production of Toyota Auris at Burnaston, UK

Japanese car giant celebrates production of nine millionth Toyota in Europe. Toyota’s European manufacturing began in 1971 with the opening of the Toyota Caetano plant in Portugal, which initially built Corolla models. Now, from Portugal in the west, to Russia in the east, Toyota has six vehicle plants and three …

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