JABBEKE’S CON­TRI­BU­TION TO SPEED

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Driven -

The small Bel­gian town of Jabbeke only has around 13,500 in­hab­i­tants, but its his­tory is much, much big­ger. In the 1940s and 1950s it dom­i­nated speed record lo­ca­tions – man­u­fac­tur­ers con­sid­ered it fash­ion­able to have the top speeds of its cars ver­i­fied by the Royal Au­to­mo­bile Club of Bel­gium – and it wasn’t just Jaguar. Us Brits loved it there, MG, Tri­umph and Austin-Healey also drove its cars flat out here. A non-pro­duc­tion MG EX 135 reached 175mph in 1948 – re­mark­able! YEAR CAR SPEED

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