Events : LEJoG in a Princess – day four

AROnline‘s team reaches the finishing line.

Words and photography: Alexander Boucke


We’ve made it. Our wonderful little car is now parked outside the Seaview Hotel in John o’Groats. The drive through the Highlands, along the lochs and finally the North Sea shores has simply been fantastic. Every drop of rain we have had on the first days of the journey was offset by the sheer amount of sunshine we have had on the last stretch through Scotland.


Starting line at Bothwell castle.


The Highlands overlooking Loch Lomond.


Driving along Loch Ness.

Alexander Boucke

Based in Aachen, Germany, Alexander has had BMC>ARG cars around him since birth - in fact his earliest childhood memories are from buying a new Landcrab with his family at the age of two. The new cars have aged to classic cars and a few more have joined the family fleet - most of them by now proper classics and many with Hydrolastic or Hydragas suspension. Alexander joined the AROnline team back in 2002 when helping out to get some facts right on the Austin 3 Litre.


  1. Congratulations to Alexander and Team AROnline for making it to John O’Groats in one piece, and in such fine shape. You’re an inspiration to us all, and proof positive that the ADO16 is still one fantastic car!

  2. Well done, and glad that you got to see the wonderful Scottish scenery in sunshine!

    Just for info, the second picture is actually looking south to Loch Tulla from the A82 car park at the start of Rannoch Moor.

    Thanks for sharing your adventures!

  3. An Austin 1100 was my first car, and my second ! I remember going to see a rather rusty example, (a fairly common experience in those days), and the gentleman selling it told me his wife wanted a Vanden Plas 1100.

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