Here at AROnline we love the ADO16 and long road trips – why not combine both?
Alexander Boucke has some plans…
As you will probably know the Morris 1100 was launched nearly 50 years ago, and to celebrate this, the 1100 Club will hold a big party at the National Rally, taking place at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon on the weekend of 11-12th August. When club member Dean Oakey proposed to do a road trip from Land’s End to John o’Groats and then back finishing at the museum in Gaydon to show and prove the ability of these fine little cars over a year ago, I was immediately bitten. I love long road trips, in particular when I have the chance to take one of my favourite cars!
The rest of the family did not need to be persuaded too much, so by the end of next week, we’ll set off in Karin’s Vanden Plas 1300 heading for Cornwall – about 600 miles from our hometown. The car will not only have to prove reliable on the long run, but also have to carry all the stuff to keep a family of four happy for a week – no mean task, but with some creative packing and using all the available storage area, I know this will work just fine.
From now on we will keep you informed about the progress of preparations and the big journey itself.