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Classic cars complete end-to-end endurance run

John O’Groats was the finishing line for the participants in the annual Lejog endurance rally from Land’s End.

More than 80 drivers piloted an impressive range of classic cars on the three-day event run by the Historic Endurance Rallying Organisation.

This year’s event was the 20th anniversary run. Viewed as one of the most demanding events of its kind in Europe, it is open to cars manufactured before 1986.

The oldest entry came from Michael Kunz and James Ewing, in their 1928 Dodge Senior Six, with BMWs, Porches, Alfa Romeos and Mercedes featuring among the models dating from the 60s and 70s.

The rally, which includes a series of reliability tests, reached Carlisle a week last Monday before completing the last overnight leg to the far north, most arriving in time for breakfast.

On Tuesday evening, the organisers and drivers were welcomed by highland council’s Caithness civic leader Gail Ross in Wick Assembly Rooms before attending the traditional awards dinner.

 

Source: John O'Groat Journal, Wednesday 17 December 2014