J-Type to Istanbul

A J-Type Register member, Peter Page, has embarked upon a trip to Istanbul in his Austin 101.  He set off from Ramsbury, Wiltshire, on Saturday 13th March.  The van was loaded onto a barge and transported along the Grand Canal in Venice, to St. Mark’s basin.

The actual journey will be Ramsbury – Venice – Northern Greece – Thessalonika – Istanbul – Troy – Ephesus – Cesme – Ancona – Rome – Civitavecchia – Barcelona – Bilbao – Portsmoth – Ramsbury.

This is the second major trip in the van, built as a local delivery vehicle, as Peter has already driven to St. Petersburg in it two years ago.

Click on for a short video of the start of the trip