Sev­ens to Aus­tria

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Austin Seven own­ers are pre­par­ing to em­bark on a 1500-mile jour­ney across Europe to mark the car’s 95th an­niver­sary this sum­mer.

The North Hert­ford­shire branch of the 750 Mo­tor Club is or­gan­is­ing the Euro­tour ad­ven­ture to Aus­tria, which sets off from Calais on 2 June to the Alpine re­gion of Ty­rol and on to the city of Salzburg, where the club will cel­e­brate both the car and the re­gion’s as­so­ci­a­tion with the film The Sound of Mu­sic.

A club spokesman says: ‘Some 45 Austin Sev­ens from the UK and France, plus two sup­port ve­hi­cles, will make the long trip half­way across Europe through France, Ger­many and Switzer­land and on to Aus­tria.

‘There they will at­tack real mountain-road climb­ing to show how tough and en­dur­ing these lit­tle cars are, be­fore tack­ling the long trek home.’

The club has held Euro­pean tours ev­ery five years since 1992 – the Seven’s 70th an­niver­sary – and on the last tour in 2012 the group of Austins took on the Swiss Alps’ tough­est roads en-route to the town of In­ter­laken.

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