When you see the title, you may get two questions. “What is the World Smallest Car” and “Why some decide to drive a car from Dover to Scottish tip?”.
Let’s learn the story that we heard from the United Kingdom.
British car enthusiast, Alex Orchin (Age 31), started a journey from John O’Groats in Scotland which is located near the Northern point of the UK Mainland. He started his journey on Saturday the 13th of November, 2021 to make a historical journey to Land’s end, Wales which is near the southern-western point of the UK mainland. And he has covered 360 miles so far on the 17th of November 2021.
Alex Orchin, from East Sussex, United Kingdom. He is driving a Peel P50 from John O’Groats to Land’s End. P50s are the world’s smallest cars and are only 137cm long and 120cm high. P50s were first made on the Isle of Man in the 1960s and have a top speed of 35mph. Mr Orchin expects to take up to three weeks to complete the 870-mile trip and he started in t last Saturday (13). He is doing the challenge to raise money for BBC Children in Need.
Even, there is no official claim has been announced, he believes that it is the first time the drive has been done in a P50 car across the UK mainland. Mr Orchin is an expert bagpiper since he was 11 years old. So, Mr Orchin will be playing the pipes during his stops on the long way south. In case if you don’t know about the bagpipe, it is the national instrument of Scotland and is best represented in the music of the Scottish Highlands.
Let’s move into Q & A for this historical journey
What is the starting point of Alex Orchin’s Journey?
John O’Groats, Scotland. – The name John o’ Groats has a particular resonance because it is often used as a starting or ending point for cycles, walks, and charitable events to and from Land’s End. Even it is just 2.35 miles behind the Dunnet Head, the most Northern Point of UK Mainland.
What is the ending point, of Alex Orchin’s Journey?
Land’s End, Cornwall, England. Composed of a granite mass, its tip is the southwesternmost point of English Mainland and lies about 870 miles (1,400 km) by road from John o’ Groats, traditionally considered the northernmost point of Great Britain mainland.
What is the Smallest Car in the World?
The Peel P50 microcar is officially the World’s Smallest Car. Made on the Isle of Man in the early 1960s, fewer than 30 exist today making it one of the rarest cars in the World. Its dimensions are 54 in (137 cm) long and 39 in (99 cm) wide and with an unladen weight of 130 pounds (59 kg).
What is BBC Children in Need?
BBC Children in Need which is also brand as Plant mewn Angen in Wales is the BBC Corporation’s UK charity Programme for children. Since 1980, it has raised over £1 billion for disadvantaged children and young people in the UK. When adjusting for inflation in 2020, it totals £1,493,556,399 from 1980 to 2019.
One of the highlights is an annual telethon, held in November and televised on BBC One and BBC Two from 7:30 pm until 2:30 am.
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