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Old 17th March 2011, 11:02   #1
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Default Couple takes road-trip of 142,000 miles in an 83-yr old car!

People,

Not sure if this is the right section but quite sure you guys would like to read about this!

A couple started off in a 1928 Graham-Paige vintage car to traverse the world. Quite something to even imagine forget execute.

Cutting to the chase, here's the link:

Ultimate road trip: couple drive 142,000 miles, visit 24 countries and have four children - Telegraph

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Amazing achievement, no doubt. But, cannot but help wonder, how they funded their trip and managed to have four children on the way.
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What a journey! I googled and got this interview transcript from the CNN website.

CNN.com - Transcripts

They have been getting along on the generosity of people they meet on the way. That is so heartening to know.
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boy oh boy !

that is some automobile ! 83 year old and still running around ... todays OEMs should learn a lot regarding durability .

we do have a couple of ambys and mm 540s sprinting around, but still we are a way behind the " good old days " which produced really rugged cars.

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83 year old covering 142000 miles / 24 countries
I doubt whether our 4 year old Civic could cover atleast half the way.
Best example for the term "Reliability"
I hope the beast's batch mates already found their seats in many museums, but this beauty has a long way to travel.
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