Cranks for the memories…

16 Oct Cranks for the memories…

After gaining a lot of ground after the first day’s over heating problems, our Aussie adventurers had made up some time by powering through the night, reaching the Route 66 parkway at first light.

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Spirits were high as the team got to Oklahoma City and onto Amarillo but then disaster struck –  the crankshaft cracked and split putting an end to our challenge. Rod and Michael tried everything to get the Tudor Rose back on the road but to no avail. Our record attempt was over…

The car was put on the back of a tow-truck and is in Amarillo awaiting a return journey to Ora Landis’ workshop where it will receive some much needed TLC. Rod and Michael are still on the road…with the bottle of water from the Atlantic, heading for LA. But will they tip the water into the Pacific as planned? Is the challenge actually over? Will the Tudor Rose be back to try again…