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14 Oct And they are off…

[caption id="attachment_665" align="alignnone" width="300"] Vintage Adventurer Rod Wade and co-driver Michael Flanders set off from Staten Island, LA bound[/caption] A new world record attempt got underway just after midnight as 70-year-old Vintage Adventurer Rod Wade and his co-driver Michael Flanders drove their 1930 Ford Model A...

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13 Oct Filming in the Big Apple

With the Ocean2Ocean Challenge setting off from New York, the film crew wanted to get the Tudor Rose driving past some of its most iconic landmarks. This is obviously easier said than done when its Saturday afternoon in one of the busiest and most visited...

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13 Oct The Media Spotlight

Once all the touch ups on the car were done, its was time for Rod and Michael to get their close up as a camera crew for Australia's Network 7 and a reporter from Autoweek arrived to see what the guys were up to. [gallery type="rectangular"...

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13 Oct Final tweaks in the workshop

After Friday was a complete washout at Hershey, we said goodbye to our dear friends and hosts Don and John from Snyder's Antique Auto Parts and headed for New York. It was hammering down with rain and reports of coastal storms were weighing heavily on...

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11 Oct Engine Envy…

One of the great things to do at Hershey Classic Car Show is to catch up with good friends and Rod did just that when he visited Ora Landis, who is responsible for rebuilding the engine in the Tudor Rose. [caption id="attachment_604" align="alignnone" width="300"] Rod and...

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10 Oct Hurrah for Hershey

The Vintage Adventurer team took the Tudor Rose to Hershey Classic Car Show where she is on display on the Snyder's Antique Auto Parts stand - and she caused quite a storm! [caption id="attachment_611" align="alignnone" width="300"] Michael and Rod with the Tudor Rose[/caption] Then we had a...

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08 Oct A new starting line

On their day off, Rod and Michael did a reccie of the starting point we had planned for the Ocean 2 Ocean Challenge USA. It was a shock to find that we couldn't access the park as it had been closed due to lack of...

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08 Oct Fixing up the Ford Model A

When you're over 80 years old, a long old journey takes it out of you so its no surprise that after the epic challenge of the Peking to Paris Rally, the first place Rod took his car, the Tudor Rose, was to the garage. [caption id="attachment_579"...

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25 Sep Vintage Adventurer at AACA Hershey Car Show

Vintage Adventurer Rod Wade, his co-driver Michael Flanders and the Tudor Rose will be at the Antique Automobile Club America’s Hershey Classic Car Show prior to setting off on this record-breaking adventure. Tudor Rose will be on display on the Snyders Antique Auto Parts stand and they'll have...

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17 Aug A new challenge for the Vintage Adventurer

Rod is aiming to set a new world record as he drives against the clock from New York to California in his 1930 Ford Model A, paying homage to H. Nelson Jackson and Sewall K. Crocker, the first to drive coast-to-coast across America 110 years...

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17 Aug We made it!

After 33 days and over 12,000km, we made it all the way from Peking to Paris! Some special thanks from Rod Wade, the Vintage Adventurer - Car #18 • Philip Young, Founder & Director of the Endurance Rally Association - For providing a magnificent event. • ERA Support...

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17 Aug Back in the USSR!

Generous Russian garages and mysterious benefactors helped the remaining cars keep on the road as we travel across Russia and into the home straight towards the French finish line on 29th June. Most of the cars have been in need of serious repair and TLC after...

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17 Aug From the challenge of Mongolia, on to Russia

We've made it across one of the wildest and most inhospitable wildernesses on earth as we've travelled across remotest Mongolia. The punishing terrain soon got the better of some of the vehicles and drivers. Seven cars had been forced to drop out within the first week unable...

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17 Aug The race is on in the Gobi Desert

A giant orange sun hung over the Western horizon as half the rally snatched the precious remnants of the fading daylight to erect their tents in the Gobi Desert. What of the other half? They are coming in, steadily, in dribs and drabs, shaken up...

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17 Aug Peking to Paris – We’re off!

Car 18 begins its epic journey from Beijing  Preparation standards were put to the test on the first day of the fifth Peking to Paris Rally as 96 cars set off from the Great Wall of China today (28th May) on the start of their 7,500-mile...

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