Monthly Archives: April 2011

Kansas City


    Day 7. We may be in an enclosed car with windshield wipers and a marginal heater, but we do have one thing in common with the Thomas Flyer that won the World Race in 1908. Stewball is a … Continue reading

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Every day is different


Day 6. I think. We’ve actually been gone from home a week now. Weather was a BIG factor again. Drove through a heavy rain, poor visibility, wind. Does this sound the same? Maybe, but much worse today. More rain in … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned


Who would guess that GPS couldn’t find the way out of Warsaw, IN? Did she think we were already in Warsaw, Poland? Anyway, I drew position 1. I’m always a bit insecure about that. Even though we start 1 minute … Continue reading

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First disaster:(


Day 4. When I first bought a Beetle 55 years ago, I never expected I’d be driving one now, or that I would even be alive! Yet here I am driving one around the world or at least to Warsaw. … Continue reading

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A day of fiends and family


Day 3. Seems I am too tired at night to write these, so here we are the morning of day 4. Up early. Yesterday we rallied with assigned time and speed for the first time. Not a long day, just from … Continue reading

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OUR Day


Day 2. I admit, this was very self-centered day. Our fifteen minutes of fame, so to speak. The rally convoyed to Springville, NY. the home of George Schuster, winner of the 1908 race for those who don’t know. So here’s … Continue reading

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On the road-finally!


Day 1. No rallying today, a convoy out of NY City-well, sort of, our leader-and his navigator- “got distracted” and took a wrong turn. Some of us stayed on the route but those who followed the leader had an aborted … Continue reading

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