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Stewball’s Revenge


June 20: We are now in Rapid City, SD and rode the steam train to Hill City in the Black Hills. But this blog is about our problem day, three days ago. The drive was a very long one from St. … Continue reading

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A Short P.S.


June 3. Yesterday at 3:00 we had the call from Neil’s Motors. Stewball was ready to roll. The wiper motor was in a everything was working Jerry Boissonnault,  service manager and his very competent mechanics went beyond doing a good job … Continue reading

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The Adventure Begins


June 2, 2015: Our rally doesn’t officially start from Halifax, NS, Canada until June 7, but  our adventure has already begun. We left NC on May 29. Ed wanted to have some extra time, “just in case”.  We are now in … Continue reading

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Africa Safari rally is offically over


August 11, 2014. Stewball is back. Complete with lots of African dust and dirt, but also the     Cuban cigars Marco gave Ed on the rally. Doesn’t look like customs touched anything. Maybe the dirt served a purpose. Today … Continue reading

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This Time Zimbabwe


It was Day 11: May 12, 2014 Our first night in Zimbabwe would be in a “tented camp” at Matopos National Park  but before that we had to cross the border at Beitbridge into Zimbabwe. We were warned this  would be … Continue reading

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Two Days On the Road


May 4, 2014: We have finished our second day on the road. Lots of impressions of driving in South Africa. The highways are wonderful, very clean with NO billboards, smooth and well signed. The traffic is light on the roads … Continue reading

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Fact or Fiction


July 10: For those who have read The Long Road to Paris, know that “Stewball”, the 1967 VW Bettle featured in the novel contains “radical technology- technology so revolutionary that oil-exporting counties, including Russia, want every trace of it destroyed, and China, lacking … Continue reading

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Leg 2 begins


May 28: Arrived Vancouver yesterday, the end of Leg 1. Tomorrow we start the second leg from here to Anchorage. This is the part we really came to drive. Last evening we had a farewell/ welcome dinner. We will miss friends … Continue reading

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Save the Road Warrior


May 18: Day off. Time to catch up. So, to back up. On Wednesday on our run from Colorado Springs to Durango, we crossed three mountain passes, each 11,000 ft. OK, the last one was only 10, 018, but the first … Continue reading

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Tragedy Strikes


May 12:  We have been rallying since 2004 and never had such a tragedy such as this on any rally we have participated in. Even on the World Rally 2011, covering 14,000 miles, no one had an accident, not even a fender-bender. Well that is … Continue reading

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