Monthly Archives: April 2011

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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The anxious wait


April 13. 10:30 am. They are all here and they look formidable. I think every one of the around-the-world cars represent an investment of at least 10 times what Stewball did. As Thurman said to Marie-Claire, “What’cha doin in that cheap ole Betttle anyway?” … Continue reading

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TV coverage


Just a quick note. Just saw from WRAL-TV website that the piece that Scott Mason did with us will air tonight on Channel 5 news. If you are in their viewing area, tune in at 5:55 to the Tar Heel … Continue reading

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Day 2 and the rally hasn’t even started


Challenges for today. Left Baltimore in hard-make that VERY hard rain, fog, and heavy truck traffic-throwing more water on the windshield. The windshield wipers were stiff and only smeared the windshield until they finally soaked up enough rain to become … Continue reading

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End of day 1


April 11. We are in Baltimore. Could actually have made NY city, but didn’t want to buck the end of day traffic and we don’t need to be there until tomorrow. So, nicely put up at the Hyatt right on … Continue reading

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Impatiently waiting


7:05 am., April 11, 2011. My last blog from home. The faithful (we hope) Stewball sits in the driveway,  impatiently waiting. He’s on his way and won’t be back for many a day. He was born in Wolfsburg, Germany on August … Continue reading

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Finally on the long road to Paris


You might guess we’re up early. There really is no need to start early today. We are taking two days to drive to NY City, but excitement and a bit of anxiety have overcome sleep. So, we were both up shortly … Continue reading

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