Back East-Through Russia?

July 17:

Stewball in Berlin

Stewball isn’t even tired and neither are we (well, not at this moment). In spite of the horrible roads we haven’t even changed a tire. The Great Race movie with Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood and Jack Lemmon ended in Paris with one of the competitors challenging the other for a return race East. So why not?

Well, first we would need a financial sponsor, and unless someone at VW is reading this it isn’t likely to happen, but we are sure turning around in Paris and going back East would set some sort of a record- and then there are our ages. We would have no other racers, Jeff suggested therapy instead. And we would try to go through Russia and Siberia to Vladivostok rathere than Beijing. So, what do you think? Any takers?


About ejhowle23

Authors and adventurers, participated in the World Race 2011, an automobile rally from New York to Paris, crossing three continents and 14,000 land miles. Following much the same route as the setting for our debut novel, The Long Road to Paris. This blog describes our own adventures and challenges. And now you can follow our Bahamas sailing adventure that provides the setting for our second novel, Night Watch. Our rally, the African Safari Challenge, crossed five countries in South Africa in May 2014 and in 2015 we participated in the second Trans-American rally this time from Nova Scotia to San Francisco. Spring of 2016 we travelled 28 days around Australia with friends from previous rallies and in the fall participated in our most exhausting rally through Argentina, Chili and Peru- the Rally of the Incas. We were awarded the Against All Odds award. We're still not sure if this was for us or our car. Stewball never broke down and we hardly did. We will soon take on Iceland as a self-drive tour and in the fall of 2017 we will participate in the Odyssey Italia and then back to Africa for a do-over (almost) of the Africa Safari Challenge.
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6 Responses to Back East-Through Russia?

  1. joanie Alexander says:

    You two are a couple of kids who can not stop at the end of the day. Wonderful! Can you stay and play where you are, let Stewball tour you where ever each day?

  2. John Quam says:

    As you know, Luke. Ray, Pat and myself are in the process of putting together the final Paris leg of our original 2008 US leg (www.longestautoracecent,com). Like the US leg, we will follow the orginal Schuster Route.

    How about it….are you guys up for it??? By the way, please say hello to Klaus and M for us

    • ejhowle23 says:

      We have been keeping a record of “advise” for you all in your trip planning. We need to set up a call once we are back. We did tell Klaus and Maja that we saw you and all of us recalled some of the adventures we had. Lots to tell you in our “if we did it again” log. :))

      • John Quam says:

        That sounds great!! I was hoping we could get some feedback from you guys once you got back. Send we an email once you get back and things settle down and we’ll set something up.

        Congrats on your progress so far….you’re almost there!

  3. TBC says:

    Personally, I’d stick with a few weeks in Paris that you know so well.

    We miss you at Cup-A-Joe!



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