Stewball down under

Nov. 6: Could this be our next trip? We had an email from Jerry Price who organized the World Race 2011. Seems he and Roy are building (modifying? designing?) a car to run on solar power and gasoline to drive around (across?) Australia in 2013. He asked if we were interested in joining them.

Can’t you just see Stewball here? Competing with kanagroos and other exotic animals only seen in Australia and zoos?

After all, Sewball did well crossing the Gobi desert and bouncing over the rutted roads in China and Kazakhstan. Surely this can’t be that bad. Only Ed and I have to remember which side of the road to drive  on and navigate roundabouts in a clock-wise direction. At lest we won’t need a translator-or maybe we will!

Don’t know any details yet. But we said, “let’s keep this conversation going.” I see the setting for another novel here! Now, what mysterious things will happen? Suspense? Romance?Stay tuned for more details as time goes by!


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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4 Responses to Stewball down under

  1. joanie Alexander says:

    Go maties go. Perfect follow up adventure, and book three in the making.

  2. TBC says:

    Personally. Mites (Strine pronunciation for mates), I think you should go for it. It is a splendid country, about the same size as ours east to west and north to south, but clearly a different shape. The Aussies are a delight, and I can just see a roo or Wallabe trying to climb into Stewball to see if there are any edible goodies.

    Oz is a very hospitable country, and you would meet such a wonderful assortment of people.

    G’day, mates,


  3. Gary Bergman says:

    Just catching up with your latest adventures! “DUDLEY” and the crazy Aussie from Colorado would like to stay in touch with the Aussie adventure, maybe “STEWBALL” would like some company this time and they would have their own on site travelling car Doctor and a personal Ozzie interpretor as well. Enjoy your winter there as we are now into our snow season.
    Best regards,
    Gary B.

    • ejhowle23 says:

      Great to hear from you. Watch for the next issue of Vintage Voice. You are featured in our article. We will keep you posted on the possible Aussie adventure. I seem to recall your “snow season” can last well into April! What a day that was. We should have taken you up on the snow tire change.

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