Typically you hop within the automotive and take off with no vacation spot in thoughts…you simply drive for the hell of it, stopping at locations alongside the way in which and usually having fun with the journey, not caring in regards to the vacation spot. Different occasions, the vacation spot is the entire level and every thing else in-between is just flying by at freeway speeds. Then there’s what 38-year-old Ben Coombs only recently pulled off…after seven months, over 20,000 miles, three continents and one clutch, he has traversed from the northernmost bar to the southernmost bar on the planet in a 1998 TVR Chimera.
How far are we actually speaking right here? The northern bar was on the Norwegian island of Svalbard, which is located between Norway and the North Pole, in an deserted mining settlement with a inhabitants of 4 folks, all of whom dwell within the city’s outdated resort. From there he headed south into Europe, made his technique to Southampton, England and shipped the TVR over to New York. He drove throughout the States to California, then headed south into Mexico, then Central America. He had the automotive ferried across the Darien Hole, then spent one other eight,000 miles on the highway heading to Tierra Del Fuego, Chile. There, he discovered the southernmost bar that he may stroll in and order a drink from and thus, ended the primary journey.
The TVR solely wanted a clutch, which was repaired in Nicaragua. The automotive is being shipped again to England and whereas we’re going out on a limb, we expect that he’ll proceed to cruise the comfortable little roadster all through the summer season.
(Courtesy: BBC. Pictures: Ben Coombs)
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