German G-Wagen owner sets off for driving tour in 1989 ... and hasn't stopped since
These days we're meant to call the Mercedes Gelandewagen the G-Class, not G-Wagen. Which is fine for the Russian mobsters and Hollywood celebs to whom we owe the vehicle's continued existence.
Somehow we doubt German adventurer Gunther Holtorf knows what a G-Class is. Because his car - nicknamed Otto - is most definitely a proper G-Wagen, without a hint of AMG bling or any other such nonsense!
Somehow achieved without a 500hp V8!
A super-cool narrated slideshow of highlights from his now 23-year, half-million mile adventure in Otto - started with his wife at the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989 - has been put up on the BBC website and was brought to our attention yesterday as a possible Time For Tea? candidate. We already had something lined up with the Wilton House promo but it's too good to wait until the afternoon so we'll bend the format slightly and run it as Time For Tea?'s hastily contrived morning equivalent - Time For Coffee? - instead!
Awesome!!!! How do they sustain that lifestyle? I wish I could do that!
SirSamuelBuca25 Jul 2012
its a great tale. A shame about his wife but good on him for carrying on!
sinbaddio25 Jul 2012
ramz25 Jul 2012
This guy has lived my dream, what an absolute legend. He must be one of the most travelled people on the planet and yet he did it without any publicity, no twitter, facebook or blog tracking his daily progress...
I wonder how they managed to do it financially?
RevoHJC25 Jul 2012
Wish I had the money to just drive around doing jack st for 25 years. Jesus fk.