If you've seen our previous updates on the expedition, you'll know the score. A group of adventurers have set themselves the task of driving a TVR Chimaera from the northernmost bar on the planet, to the southernmost. From the frigid heights of Arctic Norway, they've journeyed across Europe, the USA, Central and South America, and have just reached Patagonia. So, what's new since our last update?
So how has South America treated the expedition so far? More of the trial-by-red-tape treatment? Not at all. Since arriving in Colombia and hitting the road south, Pub2Pub has found itself scrolling through a bucket list which should be at the top of everyone's dream driving experiences. Experiences like roaring across the Peruvian Highlands, 4,000m up with the roof down, or roaming the world's largest salt flats - the Salar de Uyuni, in Bolivia. They've driven the famous 'Death Road', near La Paz, and cruised past active volcanoes in Ecuador, rolled past Llamas on the Altiplano, and drag-raced a horse across a field in Colombia. And through all the challenges, the TVR has been carrying on, business as usual, with no serious maintenance required so far in the trip, other than a clutch change in Nicaragua (a new clutch being sent out from the UK by TVR specialists Powers Performance in less than seven working days - impressive stuff!)
For updates as the expedition closes on its final goal, feel free to head over to the Facebook page.
Pub2Pub would also like to thank their supporters, without whom the journey couldn't have happened:
The TVR Car Club, Dartmoor Brewery, Dewerstone Lifestyle Clothing, Powers Performance, GAZ shocks, IMS Diving Panama
And all the people who've helped the expedition along the way - you know who you are!
Words: Ben Coombs