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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:40 am    Post subject: Beetle and couple competing in the long road to Paris Reply with quote

I recently read about this great couple competing in the Great Race from NY to Paris in the Vintage Voice newsletter from the Vintage VW Club of America.

Ed & Janet are off from NYC on the beginning of their 14,000 mile adventure in Stewball their 68 VW beetle.


you can follow along day by day on their blog http://thelongroadtoparis.wordpress.com/

they'll be passing down I-90 thru Upstate NY today for the night's stay in Buffalo, NY

The odometer reads 78077. Our starting milaege on the road to Paris
Finally on the long road to Paris
Posted on April 11, 2011 by ejhowle23
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ed & Janet Howle on day 1 of the Great World Race of 2011
travelling in a 67 VW Beetle from NYC (though they came from North Carolina) to Paris by way of San Francisco and across China to arrive in June 2011.


Follow along on their Blog: http://thelongroadtoparis.wordpress.com/
or purchase their book at Amazon.com

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Since I am 76, Janet thought it was time to settle down and become serious about something so we have decided to be serious about becoming authors/adventurers. On April 14, we will line up our 1967 VW Beetle with twelve other antique cars at Times Square to set out on the 2011 World Race. It will be the first of its kind since the famous 1908 Great Race. We will drive west, 14,000 miles, crossing the U.S., China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Switzerland and France. The rally will end at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. This is far from being our first adventure, but it will be the most challenging because we will be competing against much younger teams and more powerful cars. We are told that the media coverage of the rally will include the New York Times, USA Today, Forbes Magazine and many other publications around the world.

The Author part? We have recently lived in Paris, rallied across the US, and traveled across Russia by train. We h ave used these experiences to write The Long Road to Paris, our newly released novel about an around-the-world car race with a lethal combination of international espionage, secret technology, and a dangerous romance. Perhaps the 2011 World Race will only include romance, but we expect our blog detailing our experiences will be equally interesting.

Our other experiences include jointly inventing a walker that is an international best seller and has revolutionized the way children with cerebral palsy walk. We have raised six children, home schooling the youngest two on our sailboat. We are still avid ocean sailors. Anyone interested in additional information can contact us through our website http://www.thelongroadtoparis.com


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

World Race 2011 - New York to Paris. Blue Beetle '67. Photo taken tonight in Vilnius, Lithuania.

More nights pictures in gallery:
https://picasaweb.google.com/105802499523088205463...frjlvLPrAE

Pics shoot correctly in this place in Vilnius:
http://www.maps.lt/map/default.aspx?lang=en#obj=58...orthophoto

Regards:)

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks,,, for posting these very cool pics.

it's such a great and overwhelming adventure to recreate..
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