The Panamericana road trip started in December 2011. A car trip through South America with 83 classic Volvo's. In 35 days and 16,000 kilometres, these Volvo enthusiasts drove from Buenos Aires in Argentina, via the south to Cartagena de Indias in Colombia. On our blog we will share memories of this memorable journey in the near future.
Day 7: Comodoro Rivadavia-Rio Gallegos, Argentina
Day 8, Rio Gallegos – Ushuaia, Argentina
Today was an exciting day: we went to Ushuaia, the most Southern city in the world. A journey during which we crossed 2 borders, took a ferry and drove 100 km on a gravel road. Tonight we did some maintenance on the car: filled up the oil (wasn’t too bad), lubricated some parts (wasn’t too bad), but we also cleaned up our mess (not that great). Oh yes, we also cleaned the radiator, which was pretty clogged with bugs and that affected the cooling. By the way, cooling is a hot item. Everyone wants to know what others have done to give the engine some extra cooling. When we tell them about our high tech modification (a block of wood under the hood) they raise their eyebrows.
When we have to stop at one of the many police posts the policeman asks us: ‘This is wowo?’ We don’t understand his question and shrug. The policeman walks around our car and says: ‘Yes, this is wowo!’ Us: ‘Aaaah, okay, yes: VOLVO!’
Day 9: Ushuaia
Book Panamericana roadtrip
As a reminder of this memorable journey, the book 'Panamericana Roadtrip' has been published. The story is told with the stunning photographs from travel photographer Thijs Heslenfeld, supported by a selection of some of the many stories written by the heroes of this journey. For everyone that did not participate in this journey, it is a wonderful book to dream away with. The proceeds of this book go to the special projects of the HoPe Foundation. This organisation - founded by Walter Meekes - is involved in developing education in the remote mountain villages around the Peruvian city of Cuzco.
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