24 August


The Oldsmobile arrived in Darwin at 12.30 today, under her own steam, intact and sounding perfect as always.
What an emotional time – Over 2,500 miles and she drove every inch of the way.

She is a fabulous 110 year old horseless carriage and I am proud to be her owner.

The Team did a wonderful job, without whom the results may have been different. Mark and Bruce looked after her every whim and Lorraine looked after our every whim.

More words later…..

15 Responses to “24 August”

  1. Rob MacDonald says:

    Well done Joy, Mark and Bruce, now relax and enjoy the rest of the trip.

    Rob & Gail.

  2. Norma says:

    Well done Joy and all the team
    Looking forward to you coming home – enjoy the rest of your holiday.
    Say hello to Geelong for me!!

    Love Mum

    Frank and Irene say hello too!!!

  3. Liz Griffin says:

    Fantastic achievement – well done everyone. Now enjoy a few days rest!

  4. Maureen butler says:

    Many congratulations Joy, enjoy a well deserved rest and safe journey home.
    See you soon, Maureen .

  5. Geoff & Chris Chennells says:

    Joy, it has been our very great privilege to have accompanied you, your Team, and of course, the Oldsmobile all the way from Birdwood to Darwin. Let’s hope we can meet up again in the not-so-distant future (Geelong, perhaps?).
    You have all – you, Lorraine, Mark and Bruce really made this event something extra special for both of us.
    The best to you all- & safe travelling,
    Geoff & Chris Chennells

  6. Diz Errington says:

    Well done all of you, we are looking forward to seeing the photographs. We also look forward to seeing Mark and Bruce and hope that one day we will be able to meet Joy who made the trip of a lifetime possible.

    Love to all

    Diz (Muz)

  7. John Longden says:

    Well done, a great achievement but then you chose the right car and had the best mechanic for the rebuild followed by your excellent backup team. All that under the control of a very determined lady. So what next? John.

  8. Lois Binnie says:

    Well done Joy and team, it was a joy to watch the Oldsmobile on the road. I have a few good photos of the
    Oldsmobile in the road and in action. Do you have an email address I can send them to?

  9. John Passmore says:

    Congrats Joy and team, a fantastic effort by you all and the wonderful 110 year old Olds! Your postings have been great.

    John & Rosemary xx

  10. Stuart Barnes says:

    Congratulations from the Barnes family. It was great following your adventure. A pity I couldn’t make it over to see you. Enjoy the warmth Stuart

  11. Michael Seidemann says:

    Dear Joy, Mark, and Bruce:

    Congratulations on such a fantastic accomplishment! It is just amazing to me that while I am so concerned about making it 62 miles from London to Brighton, your epic journeys of 3500 miles and 2500 miles have seemingly been accomplished so readily. I know there have been struggles along the way, but the end results have been nothing short of mind-boggling.

    Now it is time to go home, and for Mark and Bruce to get to work on mine.

    Please have a great trip back, knowing that you have accomplished something that no others have done!

    Best regards,

    Mike and Diane

  12. John Hicks says:

    Congratulations Joy and all your team !!

    Where next ? the Moon?

    From all at Prescott

  13. Denise says:

    Well done Joy and your team, looking forward to hearing more about your trip when you get back, have a rest and enjoy the rest of your time in Oz.

  14. Paul says:

    A remarkable achievement.
    Well done to you all from Somerset.

  15. Ashley Farrow says:

    A remarkable achievement from all of you.
    Well done to you all from Largs Bay, Adelaide.
    I’ve followed with great interest. Whats in Geelong?

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