Man goes on 18-month road trip. It lasts 23-years.


When the Berlin wall fell in 1989, former airline executive Gunther Holtorf and his wife Christine left Germany in their Mercedes G Wagen, bound for an 18-month tour of Africa.
500,000 miles later, and 74-year-old Gunther is still going. He has no sponsorship and no factory backing - his trip’s been entirely self-funded, without so much of a sniff of Facebook or Twitter.
Gunther told BBC news: “The main cost for the traveler is restaurants and hotels”. Which is why he kitted out “Otto” the G-Wagen with cooking and sleeping facilities, choosing to spend his money on fuel and shipping the car around the world. Literally.
Included in his epic roster of destinations are Brazil, Paris, Mount Everest, Cuba, Northern Iraq (during the war, naturally), Hollywood, Kazakhstan, Alberquque, the Caribbean, lots of Africa…
And despite covering half a million miles, his trusty G has never had a serious breakdown. Ever.

Now click here, watch the video and enjoy Gunther’s incredible pictures, which were captured with two old film cameras.

Man goes on 18-month road trip. It lasts 23-years.

When the Berlin wall fell in 1989, former airline executive Gunther Holtorf and his wife Christine left Germany in their Mercedes G Wagen, bound for an 18-month tour of Africa.

500,000 miles later, and 74-year-old Gunther is still going. He has no sponsorship and no factory backing - his trip’s been entirely self-funded, without so much of a sniff of Facebook or Twitter.

Gunther told BBC news: “The main cost for the traveler is restaurants and hotels”. Which is why he kitted out “Otto” the G-Wagen with cooking and sleeping facilities, choosing to spend his money on fuel and shipping the car around the world. Literally.

Included in his epic roster of destinations are Brazil, Paris, Mount Everest, Cuba, Northern Iraq (during the war, naturally), Hollywood, Kazakhstan, Alberquque, the Caribbean, lots of Africa…

And despite covering half a million miles, his trusty G has never had a serious breakdown. Ever.

Now click here, watch the video and enjoy Gunther’s incredible pictures, which were captured with two old film cameras.

What’s your favorite driving song? We need it for the new Top Gear Driving CD!
It’s time to put together a new Top Gear CD and we need your help for inspiration. What are your favorite driving tunes? Go to the Top Gear CD page on Facebook to leave your suggestion.The list will then be put in front of our distinguished panel of musical experts (well, Jeremy and producer Andy Wilman). We’ll then turn the best into our next Ultimate Driving CD.

What’s your favorite driving song? We need it for the new Top Gear Driving CD!

It’s time to put together a new Top Gear CD and we need your help for inspiration. What are your favorite driving tunes? Go to the Top Gear CD page on Facebook to leave your suggestion.

The list will then be put in front of our distinguished panel of musical experts (well, Jeremy and producer Andy Wilman). We’ll then turn the best into our next Ultimate Driving CD.

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someplacetohide:

sunset on the road

someplacetohide:

sunset on the road

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dayandnightt:

i reallyreallyreallyreally wanna go on a road trip.

dayandnightt:

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