“That’s Why This is Called an Adventure!”

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"We never know what is in store for us each day". This is a direct quote from Dave Godwin in dispatches from the MG Panamerica Group.

After about 4,000 miles and 24 days of driving north through Argentina, some of the cars have now reached Potosi in Bolivia (February 20th). This city is at an altitude of 14,400 feet (4,400 metres), which makes walking around to see the sites very difficult. The drive into Potosi included a stretch of poor visiibility as there was snow and hail.

You notice we report that "some of the cars" - 6 of the 8 actually have made it to Potosi, due to some mechanical and personal problems. The MGB called "Casper" had to be flat-decked 100 miles to Salta as it seized a rear wheel bearing (February 16th). Getting parts, and fitting them, is expected to take about 3 days.

The drivers of the dark red MGB, lost their passports and have flown to Buenos Aires to get replacements. They hope to catch back up to the main group in a few days.

Godwin

The MGs have taken a pounding on the South American roads. The alternator on the MGA of Dave and Laurel Godwin is charging intermittently so the electric fan does not always work when needed. The overdrive on the Red Car (Ken & Sue Slater) is not working, so it is restricted to 55mph (92kph) top speed. The Blue MGB (Ross & Shez Letten) overheated. Easily solved as the embarassed driver found a rag he had used to clean the engine was wrapped around the fan.

The group drove to Grande Salinas, an area of over 100 square miles of salt flats, in Argentina.

But it is now carnival so everyone is celebrating!

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Last updated on February 23, 2015.

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