Imagine driving across five continents through unforgiving terrain in a 1957 Mercedes Benz.
In 2014, after some three years of preparation, seasoned motoring pioneers Fred and Elisabeth will embark on a ground breaking worldwide driving adventure. They will venture some 90,000 miles from New Zealand, through the Americas, Europe and Russia, by way of India and Malaysia to Australia before returning home in 2019.
The intrepid couple will leave their beloved family, risking breakdowns, corruption, robbery and muggings, as they travel unsupported in a 55-year-old classic car. The team will brave inclement weather and challenging driving conditions and will spend five years living in a specialised, light-weight tent-trailer, all in the name of adventure.