• Sep 9th 2009 at 8:20AM
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Fifty-two-year-old Briton Roy Locock decided to drive around the world to benefit charity. A circumnavigating spin behind the wheel is almost passe these days, but Locock's choice of wheels certainly isn't: a 1977 MG Midget. He bought the car -- named Bridget -- in 2006, and after taking it on a tour of Spain and Italy, began a restoration. Not long afterward he figured Bridget needed to get out and see some things.

He's been on the road now for well over a year, going from Oxford, England to Chennai, India, then taking a boat down to Australia for a drive entirely around that country, then hopping a boat to Argentina and driving due north, and now he's in Canada. His company all this time has been himself, five-days of emergency rations, two 20-liter gas cans, and a car with 3.5 inches of ground clearance. Oh, and fortitude. Lots of that.

Locock's driving to benefit UNICEF, and you can read all about the adventures on the blog he is still updating. Bridget does like to provide her own mechanical adventures -- she is an MG, after all -- but the fact that she has covered almost 30,000 miles so far has to count for something. Good luck on the rest of your trip, Mr. Locock.

[Source: Bridget the Midget via Google]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Am I the only one that thought something different because of the title in relations to the adult film star.....?
        • 6 Years Ago

        Thanks for mentioning that.
        I did not want to be the first to say it, lol.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Only if you've watched those adult films.
        And all the best to this guy's trip. Motoring for a good cause is always a good idea.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Raz, I only knew about her from listening to Howard Stern, but that was a long time ago.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Don't worry Lucas Prince of Darkness will stop him!
      • 6 Years Ago
      VERY brave man. Would love to see the amount of parts he has to replace until the end.

      British engineering at its best...one broken mirror here, one piece of fallen trim there...!?!?!

      • 6 Years Ago
      Ha, that was my first car. I had it a full month (passed down from my mom) before a lady ran a stop sign and totaled it. Fun little car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      He should have hooked up with google maps street view...although I'm not sure if they could rig the camera on that soft top
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ha! I saw him driving in the other direction as I was driving to Sault St. Marie from Sudbury! I was wondering what the 'Round The World Drive' sticker on the front was about!
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