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Plenty of us here at Autoblog have designs for epic drives. Whether it's bouncing around the country in an old International or heading from Alaska to Chile on a bike, we like to think we have big aspirations. Or at least we did until we heard about these four gentlemen. You see, Leslie George Carvall, Alan Butler, Glyn Maher and Charles Scott are all in their 70's, and they plan to pile into a pair of Suzuki Jimny SUVs and drive around the world. Sort of makes a hike across country seem like a trip down the block to the local corner store. They're calling it "The Ultimate Challenge," and they plan to undertake the journey for two reasons.

First, they want to prove that age shouldn't stand in the way of people doing what they want to do. Second, the group hopes to raise funds for the 'Heaven Can Wait I'm Busy' group, which aims to direct money toward worthy charities both in the UK and around the world. Save the Children and Oakhaven Hospice are the two currently designated charities.

The trip gets started in just three days, and you can head over to the effort's site to track their progress. The route should cover some 16,500 road miles and 10,375 sea miles. You can also catch up with the project on Facebook.


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      19secondsslow
      • 1 Year Ago
      In high school, the seniors had all the fun. In college, the seniors had all the fun. Now I'm a middle-aged working stiff, and the seniors are still having all the fun.
      Drakkon
      • 1 Year Ago
      Without political strife, this would be a great adventure.
      Arun Patel
      • 1 Year Ago
      Me and my daughter drove around the world in Suzuki SX4 which is much smaller than SUV. www.drivearoundtheworld.net arun patel
      X8664
      • 1 Year Ago
      Old + American -> That sounds like a total DISASTER to me.
      Skeeter
      • 1 Year Ago
      will they be goin thru Jurastic park by any chance ? huh ....get it huh ?
      Pat
      • 1 Year Ago
      I went off-roading with one of these in Cuba last month. It was very capable off-road, smooth (and incredibly underpowered) on the road ... and more importantly, it was very fuel efficient! Have a great trip gents!