Well, the Panamericana 2006 team has made it to the very southern tip of South America. And it took them just 15 days, 11 hours and 25 minutes to get there from the edge of the Artic Sea in Alaska. Not bad, not bad at all. I'm still not certain which records were broken on this trip, but the team's daily diary entries refer to some. You can read all the daily reports here if you haven't been keeping up. If you have, the last report from snow-covered Tierra del Fuego is an emotional wrap-up to a dramatic two weeks.
May 22 – The last 400 kilometers were so much smoother than much of the trip. There were no breakdowns, no troubles crossing the border, no personal difficulties. The cars ran smooth and a sort of ease came over the drivers. All the liters of soy, palm, walnut and other biodiesels they had burned somewhere to the north were worth it. The team members' tears of happiness mixed with the snow as they stand on "the southern tip of the National Route No.3 at Lapataia Bay". Many more details will be available in the group's upcoming book on the 25,000 km journey using biodiesel.

[Source: Panamericana 2006]



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