n Taylor and wife Helen, both in their 50s, set a Guinness world record by driving 18,001 miles on only 344 gallons of gas in their unmodified VW Golf
. That equates to 52.29mpg.
The Taylors were on the road for 78 days, driving through Europe, Asia, and North America. The trip started and ended in London.
The trip was a challenge from Shell after the Taylors had shown the oil company they made a 522-mile trip in a Subaru Impreza without refueling. Shell says the Taylors were chosen because of their record-breaking experience. They share 34 driving records.
John said that journalists often pressed for details on their relationship during stops, and many "tried to get us divorced."
[Source: The New Paper]