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An Everyday Journey Through Motoring History, Facts & Trivia

Belt up and enjoy this 365-day ride as you cruise past the most momentous motoring events in history. Packed with fascinating facts about races, motorists and the history of the mighty engine, this is a must-visit web site for any car enthusiast.

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On This Day


Thursday 22nd October 1987

34 years ago

Canadian Garry Sowerby and American Tim Cahill completed the first trans-Americas automobile journey, driving from Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, in a total elapsed time of 23 days, 22 hours, and 43 minutes. The pair drove the 14,739-mile distance in a 1988 GMC Sierra K3500 four-wheel-drive pickup truck powered by a 6.2-litre V8 Detroit diesel engine. The vehicle and team were surface-freighted from Cartagena, Colombia, to Balboa, Panama, so as to bypass the dangerous Darien Gap of Colombia and Panama.

Cahill, left, and Sowerby celebrate the completion of their 1987 record Pan-Americana Highway drive in Alaska.

Cahill, left, and Sowerby celebrate the completion of their 1987 record Pan-Americana Highway drive in Alaska.

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