Wed Oct 16 2013 17:08:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
The New York to LA 60 hour record attempt in a 1930 Ford Model A came to an end just outside of Amarillo, Tex., on Tuesday afternoon. After having covered more than 1,700 miles with little incident, aside from an overheating issue in Zanesville, Ohio, that ate up several hours, the car driven by Australians Rod Wade and Michael Flanders suffered a broken crankshaft. The duo planned to set a new record for a pre-war car by driving in their 1930 Ford Model A nicknamed Tudor Rose across the U.S., with the car being fresh from successfully completing the Peking to Paris rally, coming in 23rd out of more than 90 cars.
Thu Oct 17 2013 13:31:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
That's a shame. You'd only have to average about 46 mph.