Guy Butcher and Eunice Kratky,recently traveled across and down the Americas by Austin 7, reached the end of the road in Punta Arenas (southern Chile) on March 25 2013. The car will be loaded up for the long boat ride home to the UK.
They have traveled some 18,300 road miles in the nearly eight months since landing at Baltimore MD. All under their own steam save for 100 miles or so hitch-hiking into Los Andes, Chile with two broken timing gears. (Photo: Hitchhiker). Aside from the timing gears and a failed rear wheel bearing, their mechanical troubles have been limited to numerous broken spokes, primarily in the heavily-laden rear wheels. What a great testament to the Mighty Austin 7 and Guy's obsessive attention to detail and preparation. (Photo: A7 Punta Arenas & Magellan Strait). Read more: