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Old 10-26-2019, 10:46 AM   #1
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Default The first women to circumnavigate the world in a car

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I allway post in the Model A forum because I have a 1929 Tudor. But, I just read this story, the car was a model T, and I though that many of you would like to read it. In particular, I didn't have idea about her. There are nice pictures at the end of the article.

https://www.hagerty.com/articles-vid...6_Weekend_News

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Old 10-26-2019, 06:35 PM   #2
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Strange story: wonder where the finances came from?
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Old 10-26-2019, 10:52 PM   #3
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I don't think it is strange at all given the era and what the girls were doing, more then likely corporate sponsors just like today.
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Old 10-27-2019, 07:17 AM   #4
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https://www.alohawanderwell.com/

Achievements

First woman to drive around the globe. (Wikipedia)
Drove 43 countries in a Ford Model-T at age 16.
Earliest films of the Bororo people of Brazil.
Traveled 380,000 miles to 80 countries in the 1920s.
First across India and Cape Town to the Nile.
First woman to fly Brazil’s Mato Grosso.
Filmed the first flight around the world.
Member of the French Foreign Legion.
Films at The Smithsonian & The Library of Congress.
Women’s International Association of Aviators.
Started Work Around the World Educational Club.
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Old 10-27-2019, 07:25 AM   #5
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Strange story: wonder where the finances came from?
Somehow, this answer your question. I am sure other companies were involved too.


....In 1922, Idris Galcia Hall was a 16 year old schoolgirl when she answered an ad placed in the Paris Herald by self-styled adventurer Walter Wanderwell, who was just starting out to break the world’s long distance automobile record in an expedition jumpstarted by Henry Ford’s donation of a pair of Model-Ts.....

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Old 10-27-2019, 07:57 AM   #6
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Nice video of the model T in action inserted on this blog.

http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2011...r-and.html?m=1
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Old 10-27-2019, 01:05 PM   #7
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https://www.alohawanderwell.com/

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First woman to drive around the globe. (Wikipedia)
Drove 43 countries in a Ford Model-T at age 16.
Earliest films of the Bororo people of Brazil.
Traveled 380,000 miles to 80 countries in the 1920s.
First across India and Cape Town to the Nile.
First woman to fly Brazil’s Mato Grosso.
Filmed the first flight around the world.
Member of the French Foreign Legion.
Films at The Smithsonian & The Library of Congress.
Women’s International Association of Aviators.
Started Work Around the World Educational Club.

Yup, quite a woman! The website has some pix of her later Fords, including a somewhat rare Model A Deluxe Phaeton.
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