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The Ride of Her Life

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Posted on June 2nd, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Her fame only grows. Our story on Rachel and her beloved Chariot caught the attention of two major car shows. At 92, Rachel is being flown to and featured at car shows in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and Chariot, her 1964 Mercury, is being transported in style. But, like any nervous parent, Rachel wants to make sure everything is perfect for her "girl"'s first big trip alone.

Before leaving, though, we had a little something for Chariot's window to commemorate her big numbers on the road and on the Web.

Want to meet Rachel and Chariot yourself? On June 4-6, they'll be at the Carlisle Ford Nationals car show in Pennsylvania. Click here for all the details. If you're in the Midwest, Rachel and Chariot will be featured at the Iola (Wisconsin) Old Car Show Sensational Sixties from July 8-11. Click here for more details.

Over the last several years, we've been on quite a ride with Rachel. From our first story, Romancing the Road, we've explored Rachel's deep sense of patriotism, her willingness to experiment with new technologies and her moment in the national spotlight on NBC's Today Show.

Click on the Related Media tab above for much more with Rachel and Chariot.

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  • Posted 11:54am June 4th, 2010

    Thanks for the update -- this story just keeps getting better and better!!  Cool

  • Posted 9:58pm June 3rd, 2010

     Good luck at the car shows Rachel! Maybe I will get the chance to see you at the Wisconsin one. Iowa isn't too far away.

  • Posted 12:27pm June 3rd, 2010

     Thanks for keeping me up to date with Rachael.  Following her story always brings me a little joy and, as I get ready for my 10th annual solo (except for my 2 dogs) motorhome excursion, she gives me encouragement to keep going.  I am a long way from 92, but stories like hers will help keep me aiming for that time.

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