The Ride of Her Life


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.