Gunther Holtorf's 23-year road trip
Back in 1989, as the Berlin Wall fell, Gunther Holtorf and his wife Christine set out on what was meant to be an 18-month tour of Africa in their Mercedes Benz G Wagon. Now, with more than 800,000km (500,000 miles) on the clock, Gunther is still going.
BBC slideshow ... What an adventure.
Last edited by wotsnext; 07-24-2012 at
l would like to congradulate personally Herr Holtorf . He achivied my great dream .
I was equally impressed by the car.
Mercedes should sponsor that guy, even if he does not cover his car in ads.
Wow. There aren't many better ways to spend your retirement.
Milo Drinker of Death
Awesome......I know an Aussie couple that have been pretty much everywhere on the planet on their Harley-Davidson bagger.
They've literally been everywhere on the planet and they JUST finished their 15+ year trip....on a Harley-Davidson bagger......including many places without any frickin' proper roads.
REALLY nice folks.......great story.
This makes me want a G Wagon.
Thanks for the link wots, great find!
Kudos to Gunther, sad thing that he and Otto are now left to travel without Mrs. Holtorf. Hopefully the pair still get many safe kms.