Fiesta trek includes NT
TWO little Ford Fiestas set off last week on the first leg of a drive around the world that will include Darwin.
Starting on California’s Santa Monica Pier, the journey will cover 25,000km of 20 countries on four continents and finish at the Australian International Motor Show in October.
It’s a global tour to celebrate the US return of what is now a global car.
Despite the Fiesta coming from an American brand, it hasn’t been sold there for nearly 30 years.
And the little Fords on the tour are being thoroughly schooled in geography and culture along the way, with stops including Jay Leno’s garage, a machine-gun shooting range and drivethru wedding chapel in the US, a matchmaking festival in Ireland, a lap of the Nurburgring in Germany, camel races and a womenonly car showroom in the Middle-East (where women can apparently buy cars, but are banned from driving).
Asia will welcome the Fiestas with a monk’s blessing, feng-shui quarry and painting elephants, before the cars hit Darwin for their final leg down to Sydney.
Carsguide was behind the wheel for the first legs from Los Angeles, California to Pheonix, Arizona, and will be following the adventure at carsguide.com.au with daily blogs, galleries and video from several journalists. Stay tuned.