WHAT HAPPENED NEXT?
Once on dry land, the travellers had to negotiate their way back to Detroit. The car and everything in it – including all Richardson’s notes and film footage – was very nearly lost when the Plymouth almost rolled overboard while being loaded onto a boat, but disaster was narrowly avoided (at the expense of much damage to the vehicle). After sailing to Buenos Aires, they drove 3,500 miles through Bolivia and Peru, and from Lima took the Santa Clara to New York. The book AdventureSouth was published in 1942, and Richardson toured almost every state in the US screening the film and lecturing about the Pan-American Highway, which bit-by-bit was paved all the way to the Panama Canal.