Transport: Divo's Drive

Officials of the Pan-American Union and U. S. Bureau of Public Roads are frankly skeptical that anyone has ever ridden overland from Argentina to the U. S., but they heartily applaud the courage of the few adventurers who have tried it. Among them a Swiss, riding two ancient horses alternately, reached Washington in 1927 from Argentina. Two years later Italy's Jose Mario Barone, driving a Studebaker arrived in New York from Rio de Janeiro. Three Brazilians in a Ford, two Argentineans on bicycles, also made the trip. But all made some water...

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