Tuesday will be Departure Day for Dr. Ernie Johnson and Ed Haag, and they’re as ready as they’ll ever be.
Car? Oh, yeah, it’s waiting for the Sacramento team in Beijing, where they shipped it by freighter a few weeks ago.
The burgundy-colored 1946 Ford Super Deluxe, with a carbureted, 95-horsepower flathead V-8 engine, is the most important part of the check list. Within the cramped front-seat quarters of No. 42, the duo will make a once-in-a-lifetime journey, motoring 7,610 miles through eight countries in 33 days.