Around the world with Roy Locock and Bridget the Midget
When you reach the age of 50, it’s normal to start thinking about things that you still want to accomplish before you become too old to do them. For 52 year old, Roy Locock, that involves circumnavigating the world in a car.
Now if you think that this is more than just a pipe dream from an ambitious man, guess again.
Locock is dead serious about going around the world and he’s doing it behind the wheel of the unlikeliest of vehicles, a 1977 MG Midget. Locock purchased the car three years ago and began touring parts of Italy and Spain. Not content with the miles he covered in his first go-round, Locock decided to take his trusty Midget – which, by the way, goes by the name of Bridget – to see the world. Literally.
Armed with nothing more than five-days of ration, two 10-liter gas cans, and his trusty old Bridget, Locock set out for his journey a year ago, starting from Oxford, England and moving all the way to Chennai, India. Not long after that, Locock took a boat down to Australia, where he proceeded to drive around the entire continent before hopping on another boat, this time to Argentina, where he has gone all the way up to Canada.
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Locock’s quest to circumnavigate the world is more than just a personal quest for immortality. The 52-year old’s adventure was done to benefit UNICEF. We applaud you for your dedication and endurance, sir, especially considering that the car you’ve been taking with you all this time is a 32-year old vehicle that we can surely guess has been through a lot of wear and tear – and we’re not even talking about the almost 30,000 miles it has logged with you on your trip.
Source: Bridget the Midget