David Egee is driving across the country in a vehicle seven years older than he is because of something his mechanic said.
Egee, 80, is driving a 1929 Model A Ford Roadster 3,600-plus miles from Rhode Island to California on Route 6. The idea began after he had the engine in the vehicle restored.
“My mechanic said to me, ‘It’s running. You can take that to California,’” said Egee.
Once he heard the comment, it kept kicking around in his mind. After his wife’s death earlier this year, he decided to do it.
“I decided it would be an adventure I could do,” Egee said. “I thought it would be much easier than it turned out to be.”