Here’s an awe inspiring story from the world of transportation! 102 year old Margaret Dunning has been driving since she was 8 years old. She legally obtained her drivers license at the age of 12. That means Margaret has been driving for 94 years (90 years legally)!
The car she drives is a 1930 Packard 740 Roadster, which she’s had since 1949. Margaret still changes her own oil and spark plugs!
I bet she has some impressive “on the road” stories to tell!
For further reading:
Packard, 81, Is a Youngster to Its Driver: NY Times, July 8th 2011
Margaret Dunning and Her Packard, Bound for Pebble Beach: NY Times, June 14 2012
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