The Vintage Adventurer...


Ocean-2-Ocean, USA and Oz


Desert Rattler Run, Aug 2015


Ruby ready for the off!

After months of hard graft, vintage adventurer Rode Wade and his navigator Austen Ritchie have finished the work on the 1930 Ford Model A ‘Fordor’ that will take them from the Great Wall o...

Putting Ruby to the Test

Rod is well into the final stages of completing the rebuild of the 1930 Model A Ford Fordor ‘Ruby’ for the Peking to Paris Rally 2016, despite having to go back to the drawing board from the flywh...

Ruby’s rebuild for P2P begins

Work has began on the 1930 Ford Model A ‘Fordor’ named Ruby that will be crewed by Rod Wade and Austen Ritchie on the forthcoming Peking to Paris 2016. The guys are working hard to get Ruby ‘ral...


Taking a bottle of water from one ocean across a continent and pouring it into another ocean has been a Rod Wade Vintage Adventurer tradition for years. For the #PekingtoParis Rally, Rod is taking water from his local, the Coomera River, to Paris, where once across the finish line, he will tip the water into the River Seine thus conveying the peacefulness of a free flowing river from one side of the world to the other. Rod says: "The spreading of peace across the world is a very satisfying thing for me...we need more of it!" ... See MoreSee Less

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And she's off! Midcoast Towing do all my moves in Australia. Shaun has picked Ruby up and they are off to the Port of Brisbane to be loaded and shipped to Beijing already for #PekingtoParis Rally ... See MoreSee Less

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Ruby, our Ford Model A, is all ready to rally in this year's #PekingtoParis... and mighty fine she looks too! ... See MoreSee Less

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