Historical Brazilian Truck's Driving Odyssey



1960 Chevrolet Brasil pickup truck
A 1960 Chevrolet Brasil pickup truck outside
the General Motors Heritage Centre in Sterling
Heights, USA, after finishing the Old Way Expedition.

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12th October, 2005

An intrepid group of eight passionate Brazilian adventurers traveled nearly 19,312 kms (12,000 miles), crossing two continents, eleven countries and the Amazon River to bring a historic Chevrolet Brasil pickup truck to the General Motors Heritage Centre in Sterling Heights, Michigan (USA).

The donated truck was so important to Brazil's economic development in the last 50 years that it was given a nameplate the same as the country (Brasil). After a presentation today, the truck will become part of the GM Heritage Collection of nearly 700 historically significant vehicles from GM worldwide.

The "Old Way Expedition" was organised as part of GM do Brasil's 80th Anniversary celebrations, but also as a homage to the explorers of the past.

Brent Dewar, GM North American Vice-President, Marketing and Advertising, will accept the truck from Old Way Expedition leader, Luiz Cezar Thomas Fanfa, in front of delegates attending the 2005 World Forum of Motor Museums.

Old Way Expedition leader Luiz Fanfa 
and his 1960 Chevrolet Brasil pickup truck
Old Way Expedition leader Luiz Fanfa and his 1960 Chevrolet Brasil
pickup truck on the grounds of the General Motors Heritage Centre.

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