Julia Albu and Tracy, the 20 year old Toyota Conquest

On Thursday 21st June, we were delighted to welcome Julia Albu and Tracy, her 20 year old Toyota Conquest to Currie Motors Isleworth for a routine service. Julia and Tracy have embarked on a remarkable journey from Cape Town to London, exploring the African and European continents along the way.

Julia had a lifelong dream to travel Africa, and shortly after losing her partner of 33 years, she thought why not now? Her adventure started on her 80th birthday, on 13th June 2017 in Cape Town. Within 18 months the pair had visited an endless lists of incredible countries. Botswana, Kenya, Uganda, Sudan, Tanzania, Croatia and Albania to name a few.

When Tracy arrived at Isleworth, we were amazed to see the car in such good condition, especially considering it had covered nearly 400,000km. But after meeting and speaking to Julia, it actually came as no surprise. Tracy was clearly more than just a car, she was a friend. She had been looked after just as well as Julia had by everyone she had met on her adventure. Every sticker had an amazing story, the safari themed upholstery was still immaculate and the engine ran as smooth as ever.

You can follow Julia and Tracy’s incredible journey via there blog here. Meeting Julia and Tracy is an experience everyone at Currie Motors will never forget and we wish them both the best of luck on their return to South Africa.