Remember Rachel Veitch, the intrepid retired nurse and her indestructible Mercury? That was three years ago, and her Mercury is still going strong. Rachel, unfortunately, wouldn't be able to enjoy her venerable ride anymore:
After 576,000 miles -- or more than a trip to the moon and back -- in the same 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente, the 93-year-old Orlando grandmother is stepping on the brakes due to age-related macular degeneration in both eyes.Still, the car had outlasted three marriages - not a small achievement by any measure.
Besides, end of the ride is not the end of the road, Rachel. Take care - till 120!