State House Sound Bites

Capitol reporter Mary Wilson covers Pennsylvania politics and issues at the Pennsylvania state capitol.

A junker road race, to Nola & back

Written by Mary Wilson, Capitol Bureau Chief | Aug 19, 2013 4:00 AM
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For the past eight years, a merry band of auto adventurers set out from New York, or nearby, on a five-day race to New Orleans. It was called the Babe Rally - the last one was held this spring.

"Big Apple to Big Easy," was the marketing slogan. It's not a typical joyride of pit stops and souvenir shops - the major difference being a requirement that vehicles can't cost more than $500.

Mary Wilson spoke to Lebanon County pair Eli Mailey and Shauna Yorty about the trip - and the car - that nearly marooned them in the Smokey Mountains.

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Photo by Slyorty

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