The Great Road Trip is a cross-continental journey of 6,600 miles, from Los Angeles, California to Rome, Italy (with a boat ride across the Atlantic). The special vehicle for this adventure will be a 1987 vintage Citroen 2CV, featuring its standard 29-horsepower, two-cylinder engine. Affectionately known as the “tin snail,” the 2CV was manufactured from 1948 to 1990 and is now a cult car in Europe -- and revered by Citroen Car Clubs across America.
The purpose of the Great Road Trip is to raise awareness of Kennedys Disease (KD) or Spinal Bulbar Muscular Atrophy (SBMA). KD is an inherited adult-onset neuromuscular disease that affects primarily men. Women are carriers of the genetic variation and can also experience symptoms. KD causes progressive muscular weakness, especially noticeable in the arms, legs, and face. This results in a deteriorating ability to walk, speak, swallow, and perform other basic life functions. There is currently no cure, but several ongoing research studies show promise -– and these are supported by donations to the KDA and KD-UK.
Where and When:
- Lane Motor Museum, Nashville, May 5, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
- Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Tacos from 12:45-2:00
- Sheraton Music City, May 5, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Website: The Great Road Trip
Activities: See the car, meet the drivers, drive the car, bring your own exotic car, get information on KD, make donations to fund research for a cure