What Makes America Great…

People like this lady make America great. The incredible story of Rachel Veitch and her beloved 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente. Known as: “La Chariot”. Rachel Veitch, a retired nurse, a mother of four, bought “Chariot” in February 1964 from a dealer in Sanford, Fla., for $3,289. The car has outlasted her three marriages and has gone through eight mufflers, at least 17 batteries, three sets of shocks and countless oil changes. Here is a Video of her, when she was 87. She stopped driving at 92. She passed away on May 11, 2017, at the age of 98 in Orlando, Florida. She left us all greater by displaying her spirit her moxie and determination that is befitting every one of us. Carry On Mm

Rachel Veitch, 90, of Orlando, Florida, arrives back home, June 25, 2009 after going for a drive in her beloved “Chariot,” a 1964 Mercury Comet. Veitch has been driving the same 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente since she bought it new, and it now has close to 600,000 miles on it. It has outlived three husbands. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/MCT)