Rainey to begin epic journey across America


Joy Rainey will set off tomorrow on a 2826-mile journey from Los Angeles to Daytona Beach, Florida, in aid of Cancer Research UK at the wheel of her 110-year-old Oldsmobile.

Rainey, who is a regular participant on the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, decided to tackle the route in tribute to her late husband and former co-driver, Trevor Hulks, who succumbed to prostate cancer.

Rainey said: “Trevor had always wanted to go to America so, after I bought the car in 2006, I found out it was the third vehicle to successfully cross the United States from San Francisco to New York in 1903.

“Trevor’s cancer spread very quickly through his body so I felt passionately about raising funds for research into metastasis.”

A seasoned racer, Rainey has campaigned everything from a Morris Minor (see C&SC, July ’04) to a Jaguar E-type and hopes to raise £20,000 on her latest adventure.

Rainey is scheduled to arrive at Daytona Beach on 13 May: you can follow her progress via her Facebook page Joy Across America and on Twitter (@joyacrossameric).

You can make a donation on her website.

Add your comment

  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <p> <br> <img>
  • You may quote other posts using [quote] tags.

More information about formatting options

You must be logged in to comment
Type the characters you see in this picture. (verify using audio)
Type the characters you see in the picture above; if you can't read them, submit the form and a new image will be generated. Not case sensitive.