After Rimac Concept One, Richard Hammond’s Next Croatian Adrenaline Drive?

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You know the saying “life is a journey, not a destination”? Some people take that quite literally.

When going on holiday, most tourists opt for the quickest and most practical mode of transport, usually a plane. The second best would be the most comfortable one – depending on where you live or how far you are planning to travel, that might be a train, a bus, a car or a boat.

And then, you have those who don’t care about saving time or money, as long as they have a blast along the way. Meet Ernst Ebeling, a German tourist who decided to travel from Hannover to Split on a tractor.

Yep, you read that right: the man packed a couple of basics, persuaded his wife to join him on the adventure, and set off on the 1800km journey on a classic, old-school tractor. Talk about the opposite of a midlife crisis, or maybe what comes after one – first a vibrant red Ferrari, then a vibrant red tractor. Richard Hammond might learn a thing or two from the man.



According to Ernst, he’s been covering between 110 and 250 kilometres a day with an average speed of 25 km/h. I really hope he’s not taking the highway.

It took him 9 days to reach Split, and he’s just headed back the same way. Not his wife, though – she didn’t quite like his genius idea, opting for a flight back to Hannover instead.

The reporters of Nova TV caught him passing through Rijeka on his way home, and judging by his looks and words, the slowest chauffeur in Europe is pretty pleased with his lifestyle. Whatever rocks your, um, tractor.


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