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The roar of vintage engines echoed through the countryside as car enthusiast and lawyer, Tebogo Sebego, embarked on an epic 1000km journey across the nation. Sebego, behind the wheel of his pristine British Rover MG, set out on a journey that would take him from the southern regions of the country to the northern village of Moroka, just a few kilometers from the city of Francistown. "We recently took a vintage car trip across the country and this has always been the country and we plan to make this an annual thing," Sebego said in a recent interview with Torquing Wheels. He was not alone on this journey, as a friend driving a classic British Mini Morris was in tow, both vehicles beloved examples of vintage motoring. "We usually take the vintage trip around July because cold conditions are conducive for the running of older classics," Sebego explained. "Ours is a limited run and we can only go up to four cars on the vintage run." As a collector of sorts, Sebego said next year they will likely be more organized when they go for a vintage run as there are people showing interest in sponsoring fuel for the trip and providing merchandising for marketing purposes. Furthermore, Sebego emphasized the importance of servicing the car weeks ahead of embarking on the long trip with an old car. "Ordinarily you have to service the car weeks ahead of embarking on the trip. The long drive in particular is not that demanding so you have to drive the car frequently around town because that is more demanding when it comes to performance," he said. To Sebego's relief, the trip did not require any recovery vehicles as the two drivers had full confidence in their restored models. "The MG has all original parts and there is no modification on the car," he said. The enthusiastic car collector further explained that they decided to go on a trip with 250km intervals, resting where there were amenities. Sebego said the route was also a safer bet should they encounter any mechanical issues along the journey. "The cars according to Sebego maintained a top speed of 100 km/h, adding that a vintage car run is not about speeding but rather enjoying the ride and the originality," he said. The 1000km trip took over three days as they left on Thursday and returned on Thursday. Sebego's MG was bought in Maun village and required some rebuilding work to bring it into a running condition. The head-turning MG Rover once required a motor starter that had to be imported from the United Kingdom. This journey was a true testament to the enduring spirit of vintage motoring and the passion of car enthusiasts like Tebogo Sebego.

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