Mercedes ML races a gas balloon
TG embarks on the world’s most graceful car chase
Posted: 15 Dec 2011
By early Sunday morning, progress has been disappointingly slow. Nevertheless, with trailer hitched, it's time to start our chase in the ML - even if in ‘Champagne Gold', and with a lounge-lizard combo of beige leather and mahogany wood interior trim, it's more West Coast retirement home than Wild West rescue wagon.
We're not quite the horse-drawn wagons in Westerns with their billowing cloth covers, but as our diesel-fuelled packhorse hits Santa Fe, there's precious little time to admire the terracotta fortified buildings of this historic town. Colorado beckons, and tracking the balloon via some brief wi-fi snatched from a coffee shop, we point Rescue Merc northwards for Alamosa.