Anita King had raced cars before her movie career so she was no newby to automobiles.
On her trek, she got lost for three days in the Nevada desert between Wadsworth and Fallon, a distance of just 31 miles. Rains would turn the Lincoln Highway into quagmires. One day she spent shoveling mud from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.. That day she would dig her car out and then get stuck another fifty feed away.
She started her trip on September 1, averaging 30 miles per hour. She arrived at New York City's Knickerbocker Hotel on October 19 where a party was held in her honor.
The nieces expect their trip to take seven days.