Brothers re-create Arizona steam car ride

Brothers re-create Arizona steam car ride

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In this Aug. 27, 2014 photo provided by Tom Martin, brothers Chris and Nick Howell travel in a steam car to the Grand Canyon from Flagstaff, Ariz. The brother said their restored Toledo Steam Car reached the canyon's South Rim around sunset Wednesday Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Tom Martin)

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by Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 29 at 9:37 AM

 FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Two brothers have completed a drive from Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon in a vintage steam car.

Chris and Nick Howell say their restored Toledo Steam Car reached the canyon's South Rim around sunset Wednesday, but not without a little help.

Their vehicle had to be towed during some stretches because of rough roads and because they were falling behind schedule. They also had to deal with a flat tire and other mechanical issues.

The Toledo is what Los Angeles photographer Oliver Lippincott used when he attempted the same 60-mile drive in 1902.

The British siblings re-enacted the drive over two days with multiple stops.

Chris Howell says the experience made for an emotional first visit to the Grand Canyon.

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