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San Diego or Bust: Local men recover 1920's Model T and drive it home

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SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) — SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) — It was the discovery of a lifetime for two local men who stumbled across a 1920's Model T. 

Vinny Skandunas discovered the antique car - a 1924 Model T - in a barn about a year ago.  

He restored it and decided to take it on an adventure from Oregon to San Diego  

"My great grandfather came across from Milwaukee in a 1924 and he has all these great stories so I wanted to repeat that for myself," he said.  

Along for the ride was his friend Jeff Webb. 

"Whatever he comes up with or I come up with we usually try to go along with it," said Webb.  

 And his sidekick Fred.  

"He goes wherever I go," said Webb about his dog. "I rescued him a couple years ago he was in a 24-hour kill pound and whatever adventure I do try to take Fred.  

During the 6-day trip they encountered snow, rain and hot weather while driving 14-hour days non-stop.  

At night they slept in the back of the car.  

People they met along the way treated them like celebrities  

"People were giving  us free food," said Skandunas  "We were in the middle of the desert one lady brought us a cake."  

But there were also constant repairs along the way.   

At home supporting Vinny, his wife Esther.  

"He's pretty self-sufficient that one," she said. 

And she was grateful they made it home safely. 

Vinny Skandunas has already started planning his next adventure. He's hoping to make a 2,400 mile trek to Florida and he's planning to leave by the end of the summer. 

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