Jeep | June 14 2016

Where in the world is Dan Grec?

If you remember, the intrepid Aussie-born Outlander and his customized Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon rolled into FCA headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan, in May to bring us up to date on plans for his most ambitious road trip yet – a nearly 8,000-mile journey in his customized Jeep Wrangler Rubicon around the continent of Africa

Dan is no stranger to on-, off- and no-road adventures in a Jeep. He already has a 22-month trek in a Jeep Wrangler from the northern tip of Alaska to the southern tip of Argentina under his belt.

We caught up with him recently via Skype on the other side of the world to see how things were going as he moves closer and closer to grabbing the wheel and hitting the gas on his newest adventure.

We hope to follow Dan and his Jeep Wrangler Rubicon throughout his odyssey around Africa via Skype, so stay tuned for updates in the months to come. Meanwhile, you can also follow his progress via theroadchoseme.com and www.instagram.com/theroadchoseme

Betty Newman

Hi, I’m Betty Carrier Newman. I know – three names! Just who does she think she is? I’m a native Michigander; therefore, I love all things outdoors, like hiking and off-roading. I work in Communications with the Digital Media team. Some days I produce video shoots, write scripts, voice and
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Hi, I’m Betty Carrier Newman. I know – three names! Just who does she think she is? I’m a native Michigander; therefore, I love all things outdoors, like hiking and off-roading. I work in Communications with the Digital Media team. Some days I produce video shoots, write scripts, voice and edit video for features to post to our corporate and social media sites. Other times I’m strategizing with the brands I support – Ram, Jeep and Corporate – to come up with attention-grabbing ways to tell their unique stories. Then there’s the travel - to places like Moab, Utah, and the Rubicon Trail in California - to shoot (and enjoy) awesome off-road adventure that I then turn into exciting videos to post on our sites. Routine? Definitely not in my world! Challenges, creativity, cool cars and trucks, exciting places – yeah, they’re in there! Oh, the three names? In an earlier life I was hired as the first major-market female TV co-anchor for the NBC affiliate in Detroit – Channel 4. My name was Betty Carrier back then – until I married and added the ‘Newman.’ That’s my story and, yes, I’m really enjoying my FCA ride!