This is the story of a car, the 93-year-old woman who drove it for every one of its 570,000 miles, the website that produced a story that became a viral hit and the car company executive who came to pay tribute to Rachel and her beloved Chariot.
Our gal pal, 92-year-old Rachel Veitch, has really hit the big time. She recently flew to California to be a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno! We stopped by to see Rachel off as she was whisked to the airport in style.
We gave NBC National Correspondent Kerry Sanders a call and left a message, “Check out our story on Rachel.” Kerry called back in less than an hour. A week later, he was in town with a crew from “The Today Show.”
Rachel Veitch and her beloved 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente have become two of the biggest stars on the Web. Now, NBC is knocking on Rachel’s door. Is she ready for her big close-up? Find out how Rachel’s handling her new fame.