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Special Projects > 2005

Odyssey’s special projects are missions of a different nature, not just an effort to beat the clock and end up in the record books, but projects with diverse and unique objectives.

Presentation of General Motors' Halo Cars (2005)

An exclusive group of Canadian media was invited to Las Vegas, Nevada to experience some of GM's hottest cars on a breathtaking road course at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Vehicles included the 2006 Corvette Z06, Cadillac CTS-V, Pontiac G6 GTP, Pontiac Solstice, and Chevy SSR. Heart-stopping laps were also provided by Canadian NASCAR Champion Ron Fellowes as a special treat in his CTS-V Racecar.

GM Community Wheels (2005)

Odyssey helped General Motors of Canada launch GM Community Wheels in the Halifax Region. The program provides new Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn vans to local organizations that require vehicles as part of their efforts to help people in the community. GM Community Wheels was piloted in Edmonton with United Way of the Alberta Capital Region in 2003, and since then GM has expanded the program to include Vancouver, Montreal, Quebec and now, Halifax.

Twenty-five years of Red Cloud

In homage to the accomplishment of Red Cloud, the 1980 Volvo wagon that Garry Sowerby and Ken Langley powered into the Guinness Book of Records on November 19, 1980 by driving around the world in the record time of 74 days, 1 hour and 11 minutes, and to celebrate the 25th anniversary of that feat, we took a trip around the world without leaving Halifax.

Setting out from Point Pleasant Park at 11:11 AM on November 18, 2005, we visited locations that represented the 21 countries that the Odyssey team visited on the first circumnavigation in the same order (see below). The trek ended 7 hours, 41 minutes and 11 seconds later on Citadel Hill at 6:52 PM.

Red Cloud rides again!

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