The 1968 London to Sydney Marathon: A History of the 10,000 Mile Endurance Rally

The 1968 London to Sydney Marathon: A History of the 10,000 Mile Endurance Rally

by Robert Connor

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ISBN-13: 9780786495863
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 03/31/2016
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Robert Connor has had a life-long passion for all things automotive. He lives in Gloucestershire, England.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Preface 1

Introduction 4

1 What's the Big Idea? 7

2 Planning the Route 10

3 That Bloody 1100! 18

4 Growing Interest 24

5 The One About the Englishman, the Irishman and the Scotsman 29

6 Runners and Riders 38

7 The Red Arrows 44

8 Off with a Bang! 54

9 Add Lightness, Go Faster 60

10 Bound for Belgrade 72

11 The Curse of the Mercedes-Benz Radiators (Part One) 81

12 A Valiant Effort 87

13 The Curse of the Mercedes-Benz Radiators (Part Two) 92

14 Goodbye Bentley Tourer 95

15 Peeing in the Dark 99

16 A Peykan by Any Other Name 107

17 More Than Just the Mechanic 112

18 All Along the King's Highway 120

19 We're Not Going Home 130

20 A Million Broken Metatarsals 138

21 The Fighting Falcons (Part One) 146

22 Close Shaves and Sacred Cows 154

23 The Fighting Falcons (Part Two) 160

24 Shenanigans at Sea 166

25 A Tale of Two Volvos (Part One) 173

26 Roo Bars and Bull Dust 179

27 A Tale of Two Volvos (Part Two) 185

28 Turning on a Dime 195

29 A Sleeping Bag to Kandahar 201

30 Can I Buy Your Axle Please? 213

31 All the Way Back 221

32 And Half the Way There 229

33 Meeting Triumph and Disaster 236

34 Waltzing Over the Khyber Pass 242

Epilogue: After the Dust Had Settled 251

Appendix 1 The Entrants 257

Appendix 2 The Scoreboard 263

Chapter Notes 266

Bibliography 269

Index 271

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