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Old 9th October 2017, 02:17   #31
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Three trucks overland from Geneva to Bombay, 1955.

They were joined in Istanbul by D.R.D. Tata (JRD's brother)
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Rajasthan and Jai Mahal Hotel, Jaipur

In July, 1956, two Ph.D students from Harvard made an overland trip from Austria to India.
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So as we see, there were so many folks who drove all the way from Europe to India, a few made the journey the other way round.
But the road network in India particularly in the interiors was just as challenging and interesting.
And so someone drove from Darjeeling to Sikkim in a Ford, the trip was reported in The Automobile Magazine of India in 1953. The full page is posted below.

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Here is the story of Aloha Wanderwell, supposedly the worlds most widely travelled girl.
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Aloha Baker and Walter Wanderwell with sailors in Calcutta, India. Car no. 3 parked in front of storefronts. Handwritten on back: "Compliments of the Navy. Calcutta, India, Sunday, June 29, 1924.
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Aloha Baker and several men, some wearing sailor hats, posing with Wanderwell cars no. 2 and no. 3 in Calcutta, India. Wings of biplane visible in background. Handwritten on back: "July, 1924."
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Aloha Baker posing with several unidentified men in front of Wanderwell car in India. Handwritten on back: "India, 1924."
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View of bungalow with thatched roof in India. Member of Wanderwell expedition stands in foreground; car no. 3 parked next to dwelling. Handwritten on sleeve: "Dak bungalow, midway Bombay/Calcutta"
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View of water buffalo towing car no. 2 across river in India. Handwritten on sleeve: "Car crossing river, 'in return for empty gas cans, they towed us across."
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View of two trucks parked in front of building in India; sign on building: "Ford E.A.S.T. Co."
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Here is the story of Aloha Wanderwell, supposedly the worlds most widely travelled girl........ Please visit this amazing website https://www.alohawanderwell.com/biography/
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Many years ago (maybe 10) I got a lot of Parsi family albums, with a whole lot of car photos. They had also traveled the world, and there were pics of London, Germany, Austria with cars in them. And there was this pic which came in my hand today, it says "Vienna Wanderwell's car 13-7-28.
Thought it would fit nicely here in this thread.

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I don't think I've posted these before, an overlanding Barndoor in India back in the day

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More from the Wanderwall trip.

This is from Puri

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Here is the trail of the 1921-25 expedition

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Another great overland adventure from London to Singapore via India. Looks like the adventure was partly defeated in India

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Back to 1928... feeling the failure of the 1st expedition, Francis Birtles set out in his trusted Bean 14 motor car for Singapore and Australia. The challenge of this route was the 60-odd hills in Burma.
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Another great overland adventure from London to Singapore via India. Looks like the adventure was partly defeated in India

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Picture probably from India or Burma
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