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Old 15th February 2018, 09:41   #46
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Later a German firm toured India in huge red Mercedes buses with trailers, the firm was Rotel tours and they were sleeper coaches. Not seen them since long.

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Interesting information. Here is a YouTube link about Rotel (Overland to India in 1962):

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London to Bombay in a Vauxhall in 23 days.
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Beirut - Calcutta - Rome in a spanking new Fiat 600

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Beirut - Calcutta - Rome in a spanking new Fiat 600

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A few pictures to go with Karl's post

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If you are so inclined, you can have a 1/43 scale model from BRUMM on your bookshelf.

Notice the registration on the model says VA-43890;and the article mentions VA-43850

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A dynamic duo astride their trusty Royal Enfield Bullet, travelling from Bombay to London.

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London-Bombay-London, 1969. A Vauxhall Cresta + Caravan combo.

14,000 miles in 24 days!

courtesy: http://www.thomson-caravans.co.uk/tlinestory/bombay.htm
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"The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step" - at the white cliffs of Dover

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A hop, step and a jump away - at Paris

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Almost there, but stuck - in the Thar Desert

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Interesting information. Here is a YouTube link about Rotel (Overland to India in 1962)

Rotel is alive and well and still plugging along in India
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Found this in the nostalgic pictures thread.

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The Around the World in the Locomobile book is available on Google Books:
search for "The Locomobile Book : The Car of 1911"

It was undertaken by Mrs. Harriet Clark Fisher and lasted from July 1909 - Aug 1910
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Assuming they were on a trip somewhere, is that a Bombay registered Bike ?

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A slight deviation from the topic, but I must highlight a terrific journey of our fellow BHPian Girish, rising his Lambretta from Kanyakumari to Kardungla!


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A slight deviation from the topic, but I must highlight a terrific journey of our fellow BHPian Girish, rising his Lambretta from Kanyakumari to Kardungla!
And I must say, an inspiration to me too!
Though may I add here that Girish's scooter is the Lamby 150 on the left; the Lambretta belongs to his friend who accompanied him.
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Came across an interesting photo posted here.

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Motorcycles Hanni Koehler, a German racing motorcyclist, on her 500 ccm Ardie Silberpfeil (ęSilver ArrowĘ) motorbike is pushed back on a trail in India by an elephant. From February to October 1931 Hanni Koehler together with press photographer Max Rischka as her companion went on a 9 month overland trip from Nuremberg, Germany to Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and back to Berlin, finishing their journey on the AVUS race track, where they were welcomed by a huge crowd of Berliners. With Hanni as the driver and Max in the sidecar they travelled some 20.000 km on two Ardie motorbikes with sidecar and aluminium frame and an 18hp Jap engine. Hanni Koehler was the first woman ever who travelled overland from Europe to Asia. In addition it was the first motorcycle trip on that specific route which had been achieved with a sidecar. Hanni Koehler (*-?) was born in Berlin as the daughter of Otto Koehler and Caroline Riedl. She was running a motorbike shop in Berlin with 21 employees in the 1930ies - 1931 - Published by: 'Tempo' Vintage property of ullstein bild
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Came across this neat story on facebook

In 1979 this scooter was ridden to Nepal and back - now in display at a temple in Panvel.

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Mr. S.T Granfield with his motorcycle and sidecar. During his tour he crossed India in 6 days and he is the first to cross Australia alone. (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
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