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Old 4th August 2018, 21:47   #61
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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.
Nice! Now this really inspires!
Reg. the scooter, considering tis a BYJ (1960-61?) regn., I doubt tis an API and would've been an Innocenti Lambretta Li150- in which case, even the horncast (nose) wouldn't be original as it should've come with the smaller, round grille for the horn.
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Came across an interesting photo

Motorcycles Hanni Koehler, a German racing motorcyclist, on her 500 ccm Ardie Silberpfeil (æSilver ArrowÆ) 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.
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on the India trip of the motorcyclist Hanni Köhler; natives help to move the motorcycle
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The Yellow cruise of 1931


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The Yellow Cruise was planned for over three years (and therefore, had been set up soon after Haardt’s return from Africa), and was supposed to skirt the Caucasus and follow roughly the 40th parallel, crossing the Turkestan on Marco Polo’s footsteps, and then cross China.

But when the USSR authorities proved less than friendly, the course was altered to cross Afghanistan, and then go through the Cashmir passes.
But in 1931, a few weeks before the start of the expedition, the situation in Afghanistan heated up, and thus the course was altered again, this time leading the cars to the south – and requiring the cruise to cross the Himalayas into Chinese Turkestan.
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The yellow cruise. Crossing of central Asia by car organized by Andre Citroen. Beirut (April 4, 1931), T'ien Tsin (February 22, 1932), 1931-1932, Asia. (Photo by: Photo12/UIG via Getty Images)
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Pictures from Kashmir

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On the Gilgit road, Kashmir, Image taken during the Citroen Trans Asiatic Expedition 1931-32, Jammu & Kashmir, 1931. (Photo by Royal Geographical Society/Getty Images)
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A photo taken on October 23, 2014 at the French car manufacturer Citroen Conservatoire in Aulnay-sous-Bois, Paris' suburb, shows a Citroen P19 half-track vehicle used in the Croisiere Jaune expedition of 1931 (L)
AFP PHOTO / ERIC PIERMONT (Photo credit should read ERIC PIERMONT/AFP/Getty Images)
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An interesting writeup I came across of a globetrotting Nigerian man - on a 1959 Lambretta LI150! He is said to have first travelled across the US starting 1952, as a student, on a bicycle! Eventually moved to the UK and continued his road trips, extending to various countries - including India - on his Lambretta until around the early 60s! He got to meet various heads of state in the countries he visited, including then p.m. JawaharLal Nehru in India!
Pictured below on his scooter in India, with Nehru sitting on it in another pic.

One of the sources online:
https://face2faceafrica.com/article/...ld-on-his-bike

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Austin A40 Around the World, 1951.

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http://www.austinmemories.com/styled-9/index.html



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Calcutta, 1951
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Skoda Advertisement, 1936

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https://www.skoda-press.be/around-th...und-the-globe#

https://www.radio.cz/en/section/spec...rip-remembered

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7 Rajdoot bikes rode down from Calcutta to London as a publicity exercise. Unfortunately not dated.


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Desert Travails, March 1936
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In 1954 a David Brown tractor was towing a caravan - from London to Sydney! Here it is photographed when passing through India.



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Willys Knight, October 1926
More on the subject of overlanding Willys-Knight here. (Nostalgic automotive pictures including our family's cars)

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An account of a Lloyd touring India in 1913 is shared here (Nostalgic automotive pictures including our family's cars) by travancore.


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Here is a lovely ad of an Australian family riding around in a Lambretta 3 wheeler. Courtesy the fantastic Old Bombay facebook page.


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Here is a lovely ad of an Australian family riding around in a Lambretta 3 wheeler. Courtesy the fantastic Old Bombay facebook page.
This was shared on the nostalgic thread here

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Thanks for sharing. Never knew that olden days also has such passionate people. What excites me is that in those days there was no internet, no WhatsApp, very few hotels and moreover very less first hand information. Still these passionate people managed such wonderful trips. Kudos to them. Man and machine at their best.
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Here is the story of Aloha Wanderwell, supposedly the worlds most widely travelled girl.
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In 1932, her husband was shot and killed on his yacht Carma in Long Beach, California. Aloha later married Walter Baker and continued her travels, ultimately visiting over 80 countries and six continents, and driving over 500,000 miles all in Fords.
A picture of Aloha (Wanderwell) Baker, post her marriage to Walter Baker.

Captured at Bombay
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