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Old 11th March 2020, 14:29   #91
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A couple of adventurous brothers in their Citroen 2CV

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From the Old Bombay facebook page. Harald Lachenperg in Bombay in 1933 beside the car he drove from India to Europe. Old Bombay registration W 2287.

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Not a very old story but a fascinating one.

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Original story and picture credit : Asad Zaidi via brownhistory

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"Abba bought this Mitsubishi in 1982 in Kuwait, a couple of months before I was born. In 1986, we went to Karbala and Najaf in this car and then to Mecca and Medina in 1987. ⁣We were in Kuwait in August 1990 when Iraq invaded, leaving everyone in panic. People immediately tried to escape, but had hard time at the border. However, Abba didn't take a chance and we stayed back in Kuwait for the next two months. We faced it all-- standing in line for bread, hearing live machine gun fire, watching scud missiles falling with our own naked eyes. ⁣

Two months later, after having long meetings everyday, Abba and his friends decided to go to India by road. We left our home in Kuwait on 28th of September, 1990. Since Iran-Iraq border was still sealed after their prolonged war for 8 years that ended in 1988, we had to travel all the way to Turkey. ⁣

From Turkey, we traveled to Iran, visiting Tehran and Mashhad, then entered Pakistan at Quetta, and finally reached India via Wagah border, Punjab. We reached Delhi on 26th of October, 1990, covering a little less than 10,000 kms. ⁣

I still think about that drive sometimes. What an amazing feat it was for my Abba, driving in to the unknown with his wife and two young kids.⁣

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1. No, we didn't sell the car.⁣
2. First pic was clicked in Kuwait in 1982. Second pic was clicked at my grandfather's place in India in 2015. ⁣
3. I am writing a book on it." - submitted by @asadhaiderzaidi ⁣
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This Royal Enfield Bullet was ridden from Madras to Redditch in 1955

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Ralph Alger Bagnold, (3 April 1896 28 May 1990) was an English 20th-century desert explorer, geologist and soldier. In 1932 he staged the first recorded East-to-West crossing of the Libyan Desert.

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Ralph Bagnold was stationed in India and he drove his truck all the way from India to Egypt. Some years ago some empty fuel tins were found, which originated from India. Were they left there by Bagnold? Bagnold had to abandon his car at Gebel Uweinat near Rad al Abd, an isolated mountan. It was brought back by Pat Clayton.
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The challenge of driving Model-T Fords for the whole length of Sinai was succeeded by that of driving a Ford truck from India to Egypt, via the Baluchistan Desert, Persia, and the Syrian Desert.
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courtesy: https://www.real-classic.co.uk/2020/...mmering-dream/

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Intrepids from 1933
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