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The Last Overland: Singapore to London
« on: August 14, 2019, 09:13 PM »


On September 1, 1955, two Land Rover Series 1's, one named Cambridge and one named Oxford, set off from Hyde Park in London on a six month and six day journey covering over 18,000 miles arriving in Singapore on March 6, 1956. Published in 1957, the book, First Overland chronicled the journey. Last Overland is the reverse journey with one of hte original vehicles and one of the original participants, 87 year old Tim Slessor.

You can find out more about the original journey on the Wikipedia page.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_and_Cambridge_Far_Eastern_Expedition

And, more about the upcoming journey on the website, facebook, instagram, etc.
https://www.lastoverland.com/
https://www.facebook.com/thelastoverland/
https://www.instagram.com/thelastoverland/
https://www.grammar-productions.co.uk/project-the-last-overland

The team is set to begin their journey August 25, 2019.

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Re: The Last Overland: Singapore to London
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2019, 09:40 PM »
Very cool!

....although someone should tell them that all 8 of them aren't going to fit in that Series
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Re: The Last Overland: Singapore to London
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2019, 10:10 PM »
....although someone should tell them that all 8 of them aren't going to fit in that Series

LOL

There are two other support vehicles

https://www.facebook.com/thelastoverland/photos/a.338109010232743/356158261761151/?type=3&theater

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Re: The Last Overland: Singapore to London
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2019, 03:11 PM »
ok, that will work a bit better then :)
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Re: The Last Overland: Singapore to London
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2019, 06:35 PM »
Another good video about the journey and restoration.


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Re: The Last Overland: Singapore to London
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2022, 08:12 AM »
Update: the journey is over and there will finally be a book and miniseries about the adventure.

Main website for more info and to order book (with a foreword by First Overland author Tim Slessor).
https://www.grammar-productions.com/the-last-overland

Promotional Trailer (who want's to volunteer as the "propane guy"?  :) )

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Re: The Last Overland: Singapore to London
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2022, 09:50 AM »
Watching the trailer leads you into a bunch of videos for this trip.   Brilliant!!!!

So....where in yorkshire was the Oxford motor resurrected...?
Cheers, Bill