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This is a Book
Code: 1968LTSM
Specs: Paperback, 280 pages
Author: Robert Connor
Source: Eurospan Group
Type: Book
ISBN: 9780786495863
Price: $67.00
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1968 London to Sydney Marathon- A History of the 10,000 Mile Endurance Rally

This book tells the full story of possibly the greatest motor race in history. More than 250 people from 19 nations on a 10,000–mile endurance rally crossing 10 countries. Competing cars included an Aussie GT Falcon and Valiant! Draws from personal recollections of more than 60 participants, original newspaper and magazine articles plus lots of original amazing photos.

THIS BOOK IS A MUST for any Aussie motoring enthusiast – a ripping yarn not just another car race!

With marvellous colour and B&W photos

On November 24, 1968, more than 250 people from 19 nations set off on a 10,000–mile endurance rally from London to Sydney. Crossing 10 countries, competitors encountered officious border guards, gangs of rock-throwing children, treacherous driving conditions, collisions, breakdowns, injuries, wayward dogs, livestock, camels and kangaroos, millions of spectators crowding the roads and even bandits. Among the professional drivers were a large number of enthusiastic amateurs, many of whom had never raced in their lives.

Draws from personal recollections of more than 60 participants – many who made it to Sydney and many more who didn’t - and contemporary newspaper and magazine articles.

Tells the full story of what was called the “Marathon,” from an idea dreamed up over an alcohol-fuelled lunch to the last car over the finish line.


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