The 1968 London to Sydney Marathon : A History of the 10,000 Mile Endurance Rally, Paperback / softback Book

The 1968 London to Sydney Marathon : A History of the 10,000 Mile Endurance Rally Paperback / softback

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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.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 308 pages, 142 photographs (32 in colour), 5 maps
  • Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Motor sports
  • ISBN: 9780786495863

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